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FEDS PROPOSE TO OPEN NEW AREAS TO HUNTERS, SOME FOR THE FIRST TIME

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week proposed to expand hunting and fishing at a baker’s dozen national wildlife refuges in nine states. Among the changes would be to open the 92,500-acre Baca National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado, established in 1952, to hunters for the first time as well as increasing hunting opportunities in Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New York,…

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PRO-GUN LGBT GROUP’S MEMBERSHIP MORE THAN DOUBLED SINCE ORLANDO

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In the weeks following the Orlando nightclub shooting, pro-gun LGBT groups have seen an uptick memberships. National membership for Pink Pistols, a gay gun rights group, hovered around 1,500, said Matt Schlentz, president of the group’s Utah chapter, in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune. Weeks after the shooting that left 49 dead and another 53 injured, membership has…

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SMITH & WESSON ENDS FY2016 WITH 31% INCREASE IN SALES

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Ending its fiscal year and first full year with an accessory wing, Smith & Wesson reported a 31 percent increase in annual sales, which pushed total revenue to $722.9 million. The Massachusetts-based gun maker’s current long-term strategy was credited for “delivering financial and operational results that set a number of new company records,” said James Debney, Smith & Wesson’s president…

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$1.8M AWARD REJECTED IN JESSE VENTURA’S CASE AGAINST ‘AMERICAN SNIPER’

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A federal appellate court rejected the $1.8 million award in Jesse Ventura’s defamation case against the estate of American Sniper Chris Kyle. A panel of three judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed an “unjust-enrichment” judgment and vacated the ruling on the defamation claim, according to the opinion published Monday. The opinion raised issues with…

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AMERICANS CONTINUE TO BUY GUNS IN RECORD NUMBERS

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Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- In 2016, Americans continue to break records for gun sales. While the National Instant Check System (NICS) does not track gun sales directly, the numbers are highly correlated. The numbers of NICS checks, and the increase in private firearms, have skyrocketed during the Obama administration. The total for 2016 through the end of May is 11,698,006 instant…

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NATIONAL FIREARMS DEALER NETWORK, NFDN, BECOMES GEARFIRE

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NATIONAL FIREARMS DEALER NETWORK, NFDN, BECOMES GEARFIRE Technology Company Evolves to Better Serve Partners, Members and Consumers Scottsdale, AZ: National Firearms Dealer Network, provider of eCommerce websites and technology to brick-and-mortar firearms and outdoor-sports retailers, is changing its name to GEARFIRE. The company’s new name reflects National Firearms Dealer Network’s growth over the last four years, as well as the…

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