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PA – Opinion – Pittsburgh gun control plan raises question: Are AR-15s assault weapons?

The reaction to my recent column supporting Pittsburgh’s proposed ban on assault weapons, and calling for a similar ban statewide, was predictable.

AZ – Retailers – Women-Founded and Led Website Brings Safe Gun Purchasing to Arizona

When BigWhiskerGuns.com debuts in mid-December, it will provide users with a wide range of benefits, including low fees for firearms transactions, a safe and secure platform, and the ability to connect with like-minded locals. 

Nat’l – Opinion – Why I Love the 1911, but Married the Glock (VIDEO)

The 1911 is arguably the sexiest gun to ever grace mankind. It feels perfect in the hand, recoil is an afterthought while firing. The 1911 manual of arms is akin to ballet. Graceful yet deliberate. When you hold a 1911, you feel as if you’ve just stolen Zeus’s Lightning Bolt. 

Nat’l – Gun Control – Tucker on New NJ Gun Ban: Venezuela Banned Gun Ownership Before Country’s Collapse (VIDEO)

Tucker Carlson warned that prior to Venezuela’s economic collapse and descent into public clashes with the government, the Maduro administration banned private ownership of firearms. 

MO – Retailers – Could A ‘Nordstrom’-Like Shopping Experience Get Women To Buy More Guns?

With a women’s fashion boutique, small cafe and concierge-style service for VIP members, Frontier Justice offers women and families a shopping experience more tailored to their needs than most gun stores and shooting ranges. 

Nat’l – Opinion – Social media and internet searches could cost you your gun rights

Under a recently introduced bill rights, using the words “deviant” or “homosexual” on social media or in an internet search would cost me my Second Amendment gun rights if I resided in New York. 

MA – Industry Insider – Small assault-style rifle firms thriving under activists’ radar

A decade ago, Kentucky’s Anderson Manufacturing was a small machine shop that didn’t make firearms. By 2016, it was making more rifles than Smith & Wesson. 

 

KS – LE – Suspect dead after taking officer’s gun and shooting police officer, officials say (VIDEO)

Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday evening. When officers arrived, the male suspect took an officer’s weapon and shot an officer, who is in stable condition. The officer returned fire, killing the man. 

AZ – Retailers – Mexico’s gun violence a “moral crisis of complicity” for U.S. border states

The market for semi-automatic assault rifles provided by gun shops in Tucson and other southwestern cities is perfect for criminal groups that use them to commit violence in Mexico. 

Int’l – Gun Control – The Ultimate Results of National Gun Control

Just like the discussion here in the U.S. that gun control is only designed to reduce crime and gun violence, when the laws disarm the public only those that don’t follow the law will have weapons, and that is exactly the situation in Venezuela. 

Nat’l – Gun Politics – What One Sandy Hook Parent Wants Congress to Do Next Year

Thompson says he plans to introduce a background check bill with at least five Republican co-authors next year, and he’s hoping the House will hold hearings on red flag laws and assault weapons. 

Nat’l – Gun Control – Are the Suburbs Getting More Progressive on Guns? Moms Demand Action Bets Yes

Amid a debate within the Democratic Party about whether progressive ideas can sway voters in suburbia, candidates affiliated with an advocacy group that campaigns against gun violence sought — and won — elected office even in historically conservative suburban districts.

NYC – Gun Control – After Parkland, a New Surge in State Gun Control Laws

After the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February, Congress did not act. But state legislatures did, passing 69 gun control measures this year — more than any other year since the Newtown, Conn., massacre in 2012, and more than three times the number passed in 2017. 

Nat’l – Retailers – Dick’s Sporting Goods Hunting for a Way to Grow Again

Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) shot itself in the foot when earlier this year it both banned the sale of modern sporting rifles (MSR) at its Field & Stream stores and prohibited adults under 21 from buying firearms. 

IN – Gun Crime – From Facebook to murder: ‘The gun has become the default way to resolve conflicts’

Aggravated assaults — often the only difference between an assault and a murder is the shooter’s aim — also have spiked. 

Nat’l – Opinion – How Bloomberg and ‘Moms Demand Action’ Mislead on Guns

Combined, the two gun control groups stand front and center in America’s anti-gun cult, with 4 million members, which is about on par with the membership of the National Rifle Association. 

MI – Hunting – Bill dictates hunting, not sterilization to control deer populations

The Michigan House of Representatives gave final passage Thursday to a bill that prohibits communities from adopting deer sterilization programs to limit growing deer populations in their towns. 

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DC – Military – FN America to Manufacture M240 Machine Guns in $13 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army announced recently that FN America has re-upped and will continue manufacturing the M240 series machine gun. The contract extension is to last for one year and is valued at $13.27 million. 

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