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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.

Gun Enthusiasts Flock To Las Vegas Amid Heated Debate

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — A trade show expected to draw tens of thousands of gun enthusiasts and manufacturers opened Tuesday on the Las Vegas Strip with the ...

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).

Smith & Wesson Executive Indicted in FBI Sting

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The S.H.O.T. (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show is the annual event for the gun industry. This year, however, joining Show attendees in Las Vegas were agents of the FBI.

HighTech Guns: Digital Revolvers, Koosh Bullets and Triple-Tasers

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Not long after the smoke from the Consumer Electronics Show cleared, thousands of gun lovers converged upon the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas f...