BREAKING :
DESPITE THE CONSTANT THREAT OF TERROR IN ISRAEL’S CAPITAL CITY, JERUSALEM MAYOR NIR BARKAT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT “JERUSALEM IS ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES IN THE WORLD.” SUPPORTING HIS CLAIM, THE MAYOR STATED THAT THE “MURDER RATE IN JERUSALEM IS ONLY ONE PER EVERY 100,000 RESIDENTS, WHICH IS FAR LOWER THAN MOST MAJOR CITIES.” “WE HAVE ZERO MISUSE OF GUNS,” BARKAT SAID.AFTER A GUNMAN KILLED 17 PEOPLE AT A FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS GIVEN SOME INDICATION OF WHAT HE THINKS COULD STOP FURTHER SHOOTINGS. "WE ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS TO HELP SECURE OUR SCHOOLS AND TACKLE THE DIFFICULT ISSUE OF MENTAL HEALTH," HE SAID IN A STATEMENT.THE LIBERAL MEDIA FLOCKED TO A GUN CONTROL RALLY THAT WAS HELD IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA SATURDAY IN THE WAKE OF THE PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING. THEY WERE EAGER TO SPREAD THE GROUP’S MESSAGE AND DURING THEIR SUNDAY MORNING SHOWS, ABC’S GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND NBC’S SUNDAY TODAY HYPED THE NEW WAVE OF “STUDENT ACTIVISM” AND CLAIMED THEY HAD THE “MOMENTUM HERE.”SHERIFF GRADY JUDD IN POLK COUNTY, FLA. WENT ON THE NEWS SATURDAY TO TALK ABOUT THE SO-CALLED “SENTINEL PROGRAM” AS A POSSIBLE LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE TO MASS SHOOTINGS. JUDD CALLED THE PROGRAM A “GAME-CHANGER” BY ARMING SELECT EDUCATORS WHOSE BACKGROUNDS HAVE BEEN VETTED THOROUGHLY, WHO HAVE BEEN PSYCHOLOGICALLY EVALUATED AND TRAINED IN WEAPONS MORE INTENSELY THAN LAW ENFORCEMENT BY STATE STANDARD.THERE’S ALWAYS A LOT OF EMOTION AFTER A HORRIFIC SCHOOL SHOOTING, AND THAT’S COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDABLE. THERE IS ALSO AN IMMEDIATE PUSH FOR VAGUE “DO-SOMETHING” GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION OFTEN WHOLLY UNTETHERED FROM THE INCIDENTS IT IS PURPORTING TO STOP, WHICH IS LESS UNDERSTANDABLE. JOE SCARBOROUGH’S WASHINGTON POST COLUMN ON THE PARKLAND SHOOTING IS AN EXAMPLE, AND HIS USE OF FRAUDULENT TALKING POINTS ABOUT MODERN GUN OWNERSHIP.

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NYC – Industry Insider – Why mass shootings may no longer boost firearm stocks (VIDEO)

CBS NEWS January 15, 2018 – Although shares of gun makers rose briefly following Wednesday’s attack at a high school in Florida that killed 17 people, the surge quickly fizzled. On Thursday, Sturm Ruger (RGR) saw its stock close down 0.2 percent, while shares in American Outdoor Brands (AOBC, known until 2016 as Smith & Wesson) saw only a small lift. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Gun stocks are rallying (as they usually do after a mass shooting) (VIDEO)

USA TODAY February 15, 2018 – Shares of gun manufacturers rose in the premarket Thursday, continuing rallies in the wake of the tragic shooting at a high school in Florida. Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson’s parent company, American Outdoor Brands, rose 2.8% and 2.4%, respectively, before the bell. 

Remington bankruptcy could put rifle settlement at risk, attorneys say

CNBC.COM February 14, 2018 – An expected bankruptcy filing by Remington, which the gun manufacturer announced on Monday, could jeopardize a landmark class action settlement involving the company’s iconic Model 700 bolt-action rifle, according to an attorney involved in the case.  A three-judge panel of the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case on Wednesday in Kansas City. 

Cerberus’s Remington to Cede Gun Maker to Lenders in Bankruptcy

BLOOMBERG QUINT.COM February 13, 2018 – Remington’s prepackaged reorganization will be filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, according to a statement from the company. Holders of the gunmaker’s $550 million term loan will take an 82.5 percent equity stake in Remington while third-lien noteholders get 17.5 percent of the company and four-year warrants for a 15 percent stake, according to Remington. Creditors will also provide a $100 million debtor-in-possession loan…

NC – Industry Insider – Beleaguered gun maker Remington points to bankruptcy court

ABC NEWS February 12, 2018 – Remington, the gun maker beset by falling sales and lawsuits tied to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, has reached a financing deal that would allow it to continue operating as it seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. 

CT – Industry Insider – NSSF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Sponsored NSSF.ORG February 12, 2018 – NSSF is filing an amicus brief requesting the United States Supreme Court to hear the Teixeira v. County of Alameda case arguing that the lawful commerce in arms is protected by the Second Amendment. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals summarily concluded the Second Amendment does not include, let alone protect, a “freestanding” or “independent” right to sell firearms. 

CT – Industry Insider – NSSF Files Amicus Brief to Supreme Court for Lawful Commerce in Arms

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG February 9, 2018 – NSSF is filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Teixeira v County of Alameda case out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Circuit Court summarily concluded the Second Amendment does not even include, let alone protect, a “freestanding” or “independent” right to sell…

U.S. gun maker Remington reportedly taking steps toward bankruptcy filing

WASHINGTON TIMES February 8, 2018 – One of the biggest U.S. gun manufacturers is taking steps toward filing for bankruptcy, according to Reuters news service. Remington Outdoor Company Inc. has “reached out to banks and credit investment funds in search of financing that will allow it to file for bankruptcy,” Reuters reported Thursday evening, citing “people familiar with the matter.” 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – U.S. Gun Companies Manufactured A Record 11 Million Firearms In 2016

YAHOO.COM February 8, 2018 – U.S. gun companies manufactured more than 11 million firearms in 2016, setting a new record in a year of sales driven by fear of a Hillary Clinton presidency. The data, released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, sheds light on the gun industry’s rapid expansion in the Obama years, with manufacturing totals more than doubling between 2009 and 2016.  [full…

CT – Industry Insider – Preventing Thefts Of Firearms From Vehicles, NSSF Brochure

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG February 5, 2018 –  In response to the rising number of gun thefts from vehicles, NSSF has produced the brochure “Firearms Safety in Vehicles” to remind gun owners that it’s their responsibility to keep their firearms out of the wrong hands, and that if they must leave a firearm in their car or truck for any period of time, it’s important to take precautions.  [full…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Why 2017 Was a Year to Remember for Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.

MOTLEY FOOL.COM February 5, 2018 – Considering the dark gray clouds that hung over the firearms industry for the better part of 2017, it may be surprising to learn that Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR) had a pretty good year. Although firearms sales tumbled 20% over the first three quarters, helping to send American Outdoor Brands’ (NASDAQ:AOBC) down 34% in the same period, Ruger’s stock gained 6% for the year, whereas its rival lost 40% of its…

AR – Industry Insider – SIG Sauer: Central Arkansas plant to add ammo offering

ARKANSAS ONLINE.COM February 4, 2018 – Firearms company Sig Sauer will soon be making new ammunition at its Jacksonville plant for the growing micro-compact pistol market. The ammo should be available soon in retail outlets, company officials said recently. Sig Sauer’s 365 Ammunition in 9mm is specially designed for the small pistols popular with holders of concealed-carry permits. Sig Sauer showed off its latest pistol in the micro-compact category,…

CT – Industry Insider – NSSF, ATF Launch Operation Secure Store (VIDEO)

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG February 2, 2018 – NSSF and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have announced the launch of Operation Secure Store (OSS), a comprehensive joint initiative to help Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) make well-informed security-related decisions to deter and prevent thefts. 

CT – Industry Insider – SHOT Show Celebrates 40th Anniversary  

Sponsored NSSF.ORG January 30, 2018 – Last week, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NSSF commemorated this milestone with more events than ever before. “From the show’s humble beginnings in 1979, to now being one of the leading trade shows in the world, we’ve come a long way in 40 years,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. 

This News Happens Only Once a Generation (VIDEO)

GUNPROPLUS.COM January 27-28, 2018 – What had been a series of year-long covert communications involving only very few but significant principals rumbled through the vastness of the Sands Convention Center last Tuesday as the 2018 edition of the gun industry’s famed SHOT Show got underway. No longer breaking news this weekend but certainly significant was the announcement that Weatherby, the South Gate, California, born and bred iconic hunting rifle…

A Look Back at the History of Weatherby

WIKIPEDIA.ORG From the Archives – Weatherby, Inc. is best known for its high-powered magnum cartridges, such as the .257 Weatherby Magnum, 270 Weatherby Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .340 Weatherby Magnum and the .460 Weatherby Magnum.

In the late 1960s, Weatherby contracted with Howa of Japan to build a Weatherby rifle that would be more affordable for the average hunter. The result was the Weatherby Vanguard which was introduced in 1970, the same year that production of the…

Weatherby Relocates to Wyoming (VIDEO)

WYOMING BUSINESS COUNCIL January 23, 2018 – Firearms manufacturer Weatherby, Inc., is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Sheridan, Wyoming, company officials announced today from SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest annual shooting, hunting and firearms industry trade show. 

NV – Industry Insider – NSSF, ATF Launch Operation Secure Store

NSSF.ORG January 23, 2018 – NSSF and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today the launch of Operation Secure Store (OSS), a comprehensive joint initiative to help Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) make well-informed security-related decisions to deter and prevent thefts. 

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BREAKING :
DESPITE THE CONSTANT THREAT OF TERROR IN ISRAEL’S CAPITAL CITY, JERUSALEM MAYOR NIR BARKAT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT “JERUSALEM IS ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES IN THE WORLD.” SUPPORTING HIS CLAIM, THE MAYOR STATED THAT THE “MURDER RATE IN JERUSALEM IS ONLY ONE PER EVERY 100,000 RESIDENTS, WHICH IS FAR LOWER THAN MOST MAJOR CITIES.” “WE HAVE ZERO MISUSE OF GUNS,” BARKAT SAID.AFTER A GUNMAN KILLED 17 PEOPLE AT A FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS GIVEN SOME INDICATION OF WHAT HE THINKS COULD STOP FURTHER SHOOTINGS. "WE ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS TO HELP SECURE OUR SCHOOLS AND TACKLE THE DIFFICULT ISSUE OF MENTAL HEALTH," HE SAID IN A STATEMENT.THE LIBERAL MEDIA FLOCKED TO A GUN CONTROL RALLY THAT WAS HELD IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA SATURDAY IN THE WAKE OF THE PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING. THEY WERE EAGER TO SPREAD THE GROUP’S MESSAGE AND DURING THEIR SUNDAY MORNING SHOWS, ABC’S GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND NBC’S SUNDAY TODAY HYPED THE NEW WAVE OF “STUDENT ACTIVISM” AND CLAIMED THEY HAD THE “MOMENTUM HERE.”SHERIFF GRADY JUDD IN POLK COUNTY, FLA. WENT ON THE NEWS SATURDAY TO TALK ABOUT THE SO-CALLED “SENTINEL PROGRAM” AS A POSSIBLE LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE TO MASS SHOOTINGS. JUDD CALLED THE PROGRAM A “GAME-CHANGER” BY ARMING SELECT EDUCATORS WHOSE BACKGROUNDS HAVE BEEN VETTED THOROUGHLY, WHO HAVE BEEN PSYCHOLOGICALLY EVALUATED AND TRAINED IN WEAPONS MORE INTENSELY THAN LAW ENFORCEMENT BY STATE STANDARD.THERE’S ALWAYS A LOT OF EMOTION AFTER A HORRIFIC SCHOOL SHOOTING, AND THAT’S COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDABLE. THERE IS ALSO AN IMMEDIATE PUSH FOR VAGUE “DO-SOMETHING” GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION OFTEN WHOLLY UNTETHERED FROM THE INCIDENTS IT IS PURPORTING TO STOP, WHICH IS LESS UNDERSTANDABLE. JOE SCARBOROUGH’S WASHINGTON POST COLUMN ON THE PARKLAND SHOOTING IS AN EXAMPLE, AND HIS USE OF FRAUDULENT TALKING POINTS ABOUT MODERN GUN OWNERSHIP.