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One Connecticut-based gunmaker announced this week that it is moving to South Carolina while another revealed it is also looking to relocate to the Palmetto State, signaling what some say is the beginning of the end of Connecticut's firearms manufacturing industry.
PTR Industries of Bristol confirmed on June 19 that it is moving to Aynor, S.C., near Myrtle Beach. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 24 to officially welcome the company, according to the Sun News of Myrtle Beach.
PTR will maintain an investment of $8 million and at least 145 employees, paid an average of $19.39 an hour, by December 2016 to benefit from a lease agreement it signed with Horry County, S.C. [ Read Full Post ]
A West Virginia county earned nationwide ridicule in April when local school officials demanded police arrest a 14-year-old boy for refusing to remove a t-shirt supporting the Second Amendment.
Logan County is back in the news, but now ridicule has turned to rage with revelations that the county prosecuting attorney, instead of dismissing the "case," has formally charged the middle-schooler with "obstructing an officer."
According to CBS affiliate WTRF, Jared Marcum faces a $500 fine and a maximum of one year in prison if convicted of his "crimes." [ Read Full Post ]
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on June 13 vetoed a bill requiring background checks for gun sales between private parties, telling the Las Vegas Sun that it “imposes unreasonable burdens and harsh penalties upon law-abiding Nevadans, while doing little to prevent criminals from unlawfully obtaining firearms.”
Sandoval said the bill had a number of worthy elements, including prohibiting the possession of guns by anyone judged mentally ill. He also applauded a section that required courts to speed up reporting of mental health adjudications. [ Read Full Post ]
A steady rest can produce an accurate rifle shot. A bipod can create that steady rest and be an asset under field conditions, but only if the shooter keeps one important fact in mind: If a rifle is placed in contact with a hard object and allowed to recoil freely on the shot, it will shoot away from that object. [ Read Full Post ]
A pump shotgun is like your old hunting truck. It might not be fancy. It might not have a lot of frills. But when you turn the key, it always gets the job done.
That’s why many hunters have chosen a pump shotgun as their first shotgun, and it’s why many have chosen one as their last shotgun. A pump is simple, reliable, holds more shells than a break-action and can be had at a reasonable price.
On the subject of price, you could pay a lot of money for a pump with glossy walnut and gold inlay. But that’s sort of like putting chrome rims on your johnboat trailer. A pump, rather, should be used and abused. Yes, you get a lot for your money when you buy a pump shotgun. To give you a better idea of just how much you can get, we put together this list of the best pump shotguns for less than $500. Many of these guns can also be purchased used for hundreds less, but if you’re headed to the local gun shop, here’s what five Benjamins will get you.
The Remington 870 is the greatest shotgun of all time. Period. And while higher-grade versions of the 870, such as the Wingmaster, are available, it’s the Express that continues to make the 870 the first and last choice among legions of outdoorsmen. [ Read Full Post ]
A Congressional Services Report documents how booming firearms and ammunition sales, spurred by fears of potentially overbearing gun control laws, have generated record-setting excise tax revenues dedicated to federal and state habitat and wildlife restoration programs.
According to specialists M. Lynne Corn and Jane G. Gravelle in a March 12 Congressional Services Report, excise taxes on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment totaled $555.3 million in Fiscal Year 2012, which ended on Oct 1, 2012, an increase of almost 30 percent from the $388 million tallied in FY2011.
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The U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., on May 23 dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity demanding the Environmental Protection Agency ban the ammunition used by 95 percent of the nation's target shooters, hunters and law enforcement.
The court agreed with a challenge filed last August by the National Shooting Sports Foundation that the EPA does not have the authority to regulate "traditional" ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
The CBD and six other groups had sued the EPA, demanding that "traditional" ammunition be banned under the Toxic Substances Control Act because it contains lead components. [ Read Full Post ]