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WHEN KIMBERLY MATTE CAPTIONS AN INSTAGRAM POST “SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT, BUNS OUT,” SHE MOSTLY MEANS IT. THE SUN MAY BE OUT, BUT SHE’S INSIDE. HER BUNS ARE DEFINITELY OUT, BECAUSE SHE’S WEARING A LIME-GREEN THONG. TECHNICALLY, THERE’S ONLY ONE GUN OUT, BUT IT’S AN AR-10 BATTLE RIFLE, SO SHE’S STILL OVER-DELIVERING. MATTE HAS MORE THAN 84,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM AND RECENTLY FOUNDED HER OWN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND MODELING AGENCY. IT’S UNKNOWN WHAT EXACTLY WAS IN THE MAN’S MIND AS HE APPROACHED THE EARLE CABELL FEDERAL BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS ON MONDAY, BUT HIS INTENT WAS EASY TO READ. CLAD IN TACTICAL GEAR AND CARRYING AN ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLE AND AT LEAST FIVE 30-ROUND MAGAZINES, THE MAN — WHOM POLICE IDENTIFIED AS BRIAN ISAACK CLYDE — STARTED SHOOTING AS HE NEARED THE ENTRANCE, THEN CUT AND RAN WHEN SECURITY OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE. HE COLLAPSED, MORTALLY WOUNDED, IN A PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET.CAN SANCTUARY, READILY GRANTED TO PEOPLE IN SOME PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, BE EXTENDED TO PROVISIONS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION? CAN ACTIONS OF ONE TINY CITY BE AN INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE FOR STATE LAW? “THE NEEDLES CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DECLARE ITSELF A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY CITY,” READS A PREPARED STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF NEEDLES RELEASED SATURDAY.THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS IS LOOKING TO "CLEANUP" THE WORDING OF A CITY ORDINANCE THAT CAN HELP LOCAL POLICE FIND STOLEN GUNS. THE CITY'S ACTION IS IN RESPONSE TO A CHANGE IN STATE LAW THAT PROHIBITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM MAKING THE FINAL DECISION ON GUN PURCHASES. FOR YEARS SIOUX FALLS PAWN SHOPS HAVE CROSS CHECKED GUNS BROUGHT INTO THEIR SHOP WITH A DATABASE TO MAKE SURE THE GUNS AREN'T STOLEN.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.

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NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – American Outdoor Brands Faces a Tough Q4

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – American Outdoor Brands Faces a Tough Q4

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. Last quarter,…

WY – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Weatherby Gets A Warm Welcome

Weatherby’s grand opening happened today, and it was certainly more than just a ribbon cutting. There were food trucks and live music all day, as well as tours of the manufacturing facility and numerous raffles from Weatherby’s conservation partners. At 1 p.m., the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony including a flag raising, speeches from the Weatherby family, First Lady Jenny Gordon, former Governor…

TN – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Local Veteran Owned Business Receives National Recognition

When a company begins with passion, the potential is endless. From its humble beginning as a gear company, Clarksville’s own The Tactical Edge had a passion for firearms and today’s progressive shooter. This passion propelled owners Robert Snyder and William Boswell into a now national brand, and recently onto the cover of Recoil Magazine, one of the largest firearms lifestyle magazines in the country. “We started out of…

CT – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Sen. Blumenthal, officials to announce bill targeting gun industry’s blanket-liability shield (VIDEO)

State lawmakers are working to keep guns from getting into the wrong hands with the introduction of a new gun bill Tuesday. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, along with other officials are announcing a legislation that’s aimed at ending the gun industry’s blanket-liability shield. They say current law gives special immunity to gun manufacturers and distributors and it protects them from negligence. Those lawmakers say it’s time to change that law. They…

SC – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Chapin-based gun distributor went bankrupt as executives lined pockets, lawsuit says

A longtime Chapin-based firearms distributor filed for bankruptcy Monday after a lawsuit claimed the company’s corporate parent forced it to funnel hundreds of millions in loans into the pockets of executives and investors. The lawsuit, filed in Lexington County on May 23, says Ellett Brothers went from being a homegrown sporting and hunting goods giant raking in $750 million in annual revenue to a financially collapsed company. …

CA – INDUSTRY INSIDER – 3D Printing Takes Off in the Firearm Industry

3DEO was established 2 years ago and specializes in 3D printing of metal firearm components. “We shipped 30,000 pieces in 2018,” Company President and Co-founder Matt Sand said. “And our goal for this year is to ship 200,000.” Its customers today include nearly two dozen gun manufacturers, most small- and medium-size companies. Sand is careful not to drop names, although at least one handgun introduced this year…

CT – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Gun manufacturer to move out of New Britain

Gun manufacturer Stag Arms announced on Tuesday it will be moving its company out of New Britain. While the new location for its headquarters hasn’t been finalized, the company said it has narrowed down its options. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Huge Tech Company Tries To Ban Gun Makers From Using Its Products

What gun control advocates can’t achieve through the legislative process they’re attempting to do through corporate fiat—policy making from the penthouse boardroom. A quick examination of SalesForce’s new policy restrictions proves this. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Salesforce says it won’t work with retailers that sell semi-automatic weapons

Tech giant Salesforce has entered the debate over gun control in the US with a policy that forbids customers who use its software from selling certain firearms. 

NY – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Remington Arms, the upstate New York gunmaker, to partially shut down plant this summer

Remington Arms, the nation’s oldest gunmaker that has operated in upstate New York for 200 years, will partially close its plant this summer, furloughing about 500 workers, local leaders said. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – American Outdoor Brands stock dips to 7-year low

The stocks of gun manufacturer have fallen out of favor since 2016 due to an oversupply and slowdown in demand of firearms. Also, the industry continues to see declines in the adjusted number of monthly background checks conducted on potential gun buyers. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Are These Gun Sales Estimates Good News for the Industry?

Although the firearms industry continues to see year-over-year declines in the adjusted number of monthly background checks conducted on potential gun buyers, it may finally be nearing the end of one of the longest downturns ever. 

DC – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill To Prohibit Discrimination In Financial Services

Pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and John Kennedy, R-La., introduced S. 821, the Freedom Financing Act—a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Conservative Group Creates Project to Counter Investors Who Target Gun Companies, Others

H.R. 2364, the Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act, would require financial institutions to file disclosures that indicate if they have “substantial financial relationship with manufacturer or dealer of firearms or ammunition.” Setterlund said the legislation would not protect investors but lead to further demonization of the firearms industry. 

INT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Russia Just Sold 750,000 AK-203 Rifles: What You Need To Know

After decades of impasse, it appears that the Kremlin has found a solution in the form of Kalashnikov’s new AK-203 rifle. 

MS – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Tackling the Forensic Unknowns of 3D-printed Firearms

“We can positively identify the type of polymer used in the construction of the gun from flecks or smears of plastic on bullets, cartridge cases and in gunshot residue collected on clothing,” said James Cizdziel, an associate professor in the UM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Sturm, Ruger’s New Products a Source of Strength During a Slump

It’s no surprise that Sturm, Ruger’s (NYSE:RGR) reported first-quarter sales tumbled, as the firearms industry remains mired in an unprecedented downturn. Yet the gunmaker remains financially solid, having no debt and generating some $52 million in free cash flow over the last 12 months. 

INT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Brazil gunmaker Taurus’ shares soar as Bolsonaro eases gun laws

Taurus stock surged 21 percent to 4.5 reais. An earlier executive order signed by Bolsonaro had eased restrictions for collectors, marksmen and hunters, for example allowing them to carry loaded guns to shooting clubs. 

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BREAKING :
WHEN KIMBERLY MATTE CAPTIONS AN INSTAGRAM POST “SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT, BUNS OUT,” SHE MOSTLY MEANS IT. THE SUN MAY BE OUT, BUT SHE’S INSIDE. HER BUNS ARE DEFINITELY OUT, BECAUSE SHE’S WEARING A LIME-GREEN THONG. TECHNICALLY, THERE’S ONLY ONE GUN OUT, BUT IT’S AN AR-10 BATTLE RIFLE, SO SHE’S STILL OVER-DELIVERING. MATTE HAS MORE THAN 84,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM AND RECENTLY FOUNDED HER OWN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND MODELING AGENCY. IT’S UNKNOWN WHAT EXACTLY WAS IN THE MAN’S MIND AS HE APPROACHED THE EARLE CABELL FEDERAL BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS ON MONDAY, BUT HIS INTENT WAS EASY TO READ. CLAD IN TACTICAL GEAR AND CARRYING AN ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLE AND AT LEAST FIVE 30-ROUND MAGAZINES, THE MAN — WHOM POLICE IDENTIFIED AS BRIAN ISAACK CLYDE — STARTED SHOOTING AS HE NEARED THE ENTRANCE, THEN CUT AND RAN WHEN SECURITY OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE. HE COLLAPSED, MORTALLY WOUNDED, IN A PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET.CAN SANCTUARY, READILY GRANTED TO PEOPLE IN SOME PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, BE EXTENDED TO PROVISIONS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION? CAN ACTIONS OF ONE TINY CITY BE AN INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE FOR STATE LAW? “THE NEEDLES CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DECLARE ITSELF A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY CITY,” READS A PREPARED STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF NEEDLES RELEASED SATURDAY.THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS IS LOOKING TO "CLEANUP" THE WORDING OF A CITY ORDINANCE THAT CAN HELP LOCAL POLICE FIND STOLEN GUNS. THE CITY'S ACTION IS IN RESPONSE TO A CHANGE IN STATE LAW THAT PROHIBITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM MAKING THE FINAL DECISION ON GUN PURCHASES. FOR YEARS SIOUX FALLS PAWN SHOPS HAVE CROSS CHECKED GUNS BROUGHT INTO THEIR SHOP WITH A DATABASE TO MAKE SURE THE GUNS AREN'T STOLEN.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.