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Southern Illinois lawmakers call on governor to allow trapshooting championship to go forward in Sparta

Isaac SmithMay 7, 2020 Updated 16 hrs ago PARTA — Southern Illinois lawmakers in an online news conference Thursday called on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to allow the Amateur Trapshooting Association to host its annual championship at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta this summer. State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, and State Rep. Nathan Reitz, R-Steeleville,…

Federal judge orders Massachusetts to allow gun shops to reopen during coronavirus state of emergency

Updated: 2:57 PM EDT May 7, 2020 Firearms industry was excluded from Gov. Baker’s list of essential businesses BOSTON — Sales of firearms will be allowed to resume in Massachusetts on Saturday, according to a preliminary injunction issued Thursday by a federal judge. Gov. Baker had excluded gun shops from the list of essential businesses allowed to continue operations during…

Gun sales amid coronavirus pandemic spike 71% in April

Estimated 1.79M guns sold in April Gun sales in April spiked by more than 70 percent from the previous year, with the purchase of more than 1.7 million firearms as concerns related to the novel coronavirus continued, recently released statistics show. An estimated 1,797,910 guns were sold in April 2020 – a 71.3 percent increase from April 2019. March saw an even higher surge in…

PA State Government Committee FAILS to Protect Inviolate Rights – HB 2440

Today, the Pennsylvania House Government Committee – instead of standing up for Pennsylvania citizens’ inviolate rights by enacting an amendment that would have reasserted those rights – amended HB 2440 to putatively reopen sportsman clubs with an amendment that provides a whole host of issues. While I disagree that all sportsman clubs have been shuttered by Governor Wolf’s draconian, ultra…

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