Chairwoman’s Message: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Posted by Laurie Aronson on 5/27/20 10:40 AM

Here we go; we are doing this. That’s right, the recovery is underway, and we are all trying to return to “normal” slowly. Put down the bag of chips, the beer can, and the pack of Oreos. Step away from the breakfast table. It’s time to get back to your office and a “normal” routine. 

(You may define “normal” as you please.) 

Who could have predicted that we would have had nearly three months of exploring new ways to juggle our workloads, homeschooling, and practicing social distancing?

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May Legislative Update from NSSF

Posted by National Shooting Sports Foundation on 5/22/20 11:00 AM

The Government Relations Team of the National Shooting Sports Foundationâ (NSSFâ), the trade association for the firearm industry, dedicates its time and resources to supporting legislation beneficial to our industry and fighting those bills that infringe on our rights to legally conduct business and compromise everyone’s Second Amendment rights. Team members attend legislative hearings on the federal, state and local levels year-round across the nation, keeping their finger on the pulse of those issues affecting us.

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President's Message: Moms, Dads and Life Lessons

Posted by Kenyon Gleason on 5/13/20 1:45 PM

I love baseball.

Ok, so I love a lot of sports, but I desperately want baseball to return this summer. I really hope it does. I don’t care if it’s a shortened season. The crack of the bat and ball coming together is a sound I’ll never get tired of hearing.

 Growing up in the ’70s and '80s just outside a small town in North Dakota, baseball was our life in the summer. And my small town was actually rather well-known for its baseball prowess. There are probably state championship banners still hanging from the rafters in the old school gymnasium, right there next to the words of our old school fight song.

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CSF & Industry Partners Lead #ResponsibleRecreation Media Campaign

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 5/11/20 12:15 PM

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), with other conservation partners such as National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, are leading a media campaign called #ResponsibleRecreation as an effort to encourage Americans to responsibly enjoy outdoor recreation while adhering to COVID-19 safety practices.

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NASGW Offers Retailers Access to SCOPE CLX

Posted by NASGW on 5/11/20 9:47 AM

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) invites shooting sports retailers to get free access to SCOPE CLX reports.

SCOPE CLX, is an industry-owned, distributor-led initiative to collect and analyze data that helps businesses in the shooting sports industry. FFLs can use the reports to understand which products are in demand based on anonymous data from brick-and-mortar stores across the country.

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California: Ammunition Background Check Invalidated in Court

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 5/1/20 10:00 AM

On April 23, a federal court in California put a halt to California’s ammunition background check requirements declaring, “Accordingly, the Court enjoins the State of California from enforcing the ammunition sales background check provisions” found in the California Penal Code. The Court’s grant of this injunction is a strong win for all California sportsmen and women because the ammunition sales restrictions will prevent the State of California from enforcing the ammunition sales background checks through its now enjoined onerous and flawed system as the Rhode v. Becerra case continues to be litigated.

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Chairwoman’s Message: Eyeing the Recovery

Posted by Laurie Aronson on 4/29/20 2:58 PM

We have all had extraordinary experiences that we’ve learned from over the past several weeks.  We all have heart-warming and heart-breaking stories to share.  One of the most significant eye-opening realizations for me has been, “what are the needs vs the wants.”  As we begin to introduce our team back into the walls of our Baton Rouge office and warehouse, we have to ask ourselves, “What are those things that we must have that are crucial to our operations and what are those items that fall into the bucket of “well it would be nice if…?”  Don’t get me wrong.  The “wants” are quite important too; they make up our culture and they round-out our daily lives.  Just make sure the needs are met first.  Right now it boils down to masks, gloves, clean air, hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap, and the list continues.

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Managing Compliance with Firearms Regulations During a Pandemic

Posted by Orchid Advisors on 4/29/20 11:23 AM

As everyone in the world is acutely aware, we are presently faced with a public health crisis of epic proportions.  Covid-19 has affected almost every aspect of our lives and is causing disruption to commercial activity in a manner not seen in decades.  Some cities and states have experienced more disruption than others and most states have issued a statewide shutdown of “nonessential” businesses.  

The firearms industry is not immune to the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus.  The supply chain has seen impacts at every level; materials providers, parts and components suppliers, firearms manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and dealers have all to some extent experienced a measure of difficulty in continuing operations. 

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NASGW Expo - See You Soon

Posted by NASGW on 4/23/20 10:43 AM

I think we all agree that this year has been difficult. Though we've seen some really good sales in our industry, COVID-19 has made it very challenging to run our businesses.

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President's Message: Standing Together, Standing Strong

Posted by Kenyon Gleason on 4/17/20 11:17 AM

I want to go back in time just a few months, to October and our annual NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting in Orlando. Every year we kick off our show with an annual banquet and awards show. For those of you in attendance, you’ll remember I talked rather candidly about the tough year for shooting sports distribution in 2019.

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