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NAT’L – RETAILERS – How guns sales and marketing have changed 20 years after Columbine massacre (VIDEOS)

Companies that make and sell firearms have adapted in differing ways since the Columbine killings, some with increased marketing efforts and others by exiting the business.  

MO – RETAILERS – Wood River man stole grenade launcher and machine guns from firearms dealer, feds say

Prosecutors say that in February, Bradley N. Boswell, 30, stole the guns from Benbow City Sports, a licensed federal firearms dealer. The company’s website says it makes, sells and services primarily short-barreled rifles. 

AR/LA/TX – RETAILERS – Federal bump stock ban impacting ArkLaTex gun retailers (VIDEO)

While discussing bump stocks, Gene Mock, an employee of Ron’s Gun Store Employee told KTBS, “I really have no use for them. They’re really just something to play with and burn ammo. As far as accurate fire it’s not really usable for accuracy shooting or hunting.” 

Multimillion-Dollar Settlement Reached In Latest Gun Store Negligence Lawsuit

KUNC.ORG (NPR) April 18, 2019 – The families of several people who were killed or wounded in a 2016 mass shooting near Wichita, Kansas, have reached a multimillion-dollar settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the pawn store that sold some of the guns used in the attack.

The lawsuit alleged that local retailer A Pawn Shop sold…

CO – RETAILERS – There was nothing to stop Sol Pais from legally buying a shotgun after arriving in Colorado, authorities say

Florida woman would have had to pass a background check before buying weapon. 

CO – RETAILERS – Sol Pais manhunt prompts politicians to trade accusations over guns and schools

“You know what would have made me feel better today?” asked House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine massacre, on Twitter Tuesday night. “Knowing good guys with guns would have been able to protect my kids. Instead, we let an 18-year-old girl terrorize our students. We need to make school safety a priority.” 

DE – RETAILERS – Senate Bill 68 lists guns that could no longer be sold

These specific firearms are defined as weapons prohibited for sale by Senate Bill 68. Certain exceptions are included in the bill, including the ability to keep any legally owned at the time the bill became law, and the ability to inherit legally owned guns. 

CA – RETAILERS – California’s AG: Gun Owners Who Have ‘High Capacity’ Magazines Are Going To…

Gun stores and ranges couldn’t keep the magazines in stock. In fact, some were even having to put limits on the number of magazines a person could buy at one time just to try to keep them in stock for a short period of time. 

CA – RETAILERS – High-capacity magazines flooded into California after judge struck down gun control law (VIDEO)

A federal judge’s decision to legalize the purchase of high-capacity firearm magazines in California touched off a massive buying frenzy, with hundreds of thousands of the magazines entering the state over a one-week period, according to a Second Amendment advocacy group. 

TX – RETAILERS – Multiple States Miss Reporting Deadline For Improving FBI Background Checks For Gun Purchases

A year after President Donald Trump signed legislation requiring states and federal agencies to add more information to the database that gun dealerships use during firearms purchases, a few states have missed a key deadline. 

AL – RETAILERS – Gun range owner working to keep cops, public aware of folding guns and other concealable weapons (VIDEO)

As digital technology advances, so do weapons and the co-owner of a local gun range wants to make sure law enforcement officers are up-to-date on concealable weapons technology.

NAT’L – RETAILERS – Companies Launch ‘High-Capacity’ Magazine Sales to CA Gun Owners

A number of retailers, manufacturers, and distributors have announced they are now selling “high-capacity” magazines to Californian gun owners. 

NAT’L – RETAILERS – Dick’s CEO a Member of Michael Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack is a member of Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety, part of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety.

NAT’L – RETAILERS – Dick’s Lost $150 Million Pushing Gun Control

What’s the price of a business going woke? If you’re a sporting goods chain and your main demographic is not deathly afraid of the existence of firearms, it may be a bad idea. 

WA – RETAILERS – Dealers explain how Washington’s gun-buying process actually works

Last week, two Democrats on the 2020 ticket told their supporters factually incorrect statements about gun purchasing. 


TX – RETAILERS – Major Bump Stock Seller Surrenders 60,000 Devices to ATF

Hours before a federal rule banning the possession of bump stocks came into effect on Tuesday, Texas-based gun accessory retailer RW Arms announced it was voluntarily turning over its entire inventory of 60,000 unsold devices to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for destruction. 

TX – RETAILERS – Federal bump stock ban arrives; Central Texas gun stores shrug

In Central Texas, gun store owners aren’t losing any sleep over the new directive, saying the ban won’t have much of an impact on business. Local retailers either didn’t sell them, or customers who wanted a bump stock snapped them up in the weeks following the shooting. 

NAT’L – RETAILERS – Federal gun background checks fall to lowest monthly level in four years

The FBI ran slightly more than 2 million checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) last month, compared to more than 2.3 million in February 2018. 

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