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BREAKING :
SMITH & WESSON BRANDS (NASDAQ:SWBI) RECENTLY SPUN OFF ITS OUTDOOR RECREATION BUSINESS TO FOCUS ON ITS FIREARMS BUSINESS. BECAUSE OF THAT, ONE WALL STREET ANALYST SAYS THE GUNMAKER IS PERFECTLY POISED TO GARNER SIGNIFICANT MOMENTUM. AEGIS ANALYST ROMMEL DIONISIO INITIATED COVERAGE OF SMITH & WESSON WITH A BUY RATING, AND SET A TARGET PRICE FOR ITS STOCK AT $23 PER SHARE, SOME 48% ABOVE ITS CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY.I WAS 35 YEARS OLD WHEN I WAS INVITED TO A GUN RANGE. EVERY TIME I PULLED THE TRIGGER, I FOUND MYSELF JUMPING AND BECOMING EMOTIONAL. WITH EVERY SHOT, I FELT THE LIFE OF ANOTHER BLACK MAN BEING TAKEN. THAT DAY, I DECIDED I DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH GUNS. FAST-FORWARD 15 YEARS. I'M SITTING IN MY CONDO ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE WHEN THE DOORBELL RINGS. IT'S THE PIZZA DELIVERY MAN. I BUZZ HIM INTO THE BUILDING. WITHIN SECONDS, I HEAR A COMMOTION AND SOMEONE YELLING, "DON'T SHOOT!" I QUICKLY LOCK MY DOOR AND LOOK OUT THE PEEPHOLE. A THIEF IS TRYING TO ROB THE PIZZA DELIVERY GUY. SEE STORY.IN A CASE CHALLENGING A HAWAII GUN RESTRICTION THAT COULD AFFECT STATE GUN LAWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AN ATTORNEY TOLD AN EN BANC NINTH CIRCUIT PANEL THURSDAY THAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT DOESN’T CATEGORICALLY BAR ALL RESTRICTIONS ON CARRYING GUNS OUTSIDE THE HOME. “HAWAII’S LAW IS SQUARELY ROOTED IN A LONG HISTORICAL TRADITION GOING BACK SEVEN CENTURIES,” SAID ATTORNEY NEAL KATYAL OF HOGAN LOVELLS IN WASHINGTON D.C., WHO REPRESENTS THE STATE AND COUNTY OF HAWAII. “THAT TRADITION SHOWS THAT CARRYING FIREARMS IN PUBLIC WITHOUT GOOD CAUSE HAS NEVER BEEN PART OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.”THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS JUST SIX WEEKS AWAY, AND POLLSTERS AND PUNDITS ARE TURNING MORE ATTENTION TO THE HANDFUL OF SWING STATES THAT COULD ULTIMATELY DECIDE THE OUTCOME. WHILE THE ISSUE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT HASN’T NECESSARILY BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THIS CAMPAIGN CYCLE, THE NOTION OF GUN RIGHTS HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT FLASHPOINT THROUGHOUT THE TURMOIL AND UNCERTAINTY OF THIS YEAR – INDUCED BY THE ONGOING GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND NATIONAL SHUTDOWN AND FURTHER ENHANCED BY THE RIOTING AND UNREST THAT HAS PERMEATED MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IN RECENT MONTHS.MORE THAN 600 REMINGON ARMS WORKERS WERE FURLOUGHED THURSDAY. THEY LEARNED THROUGH AN EMAIL FROM REMINGTON OUTDOOR COMPANY CEO, KEN D'ARCY, WHEN THEY GOT TO WORK THURSDAY. THEY LEFT THE PLANT SHORTLY AFTER LEARNING OF THE PLANT-WIDE FURLOUGH, AT AROUND 12:30. MORE THAN 600 REMINGON ARMS WORKERS WERE FURLOUGHED THURSDAY. THEY LEARNED THROUGH AN EMAIL FROM REMINGTON OUTDOOR COMPANY CEO, KEN D'ARCY, WHEN THEY GOT TO WORK THURSDAY.

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Will first-time gun buyers sway political support for the Second Amendment? (VIDEO)

The year 2020 has brought with it unrest and uncertainty – from the coronavirus pandemic to the wave of nationwide protests and riots that have resulted in a push not only to enact police reform but to defund and abolish entire departments. Amidst these developments, gun store shelves are being wiped bare, and more than two-and-a-half million Americans are estimated to have made the purchase of a firearm for the very first time in their lives.

Data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has found that at least 40% of their sales have come from first-time buyers. Typically, this group accounts for about 25% of buyers. The glut of new owners has ignited a debate as to whether it will solidify a more pro-gun voting bloc and whether it will bring about more of a “middle ground” in the debate over gun legislation. “The huge surge in millions of new gun owners will no doubt have a huge impact on politics in years to come. Long-term, it doesn’t bode well for politicians that don’t support a strong Second Amendment,” conjectured Phil Watson, a gun rights advocate and founder of Washington Public Relations. “Many new gun buyers were surprised they couldn’t walk out of the store with a gun without filling out paperwork and going through background checks. This likely doesn’t bode well for public support of harsher gun laws, as new buyers are discovering the truth for themselves behind a lot of deceptive political rhetoric.” Rob Pincus, director of Personal Defense Network and Vice President of Second Amendment Organization, said that from his purview, the vast majority of new purchasers are “coming from what is left of the moderate middle in the U.S.” “New gun owners are almost exclusively buying guns for defense. They are buying guns, but they are fine with background checks and other restrictions,” he explained. “They aren’t really changing their political position, just their personal choice to own a gun. A smaller number of people are shifting their understanding of gun rights in a more fundamental way. I believe many of the first group will evolve their positions as well, as they become part of the gun-owning community.”  [full article]

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