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SHARES OF AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS (NASDAQ:AOBC) ARE TRADING AT LEVELS THEY HAVEN'T SEEN SINCE 2014. GUN INDUSTRY SALES REMAIN DEPRESSED, AND ANOTHER FIREARMS RETAILER RECENTLY DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. AS AMERICAN OUTDOOR GETS READY TO REPORT ITS FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND 2019 EARNINGS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, THE FIREARMS MANUFACTURER CONTINUES TO FACE A DIFFICULT OUTLOOK.PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN’T MUCH OF AN OUTDOORSMAN, ASIDE FROM GOLF. BUT MAYBE MORE THAN ANY PRESIDENT SINCE TEDDY ROOSEVELT, HE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF OTHERS GETTING OUTSIDE TO BOAT, HUNT, FISH, SHOOT, AND HIKE AND THEIR DEMANDS FOR ACCESS TO FEDERAL LANDS AND WATERWAYS. “HE’S BASICALLY SAID, ‘GIT-R-DONE,'”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CA – GUN CRIME – New details released on large Soledad gun bust (VIDEO ONLY)

NV – GUN CRIME – 2 men plead guilty in gun thefts from national trade show

Two former Las Vegas trade show workers have pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of weapons from the U.S. gun industry’s biggest annual convention last January. Forklift operator Jamikko Foster could face about four years in prison and co-worker Eduardo Limon faces around three years, according to plea agreements filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. Limon’s attorney, Chris Rasmussen, said Friday…

NATL – POLITICS – Why the IRS Will Probably Ignore the NRA’s Financial Implosion

Two former Las Vegas trade show workers have pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of weapons from the U.S. gun industry’s biggest annual convention last January. Forklift operator Jamikko Foster could face about four years in prison and co-worker Eduardo Limon faces around three years, according to plea agreements filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. Limon’s attorney, Chris Rasmussen, said Friday…

‘I’m not supposed to be here’: Remembering and recovery two years after the congressional baseball shooting

KTVQ.COM (via CNN News) June 14, 2019 –  Two years after a gunman nearly killed him, Matt Mika’s ribs hurt when the weather gets too hot or cold. Some of his fingers feel swollen all the time, and the nerves are still growing back in his left hand.

Mika, who was shot at a Republican…

CA – GUN CRIME – The brazen robbery that spurred police to load up on guns

Rolf Parkes, 27, was an officer with the Sheriff’s Office in Riverside, Calif., when, on May 9, 1980, a fellow officer transmitted an 1199 — the code for “officer down” — on the police radio. Parkes raced in his cruiser to the corner of Fourth and Hamner. The radio report: Masked men in a green van were firing high-powered rifles at officers, civilians — anyone in their…

VT – GUN CRIME – Shooting suspect who was found insane now faces federal gun charges (VIDEO)

Federal gun charges were filed Wednesday against the woman who saw state attempted murder charges dropped due to her mental health. The move by federal prosecutors was apparently aimed at answering concerns about whether Veronica Lewis could be released from state custody and pose a danger to the public. Lewis has been in custody since police say she shot her firearms instructor, Darryl Montague, multiple times back…

INT’L – GUN CRIME – Homemade Gun Factories Sell Cheap Weapons to Brazil Criminals

Despite the loosening of gun ownership laws in Brazil, the country is seeing a boom in illegal gun factories, with homemade weapons taking up a significant percentage of the country’s total seizures. On June 3, police in the Brazilian state of Amapá arrested three men for running an illegal weapons factory. They seized more than 30 homemade shotguns alongside a wide range of parts, including 102 gun barrels. The…

NAT’L – GUN CRIME – ICYMI: Debunking the hysteria about mass shootings

Hysteria about mass killings serves both left and right – so we have a crisis! How can we govern ourselves when bombarded with propaganda which we uncritically believe? Meanwhile, experts’ reports are ignored. So we tumble from fake crisis to fake crisis, unable to face the real perils which threaten us. 

GA – GUN CRIME – The Virginia Beach Shooting: Are We Ignoring The Obvious?

The immediate reaction to the mass shooting of 12 municipal workers in Virginia Beach has been to focus on gun control. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will ask lawmakers to consider a package of gun-control legislation. He said the Virginia Beach shooting calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.” 

Australia Reels From Worst Rampage Killing In Decades

KEYT.COM DARWIN, AUSTRALIA June 5, 2019 – On the long, bloody list of US gun violence, it would barely be a blip, but the killing of four people in northern Australia has caused shock in the country most often held up worldwide as an example of effective gun control.

At least four people were killed in the…

IL – GUN CRIME – Officials Address ‘Vicious Cycle’ Of I-Bond Violations After Violent Weekend (VIDEO)

Many of the gun offenders arrested by Chicago police over the weekend walked out of jail on bond, without having to pay a dime. 

DE – GUN CRIME – Editorial: Echoes of Virginia Beach on streets of Media

Saturday’s “Wear Orange” rally in the county seat had been scheduled for weeks. But clearly it took on added significance after a man walked into a city office building in Virginia Beach Friday and opened fire. 

VA – GUN CRIME – Suspected Virginia Beach shooter used a gun suppressor. Did it make Friday’s shooting deadlier?

Virginia is among 42 states that allow residents to purchase and possess suppressors, though some cities – including Virginia Beach – prohibit them.  

VA – GUN CRIME – Virginia Beach Police Chief: No Gun Control Would Have Prevented Deadly Attack

During an appearance Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Virginia Beach police chief James Cervera made clear no gun law would have prevented Friday’s shooting that killed 12. 

VA – GUN CRIME – Did Gun ‘Silencer’ Make A Difference In Virginia Beach Carnage?

But gun-rights advocates and most law enforcement experts say DeWayne Craddock’s use of a suppressor likely had no bearing on his ability to kill so many people in so little time Friday. 

VA – GUN CRIME – Suspect in Virginia Beach Shooting Was a Longtime City Employee

Mr. Craddock, 40, who was killed during a protracted shootout with the police, had been an engineer with the Department of Public Utilities, the city’s water and sanitary sewer services branch, where he helped maintain the mundane but crucial underpinnings of Virginia’s largest city. 

IL – GUN CRIME – Lori Lightfoot’s solemn duty: Taming Chicago gun violence

The first weekend of Lori Lightfoot’s tenure as mayor was bloody in Chicago: at least 42 people shot, seven fatally, over the Memorial Day holiday. By Tuesday afternoon, yet another horrific homicide had been reported: A mother shot while holding her baby. 

VT – GUN CRIME – A Vermont Teen Planned A School Shooting. But Did He Break The Law?

Someone saw something, then said something, and police made an arrest. But what happened next would play out a fundamental tension at the heart of our criminal justice system: At what point does a thought — or a plan — become a crime? 

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BREAKING :
SHARES OF AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS (NASDAQ:AOBC) ARE TRADING AT LEVELS THEY HAVEN'T SEEN SINCE 2014. GUN INDUSTRY SALES REMAIN DEPRESSED, AND ANOTHER FIREARMS RETAILER RECENTLY DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. AS AMERICAN OUTDOOR GETS READY TO REPORT ITS FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND 2019 EARNINGS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, THE FIREARMS MANUFACTURER CONTINUES TO FACE A DIFFICULT OUTLOOK.PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN’T MUCH OF AN OUTDOORSMAN, ASIDE FROM GOLF. BUT MAYBE MORE THAN ANY PRESIDENT SINCE TEDDY ROOSEVELT, HE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF OTHERS GETTING OUTSIDE TO BOAT, HUNT, FISH, SHOOT, AND HIKE AND THEIR DEMANDS FOR ACCESS TO FEDERAL LANDS AND WATERWAYS. “HE’S BASICALLY SAID, ‘GIT-R-DONE,'”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