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The Democrats and Gun Control

…Are the two Democrat candidates misrepresenting their positions on gun rights to gain an edge in the Pennsylvania Democrat primary?

Wal-Mart Agrees To Gun-Retailing Restrictions

Wal-Mart has agreed to adopt a 10-point retailing system pushed by the anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Wal-Mart, the largest seller of firearms in the nation, cooperated in the drafting of and adopted what the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group calls the Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership. …

Ruger Issues Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice of SR9 Pistol

April 9, 2008—Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has recalled Ruger SR9 pistols manufactured between October 2007 and April 2008. Problem: Under certain conditions, the pistols can fire if dropped with their manual safeties in the 'off' or 'fire' position and a round in the chamber. The pistols will not fire if the manual safety is in the 'on' or 'safe' position. …

Virginia Permit To Carry Applications Jump 60 Percent

The number of Virginians who obtained a permit to carry a concealed weapon jumped 60 percent last year over 2006, an increase that many gun experts say was a reaction to the fatal shootings of 32 students and professors at Virginia Tech.

Savage Adds 6 Norma BR, Gets “Shoot House” Bids

Suffield, CT - April 11, 2008 - Savage has announced a new chambering for its precision rifles. For 2008, the following 12 Series Varmint rifles are available in 6 Norma BR: Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminter single shot and repeater models, and the Model 12F Class benchrest model. The Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminters are chambered in 223 Rem, 22-250 Rem, 204 Ruger, and the new round, the 6 Norma BR.

Michel and Miculek Take Top Honors At 2008 US Steel Nationals

Max Michel and Kay Clark Miculek captured the Men’s and Women’s titles the 2008 U.S. National Steel Championships. The match, now in its second year, was held at the Skip-J Range in Anderson, South Carolina, with 90 shooters competing.

Remington Arms announces marketing and sales organizational changes

Remington Arms today announced four marketing and sales organizational changes, effective immediately. Bill Schirmacher, who was with Marlin for 36 years, joins Remington as director of brand management and product development for Marlin and H&R/New England Firearms. Jay Stuart, currently serving as director of Remington sales-west, assumes a newly created role as director, business development, focusing on managing all brands (Remington, Marlin and H&R 1871) and product categories with Wal-Mart. …

Emmons Wins Silver Medal in Men’s Air Rifle at Beijing World Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2008 Olympic Team qualifier, Matt Emmons (Browns Mill, N.J.) earned the silver medal in Men's Air Rifle Monday at the Beijing World Cup. The World Cup, officially named the 'Good Luck Beijing' 2008 ISSF World Cup, is the test event for the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games. …

Weaver Expands Tactical Line of Rings and Bases

ONALASKA, Wis. – Weaver announces a new offering to the tactical world. The new Weaver Tactical Rings (MSRP: $34.49) & Bases (MSRP: $18.49) deliver unparalleled performance to those that demand nothing less when it comes to securing their optics and maintaining zero. Available spring of 2008.

Champion Introduces the EasyHit Fiber Optic Sight

ONALASKA, Wis. – Champion introduces the EasyHit Fiber Optic Sight (MSRP: $21.49). Available spring 2008. In cooperation with world-renown exhibition shooter Tom Knapp, Champion brings this patented training system to shooters looking to increase their score, bag limit or outdoor fun.

Shooters Ridge Goes Ape with the Gorilla Range Bag

ONALASKA, Wis. – Shooters Ridge introduces the new Gorilla Range Bag. The Gorilla Range Bag (MSRP: $74.49) is a sectional, filled rest that can be used in eight different configurations. Available in the spring 2008.

Browning Introduces Fitted Luggage Cases And Flex Case Models To Its Gun Case Line...

MORGAN, UTAH — Browning has added new models of fitted and flexible gun cases to offer exceptional quality, protection and versatility to meet various transportation requirements.

Gun News, Good and Bad

Over the past three years, historic numbers of Americans legally purchased a firearm. According to Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of...