Gun-related patents hit a 35-year high

Improvements in magazines, accuracy bolster gun sales nationwide

For better or for worse, guns have been quite prominent in the news the past few years.  With shootings in movie theaters and schools making national headlines, the debate over gun technology has never been more heated. And, with many states considering laws to limit sales or allow for concealed carries, by many measures, sales of firearms are up. 

Part of the reason for this rise in sales comes down to design. Gun makers have focused on technology, improving features to increase accuracy and lower costs. At the heart of this – or any – technological movement is a host of patents.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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