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First Richmond gun show since new gun control laws took effect sees ‘record demand’

[RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)] Thousands turned out this weekend for the first gun show in Richmond since the new universal background checks laws took effect earlier this summer.

It was also the first event of its kind since the coronavirus pandemic began back in March, according to the Virginia Citizens Defense League.

Gun stores seeing an ammo shortage they say could last into 2021

Demand for guns and ammo has never been higher according to Firearms Sales Manager Z. Farhat at Green Acres Sporting Goods. Business, he says, he up about 300%.

Remington Arms declares bankruptcy despite surging gun demand

[Fox Business]Firearms maker Remington Arms Co. filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time since 2018, weighed down by more debt than it can repay even as fearful Americans buy more guns than ever.

Gun sales soar 145% in June amid protests, coronavirus pandemic

[Fox Business] More than 2.3 million guns were sold in June, a 145 percent increase from the prior year, with experts attributing the staggering number to unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s, according to statistics released Wednesday.

SCOTUS Gun Case Denials Signal Conservative Justices Don’t Trust Roberts With The Second Amendment

[The Federalist] The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to pass on nearly a dozen gun-rights-related cases is breathtaking, not in the denial of hearing any, but in the seeming admission that the conservative associate justices think Chief Justice John Roberts can’t be trusted to protect the Bill of Rights.

Florida city’s state of emergency prohibits gun sales amid protests: ‘It’s crippling’

[Fox News] Gun shop owners in West Palm Beach, Fla., say the city’s State of Local Emergency is forcing them to turn away customers.

As S. Philly gun store owner kills potential looter, customers line up for firearms at other dealers

[Philadelphia Enquirer] Like many gun store owners these days, Gregory Isabella spent the night in his South Philly shop on guard after previous break-in attempts.

Mexico Demands Explanation for Obama-era Gun-walking Scandal

Nearly a decade has passed since the public first learned of the botched Obama-era gunwalking scandal Operation Fast and Furious.

Federal judge issues order allowing Mass. gun shops to reopen

[Boston Globe] A federal judge on Thursday ordered that gun shops across Massachusetts can reopen this weekend, ruling that Governor Charlie Baker’s decision to shutter them along with thousands of other “nonessential” businesses infringed on people’s Second Amendment rights.

The Second Amendment Day of Reckoning Is About to Dawn

[National review] The ballyhoo over the U.S. Supreme Court’s tiptoe around a Second Amendment decision this week might be a gun control celebration a little too soon.

Report: Shooter in Canadian Massacre Was Prohibited from Gun Possession

[Breitbart] The New York Post reports the attacker who carried out the April 18-19, 2020, mass shooting in Nova Scotia was prohibited from possessing firearms.

U.S. judge blocks background checks that denied ammo to law-abiding gun owners in California

[Sacramento Bee] A federal judge has blocked California’s ammunition background check program, which had prevented nearly one in five law-abiding gun owners from purchasing ammunition because of database glitches and other record-keeping problems.

D.C. Police Just Became The Sole Federal Firearms Licensee In The District

Under a new mayor’s order, the Metropolitan Police Department now has the authority to operate as the city’s sole federal firearms licensee, or FFL—the only entity able to authorize the transfer of guns inside the District.

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKER MOVES TO SUSPEND GUN, AMMO SALES INDEFINITELY

[guns.com] A Democratic California Assemblymember is reportedly urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to order a halt to the sale of guns and ammunition in the state.

Pandemic pushes U.S. gun sales to all-time high

[NBC News] The FBI conducted 3.7 million background checks last month, the highest total since the national instant check system was launched in 1998.

People flock to gun ranges as county closes them

[KOLD News 13] – Pima County gun ranges closed Sunday and many took the opportunity to get their last rounds in.