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MA – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Smith & Wesson: A 4-Month Window For A Potential 50% Gain

SMITH & WESSON HAS SURGED FROM LOWS NEAR $6.00 IN MID-MARCH TO TRADE AT $16.50, WITH THE LATEST PUSH HIGHER BEING DRIVEN BY HIGHER FIREARM SALES. ANALYSIS OF FBI NICS DATA BY SMALL ARMS ANALYTICS FORECASTING (SAAF) HAS REPORTED THAT AMERICANS PURCHASED OVER 80% MORE GUNS IN MAY THAN THEY DID IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR. RIFLE SALES HAVE INCREASED BY AROUND 66% AS A PERFECT STORM OF FEAR HAS BEEN BUILDING UP. UNCERTAINTY HAS GROWN DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, WITH EVENTS SUCH AS THE RUN ON TOILET PAPER AND STORES, LEADING TO MANY CONSIDERING THE SAFETY OF THEIR PROPERTY.

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Why The Ar-15 Is Still The Best Gun For Every Gun Owner

MOST PEOPLE WILL AGREE THAT PISTOLS ARE CONVENIENT AND SHOTGUNS ARE POWERFUL. HOWEVER, WHEN IT COMES TO OVERALL FUNCTION, THE BEST WEAPON YOU CAN GET IS THE AR-15. THE AR-15 HAS MORE STOPPING POWER AND CARRIES MORE AMMO THAN A REGULAR PISTOL. ALTHOUGH SHOTGUN SLUGS ARE MUCH MORE POWERFUL COMPARED TO STANDARD 5.56 NATO ROUNDS, SHOTGUNS LACK THE CAPABILITY TO SHOOT IN LONG RANGES. WITH AN ESTIMATE OF 15 MILLION GUN SALES AND GROWING, THIS LIGHT, COMPACT, AND LOW RECOIL RIFLE, YOU ARE SURE TO EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM ITS HIGH RESULT, EASY TO MASTER PERFORMANCE.

SD – TRAINING – ‘The Alliance’ opens with gun range, restaurant, bar and much more (VIDEO)

AFTER YEARS SITTING VACANT, THE FORMER BADLANDS PAWN BUILDING IS NOW OPEN WITH A NEW, UNIQUE PURPOSE. THE SOUTH DAKOTA MILITARY HERITAGE ALLIANCE WAS SUPPOSED TO CELEBRATE ITS GRAND OPENING IN MARCH, RIGHT WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS CAME TO SOUTH DAKOTA. THE BUILDING HAD A SLOW OPENING OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, BUT WORD OF ALL IT HAS TO OFFER IS SPREADING FAST. “WE HAVE ABOUT 15 DIFFERENT BUSINESS MODELS HERE HAPPENING AT ONE TIME,” THE ALLIANCE NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BRIAN PHELPS SAID. “WE HAVE A GUN RANGE, WE HAVE A FULL RESTAURANT, WE HAVE A FULL BAR, WE WILL HAVE A COFFEE SHOP, GIFT SHOP, BARBERSHOP, MOVIE THEATER, FAMILY BAR, REAL ESTATE SERVICES, FINANCE SERVICES, A FULL EVENT CONCERT VENUE.”

WA – GUN RIGHTS – AR-15s complicate anti-racism protests across Washington

WHILE SOME BUSINESSES IN SEATTLE ARE ASKING FOR ARMED HELP, OTHERS SAY THEY WANT NONE OF IT. RESIDENTS, POLICE AND CITY OFFICIALS ARE ALSO FEELING THE TENSION. A MAN WHO WISHED TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS CARRIES HIS AR-15 DURING THE ANTI-RACISM PROTEST ON JUNE 7, 2020, IN SPOKANE. HE SAID HE REALIZED THAT SOME PEOPLE WERE "SCARED AND I GET IT. BUT I MEAN, TO SOME POINT, WE HAVE TO LOOK PAST OUR FEELING AND SAY, IS THIS SAFE?" THE FIRST AMENDMENT HAS BEEN MEETING THE SECOND AMENDMENT AT SOME ANTI-RACISM PROTESTS ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE. SOME PEOPLE FEEL THREATENED BY THE ARMED PRESENCE, BUT THOSE OPENLY CARRYING SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES SAY THE U.S. CONSTITUTION ALSO GIVES THEM A RIGHT TO BE THERE AND TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS.

DC – COURTS – John Roberts May Not Be the Ally Gun-Rights Advocates Hoped For

EASILY OVERLOOKED IN ALL THE ATTENTION PAID (RIGHTLY) TO THE HISTORIC SUPREME COURT DECISION EXTENDING ANTIDISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS TO LGBTQ PEOPLE WAS A QUIET ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE JUSTICES THAT THEY WOULD NOT HEAR ANY OF THE 10 SECOND AMENDMENT CASES THEY HAD BEEN CONSIDERING. BY AGREEING NOT TO DECIDE THESE CASES, THE JUSTICES SENT A CLEAR SIGNAL TO THE GUN-RIGHTS MOVEMENT: STOP LOOKING TO THE SUPREME COURT TO STRIKE DOWN GUN-CONTROL LAWS. THE 10 CASES RAISED FUNDAMENTALLY IMPORTANT AND LARGELY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SCOPE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

CT – COURTS – NSSF Disappointed Over SCOTUS’ Refusal To Hear Gun Rights Cases

NSSF, THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY TRADE ASSOCIATION, POSTED A RELEASE EXPRESSING “PROFOUND DISAPPOINTMENT AND FRUSTRATION” BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S (SCOTUS) REFUSAL TO ACCEPT ANY OF NEARLY A DOZEN SECOND AMENDMENT-RELATED APPEALS. THE SUPREME COURT REQUIRES FOUR JUSTICES TO AGREE TO HEAR AN APPEAL AT THE NATION’S HIGHEST COURT. FOUR JUSTICES, INCLUDING ASSOCIATE JUSTICES CLARENCE THOMAS, THOMAS ALITO, NEIL GORSUCH, AND BRETT KAVANAUGH ALL EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER THE COURT’S DECADE LONG UNWILLINGNESS TO ADDRESS INFRINGEMENTS ON SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. JUSTICE THOMAS PREVIOUSLY NOTED, “…THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS A DISFAVORED RIGHT IN THIS COURT.” THAT PATTERN HAS NOT ALTERED WITH TODAY’S PETITION DENIALS.

MT – LE – Rumors spur talks on gun rights, police funding

UNFOUNDED RUMORS OF THE POSSIBLE DEFUNDING OF THE KALISPELL POLICE FORCE AS WELL AS THE RESTRICTION OF FIREARMS IN PUBLIC LED MORE THAN A HUNDRED CITIZENS TO ATTEND THE KALISPELL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY EVENING. “I THINK PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORST THINGS THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS LAST TWO OR THREE MONTHS HAS BEEN SOCIAL MEDIA,” COUNCIL MEMBER CHAD GRAHAM SAID TO A NEARLY EMPTY ROOM AFTER THE PUBLIC COMMENT ENDED. “ONE THING GETS OUT THERE AND THEN IT IS LIKE A TERRIBLE GAME OF TELEPHONE...IF YOU SEE SOMETHING ON FACEBOOK OR SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOU WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT, CONTACT ANY OF US. GRABBING WHAT YOU SEE ON FACEBOOK AND RUNNING WITH IT IS NOT A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS.”

VA – OPINION – COVID-19 Exposes Ineffective Gun Control

AMERICA IS STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. MANY HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS. AND VIRTUALLY EVERY AMERICAN HAS BEEN IMPACTED IN SOME WAY. FORTUNATELY, MANY OF THE WORST PREDICTIONS REGARDING THE SPREAD OF THIS NOVEL CORONAVIRUS HAVE, THUS FAR, BEEN WRONG. AND NOW, THERE APPEARS TO BE A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, AND WE MAY SOON BE GETTING BACK TO A MORE NORMAL WAY OF LIFE. THAT’S GOOD NEWS. PERHAPS ALSO GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE RESPONSE TO COVID-19, IN COUNTLESS INSTANCES, HAS EXPOSED THE ABJECT FAILURES OF GUN-CONTROL LAWS. SOME OF THESE FAILURES WERE OBVIOUS, WITH POWER-HUNGRY GOVERNORS ATTEMPTING TO SHUT DOWN GUN STORES AND DENY ACCESS BY LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS TO THE BEST MEANS OF DEFENDING THEIR FAMILIES AT A TIME WHEN THEY NEEDED IT MOST. SOME WERE THE CONSEQUENCE OF EXISTING INEFFECTUAL GUN-CONTROL MEASURES.

WA – GUN CRIME – ‘Warlord’ of Seattle’s lawless zone hands out guns from his Tesla

DISTURBING FOOTAGE HAS EMERGED OF A SO-CALLED “WARLORD” HANDING OUT ASSAULT RIFLES IN A SIX-BLOCK STRETCH OF SEATTLE THAT HAS EFFECTIVELY BECOME A LAWLESS FREE-FOR-ALL. AFTER TENSIONS ESCALATED BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND POLICE LAST WEEK, SEATTLE CITY OFFICIALS ORDERED THE POLICE FORCE TO STAND DOWN AND EVACUATE THE CAPITOL HILL SECTION OF THE CITY, LEAVING IT FREE FOR ACTIVISTS TO TAKE OVER. RENAMING IT THE CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE (CHAZ) AND LATER THE CAPITOL HILL ORGANISED PROTEST (CHOP), DEMONSTRATORS HAVE TURNED THE SIX-BLOCK AREA INTO A SELF-SUSTAINING COMMUNE AND A POLICE-FREE ZONE. NOW A HIP-HOP ARTIST HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF ESTABLISHING HIMSELF AS A “WARLORD” WITHIN THE AREA, ALLEGEDLY PATROLLING THE AREA WITH AN AK-47 AND A CREW OF ARMED MEN.

MI – LE – Police chief’s resignation dominates public comment at Lowell council meeting

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE LOGGED ON TO THE ZOOM MEETING THAT SERVED AS THE VIRTUAL HOME OF LOWELL'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY NIGHT, AND THE MOST HOTLY CONTESTED ISSUE WAS NOT ONE ON THE AGENDA. FORMER POLICE CHIEF STEVE BUKALA RESIGNED ON JUNE 4. HE SAYS HE WAS FORCED TO DO SO AFTER A SOCIAL MEDIA POST FOLLOWING RIOTS IN GRAND RAPIDS AND A PLAN FOR FOUR YOUNG MEN TO OPEN CARRY THEIR GUNS IN LOWELL. ACCORDING TO BUKALA, THE LAST LINE OF THE POST READ "THE LOWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT SUPPORTS THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND THE ARMED CITIZENS." HE SAID CITY MANAGER MICHAEL BURNS KNEW ABOUT THAT LINE. OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE MEETING, MORE THAN TWO DOZEN SPOKE DURING PUBLIC COMMENT. AROUND HALF OF THEM SUPPORTED BUKALA'S RESIGNATION WHILE THE OTHER HALF SAID HE SHOULD GET HIS JOB BACK.

Smith & Wesson Launches Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ

SMITH & WESSON INC. TODAY LAUNCHED THE NEW PERFORMANCE CENTER M&P9 SHIELD EZ, CHAMBERED IN 9MM AND FEATURING A VARIETY OF PERFORMANCE CENTER UPGRADES. BUILDING ON THE POPULAR M&P9 SHIELD EZ PISTOL, THE NEW PERFORMANCE CENTER MODELS SHARE THE SAME EASY-TO-USE FEATURES FOUND ACROSS THE ENTIRE M&P SHIELD EZ SERIES, AND ARE FURTHER ENHANCED WITH PREMIUM PERFORMANCE CENTER FEATURES.

FL – GUN RIGHTS – Gun group claims victory after Nikki Fried reopens online applications for concealed weapons permits

THE YOUNG AMERICANS FOR LIBERTY DECLARED VICTORY OVER AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER NIKKI FRIED ON MONDAY AFTER FRIED REOPENED THE FLORIDA’S ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CONCEALED WEAPONS LICENSES. “NIKKI FRIED TRIED TO USE COVID-19 AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE HER AUTHORITARIAN, GUN-GRABBING AGENDA,” SAID YAL PRESIDENT CLIFF MALONEY. “SHE LOST AND THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA WON. LET THIS VICTORY SERVE AS A REMINDER THAT OUR RIGHT TO SELF-DEFENSE IS NONNEGOTIABLE AND THAT MILLIONS OF LAW ABIDING GUN-OWNERS WILL NOT SIT IDLY BY WHILE TYRANTS ATTEMPT TO SILENCE US.”

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – FROM THE OTHER SIDE: ‘We’re tired of waiting’: GenZ is ready for a revolution

JACLYN CORIN HAD GONE THROUGH ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS AND CLASSROOM EVACUATION PLANS. BUT SHE WAS STILL SHOCKED WHEN ONE OF THE DEADLIEST SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN HISTORY TOOK PLACE IN HER OWN COMMUNITY. CORIN, THEN 17, SURVIVED THE MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS SCHOOL SHOOTING IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA, IN 2018. SEEING HER SCHOOL’S NAME ALONGSIDE OTHER LOCATIONS OF TRAGIC MASS SHOOTINGS — COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL, SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND THE MOVIE THEATER IN AURORA, COLORADO — WOULD DEFINE THE REST OF HER LIFE. “WE WERE THE GENERATION THAT GREW UP POST-9/11 IN A COUNTRY FILLED WITH VIOLENCE,” SAID CORIN. BORN BETWEEN THE YEARS OF 1996 AND 2010, GENZERS HAVE GROWN UP IN AN ERA WHERE GUN VIOLENCE IS FREQUENT, IMMIGRATION IS A HOTLY DEBATED TOPIC AND THE DETERIORATING CLIMATE IS ACKNOWLEDGED AS A CRISIS.

MO – HUNTING – Commission updates definition of handguns for deer hunting

THE MISSOURI CONSERVATION COMMISSION APPROVED AN UPDATED DEFINITION OF A PISTOL/HANDGUN FROM THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION (MDC) FOR THE WILDLIFE CODE OF MISSOURI AT ITS MAY 28 MEETING IN JEFFERSON CITY. THE CHANGE PROVIDES A FORMAL DEFINITION OF HANDGUNS USED FOR HUNTING DURING THE ALTERNATIVE-METHODS PORTION OF THE FALL DEER-HUNTING SEASON. ORIGINALLY CALLED THE “MUZZLELOADER PORTION” OF THE FALL FIREARMS DEER SEASON, THE PORTION WAS RENAMED “ALTERNATIVE METHODS” IN 2012 AND MDC ADDED SEVERAL HUNTING METHODS TO PROVIDE GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR HUNTERS. UNDER THE WILDLIFE CODE, METHODS ALLOWED TO TAKE DEER DURING THE ALTERNATIVE-METHODS PORTION INCLUDE MUZZLELOADERS AND ARCHERY METHODS, CROSSBOWS, ATLATL, HANDGUNS, AND AIR POWERED FIREARMS .40 CALIBER OR LARGER.

VA – RETAILERS – Gun sales in Virginia are through the roof, first driven by politics, then the pandemic and now the protests

ROBERT MARCUS HAS OWNED BOB’S GUN SHOP IN DOWNTOWN NORFOLK, VA., FOR THREE DECADES. HE’S SEEN FIREARM SALES TICK UP PLENTY OF TIMES OVER THE YEARS, LIKE WHEN THERE’S AN ELECTION COMING OR THERE’S SOME TYPE OF SOCIAL UNREST DOMINATING THE HEADLINES. BUT HE’S NEVER SEEN THEM SKYROCKET LIKE THEY HAVE IN RECENT MONTHS. “IT’S INCREDIBLE,” MARCUS SAID. “THERE ARE A LOT OF EXTRANEOUS THINGS GOING ON NOW THAT HAVE CAUSED GUNS TO BECOME VERY DESIRABLE.” DURING THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, FBI STATISTICS SHOW THE NUMBER OF CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUESTS SUBMITTED FOR GUN SALES IN VIRGINIA IS UP 77% COMPARED TO THE SAME TIME PERIOD LAST YEAR. AND THAT DOESN’T EVEN INCLUDE THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, WHICH MARCUS AND OTHERS SAID ALSO HAVE BEEN ESPECIALLY BUSY.

KS – GUN CRIME – Kris Kobach’s guns stolen from truck at Wichita hotel

SENATE CANDIDATE AND FORMER KANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE KRIS KOBACH HAD FOUR GUNS STOLEN FROM HIS VEHICLE PARKED AT A WICHITA HOTEL OVER THE WEEKEND. “SECRETARY KOBACH ALWAYS HAS AT LEAST ONE FIREARM WITH HIM FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION,” HIS CAMPAIGN SPOKESWOMAN, DANEDRI HERBERT, SAID IN AN EMAIL. “IN THIS INSTANCE HE WAS TRANSPORTING LONG GUNS TO ATTEND A RECREATIONAL SHOOTING EVENT. HE WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THE DRURY HOTEL GARAGE WAS UNDER 24 HOUR SURVEILLANCE. WICHITA POLICE SPOKESMAN OFFICER PAUL CRUZ SAID IN AN EMAIL THAT POLICE RESPONDED TO A LARCENY FROM AUTO CALL AT AROUND 11:30 A.M. SATURDAY AT A HOTEL PARKING GARAGE IN THE 400 BLOCK OF WEST DOUGLAS. A 54-YEAR-OLD MAN TOLD POLICE THAT SOMEONE BROKE INTO A PICKUP TRUCK OVERNIGHT AND STOLE A RIFLE, TWO SHOTGUNS AND A HANDGUN.

LA – SELF-PROTECTION – Angel Arms NOLA and African American Firearm Ownership

“THE SHOOTING INDUSTRY IS A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE MALE INDUSTRY. TO HAVE SOMEBODY THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU AND REPRESENTS YOU, IT REALLY MEANS A LOT,” SAYS ISIAH STEWART, THE DOG OWNER AND SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR AT ANGEL ARMS NOLA FIREARM TRAINING COMPANY. STEWART IS A PERSON IN THE LARGEST RACIAL MINORITY GUN ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GUN ASSOCIATION, A GROUP THAT CAME TO BE IN 2015.

WA – OPINION – Seattle’s CHAZ Has Become a Dangerous Joke (VIDEO)

CREATED BY FAR-LEFT PROTESTERS AFTER VIOLENT CLASHES WITH POLICE, SEATTLE'S CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE (CHAZ) HAS GROWN INTO A DANGEROUS PARODY OF ITSELF. AND THE CITY HAS NO PLAN TO MANAGE IT, OPTING INSTEAD TO DEFLECT WITH ANTI-TRUMP TALKING POINTS RATHER THAN REAL LEADERSHIP. SEATTLE MAYOR JENNY DURKAN GAVE THE ORDERS TO PULL POLICE AND BARRICADES FROM THE CAPITOL HILL NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER DAYS OF DANGEROUS STANDOFFS BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. OFFICERS CLEARED THE EAST PRECINCT POLICE STATION OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS, SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS AND EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT. THEY BOARDED UP THE WINDOWS, FENCED OFF THE BUILDING AND ABANDONED THIS PORTION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AS A CONSEQUENCE, A VARIETY OF ACTIVISTS—FROM ANTIFA AND ANARCHISTS TO BLACK LIVES MATTER SEATTLE/KING COUNTY TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS—TOOK CONTROL OF A SIX-BLOCK RADIUS.

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