Politics & 2nd Amendment

The Smith & Wesson booth during SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) Executives with American Outdoor Brands Corporation, the holding company for Smith & Wesson, drafted a detailed response to questions posed by the world’s largest money manager, BlackRock Inc, about the gun maker’s products and business practices. The eight-page response described
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For those who argue the framers of the Second Amendment only knew single-shot muskets, we present the Cookson repeater. Dating to about the 1750s, the Cookson Volitional repeating flintlock shown above from the collection of the National Firearms Museum was crafted by London gunsmith John Shaw. This particular breechloader has a two-chambered magazine that holds
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Brown signed the legislation before a crowd organized by gun control advocates from Mom’s Demand Action and Ceasefire Oregon. (Photo: Gov. Brown’s office) Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Monday signed a Democrat-backed measure to close the “Intimate Partner Loophole,” voiding gun rights in more domestic violence and stalking situations. The legislation, HB 4145, expands Oregon’s
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Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano, the Republican sponsor of SB 7026, has described the package as a compromise bill. (Photo: FL Senate) As at least one gun rights group promises a lawsuit should the bill become law, Republicans in the Florida Senate continue to repel efforts to install an “assault weapon” ban. The multi-tiered bill,
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Smith & Wesson leadership aren’t expecting much financial impact from changing gun policies at big box retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods. (Photo: Smith & Wesson/Facebook) Smith & Wesson’s parent company told investors last week policy changes from Dick’s Sporting Goods won’t impact its bottom line much. American Outdoor Brands Chief Executive Officer James Debney said
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A Dicks sporting goods store. (Photo: northwestern.edu) As part of the aftereffects of the big box sporting goods retailer’s policy shift on gun sales, reports are that at least two 20-year-old employees have resigned over the matter. Alex DeGarmo and Griffin Mccullar posted their professed resignation letters on social media last week, garnering over 80,000
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NRA head lobbyist Chris Cox, left, President Trump and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre posing during the group’s 2017 meeting in Atlanta. (Photo: NRA-ILA) National Rifle Association leaders reacted with calm this week after President Trump expressed support for gun control measures — like “take the guns first, go through due process second” — that put
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Georgia lawmakers passed the tax bill, which cuts $5.7 billion in personal and business income tax, overwhelmingly 44-10 on March 1. (Photo: Casey Cagle/Twitter) Georgia lawmakers excluded Delta — the state’s largest private employer — from a tax bill that passed Thursday because the airline cut business ties to the National Rifle Association. In the
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Palmetto State Armory, with seven locations in South Carolina, specializes in the sale of bulk ammo, AR and AK parts, and full-up rifles. (Photo: PSA) In counterbattery to recent announcements from other firearm retailers, South Carolina-based PSA issued a statement clarifying their stand on the AR. Palmetto State Armory on Thursday espoused their corporate feelings
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The U.S. Justice Department wants it known their NIJ agency only certifies body armor, such as shown on the above label. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) With sales of what is often described as “bulletproof” backpacks surging in the weeks after a high-profile shoot shooting, the Justice Department wants it known they have not issued any certifications
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President Donald Trump said this week law enforcement should take guns away from potentially dangerous individuals and worry about due process rights later. The president’s comments came during an exchange with Vice President Mike Pence in a televised meeting with lawmakers at the White House Wednesday. Pence said some states, including his own Indiana, have
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Senate Democrats were able to force a vote on a series of gun control bills in the Republican-controlled chamber but didn’t have enough supporters to see them pass. (Photo: nysenate.gov) With a razor-thin majority, New York Senate Republicans on Wednesday were able to reject a host of partisan measures pushed by Democrats as “common sense”
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Gun groups reacted with disappointment and disgust this week after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced new policies banning firearm sales to customers under 21 and discontinuing its inventory of assault-style rifles. Dick’s Chief Executive Officer Edward Stack made the declaration Wednesday during an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America. The retailer will drop high capacity magazines and bump
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