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The Department of State released a draft proposal this week easing export restrictions on firearms and ammunition. The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls finally unveiled the suggested amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) on Monday, shifting oversight of commercial arms sales to the Commerce Department and its Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The
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The CalSTRS Board meeting on May 10, 2018. (Photo: CalSTRS/Facebook) The nation’s second largest pension fund will reconsider its relationship with wholesalers and retailers of modern sporting rifles. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System voted unanimously last week to enact a plan of engagement with the outdoor retailers in its portfolio — including Walmart, Dick’s
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Insurance market Lloyd’s of London directed underwriters to end and withdraw from policies connected to the National Rifle Association. The British company issued the directive last week after an investigation by New York state revealed the NRA’s business partners offering self-defense insurance policies had violated state law. In a statement, Lloyd’s said after “very careful
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Kytos launches new titanium slides for Glock 17 and 19 pistols. (Photo: Krytos Industries) Krytos Industries recently released a new “revolutionary” titanium finishing process alongside titanium Glock handgun slides. The patented finishing process, ArmorTi, permits titanium to be used for various applications to include handgun slides and frames. Krytos said previously this was not possible
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Concerned with financial institutes implementing new gun control policies, the gun industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, retained the services of a banking lobbyist firm. The NSSF hired lobbyist Will Hollier, of Hollier & Associates, to encourage Congress to act on “discriminatory banking actions against [the] firearms industry,” according to a federal lobbying
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Federal Ammunition introduces Syntech for Action Pistol Shooters, officially recognized by the USPSA. (Photo: Jacki Billings) Federal Ammunition debuted a new set of ammunition, launching the Syntech Action Pistol Competition Handgun series. The official ammunition of the USPSA, the Syntech Action Pistol Competition Handgun ammo was specifically created for action shooting sports. Loaded to power
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The military of the Philippines had warehouses full of vintage M1 rifles. Getting them back to the U.S. was an epic struggle. The Garand Collector’s Association, which has been helping the Civilian Marksmanship Program inventory and classify a literal shipload of repatriated M1s, produced the above video chronicling the return to the states of some 
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The Citadel series offers three scope options — two in first focal plane configuration and one second focal plane model. (Photo: Sightmark) Sightmark continues to roll out new optics options to consumers, introducing the latest in its series of riflescopes — the Citadel. The Citadel offers two first focal plane options with the 3-18×50 and
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Winchester delivers new box offerings for its value driven USA Forged handgun ammunition. (Photo: Winchester) Winchester is adding to its series of USA Forged ammunition, now offering 50-round boxes and 1,000-round stackable cases of the steel shellcase pistol ammo. Originally introduced in 2016, the USA Forged ammunition offers an American made steel shellcase design with
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