Bullet Points - Weekly Firearms Industry Newsletter 4-2017$25 MILLION WILL FUND MORE ANTI-GUN ASTROTURF … Everytown for Gun Safety and its billionaire funder Michael Bloomberg say they will spend $25 million to prevent national concealed carry reciprocity from becoming law, increase gun-control efforts in states and oppose pro-Second Amendment candidates in the 2018 elections. Bloomberg organizations are big astroturf efforts with big money behind them.

Other NSSF News

  • NSSF’s flagship report, the 190-page Industry Reference Guide, has been updated with fresh data and new insights. NSSF members receive substantial discounts on the report. Non-members can purchase the report for $950.
  • Georgia residents should contact Gov. Deal and respectfully ask him to sign HB 292 into law. House Bill 292 makes pro-gun reforms to the state’s firearms laws, including language to protect Georgia’s firearms industry.
  • NSSF is asking Illinois firearms retailers and gun owners to contact their state senator in opposition to SB 1657, legislation that will impose duplicative and onerous regulations on retailers. Download the NSSF flyer and use it at your place of business.
  • The North Carolina House Committee on Wildlife Resources this week will consider House Bill 559, which would open public lands for hunting and allow for migratory birds to be hunted on Sundays. Residents should contact Wildlife Resources Committee members and urge support.
  • Manufacturers and distributors in the shooting industry are notable for their use of extended payment terms, aka “dating” or “dated” terms. Are they a good deal for retailers or an accident waiting to happen?
  • As a firearms retailer you have a risk of burglary, theft and loss. This guide from the ATF will help you evaluate the security of your premises and develop a strategy for preventing losses. Contact NSSF to schedule a detailed store security audit.
  • ATF Q&A: More great questions came in on our 24/7 NSSF member compliance hotline last week. One question asks if a United States-issued passport is a valid form of identification for a firearms purchaser.
  • North Carolina legislators are considering a bill that would bring back elective gun safety courses to high school. House Bill 612 would authorize the state education board to develop a firearms education course incorporating the history, math and science of guns.
  • TruckVault, Inc. invites the public to participate in a market research survey for a chance to win a Benelli Super Black Eagle 3. The survey is intended to better understand current and potential customers of TruckVault, Inc.
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) once again welcomes NSSF as sponsor of the annual celebration of sportsmen and women and their role in conservation. NSSF has been a major sponsor for NHF Day over the years.
  • Associated Press, The Motley Fool, The Daily Caller, Breitbart and many other news outlets across the country included NSSF in their coverage in recent days. Popular topics included the industry’s economic impact, government relations, safety and more.

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