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Gun Industry Congratulates Itself For Drop In Accidental Gun Deaths

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.27.2017 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Once again the gun industry is patting itself on the back for something it didn’t do, namely, reducing accidental deaths and injuries caused by guns...

Can RL360 Quantum Help Tim Kneale Win Gold in Rio?

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.06.2017 | Sports
Toby Nwazor

Credit The 2016 Olympic games will be held in Rio de Janeiro this year and the anticipation has almost reached a fever pitch. One of the events that ...

The Gun Industry's Nod to 'Safety' Is Just Another Sales Pitch

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

What's interesting about the new attention to safety being paid by the gun industry is that the notion that guns might be potentially dangerous no matter how they are used is a concept that is remarkably absent.

The Battle Over the Armor-Piercing AR-15 Bullet Is a Problem of the Gun Industry's Own Making

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The gun industry knew this new breed of assault pistol could trigger restrictions on specific types of ammunition that are considered armor-piercing when used in a handgun, but it moved ahead anyway, driven by the need to create new, militarized market categories in the face of declining household gun ownership. Now they are attempting to rewrite history.

Behind Closed Doors in Vegas, Militarized Gun Industry Sells, Sells, Sells

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

ArmaLite is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of AR-type semiautomatic assault rifles. The way the company markets and sells these weapons is as revealing as it is typical of today's militarized firearms industry.

Why Jay Leno Snubbed the Gun Lobby

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Thursday, comedian Jay Leno cancelled his speaking gig at a gun industry event less than 24 hours after three reform groups launched a petition asking the former "Tonight Show" host to disassociate himself from the gun group.

Gun Industry Hawks Militarized Products at Vegas SHOT Show

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

This is not your grandfather's gun industry that met the needs of hunters and sportsmen. Instead, gun companies are promoting assault rifles like the AR-15, AK-47, and numerous others as the profit center of last resort.

Ever Heard of the NSSF? Not If You Don't Own a Gun

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The biggest problem in dealing with the issue of gun violence is that the two sides don't have the foggiest idea of what the other side is talking about. Want the latest example? It comes from the gun control side.

NRA, Gun Rights Groups Come To Struggling Senator's Aid

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

National gun rights groups are coming to the aid of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) this week, days after a poll showed her approval rating plummeting in t...

Gun Trade Group Backs Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

The nation's top gun manufacturing trade association said it would not oppose efforts to expand background checks, according to an interview with the ...

The NRA's Flip-Flop on Machine Guns

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

According to National Rifle Association President David Keene, fully automatic weapons should be illegal. As far as I know, this is actually news.

Saki Knafo

Newtown-Based Gun Lobby Breaks Silence | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

The top trade association for American gun manufacturers has largely refrained from participating in the public debate over guns since the shooting at...

NSSF President Breaks Silence At Vegas Gun Show

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.17.2013 | Crime
Saki Knafo

The Newtown-based organization that represents America's gun manufacturers has been quiet since a gunman murdered 26 children and adults in school jus...

Newtown-Based Gun Industry Trade Association Begins Celebration of Guns This Week in Vegas

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

While America continues to grieve over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and begins looking for answers, for Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry's multi-million dollar trade association, it's back to business as usual.

The Newtown-Based Gun Lobby's Big Plans

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Saki Knafo

After what happened in December, many of us were surprised to learn that an organization in Newtown is essentially the top PR and lobbying firm for many of the companies that make up the country's firearms industry. Over the last few years, as interest in traditional hunting has declined, the group has campaigned to promote what it insists on calling "modern sporting rifles" (it rejects the term "assault weapons" and, presumably, the bad PR that goes with it).

Christina Wilkie

Massive Newtown-Based Gun Group Champions Military-Style Weapons | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Three miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, a white Colonial-style building stands about 50 feet back from the road, an unassumin...

When It Comes to Data on Firearm Sales, Gun Lobby Still Shooting Blanks

Josh Horwitz | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Virtually every other industry in America offers the media actual data on sales. So why do the National Rifle Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation continue to block access to this information?

The Truth About Gun Sales

Josh Horwitz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

By purposely hiding actual data about gun sales in America, the gun lobby is attempting to reinforce its oversize reputation and make the industry look like a more politically potent force than it actually is.

Gun Conglomerate Pulls IPO, Latest Bad News for Firearms Industry

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Despite the gun industry's essentially unchallenged chest thumping that things are going great for firearm manufacturers, a giant dose of reality reared its ugly head when Freedom Group canceled a long-delayed IPO.

Gunmaker's 'Adaptive Combat Rifle' Too Combat-y: Fires Full Auto!

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

When is a "combat rifle" for the U.S. civilian gun market too combat-y? When it fires like a full-auto machine gun. That's the problem Bushmaster now faces with its new Adaptive Combat Rifle

Obama Gun Boom Comes to an Official End

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

A "family" of gun companies collectively known as The Freedom Group has just filed new documents with the SEC, in anticipation of its IPO.

Gunmakers Now Last Unregulated Industry

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Guns are now the only consumer product manufactured in America not regulated by a federal agency for health and safety.