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NOW, MORE THAN EVER, THERE COULDN'T BE A MORE APPROPRIATE TIME FOR A PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT DEMONSTRATION TO OCCUR AT PENNSYLVANIA’S EASTON AREA HIGH SCHOOL. OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, THE LEFT HAS MADE A SWIFT ATTEMPT TO TAKE AWAY SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS: "WE DON'T WANNA TAKE YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT AWAY, WE JUST WANNA MAKE IT HARDER TO GET A GUN," OR "WE JUST WANNA TAKE AWAY 'ASSAULT RIFLES,' NOT ALL GUNS."WHILE HIS CLASSMATES WILL BE JOINING A SCHOOL WALKOUT TO COMMEMORATE THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLUMBINE SHOOTING, ONE PARKLAND STUDENT WILL BE HOSTING CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS ON A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM. KYLE KASHUV, A CONSERVATIVE STUDENT AT MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN PARKLAND, FLA., ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER HE WILL BE HOSTING FOUR PROMINENT GUEST SPEAKERS ON A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM “TO DISCUSS WAYS TO SAVE LIVES WITHOUT INFRINGING ON 2A [SECOND AMENDMENT] AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND NOT BULLYING.”IN FEBRUARY, WITH THE NEWS CAMERAS ROLLING OUTSIDE AN INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ATTORNEY JOSH MINKLER STEPPED TO THE PODIUM FOR TWO REASONS. HE ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF A MULTI-AGENCY INVESTIGATION CALLED OPERATION LITTLE DIPPER. MEMBERS OF A VIOLENT GANG WHO TRAFFICKED GUNS AND DRUGS, HE SAID, WERE NOW OFF THE STREETS.REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ON THURSDAY PRESSED A FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIAL TO ADDRESS MOVES BY BANKS TO STOP DOING SOME BUSINESS WITH THE GUN INDUSTRY IN THE WAKE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING AT A FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL IN FEBRUARY. FED VICE CHAIRMAN FOR SUPERVISION RANDAL QUARLES REPLIED THAT IT WASN’T HIS ROLE TO SECOND-GUESS BANKS’ BUSINESS DECISIONS RELATED TO THE GUN DEBATE.ONE OF THE BIGGEST U.S. ONLINE GUN MARKETS CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENCE FOR THE PRIVATE SALE OF A WEAPON USED IN A FATAL SHOOTING SPREE, WISCONSIN’S HIGHEST COURT SAID IN THE FIRST DECISION OF ITS KIND. ARMSLIST.COM ISN’T PROTECTED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT OF 1996, WHICH LARGELY IMMUNIZES ONLINE SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR POSTS BY THIRD-PARTIES, THE STATE SUPREME COURT SAID IN REVERSING A LOWER COURT’S RULING.

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CT – Industry Insider – NSSF’s Congressional Fly-In Producing Fast Results

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 20, 2018 – The NSSF Congressional Fly-In held last week is already showing positive results. More than 55 industry leaders joined NSSF on Capitol Hill for 70 face-to-face meetings with U.S. Senators, House members and their staffs to highlight industry priorities. The shoe-leather effort is already paying dividends. The same day industry leaders were pressing the need to complete Export Control Reform, the White House cleared the parallel proposed…

Two months after Parkland shooting, gun makers’ stocks are rallying

REUTERS.COM  April 20, 2018 –  Two months after the death of 17 people at a school shooting in Florida sparked the strongest push for gun control in years, gun makers’ stocks and firearm sales have surged. Uproar over the murders continued to stoke debate about regulation ahead of November’s elections, with students across the United States planning a walk-out on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Quarles: Not Fed’s Place to Take a Position on Guns

WALL STREET JOURNAL April 19, 2018 – Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed a Federal Reserve official to address moves by banks to stop doing some business with the gun industry in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Florida high school in February. Fed Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles replied that it wasn’t his role to second-guess banks’ business decisions related to the gun debate. Several lawmakers…

WI – Industry Insider – U.S. Online Gun Market Takes a Hit From Wisconsin Court Ruling

BLOOMBERG.COM April 19, 2018 – One of the biggest U.S. online gun markets can be held liable for negligence for the private sale of a weapon used in a fatal shooting spree, Wisconsin’s highest court said in the first decision of its kind. Armslist.com isn’t protected by the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which largely immunizes online service providers from responsibility for posts by third-parties, the state Supreme Court said in…

NYC – Industry Insider – Amalgamated Bank pressures Sturm, Ruger to take steps to reduce gun violence

USA TODAY April 19, 2018 – Another U.S. bank is using its financial clout to pressure one of the nation’s firearms makers to take steps to reduce gun violence, be more socially responsible and distance itself from the National Rifle Association. Amalgamated Bank, a New York-bank with $48 billion in assets that emphasizes socially responsible practices, sent a letter Thursday to Sturm, Ruger & Company’s board, demanding that it adopt six reforms…

DC – Industry Insider – With sales slumping at home, gunmakers ready for eased export rules

THE LEDGER.COM  April 17, 2018 – U.S. gunmakers are on the verge of getting something they’ve wanted for a very long time: a streamlined process for exporting their handguns and rifles, including AR-15 assault-style weapons that have been the focus of national debate. Under a long-awaited rule the Trump administration is expected to propose very soon, a large number of commercially available rifles and handguns would move off a…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Global Gun and Accessories Market Growth Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts Report 2018-2023

THE FINANCIAL ANALYST.COM  April 17, 2018 – Global Gun and Accessories Market competition by top Manufacturers/Players, with sales volume, Price (USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each Manufacturer/Player; the top Players including Freedom Group, Alliant Techsystems, Smith & Wesson, Sturm Ruger, Colt Manufacturing, Remington, Accu-Tek Firearms, Boberg Arms, Arsenal Firearms and Many others. 

CT – Industry Insider – Compliance Conference A Month Away

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 16, 2018 – The Firearms Industry Compliance Conference is only a month away. Those interested in attending should register now. The conference offers an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the newest regulations and technologies and how to manage compliance objectives while keeping an eye on business goals. 

VA – Industry Insider – Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

NRA-ILA.ORG April 13, 2018 – Thankfully, some lawmakers have refused to take this attack on Second Amendment rights lying down. On March 29, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who sit on the Senate Banking Committee, issued a stern warning to Citigroup CEO Michael L. Corbat. Sen. Kennedy urged Citigroup to refrain from “penalizing Americans who choose to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. Sen. Kennedy has also urged the General Services Administration to…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Wells Fargo says it will keep lending to gun industry

KYMA.COM April 13, 2018 – Wells Fargo says it will keep lending to gun manufacturers. Two of its competitors, Bank of America and Citi, have taken a step away from the gun industry since a shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead. But Wells chief financial officer John Shrewsberry told reporters Friday that the bank is “not currently setting policy in our extension of credit.” 

DC – Industry Insider – Industry Executives on Capitol Hill for Annual Fly-In

Sponsored – NEEF.ORG April 13, 2018 – Firearms and ammunition company executives were in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with Members of Congress from both political parties and on both sides of Capitol Hill during the annual NSSF Congressional Fly-In.  The executives discussed the industry’s legislative priorities including the FFL Protection Act, the Hearing Protection Act, and The Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, among other measures. [full…

DC – Industry Insider – Banks Refusing Gun Industry Business Is ‘Troubling,’ CFPB Chief Says

BLOOMBERG.COM April 12, 2018 – Opting out of doing business with the firearms industry is “troubling” behavior from banking institutions, said Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, during a hearing on Thursday. But he said he has no desire to insert his bureau in the matter. “It looks like we’re heading towards red banks and blue banks,” Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana said to Mulvaney after discussing recent policy changes by Citigroup…

FL – Industry Insider – Has Pompano gun maker violated US sanctions, Deutch asks feds

SUN-SENTINEL.COM April 12, 2018 – South Florida congressman wants to hear what a federal agency knows about reports a Pompano Beach arms maker may have violated U.S. sanctions through a relationship with the Russian gun manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern. In a letter dated Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch cited recent published reports that a federal grand jury in Miami is investigating possible sanctions violations by Kalashnikov USA. Federal prosecutors have reportedly subpoenaed…

GA – Industry Insider – Taurus USA Creates Jobs for Decatur County, Georgia

MEDIA DIRECT (Press Release) April 12, 2018 – Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus USA”)  announces plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, Georgia, part of Decatur County, creating over 300 new jobs with a combined investment of over $22.5MM in infrastructure and operations. Taurus USA, through its subsidiaries, manufactures or distributes the popular Taurus®, Rossi®, and Heritage™ Manufacturing product lines.

“Taurus USA’s…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Report: Gun Jobs Up Nearly 90 Percent Since 2008, Gun Industry Economic Impact Up 169 Percent

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON April 11, 2018 – The firearms industry has boomed over the last decade with gun-related jobs nearly doubling and the economic impact of the industry growing more than 150 percent, a new report from an industry group said on Tuesday. The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s newly released report showed the industry’s economic impact rose from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017.  [full…

BofA Will Stop Lending to Makers of Assault-Style Guns (VIDEO)

BLOOMBERG.COM  April 10, 2018 – Bank of America Corp. plans to stop lending to companies that make assault-style guns used for non-military purposes. “It’s our intention not to finance these military-style firearms for civilian use,” Anne Finucane, a vice chairman at Bank of America, said Tuesday in a Bloomberg Television interview. The firm has had “intense conversations over the last few months” with those kinds of gun manufacturers to tell…

CT – Industry Insider – Making A Difference For A Safer America

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 9, 2018 – NSSF is running digital and print advertising to tell the public about the programs it runs on behalf of the firearms industry such as FixNICS®, Don’t Lie for the Other Guy, Project ChildSafe and Operation Secure Store. NSSF has long advocated for effective solutions to prevent access to firearms by criminals, children and the dangerously mentally ill. 

CT – Industry insider –  ‘Making a Difference for a Safer America’

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 6, 2018 – NSSF has begun running an electronic and print advertisement to tell the public about the programs it runs on behalf of the firearms industry that are ‘Making a Difference for a Safer America.’ The ad briefly outlines the practical contributions of the FixNICS®, Don’t Lie for the Other Guy™, Project ChildSafe®, suicide prevention partnership and Operation Secure StoreSM.

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BREAKING :
NOW, MORE THAN EVER, THERE COULDN'T BE A MORE APPROPRIATE TIME FOR A PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT DEMONSTRATION TO OCCUR AT PENNSYLVANIA’S EASTON AREA HIGH SCHOOL. OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, THE LEFT HAS MADE A SWIFT ATTEMPT TO TAKE AWAY SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS: "WE DON'T WANNA TAKE YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT AWAY, WE JUST WANNA MAKE IT HARDER TO GET A GUN," OR "WE JUST WANNA TAKE AWAY 'ASSAULT RIFLES,' NOT ALL GUNS."WHILE HIS CLASSMATES WILL BE JOINING A SCHOOL WALKOUT TO COMMEMORATE THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLUMBINE SHOOTING, ONE PARKLAND STUDENT WILL BE HOSTING CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS ON A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM. KYLE KASHUV, A CONSERVATIVE STUDENT AT MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN PARKLAND, FLA., ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER HE WILL BE HOSTING FOUR PROMINENT GUEST SPEAKERS ON A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM “TO DISCUSS WAYS TO SAVE LIVES WITHOUT INFRINGING ON 2A [SECOND AMENDMENT] AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND NOT BULLYING.”IN FEBRUARY, WITH THE NEWS CAMERAS ROLLING OUTSIDE AN INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ATTORNEY JOSH MINKLER STEPPED TO THE PODIUM FOR TWO REASONS. HE ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF A MULTI-AGENCY INVESTIGATION CALLED OPERATION LITTLE DIPPER. MEMBERS OF A VIOLENT GANG WHO TRAFFICKED GUNS AND DRUGS, HE SAID, WERE NOW OFF THE STREETS.REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ON THURSDAY PRESSED A FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIAL TO ADDRESS MOVES BY BANKS TO STOP DOING SOME BUSINESS WITH THE GUN INDUSTRY IN THE WAKE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING AT A FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL IN FEBRUARY. FED VICE CHAIRMAN FOR SUPERVISION RANDAL QUARLES REPLIED THAT IT WASN’T HIS ROLE TO SECOND-GUESS BANKS’ BUSINESS DECISIONS RELATED TO THE GUN DEBATE.ONE OF THE BIGGEST U.S. ONLINE GUN MARKETS CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENCE FOR THE PRIVATE SALE OF A WEAPON USED IN A FATAL SHOOTING SPREE, WISCONSIN’S HIGHEST COURT SAID IN THE FIRST DECISION OF ITS KIND. ARMSLIST.COM ISN’T PROTECTED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT OF 1996, WHICH LARGELY IMMUNIZES ONLINE SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR POSTS BY THIRD-PARTIES, THE STATE SUPREME COURT SAID IN REVERSING A LOWER COURT’S RULING.