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August 2015

WALMART HALTS AR SALES, SHIFTS TO HUNTING RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS

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Walmart has swiftly and quietly put an end to the sale of AR-15-style rifles including guns chambered for .22 Long Rifle that resemble ARs. The company is also phasing out shotguns with shorter barrels and magazine capacities of seven or more rounds, selling off remaining stock at steep discounts. The company has, on multiple occasions, stated that this is not…

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DREAM TEAM OF 2A GROUPS ANNOUNCE SUIT OVER SEATTLE GUN, AMMO TAX

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The National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation have joined forces in an unprecedented effort to take the city of Seattle to court. Just days after Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, himself a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization, signed a contentious measure to put a $25 tax on each firearm and up to…

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FORMER TAURUS CEO LANDS NEW HOME WITH AMMO COMPANY

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The man who changed Taurus International and its once sprawling firearms catalog has been named the president of HPR Ammunition. Effective immediately, Mark Kresser will oversee day-to-day operations of the Arizona-based ammo maker’s parent company, Advanced Tactical Armament Concepts, LLC. HPR manufactures a variety of handgun ammunition and popular AR and AK rifle rounds. “For nearly 20 years as a…

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COLT UNION ASKS FOR STATE BAILOUT AMID BANKRUPTCY

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Colt’s unionized workforce is asking the state of Connecticut to give financial support to the company, which is currently funding with creditors in bankruptcy court. The United Auto Workers union, which represents roughly 500 of the 610 jobs at the factory, is asking the state Department of Economic Community Development to offer financial aid to the company, The Hartford Courant…

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