AUGUST 2, 2022

Hornady sponsored shooters Clay Blackketter, Austin Orgain, Matt Partain, and Tate Streater will represent the United States at the International Precision Rifle Federation’s World Championship, August 6-12, 2022, in France.
Liberty Ammunition will be attending the OSG roundtable in Grinnell Iowa this week.
Breaking a flying clay target, hitting the bullseye or knocking over a steel plate and then sharing the fun of that experience awaits all who participate in National Shooting Sports Month this August.

1791 Gunleather offers several options for everyday carry with the Ruger MAX-9 outfitted with optics.
The Galco Combat Master professional grade belt holster is now available for the Browning Hi-Power/Springfield SA-35 lines of pistols.
The NRA Foundation Board of Trustees has approved a $252,000 grant for USA Shooting to be used exclusively for the purchase of ammunition that will be used by the National Team, National Development Team, and National Junior Team. The new partnership with the Foundation and USA Shooting will help remedy an unexpected and critical shotgun ammunition shortage facing the USA Shooting Team.

Primary Arms has named U.S. Foreign Military Sales expert Kelly Rosenberger to lead as Director of Government Programs & Sales.
The Des Moines Police Department has adopted the EOTECH BinoNV night-vision goggle for use in SWAT and special operations. DMPD is the largest and most urban law enforcement agency in the state of Iowa with over 370 sworn officers.
MidwayUSA’s Travis Rodgers was recently promoted to Director of Merchandising – Hunting & Outdoors. Travis joined MidwayUSA part-time in 2010, working in the Logistics Department (shipping and receiving).

Primary Arms has announced the hiring of Tyler Helgeson as the new Firearms & Ammunition Buyer. As a buyer for Primary Arms, Tyler will undertake key responsibilities in stocking and maintaining inventory on the latest firearms and ammunition products.
"... the House of Representatives passed H.R.1808, which would, if enacted, criminalize the lawful and constitutionally protected conduct of millions of Americans ... if H.R.1808 is enacted, FPC Law will swiftly and aggressively take all actions necessary to fight and enjoin the bill."
The U.S. Concealed Carry Association released the following statement on the House passage of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022: " This bill continues the government's fixation on controlling the tool and is a clear and egregious violation of our Second Amendment rights. The firearms this bill makes illegal are commonly used by millions of law-abiding gun owners."

High Speed Gear has released the Special Missions Pouch. The Special Missions Pouch is a highly versatile and adaptable pouch that allows the end-user the ability to wear or mount the pouch three different ways.
B&T USA is excited to announce it has teamed up with The Armories headquartered in Orlando, Florida to present its customers with a very special SD version of our popular GHM9 model.
Springfield Armory is proud to announce the release of two-tone stainless steel Hellcat and Hellcat OS micro 9mm pistols, exclusive variants developed specifically for sale by distributor Sports South.

The M/ASH Shoulder Gun Holster is constructed of padded ballistic nylon for durability and impact resistance, and features a dual shoulder holster system making it ambidextrous.
Introducing BDE -- Bravo Delta Echo -- the revolutionary new suppressor line from Primary Weapons Systems. Constructed of lightweight titanium alloy, the BDE 762 is the first suppressor manufactured by PWS and the first to be released in the BDE line.
Thursday, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an opening letter brief in Lara v. Evanchick, its Pennsylvania lawsuit seeking to restore the right to carry arms in public for adults under 21 years of age.

NSSF® condemns the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, as amended. The legislation ignores the Constitutional right, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, for law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms that are in common use. NSSF estimates that there are over 24.4 million Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) in circulation in America between 1990 and 2020.
For Fall 2022, Riton is introducing a “Riton the Money” Online Rebate program. Save up to $100 by online submission when you purchase any Riton Magnified Optic from a verified dealer.

Editor’s Note: Today’s Op Ed is from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The debacle over guns in the U.S. House of Representatives is a stark reminder of what is at risk when it comes to elections.

The U.S. House of Representatives held hearings and a vote that trounced on Constitutionally protected rights, ignored U.S. Supreme Court precedent and told the American public they aren’t being governed by elected officials representing “We the People.” Instead, the country is being ruled by an elite and out-of-touch governing class that’s bent on dictating “needs” over “rights.”

The House – led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – turned their collective noses at the rights belonging to the American public and protected by the Constitution to score political points with their special-interest gun control donor class.

Last week’s power grab was kicked off by Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) calling on firearm manufacturing CEOs from Daniel Defense and Sturm, Ruger & Co., to testify in an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. It was a kangaroo court. A show trial. It was an attempt to name-and-shame the firearm industry for the criminal actions of others.

For those watching carefully, the Congressional circus revealed their folly. Chairwoman Maloney dangled the claim gun manufacturers made a $1 billion to put profits over people. Daniel Defense CEO Marty Daniel rejected the blame firearm manufacturers responsible for the heinous crimes committed by deranged individuals, telling the committee, “These acts are committed by murderers. The murderers are responsible."

Sturm, Ruger & Co., CEO Chris Killoy rejected Chairwoman Maloney’s inflammatory descriptions of Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs), saying, “I don't consider what my company produces to be ‘weapons of war.’”

They’re both right. The companies produce semiautomatic rifles, technology that has existed since the late 1800’s and was commercially available in the early 1900s. These rifles operate the same way as popular duck-hunting shotguns and self-defense handguns.

Lawmakers never alleged an actual crime by the firearm manufacturers. Nor did they blame the criminals committing the crimes. The hearing was a made-for-television production designed to boost Chairwoman Maloney’s profile as she heads into an August Democratic primary against Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.). The two are facing off against one another in for the same Congressional seat after their respective Congressional districts were merged.

Chairwoman Maloney’s gun control hearing, and the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, passed by Chairman Nadler from his House Judiciary Committee and by the House in a 217—213 vote, was nothing less than political chest-thumping to their New York gun control base. They would snatch Constitutionally protected rights from law-abiding Americans to outdo one another in their increasingly desperate attempt to cling to power.

Chairman Nadler is no better. He admitted during the mark-up for H.R. 1808, the bill to ban MSRs and some semiautomatic shotguns and handguns, that he knew the legislation was unconstitutional and defied the rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court in both Heller and Bruen.

Heller held that firearms in common use by the American public are protected. NSSF released the most recent MSR production figures that show there are more than 24.4 million MSRs in circulation between 1990 and 2020. That doesn’t include what’s been produced in 2021 and so far in 2022, nor those made from 1963 – when they entered the commercial market - and 1990. That dwarfs the estimates of Ford F-Series pick-up trucks on the road, which number just 16.1 million in comparison.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the Bruen decision, that, “…the government must demonstrate that the regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”

The Bruen decision further held that modern arms are analogous to those arms in existence at the time the Second Amendment was ratified.

For Congressman Nadler, history, tradition, the Constitution and the Supreme Court be damned. He, and the other 217 Members of Congress that voted for this ban couldn’t be bothered with the rights of “the People.” He needed to “one-up” Rep. Maloney on his gun control credentials. Her points were already scored. She wasn’t even there for the final vote on the bill instead, she attended a political fundraiser.

This legislation has no chance in the U.S. Senate. That doesn’t mean these attacks on the firearm industry or gun rights will end. That’s why it is imperative for all who value freedom and their Constitutional rights to learn the issue, register to vote and show up on Nov. 8 to #GUNVOTE. Don’t risk your rights.

— Lawrence G. Keane

Lawrence G. Keane is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for NSSF, the firearm industry trade association.

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