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Nat’l – Gun Control – 500 gun control marches to get a $5,000 boost — each — to cover expenses

WASHINGTON TIMES March 7, 2018 – Close to 500 of these marches are set for March 24, and many will receive financial help from a major gun control activist group — at the rate of $5,000 for each event. A mega-march will take place in the nation’s capital. There will also be a multitude of “sibling marches” in all 50 states according to Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization primarily…

IL – Gun Control – Assault weapons ban moves forward in Deerfield, April vote likely

CHICAGO TRIBUNE March 7, 2018 – The village of Deerfield may follow the lead of neighboring Highland Park and ban the kind of rapid-fire weapons that were used in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school and recent massacres at a church in Texas, a Las Vegas concert and an Orlando nightclub. A proposed ban of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines received unanimous support from Deerfield…

MI – Gun Rights – Michigan Lawsuit Against Dick’s Sporting Goods for Age Discrimination in Gun Sales

REASON.COM March 7, 2018 – In Fulton v. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., filed yesterday, an 18-year-old plaintiff is suing over Dick’s refusing — based on his age — to sell him a rifle. Michigan law categorically prohibits age discrimination except where allowed by other provisions (which would include laws banning alcohol sales to under-21-year-olds, the federal law banning handgun sales by licensed gun dealers to under-21-year-olds, and the like). 

Nat’l – Opinion – Liberals Are Fine With Teens Rearranging The Constitution, But Don’t Trust Them With Guns

THE FEDERALIST.COM March 6, 2018 – Liberals have fallen in love with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The willingness of the survivors to use the national spotlight to advocate for more gun control has transformed them from merely sympathetic victims of a tragedy to teen idols of a mainstream media eager to find a tipping point in the gun debate. 

Int’l – Industry Insider – A third of guns in the US are imported, and foreign firearms makers want a say on gun control

QUARTZ MEDIA.COM (Reuters) March 7, 2017 – American gun manufacturers aren’t the only firms that want gun laws to remain lenient: The US imports about a third of its firearms, most of which are made by companies headquartered in Europe, according to data from Small Arms Analytics. 

MA – Industry Insider – Smith & Wesson Wary on ‘Smart Guns’

WALL STREET JOURNAL March 6, 2018 – Smith & Wesson’s parent company said Tuesday that it was wary of adding “smart-gun” technology to its weapons, as investors push the industry to address safety issues in the wake of recent mass shootings. Asset manager BlackRock Inc. urged listed firearms makers last week to address their potential exposure to litigation from mass shootings. The world’s largest money manager by assets is also the…

NC – Industry Insider – Remington Postpones Bankruptcy as BofA Hands Off Agent Role

BLOOMBERG LP.COM March 6, 2018 – Remington Outdoor Co., the gunmaker headed for bankruptcy, postponed its court filing deadline by one week as Bank of America Corp. stepped away from a key role in the turnaround plan. The Chapter 11 case will be filed by March 14, instead of the previously targeted March 7, according to an amendment posted on Remington’s website Monday.  

CT – Retailers – Conn. governor asks Bass Pro to amend gun sales policies

JOURNAL STAR.COM March 6, 2018 – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Bass Pro Shops, which owns Cabela’s, to be the latest major retailer to end the sale of assault-style weapons and stop selling firearms to people under 21. The governor also asked Bass Pro Shops to stop carrying high-capacity magazines. 

OR – Retailers – 20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies (VIDEO)

NBC NEWS March 6, 2018 – An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle. Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles starting at age 18. The lawsuit claims a store owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods in Medford, Oregon, refused to sell Watson a .22-caliber Ruger rifle on Feb. 24. The suit…

Nat’l – Hunting – Trump to consider elephant trophy imports on ‘case-by-case’ basis

THE HILL.COM March 5, 2018 – The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced last week that it will now consider all permits for importing elephant trophies from African nations on a “case-by-case basis,” breaking from President Trump’s earlier promises to maintain an Obama-era ban on the practice. 

Nat’l – Word Control – Democrats, Media Just Don’t Know How to Talk About Guns (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON  March 5, 2018 – For years, Democrats and media figures have badly bungled gun vocabulary, gun laws and overall gun knowledge. Here’s two minutes’ worth of folks talking about stopping “machine gun magazines,” “high-magazine clips,” and “rapid-fire magazines,” banning guns that are already banned, conflating automatic weapons with semiautomatic weapons, warning about heat-seeking bullets, mourning the legality of hunting humans, and Joe Biden yelling, “Boom!” Enjoy. Or cringe. Either way.  [full…

VA – Gun Rights – NRA Memberships Surge in Wake of Anti-NRA Protests, ‘Media Bias’

BREITBART.COM March 5, 2018 – National Rifle Association memberships surged in the wake of the anti-NRA protests and “media bias” that followed the February 14 Florida school shooting. That rise occurred at a time when many Democrats, media personalities, and Hollywood celebrities were denouncing the NRA as causal in the shooting that took 17 lives in a gun-free zone.

CT – Industry Insider – Call Your Senators; Urge Passage Of The Fix Nics Act

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG March 5, 2018 – S.2135, the Fix NICS Act, is supported by half of the U.S. Senate. Help sustain the momentum. Contact your U.S. senators to urge passage of this critical NSSF-backed legislation to enhance records submission to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to help stop prohibited persons from acquiring firearms. 

TX – Politics – Children involved in politics presents problems

DAILY TOREADOR.COM March 4, 2018 – These children are behaving exactly like one would expect children to. They are being vicious and disrespectful while demanding that they be taken seriously. I’m sorry, but no. If you want to engage in an honest and respectful discussion about policy, then actually engage in honest and respectful discussion. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Left brings campaign against gun-makers to Wall Street

THE HILL.COM March 4, 2018 – Activists on the left are opening a new front in their campaign to undercut gun manufacturers, this time putting pressure on financial companies and pension funds. Now activists are hoping to deal a bigger blow to gun manufacturers by getting the financial world to turn against them. But the effort could be a heavy lift, with no signs that investment houses will bow…

Nat’l – Opinion – I Have OCD. Don’t I Have Gun Rights?

WALL STREET JOURNAL March 4, 2018 – I am mentally ill. I won’t bore you with the details, but I’m one of hundreds of thousands of Americans with a tough-to-treat, life-affecting neurosis known as obsessive compulsive disorder. As it happens, I have no interest in owning a gun. But what if I did? Should society stop me? In the current debate following the Parkland massacre, there are many—including the…

FL – Gun Control – Confusion in the Florida Senate as AR-15 ban fails to pass (VIDEO)

CBS NEWS March 3, 2018 – It appeared Florida’s upper chamber had approved a ban on AR-15-style rifles Saturday, but a later roll call vote clarified that it did not have the votes to pass. After it appeared the two-year moratorium on the sale, delivery and transfer of AR-15-style rifles had passed by a voice vote, minutes later, that motion was reconsidered, and ultimately reversed by a roll call vote, with 17…

DC – Politics – Trump Meets With NRA In The Oval Office

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT  March 1, 2018 – 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has met again with top National Rifle Association officials as he weighs ideas for preventing the next school shooting. The group’s executive director, Chris Cox, is also tweeting about the meeting, saying Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the NRA “want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from dangerous people.” Cox…

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