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THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION WILL UNVEIL A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY TRAINING PROGRAM ALONG WITH A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY INSURANCE PLAN DURING THE GROUP'S ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEK. THE NEW PROGRAMS, COLLECTIVELY CALLED NRA CARRY GUARD, WILL FEATURE ADVANCED TRAINING AIMED AT THE MORE THAN 14 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE LEGALLY PERMITTED TO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DRONESHIELD HAS JUST SOLD ITS PROTOTYPE DRONEGUN TO A G7 COUNTRY’S MILITARY FORCE TO BE USED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. DRONESHIELD’S RADAR- JAMMING GUN FORCES DRONES TO EITHER IMMEDIATELY LAND OR RETURN TO THE DRONE OPERATOR, MEANING IT CAN DEFEND PEOPLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS FROM DRONES.A NEW BILL IS ABOUT TO BE SIGNED IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT WOULD REQUIRE GUN DEALERS TO ALERT WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ANY TIME A PERSON DOES NOT PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK DURING A GUN SALE. THE NEW BILL ADDS AN ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK STEP FOR GUN DEALERSTHE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION AND THE F.A.I.R TRADE GROUP WILL FOCUS ON NUMEROUS CHANGES GOING ON IN SEVERAL U.S. AGENCIES AFFECTING THE BUSINESS OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING FIREARMS DURING THE 16TH ANNUAL FIREARMS IMPORT/EXPORT CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 3-4 WITH OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSIONS ON AUG. 2.THE USCCA HAS BEEN DISINVITED TO NRA ANNUAL MEETING BEING HELD LATE THIS WEEK IN ATLANTA.  IN A PRESS RELEASE, THE USCCA SUGGESTED THAT THE NOTICE THEY RECEIVED FROM THE NRA MIGHT HAVE BEEN A “STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANEUVER” BECAUSE THE NRA RECOGNIZES THE USCCA AS A FRONTRUNNER IN CONCEALED CARRY RELATED MATTERS.

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CT – Industry Insider – 16th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 22, 2017 – On behalf of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the F.A.I.R Trade Group, please join us for the 16th annual Firearms Import/Export Conference being held in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3-4 with optional add-on sessions on Aug. 2. This event will focus on numerous changes going on in several U.S. agencies affecting the business of importing and exporting your products. Enjoy presentations from the ATF, Department of Commerce,…

VA –Industry Insider – USCCA Has Been Disinvited To NRA Annual Meeting

THE FIREARM BLOG.COM April 21, 2017 – In a press release issued yesterday, it was revealed that the USCCA has been disinvited to NRA Annual Meeting. The press release comes less than two weeks from the show and cited no reason other than s wild guess as to the NRA‘s motives. USCCA stated in the press release that their best guess is the move was a “strategic business maneuver” because the NRA recognizes the…

CT – Industry Insider – Connecticut’s Firearms Industry Loses Economic Output, Jobs According To Industry Group

CT NEWS JUNKIE.COM April 18, 2017 – The firearm and ammunition industry is doing quite well across the country although Connecticut’s gun business is not part of that growth, a new study shows. The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual report on the economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry shows Connecticut’s industry slowing and losing jobs while the rest of the nation is growing. 

CT – Industry Insider – $25 Million Will Fund More Anti-Gun Astroturf

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 17, 2017 – Everytown for Gun Safety and its billionaire funder Michael Bloomberg say they will spend $25 million to prevent national concealed carry reciprocity from becoming law, increase gun-control efforts in states and oppose pro-Second Amendment candidates in the 2018 elections. Bloomberg organizations are big astroturf efforts with big money behind them.  18Apr17 PlayingWithGuns

TN – Industry Insider – Firearms maker SCCY brings 350 jobs, headquarters to Blount County (VIDEO)

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL April 12, 2017 – Handgun maker SCCY Industries will move its factory and headquarters from Daytona Beach, Fla., to a new 68-acre campus in Maryville’s Big Springs Industrial Park. The move will bring a minimum of 350 jobs to Blount County over five years, said Joe Roebuck, founder and CEO of SCCY. The new facility involves a $22.5 million investment, according to the announcement. Roebuck said…

CT – Industry Insider – Impressive Increase In Economic Firearms Industry Impact

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 10, 2017 – The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the U.S. increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.3 billion in 2016, a 168 percent rise, according to a report released today by NSSF. The report provides a state-by-state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid.  [full…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – The 5 States That Will Be Hurt Most by Slowing Gun Sales

MADISON.COM April 9, 2017 – The National Shooting Sports Foundation recently issued its annual firearms industry economic impact report. It once again highlights the positive role played by manufacturers of guns, ammunition, and supplies by providing employment to hundreds of thousands of workers, and taxes to government coffers at all levels (an estimated $6.5 billion worth in business taxes and more than $838 million in excise taxes). The report also…

Smith & Wesson Announces New Media Manager

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 10, 2017) –Smith & Wesson announced today that Matt Spafford has been promoted to Media Manager, Firearms Division, effective immediately. In this new role, Spafford and his team will be responsible for growing relationships with key media contacts, managing professional sponsorships, and overseeing marketing communications to promote future growth of the Firearms brands.

“We…

WY – Industry Insider – 85 lose jobs at Wyoming firearms accessory company

CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE.COM April 6, 2017 – Magpul Industries has laid off 85 workers who had been hired to help the firearms accessories manufacturer in Wyoming handle exceptional demand for its products last year. Magpul representative Jon Anderson said the company is providing two months of full pay and benefits to the affected workers.  7Apr17 WorkAtMagpul

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Investors Should Give This Misunderstood Sector a Shot

NEWSMAX.COM April 6, 2017 –  This week’s confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, who supports the Heller decision, should also bolster the case that individual firearm ownership is still here to stay. But since the election, firearms companies have sold off 20-30 percent. Why? For starters, sales have started to slide accordingly as well. On the surface, that makes sense. But the market wasn’t overpricing shares when sales were surging. There wasn’t…

PA – Industry Insider – Wal-Mart Reaches Accord Over Ammo Lawsuit

THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER.COM April 6, 2017 – Wal-Mart has agreed to settle claims that it negligently sold ammunition to a drunken 20-year-old, who later used it in a fatal shooting spree. According to some observers of gun-related litigation, the settlement may be part of a growing trend where plaintiffs have been able to obtain recoveries against gun and ammunition dealers despite broad immunities given to those companies.  

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Gun Stocks Rip As March Posts 10th Highest FBI Background Check Figures

BENZINGA.COM April 3, 2017 – This March boasted the tenth most FBI firearm background checks (2,433,092) of any month in the 19-year history of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System — and gun stock investors liked what they saw. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc RGR 4.3% popped 5.5 percent and American Outdoor Brands Corp AOBC 3.23% 5.2 percent on the report released Monday. More checks generally mean more purchases, which mean greater profits…

CT – Industry Insider – 5 Things You May Be Surprised To Know About Hunting

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 3, 2017 – Recognizing that the connection between hunting and conservation can seem counterintuitive, NSSF has developed a series of infographics to help the public better understand hunting and hunters. In truth, the values of today’s socially and environmentally conscious society are closely related to that of hunters.  4Apr17 SurprisedHuntersGraphic

CT – Industry Insider – Decades Of Aid For Colt’s

JOURNAL INQUIRER.COM March 31, 2017 – The state Department of Economic and Community Development’s agreement last week to provide Colt’s Manufacturing Co. a $10 million loan is just the latest in a list of public money that has been used over more than 25 years to keep the venerable gun maker afloat. In 1994, Colt’s went through a Chapter 11 restructuring and emerged with the help of a $10…

AZ – Industry Insider – AMMO, Inc.’s Fred Wagenhals Set to Reinvent Shooting Sports With High-End Licensed Ammunition

YAHOO FINANCE.COM March 30, 2017 – Ammunition has been around for centuries, but until now, no one has taken the $13 Billion guns and ammunition industry in such a fresh new direction. The last major innovation in modern gun ammunition was back in the mid-1800’s when the centerfire cartridge was invented.  While the technology has certainly improved vastly over the years, the basic principle of how a bullet works has…

NE – Industry Insider – Synovus to buy Cabela’s financial unit 

YAHOO FINANCE.COM March 29, 2017 – Synovus Financial Corp will buy the financial unit of outdoor goods retailer Cabela’s Inc , a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. Synovus will keep the deposits held by the unit and resell its credit-card portfolio to Capital One Financial Corp, the source said. The unit, called World’s Foremost Bank, was supposed to be bought by Capital One last year,…

Viridian Multi-Year Sponsorship of PDN Tour Continues in 2017

Minneapolis, MN—March 23, 2017 — Viridian® announced today it has extended its partnership with the Personal Defense Network Training Tour as a primary tour sponsor for 2017.  The tour is led by PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus, with 100 planned stops in more than 25 states coast to coast.  In addition to Pincus, classes are being led by an experienced team of instructors and contributors, including Barrett Kendrick (Bearco Training), Alessandro…

CT – Industry Insider – Gun Industry Still Sees Strong Sales Despite Drop Off

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON March 20, 2017 – Industry leaders pushed back Monday on reports that gun sales entered a severe slump after the election of President Donald Trump. “Reports of the industry’s demise are greatly exaggerated,” Michael Bazinet, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, told the Washington Free Beacon. While the pace of firearms-related background checks conducted by the FBI—a strong but not exact barometer of gun sales—has fallen…

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BREAKING :
THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION WILL UNVEIL A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY TRAINING PROGRAM ALONG WITH A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY INSURANCE PLAN DURING THE GROUP'S ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEK. THE NEW PROGRAMS, COLLECTIVELY CALLED NRA CARRY GUARD, WILL FEATURE ADVANCED TRAINING AIMED AT THE MORE THAN 14 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE LEGALLY PERMITTED TO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DRONESHIELD HAS JUST SOLD ITS PROTOTYPE DRONEGUN TO A G7 COUNTRY’S MILITARY FORCE TO BE USED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. DRONESHIELD’S RADAR- JAMMING GUN FORCES DRONES TO EITHER IMMEDIATELY LAND OR RETURN TO THE DRONE OPERATOR, MEANING IT CAN DEFEND PEOPLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS FROM DRONES.A NEW BILL IS ABOUT TO BE SIGNED IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT WOULD REQUIRE GUN DEALERS TO ALERT WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ANY TIME A PERSON DOES NOT PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK DURING A GUN SALE. THE NEW BILL ADDS AN ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK STEP FOR GUN DEALERSTHE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION AND THE F.A.I.R TRADE GROUP WILL FOCUS ON NUMEROUS CHANGES GOING ON IN SEVERAL U.S. AGENCIES AFFECTING THE BUSINESS OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING FIREARMS DURING THE 16TH ANNUAL FIREARMS IMPORT/EXPORT CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 3-4 WITH OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSIONS ON AUG. 2.THE USCCA HAS BEEN DISINVITED TO NRA ANNUAL MEETING BEING HELD LATE THIS WEEK IN ATLANTA.  IN A PRESS RELEASE, THE USCCA SUGGESTED THAT THE NOTICE THEY RECEIVED FROM THE NRA MIGHT HAVE BEEN A “STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANEUVER” BECAUSE THE NRA RECOGNIZES THE USCCA AS A FRONTRUNNER IN CONCEALED CARRY RELATED MATTERS.