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THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION WILL UNVEIL A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY TRAINING PROGRAM ALONG WITH A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY INSURANCE PLAN DURING THE GROUP'S ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEK. THE NEW PROGRAMS, COLLECTIVELY CALLED NRA CARRY GUARD, WILL FEATURE ADVANCED TRAINING AIMED AT THE MORE THAN 14 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE LEGALLY PERMITTED TO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DRONESHIELD HAS JUST SOLD ITS PROTOTYPE DRONEGUN TO A G7 COUNTRY’S MILITARY FORCE TO BE USED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. DRONESHIELD’S RADAR- JAMMING GUN FORCES DRONES TO EITHER IMMEDIATELY LAND OR RETURN TO THE DRONE OPERATOR, MEANING IT CAN DEFEND PEOPLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS FROM DRONES.A NEW BILL IS ABOUT TO BE SIGNED IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT WOULD REQUIRE GUN DEALERS TO ALERT WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ANY TIME A PERSON DOES NOT PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK DURING A GUN SALE. THE NEW BILL ADDS AN ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK STEP FOR GUN DEALERSTHE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION AND THE F.A.I.R TRADE GROUP WILL FOCUS ON NUMEROUS CHANGES GOING ON IN SEVERAL U.S. AGENCIES AFFECTING THE BUSINESS OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING FIREARMS DURING THE 16TH ANNUAL FIREARMS IMPORT/EXPORT CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 3-4 WITH OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSIONS ON AUG. 2.THE USCCA HAS BEEN DISINVITED TO NRA ANNUAL MEETING BEING HELD LATE THIS WEEK IN ATLANTA.  IN A PRESS RELEASE, THE USCCA SUGGESTED THAT THE NOTICE THEY RECEIVED FROM THE NRA MIGHT HAVE BEEN A “STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANEUVER” BECAUSE THE NRA RECOGNIZES THE USCCA AS A FRONTRUNNER IN CONCEALED CARRY RELATED MATTERS.

Congress Keeps Scolding the ATF for Botching Operations. Experts Say Lawmakers are Partially to Blame

THE TRACE.COM April 19, 2017 – It was another public hearing, another chance for Congress to lecture its least-loved law enforcement agency. On March 9, Thomas Brandon, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,  Firearms and Explosives, testified before the House Oversight Committee about the death of a federal agent in the Mexican desert in 2011. Lawmakers on the committee demanded to know why the ATF hadn’t stopped known gun traffickers before they killed Jaime Zapata, an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent. Why hadn’t there been coordination between federal agencies? Where was the leadership? And why hadn’t the other two senior ATF officials invited to testify at the hearing shown up?  [full article]

THOMAS BRANDON, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ATF, IS SWORN IN BEFORE TESTIFYING AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON HIS AGENCY'S USE OF STOREFRONT OPERATIONS IN 2014. [ASTRID RIECKEN/MCT]

THOMAS BRANDON, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ATF, IS SWORN IN BEFORE TESTIFYING AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON HIS AGENCY’S USE OF STOREFRONT OPERATIONS IN 2014. [ASTRID RIECKEN/MCT]

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BREAKING :
THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION WILL UNVEIL A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY TRAINING PROGRAM ALONG WITH A NEW CONCEALED-CARRY INSURANCE PLAN DURING THE GROUP'S ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEK. THE NEW PROGRAMS, COLLECTIVELY CALLED NRA CARRY GUARD, WILL FEATURE ADVANCED TRAINING AIMED AT THE MORE THAN 14 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE LEGALLY PERMITTED TO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS DRONESHIELD HAS JUST SOLD ITS PROTOTYPE DRONEGUN TO A G7 COUNTRY’S MILITARY FORCE TO BE USED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. DRONESHIELD’S RADAR- JAMMING GUN FORCES DRONES TO EITHER IMMEDIATELY LAND OR RETURN TO THE DRONE OPERATOR, MEANING IT CAN DEFEND PEOPLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS FROM DRONES.A NEW BILL IS ABOUT TO BE SIGNED IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT WOULD REQUIRE GUN DEALERS TO ALERT WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ANY TIME A PERSON DOES NOT PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK DURING A GUN SALE. THE NEW BILL ADDS AN ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK STEP FOR GUN DEALERSTHE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION AND THE F.A.I.R TRADE GROUP WILL FOCUS ON NUMEROUS CHANGES GOING ON IN SEVERAL U.S. AGENCIES AFFECTING THE BUSINESS OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING FIREARMS DURING THE 16TH ANNUAL FIREARMS IMPORT/EXPORT CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 3-4 WITH OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSIONS ON AUG. 2.THE USCCA HAS BEEN DISINVITED TO NRA ANNUAL MEETING BEING HELD LATE THIS WEEK IN ATLANTA.  IN A PRESS RELEASE, THE USCCA SUGGESTED THAT THE NOTICE THEY RECEIVED FROM THE NRA MIGHT HAVE BEEN A “STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANEUVER” BECAUSE THE NRA RECOGNIZES THE USCCA AS A FRONTRUNNER IN CONCEALED CARRY RELATED MATTERS.