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Nat’l – Retailers – Former Walmart US CEO: Gun regulation is the responsibility of the government, not retailers (VIDEO)

CNBC.COM February 20, 2018 – Former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon said gun sales should be regulated by state and federal legislators, not by retailers. “

AZ – Retailers – Arizona Ammo Dealer Seeks More Time To Get Rid of Guns

FOX 10 PHOENIX.COM February 8, 2018 –  PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history wants more time to get rid of guns and ammunition in his possession. As part of his release from custody, Douglas Haig was ordered by a judge to remove all firearms and ammunition from his possession by late…

NV – Retailers – Attendance down for gun show in shadow of Strip mass shooting site

LAS VEGAS SUN January 27, 2018 – The Las Vegas Gun Show will see a decline in vendors this year, and that’s a direct result of the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Strip, says the event’s owner. The show will be held this weekend at the Sports Center of Las Vegas on Sunset Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, about a mile from where Stephen Paddock opened fire from…

Gun sales, carry permits on the rise in Warner Robins after homicides (video)

13 WMAZ.COM January 24, 2018 – Warner Robins gun shop owners say recently their customers have expressed concern over their safety. Mayor Randy Toms made an emotional plea to citizens of his city on Tuesday to look into gun ownership after the third homicide this month.“I would encourage more citizens to make the effort to receive a carry permit and take any available safety classes on carrying and using…

Ways a government shutdown would affect you – including new gun buyers (VIDEO)

FOX2DETROIT.COM January 18, 2018 –  A government shutdown would affect anyone wanting to get a gun who doesn’t have a Concealed Pistol License.  At Action Impact Firearms in Southfield, the impact would be for new gun buyers. “When we run background checks it could slow down the process for people to be able to purchase firearms,” said Shimeka Williams-Sanders. “The process usually takes between five minutes to five days. So it would…

Gun Store Thefts Rise Again in 2017, Breaking ATF Record

THE TRACE.COM January 16, 2018 – Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, has championed a proposal to increase the amount of prison time that burglars and robbers would serve for stealing from licensed gun dealers. The measure has attracted Democratic support and is favored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry’s trade group. 

Nat’l – Retailers – With resources scarce, ATF struggles to inspect gun dealers

MSN.COM January 14, 2018 – Gun rights advocates have long sought to fight off new measures that could restrict the availability of firearms by urging federal officials to make sure current laws are followed. But what if the feds are unable to? According to a 2013 Office of the Inspector General report, only about 58 percent of firearms dealers were inspected within five years. 

DC – Retailers – Supreme Court asked to recognize a Second Amendment right to sell guns

WASHINGTON TIMES January 9, 2018 – A man who was blocked from opening a gun store in California asked the Supreme Court this week to review his case, saying Alameda County’s prohibition violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. John Teixeira filed an appeal to the high court Monday, according to his attorney Alan Gura. 

ATF struggles to inspect gun dealers with scarce resources

MCCLATCHY DC.COM January 8, 2018 – Inspections of firearms dealers by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are meant to ensure, among other things, that they keep complete sales records so guns used in crimes are traceable, and that they don’t sell their wares to those forbidden to buy them. However, those inspections are few and far between.

Will new Calif. ammunition law steer more business to gun stores?

WASHINGTON POST January 2, 2017 – The state’s licensed gun dealers — most of them small businesses — may benefit from a new law that took effect on Jan. 1. The law requires buyers who live in the state to purchase their ammunition face-to-face. That means they can no longer order these products online and have them delivered directly to their homes. Orders instead must be shipped to one…

Why Walmarts in California couldn’t sell ammo for more than a day (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO BEE  January 2, 2017 – Walmart stores in Sacramento County and across California will soon resume selling ammunition after having their ability to do so temporarily blocked because state officials didn’t issue a permit on time. Beginning Jan. 1, all of California’s ammunition vendors are required to have a permit from the state under a spate of new gun laws approved in 2016. Walmart spokeswoman Delia Garcia said an…

CA – Retailers – If You’re A Vet In California, Here’s How The New Marijuana Laws May Affect You

TASK & PURPOSE.COM January 2, 2018 – When there is a federally licensed firearms sale (which includes sales at gun shows) a dealer can’t sell to anyone using a controlled substance. In short, if you’re looking to buy a new firearm and there’s a box on a federal form that reads “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana?” and you check, “yes,” then you won’t be able to…

FL – Retailers – Buying special lady a gun for Christmas?

NEWS4JAX.COM December 22, 2017 – Many Jaxsons will be hitting stores this weekend to buy last-minute Christmas presents and some of those presents could include guns. In many parts of the country, firearms are a popular Christmas gifts. But, News4Jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith has a slightly different idea — one he said could be better in the long run. 

California Online Ammunition Sales Spike Ahead Of Jan. 1 Law Change (Video)

KTLA.COM December 21, 2017 – Ammunition sales across California are skyrocketing heading into the end of the year, but the deals have nothing to do with Christmas or holiday sales. Direct-mail ammo sales are up 187 percent over last year, with some of the biggest increases are in the Bay Area. In Concord, sales have rocketed 968 percent. In Santa Clara, sales have spiked 315 percent. 

‘Silent night:’ Gun store under fire for Christmas-themed ads

GOPUSA.COM December 21, 2017 – Holiday-themed billboards touting firearms and noise suppressors in the Midlands again are leading to controversy over their message. A petition is making its way around the Midlands that calls for Outdoor Advertising Association of America to request holiday-themed banners from Palmetto State Armory be removed. The ads feature ammunition, rifles and other firearms. But a petition on says the Chrstimas-themed messages are “patently…

AZ – Retailers – Big reward offered after guns, ammo stolen from Phoenix gun shop (VIDEO)

AZ FAMILY.COM December 20, 2017 – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) have announced a big reward following a major theft of guns and ammunition. A  reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Legendary Guns, a federal firearms licensee (FFL). 

LA – Retailers – Firearms dealers say Feds stopped them from selling guns to Christmas shoppers

WBRZ2 ABC.COM December 18, 2017 – PORT ALLEN- This past weekend was supposed to be one of the most profitable for Scott Roe, the owner of Spillway Sportsman off Highway 1. “Firearms sales are a huge push this time of year,” Roe said. However, many of his Christmas shoppers left empty-handed because Roe could not perform the federally required background checks. He said the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background…

CA – Retailers – Ammo sales increase in Tulare County, statewide

VISTA TIMES-DELTA.COM December 19, 2017 – In anticipation of new laws, gun owners are stuffing their stockings with ammunition this holiday season. With less than two weeks before the new year and new ammunition and gun laws on the horizon, ammunition retailers are experiencing an increase in business.

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