The Gun Industry and the NRA

What the gun industry thinks women want http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/05/23/3780897/nra-meeting-women/

NRA tells parents to keep guns in kids’ rooms for safety

The NRA has been making the same slippery slope argument since 1934 (Good history lesson) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/national-firearms-act-nra-gun-lobby/

Kalashnikov, maker of the AK-47, looks to rebrand http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/07/business/international/kalashnikov-russia-rifle-rebrand-restructure.html?_r=0

The NRA is talking tough on crime again, bipartisan prison sentencing reform be damned (By raising fears that prison reform will put criminals out on the street, raising fearhttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/nra-mandatory-minimum-sentencing-reform/

Texarkana company’s custom-designed firearms turn heads (You MUST see thesehttp://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Texarkana-company-s-custom-designed-firearms-turn-7939812.php?cmpid=email-mobile

America may be getting ready for a smarter kind of gun (Interesting and informative) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/smart-gun-technology_us_573b278fe4b08f96c1842065

Sacramento at center of untraceable ‘ghost’ gun surge  http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/05/16/sacramento-at-center-of-untraceable-ghost-gun-surge/

Gun control advocates pray for NRA members: “They too are children of God”  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/21/nra-meeting-gun-control-advocates-everytown

The NRA wants ex-felons to have guns, but not voting rights http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/05/22/3780685/nra-wants-ex-felons-guns-not-voting-rights/

NRA convention:dwindling membership, desperate rhetoric http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-greenwald/nra-convention-dwindling_b_10107208.html

Beretta is moving its manufacturing plant from Maryland to Tennessee (Guess why?) http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/12/news/companies/beretta-gun-factory-tennessee/

Gun trade group NSSF  promotes guns via their economic impact http://www.nssfblog.com/firearms-industry-economic-impact-rises-158-since-2008/

Sinking gun stocks have Wall Street wondering if epic sales boom is ending http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/smith-wesson-downgraded-gun-sales-drop/

Sinister double-barrelled gun designed to look exactly like SMARTPHONE (This is scary!!)http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/sinister-double-barreled-gun-designed-7627204

Another article about the smartphone shaped gun with more details http://www.lawyerherald.com/articles/40682/20160329/us-company-ideal-conceal-to-sell-gun-disguised-as-smartphone.htm

Gun shop owners run into regulatory silencer (California.  Now a court case.) http://www.wsj.com/articles/gun-shop-owners-run-into-a-regulatory-silencer-1458943235

Sccy stops lifetime theft warranty in bow to ATF.  (Apparently a large number were used in crimes, suggesting that they were bought to “lose” to those in crimes, so new ones could be receivedhttp://www.guns.com/2016/03/29/sccy-pulls-theft-warranty-uses-batfe-stats-as-reason/

Gun Manufacturers need to lead change, not just follow the law (An excellent article, albeit from an industry outsider) https://hbr.org/2016/03/gun-manufacturers-need-to-lead-change-not-just-follow-the-law

Concealed carriers have made a tiny pistol with a sketchy past a big seller for gun makers http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/380-pistol-big-seller-for-gun-manufacturers/

The Gun Industry’s plan to make it easier to buy a silencer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gun-silencers_us_56ded642e4b03a405679bc2e

Marketing guns to children

Can established gunmakers help smart guns in uphill push?  http://www.guns.com/2016/02/27/can-established-gunmakers-help-smart-guns-in-uphill-push-video/

Want to hack a smart gun?  You’ll need a giant magnet, says industry pioneer  http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/hack-smart-gun-pioneer-ernst-mauch/

Smart guns: Could fingerprint technology solve America’s shooting deaths?

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/24/personalized-smart-guns-biometric-access-fingerprints-gun-control

Welcome to the future of gun control (Hopeful) http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/02/smart-guns-mossberg-igun-venture-capital-conway

The gun lobby maddeningly prevents the development of safer, childproof weapons  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gun-lobby-maddeningly-prevents-development-of-safer-childproof-weapons/2016/01/14/ac60e132-b975-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

Buoyant gun industry sees enemies everywhere http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-20/buoyant-gun-industry-sees-enemies-everywhere

DeBlasio asks Police Pension Fund to divest from gunmakers http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2016/01/8587278/de-blasio-asks-police-pension-fund-divest-gunmakers

Guns and Legislation/Politics Texas businesses adapt to open carry law (Interesting NPR interview) http://www.npr.org/2016/01/02/461770093/texas-businesses-adapt-to-open-carry-law

Obama plans curbs on guns https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/01/01/obama-to-impose-new-gun-control-curbs-next-week/

Obama to participate in Town Hall on guns http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-town-hall-guns_568938b1e4b0b958f65be825

Obama’s anti-gun actions give new momentum to survivors http://www.ebony.com/news-views/obamas-anti-gun-violence-actions-gives-new-momentum-to-survivors-333#axzz3wZn2dsy9

A Daily Show video makes a good point. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153821737926800

Gunmen seize Federal building in Oregon (Are these law abiding citizens with guns? Patriots? Believers in the Constitution?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oregon-militia-federal-building_568959dfe4b06fa688829f2c

The gun violence victims who attended President Obama’s speech in 1graphic ttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/05/the-gun-violence-victims-who-attended-president-obamas-speech-in-1-graphic/

Donald Trump’s radical new proposal on guns https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/01/08/donald-trumps-radical-new-proposal-on-guns/?tid=pm_pop_b

NRA top lobbyist on declining to meet with President Obama:”So what are we going to talk about? Basketball?” http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/01/07/nra-top-lobbyist-on-declining-to-meet-with-obam/207850