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INT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Automatic Weapons Market is thriving worldwide with General Dynamics Corporation (US), Northrop Grumman (US), and more

The global Automatic Weapons Market is expected to reach at xx % in the forecast period, stated by a recent study of Contrive Datum Insights. It offers a complete overview of the global market along with the market influencing factors. Furthermore, it offers a detailed description of the global market with respect to the dynamics of the market such as internal and external driving forces, restraining factors, risks, challenges, threats, and…

Why Shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse Are Soaring Today

Strong third-quarter results hint at a recovery in the firearms business.

FOOL.COM December 6, 2019 –  Shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH) jumped more than 14% on Thursday morning after the outdoor sports equipment retailer reported solid third-quarter results and raised fourth-quarter and full-year guidance. Companies involved in firearms sales have been under pressure in recent years,…

NSSF Releases Firearms Production Figures

 More than 17.7 million Modern Sporting Rifles in Private Ownership

NSSF.ORG December 5, 2019 The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, released the 2017 Firearms Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’…

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Will American Outdoor Brands Be Spinning Off a Healthy Gun Company?

THE BIG NEWS HEADING INTO AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS' (NASDAQ:AOBC) FISCAL SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS REPORT IS, OF COURSE, THE DECISION TO SPLIT THE COMPANY IN TWO. SEPARATING THE OUTDOOR GEAR AND EQUIPMENT MAKER FROM ITS SMITH & WESSON FIREARMS BRAND DISTANCES THE FORMER TO PURSUE THE MUCH LARGER OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL MARKET OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT THE DISTRACTION OF THE VOLATILE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED GUN BUSINESS. WHAT INVESTORS WILL BE LOOKING FOR ON THURSDAY, DEC. 5, IS WHETHER AMERICAN OUTDOOR AND SMITH & WESSON WILL BE FINANCIALLY SOUND COMPANIES. THE SPLIT WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL NEXT YEAR, BUT THE SEEDS OF WHAT THE BUSINESSES WILL LOOK LIKE ARE BEING PLANTED NOW.

DC – Industry Insider – ATF pick kept in limbo by lack of GOP support

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PICK TO HEAD THE U.S. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES IS STUCK IN LIMBO NEARLY TWO MONTHS AFTER A SENATE COMMITTEE POSTPONED A VOTE TO ADVANCE HIS NOMINATION. CHUCK CANTERBURY, THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, WAS SUPPOSED TO BE VOTED OUT OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IN SEPTEMBER, BUT THE VOTE WAS DELAYED BECAUSE OF A LACK OF REPUBLICAN SUPPORT.

WY – INDUSTRY INSIDER – ICYMI: Firearms Manufacturer Stag Arms Relocating To Cheyenne

Firearms manufacturer Stag Arms LLC will relocate to Cheyenne by the end of 2019, Governor Mark Gordon’s office announced Tuesday.

“Cheyenne came out on top on most of the individual criteria,” said Elie Azar, the founder and CEO of the private equity firm which owns a controlling interest in the company. “And considering our requirements as a whole, it was by far the superior site.” The Connecticut-based company was founded…

CT – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Longtime CT gunmaker leaving state for Wyoming

LONGTIME CITY GUN MANUFACTURER STAG ARMS ANNOUNCED MONDAY THE COMPANY WILL MOVE ITS HEADQUARTERS TO WYOMING BY THE END OF THE YEAR. THE COMPANY WHICH FOR YEARS MANUFACTURED GUNS, INCLUDING ASSAULT RIFLES, IN NEW BRITAIN, HAD BECOME EMBROILED IN CONTROVERSIES AFTER THE SANDY HOOK SHOOTINGS WHICH KILLED 26 IN 2012. STAG ARMS FORMER OWNER AND PRESIDENT MARK MALKOWSKI BUCKED ATTEMPTS TO REFORM STATE LAWS AFTER THE SHOOTINGS MAKING THE SALE OF CERTAIN ASSAULT RIFLES ILLEGAL IN CONNECTICUT.

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Are Gun Makers To Blame for Mass Shootings? Can They Be Sued?

NOW THAT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT HAS REFUSED TO HEAR REMINGTON’S APPEAL, THE CASE WILL MOVE INTO DISCOVERY AND, POTENTIALLY, TRIAL IN A CONNECTICUT STATE COURT. SINCE MANY STATES HAVE UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES LAWS LIKE CONNECTICUT’S, GUN VIOLENCE VICTIMS ARE LIKELY TO BRING SIMILAR CLAIMS ELSEWHERE, EFFECTIVELY ENDING THE GUN INDUSTRY’S FEDERAL IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LAWSUITS.

MA – INDUSTRY INSIDER – American Outdoor to split into two firms, separating its gun business

AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS CORP. SAID IT WILL SPLIT INTO TWO PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES, ONE FOCUSED ON FIREARMS AND THE OTHER ON OUTDOOR PRODUCTS, IN AN EFFORT THAT MAY HELP IT BOOST VALUES THAT HAVE FLAGGED UNDER PRESSURE FOR GUN REFORMS IN THE UNITED STATES. THE RESULTING COMPANIES — SMITH & WESSON BRANDS INC. AND AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS INC. —WILL BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE SPINOFF OF THE OUTDOORS AND ACCESSORIES BUSINESS AS A TAX-FREE STOCK DIVIDEND TO ITS STOCKHOLDERS, THE SPRINGFIELD-BASED COMPANY SAID IN A STATEMENT WEDNESDAY.

CT – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Ruger workforce down 25% in NH

Sturm, Ruger & Co. continues to reduce its workforce locally and nationally due to soft demand. The gun manufacturer told NH Business Review in its survey for the upcoming 2020 Book of Lists that the company has 700 employees at its Newport facility – 239, or 25%, fewer than a year ago.

Nationally, the company is down to a total of 1,600 employees, a number that includes facilities in North…

DC – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Trump administration moves closer to easing gun exports

The Trump administration has passed a key milestone in a long-delayed rule change that would make it easier to sell U.S. firearms outside the United States, including assault rifles and ammunition, people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The proposed rule changes, which would move oversight of commercial firearm exports from the U.S. Department of State to the Department of Commerce, could be enacted as soon as the end…

What a 150-Year-Old Gun Tells Us About the End of Colt’s AR-15

SLATE.COM October 24, 2019 –  Guns outlive their designers, makers, and first users. When they retire from military service, they still have a lot of death in them.

I held the evidence of this in my hands in April, in the Gun Room of the military collection at the National Museum of American History. Thanks to…

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – 7 facts about guns in the U.S.

Guns are deeply ingrained in American society. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to bear arms, and three-in-ten American adults personally own a gun. Most of these gun owners say the right to own firearms is essential to their own personal sense of freedom.

At the same time, gun violence – from big-city murders to mass shootings – has spurred debate in Congress and…

MN – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Turkish company Sarsilmaz sets sights on US gun market

They’re the new kid on the block that’s 140 years old — and the largest company that’s all but unheard of in the United States. That, in a nutshell, describes Sarsilmaz, the privately owned Turkish small arms manufacturer that offers a line of handguns in the United States under the SAR USA brand, which it founded in 2018 to import and distribute the firearms in the U.S….

NJ – INDUSTRY INSIDER – New Jersey Will Pressure Banks to Stop Doing Business with Gun Organizations

New Jersey is setting the way by discontinuing business with gun manufacturers and retailers that refuse to go above and beyond federal gun control laws. The gun control laws it had in mind are universal background checks, which cover all private gun sales and transfers. Further, the state will be pressuring major financial institutions, especially those who do business with the state of New Jersey, into disclosing any information regarding…

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – NICS – September 2019: More Signs Of A Rebound

The FBI recently released the background checks data for the month of September 2019. The adjusted NICS data showed a meaningful increase in the year-over-year background checks, continuing the August 2019 trend, driven by new gun control measures considered by President Trump. Recent data is a welcome sign and a bullish opportunity for investors of Ruger, American Outdoor Brands, and Vista Outdoor. It certainly looks like it…

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Dick’s Destroyed $5 Mil. Worth of ‘Assault Rifles’ to Keep Them ‘Off the Street’

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack told CBS News that his company destroyed $5 million worth of “assault-style rifles” to keep them out of private hands. Dick’s announced a halt to “assault-style rifles” two weeks after the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school shooting. On April 17, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Dick’s was destroying its “assault-style rifle” inventory, rather than returning the firearms to their manufacturers. Fox News quoted a spokesperson…

NAT’L/INT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Is your ETF portfolio packing gun-related stocks? The answer might surprise you

When financial planner Tim Nash found a gun-related stock in an ETF in his portfolio, he sold his stake in the fund. Mr. Nash, founder of investment-coaching firm Good Investing, noticed that Missouri-based Olin Corp., a chemical products and ammunition manufacturer, was included in Blackrock’s iShares Global Water Index ETF (CWW), an environmental, social and governance (ESG)-oriented fund that focuses on water infrastructure. While Olin itself isn’t…

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