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AR – Retailers – Store-brand rifles great for hunting

ARKANSAS ONLINE.COM December 7, 2017 – A reader recently asked if he should spring on what sounded like a good deal on a Sears Model 53 rifle. He didn’t know Sears made rifles and was suspicious. Is it worth having? For the price he quoted, yes. While I prefer mainstream brands, there are a lot of store-brand rifles in circulation that are of surprising good quality. They have zero…

NYC – Retailers – Gun Sellers Rebound a Bit From Trump Slump

BLOOMBERG.COM November 27, 2017 – Black Friday was a blockbuster for the gun industry. While no exact count of firearms sold in America exists, a common barometer is the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. This year, the FBI said it received just over 203,000 requests on the mega shopping day, up from 185,713 last year and twice as many as in 2008. 

One Of This Year’s Hottest Black Friday Buys Was Guns, FBI Data Shows

BUZZ-FEED NEWS.COM November 26, 2017 – Black Friday shoppers looking for bargains were also looking to purchase rifles and handguns this year, breaking a new record for the number of background checks requests in a single day, according to numbers released by the FBI. 

PA – Retailers – Facebook Removed This Small Town Business’s Ads For American Flags Because It Sell Guns

DAILY CALLER.COM November 24, 2017 – The Sportsman’s Shop, a small town business that has been in operation since 1954, says it can no longer advertise products like American flags or outdoor clothing on Facebook because its Facebook page promotes the sales of guns, and includes links that lead to the same. 

CA – Retailers – Arroyo Grande gun shop fills with supporters after owners’ arrests

KSBY.COM November 21, 2017 – Owners of a gun shop in Arroyo Grande re-opened their doors Tuesday after being arrested on suspicion of possessing assault weapons. While an investigation remains ongoing by the Department of Justice, supporters of the shop filled the business to help in any way they can. Supporters of the local business are now holding fundraisers to help the couple through their legal battle. 

TX – Retailers – This store is giving away guns to kick off the Christmas shopping season

FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM November 20, 2017 – You might say Cabela’s is kicking off the Christmas shopping season with a bang. The outdoors mega-retailer in far north Fort Worth plans to give away guns to a small number of shoppers to kick off its Black Friday sales. The store will open at 5 a.m. Friday, and the first 600 people age 18 and over in line will receive “mystery envelopes” containing…

MI – Retailers – The day of the Sutherland Springs massacre, I went to buy a gun. I got a lesson instead.

USA TODAY November 13, 2017 – On the same day of the Texas church massacre, I stopped by a local sporting goods shop intent on purchasing a new shotgun. I’ve had my eye on the nicely built 12-gauge over/under for some time, and when I spotted an ad among my Sunday circulars offering it for an irresistible price, I headed out to the store. 

Nat’l – Retailers – NSSF On CNN Headline News: FixNICS | Gun Background Checks (VIDEO)

CNN.COM November 8, 2017 – America’s firearms retailers are on the front line of preventing firearms from getting into the hands of those who should not have them. The system is only as good as the records in the database. Appearing on CNN Headline News Network’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered last night, NSSF’s Larry Keane discussed our industry’s FixNICS initiative and called on the Department of Defense to ensure it is doing its…

MO – Retailers – Guns stolen from Springfield UPS facility were destined for Bass Pro, ATF says

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER October 31, 2017 – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating a break-in and theft of firearms from a Springfield package facility that were destined for Bass Pro Shops. 

NY – Retailers – Thief makes off with several guns in New York State smash and grab (VIDEO)

CLICK ON DETROIT.COM October 30, 2017 – A smash and grab burglary at a gun store in Colonie, New York was caught on surveillance video Sunday morning. The thief was in and out in 20 seconds and made off with at least five weapons. 

WI – Retailers – Tougher security proposed for gun stores

WISCONSIN RADIO NETWORK.COM (DUKE.FM) October 26, 2017 – Gun stores would be required to make sure their stock is locked up at night, under legislation being proposed at the state Capitol. The bill from state Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) follows a break-in at a Cross Plains gun store last week, in which thieves backed a stolen vehicle into the business in the middle of the night and quickly grabbed…

Firearms Retailers and Shooting Ranges to Bolster Operations with New Epicor Technology

Epicor Software announced today general availability for the Epicor Range Management solution as well as an array of newly integrated firearms functionality for Epicor Eagle N Series® software and the Epicor FFL Compliance Manager™ application—created in collaboration with Orchid Advisors—all designed to optimize efficiency and increase staff productivity for firearms retailers and shooting ranges while enriching the overall customer experience.

Firearms retailers and shooting ranges have long struggled to find…

CA – Retailers – Nearly 50 firearms stolen from Fresno gun store

KFSN ABC30.COM October 24, 2017 – Tuesday officials with alcohol, tobacco and firearms were still collecting serial numbers and gun information at the store. Detectives say approximately 22 to 25 long rifles and 23 to 25 handguns were taken during the heist. Investigators were told cameras inside the business pointed over the gun cases were not working. 

Brady Center Files Lawsuit Against ATF for Documents on Bad Apple Gun Dealers, ATF-Authored White Paper Refusing to Release

PR NEWSWIRE October 16, 2017 – Today, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and co-counsel Covington & Burling filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was filed after the ATF failed to comply with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information regarding ATF’s…

CO – Retailers – ATF busts sophisticated Denver-area gun store burglary ring: 17 indicted for 400 stolen guns

THE DENVER CHANNEL.COM October 10, 2017 – Gun store owners feared the call — a driver in a stolen vehicle rammed into their shop and dozens of guns were stolen. It was a common theme in the Denver metro, but federal authorities say they’ve made a major bust to break the chain. Seventeen individuals have been indicted on state and federal charges in relation to the gun store burglaries,…

Nat’l – Retailers – After Las Vegas mass shooting, ‘bump stock’ is hot at gun stores (VIDEO)

CNBC.COM October 5, 2017 – For more than a year, the Georgia Gun Store in Gainesville, Georgia, had no requests for a “bump stock” – an accessory that transforms a semi-automatic rifle into a weapon capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute. But following Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the shop fielded several calls from customers asking about the product, apparently out of concern that lawmakers may…

NV/GA – Retailers – Why gun experts don’t support banning – or buying – ‘bump stocks’

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR October 4, 2017 – LAS VEGAS AND ATLANTA—As Andrew “Mr. Wick” Wickerham helps his customers at the 2nd Amendment Gun Shop in Las Vegas on Tuesday, he mentions how he’s getting a little annoyed at this “new buzzword” circulating among gun owners. “All of the sudden we’re getting all these calls about these bump-fire stocks,” says Mr. Wickerham, a combat veteran who served 10 years with…

CT – Retailers – Las Vegas Shooter Passed Background Checks, 2 Nevada Gun Shops Say

NBC NEWS CONNECTICUT.COM October 2, 2017 – Two Nevada gun shops confirmed to NBC News Monday that they sold firearms to Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock in the last year and said he passed all required background checks. It was unknown if the weapons Paddock bought from the gun shops, New Frontier Armory in North Las Vegas and from Guns and Guitars in Mesquite, were used in the casino…

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