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CO – Retailers – Littleton gun store hit in smash-and-grab for second time in less than year (VIDEO)

FOX 31 DENVER.COM May 24, 2017 – A gun store was robbed for the second time in less than a year early Wednesday morning, the Littleton Police Department said. Triple J Armory was hit in a smash-and-grab robbery just before 2 a.m. Police said four suspects in a stolen Jeep Cherokee out of Aurora rammed into security posts, then through the front door of the gun store. Once inside,…

CT – Retailers – Attention Retailers: Brady Campaign May Approach You

DAILY CALLER.COM May 19, 2017 – It has been brought to our attention that individuals working directly for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence may be seeking to visit FFLs to engage with owners or employees in order to better understand the “Gun Culture.” NSSF strongly advises that if you or your employees are approached in person, by phone, over email or via social media that you decline to…

Illinois House Committee Moves Strict New Gun-Dealer Regulations Forward

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM May 19, 2017 – The Illinois House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill that would create strict new regulations for gun dealers on Tuesday. The bill would require that anyone who sells more than nine guns per year to obtain a special state license. The Illinois system would duplicate much of the federal system that already exists to oversee gun dealers but would add…

CA – Retailers – SF forces gun suppliers to agree to halt sale of high-capacity kits

SF GATE.COM May 16, 2017 – Five online gun suppliers have agreed to halt their California sales of “repair kits” that buyers can assemble into high-capacity magazines outlawed by the state, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Tuesday. Herrera sued the companies in February, accusing them of violating California laws prohibiting the sale of gun magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. He said Tuesday the companies have agreed…

IL – Retailers – Illinois Dem’s Latest Solution to Chicago Gun Violence: More Fees, Regulations for Licensed Gun Dealers

BREITBART.COM May 16, 2017 – Illinois Democrats’ latest solution to Chicago gun violence comes in the form of more fees and regulations for the already limited number of licensed gun dealers in the city. In other words, Democrats are responding to gang violence and street crime by targeting individuals who have taken the time to go through the legal channels necessary to acquire a Federal Firearms License (FFL); individuals…

WI – Retailers – Gander Mountain Update: Bought at Auction, Some Stores to Stay Open, New Name & Logo, More Guns

PERSONAL DEFENSE WORLD.COM May 16, 2017 – RV company Camping World recently acquired Gander’s intellectual property, store leases and its Overton’s boating business after reportedly bidding $390 million for it at a bankruptcy auction. Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis said the plan going forward is to keep open at least 70, and keep them operating as Gander Mountain. Lemonis also announced that Gander Mountain would be renamed Gander Outdoors.  [full…

TX – Retailers – Former Secret Service Agent Sets Trap for Gun Thieves (VIDEO)

ABC 13.COM May 12, 2017 – It may sound like science fiction, but one of the latest methods gun stores are using to prevent theft are machines that spew gas from the ceiling. Thom Bolsch, owner of Saddle River Range in The Woodlands, purchased the custom-made FastFog System from a company in Canada. “The premise behind it, of course, if you can’t see the guns, you can’t steal the…

The ATF Is Shutting Down Businesses It Says Are Hawking Silencers Disguised as Cleaning Tools

THE TRACE.COM May 12, 2017 – Utah firearms dealer Jeffrey Luck knows his customers are frustrated when they hear it takes $200, and as long as nine months, to process a federal application to buy a firearms silencer. But the law is the law, and as the licensed owner of Darkside Tactical, Luck says he stays on the right side of it. So imagine Luck’s annoyance when he learned…

PA – Retailers – Gun shop owners say pro-gun presidents usually hurt sales

COURIER TIMES.COM May 10, 2017 – “Hurry in before Hillary.” The sign posted in August outside Crown Firearms in Pennsburg suggested to potential customers that if Hillary Clinton was elected president in November, she would likely push for stricter gun control laws. “When there’s a threat to take guns away, people always buy more,” Michael Claypoole, the shop’s owner said recently when reminded of the sign. “An anti-gun president,”…

IN – Retailers – Gun sales level out after election hype

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE.COM May 7, 2017 – SOUTH BEND — The boom of gun sales and permit applications caused by the craze of the 2016 election is settling, but it’s not sending the industry into the dark days some predicted for the era of a Donald Trump presidency. Last year saw record numbers of background checks and licenses being issued, but as Trump took office, those numbers started to…

Nat’l – Retailers – How Much Gun Sales Really Spiked After Sandy Hook Shooting

VOCATIV.COM May 1, 2017 – Soon after 20 children and six school employees were killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, it appeared there would be a real sea change in the gun control debate. But amid many later disappointments in the push to increase gun regulation, it seems the only major lasting impact shootings like Sandy Hook have had is in creating more demand…

CO – Retailers – Former Army sniper opens gun store in Windsor

THE COLORADOAN.COM April 27, 2017 – Former Army sniper and private military contractor Eric Croft stepped off a plane from Iraq on Monday and went to work getting Windsor Armory ready to open on Saturday. His new store at 1525 Main St., Suite 2B, near the intersection of Main and 15th streets, will offer firearms, rifles, ammunition and accessories. His related company, Croft Tactical, will provide training, including advanced long rifle…

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

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