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NV – GUN RIGHTS – Some Nevada sheriffs back lawsuit to block red flag gun law

A GROUP SEEKING TO BLOCK NEVADA’S RED FLAG GUN LAW HAS RECEIVED THE BACKING OF SEVERAL RURAL NEVADA SHERIFFS AND IS IN TALKS WITH OTHERS, SAID NEVADANS CITIZEN ACTION NETWORK COFOUNDER JULIE HEREFORD, WHO ARGUES THE LAW TRAMPLES DUE PROCESS AND SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. SO FAR, HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE ALLEN, PERSHING COUNTY SHERIFF JERRY ALLEN AND EUREKA COUNTY SHERIFF JESSE WATTS, WHO VOWED TO FIGHT THE LAW UNTIL THERE IS “NO FIGHT LEFT IN (HIM),” ARE INDIVIDUALLY BACKING THE LAWSUIT.

VA – GUN RIGHTS – Jerry Falwell, Jr. says he might support ‘civil disobedience’ if Dems pass gun control

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT JERRY FALWELL, JR. RECENTLY SAID HE MIGHT CALL FOR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN THE EVENT THAT VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS ARE SUCCESSFUL IN PASSING STRICTER GUN LAWS THEY HAVE ALREADY PROPOSED.

VA – GUN RIGHTS – ‘Unconstitutional and worthless’: Emails show officials doubting gun sanctuaries

TIGHTER GUN LAWS AREN'T THE ONLY THING RURAL VIRGINIA COUNTIES HAVE RESISTED AS THEY'VE DECLARED THEMSELVES SECOND AMENDMENT "SANCTUARIES." THEY’VE ALSO DEFIED LEGAL ADVICE IN SOME CASES, IGNORING WARNINGS FROM COUNTY ATTORNEYS AND ADMINISTRATORS THAT THE SANCTUARY RESOLUTIONS ARE LEGALLY MEANINGLESS AND DANGEROUSLY CONFUSING.

VA – EDITORIAL – Another View: Thankful for a rally without incident

VIRGINIA BREATHED A SIGH OF RELIEF ON TUESDAY, ONE DAY AFTER GUN CONTROL OPPONENTS DOMINATED THE TRADITIONAL LOBBY DAY AFFAIR — MASSING AN ESTIMATED 22,000 PEOPLE AT THE CAPITOL TO PROTEST SEVERAL PROPOSED GUN CONTROL MEASURES BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THERE’S PLENTY OF CREDIT TO GO AROUND FOR THAT, BUT WHAT MATTERS TODAY IS THAT THE EVENT WAS NOT A REPEAT OF THE UGLY VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO. AND FOR THAT, EVERY VIRGINIAN SHOULD BE THANKFUL.

INT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Brazil’s Taurus signs deal with steel group Jindal to produce guns in India

BRAZILIAN GUNMAKER TAURUS ARMAS SA HAS SIGNED A JOINT VENTURE WITH INDIAN STEELMAKER JINDAL GROUP TO PRODUCE AND SELL GUNS IN INDIA, ACCORDING TO A SECURITIES FILING ON MONDAY. UNDER THE AGREEMENT, JINDAL WILL HOLD A 51% STAKE IN THE VENTURE AND TAURUS THE REMAINING SHARES, THE BRAZILIAN COMPANY SAID.

NAT’L – OPINION – Are Gun Rights Racist? The Media Would Have You Think So

IT'S THE TEA PARTY ALL OVER AGAIN. WAY BACK IN 2009 THE PRESS, FOLLOWED BY A GAGGLE OF LEFT-WING COMMENTATORS AND POLITICIANS, DID A NUMBER ON TEA PARTY PROTESTS, OFTEN PORTRAYING THEM—WITH LITTLE EVIDENCE—AS DRIVEN BY RACIST RAGE AGAINST PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA RATHER THAN PRINCIPLED OPPOSITION TO HIS ADMINISTRATION’S POLICIES. THESE SAME TACTICS WERE ON FULL DISPLAY MONDAY IN THE COVERAGE OF PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT PROTESTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.

TN – HOME DEFENSE – Gun owners seek legal protection for possible self-defense litigation (VIDEO)

THESE DAYS MORE PEOPLE ARE CARRYING WEAPONS -- ESPECIALLY GUNS -- FOR PERSONAL SAFETY. AND, IF AND WHEN YOU DO ACT IN SELF-DEFENSE SOME ARE NOW SEEKING ADDED PROTECTION FROM LAWSUITS. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF CASES WHERE A VICTIM DEFENDS HIMSELF FROM AN ATTACKER, AND THEN THAT INJURED CRIMINAL SUSPECT SUES THE VICTIM FOR DAMAGES. AND THAT'S PART OF WHAT'S LED TO MORE PEOPLE SEEKING LEGAL PROTECTION. "YOU CAN BE SUED OR CHARGED AND NOT EVEN FIRE THE GUN. YOU PULLED IT OUT AND THREATENED THEM," JOHN HARRIS WITH THE TENNESSEE FIREARMS ASSOCIATION SAID.

NV – SHOT SHOW – 15 Awesome Things I Saw At The Massive U.S. Gun Show Only Insiders Can Attend (VIDEOS)

WITH MORE THAN 2,000 EXHIBITING MANUFACTURERS AND COMPANIES CRAMMED INTO THE 13-ACRE SANDS CONVENTION CENTER, IT’S PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR A SINGLE VISITOR TO SEE EVERYTHING. BUT AFTER JUST TWO DAYS OF BEING TIGHTLY SURROUNDED BY GUNS, AMMUNITION, NAVY SEALS, MILITARY DOGS, TACTICAL GEAR, CAMOUFLAGE, AND AMERICAN FLAGS, MY FAITH HAS BEEN RESTORED IN THE STATUS OF FREEDOM AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN THIS COUNTRY, SAYS REPORTER.

TX – OPINION – Inside a Kingwood gun shop, no judgments. Just listening and learning.

THE SOFT-SPOKEN KINGWOOD, TEXAS GUN SHOP EMPLOYEE MINCES NO WORDS AS HE ADDRESSES A HUDDLE OF SIX WOMEN, SOME WEARING BRIGHT RED T-SHIRTS FROM MOMS DEMAND ACTION. THAT’S WHY THEY’RE HERE, IN A STORE WHERE DOZENS OF HANDGUNS AND ARMALITE RIFLES LINE THE WALLS LIKE CEREAL BOXES IN A GROCERY STORE. THEY’RE NOT HERE TO DEBATE THE SECOND AMENDMENT. NOT TO ADVOCATE FOR GUN CONFISCATION. NOT TO SHAME FOLKS FOR LEGALLY BUYING OR SELLING GUNS. THEY’VE COME TO LISTEN, TO LEARN AND TO LEAVE KNOWING BETTER HOW TO ENCOURAGE RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS TO STORE AND SECURE THEIR WEAPONS.

VA – RETAILERS – Arlington ammunition sales up 339% from last year

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA SUPPLIER SAYS AMMUNITION SALES UP 339% FROM LAST YEAR. AMMUNITIONTOGO.COM, AN ONLINE AMMUNITION RETAILER BASED IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, RECENTLY RECORDED A MASSIVE UPSURGE IN THEIR WEB TRAFFIC AND SALES IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. THE COMPANY REPORTS THE NUMBER OF VIRGINIANS ACCESSING THEIR WEBSITE IN 2020 HAS INCREASED BY 137 PERCENT AS COMPARED TO THE SAME TIME PERIOD IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

NV – SHOT Show 2020 Industry Day at the Range (VIDEO)

THE WORLDS LARGEST SHOOTING, HUNTING AND OUTDOOR TRADE (SHOT) SHOW IS FULLY LOADED, KICKING OFF SHOT SHOW 2020 AT INDUSTRY DAY AT THE RANGE.(VIDEO)

NV – SHOT Show 2020 Inside the Firearms Industry’s Largest Event (VIDEO)

HERE'S A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S TO COME AND WHAT CAN'T BE MISSED. SHOT SHOW TV, THE DAILY TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT COVERS SHOW NEWS, IS BEING BROADCAST IN HOTEL ROOMS AROUND LAS VEGAS.

WA – SELF-PROTECTION – Democrats push to require firearm training for concealed carriers

A PROPOSAL BY SENATE DEMOCRATS WOULD REQUIRE CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE APPLICANTS TO COMPLETE A SAFETY COURSE. SENATE BILL 6294 WOULD REQUIRE CONCEAL-CARRY PERMIT HOLDERS TO COMPLETE A EIGHT HOURS OF TRAINING THAT WOULD INCLUDE SAFE HANDLING AND STORAGE OF FIREARMS, STATE LAWS REGARDING THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, SUICIDE PREVENTION AND LIVE-FIRE SHOOTING EXERCISES.

WV – GUN RIGHTS – Civil War Redux? Some Virginia Counties May Want to Secede to Join West Virginia Over Gun Control

IT'S FAR FETCHED AND NO ONE IS TAKING IT SERIOUSLY -- YET. BUT THERE ARE SOME VIRGINIA COUNTIES THAT BORDER WEST VIRGINIA THAT ARE TALKING ABOUT SECESSION FROM THE OLD DOMINION AND JOINING THE MOUNTAIN STATE. JUST A LOT OF CHATTER, RIGHT? TRUE, BUT THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE EVEN TALKING ABOUT IT SHOWS HOW SERIOUS THE SITUATION IS GETTING IN VIRGINIA. AS OF JANUARY 16, 105 VIRGINIA CITIES AND COUNTIES HAD PASSED SOME KIND OF RESOLUTION DECLARING THEMSELVES "SANCTUARY" LOCATIONS FOR GUN OWNERS. WHO WOULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT SIX MONTHS AGO?

VA – GUN POLITICS – Whose guns will the Virginia General Assembly grab?

IN THE MONTHS LEADING UP TO THE 2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION, THE PRO-GUN VIRGINIA CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE RILED UP GUN OWNERS FROM BIG STONE GAP TO VIRGINIA BEACH WITH TALK OF GOVERNMENT GUN GRABS AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL INFRINGEMENTS OF THEIR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. THEY TURNED OUT CROWDS WHO SPURRED ELECTED BODIES OF MORE THAN 100 VIRGINIA LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ADOPT SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY STATUS — EMPTY, FEEL-GOOD RESOLUTIONS THAT CHEERED AUDIENCES WHO PACKED MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT CHAMBERS, BUT AREN’T WORTH THE PAPER THEY’RE PRINTED ON. THEN, AS 22,000-ODD GUN RIGHTS SUPPORTERS (MANY OF THEM ARMED) DESCENDED UPON RICHMOND ON MONDAY, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TURNED UP THE HEAT. “THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IN THE GREAT COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA ARE [SIC] WORKING HARD TO TAKE AWAY YOUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. DON’T LET IT HAPPEN, VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 2020!” TRUMP TWEETED.

VA – RETAILERS – ‘It’s great for business, but it’s bad why it’s good for business’ Suffolk gun shop owner on record sales (VIDEO)

THINGS ARE BUSY AT RICHMOND, VIRGINIA’S CE TACTICAL - BACKGROUND CHECK AFTER BACKGROUND CHECK. “WE ARE PUSHING PROBABLY 3 TO 4 TIMES AS MANY GUNS THEN WHAT WE NORMALLY DO,” SAID ANDREW CROSSFIELD. BUSINESS IS BOOMING, BUT SALES MANAGER CROSSFIELD HAD TO TAKE SOME TIME OFF TO STAND WITH FELLOW GUN RIGHTS SUPPORTERS IN RICHMOND MONDAY MORNING. “A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE SHOWING THAT THEY CARE AND SHOWING SUPPORT. IT FELT REALLY GOOD,” SAID CROSSFIELD. BUT HE HAD TO LEAVE EARLY TO GET BACK TO HIS CUSTOMERS WHO WERE SHOPPING FOR GUNS.

VA – RETAILERS – Ammunition sales in Va. skyrocket over growing concern of gun control, ammo shop says

AN ONLINE AMMUNITION SHOP HAS NOTICED AN UPSURGE IN AMMUNITION SALES IN VIRGINIA RECENTLY. AMMUNITIONTOGO.COM, AN ONLINE AMMUNITION RETAILER BASED IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, REPORTS THAT THEY HAVE SEEN A MASSIVE UPSURGE IN THEIR ONLINE TRAFFIC AND SALES IN VIRGINIA. THE COMPANY SAYS THAT THE NUMBER OF VIRGINIANS ACCESSING THEIR WEBSITE IN 2020 HAS INCREASED BY 137 PERCENT AS COMPARED TO THIS TIME PERIOD IN 2019.

CA – GUN RIGHTS – LA City Council Repeals Law Requiring Disclosure of Ties to NRA 

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED TUESDAY TO REPEAL AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING BUSINESSES CONTRACTED WITH THE CITY TO DISCLOSE ANY TIES TO THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. THE MOVE COMES AFTER A FEDERAL JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKED THE LAW LAST MONTH. COUNCILMEMBERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE ORDINANCE LAST FEBRUARY REQUIRING COMPANIES THAT DO BUSINESS WITH THE CITY TO DISCLOSE LINKS TO THE GUN RIGHTS ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES.

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