Efforts to impose restrictions on firearms will soon have a supporter in the White House. But it's unlikely that big-ticket items gun-control advocates have pined for will have much chance of passage given the tight margins in Congress and the increased polarization over gun issues.

While renewing a ban on “assault weapons” is unlikely, there are still things President-elect Joe Biden can do through executive order, including pushing law enforcement to more aggressively enforce gun laws.

More Americans own firearms and there are more AR-platform firearms in the civilian market. This year alone saw background checks used to purchase a firearm break repeatedly break monthly records.

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