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Gun sales set to rise, Smith & Wesson stock jumps after Obama win
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While investors moping over President Barack Obama's re-election sent the Dow spiraling down more than 300 points, one sector is seeing a surge: Gun manufacturing. Firearms maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. surged 10.8 percent to $10.48 a share in morning trading, more than double its price at the beginning of the year. More

4 more years — Assessing the threat Obama poses to gun owners in his 2nd term    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Unless you were hiding under a rock, you know that President Barack Obama was elected to a second term in office. Thinking about this in binary terms, i.e. good news v. bad news, the good news is that the sky is not falling. In fact, on the contrary, the firearms and ammunition industry will probably experience a second Obama "gun boom." More

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Constitutional amendments protect gun laws and take retirement funds from felons
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They may not have the sex appeal of the bigger races, but Louisianans voted on nine constitutional amendments, some of which could have far-reaching impact. A hot topic at the polls? The three minute time limit voters had to cast their ballots. The amendments can be complicated and difficult to understand, especially one of the most contentious, the right to keep and bear arms. More

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Check all your gear this hunting season — including your sling
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With the onset of hunting seasons around the country, now is the time to check each piece of hunting gear to make sure it is in tip-top shape. One item that may get overlooked is the sling for your rifle or shotgun. Having a comfortable, safe sling as you head to the fields, the mountains, the brush or the prairie this season will provide you confidence and security that your firearm will stay in place as you chase your trophy. More

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Gun permit sales surge in Iowa after 'shall issue' law
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It's been nearly two years since Iowa became a "shall issue" concealed weapons state. As a "shall issue" state, county sheriffs can only deny concealed weapons permits for specific reasons like alcoholism, mental illness or past felony convictions. Since then, concealed weapons permits have surged. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, in 2010, 40,747 Iowans got permits to carry a gun. More

In wake of Election Day — multiple challenges and opportunities lay ahead for gun rights
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There is no doubt gun rights will come under attack in the next four years. The president who said that he was pursuing gun control proposals "under the radar" during his first term can now come out of the closet. Just as President Barack Obama told outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more "flexibility" after the election, we can expect an emboldened White House to pursue a U.N. gun control treaty. More

Gun stores see increase in shoppers after Obama's re-election
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Gun owners worry President Barack Obama's re-election could once again threaten their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Midwest Gun Exchange was very busy post-election day. Many shoppers said they were just looking to see what is out there while they still can. It is a very real threat and concern for those who believe in the right to bear arms. A large crowd cheered and celebrated President Barack Obama's re-election. But not everyone was cheering, especially gun owners. More

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After Obama win, US backs new UN arms treaty talks
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Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee's call to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade. More

Constitutional amendment to protect hunting and fishing passes easily
Lexington Herald-Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kentucky voters amended the state constitution to forever protect their right to hunt and fish. Voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment that the General Assembly passed in 2011 as a pre-emptive strike against anyone who would challenge Kentuckians' right to "harvest wildlife." More

Florida gun sales spike, some say 2012 election may be driving force
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Rex Smith has owned Rex Tools, Guns & Consignment in Thomasville, Fla., for nearly 5 years. He says gun sales have never been as good as they are now. "President Obama is the best gun salesman we've ever had," he said. Smith isn't alone in his thinking. According to a report by the Associated Press, gun sales are on the rise, to the extent that some gun manufacturers cannot keep up with the demand. More

Voters approve amendment on hunting and fishing
The Associated Press via Idaho Press-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Idaho voters have agreed to amend the state constitution to protect forever the right to hunt, fish and trap. As returns trickled in, it was clearly early on HJR2 would gain wide support in a state where hunting and fishing are immensely popular and important drivers of local economies. More

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