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ZEV Technologies Announces Their Official Campaign Against The WA State Magazine Ban

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Zev Technologies announces their official campaign to fight the WA State Magazine Ban in partnership with the FPC (Firearms Policy Coalition). This collaboration will help fund the newly filed lawsuit “Sullivan v Ferguson”. Partial proceeds from every firearm sold by ZEV Technologies will go directly to help fund the FPC in their efforts to restore liberty and freedom.

“ZEV Technologies is extremely disappointed in the WA State Legislature for passing such an unjust law. This law greatly inhibits our unalienable rights, ability to perform business in a normal manner and service our customers without infringement. ZEV will continue to stand and fight anti 2A legislation. We are embedded for the duration of these legal battles. ” – Dan Groce, Director of Brand Engagement

Read more about Sullivan v Ferguson here:

www.firearmspolicy.org/sullivan

NSSF Statement on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

NEWTOWN, Conn.— NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, has carefully examined the proposed Bipartisan Safer Communities Act legislation. NSSF appreciates the good faith effort by U.S. Senate negotiators to arrive at a proposal that would meaningfully address criminal violence all too frequently occurring in our communities. NSSF is encouraged by portions of the proposal, but we have important concerns about other aspects of the bill that impact our industry and the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. 

We are thankful the Senate proposal provides significant resources for mental health treatment and services. Most of the horrendous tragedies that have befallen our communities have involved unaddressed mental health issues. We are also heartened the proposal provides necessary resources to help enhance school security to help protect the most vulnerable. 

NSSF supports the effort to strengthen federal criminal law to address straw purchasing and firearms trafficking. We have led the effort to stop the illegal straw purchasing firearms and trafficking. For over two decades, NSSF has partnered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the Don’t Lie for the Other Guy™ campaign that helps educate retailers on how to detect and prevent such transactions and to educate the public that it is a serious crime. 

Through our #FixNICS® initiative and support for the Cornyn-Murphy bipartisan FixNICS Act named after our program, NSSF has been the leading voice working to ensure our background check system provides timely and accurate information to retailers to ensure they do not sell firearms to prohibited persons. We strongly encourage all states to provide disqualifying juvenile records into the system so that it works as intended.

We support requiring those who are in the business of selling firearms for profit be licensed under federal law. However, the proposed legislation fails to provide clear and needed guidance to our industry – particularly those who would be newly licensed – as to what conduct constitutes a willful violation warranting a revocation of their license. This is especially important given the Department of Justice’s “zero tolerance” policy and the over 500 percent increase in license revocation proceedings that have occurred under this administration.

While NSSF understands the need for law enforcement to intervene in circumstances when someone is an imminent threat to themselves or others, we have steadfastly maintained that if that intervention involves removing a person’s firearms there must be strong Due Process protections in place. Current “extreme risk protective orders” that exist in 19 states do not come close to providing adequate due process protections when the government deprives someone of their fundamental Constitutional rights. We cannot support the use of taxpayer funds to implement more such unconstitutional laws without specific and iron clad assurances Due Process rights will be protected. 

“There are several provisions of this legislative package that NSSF could support including providing more resources for mental health services and school security. However, the ambiguity over state records, the lack of clear definitions, and unaddressed due process concerns prevent us from supporting this legislative package as presented,” said Joseph Bartozzi, NSSF President and Chief Executive Officer.  

NSSF encourages the Senate to continue its negotiations to arrive at a package that will provide real solutions to make our communities safer. 

Gun Safes Excluded from Military Household Goods Weight Allowance

Monday, May 9th, 2022

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) —  

As of May 2022, the Joint Travel Regulations for service members were updated to exclude the weight of gun safes from the total weight allowance of household goods in a permanent change of station.

As the number of accidental child injuries and deaths continue to rise, more and more incidents are attributed to unsecured, loaded guns. Defense leaders are confident this update will help improve overall gun safety in homes, while also helping to decrease service member suicides.

“We will continue to prioritize the health, safety, and welfare of our Airmen, Guardians, and their families,” said Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall. “We want to ensure our service members have a safe home.”

The weight allowance for household goods falls between 5,000 and 18,000 pounds, based on rank and whether or not a service member has dependents.

With the weight of gun safes typically ranging from 200 to over 1,000 pounds, some service members may have experienced a conflict when choosing between safety and convenience. Now, service members are allowed to ship empty guns safes, not to exceed 500 pounds, in addition to respective household goods weight allowances.

Leaving loaded guns in unsecured areas of the home, such as bedside tables, closet storage rooms and unlocked gun cabinets, creates an opportunity for children to gain access to weapons, putting themselves or others in danger.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that firearms were the leading cause of death among U.S. children and adolescents in 2020.

Beyond the impact unsecured guns have on child safety, the Department of Defense has recognized the significant rise in service member suicide rates and established the Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee in March to address and prevent suicide in the military.

The Department of the Air Force Suicide Prevention Program, Integrated Resilience, Security Forces and the Safety Office combined to promote an effort focused on putting time and space between distressed individuals and the means to harm themselves named “Time-Based Prevention,” which became a part of the Department of the Air Force’s comprehensive suicide prevention strategy.

“We know that increasing the time between one’s suicide ideation and one’s access to a firearm can play a critical role in preventing a suicide. If this policy change prevents just one suicide, it’ll be a success in my eyes,” said Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones.

The concept was presented to Total Force Airmen who shared that the cost of going over their household goods limits is a barrier to using weapon safes in the home, leading the Department of the Air Force to pursue this change to the JTR. The DoD went on to adopt the “Time-Based Prevention” approach as a part of the DoD suicide prevention strategy.

In addition to the JTR update, the Department of the Air Force implemented a cable gun lock safety program in 2020, sending 150,000 cable gun locks to every installation in the United States for distribution to service members on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The bottom line is our first obligation is to the Airmen, Guardians, and families who were courageous enough to raise their right hand to serve this country,” Kendall said. “Everything we do is with them in mind, and this regulation update is no different.”

By SSgt Elora J. McCutcheon, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Silencer Central Receives First eForms Approval in Less Than 90 Days

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – March 25, 2022 – Silencer Central, America’s largest silencer dealer, is thrilled to announce the receipt of their first eForms approval from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The eForms process expedites the application process in the states where the purchase of silencers is legal, cutting down wait time and repetitive data entry to approximately 90 days.

“We have always been committed to making buying silencers simple for our customers but with a turnaround time from the ATF under 90 days, we can now do that in record time!” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central.

This approval was received within the promised 90-day timeframe for a customer in Oklahoma. Setting a precedent for future eForm applications, this process has ensured that Form 4 submissions arrive at the ATF instantaneously and are ready for the approval process.  Silencer Central has everything needed to complete your silencer purchase, including direct shipment to your door. 

For more information about purchasing a silencer using an eForm, visit the Silencer Central blog. For more general product information, call 888-781-8778 or visit SilencerCentral.com.

Brownells Announces “Mag Dump” to Raise Funds for SAF Lawsuit against Washington Magazine Ban

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Brownells Announces Mag Dump for Washington State

GRINNELL, Iowa (March 14, 2022) -– In response to the standard-capacity magazine ban passed in Washington state, Brownells will donate $2.00 to the Washington-based Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) for every aluminum Brownells AR-15 magazine sold. SAF is currently planning to file a lawsuit against the state of Washington on behalf of gun owners in the state.

The Brownells Mag Dump donation event lasts through June 24 and has two main goals.

The first is to help Washington state gun owners procure reliable, proven, standard-capacity magazines for their AR-15 style firearms – before the ban goes into effect – to help guarantee their ability to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights and freedoms.

The second is to supply cash to the Second Amendment Foundation that will be earmarked to help fund a lawsuit to be filed against the ban on all magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

“Brownells provides the products Americans need to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights and freedoms,” said Brownells Chairman of the Board Pete Brownell. “We’re proud to partner with groups like the Second Amendment Foundation to help fight for those rights and freedoms.”

The Brownells magazines eligible for the $2 donation include the following:

Grey Magazines

• #078-000-454 grey aluminum magazine                       $14.99 retail

• #078-000-595  10-pak grey aluminum magazine       $149.99 retail

• #430-100-777  20-pak grey aluminum magazine       $243.08 retail

• #078-000-596  100-pak grey aluminum magazine     $1,399.99 retail

Tan Magazines

• #078-000-455W tan aluminum magazine                     $16.99 retail

• #078-000-597 10-pak tan aluminum magazine           $159.99 retail

• #430-100-778 20-pak tan aluminum magazine           $269.54 retail

• #078-000-598 100-pak tan aluminum magazine        #1,399.99 retail

To learn more, visit the Mag Dump for Washington page.

Silencer Central Announces Update to Suppressor Buying Process

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – December 9, 2021 – Silencer Central, America’s largest silencer dealer, is proud to announce the eminent availability of electronic Form 4 applications—a major update to how the silencer buying process works, and a change that is expected to cut wait times for approvals down to as few as 60 days.

Silencer Central is allowing customers to buy now and will hold applications until the official implementation of eForm submissions, which is expected before the end of the month.

“With this upgrade, the ATF will accept electronic submissions from Silencer Central,” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. “Silencer Central has tested this new system and the benefit is clear; wait times will be cut in half—and likely much more. Data entry has been one of the largest contributors to the ATF wait-times and backlogs. Now the data will begin in a digitized format and the process can focus on what matters most: approvals.”

Silencer Central has been on the front line of BETA testing the new process since day one. With more than 16 years of experience, Silencer Central has become the leading authority in suppressor sales and worked closely on the eForms testing process to help ensure that the new process is as efficient as possible. 

“Silencer Central’s customers will still receive the same rapid and streamlined filing process,” Maddox added. “The new electronic submissions will be handled in-house at Silencer Central with the same attention to process and detail that has made us the leading authority in suppressors.”

For more information about how the process works, or to learn more about the ATF eForm 4, visit Silencer Central’s website: The All-New Electronic Form 4 Process

SIG SAUER Supports Second Amendment Foundation

Monday, December 6th, 2021

NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 6, 2021) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce a sustained, multi-year Double Diamond sponsorship to support the important programs and initiatives of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). 

“It’s an honor for SIG SAUER to contribute to the important work of the Second Amendment Foundation and join forces with their 700,000 plus membership to defend our constitutional rights to privately own and possess firearms,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The Second Amendment is under constant attack and the legal activism, education, and resources provided by the Second Amendment Foundation is absolutely essential to stopping the encroachment on our constitutional rights and ensuring that the Second Amendment is preserved for future generations.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms.  SAF supports legal action and educational programs to protect and defend the Second Amendment.  SAF has been engaged in legal action across the U.S. for over 45-years and has successfully defended, overturned, and set precedent in many cases. 

“This unprecedented commitment from SIG SAUER is simply awesome,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “To have this legendary company as our very first Double Diamond sponsor underscores the importance of our legal and educational efforts. I am both humbled and grateful at this level of support for our efforts to defend the right to keep and bear arms.

“SIG SAUER’s commitment will guarantee that SAF can continue winning firearms freedom one lawsuit at a time,” Gottlieb added.

To learn more about the Second Amendment Foundation and support its programs visit saf.org.

SilencerCo Celebrates The American Dream With Release of Latest American Gun Episode

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

November 17, 2021 — West Valley City, UT — SilencerCo is excited to release episode five of the American Gun series, “American Gun: The Immigrant.” This video features Dahl, an American immigrant who was born and raised in Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean. Dahl’s story illustrates why the American Dream is not dead, and why the second amendment offers a freedom unlike anything else.

Dahl came to America when he was 25 years old on a path to citizenship through the U.S. Navy. Previously, he lived in other countries all around the world. The one thing that kept him from staying in any of these countries was his inability to participate in his favorite hobby: shooting guns.

“One thing I like about the US is you can be armed. The second amendment guarantees that you have that ability which is incomparable with any [other] country you go to,” said Dahl.

Now, as an American citizen, Dahl enjoys all of these freedoms and shares them with the people he loves. Although he and his brother are separated by a large age-gap, recreational shooting bridges that gap and creates a unique bond. Dahl also frequently invites other immigrant friends to join him in his hobby and teach them safety and tactical techniques.

This love of shooting is just one reason why the second amendment is so important. Previous “American Gun” episodes point out other reasons such as personal protection, craftsmanship and mental health.

Episode five marks the end of the first half of the “American Gun” project and videos can be found on the SilencerCo YouTube channel. The second half of the project will commence in early 2022.

For more information on the “American Gun” campaign, click here. To view “American Gun: The Immigrant,” visit youtu.be/dx7PcBWQcLQ.