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LAWMAKERS SEEK TO SOCK GUN, AMMO BUYERS WITH NEW TAXES

18th Feb 2020

Source Credit to guns.com | by Chris Eger Dems in two states are looking to fund gun control programs by adding mandatory new taxes on guns and ammo. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)Democrats in Connecticut and Illinois are proposing legislation that would add taxes ranging from 10 to 35 percent on gun and ammo salesIn the Constitution State, Connecticut state Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-West Hartford, is backing House Bill 5040 which would add a 35 percent per round excise tax on ammunition. The move
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CONTROVERSIAL ‘ASSAULT WEAPON’ BANS ON THE MOVE

18th Feb 2020

Source Credit to guns.com | by Chris Eger Two states have lawmakers that are gathering behind bans on guns they deem “assault weapons” but are actually just common semi-autos. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)Democrats in Arizona and Virginia are pushing legislation that would outlaw many common semi-auto firearms and their magazines.In the Grand Canyon State, Arizona Senate Bill SB1625 was introduced last week and aims to not only ban the sale of most popular semi-auto firearms and magazines but wou
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FIRST 100 ROUNDS: A LOOK AT THE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY HELLCAT

18th Feb 2020

Source Credit to guns.com | by Jacki Billings The Hellcat leaped onto the scene offering an impressive 13+1 capacity. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)Springfield Armory took the concealed carry market to task in 2019 with the launch of a sub-compact 13+1 capacity pistol, the Hellcat.As a concealed carrier always willing to test out the latest and greatest, I was curious how the Hellcat would perform. Normally, I sport a Glock 19 sized carry gun, stepping down to the Smith & Wesson Shiel
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FN LANDS HUGE $119 MILLION U.S. ARMY M4 CONTRACT

18th Feb 2020

Source Credit to Guns.com | by Chris Eger FN stands to make $119 million over the next five years on a new M4 contract for the Army. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)South Carolina-based FN America beat out a crowd of other vendors to land a whale of a military contract for new M4s.The company was awarded a $119,216,309 firm-fixed-price contract for a mix of two 5.56 NATO-caliber weapons– the M4 Carbine, NSN: 1005-01-382-0973, and M4A1 Carbine, NSN: 1005-01-382-0953. The contract, awarded by Picatinn
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FLORIDA BALLOT INITIATIVE TO BAN ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ FALLS FAR SHORT

11th Feb 2020

Source Credit to Guns.com by Chris Eger Anti-gun advocates needed to get 760,000 signatures for a ballot initiative to ban most semi-auto rifles and shotguns in Florida but paid California-based petition gatherers only came up with 140,000. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)Anti-gun advocates spent a year gathering signatures across the Sunshine State to ban most semi-auto rifles but fell well short of the mark.The group, Ban Assault Weapons Now, was active throughout 2019 in canvassing from Key West
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