Arm Brace Ban Rule Blocked By Court (For Some People, For Now)

A lawsuit spearheaded by the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has secured a preliminary injunction against the ATF arm brace ban. What exactly does that mean? And who does that apply to? This is all still a little unclear, but let’s take a look at this case and what might be on the horizon.

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Lawsuit Alert: Springfield Armory v. EAA

The recent burst of Hi-Power related stories just got a little weirder. Springfield Armory, whose new SA-35 has been covered here, filed a lawsuit against European American Armory Corporation, who recently announced they would be importing the Girsan MC P35 Hi-Power.

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U.S. LawShield: Top 5 Things to Know About Constitutional Carry

Constitutional Carry is hot right now. The list of states officially supporting the practice has grown to nearly half of the US. Texas recently became the twenty-first such state, and this new legislation will go into effect as of September 1st of this year. Second Amendment advocacy groups are working with legislators in several other states as well, so hopefully, the list will grow beyond twenty-one in the not-too-distant future. According to the National Association for Gun Rights, some of the next Constitutional Carry candidates could potentially include Michigan, Alabama, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and South Carolina. With this, organizations like U.S. LawShield are endeavoring to provide relevant education to firearms owners.

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Bump Stock Decision Reversed by Sixth Circuit

Buckle up, buckaroos. We’ve got some dense legalese to get through today. On March 25, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, reversed and remanded a lower court decision that denied a preliminary injunction against the ATF’s enforcement of the bump stock ban. I know that many of you are thinking the same thing that I had thought. Wait, what? I thought the whole bump stock ban thing was already over and done? A done deal, set in stone, lost and never to return. But it appears this is not the case, so without any further ado, let’s get into the meat of the matter.

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Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced to Vermont House

A new bill has recently been introduced by Representative George Till of Vermont that would potentially allow hunters to hunt using suppressors. While suppressors are already legal in the state, it is currently not legal to go hunting with a suppressor equipped rifle in the state. The new bill titled Hearing Protection Act, House Bill 5, has been submitted as of January 7th and is currently ‘In Committee’ pending votes. The American Suppressor Association released an extensive press release detailing the bill which will be shared below.

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NYSRPA Files Brief on the Merits of their Supreme Court Case

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA)  filed a new brief in their lawsuit against New York City’s handgun laws. The case has gathered rapt attention and has the potential for a decision as sweeping as DC v. Heller more than a decade ago. This brief, filed late in the day on Tuesday, May 7th, concerns the merits of the case. Those who have been following the developments in the lawsuit carefully will find little new information contained in the filing. However, for those of us following the case closely, it’s fascinating reading.

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[BREAKING] [SHOT 2018] Weatherby to Leave California, Move to Wyoming

In a surprise announcement at the 2018 SHOT Show, gunmaker Weatherby revealed that they will be leaving the state of California, where they have been based since their founding in 1945. The company’s new home will be Sheridan, Wyoming, the sixth largest city in the state, nestled beside the Bighorn Mountains, and close to the border with Montana. The move was announced with little notice on the floor during the afternoon of the show on Monday, with the Wyoming Business Council in attendance. Adam Weatherby, founder Roy Weatherby’s grandson, cited strong economic incentives from the Wyoming Business Council, as well as more freedom to develop new products without onerous legal restrictions as reasons for leaving California.

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Sharps Rifle Company Loses Lawsuit Against Founder

Broadsword Group, LLC, the owners of Sharps Rifle Company (makers of the Relia-Bolt and .25-45 Sharps upper receivers for the AR-15), has been ordered to pay nearly three quarters of a million dollars to one of its founding members, Michael H. Blank, by the US District Court of Eastern Missouri. The case began when Blank alleged that Sharps Rifle Company owed him stake in the company and that they had walked away with intellectual property (IP) that he owned. Most significantly, perhaps, is the ruling on allegations of fraud against both Broadsword Group’s President and their CEO:

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BREAKING: Hearing Protection Act Moves Up, Hope for Saigas, Veprs, and 7N6, and No More Armor Piercing Bans? – H.R. 3668 SHARE Act

The effort to deregulate of silencers has reached an important milestone: The Hearing Protection Act has made it out of committee, and been incorporated as part of another larger bill. House Resolution 3668 – the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act – has been introduced to the House floor with a new subsection, Title XV, Hearing Protection. The new subsection provides for the change in classification of silencers from NFA items to standard firearms such as long guns, just like the HPA. Its text is reproduced at the bottom of this post.

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What to Expect with California's New Ammo Laws | Guest Post

Election 2016 brought about sweeping changes in both the country and within the states themselves. Certain states tightened up on their firearm-related policies. In California, one of the 17 Propositions presented to voters on November 8 included doling out enhanced limitations concerning magazine capacity as well as transactions and transport involving ammunition. As of press time, the following regulations have already been implemented:

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ADS Settles with DoJ Over Alleged Small Business Contracting Shenanigans

While most of our readers are familiar with the various online supergiants, ADS, Inc. is one of the largest gear contracting companies in the country – they just focus on servicing government customers. As one of the four primary contractors in the Defense Logistics Agency Tailored Logistics Support Program (commonly known by its acronym, “TLS”), they are one of the premier suppliers to the DoD of COTS and near-COTS equipment.

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MHS Winner SIG Sauer SUED by Police Officer Shot by Dropped, Holstered P320

SIG Sauer – recent winner of the US Army’s Modular Handgun System competition – is being sued by an officer from the Stamford, Connecticut Police Department Special Response Team over an incident he claims was the result of a defect in their P320 handgun. In the suit, the officer alleges that he dropped the pistol – still in its holster – while he was loading equipment into the back of his vehicle, which caused it to discharge a bullet into his leg. From the Connecticut Law Tribune:

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Former Employee Charged For Theft of 8,000 Pounds of Federal Ammunition

It would seem that the sky is falling pricing on ammunition was not quite low enough for one Robert Foley of Ramsey, Minnesota. According to WCCO of Minneapolis, Foley has been charged with the theft of a significant amount of ammunition from his former employer Federal Ammunition, based in Anoka, Minnesota. Foley worked in the shipping department.

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Colt SUED for Half a Million Dollars over Expanse Production Cutbacks

Colt’s Manufacturing is in hot water: A lawsuit filed in the District Connecticut court by finance company Prestige Capital is targeted at the gunmaker, with the aim of recouping half a million dollars plus legal fees and interest over what the plaintiff claims was a breach of contract during the production of the Expanse Carbine. The suit follows Colt’s scaling back of a contract for the Colt Expanse, a budget priced Colt-branded carbine whose production was farmed out to Bold Ideas, also known as Colt Competition. Colt’s contract with Bold Ideas allowed them to scale back production of the rifles – originally set at 6,000 to be delivered each quarter – but required 60 days’ notice. According to a letter cited in the suit, which was filed at the end of June, Colt scaled back production to 2,400 units per quarter “immediately” in March.

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GLOCK VICE PRESIDENT: "Continue MHS, Don't Settle for SIG" – Glock Asks Army to Keep Testing Pistols

Glock isn’t done yet: Despite being passed over by the Army and having their protest of the MHS contract rejected by the GAO, Glock is still hoping for a chance. In a recent interview with Matthew Cox of Military.com, Glock Vice President Josh Dorsey spoke out against the Army’s decision to adopt the SIG Sauer P320 as the new M17 Modular Handgun System. Dorsey’s comments, excerpted below, express dissatisfaction with the Army’s selection process:

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