Aanalysts say and gun owners know that the “Obama effect” has translated into a financial windfall for the gun industry. The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates that firearms and ammunition had a $31 billion economic impact in 2011, up from $19 billion four years ago. Funny, you never hear Obama pat himself on the back for his work on stimulating the firearms industry – and, he didn’t have to extract any of my money to do it! More on the continuing salses increase here…
Posted on April 27, 2012
Anti-hunting and Environmental Lobby
Distort the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act to Raise Money
Following in the footsteps of the nation’s most powerful anti-hunting organization, a quartet of environmental groups wasted no time firing off fundraising appeals to fight HR 4089. The bill, also called the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012, is the most significant pro-sportsmen legislation in 15 years. The funding requests are full of lies, mischaracterizations and distortions.
Joining the Humane Society of the United States in this cynical attempt to cash in are the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, The Wilderness Society and the National Parks Conservation Association. Their fundraising appeals can be viewed by clicking on each group’s name.
Opponents falsely claim that the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act will: Read more
GW: This is exciting news! Lapua’s facility makes it possible to test various .22 rimfire ammo in particular firearms. And, then being able to purchase lot numbers in sufficient quantities that works best is how accuracy happens. And, Lapua is no ordinary ammunition. I have found it to be the most accurate in my rimfires and use it exclusively for hunting and showing off.
Lapua is pleased to announce the opening of our new Rimfire Service Center in Mesa, Arizona! Patterned after the world renowned Lapua Service Center in Schönebeck, Germany, this facility gives American shooters the same opportunity to test not only various types, but also different lots of rimfire ammunition, in their firearms, under tightly controlled conditions. This assures that the customer will be able to purchase not only the best type of ammunition for his or her particular rifle, but the specific lots of that ammo that performs best in their guns. Read more
(Columbus, Ohio)- On Friday, April 20, 2012 U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Director of Federal Affairs, Bill Horn, appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal discussing Sportsmen’s Rights, and H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012.
Click here to watch the program. Check local television listings for C-SPAN rebroadcasts of this program. (http://www.ussafoundation.org/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ussportsmen.org%2fvideo%2fussa-talks-sportsmens-rights-h-r-4089-on-c-span%2f&srcid=8766&srctid=1&erid=11474281&trid=e8d896f8-10de-4859-a188-ec6489a14ea4)
Click here for information on H.R. 4089. (http://www.ussafoundation.org/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ussportsmen.org%2flegislative-action%2fu-s-house-votes-to-protect-hunting-shooting-on-public-land%2f&srcid=8766&srctid=1&erid=11474281&trid=e8d896f8-10de-4859-a188-ec6489a14ea4)
By Glen Wunderlich
Known as the Sportsman’s Heritage Act of 2012, HR 4089 has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and, if it continues on its path to becoming law, it may be the most important piece of legislation on behalf of sportsmen and women in decades. H.R. 4089 is actually the compilation of four bills, all designed to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting: Read more
Berger Bullets returns to its Benchrest roots with the release of the 6mm BR Column bullet. There have been Benchrest bullets in the past which were well-known for achieving consistently small groups over a wide tune range in many rifles and loads. One example of this was the Euber bullet. The seemingly ‘magical’ performance of these bullets has been attributed to special dies, stars aligning, owl feathers, or some other unknown influence. However, there are actually specific mass balance and aerodynamic properties which allow a bullet to mitigate dispersion and shoot precisely over a wide range of imperfect launch dynamics. Read more
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, has released a newly commissioned report detailing double-digit gains in jobs and other data showing the industry has been a leader in the nation’s economic recovery. The report can be viewed at http://nssf.org/impact. Read more
After years of end-runs around the historic decision of Washington D.C. v Heller, some needed changes are coming to its handgun laws. A five-hour training mandate, ballistics testing, vision testing and the requirement that application documents be notarized are no longer required. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will take photographs of applicants. Registered gun owners will no longer be subject to arrest, if they possess the wrong type of ordinary ammunition. All this from a unanimous decison of the D.C. Council and more here…
Smyrna, GA- GLOCK, Inc. donated a total of $115,000 to four separate organizations within the National Rifle Association (NRA) during the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits held in St. Louis, MO, April 12 – 15. GLOCK, Inc. Vice President Gary Fletcher, alongside spokesman R. Lee Ermey, made presentations to each group inside the GLOCK, Inc. exhibition booth (#2031) on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM. Read more
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — This year marks the 75th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Pittman-Robertson (also known as Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration) Act, which directs excise taxes collected on the sale of firearms and ammunition to be used exclusively by state wildlife agencies for improving wildlife populations, hunter education and public access to the outdoors. The benefits of this program to state agencies, sportsmen, sporting goods retailers and manufacturers and anyone who enjoys and appreciates wildlife and the outdoors have been abundant since its creation. Read more