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SHARE Act Shelved Indefinitely Due to Las Vegas Tragedy

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated at a news conference today that the SHARE Act is no longer on the House agenda.  It is “not scheduled right now. I don’t know when it will be scheduled,” Ryan said.  With that answer, Ryan ended his brief press conference to avoid followup questions. Presumably, this is the same fate for the …

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House May Vote on the SHARE Act Next Week

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According to Politico.com, the Sportmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enchancement Act, or the SHARE Act, may end up on the floor of the US House of Representatives next week.  The Act most recently breezed through the Natural Resources Committee, with the Judiciary Committee allowing it to go straight to the House floor. Politico reports that Jim Pasco, head of the Fraternal …

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The Maxim 50 is Now the Maxim 47?

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It was bound to happen. California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts have each served SilencerCo with legal challenges to their new Maxim 50 integrally suppressed muzzleloader.  These party pooper states are upset that their existing laws don’t actually ban something that makes gun people happy, even though it takes forever to load and is still very loud and smoky despite the …

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SHARE Act Moving Forward

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The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2017, or H.R.3668 SHARE Act, passed an important vote in the House Committee on Natural Resources this week despite some outlandish claims from anti-gun members of the committee (e.g., silencers make guns armor piercing).  This means the bill now moves to the full US House of Representatives, a very big step towards …

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“Trump Slump”: American Outdoor Brands Sees 48.5% Drop in Firearms Revenue

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American Outdoor Brands, owner of Smith & Wesson, just reported a nearly $100 million fall in firearms revenue for second quarter FY2017 compared to the same quarter last year.  Shipments of long guns were down 57% and shipments of handguns were down 35%, resulting in a 40% drop in overall revenue year-to-year. Chief Executive James Debney told shareholders that the …

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Petitions Are Fine, But Legislation Is Final

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Recently, a whitehouse.gov petition calling for a repeal of the National Firearms Act reached the 100,000 signatures required for a response from the White House.  That’s certainly great news, but the bad news is twofold: first, this White House hasn’t responded to a single petition and will possibly never do so; second, the petition itself doesn’t change a thing even with a …

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Don’t Wait Until the HPA Rush to Buy a Silencer

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The huge drop-off in silencer sales was also a big topic of discussion at SHOT Show, though for the irony of it all. Buyers are waiting for the Hearing Protection Act to pass before purchasing their next silencers, and this is already hurting the industry.  Dealers and distributors both have been cancelling orders for new silencers as some have seen their …