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AS SOON AS GUNSHOTS TORE THROUGH A WAFFLE HOUSE, JAMES SHAW JR. BOLTED AND HID IN A RESTROOM. BUT HE KEPT AN EYE AND AN EAR OUT FOR THE GUNMAN. AND THE MOMENT THE SHOOTER PAUSED, SHAW DECIDED TO AMBUSH HIM. SHAW SAW THE GUNMAN LOOKING AT HIS RIFLE TO RELOAD. THAT’S WHEN HE GRABBED THE SHOOTER’S RIFLE POSSIBLY SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES EARLY YESTERDAY.STUDENTS ON THE STREETS PROTESTING SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND BULLYING ISSUES AND PROPOSING THE BANNING OF GUNS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOLVING THESE PROBLEMS GOES BOTH WAYS AND THE SITUATION DID NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, SAYS WRITER WHO ADDS THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS ‘NEED TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THEMSELVES’ BEFORE BANNING GUNS.OUTDOOR SPORTS COMPANY YETI HAS BECOME THE LATEST BUSINESS TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA), PART OF A WAVE OF COMPANIES ENDING BUSINESS DEALS WITH THE PRO-GUN GROUP FOLLOWING THE PARKLAND, FLA., SCHOOL SHOOTING. THE NRA REPORTEDLY SENT AN EMAIL TO ITS MEMBERS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BLASTING THE COMPANY FOR NOT BEING “SPORTSMANLIKE.”AS PART OF THEIR NON-STOP EFFORT AT IMPOSING STRICT GUN CONTROL UPON THE AMERICAN POPULATION, ANTI-GUN ADVOCATES HAVE LAUNCHED A POLITICAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CORPORATIONS IN ADDITION TO THEIR TYPICAL LEGISLATIVE TRACK TOWARD UNDERMINING THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THAT EFFORT HAS SUCCEEDED IN COMPELLING A NUMBER OF COMPANIES TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND EVEN LED TO TWO MAJOR BANKS ANNOUNCING SIGNIFICANT LENDING POLICY CHANGES TOWARD THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY.IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR FAMED-STUDENT EMMA GONZALEZ, FROM MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, TO USE SUNDAY’S MASSACRE AT A TENNESSEE WAFFLE HOUSE TO BLAST THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND GUNS WHILE ADVOCATING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL. BUT HER STATEMENT DIDN’T HOLD UP TO FACTS — AND SHE WAS CALLED OUT FOR IT.

The Digital Transformation of Firearms Commerce

Monday, March 20, 2017 — Saying it isn’t so didn’t stop Cabela’s from trying to sell out to Bass Pro Shops. And yet that transformation is running into delay after delay. Why? One observation is that gun sales are grinding to a slow crawl. Sports Chalet and Sports Authority have bellied up. Big box Big 5 has closed five of its stores in Texas, and other sales slumping locations have impacted up to 60% of it 250 stores, according to the trade publication Sporting Goods Business. While Bass Pro sought the Cabela’s opportunity, it still hasn’t been able to make a final decision and insiders say it’s not about the money, it’s about the uncertainty of the overall outdoors market, especially guns and gun-related products, something small mom and pop gun shops learned long ago when the big box sporters took over the majority of the outdoor market by discounting merchandise.

Now comes the huge question about post-Trump dipping gun sales. Gun consumers bought up everything in sight during the Obama years and, because of gangbangers, a seeming rape epidemic, and a variety of personal assaults including carjackings, small pistols for self-protection made up for the over-saturation of the AR rifle market. Now retailing anything has become passé as internet sellers are slowly but surely driving away the convenience of shopping center malls. Many, if not most, gun shops now bolster their store location efforts with their own websites a kind of spy-before-you-buy offerings. The emergence of online gun sales led prominently by GunBroker.com, GunsAmerica.com, and a few lesser competitive efforts have sparked yet another thought that have anti-gunners going nuts: gun retailers escaping the burden of choking overhead to either sell guns via the internet or giving birth to the firearms commerce middleman, the background check transfer merchant.

Today’s Top Story is just one example of a still small but growing opportunity to remain in the gun business, et al, while leaving the costs to remaining brick-and-mortar traditionalists. Going online to any gun maker’s or gun seller’s website, checking publications such as GunProPlus.com, and any of the many other gun media websites will reveal information on new products as they emerge, means a prospective buyer need never leave home to buy a gun. That method, of course, also eliminates the desire to handle a gun prior to purchase, the age-old selling practice that allowed independent dealers to display their wares to provide consumers with a plethora of choices. And then there’s this: Amazon.com. The massive online retailer is now pressing even Walmart and, while Amazon has been selling airguns for years, what’s to keep Jeff Bezos from becoming an online firearms mass transfer vendor, too?

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BREAKING :
AS SOON AS GUNSHOTS TORE THROUGH A WAFFLE HOUSE, JAMES SHAW JR. BOLTED AND HID IN A RESTROOM. BUT HE KEPT AN EYE AND AN EAR OUT FOR THE GUNMAN. AND THE MOMENT THE SHOOTER PAUSED, SHAW DECIDED TO AMBUSH HIM. SHAW SAW THE GUNMAN LOOKING AT HIS RIFLE TO RELOAD. THAT’S WHEN HE GRABBED THE SHOOTER’S RIFLE POSSIBLY SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES EARLY YESTERDAY.STUDENTS ON THE STREETS PROTESTING SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND BULLYING ISSUES AND PROPOSING THE BANNING OF GUNS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOLVING THESE PROBLEMS GOES BOTH WAYS AND THE SITUATION DID NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, SAYS WRITER WHO ADDS THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS ‘NEED TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THEMSELVES’ BEFORE BANNING GUNS.OUTDOOR SPORTS COMPANY YETI HAS BECOME THE LATEST BUSINESS TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA), PART OF A WAVE OF COMPANIES ENDING BUSINESS DEALS WITH THE PRO-GUN GROUP FOLLOWING THE PARKLAND, FLA., SCHOOL SHOOTING. THE NRA REPORTEDLY SENT AN EMAIL TO ITS MEMBERS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BLASTING THE COMPANY FOR NOT BEING “SPORTSMANLIKE.”AS PART OF THEIR NON-STOP EFFORT AT IMPOSING STRICT GUN CONTROL UPON THE AMERICAN POPULATION, ANTI-GUN ADVOCATES HAVE LAUNCHED A POLITICAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CORPORATIONS IN ADDITION TO THEIR TYPICAL LEGISLATIVE TRACK TOWARD UNDERMINING THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THAT EFFORT HAS SUCCEEDED IN COMPELLING A NUMBER OF COMPANIES TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND EVEN LED TO TWO MAJOR BANKS ANNOUNCING SIGNIFICANT LENDING POLICY CHANGES TOWARD THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY.IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR FAMED-STUDENT EMMA GONZALEZ, FROM MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, TO USE SUNDAY’S MASSACRE AT A TENNESSEE WAFFLE HOUSE TO BLAST THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND GUNS WHILE ADVOCATING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL. BUT HER STATEMENT DIDN’T HOLD UP TO FACTS — AND SHE WAS CALLED OUT FOR IT.