” Smith & Wesson announced it will stop selling its handguns in California rather than manufacture them to comply with the new micro-stamping law. The other publicly traded firearms manufacturer in the U.S., Sturm, Ruger, also said this month that it will stop new sales to California.
The announcement late Wednesday came a week after the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for firearms manufacturers, filed suit against California for requiring that all new semi-automatic pistols that are not already on the state’s approved gun roster have the micro-stamping technology.
Smith & Wesson President and CEO James Debney said, “As our products fall off the roster due to California’s interpretation of the Unsafe Handgun Act, we will continue to work with the NRA and the NSSF to oppose this poorly conceived law which mandates the unproven and unreliable concept of micro-stamping and makes it impossible for Californians to have access to the best products with the latest innovations.” “
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” It’s that time of year again. As one who preaches the faith, so to speak, I will occasionally give a gun as a present. Doing so can be a bit of a hassle. At the very least, you have to consider how you are procuring the firearm, how you are transporting it, and the legal status of the whoever is receiving the gift.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the lobby arm for the gun makers and retailers, brought up the topic just before Thanksgiving.
NSSF spokesman Bill Brassard wrote, “The first question you have to ask is whether the intended recipient can legally own the firearm where he or she lives.” Understanding the answer can be tricky, but it will keep the recipient (and you, too) from a potentially felonious gift exchange. The NSSF article points to the ATF’s page as a reference. While the ATF’s page isn’t the most user friendly, it is authoritative. The ATF’s page of frequently answered firearms transfer questions is also useful.”
More at Guns.com . Give the gift that keeps on giving …
” A federal court on Thursday halted — at least for the time being — an effort by the Environmental Protection Agency to ban all ammunition containing lead, much to the dismay of gun control groups hoping to use environmentalism to “make an end run around the Second Amendment” right of access to ammunition, according to officials from several organizations representing gun owners and manufacturers.”
Understanding Minute of Angle (MOA) – Rifle Shooting Technique – NSSF Shooting Sportscast
” NSSF’s Ryan Cleckner explains the measurement term “minute of angle” (MOA) and how to use MOA adjustments on your scope for sighting in and to compensate for bullet drop at varying distances. For more information visit http://www.nssf.org/video/facts/MOA.cfm
Ammo Shortage? Learn to Shoot Better Without Firing a Shot – NSSF Shooting Sportscast
” (Ammoland.com)- National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) president Steve Sanetti is warning gun owners to be beware the mainstream media’s efforts to pit one gun rights group against another in an attempt to divide and conquer.
For example, Sanetti points out that a March 5 Washington Post article is constructed around the theory that the NSSF does not stand with the NRA in opposition to universal background checks.”
- Is the Gun Community Parting Ways with NRA on Universal Background Checks? (VIDEO) (guns.com)
- Stand And Fight … The Founders Would Expect Nothing Less (youviewed.com)
- Be Wary of Media Reports. We All Agree – Let’s Fix NICS (givemeliberty01.com)
- Gun Advocates Split with NRA on Checks (hispanicbusiness.com)
” Prominent gun rights groups and their supporters are convening at the Connecticut State Capitol Monday to protest new proposed gun-control measures and to remind lawmakers of the long history and economic importance of the state’s storied firearm industry.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is joining with the National Rifle Association, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, and the Connecticut Citizens Defense League to hold a “Lobby Day” Monday at the second floor atrium of the Connecticut state capitol’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The 10 a.m. event, replete with a complimentary shuttle service and transportation volunteers in orange hats, aims to protect the Connecticut gun industry from legislative efforts that could cause thousands of layoffs in the state.
Last week, Democrats on a gun control task force in the state legislature proposed banning modern sporting rifles by July 1 and confiscating magazines over 10 rounds by October 1. Further legislative committee hearings are scheduled this week to discuss the proposals.
An assault-weapons ban would cause approximately 1,700 job losses in Connecticut alone, according to the NSSF.
Approximately 2,900 Connecticut residents work for gun makers, while another 4,400 work for companies that would also be affected by the ban, according to the NSSF.”
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” Hundreds of gun rights advocates, including the state’s gun manufacturers filled the halls of the Legislative Office Building on Monday.
They are trying to put the pressure on state lawmakers to vote against tougher gun control laws.
Advocates say responsible gun owners will be punished if new laws are passed.”
- Connecticut: Join NRA and Other Second Amendment Supporters for a Lobby Day to Protect Your Rights on March 11 (nraila.org)
- Gun Rights Rally Planned At Connecticut State Capitol Building (connecticut.cbslocal.com)
- Both sides of gun issue pressuring Conn. lawmakers (newsday.com)
- 1,000 Defenders of 2nd Amendment Rally at Connecticut State Capitol (breitbart.com)
- Video: Sandy Hook Father Absolutely Owns Guns Violence Hearings at Connecticut State Capitol (joemiller.us)
- Post-Newtown Gun Limits Agenda Narrows in U.S. Congress (bloomberg.com)
- NSSF Highlights Connecticut’s Firearms Business, Jobs (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- MILLER: Spreading gun hysteria (washingtontimes.com)
- 5,500 Attend Connecticut Gun Control Rally (abcnews.go.com)
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Members:
Senator Brian E. Frosh, Chairman (D-16)
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chairman (D-41)
Senator James Brochin (D-42)
Senator Joseph M. Getty (R-5)
Senator Jennie M. Forehand (D-17)
Senator Nancy Jacobs (R-34)
Senator C. Anthony Muse (D-26)
Senator Jamie Raskin (D-20)
Senator Christopher B. Shank (R-2)
Senator Norman R. Stone Jr. (D-6)
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin (D-11)
Visit NSSF’s Government Relations site at nssf.org/GovRel
” The largest gun show in the world has opened its doors in Las Vegas, revealing 12.5 miles of firearms, ammunition and related gear from every major gun manufacturer on earth.
The annual SHOT show — short for Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade — is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry trade association. Each year the show generates millions of dollars in revenue that NSSF uses to fund programs that help “promote, protect and preserve” hunting and the shooting sports.
Attendance to the show is restricted to shooting, hunting and outdoor trade professionals and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services, however, meaning hunters, sports shooters and shooting clubs are not permitted entry.
Similarly, they do not permit any personal firearms or ammunition. Only exhibitors’ firearms on display that have had their firing pins are permitted.
A bucketload of celebrities, from the A&E’s Duck Dynasty family through to NASCAR driver Jason White, will also be making an appearance this year. The show will also host legendary Vietnam War sniper Chuck Mawhinney, Medal of Honor recipient Jon Cavaiani, pro shooter Doug Koenig, country music singer Mark Wills and SEAL Team 3 sniper Chris Kyle. “
- Why Is NBC Sports Sponsoring America’s Largest Gun Show? (thinkprogress.org)
- NSSF hosts Las Vegas SHOT Show as nation debates gun rights (humanevents.com)
- The NSSF State Of The Industry Speech (onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com)
- Nra Plans Fight of the Century… (washingtonpost.com)
- Newtown Gun Group Pres: ‘We Are Not the Evildoers’. (greatriversofhope.wordpress.com)
- Newtown-Based Gun Lobby Breaks Silence (huffingtonpost.com)
- NSSF Picks NICS Fix in Statement on Biden Commission Recs (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- CES 2013: Linux powered precision guided firearms turn an amateur into a sniper (gizmochunk.com)
- Teachers Sign Up For Free Firearms Training (thecoloradoobserver.com)
- Linux-Powered Sniper Rifle Presented at CES 2013 – VIDEO (news.softpedia.com)
” After several preliminary votes on the Sportsmen’s Act (S.3525), the U.S. Senate has decided it will take a final vote on the measure after Thanksgiving break.
Thus far, the bipartisan bill, which contains all sorts of goodies for gun owners, hunters, shooters and sportsmen (see priority provisions below), has garnered a ton of support from lawmakers.
On Thursday, the Senate advanced the Sportsmen’s Act by an 84-12 preliminary vote, a sign of the bill’s overwhelming popularity.
“Sportsmen and -women across Montana and the nation are calling for responsible decisions that strengthen our outdoor economy and secure our outdoor heritage for future generations,” Sen. John Tester, the bill’s lead sponsor, told KFBB News.
“This measure does just that,” Tester continued, “taking good ideas from Republicans and Democrats to protect our hunting and fishing traditions and safeguard our most treasured places. I will keep pushing to get it across the finish line.” “
- Sportsmen’s Act: (youviewedblog.wordpress.com)
- Willoughby: Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 helpful to hunters, anglers (denverpost.com)
- Update On S.3525 – Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com)
- NSSF Alert – Sportsmen’s Act Of 2012 (onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com)
- Sportsmen’s Act of 2012, S.3525, Ask Your Senators to Support It “Without” Amendments (iamacitizen.wordpress.com)
“NSSF encourages all firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to immediately call their U.S. Senators and urge them to vote YES on a critically important procedural motion that will allow the Senate to take up the Sportsmen’s Act(S.3525) after the November election.
The bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act is the most important single piece of pro-sportsmen legislation in a generation. This historic legislation includes the firearms industry’s top legislative priority, the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act (S.838), which would clarify that ammunition is excluded from regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act.”
Population then: Very rare
Population now: 5.5 million
“Everyone should know the story of how America created the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration initiative that has returned many species, including the wood duck, to abundance, protected millions of acres of habitat and served as a model of conservation for countries around the world. WSFR is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and to honor the milestone NSSF will feature examples of “un-endangered” species that have been rescued from severe population decline, and some from near extinction, through state and federal wildlife management programs whose WSFR funding has been maximized by firearms and ammunition industry companies.”
Democratic Platform ‘Commonsense Improvements’ Brings Back ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Gun Show Loophole Arguments
“The 2012 Democratic National Convention released its party platform today and it quickly drew fire from several points of the political spectrum for its statement on the Second Amendment and firearms ownership. As we did with the corresponding Republican platform section, we include it in its entirety:
“Firearms. We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements – like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole – so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.”
” As gun sales surged in early 2009 the going joke among employees of gun manufacturers was that President Barack Obama was the “greatest gun salesman of all time.” The trouble with this backhanded complement, however, is Left-
leaning news outlets have since used it to avoid something that really scares them.
As ABC put it, Americans are buying more Glocks and Berettas simply because they fear “a
second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership.” Their reporting conveniently stops
right there. “
” This week’s outrage comes to us from our nation’s capital, where D.C.’s decidedly anti-gun mayor is apoplectic over a billboard ad placed last month by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
So what was it about the billboard ad that so raised the ire of D.C.’s mayor, Vincent Gray? Well, the billboard says “Hey D.C. — It’s time for your first shot,” and features a picture of a woman holding a paper target. The billboard, which is simply an advertisement for NSSF’s “First Shots” gun safety and training seminars, so incensed Mayor Gray that he called the sign “offensive” and “irresponsible.” “