NSSF Asks Homeland Security to Designate Gun Manufacturers, Retailers a ‘National Critical Infrastructure Industry’

As more states issue shelter-in-place orders, closing businesses and confining people to their homes unless shopping for food or medicine, the nation’s firearms and ammunition manufacturers have begun to be affected. Case in point: yesterday’s shutdown of the Remington factory in Ilion, New York. The industry produces firearms, ammunition, optics, and other equipment for military, […]

NSSF Implores Government Officials to Designate Gun Business ‘Critical’ During Emergency

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has just sent this message to member businesses: As your industry’s trade association, we want you to know the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) is hard at work for you during this challenging time as the nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic. NSSF is in contact with the White House, Capitol Hill […]

The Trace: Gun Industry’s Savvy Marketing is Feeding the National Gun Buying Surge

These are dark days for Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop generators at The Trace. Sure, there’s that whole global pandemic thing, with cities, states, businesses and entire industries shutting down and people getting sick and dying. But what’s really worrying those plucky content creators at @teamtrace isn’t the death or the economic devastation. It’s the fact […]

Hornady: We’re Committed to Maintaining Production [VIDEO]

From Hornady . . . Hornady Manufacturing Company is still in full operation and will endeavor to conduct business as usual through the coronavirus crisis. We are committed to keep production going during this situation. We encourage our partners and vendors to continue to supply our operations. Please keep us abreast of your status and […]

With a 10-Day Waiting Period, Mandatory Stay-At-Home Order Means California Buyers Can’t Get Their Guns

The national gun sales surge began in earnest late last week with the President’s declaration of a national emergency. That’s when gun stores were deluged with buyers, many of them first-timers. California, however, has a 10-day waiting period to take possession of any firearm purchased. Which means none of those buyers who stood in line […]

Firearms Industry Helping Struggling Businesses During Coronavirus National Emergency

As we’ve talked to retailers and firearms industry manufacturers over the last week or more, the primary story has, of course, been the huge surge in demand for guns, ammunition and related gear. A buying surge that has emptied retailers’ shelves and at least temporarily drained supply chains. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers are working overtime […]