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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…

Nat’l – Retailers – People Don’t Want to Buy Guns Anymore!

AMERICAN CONCEALED.COM March 17, 2017 – According to FBI statistics, a lot less people are buying guns in the United States since Election Day. Most experts who study the data say that this is due to the election of a president that supports gun rights. We believe this is true but is also likely a simple answer. Trump’s election removed a sense of urgency that people who were worried about…

TX – Retailers – Gun owners across the country are now paying higher prices for ammunition (VIDEO)

CBS4LOCAL.COM March 16, 2017 –  Gun owners are now shelling out more money than ever for target practice, because the cost of ammunition has risen significantly over the last several years. Ammo prices are up across the country, making shooting more expensive. “On average, just popping into the range for a little bit, I’ll probably shoot anywhere from 150 to 200 rounds. On weekends shooting (at) a competition, I…

NV – Retailers – Owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas loses control of business, files for bankruptcy

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL March 15, 2017 – Bob Irwin walked into this office last week at The Gun Store and, he says, found that someone had packed his books, catalogs and other belongings into boxes. Just another sign that after almost three decades in charge, Irwin’s on the outs. The Gun Store, a Las Vegas retailer and shooting range, lets customers unload on targets with machine guns, semi-automatic rifles,…

CA – Retailers – Politics, gun-control anxiety cited for California’s record 2016 gun sales (AUDIO)

SCPR.ORG (NPR) March 15, 2017 – Californians bought guns at a blazing-fast pace in 2016, setting a record for the most guns ever sold in the state with 1.3 million. It was the first year Californians had ever purchased more than a million firearms. That’s according to data from the California Department of Justice’s Dealer Record of Sale system, which tracks gun sales in the state. Data the agency…

MN – Retailers – Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy; 3 Minnesota stores closing

TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS.COM March 10, 2017 – Gander Mountain, one of the nation’s largest outdoor outfitters, has filed for bankruptcy. The privately held St. Paul-based retailer announced Friday that it has voluntarily filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to help sell it and its subsidiaries, including Overton’s, an online boating retailer. The company said three of its Minnesota stores — in Woodbury, Rogers and Mankato — will…

MD – Retailers – More than 30 weapons stolen from gun shop in Rockville (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON POST March 9, 2017 – More than 30 weapons were stolen early Thursday from a gun shop in Rockville, authorities said. Police in Montgomery County said in a statement they received an alert about an alarm going off around 3:50 a.m. Thursday at the United Gun Shop. About 24 handguns and seven long guns were taken from the store, and the suspects fled in a light-colored, four-door sedan,…

Nat’l – Retailers – Gun Sales Continue Retreat From Record Levels Seen Under Obama

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON March 7, 2017 – February continued the recent trend of gun-related background checks falling from record levels since former President Obama left office and President Trump was inaugurated. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) ran 2,234,817 checks in February, according to FBI documents. That’s a retreat of nearly 400,000 checks from last February. The slowing but still historically high sales levels come on the heels…

Nat’l – Retailers – Why after-hours security measures at gun stores matter (VIDEO)

KkY3.COM March 6, 2017 – In most states, gun stores don’t have to beef up security like locking up guns after hours. But since the government started keeping track in 2012, gun store break-ins have been increasing. In 2016, break-ins were at an all time high. In 2012 there were 4,340 guns stolen during burglaries. In 2016, there were 7,488 up 30 percent from 2015. That’s a big deal because the stolen guns are likely getting into the…

CO – Retailers – The Gun Lovers No One Talks About

VOCATIV.COM March 6, 2017 – Jae Seifert is a liberal guy. The Minnesota native says he’s in favor of legalizing weed and physician-assisted euthanasia. He’s pro-immigrant and believes in civil rights for all Americans. In last year’s election, he was an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter — before he reluctantly backed Hillary Clinton. Much like Sanders, Seifert’s politics don’t fit the classic liberal mold. Now living in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Seifert…

Nat’l – Retailers – Gun Store Burglaries Soar by 30%, Smashing ATF Record

THE TRACE.COM March 3, 2017 – Thieves are breaking into more gun stores, and stealing more weapons, than at any time since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began tracking burglaries and robberies five years ago. A total of 558 burglaries were reported at licensed firearms dealers in 2016, a 30 percent jump over 2015, which had previously been the busiest year on record for gun store…

NC/SC – Retailers – Locked and Looted: Carolinas lead country in thefts from gun dealers, pawn shops (VIDEO)

WMBF NEWS.COM February 22, 2017 – HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – More guns are stolen in the Carolinas than anywhere else in the country. In 2016, more than 930 firearms were stolen from gun dealers and pawn shops that hold federal firearm licenses in North Carolina and South Carolina. Over 200 of those guns were taken from a Grand Strand area gun shop. The theft from Five Star Guns…

Families in Valley slayings clear obstacle in suit against Walmart

THE MORNING CALL February 20, 2017 – The families of three people murdered in a 2015 shooting spree in Allentown and Easton have cleared a significant hurdle in their lawsuit to hold Walmart responsible for selling the ammunition used in the slayings to an underage and possibly intoxicated buyer in the wee hours of the morning. A Philadelphia judge refused Walmart’s request to have the case dismissed under a…

CA – Retailers – Bill introduced to increase security at California gun stores

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER February 16, 2017 – A new piece of legislation was introduced Thursday to strengthen security at gun stores across the state. Under Senate Bill 464, gun retailers would be required to lock guns in a secure facility when the business is closed, such as an area that has steel bars on the windows, deadbolts, or a metal grate on the doors. Retailers must either take their…

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