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THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION WILL UNVEIL A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY TRAINING PROGRAM ALONG WITH A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY INSURANCE PLAN DURING THE GROUP'S ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEK. THE NEW PROGRAMS, COLLECTIVELY CALLED NRA CARRY GUARD, WILL FEATURE ADVANCED TRAINING AIMED AT THE MORE THAN 14 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE LEGALLY PERMITTED TO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DRONESHIELD HAS JUST SOLD ITS PROTOTYPE DRONEGUN TO A G7 COUNTRY’S MILITARY FORCE TO BE USED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. DRONESHIELD’S RADAR- JAMMING GUN FORCES DRONES TO EITHER IMMEDIATELY LAND OR RETURN TO THE DRONE OPERATOR, MEANING IT CAN DEFEND PEOPLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS FROM DRONES.A NEW BILL IS ABOUT TO BE SIGNED IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT WOULD REQUIRE GUN DEALERS TO ALERT WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ANY TIME A PERSON DOES NOT PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK DURING A GUN SALE. THE NEW BILL ADDS AN ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK STEP FOR GUN DEALERSTHE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION AND THE F.A.I.R TRADE GROUP WILL FOCUS ON NUMEROUS CHANGES GOING ON IN SEVERAL U.S. AGENCIES AFFECTING THE BUSINESS OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING FIREARMS DURING THE 16TH ANNUAL FIREARMS IMPORT/EXPORT CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 3-4 WITH OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSIONS ON AUG. 2.THE USCCA HAS BEEN DISINVITED TO NRA ANNUAL MEETING BEING HELD LATE THIS WEEK IN ATLANTA.  IN A PRESS RELEASE, THE USCCA SUGGESTED THAT THE NOTICE THEY RECEIVED FROM THE NRA MIGHT HAVE BEEN A “STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANEUVER” BECAUSE THE NRA RECOGNIZES THE USCCA AS A FRONTRUNNER IN CONCEALED CARRY RELATED MATTERS.

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Barricades and security cameras: With more gun store thefts, owners arm themselves (VIDEO)

KANSAS CITY STAR.COM April 23, 2017 – Gun store burglaries nationwide are on the rise. But Ron Quick isn’t too worried. For him, concrete barricades and security cameras — among other things — are enough to protect his business. He’s owned Quick’s Guns and Transfers in Kansas City, Kan., for about two years, opening it after closing Quick’s BBQ at the same location. The old dining room is the gun store’s…

WA – Retailers – Local gun dealer reacts to proposed gun law (VIDEO)

NWCN.COM April 23, 2017 – A new bill is about to be signed in Washington State that would require gun dealers to alert Washington State Patrol any time a person does not pass a background check during a gun sale. The current law in Washington State requires businesses that sell or transfer guns from one owner to the next to run a background check on anyone trying to get…

IL – Retailers – Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Demands Tougher Laws for Gun Dealers as Straw Purchaser Gets Probation

NRA-ILA.ORG April 21, 2017 – On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with representatives of the UCAN organization to make the case for further gun controls to combat the city’s violent crime. Chicago’s WLS reported that Emanuel used the opportunity to demand enactment of “strong and sensible” legislation targeting firearms dealers while lambasting federal gun laws as weak. However, a sentence handed down in a recent straw purchasing case bolsters the…

Illinois Measure Could Force Many Gun Dealers Out Of Business

AMERICA’S FIRST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) April 13, 2017 – A gun dealer licensing scheme—set for consideration the week after next in the Illinois state Senate—is so restrictive that it could run many honest Prairie State gun dealers out of business. According to NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, Senate Bill 1657 creates an onerous gun dealer licensing scheme within the state. “While the purported intent of this legislation was to enhance ‘responsible…

The Illinois Senate Bill 1657 Gun Dealer Licensing Act

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Synopsis As Introduced: Creates the Gun Dealer Licensing Act. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to engage in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring firearms without a license issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that a dealership agent other than a dealer licensee-in-charge may act on behalf of the licensed dealership without being licensed as a dealer…

Nat’l – Retailers – Number of firearms stolen from gun stores spiked in 2016, finds new ATF report

ABCNEWS.COM April 11, 2017 – The number of firearms stolen during gun store burglaries was up nearly 59 percent from 4,721 in 2015 to 7,488 in 2016, according to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives’ annual Federal Firearms Licensee Theft/Loss report released Tuesday.   12Apr17 CloseupGunsWall

GA – Retailers – Feds nail Georgia gun dealer for tank-piercing WW II rifle ‘The Elephant’

LEDGER-INQUIRER.COM April 8, 2017 – A federal jury found a Georgia gun dealer guilty of having an unregistered World War II rifle designed to take out a tank. Mark Mann of Macon company Mann’s World runs The Rifleman, where federal agents on Dec. 30, 2014, found a Finnish Lahti 20mm antitank rifle. They were tipped off by the gun’s former owner after Mann bounced two checks that were to pay for…

A Gun Store Owner’s Thoughts on “The Trump Effect” (VIDEO)

TOWNHALL.COM April 6, 2017 – The gun industry in America is changing. Ever since we kicked Obama out and voted Trump in, there’s been a shift happening that’s been felt at gun stores nationwide. Without the constant threat of gun confiscation and anti-Second Amendment legislation coming from the White House, we’re seeing some major shifts in the market. I recently sat down with licensed FFL Dealer, Alex Joye Grenier (owner of Patriot…

WI – Retailers (Related) – Burglar took guns from Janesville gun shop, police say

MADISON.COM April 6, 2017 – A smash and grab burglar made off with firearms Tuesday night from a Janesville gun shop. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance images of the suspect who allegedly broke into Armageddon Supplies, 2144 W. Highway 14, at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies responded to the audible alarm at the store, finding evidence of a break-in and burglary, with video showing the suspect smashing…

OH – Retailers – ‘Sign of the times’: Gun store installs concrete barricades to fight smash-and-grab break-ins (VIDEO)

FOX 8.COM CLEVELAND April 4, 2017 – A gun store owner spent the morning picking up broken glass after a group of men were caught on surveillance video breaking into his Parma store. Police say the men used a stolen SUV from Berea in a smash-and-grab attempt around 4 a.m Tuesday morning, then tied a chain to the barred front door of the store On Target Firearms on State Road to…

WA – Retailers – Would-be car thief held at gunpoint outside gun store (VIDEO)

KIRO TV.COM April 3, 2017 –  A would-be car thief in Lynnwood discovered he’d made a huge mistake. The incident happened outside Lynnwood Gun during daylight hours early Sunday evening. Lynnwood police say employees held the thief at gunpoint after forcing him out of a customer’s truck. Police say the suspect had managed to get inside a truck parked in clear view of all the traffic on Highway 99…

DC – Retailers – ‘Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales’: Guess What Happened After Trump’s Election

NPR.ORG March 31, 2017 – Donald Trump won the backing of the National Rifle Association and many gun owners by opposing limits to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms. But since his election and in the early months of his presidency, Trump has not been good for the gun business. Shares of publicly traded firearms companies have fallen. The pro-gun president nicking the fortunes of the industry he…

VA – Retailers – New Cabela’s megastore in Gainesville, Va., is a monument to gun rights

WASHINGTON POST March 24, 2017 – The camouflage ribbon was in place. Fifteen yards away and 21 feet off the ground, archer Jeff Ware pumped his fist into the air, cocked his crossbow and released. The arrow pierced the ribbon in one go, and the crowd went wild. “Y’all ready to go shopping?” Ware shouted. “Whoo!” And with that, the doors of the region’s first Cabela’s — the chain…

Americans spent an estimated $17 billion on ammunition while Obama was president

WASHINGTON POST March 22, 2017 – The end result is that total sales of guns and ammunition during Obama’s eight years in office were over $45.7 billion dollars — and that’s without data for the fourth quarter of 2016. That’s $29.1 billion on firearms — $14.7 billion of which was long guns — and $16.6 billion on ammunition. When fourth-quarter numbers come in, those figures will climb. Converted into…

SC – Retailers – Recently deployed 3xLOGIC Thermal Cameras Keep Hyatt Guns One Step Ahead of the Bad Guys

BENZINGA.COM March 22, 2017 – 3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions, today announced that Hyatt Guns, the largest gun speciality store in the US, has deployed 3xLOGIC thermal cameras to significantly increase security for the store. Sonitrol Carolinas installed the thermal cameras and oversees video monitoring of the cameras and other on-going needs. Larry Hyatt chose 3xLOGIC cameras to increase surveillance capability for his shop’s…

CA – Retailers – Alameda County’s controversial gun ordinance goes before Ninth Circuit Court

EAST BAY TIMES.COM March 22, 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is pondering whether an Alameda County ordinance that prohibits gun stores from existing within 500 feet of schools, liquor stores, and residential neighbors is unconstitutional. Attorneys for Second Amendment advocates and Alameda County on Wednesday argued the constitutionality of the 1998 ordinance that only applies to small pockets of the county that are unincorporated, but poses…

A Sporting Chance? 

CHAMPAIGN NEWS-GAZETTE March 19, 2017 – Around 2012, Dean Hazen opened a gun shop out of his garage, converting it to a storefront and taking advantage of the surge in gun sales during the Obama administration. Once his business, called The Gun Experts, outgrew its location, Hazen had a decision to make. “Basically, it got to the point where I was in a residential area, and my business had…

Nat’l – Retailers – Gun dealers face lagging sales with Obama out of White House

WASHINGTON TIMES March 19, 2017 – Second Amendment advocates and those in the industry say sales remain relatively high but that they are working to retool their marketing in a post-Obama world. “Retailers that experienced panic buying in the past are hitting the reset button to compete in an altered selling environment, one that demands more planning and forward thinking to maintain a consistent bottom line,” Peter B. Mathiesen…

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BREAKING :
THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION WILL UNVEIL A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY TRAINING PROGRAM ALONG WITH A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY INSURANCE PLAN DURING THE GROUP'S ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEK. THE NEW PROGRAMS, COLLECTIVELY CALLED NRA CARRY GUARD, WILL FEATURE ADVANCED TRAINING AIMED AT THE MORE THAN 14 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE LEGALLY PERMITTED TO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DRONESHIELD HAS JUST SOLD ITS PROTOTYPE DRONEGUN TO A G7 COUNTRY’S MILITARY FORCE TO BE USED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. DRONESHIELD’S RADAR- JAMMING GUN FORCES DRONES TO EITHER IMMEDIATELY LAND OR RETURN TO THE DRONE OPERATOR, MEANING IT CAN DEFEND PEOPLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS FROM DRONES.A NEW BILL IS ABOUT TO BE SIGNED IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT WOULD REQUIRE GUN DEALERS TO ALERT WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ANY TIME A PERSON DOES NOT PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK DURING A GUN SALE. THE NEW BILL ADDS AN ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK STEP FOR GUN DEALERSTHE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION AND THE F.A.I.R TRADE GROUP WILL FOCUS ON NUMEROUS CHANGES GOING ON IN SEVERAL U.S. AGENCIES AFFECTING THE BUSINESS OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING FIREARMS DURING THE 16TH ANNUAL FIREARMS IMPORT/EXPORT CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 3-4 WITH OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSIONS ON AUG. 2.THE USCCA HAS BEEN DISINVITED TO NRA ANNUAL MEETING BEING HELD LATE THIS WEEK IN ATLANTA.  IN A PRESS RELEASE, THE USCCA SUGGESTED THAT THE NOTICE THEY RECEIVED FROM THE NRA MIGHT HAVE BEEN A “STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANEUVER” BECAUSE THE NRA RECOGNIZES THE USCCA AS A FRONTRUNNER IN CONCEALED CARRY RELATED MATTERS.