Weakley Watson Sporting Goods: America’s Oldest Gun Store?

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“Where you from?” the salesman at Weakley Watson Sporting Goods asked. “I’m from Austin,” I replied. “But don’t worry I’m not a liberal.” The staff and sole customer breathed a…

Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Law SB-1657 Heads for the House

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Illinois gun owners face a very real threat. Illinois’ gun dealer licensing bill (SB-1657) will have a hearing in a House committee next week, and from there it will almost…

Defense Distributed Cody Wilson: “I Won’t Turn Over Customer Records”

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The Liberator 3D printed pistol made Cody Wilson famous. The State Department made it moot, censoring the files needed to print the pistol. Cody’s Company, Defense Distributed, now makes the open source…

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Steyr Files Lawsuit Against SIG SAUER, Demands Injunction Against P320 for Patent Infringement

SIG SAUER is riding high following the announcement that their P320 handgun has been accepted for service by the U.S. military to replace the aging Beretta M9. Naturally everyone else…

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Springfield Armory Severs Ties with IFMA For Acting “Against Our Principles”

Springfield Armory published the following statement on their Instagram page: Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese Statement regarding IFMA and Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657). GENESEO, IL, May 2, 2017 –…

Retailer Gunway to Liquidate Springfield, Rock River Inventory, Donate Proceeds to NRA-ILA

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In the wake of the Springfield Armory/Rock River Arms deal with anti-gun Illinois legislators, Sioux Falls-based retailer Gunway has issued the following press release: Gunway Liquidates Springfield and Rock River…

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Rock River Arms Statement on IFMA’s SB-1657 Senate Deal and Carve-Out

Rock River Arms has issued the following statement on their web site: For immediate release: May 1, 2017 Rock River Arms, Inc.® (RRA) wants to assure the Illinois (and national)…

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Springfield Armory Statement on IFMA’s SB-1657 Senate Deal and Carve-Out

Springfield Armory has issued the following statement on their web site: Springfield Armory has always fought hand-in-hand with the NRA, NSSF, ISRA and many others for legislation that fiercely protects…

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Behind the Scenes: How Rock Island Auction Company Sells Your Guns

Rock Island Auctions writes: Unless you’ve had a tour of our facility or seen our materials at a gun show, you might not know what happens when you sell your…

A Structural Decline in Gun and Ammo Sales? Not So Fast . . .

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Reader John D. Dingell III writes: Not mentioned in the discussion over firearms sales in America is the overall state of the economy. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis just…

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Statement From Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese Regarding IFMA’s Deal on Illinois Anti-Gun Legislation

Read our earlier post here on the deal cut today by the Illinois Firearms Manufacturers Association (IFMA). In exchange for dropping its opposition to SB-1657, IFMA secured a carve-out from the bill’s…

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Pawn Shop Denizen: Buying My First Gun – Content Contest

(This post is an entry in our spring content contest. The grand prize is a Beretta APX pistol. Entries have closed and we will announce the winner one we have run the best entries…