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The big picture: How Corporate America is silencing the gun industry

Guns at a trade show
Gun manufacturers are losing the support of corporate America. Photo: Daniel Karmann/picture alliance via Getty Images

Banks, financial institutions and retail stores are all pushing back against the gun industry by taking steps to slow the sale of firearms and blocking the industry's financial options in response to the United States' continued problems with mass shootings.

The big picture: Second Amendment advocates fear that Corporate America's pushback against the gun industry could be a backdoor way — without legislation or a constitutional amendment — to roll back Americans' gun rights.