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April 2016

OBAMA CALLS FOR BOOSTING ‘SMART GUN’ TECH, SETTING NEW REQUIREMENTS

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President Obama called Friday for boosting so-called “smart gun” technology – and setting new requirements for manufacturers – while also pushing a new rule to ensure mental health records are shared with the background check system. The initiatives, part of the administration’s long-running effort to reduce gun violence, saw the president wading deeper into the debate over smart gun technology….

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REMINGTON REPORTS $135.2 MILLION LOSS FOR 2015

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Although gun sales were up in 2015, firearm conglomerate Remington Outdoor Company reported a $135.2 million loss for the year, according to annual financial filings released this month. The company attributed the loss to the 2014 move to Huntsville, Alabama, where it is consolidating operations for roughly half of the companies under the Remington umbrella, and an expansion of an…

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REPORT: GUN INDUSTRY JOBS UP ALMOST 75 PERCENT UNDER OBAMA

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The gun industry has boomed over the past eight years resulting in a massive increase in gun-related jobs throughout the country. The number of full-time jobs in the firearms industry increased from about 166,000 in 2008 to nearly 288,000, according to a new report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, or NSSF. That represents a 73 percent increase. In 2015…

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NEVADA BACKGROUND CHECK INITIATIVE IS ON THE BALLOT

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The Everytown-backed voter referendum to mandate background checks on all gun transfers will be Question 1 at the polls this November. Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced the decision Monday to include the proposal on the general election ballot along with the Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana, which will be listed as Question 2. The eight-page initiative behind…

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COURT SIDES WITH REMINGTON IN M4 CASE

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A federal court sided with Remington Arms in a dispute with the government’s vetting process regarding an Army contract that had been awarded to Colt after it declared bankruptcy. Senior Judge Nancy Firestone granted Remington’s motion to supplement the administrative record to include Colt’s recent financial troubles, which would have disqualified the gun maker from winning the contract, according to…

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