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ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED. 

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NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Shot Show 2019: American Outdoor Brands – Guns Are Not The Problem!

American Outdoor Brands Corp. continues to diversify away from its focus on firearms which puts it in a unique position. 

 

CT – INDUSTRY INSIDER – ATF Gets More NFA Funds

President Trump’s signature on the federal budget compromise authorized the BATF budget, included an NSSF-advocated $13.2 million increase for the National Firearms Act Division.  

CT – INDUSTRY INSIDER – NSSF/BIS Export Transition Training

NSSF’S upcoming training session in Hartford, Conn., to be conducted with the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), will be rescheduled to Monday, February 25. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Smith & Wesson: Reputation among gun supporters is main concern (VIDEO)

Democrats and gun control advocates are renewing a push for stricter regulations on the industry, but for one top firearms manufacturer concerns over that looming effort pale in comparison to the need to maintain support among Second Amendment backers. 

MA – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Smith & Wesson Spurns ‘Smart Guns’ Despite Pressure from Investors

Smith & Wesson announced on Friday it will not pursue so-called smart guns or abandon any of its current product line despite pressure from a group of investors. 

MA – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Springfield’s Smith & Wesson faces Missouri expansion, activist opposition in 2019

The company is also a potential buyer for Westfield-based gunmaker Savage Arms. Savage’s parent company, Vista Outdoor, has announced plans to sell.  

DC – INDUSTRY INSIDER – New Trump rules make it easier for U.S. gun makers to sell overseas

NBC NEWS.COM February 7, 2019 –  Semi-automatic weapons, flamethrowers and even some grenades will become easier for U.S. weapons manufacturers to export overseas under new rules being put in place by the Trump administration and obtained by NBC News.

Under the new rules, set to take effect in just under a month, gun makers will no longer need licenses from the State…

NC – Industry Insider – 30 people detained by ICE at gun manufacturer in Sanford

The operation was conducted at Bear Creek Arsenal, a gun manufacturing company in Sanford, and was the result of an ongoing investigation that dealt with identity theft and fraud, authorities said. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Engineer plans to offer ‘legal’ armor-penetrating ‘cop-killer’ bullets

Austin Thomas Jones said he is close to figuring out a replacement compound that can mimic the properties of metals in current armor-penetrating rounds. When he does, he said he will make the instructions available publicly via his company, Atlas Arms. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER  – Old Guns Can Be Good Investments

Guns are a wise investment on several different levels, especially some of the older Smith & Wesson and Colt revolvers. 

CT – Industry Insider – Presidential-Hopeful Kamala Harris Calls for AR Ban

NSSF – U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) this week announced her candidacy for president in 2020 and immediately pivoted to a call to ban modern sporting rifles, conflating the acts of criminals with ownership by law-abiding citizens. Harris claims to support the Second Amendment, saying she has “friends who hunt,” but added these semiautomatic rifles have no place in modern society. 

DC – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Trump Administration Eases Regulations on Gun Exports, Raising Concerns

American gun manufacturers and their allies have pressed the federal government for years to change the way it regulates small-arms exports in an effort to ease restrictions, boost gun sales abroad and lower costs at home. The Trump administration appears to be on the brink of delivering. 

NV – INDUSTRY INSIDER – SHOT SHOW Review: Political Headwinds Cloud Future for Firearms Industry

The 41st SHOT Show saw a record number of exhibitors amid signs in recent quarters that the firearms industry may finally be stabilizing. 

 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – No, Firearm Exports Aren’t Being Decontrolled

Over the next month, expect the left-wing press to tell you that the Trump administration, with its usual disregard for all that is right and sensible, is decontrolling exports of firearms, which will inevitably result in a flood of American firearms washing around the world. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – U.S. gun sales down 6.1 percent in 2018, extending ‘Trump slump’

U.S. firearms sales fell 6.1 percent in 2018, according to industry data reported on Tuesday, marking the second straight year of declines and extending the “Trump slump” following the November 2016 election of pro-gun rights President Donald Trump. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Automatic Weapons Market Global Report 2019 Profiling Key Players like ArmaLite, Bushmaster Firearms, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Colt’s Manufacturing, Heckler & Koch AG

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Automatic Weapons Market Global Report 2019 Profiling Key Players like ArmaLite, Bushmaster Firearms, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Colt’s Manufacturing, Heckler & Koch AG

This report focuses on the global Automatic Weapons status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market, and key players. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Firearms and Ammunition Market Outlook 2018-2026

The latest industry intelligence research on the Firearms and Ammunition market offers a repository of valuable data on the size, share, and growth rate of the Firearms and Ammunition market for the forecast period, 2018 – 2026. 

Gun Industry Circling the Wagons Shows Improving Signs of Both Traditional and Niche Markets

GUNPROPLUS.COM January 28, 2019  By Ward Williams

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Despite the continued onslaught of news suggesting a continued downturn in gun sales and accessories, participants in the firearms industry gathered here last week showing signs of improvement in both sales and demand for new products.

While the total number of exhibitors and attendies are not yet available, it was clear that…

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BREAKING :
ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED.