Ticker Archive

DC – Gun News – Congressman channels internet conspiracy theory in claiming ‘credible evidence’ links Las Vegas gunman to ISIS, Mexican border (VIDEO)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE January 19, 2018 – A Republican congressman dropped serious – and unsubstantiated – hints about a possible Islamic State connection to Stephen Paddock’s attack from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. It’s another instance of a fringe conspiracy theory leaking into the mainstream on Fox, this time in the words of an elected official. 

Nat’l – Gun Control – Democrats Advance with State Gun Control After NRA Retreats from Bump Stock Fight

BREITBART.COM January 18, 2018 – Democrats seized the moment for state-level gun control after the NRA retreated from the fight over new bump stock regulations. The retreat has provided safe passage for lawmakers who would otherwise be constrained to stand by the NRA for fear of political fallout. 

Nat’l – Military/LE – Is the Army Testing a Super Gun to Replace the M4?

NATIONAL INTEREST.ORG January 18, 2018 – In November, the Army’s plans to purchase a 7.62 mm off-the-shelf rifle as an intermediate solution finally gave up the ghost after months of budget-related uncertainty. Now, the Army is currently evaluating a rifle that could actually be fielded relatively soon, Milley said Wednesday at an Association of the United States Army event in Crystal City, Virginia. 

Nat’l – Politics – Gun Control Advocates See Chance of Victory in State Legislatures

NEWSMAX.COM January 18, 2018 – Supporters of stricter gun regulations see opportunities for victories in state legislature this year after some Republicans showed they would be willing to break with the National Rifle Association in order to support some new restrictions, The Hill reported Thursday. 

TN – Self-Protection – Armed neighbor credited for saving mother-of-four’s life during hatchet attack (VIDEO)

WKRN.COM January 18, 2018 –  It’s been nearly eight months since a Hickman County woman was savagely attacked with a hatchet by her ex-husband. The mother-of-four probably would have been killed in her own home if not for the quick actions of her neighbor who had a gun, the necessary training, and courage to come to her friend’s rescue. 

NV – Industry Insider – Shot Show 2018 – The Sober Up Show?

SEEKING ALPHA.COM January 18, 2018 – Next week will mark the start of the world’s largest annual firearms convention and industry tradeshow, the NSSF Shot Show. Last year, my focus for the show shifted from the “googa gagga” over new firearms and accessories to trying to figure out the state and readiness of the firearms industry for a return to “normal” with the election of President Trump. 

CA – Opinion – Puff Puff Bang Bang 

NORTH COAST JOURNAL January 18, 2018 – If you live in rural Humboldt, there’s a good chance you own a gun. There are plenty of benign reasons to own a rifle or pistol, most of them having to do with the need to entertain yourself in the middle of the woods where there’s no WiFi. When I was growing up, beer cans, road signs and squirrels took the brunt…

SD – Hunting – Lost hunting dog saved by surprised hunter

FOX NEWS January 17, 2018 – A lost hunting dog used her instincts to make her way back to safety after spending several days without food or water in the bitter South Dakota cold. The yellow Labrador was discovered January 4 when she retrieved a downed bird and returned it to a nearby hunter. The stunned hunter contacted U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials, who ultimately took the dog to…

TX – Industry Insider – Cabela’s Former CEO Thomas Millner Joins TrackingPoint as Special Advisor to the Board of Directors

PR NET January 17, 2018 – TrackingPoint, Inc. announced today that it has welcomed Tommy Millner, former CEO of retail giant Cabela’s, as a special advisor to TrackingPoint’s Board of Directors. Millner served as CEO of the Nebraska-based Cabela’s for almost 9 years. Prior to Cabela’s, he spent 14 years as president and CEO of North Carolina’s Remington Arms Company.

“TrackingPoint’s direction…

OH – Industry Insider – Hundreds of guns, outdoor equipment selling in two online auctions as Lancaster sporting goods store is liquidated

PR NEWSWIRE January 17, 2018 – Hundreds of firearms — along with ammunition, scopes, archery equipment, and outdoor supplies – are selling in two online auctions to liquidate the inventory of Ohio Valley Trading Post in Lancaster, Ohio. Gryphon Auction Group and Richard F. Kruse are conducting the auctions. 

CA – SHOT SHOW – Cubic to Showcase Realistic and Immersive Simulators for Firearms Training at SHOT Show

PR NEWSWIRE.COM January 17, 2018 – At the show, Cubic will offer a hands-on demonstration of the PRISim Suite®, a firearms simulator that provides an immersive training environment through the use of interactive video scenarios, allowing trainees to experience stress, fear and threats from the virtual actors on screen. Cubic representatives will also be available to discuss the latest in live fire range solutions using Cubic’s redesigned QuickRange® modular shooting…

CO – Gun Control – Colorado considering a ban on bump stocks like the ones used in Las Vegas shooting

DENVER POST January 17, 2018 – The uphill legislative effort rekindles a heated debate about gun regulations in a state with a legacy of high-profile mass shootings and mirrors an effort in Denver to impose a local ban on the devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic automatic weapons. State Sen. Mike Merrifield, D-Colorado Springs, introduced a bill the first day of the 2018 session to make the sale, purchase or possession of…

WA – Gun Control – Washington Senate Committee Votes to Ban “Bumpstocks”

SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO.ORG January 16, 2018 – A Washington state Senate committee this morning (Tuesday) approved a bill that would ban so-called “bumpstocks.” A bumpstock was used during the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October, an event to which Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) alluded before the vote. “The difference in opinion is how to address these. We feel it’s better addressed normally by mental health, rather than…

CA – Gun Control – 18 States, LE, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in California 10+ Magazine Ban Lawsuit

NRA-ILA.ORG January 16, 2018 – On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s recently enacted ban on the possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds as a result of Proposition 63, as well as all of California’s other restrictions…

DE – Politics – Carney-backed legislation looks to keep guns away from those with mental illness

DELAWARE ONLINE.COM January 16, 2018 – Gov. John Carney is backing legislation that would allow a judge to bar someone from owning a gun if a mental health worker tells police the person is dangerous to themselves or others. The bill, which legislators introduced Tuesday, will be named the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act and mirror a failed legislation that was proposed by the late former attorney general, according to the governor’s…

OH – SHOT SHOW – At 7” Wide, 30.7” Long and Shooting 440 FPS, TenPoint’s NEW Nitro X™ is the Fastest, Smallest Crossbow Ever

PR NET January 16, 2017 – TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ New 2018 Nitro X is the fastest and smallest crossbow ever produced.  Measuring an ultra-narrow 7-inches wide, the Nitro X unleashes supercharged speeds up to 440 feet-per-second, generating jaw-dropping 166 foot-pounds of kinetic energy and unmatched down-range accuracy.

“The Nitro X is an industry transcending crossbow,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO.  “It is the most powerful and most compact crossbow ever…

FL – SHOT SHOW – New for 2018 – Taurus 1911 Commander

PR NET January 16, 2018 – Taurus USA announces the expansion of their 1911 line to incorporate the popular Commander size model. The admired Taurus 1911™ series was first introduced in 2005 with several features commonly found on custom models at an affordable price. The Taurus 1911™ .45 ACP Commander with its 8+1 capacity, has a shorter profile than traditional full size 1911’s with its 4.2” barrel but maintains a full…

WA – Gun Control – Gun control advocates say they finally have momentum to pass sweeping firearms laws (VIDEO)

Q13FOX.COM January 15, 2018 – It was a big day when it comes to gun issues in the Legislature. It was standing room only on Monday as people packed a hearing in Olympia arguing for or against more gun control measures. Some of the bills talked about are nothing new but what is new is that several of them got heard by a Senate committee for the first time…

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