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CT – Industry Insider – Industry Pushing Back on Banks on Capitol Hill

NSSF.ORG June 15, 2018 – The firearms industry is on Capitol Hill raising serious concerns over unfair banking and financial services practices, NSSF’s Larry Keane told the New York Post this week. He explained that NSSF is working with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to get answers as to why the financial services industry, which was bailed out by taxpayers, is now balking at providing services to lawful firearms-related…

VA – Industry Insider –  Fear & Loading: Update—Gunsite and Intuit Come to Terms

AMERICAN RIFLEMAN.ORG (NRA) June 14, 2018 – Intuit—which suddenly and unexpectedly cancelled credit card processing with Gunsite Academy last month—voluntarily contacted the famed firearm training facility and has agreed to cover the cost of manpower required to recover the rerouted funds. 

Kissimmee man sentenced to 5 years for building ‘ghost guns’ without federal license

ORLANDO SENTINEL.COM June 14, 2018 – A Kissimmee man who built and sold more than 200 firearms without a federal license will spend the next five years in federal prison. Hector Luis Santiago-Jorge, 48, received the maximum sentence for manufacturing the so-called “ghost guns,” which have no serial number and are tough for authorities to trace. Most of the guns were AR-15-style, authorities said. 

CT – Industry Insider – 2018 Industry Summit: 3 Key Takeaways

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG June 11, 2018 – More than 200 industry leaders attended NSSF’s 2018 Industry Summit last week in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Summit offered 10 hard-hitting sessions, thought-provoking discussions and some other great opportunities for those in attendance. Here are three key takeaways from the event and other things you may have missed. NSSF thanks the many Summit sponsors. 

CT – Industry Insider – Industry Safety Work Gets Media Attention

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG June 8, 2018 – The firearms industry’s public safety initiatives managed by NSSF caught the attention of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, as we’ve previously reported, and now the news media are tuning in to learn what they are all about. 

Global Gun And Accessories Market Size 2018 – Alliant Techsystems, Boberg Arms, Remington, Smith & Wesson and Accu-Tek Firearms

BIOTECHNOLOGY NEWS.COM June 8, 2018 – The report entitled “Gun And Accessories Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 to 2023” offers an accurate information and holistic view of gun and accessories industry. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the market scenario their driving factors as well restraining factors. Further, the gun and accessories report additionally embraces the detailed investigation of the market stats, market opportunities so as to enable…

CT – Industry Insider – Texas Governor Includes PCS in School Safety Plan

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG June 1, 2018 – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week released a School and Firearm Safety Action Plan that includes a prospective cooperative effort with NSSF’s Project ChildSafe® as one of 40 recommendations to improve safety of schools and communities. The recommendation urges a $1 million grant. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Is State Farm Denying Insurance to Gun Owners?

SNOPES.COM June 1, 2018 – Though some gun owners have accused State Farm insurance online of not being a “good neighbor” toward them, two claims — which appeared eighteen years apart — have proven to be outliers and not indicative of any bias against firearm owners or manufacturers. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Dick’s pulled the plug on selling assault-style weapons and now its hunting business is ‘under significant pressure’

MARKETS.BUSINESS INSIDER.COM May 30, 2018 – Dick’s Sporting Goods decided to stop selling assault-style weapons after the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. But cutting the product from its shelves has proven to be a drag on its business. The sporting goods retailer showed a splendid first-quarter 2018 earnings report Wednesday, sending the stock up more than 20%.   

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Is American Outdoors Brand Corp a Buy?

MOTLEY FOOL.COM May 30, 2018 – Shares of gunmaker and outdoor recreation company American Outdoor Brands(NASDAQ:AOBC) have rallied 30% over the past three months and are some 50% above the lows they hit just prior to its fiscal third-quarter earnings report at the beginning of March. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – A False Choice On Banks and Guns

NATIONAL REVIEW May 30, 2018 – Conservatives hate it when the government intervenes in the free market. Conservatives also support the Second Amendment. What happens when those two beliefs are in conflict? That’s the dilemma dividing congressional Republicans regarding banks and guns. 

 Calls to ban Verney-Carron’s fast lever action rifle in Australia

THE GUARDIAN-AUSTRALIA.COM May 30, 3018 – Gun control advocates have called for the Australian government to ban imports of new types of firearms, saying they cannot be categorised under a 22-year-old system. On Wednesday the ABC reported that a new type of fast lever action rifle, the Speedline, by the French gun manufacturer Verney-Carron, has been available for purchase in Australia as a category B firearm since 2017.  [full…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Trump Administration’s Proposed Reforms To Firearms Export Controls Are Good – Mostly – Part 1

FORBES.COM May 29, 2018 – On May 24, 2018, the Federal Register’s website officially posted proposed reforms to the export controls on firearms and some related items. By and large, the reforms are sensible and welcome — but the 45 day comment period that begins today is also welcome, because not everything in the new rules is on point. In this two part series, I’ll explain the background of the proposed reforms, and…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – The Good And The Bad Of Reforms To Firearms Export Controls – Part 2

FORBES.COM May 29, 2018 – In my last column, I summarized the origin of the proposed changes to the export controls on firearms, ammunition, and related materials, and dismissed some of the criticisms of these reforms as based on ignorance of how the system will work — or on the presumption that if the Trump administration is doing it, it must be bad. In this column, I’ll look at the up-…

Nat’l – Gun Control – Mass shooting survivors are fighting to end gun violence with lipstick

HELLO GIGGLES.COM May 29, 2018 – Some survivors of mass shootings in recent history are fighting gun violence in a beautiful way. The latest campaign is a partnership with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and it features a bold, full coverage orange matte called Fired Up. The Brady Campaign’s goal is to cut U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025. The vegan, cruelty-free lipstick is priced at $19, with 100%…

CT – Industry Insider – Export Control Reforms For Firearms Published 

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG May 29, 2018 – The Trump administration published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to shift export control oversight for sporting and commercial firearms from the State Department to the Commerce Department to reduce red tape and allow U.S. manufacturers to compete better globally. NSSF’s Larry Keane explained the rule to the New York Times

Nat’l – Industry Insider – ICYMI: Gun-control advocates target Bank of America on Remington deal after Texas shooting

BUSINESS JOURNAL.COM May 24, 2018 – (When) 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas, killing 10 people. His weapons of choice were a Remington 870 short-barreled shotgun and a .38-caliber Rossi revolver, both stolen from his father, according to reports. This latest tragedy brought Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) under fire once again for its decision to back a lending package to save assault-rifle…

CT – Industry Insider – NSSF Statement on Texas Tragedy

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG May 25, 2018 – Our hearts go out to victims and their families of the Santa Fe, Texas High School tragedy. On behalf of the members of our industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has long advocated for effective solutions to prevent unauthorized access to firearms by children, criminals, the dangerously mentally ill and others who cannot be trusted to handle firearms in a safe and responsible manner. …

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