On Tonight’s We Like Shooting Show Episode 531 covers topics in the Gun Industry Shifts Amidst Legal Battles, Export Pause, and Supreme Court Showdowns with a Snapshot of Current Gun Rights Developments in the U.S..
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- Rugers Decline
- Ruger’s sales have decreased by 13% in Q3 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.
- October 2023 saw an 8.3% increase in gun sales compared to October 2022, indicating a potential market rebound.
- A federal court ruling blocked California’s attempt to ban gun shows on public lands, which could have implications for First and Second Amendment rights.
- In a nutshell, while Ruger is experiencing a downturn in sales, the overall market shows signs of recovery with a recent uptick in gun sales. Legal battles continue to shape the landscape of gun rights and shows in the U.S.
- Stag Arms Bolts
- Stag Arms has released the Pursuit bolt action rifle, available in .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 6.5 PRC.
- The rifle features a 416 stainless steel fluted barrel with a Cerakote finish, a 7075 aluminum chassis, and a Trigger Tech Primary single-stage trigger.
- The MSRP for the .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor models is $1,899.99, with the 6.5 PRC version’s price not listed yet.
- Stag Arms’ new Pursuit bolt action rifle combines precision engineering with enhanced ergonomics, designed for both hunters and precision shooters. It’s now up for grabs for those looking to upgrade their shooting experience.
- New York fails Good Moral Character test
- A federal court ruled that New York City’s “good moral character” and “good cause” requirements for gun licensing are unconstitutional.
- The case was brought by Joseph Srour after his application for a firearm permit was denied by the NYPD.
- The court’s decision included a permanent injunction against these provisions, highlighting the lack of historical precedent for such discretionary standards.
- In summary, New York City’s subjective criteria for gun licensing have been struck down by a federal court, emphasizing the constitutional right to bear arms without arbitrary restrictions. The decision marks another significant moment in the ongoing debate over gun control laws and the Second Amendment.
- Who cares wtf celebrities think?
- The Brady Campaign is enlisting Hollywood executives and producers to promote gun control, aiming to influence cultural norms and America’s relationship with guns.
- This move comes as Americans continue to purchase firearms in record numbers, with over 1 million guns bought each month for 50 consecutive months.
- The firearm industry maintains its commitment to safety and responsible ownership, contrasting with Hollywood’s portrayal of gun violence.
- In essence, the Brady Campaign’s partnership with Hollywood to advocate for gun control contrasts with the increasing diversity and growth of the gun-owning community in America. The firearm industry continues to focus on safety and responsible practices, while Hollywood’s influence on the issue remains questionable.
- ILLINOIS is killing it in that revolutionary spirit
- Only 0.1% of Illinois gun owners have registered their firearms under the new ban, with the number of registrants decreasing each week.
- The Protect Illinois Communities Act requires registration by January 1, 2024, to avoid felony charges.
- Gun rights organizations are actively challenging the law in court, advocating for non-compliance and supporting legal action against the ban.
- In short, Illinois gun owners are largely ignoring the state’s new gun registration law, with very few complying. This resistance is coupled with ongoing legal challenges, signaling a strong opposition to the legislation.
- Pistol Brace injunction extended
- The injunction against the ATF’s rule on pistol stabilizing braces has been extended until the case is fully settled.
- The rule, which reclassified braced pistols as SBRs, has been challenged for not following proper procedure and causing irreparable harm to gun owners.
- The current injunctions protect GOA members from enforcement actions over braced pistols, casting doubt on the enforceability of the rule.
- In summary, the ATF’s controversial rule on pistol braces is on hold, providing temporary relief to members of the Gun Owners of America while the legal battle continues. The outcome of this case could have significant implications for gun owners and the ATF’s regulatory authority.
- Biden’s new attack on freedom
- The Biden administration has imposed a 90-day “pause” on the export of firearms, ammunition, and certain accessories, which could signal a new strategy to limit the firearm industry.
- This move is seen as a political maneuver aligned with gun control advocacy, potentially impacting U.S. manufacturers and international relations.
- The firearm industry, often referred to as the “arsenal of democracy,” is facing challenges from within the government, which could affect Americans’ Second Amendment rights and the industry’s global standing.
- In summary, the Biden administration’s recent actions suggest an increased effort to control the firearm industry by halting exports, a move that could have significant implications for both domestic and international policy regarding firearms. This strategy appears to be politically motivated and may serve the interests of gun control advocates.
- Montana fights the feds
- The Gun Free School Zone Act (GFSZA) faces a legal challenge in Montana with the case USA v. Metcalf, questioning the constitutionality of the act.
- Montana law provides an exemption from the GFSZA for individuals legally owning firearms, which the defense argues applies to Gabriel Metcalf, the defendant.
- The prosecution contends that Montana’s exemption does not meet federal requirements, and the Second Amendment does not protect firearm possession in “sensitive places” like schools.
- To summarize, the case of USA v. Metcalf in Montana is a significant legal battle over the Gun Free School Zone Act, with the defense arguing for state exemptions and Second Amendment protections, while the prosecution maintains that federal law and historical precedent do not support the defense’s position. The outcome could have far-reaching implications for gun laws and Second Amendment rights.
- NRA and free speech?
- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the NRA’s case against a former New York state official, alleging First Amendment violations.
- The case involves accusations that the official used her position to discourage businesses from associating with the NRA, branding it a reputational risk.
- The implications of the case could redefine the boundaries of free speech and government influence in the private sector.
- In summary, the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the NRA’s allegations against a New York official for suppressing their free speech rights could set a precedent for how government officials interact with private entities and advocacy groups. The case underscores the tension between government oversight and the protection of free speech.
- Supreme Court takes on… <checks notes>… bump stocks
- The Supreme Court is set to review two significant cases: one on the ATF’s 2018 bump stock ban and another on a First Amendment issue involving the NRA.
- The bump stock case, Garland v. Cargill, questions the ATF’s authority to ban bump stocks without Congress, while the NRA case addresses whether a government regulator can suppress a group’s free speech by influencing businesses.
- These cases could profoundly impact gun rights and administrative power, as well as the relationship between government regulators and advocacy groups.
- In summary, the Supreme Court’s upcoming reviews on the bump stock ban and the NRA’s free speech case will address critical questions about the extent of administrative regulatory power and the protection of free speech in the context of gun rights advocacy. The decisions could set significant precedents for future gun legislation and First Amendment rights.
- ATF is on a roll
- The ATF is on track to set a record in 2023 for the number of Federal Firearm License (FFL) revocations and “voluntary” surrenders, with a significant increase over the previous years.
- The increase in enforcement actions is seen as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s crackdown on gun dealers, often for minor clerical errors rather than serious violations.
- Experts advise all FFL holders, including Curio & Relic licensees, to ensure their records are in order, as they may also be subject to increased scrutiny and potential revocation.
- To put it simply, the ATF has ramped up its enforcement actions against gun dealers, leading to an unprecedented number of license revocations and surrenders. This trend reflects a broader strategy by the current administration to tighten control over the firearms industry, with potential implications for gun rights and the Second Amendment.
Five Stars from Stan:
Dear Shawn, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling
I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom
I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not’ve got ’em
There probably was a problem at the post office or something
Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot ’em
But anyways; fuck it, what’s been up? Man, how’s your daughter?
My girlfriend’s pregnant, too, I’m bout to be a father
If I have a daughter, guess what I’mma call her?
I’mma name her Bonnie
I read about your Uncle Ronnie, too, I’m sorry
I had a friend kill himself over some bitch who didn’t want him
I know you probably hear this every day, but I’m your biggest fan
I even got the underground shit that you did with Skam
I got a room full of your posters and your pictures, man
I like the shit you did with Rawkus, too, that shit was phat
Anyways, I hope you get this, man, hit me back
Just to chat, truly yours, your biggest fan
This is Stan
Five Stars from 4 truths and a lie:
This wholesome show is the perfect companion for my volunteer work playing podcasts to orphans.
First, we have Shawn. He is the most humble of the group. I bet he could talk for hours about the hunting trips he goes on, but he is considerate enough to hold hold back so the other cast members can talk and have their voices heard. I know he doesn’t want to steal the limelight, but he should definitely participate more.
Next, there is Aaron, who is the most trustworthy cast member. I would let him be the banker in my monopoly game any day. He is also an encyclopedia of gun knowledge. I bet he has forgotten more about firearms than I ever knew.
Then there is Jeremy. He is the most progressive and compassionate cast member. He is tolerant of all views, and even when he disagrees, he does it from a place of respect and understanding. He is also a dog lover who has many fur babies, which makes him one of the most wholesome cast members.
Nick is the loudmouth of the group. He seems to always be talking. He also doesn’t know mich about guns, but his enthusiasm and excitement more than make up for the lack of knowledge. He is also one of the more consistent cast members since he is always constipated and never has to take a bathroom break.
Last, we have the leader of the show Savage. He is responsible for reading the news, which is my favorite part! He is basically the next Walter Cronkite giving poignant and succinct information about gun news and allowing other cast members to comment. It’s not like those other guys who read the articles verbatim and form their opinions on the comments.
Once again, great show don’t ever change.
Five Stars from Bow Man – Trigger Finger:
*AMERICA STRONG * 🙏 we Pray for our
Safety ,One and All* Thank You LORD ,Our Current Millitary, and All VETERANS for our FREEDOM * God Bless All*
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