American gun politics

Jul 142014

Anybody surprised by this?  Because I’m sure not…

America’s largest shotgun manufacturer, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., decided not to expand in Connecticut. Sure it was founded there 1919 and still has its corporate headquarters in North Haven. But in 2013 Connecticut rushed through legislation to ban some of Mossberg’s popular products. As a result, Mossberg CEO, Iver Mossberg, says, “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.”

Original web source: Forbes

Jan 272014

Personally, I prefer Ruger’s position on this issue, but you can judge for yourself:

Smith & Wesson to Sell Fewer Guns in Calif. Over Microstamping Law

Chloe Albanesius By Chloe Albanesius

Gun makers Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger Co. said this week that a new California law requiring semiautomatic pistols to be equipped with technology called microstamping could result in fewer of their weapons available for sale in the state.

“Smith & Wesson does not and will not include microstamping in its firearms,” the company said in a Thursday statement. Ultimately, California’s mandate “will result in a diminishing number of Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistols available for purchase by California residents.” Continue reading »

Jun 082013

With the racetrack dust having barely settled after this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and with the final leg of the Triple Crown–the Belmont Stakes–scheduled for this weekend, we can’t help but marvel at the incredible ability of a horse, with 120 pounds on its back, to sustain better than a 35 mph pace over up to 1½ miles, often topping 40 mph in the home stretch.

But no matter how big an appetite the world’s fastest three-year-old Thoroughbreds work up during “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” they haven’t got a thing on gun control supporters in the public health field, when it comes to jockeying for position at the feeding trough. Continue reading »

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