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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…

FL – Retailers – ATF: Three gun shop burglaries took place during Hurricane Irma (VIDEO)

ABC ACTION NEWS.COM September 26, 2017 – Security cameras captured images of a thief at Volusia Gold and Diamond in Daytona Beach where about 35 guns were stolen. About 35 guns were also stolen from Blue Diamond Pawn Shop in Palm Bay. One gun was stolen from EZ Money Pawn and Jewelry in Seminole, the rest of their firearms were locked away. This trend is nothing news. Six gun…

MA – Retailers – Who Stole My Credit Card And Bought $8,000 Worth Of Guns? If The Bank Knows, It’s Not Telling

WBUR.ORG (NPR) September 26, 2017 – The recent news about the hacking of Equifax and the apparent, greed-addled irresponsibility of some of the company’s executives brought to mind a personal credit-related incident. A couple of months ago I opened my credit card account statement and learned that I’d bought $8,000 worth of guns. There was no mistaking it. The charges, ranging from a few hundred dollars to nearly a grand, were for purchases…

Go ahead, make my day! Armed shop owner dubbed the ‘Clint Eastwood of convenience stores’ chases off his SIXTH would-be robber

DAILY MAIL September 22, 2017 – A convenience store owner who locals dub ‘Clint Eastwood’ has chased off the sixth would-be robber from his shop with the help of his trusty sidearm. Sowann Suy confronted the thirsty thief in his shop on Wednesday in Cocoa, Florida, when the crook allegedly tried to walk out of the door with a bottle of beer in each pocket. Suy walked out right behind…

GA – Retailers – Gun Shop Suit Aims to Protect ‘Priceless’ Weapons Seized Over Tax Debt

DAILY REPORT ONLINE.COM – September 20, 2017 – A Macon gun shop is seeking an emergency injunction to protect what it claims are millions of dollars’ worth of rare guns—including a Colt M16 once handled by President John F. Kennedy—that were seized by Georgia revenue agents over less than $150,000 in unpaid taxes. According to an emergency petition filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court, agents with the state Department of…

CA – Retailers – Gun groups fight California bills they say will drive up cost of firearms (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO BEE September 19, 2017 – California significantly tightened its firearms restrictions last year when it enacted a broad package of bills regulating ammunition sales, expanding the state’s prohibition on assault weapons and banning the possession of high-capacity magazines. Those laws are currently being challenged in court by gun rights groups. Nothing so sweeping passed this legislative session. But California gun owners characterized lawmakers as “grasping at straws” to make it seem like…

KS – Retailers – Man accused of stabbing doctor tried buying a gun, store says

WICHITA EAGLE (KANSAS.COM ) September 15, 2017 – The 21-year-old man accused of stabbing his doctor to death on Wednesday tried buying a gun less than a week earlier, according to the owner of Bullseye Shooting Range. Mike Relihan said Friday that his employees had a bad feeling about Umar Dutt’s reasoning for buying a firearm when he walked into the store last Saturday. “He said he wanted it…

MO – Retailers – World’s Largest Wildlife Attraction Draws Celebrity Hunting and Fishing Crowd For Grand Opening Gala

FORBES.COM September 12, 2017 – Former Presidents, a movie star, singing sensations, a governor and a the U.S. Secretary of the Interior will join entrepreneur Johnny Morris for the grand gala opening of the Bass Pro Shops founder’s “Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium” in Springfield, Missouri Wednesday, September 20. The exhibit will be the largest, most immersive wildlife attraction in the world. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George…

TX – Harvey – Houston Gun Shop Owner Says Bullets Are a Hot Commodity After Harvey

THE TRACE.COM September 1, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey may have moved on from East Texas, but the flood waters are only beginning to recede. Millions are scrambling for essentials like drinking water and food. Some, with worries about the ability of strained law enforcement to keep the peace, are in search of bullets. “Our phones are blowing off the hook,” said James Hillin, the owner of Full Armor Firearms…

TX – Retailers – Looters steal 97 guns from 3 Houston-area stores after Harvey (VIDEO)

ABC13.COM September 1, 2017 – HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Federal government officials say looters stole nearly 100 firearms from Houston-area stores in the days following Hurricane Harvey. Once the storm hit, ATF partnered with Houston police to provide around-the-clock security to stores that sell firearms. The agency has now supplemented HPD’s protection with SRT agents, which are ATF’s version of SWAT agents, as a show of force should more…

CO – Retailers – Federal agents arrest suspect in Dragonman gun store burglary

DENVER POST August 29, 2017 – Federal agents have arrested a man in connection with the smash-and-grab burglary of dozens of guns from the Dragonman gun store and shooting range in Colorado Springs. Camron Specht, 18, has been charged with second-degree burglary in El Paso County District Court, said Lisa Meiman, spokeswoman for the Denver office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  

CT – Retailers – Did Connecticut Just Enact Another Gun Law Without Taking A Vote?

NEW BOSTON POST.COM August 28, 2017 – Connecticut executive officials appear to be once again ramping up gun control efforts and this time have apparently gone outside of the legislative process to abruptly halt the sale of so-called “pre-ban assault weapons.” This time, sources with knowledge of the proceedings have told the New Boston Post that the new directive is being enacted overnight, while several gun shop owners have…

Nat’l – LE – ‘We carry guns’: Armed judges in spotlight after Ohio attack

POLICE ONE.COM August 28, 2017 – More judges are carrying weapons than most people realize, even though attacks on judges remain rare, surveys and experts say. The question of whether judges should be armed got renewed attention this week after an Ohio judge who was carrying a gun was shot outside his courthouse and fired back. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese is recovering from the shooting Monday in Steubenville,…

KS – Retailers – Second man sentenced to life in prison for killing Shawnee gun shop owner

KASB TV.COM August 28, 2017 – Shawnee, Kan. – A man convicted of shooting and killing a Shawnee gun shop owner was sentenced to life in prison Friday. Hakeem Malik was one of four accused robbers, who barged into the She’s a Pistol store on Nieman Road in January 2015. During the attempted robbery they exchanged gunfire with store owner Jon Bieker, who was shot and killed. Malik was the only suspect not to…

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