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AZ – Retailers – Working the Show: AZFirearms, the Little Gun Shop With a Big Reach

SHOTSHOW.ORG October 18, 2018 – AZFirearms in Avondale, Arizona, is physically a really small store, but it has an inventory of more than 1,200 guns in stock. “We specialize in military and old cowboy guns, and collectible guns,” owner Dan Todd says modestly as he downplays the “Largest Small Gun Shop in Arizona.” “We also carry the Glocks and the SIGs and all that,” he adds. “We’re authorized SIG dealers….

FL – Retailers – Florida gun maker told to find new bank, CEO claims

AMERICAN BANKER.COM October 9, 2018 – A Florida gun manufacturer is shopping for a new lender after being told by Fifth Third that its accounts would not be renewed. Cole Leleux, the CEO of Spike’s Tactical in Apopka, Fla., also said Tuesday that a bank official also told him last week that Fifth Third intends to “quietly exit the gun industry” — a claim the Cincinnati bank has denied….

TX – Retailers – NRA, Pro-Gun Groups Oppose Proposed Rules for Local Gun Retailers

THE RIVARD REPORT.COM September 27, 2018 – Proposed zoning rules for gun merchants – aimed at curbing gun violence in neighborhoods and around schools – cleared their first hurdle Wednesday when a City Council committee voted 3-2 to advance them to the Zoning Commission and the full Council for consideration. 

CO – Retailers – Loveland’s Jensen Arms to close its doors

REPORTER HERALD.COM September 17, 2018 – Jensen Arms, a locally owned gun store that has operated in Loveland for 24 years, will be closing its doors as soon as it liquidates its merchandise, owner John Burrud said Monday. “We’re calling it a retirement sale, but I will not be retiring,” Burrud said, explaining that he will shutter the store but continue selling guns and accessories online. 

UT – Retailers – Gun Sellers Emerge As Unlikely Ally In Fight Against Suicides

NBC NEWS.COM September 17, 2018 – “At first I was very skeptical, because we have been trained to think when people talk about suicide that it’s nothing more than a veiled attempt to take away our guns,” said Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, the state’s biggest gun-rights lobbying group. “Then I checked the data.” 

CA – Retailers – Federal Court Strikes Down California Law That Bans Handgun Signs, Advertising by Gun Dealers

CALGUNS FOUNDATION/SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION September 11, 2018 – Tuesday, federal Judge Troy Nunley ruled that a California law banning licensed gun dealers from displaying handgun-related signs or advertising is unconstitutional and violates their First Amendment rights. 

Very few who may have lied trying to buy guns are investigated or charged, study finds

USA TODAY.COM September 6, 2018 – Few gun buyers are ever prosecuted for lying on forms they are required to complete as part of a background check when purchasing a weapon, a new federal study concludes. In the 29 states where federal officials handle the background checks, there were only 12 prosecutions in fiscal 2017 of people who were found to have provided false information. 

WV – Retailers – As Gun Shop Nears 50 Years, Owner Receives Special Gift

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT.COM September 3, 2018 – An area businessman of nearly 50 years was honored recently with a gift commemorating his life and family. Jim Wheeler, owner of Wheeler’s Guns and Ammo, opened his doors on July 1, 1972, not knowing that 46 years later his business would be one of the largest gun and ammunition retailers in the Mountain State. 

Gun control steps hurt Dick’s Sporting sales, shares slip (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS (Via Reuters)  August 29, 2018 – Dick’s Sporting Goods reported a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly same-store sales and forecast further declines this year due to tighter controls on gun sales, sending its shares down 8 percent. The company posted a 1.9 percent fall in same-store sales, bigger than the average estimate of a 0.62 percent drop, also blaming weak sales of Under Armour products at its stores. …

SD – Retailers – Rapid City store owner to stop selling guns following burglary (VIDEO)

BLACK HILLS FOX.COM (KEVN) August 24, 2018 – For the second time in less than three years, a Rapid City sporting goods store is burglarized and dozens of guns stolen. The owner now says enough is enough and will no longer stock firearms. Wednesday, burglars again got into the store, this time by a ladder to the roof where they were able to drop down into the store. They…

Nat’l – Retailers – Firearms Sales Help Sportsman’s Warehouse Gain Share In Q2

SGB MEDIA.COM August 23, 2018 – Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc. gained additional market share in the second quarter thanks to continued success in firearms sales as the shifting landscape has prompted other retailers to exit that business. The company reported units of firearms grew 8.3 percent, while revenues of firearms, on a same-store sales basis, increased 3.6 percent.  

SD – Retailers – $10,000 reward offered in Rapid City gun store burglary

RAPID CITY JOURNAL.COM August 22, 2018 – ATF is offering a reward in the amount of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. 

OR – Retailers – Oregon Labor Commissioner Says Walmart Broke Law by Refusing Gun Sale to Teen

WILLAMETTE WEEK.COM August 21, 2018 – The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found this week that a Walmart store in St. Helens violated the state’s nondiscrimination laws when it refused to sell a rifle to a woman who was not yet 21 years old. Hannah Brumbles, 18, of Deer Island, Ore., filed a civil rights complaint with the state agency in April. She says Walmart discriminated against her by refusing…

NY – Retailers – 35 to 40 guns stolen from Parma shop, seventh burglary in 11 years

WIVB.COM August 16, 2018 – For a second time in just days, a gun shop in the Town of Parma has been burglarized. Right now, deputies say an investigation is underway into the recent theft. We’re told someone busted into the shop sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. It’s not clear exactly how many weapons were stolen this time, but deputies estimate it was between 35 to 40…

TX – Retailers – Fort Worth arms parts dealer selling last of bump stock maker’s inventory, websites show

DALLAS MORNING NEWS.COM August 16, 2018 – RW Arms, a  Fort Worth-based firearm parts dealer, has taken over sale of the remaining inventory for the tiny Texas maker of the bump stock, according to postings on two websites. Slide Fire Solutions, which burst onto the national consciousness following the mass slaying of Las Vegas concertgoers last October, closed its online store in June.  

Shooting the bull: Working the stock exchange

MAGIC VALLEY.COM August 9, 2018 – In the firearms industry, there’s very little bad news to report. The enterprise is alive and thriving, not only in the U.S but around the world. Currently, the market niche posting the highest sale volumes are the manufacturers’ budget or economy lines. Retailers report that Ruger is going ‘great guns’ with both its American Centerfire and the Rimfire lines. Winchester is actively trading…

Nat’l – Retailers –  Gun Control Proposal Hopes to Make Gun Stores, Ranges Display THIS Outside Their Businesses

TOWNHALL.COM August 8, 2018 – The Chair of the Kings County Council in Washington state has a gun control proposal he’s pushing for. The proposal takes a three-pronged approach to dealing with “gun violence” in the area but one of the proposals is new. Joe McDermott (D), the Council Chair, wants to make it mandatory for gun stores and ranges to have safety warning signs outside of their facilities. …

IL – Retailers – Downers Grove group calls for greater security measures for home-based gun sales

MY SUBURBAN LIFE.COM August 8, 2018 – Five Downers Grove residents or business owners hold federal firearms licenses, a fact that has raised concerns for members of the Downers Grove Marchers gun safety committee. The committee members are adamant they are not opposed to residents or businesses holding federal firearms licenses but believe the village of Downers Grove should enact stricter security requirements for those who hold the licenses. …

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