Firearms

NSSF report: Firearms industry economic impact rises 169 percent since 2008

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017, a 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 310,000, an 87 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by…

Typical spectrum of opinion follows ending of rifle deer season in Pennsylvania

(Photo by Windigo Images)Although it only takes a day or two until results – and opinions – start rolling in from hunters who were out at the start of Pennsylvania’s rifle season for deer, I like to wait until the season ends before I decide how hunters viewed the experience. For those who saw success, happiness always abounds, especially in…

House passes concealed carry reciprocity bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would enable holders of concealed carry licenses to legally carry in other states. It passed in the House by a 231-198 vote. The measure also contained an amendment designed to address reporting and other issues with the NICS system. The bill was a top priority of Second Amendment groups, including the…

Pennsylvania sporting goods store, Facebook clash over nixing of ads due to promotion of gun sales

The Sportsman’s Shop in East Earl, Pa., says it can no longer advertise products like American flags or outdoor clothing on Facebook because its Facebook page promotes the sales of guns and includes links that lead to the same, according to reports. The Lancaster County store, which has been in operation since 1954, specializes in sport shooting, hunting, archery, fishing…

Although semi-automatic rifles legalized for hunting, Pennsylvania gun sellers see no spike in sales

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Officials and gun sellers in Pennsylvania say they’ve seen no significant spike in the sale of semi-automatic rifles and air rifles after their use was legalized for hunting some animals, but not larger game. Bruce Piendl, owner of Allegheny Arms and Gun Works in Bethel Park, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that gun buyers seem confused by the move. He…

Indiana sidesteps legislative error, allows firearms use for deer hunts after all

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s wildlife agency says it will allow deer hunters to use rifles on state or federal property despite a legislative error that banned the use of such weapons. The Indian DNR says an emergency state rule will allow rifles during the firearms deer-hunting season that begins Nov. 18. Rifle use was called into question because of a mistake in…

How to properly stand while shooting (video)

How to Properly Stand While Shooting Proper stance is essential to firearm control. Check out this short tutorial video on how to stand while shooting. #billsgs Posted by Bill's Gun Shop & Range Robbinsdale on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Proper stance is essential to firearm control. Check out this short tutorial video on how to stand while shooting. Categories: Firearms…

NSSF launches Hunting Works for Illinois

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, has announced that a new Hunting Works For America chapter has been established in Illinois. Hunting Works For Illinois joins other Midwestern states in the program, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. All told, the Hunting Works For America program now includes 16…