Man killed in Independence ammo plant explosion worked at factory for 36 years – “The man killed in an explosion at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant Tuesday had worked at the plant for 36 years, according to The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Four others were also injured in the explosion, which occurred in the primer mixing cell. They were evaluated at the scene but refused further treatment, according to Joint Munitions Command.” R.I.P.
Bill would create high school gun education class – “North Carolina lawmakers are working on a bill to offer gun education to high school students. It’s likely to be a controversial topic, in the aftermath of the San Bernardino elementary school shooting and recent gun violence around the country. House Bill 612 would bring gun education into the classroom, but not the ammunition.” That’s OK, start with basic gun safety. Move on to shooting skills from there.
Trump slump be damned . . . Sturm Ruger & Company: Undervalued High-Yielder – “During my analysis of American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOBC), I found Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) to also be an undervalued high-quality company and added it to my portfolio. Following the release of March NICS numbers, both companies have experienced strong rebounds in share price. At today’s closing share price ($58.9), RGR is fairly valued and warrants a hold. I wouldn’t recommend buying it however until more clarity is gained on near-term gun demand.”
Steyr Arms Introduces the AUG A3 M1 Long Rail – “In response to an overwhelming number of requests for a longer top rail for its legendary AUG A3 M1 bullpup platform, Steyr Arms announced today that it is now in full production of a Long Rail version of the rifle. Offering 25 numbered slots, the new Long Rail version provides a significant increase in surface area to use both optics and back-up iron sights. The top rail on this new Long Rail version of the AUG A3 M1 rifle boasts two more slots than the original flat-top AUG A3 SA but is still the same overall rail height over the stock comb, providing optimal cheekweld with a wide variety of optics and iron sights. The Long Rail extends a full 5.5 inches back from the receiver, placing its rearmost edge almost in line with the front of the ejection port for better placement of a rear iron sight.”
Never a good idea, especially in California . . . Ontario Police Shoot, Kill Suspect Armed with Shotgun at State Bros Store – “Ontario police were called to the store, located at 1949 E. 4th Street, at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday after they said the suspect walked into the market and up and down aisles while holding a shotgun. Authorities said store employees sent out a silent panic alarm after spotting the suspect, who was later identified by authorities as 36-year-old William Baker. After officers arrived to the scene, employees and customers were evacuated from the building, authorities said.”