Chairwoman’s Message: Opportunities Abroad

Posted by Laurie Aronson on 5/30/19 9:59 AM

My oldest daughter just graduated from Tulane University and we took a family vacation to Italy to celebrate before she moves on to the next important phase of her life — the real world. 

As I sat down to write this column halfway between Florence and Siena, I was reflecting on this past Memorial Day weekend and how so many of us have celebrated with family gatherings, vacations, and special events.

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May a Busy Month Across State Legislatures

Posted by Orchid Advisors on 5/29/19 12:50 PM

Although more and more state legislatures are concluding their legislative sessions as the months progress there are still hundreds of bills pending – and more still being introduced – that directly affect FFLs.  Orchid Advisors continually monitors state legislation and sifts through the thousands of firearm and ammunition bills that may have little to no impact to firearms businesses in our efforts to keep the industry informed about new restrictions or obligations imposed upon them.   Here is a snapshot of state activity in May:

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Target Practice Access Bill Signed Into Law

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 5/20/19 12:38 PM

On May 10, President Trump signed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act into law.

H.R. 1222, which was sponsored by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members Congressmen Ron Kind (WI), Rob Bishop (UT), and Duncan Hunter (CA), is a long-time priority for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and the sporting community. CSF has worked closely with CSC leaders over the past several years to ensure the passage of this important bill.

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Puts Partisanship Aside for Annual Clays Competition

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 5/15/19 12:45 PM

Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) – the largest bipartisan Caucus on Capitol Hill – joined the sportsmen’s community and allied industry representatives for the annual Congressional Clays Competition.

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President's Message: Sometimes You Just Have to Hang On For The Ride

Posted by Kenyon Gleason on 5/14/19 3:36 PM

It was a cold, dreary and somewhat blustery late-fall day in North Dakota in the late ’80s. I was on the back of a horse, and there were cattle to be driven home for winter. I was in charge of getting the last stragglers out of the pasture and on the road to home.

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Chairwoman’s Message: Size vs Strength

Posted by Laurie Aronson on 4/29/19 12:24 PM

Our industry is actually small.  We’re powerful, but we’re small.  Outsiders to the industry know us as a force to be reckoned with, but the insiders recognize the fact that we must stick together to make things happen and that we rely on everyone’s participation to accomplish our goals because of our small size.  That’s OK though.  We get our business done inside of the trade so that we are prepared to introduce our products outside to the marketplace.

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Firearms Industry State Legislation Update

Posted by Orchid Advisors on 4/25/19 2:14 PM

It was an interesting April tracking industry legislation across the state capitols.  While there were no blockbuster bills passed restricting firearms or firearm parts or accessories, many bills were signed into law this month or were passed by state legislatures that impact how FFLs conduct business across the country.  Some of this month’s legislative activity that directly impact the industry are highlighted below, separated by status:

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Senate Passes Priority Legislation for Public Target Range Access

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 4/22/19 1:02 PM

On April 10, the U.S. Senate passed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (S. 94) on a voice vote without amendment – a significant milestone in advancing priority legislation for the sportsmen’s community.

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President's Message: The Power of You

Posted by Kenyon Gleason on 4/15/19 12:42 PM

Over the past couple months, I’ve been writing in this column about the power and importance of strengthening human relationships, with articles about the Power of Partnerships and the Power of People, or the power of your team.

Today, I want to turn the tables just a bit, and talk about the Power of You. I want to talk about the importance of your personal voice at this critical time in our industry and in our nation.

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The Best Business Partner You'll Ever Have

Posted by Shooting Industry Magazine on 4/9/19 1:32 PM

Our friends at Shooting Industry Magazine took some time over the last year to dig into what makes partnerships with NASGW wholesalers so valuable. Here's a quick video that covers some of those benefits including NASGW's new SCOPE™ program. 

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