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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…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – 2017’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry

WALLET HUB.COM March 15, 2017 – In light of the recent developments in the firearms industry, WalletHub’s analysts compared the economic impact of guns on each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine which among them leans most heavily on the gun business both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through ownership. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a…

How Donald Trump Shot The Gun Industry In The Gut

THE FEDERALIST.COM March 17, 2017 – When candidate Donald Trump stood atop the stage at last year’s National Rifle Association convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the gun world felt a proverbial “thrill up its leg.” For the previous eight years, gun rights advocates, gun owners, and the firearms industry had been fighting an all-out war with the Obama administration and its allies in Congress, the media, and the courts to…

KS – Industry Insider – Kansas ranks as 7th state that rely on gun industry; tops in gun-control donations

WIBW.COM March 15, 2017 – TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Gun sales have dropped since President Trump has taken office, and that may be a bad sign for state economies relying on the firearms industry. According to an estimate by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, guns contributed more than $7.4 billion to federal and state taxes in 2016. Alaska, Wyoming and Montana are the top three states who rely the most on the…

PA – Industry Insider – Pennsylvania ranked No. 31 on list of states most dependent on gun industry

LANCASTER ONLINE.COM March 15, 2017 – Guns generated nearly $7.4 billion in state and federal taxes last year and more than $51 billion for the economy nationwide, a new study found. In looking at the economic impact of gun sales, WalletHub evaluated which states are most reliant on the gun industry. Pennsylvania came in at No. 31 out of 51 (the list included the District of Columbia). The average wages…

NASGW Insights – March 14, 2017

President’s Message: If Life Hands You Lemons…

I grew up in North Dakota. When it comes to weather, you get used to making a lot of lemonade from all your lemons. I now call South Dakota home and I jokingly tell people I moved south for the weather. Don’t laugh! That extra degree or two makes a huge difference. (Ok, not so much.)”15Mar17

CT – Industry Insider – NSSF Members Meet With Georgia Officials

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG March 13, 2017 –  NSSF led a group of Georgia-based members, including AcuSport Corporation, BPI Outdoors, Clyde Armory, Daniel Defense, Glock Inc., Honor Defense, LLC, Meggitt Training Systems, Precision Products and Trulock Tool, to meet with the governor, lieutenant governor and state lawmakers in Atlanta. The meetings underscored the impact of the industry’s $1.19 billion contribution to the state’s economy.  ”14Mar17…

Honor Defense Announces Dealer Employee Purchase Program

Honor Defense is pleased to launch the 2017 Pro Staff purchase program for Stocking Dealers. Stocking Dealer employees can now purchase an Honor Guard Sub-Compact (HG9SC) or Sub-Compact Fist (HG9SCF) handguns for only $299.

This represents a savings of $200 off MSRP (40% discount). 13Mar17 HonorDefensePistols

“We want to support the retail stores that stock Honor Defense. It’s important that store personnel experience why Honor…

MO – Industry Insider – What Downturn? American Outdoor Brands to Build New Distribution Facility

MOTLEY FOOL.COM March 10, 2017 – What gun-industry slump? Smith & Wesson owner American Outdoor Brands(NASDAQ:AOBC) just announced it would soon be breaking ground on a new 500,000-square-foot facility it sees potentially serving as a national distribution center for its shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor recreation products. If there’s any weakness, American Outdoor isn’t showing it.   11Mar17 AmOutdoorGraphic

NSSF Members Meet with Georgia Officials

Sponsored Content – March 10, 2017 – The NSSF led a group of Georgia based members to meet with the governor, lieutenant governor and state lawmakers in Atlanta this week. The meetings were intended to underscore the importance of the firearms and ammunition industry to the state?s economy. In fact, the industry?s manufacturing, distribution, sales and supply-related activities have a total economic impact of more than $1.19 billion in…

Crimson Trace Recognized as Top Brand

(Wilsonville, OR)—Crimson Trace has been recognized as America’s Top Brand of Laser Sights in a recently released Southwick Associates report — “2016 Annual Hunting & Shooting Participation and Equipment Purchase Report.”  This list of leading companies was compiled from internet-based surveys completed in 2016 by the Southwick Associates HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com panels. More than 100 hunting and shooting products were tracked in the Southwick Associates bi-monthly consumer purchase surveys.

“Crimson Trace…

NY – Industry Insider – Remington Arms lays off 122

TIMES TELEGRAM.COM March 8, 2017 – ILION — Remington Arms Co. has laid off 122 workers at its Ilion plant due to slowing sales. “The small arms industry is facing significant near-term challenges related to slowing order velocity and high channel inventories; a dynamic from which Remington is not immune,” said a statement from Jessica Kallam, Remington’s manager of media relations and public affairs. “After exploring all the options…

CT – Industry Insider – Study Claims CT Loses Millions Due To New Gun Laws

MRCTV.ORG March 6, 2017 – A recent study released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) says the state of Connecticut’s economy dropped by nearly $700 million over a three year period, because of its new gun laws. According to the NSSF, over 3,000 jobs were lost in the firearms industry and related fields, a drop of 39% from 2013 levels. The report also claims in-state wages declined by 36% and state…

Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Polluters and More

NEW YORK TIMES March 5, 2017 – Giants in telecommunications, like Verizon and AT&T, will not have to take “reasonable measures” to ensure that their customers’ Social Security numbers, web browsing history and other personal information are not stolen or accidentally released. And Social Security Administration data will no longer be used to try to block individuals with disabling mental health issues from buying handguns, nor will hunters be banned from using lead-based bullets,…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Gun sales have dropped since Trump’s election, except among people scared of his administration

WASHINGTON POST March 5, 2017 –  Sales of guns and ammunition in the United States have dropped precipitously since Election Day, according to FBI statistics, trade groups, gun shop owners and corporate reports, what many say is the result of electing a president who has vowed to protect gun rights. But that overall decline has been accompanied by some unusual growth: Gun clubs and shops that cater to black…

MA – Industry Insider – American Outdoor Brands Warns Of Firearms Inventory Gluts

SGB MEDIA ONLINE March 3, 2017 –  American Outdoor Brands, which recently changed its name from Smith & Wesson Corp., became the latest firearms dealer to reduce its guidance following the surprise election of Donald Trump. On a conference call with analysts, James Debney, president and CEO, noted that firearms orders underwent a “very robust period running up to the Presidential election” with the expectation that Hillary Clinton would…

CT – Industry Insider – NSSF-Backed Ryan Zinke Rides to Work for Sportsmen

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG March 3, 2017 – Ryan Zinke, endorsed by NSSF, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the 52nd Secretary of the Interior Wednesday in a 68-31 vote. Zinke met with representatives of hunting and conservation advocacy groups – including NSSF’s Larry Keane – and signed an order rolling back the traditional ammunition ban that was issued on the final full day of President Obama’s administration that would have denied…

MO – Industry Insider – Gun, Hunting Equipment Company to Expand in Central Missouri

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT March 2, 2017 – JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gun and hunting equipment company plans to open a new distribution and operations facility in central Missouri that could employee several hundred people. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced the expansion plans Thursday for American Outdoor Brands Corp. in a Facebook video that features the former Navy SEAL governor firing guns — much like he…

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