Legislation Impacting the Firearms Industry on the Move Across the Country

Posted by Orchid Advisors on 2/26/19 12:00 PM

As is typical, the beginning of 2019 has seen a flurry of legislative activity.  Generally speaking, the beginning of legislative sessions see more bills introduced than later in session.  Legislative activity impacting the sale and distribution of firearms is no exception.  We have already seen hundreds of bills introduced which are directly aimed at the industry.

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Introduce Bill to Expand Public Target Ranges

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 2/26/19 9:00 AM

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members Congressmen Ron Kind (WI) and Rob Bishop (UT) introduced the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act of 2019 (H.R. 1222), which would amend the Pittman-Robertson Act to provide more flexibility to state agencies to construct, expand, and maintain public target shooting ranges.

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President's Message: The Power of Partnership

Posted by Kenyon Gleason on 2/15/19 11:31 AM

If you hunt, fish, shoot competitively, or maybe when a gun is not in hand, spend time on a golf course, odds are you’ve got a partner who joins you regularly.

Growing up, and even more so probably when I was just out of college, my “partner-in-crime” was my next-youngest brother Jason. I’m one of four brothers, and we stuck together for a lot of things. But Jason and I were probably most alike. Together we’d camp, ride horses, shoot guns and fish. But our favorite joint pastime was hunting, specifically whitetail deer.

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Chairwoman's Message: Getting to Know Laurie Aronson

Posted by Laurie Aronson on 2/1/19 1:54 PM

In my time in this industry, I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by a lot of great people and learned many lessons along the way. Looking back, there is one lesson that really resonates with me to this day. As a young teenager, my father taught me to give a firm handshake. That valuable lesson has served me well and I have observed several looks of surprise over the years when being introduced to others at social gatherings, business meetings and events. That handshake goes a long way to make a first impression, and as a wholesaler in this industry, it can symbolize the trust and commitment to our partners.

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State Legislatures Return to Work – Hundreds of Bills Impacting Firearms Distribution Proposed

Posted by Orchid Advisors on 1/29/19 10:31 AM

It’s that time of year again.  State legislatures have returned – or will do so shortly – to their respective capitals and tens of thousands of pieces of legislation have been proposed that affect all aspects of daily life.  With respect to firearms ownership and distribution, hundreds of bills which can have a positive or negative effect have already been proposed.  Orchid Advisors monitors these bills on a daily basis to keep its clients informed and up to date.  While we will update NASGW members monthly on the status of bills that have been adopted, defeated, or are nearing adoption, below is a sample of some new legislation that has been proposed:

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New Year, New Data

Posted by NASGW on 1/11/19 12:25 PM

NASGW is wrapping up onboarding the influx of subscribers to the SCOPE™ data program after launching in October. Data-savvy NASGW members can look forward to new features and new data in 2019.

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President's Message: History in the Making

Posted by Kenyon Gleason on 1/11/19 9:51 AM

This month, I’m entering my 5th year at NASGW. I can’t believe how quickly time passes. The old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” most definitely applies to me. I love this organization, our mission, and the things we’ve accomplished. But most of all, I love the people.

One of the great privileges of being the President and Secretary at NASGW is that I get the opportunity to work with a number of different board of directors’ leaders. The association’s bylaws require a new board chair be elected every two years, meaning new and fresh ideas are always on tap.

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Two-Step Distribution Works Well for the Shooting Sports Industry

Posted by NASGW on 1/9/19 3:28 PM

For decades, two-step distribution has been the preferred method of getting products into the hands of consumers in the shooting industry. It's a method that has fallen by the wayside in other industries as large internet retailers like Amazon have disrupted product distribution. However, the shooting sports industry is different. With the high regulation environment, the inability to ship direct to consumers, and the FFL requirement, two-step distribution has remained the most efficient way to move products. Beyond the unique challenges of our industry here are a few other reasons why manufacturers have relied on NASGW wholesalers for their inventory and logistical needs. 

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NASGW Distributors Are Partners You Can Trust

Posted by Shooting Industry Magazine on 1/9/19 1:42 PM

Our friends at Shooting Industry Magazine took some time to interview our association leaders during the NASGW Expo, to discuss the benefits of working with NASGW member wholesalers and utilizing two-step distribution. 

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4 Things Firearms Retailers Need to Know About NASGW

Posted by NASGW on 1/7/19 11:13 AM

 

If you've been in the shooting sports industry for any length of time, you've probably had an interaction with a wholesale distributor; however, you may have never heard of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). In fact, you may be surprised to know that NASGW has been around since 1954. The association's primary role over the last 60 plus years has been to bring shooting sports wholesalers and manufacturers together for our annual expo. Retailers have had little knowledge of our organization or the impact we've made in the industry. In the last few years, NASGW has made an effort increase that awareness and share the importance of working with NASGW wholesaler members and the benefits of two-step distribution. To you understand a little more about our association, here are four things firearms retailers need to know about NASGW.

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