December 7, 2019

Hornady Tells NY State to Stick It Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Today, the State of New York did one of the most despicable acts ever perpetrated by any state by asking New York banks, financial institutions and insurance companies to stop doing business with the gun and ammo industry.

While it may not make a difference to New York, Hornady will not knowingly allow our ammunition to be sold to the State of NY or any NY agencies. Their actions are a blatant and disgusting abuse of office and we won’t be associated with a government that acts like that. They should be ashamed.

-Steve Hornady, president of Hornady Manufacturing Company<<<Read More>>>

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L.L. Bean Cuts Off Its Nose Because It Has an Ugly Face

Maine-based outdoor outfitters L.L. Bean has announced that after reviewing the shooting in Parkland, Florida, they will no longer sell guns to anyone under the age of 21. Despite their “ugly” face, cutting off their nose will do nothing to improve the look of it.

Understanding that a business, within the totalitarian regulations that govern their existences, has a right to limit the sale of anything, providing it doesn’t “discriminate” (Bwahahahahahaha), changing their policy to refuse legal sales of guns to those under the age of 18, is akin to disallowing Getchell Brothers to sell their brand of ice cubes to the Eskimos.

The act of kicking their long-time customer base in the groin will have an exponentially larger negative impact than any pie-in-the-sky progressive and idealistic notion that not selling guns to anyone under 21 will stop or reduce further actions of mass school shootings.

No one else could have so eloquently spoken these words than Forrest Gump: Stupid is as Stupid Does.

 

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Early Orders for Second Edition Legend of Grey Ghost and Other Tales

My son and I are excited to announce the soon to be released Second Edition of The Legend of Grey Ghost and Other Tales From the Maine Woods. The book will be available for purchase soon on Amazon and other book sellers in paperback and electronic editions.

A very popular first edition, prompted us to do a few rewrites making the book an even better read. We think you’ll really enjoy it.

Order now for delivery when orders come in (approximately 2 weeks) and get 25% off the cover price of the book. Get started now. Click on this link and place your order.

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Charlie Hebdo Sells Out

“PARIS — Just one week after Islamist gunmen slaughtered 12 people in an attack on its offices, the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo returned to newsstands across France on Wednesday with a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad on its cover.

In some places, vendors reported that it had sold out before daybreak, and demand was so intense that copies of the newspaper were being offered on eBay for hundreds of dollars.”<<<Read More>>>

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RMEF Opposes Sale or Transfer of Federal Public Lands

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.-The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is concerned about the continuing rhetoric and political posturing surrounding the wholesale disposal, sale or transfer of federal land holdings, and stands in opposition to such potential action.

“Federal public lands are vitally important habitat for elk and many other species of wildlife. They are also where we hunt, camp, hike, and in some cases, make our living,” stated David Allen, RMEF president and CEO, in a recent letter to all members of Congress across the West. “The notion of transferring ownership of lands currently overseen by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management or any other federal land manager to states, or worse yet to private interests, is not a solution to federal land management issues and we are opposed to this idea.”

RMEF maintains that transferring public lands to states to manage will not work for two primary reasons. The first reason is states are not equipped or prepared to manage these additional lands. The costs are enormous. Most states in the nation are in the red financially and do not have the funds to fight wildfire, treat noxious weeds and improve access. That shortfall will lead to the potential sale of public lands. The second major reason is transferring ownership of public lands does not address the real issues such as the lack of management or the constant barriers put forth by litigious groups.

“Calls for transfers of federal land are rooted in disappointment and disgust with the lack of balanced use and management of these lands today. Over the past decade, there has been a shift in the multiple use approach for the benefit of the most people and wildlife to a preservationist agenda advocated by small radical groups. Actively managed lands benefit people and wildlife, and in a specific case, reduce the impacts of wildfire, a national crisis at this time,” stated Allen.

RMEF calls on all members of Congress to stand up for the ongoing federal ownership of land and to further improve the situation by enacting legislation that creates specific strategic goals for the Departments of Agriculture and Interior to implement sound, active federal management.

“Federal public lands have always afforded the opportunity for Americans to hunt, hike, fish and enjoy the outdoors,” added Allen. “The RMEF wants it to remain that way.”

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Police Ask Citizens to Help Supply Ammo

It first began when we started hearing that police departments around the country were having shortages of ammunition. Now we are reading stories, like this one at CNS News, stating that one police department in Proctor, Minnesota, pleaded with citizens to “loan” them their ammunition.

So, seriously. Where’s all the ammunition?

According to Jim Shepherd at Outdoor Wire, it’s the gun and ammunition manufacturing industry with the problem, even going so far as to claim there is no conspiracy or plot to disarm people.

What I’ve heard loud and clear in my conversations with retailers and range owners is that they’re certainly talking to each other – and listening to disgruntled customers. And their talk isn’t pleasant when the subject is manufacturers or industry groups. Historically, it seems there’s always been a divide between manufacturers and retailers, but this divide looks wide enough to have some of them looking at joining forces and taking their message to consumers.

If that happens, I’ve been told, they’re going to look -skeptically- at every industry group to see who’s stepping up to explain the facts of product shortages to consumers. And they want companies to go to their distributors and tell them there are smaller businesses- who makeup a large portion of the industry- suffering because they insist on supplying big box retailers first, and that’s not acceptable.

They want manufacturers to actually tell their distributors a portion of their product inventories must be allocated to smaller retailers. And they don’t want to hear excuses why that’s not practical. “It’s not right,” said one Oklahoma dealer, “for me to have empty shelves and loyal customers when big box stores have product and don’t care about customers or fellow retailers.”

Hmmmmm! Is this true? If it is then there must be some kind of conspiracy here. From my own personal experience, prior to late in 2007, I could go just about anywhere in the United States – big city or small town, big box retailer or small gun shop owner – and buy just about any amount of ammunition that I wanted. So what’s changed?

If Shepherd’s information is accurate, then Obama’s anti gun identification tag had nothing to do with this shortage, or Big Sis’s hoarding of certain caliber ammo. Instead, a conspiracy (it must. What else would you call it?) exists with the manufacturers of ammunition to run the little gun shops out of business and refuse to supply police departments, or something along those lines.

Is this to drive the price of ammunition through the roof in order to gouge the consumer for big profits? Are manufacturers taking advantage of the anti gun rhetoric coming out of Washington and through some anti rights groups, and deliberately creating shortages.

I’ll go back to my original comment and question. In late 2007 (you figure out the significance of the date.) I could buy ammo anywhere, anytime. What’s changed since then? There has to be either a real shortage of ammunition, brought on mostly by hoarding and panic buying or there’s a shortage brought on by the ammunition manufacturing industry because of whatever their financial and/or political goals are.

If the problem lies with the ammo industry, then police departments should be able to buy their ammunition through big box retailers…..shouldn’t they? Have they tried? Or is there a shortage AND the industry is only supplying big retailers? Is there a conspiracy to disarm the police departments? Is this disarming of police departments in instill more fear and panic in Americans?

What’s changed? Are there so many new gun owners since 2007 that it would cause an ammo shortage and a gun shortage? Have more people bought more ammunition than at any other time in history? Have manufacturing plants stopped producing as much ammo as they used to? If ammo is only being sold to big box outfits, then I should be able to get all the ammo I want through them. Is that possible?

Here’s one thing that seems to be a certainty. I happen to know of at least two states that have seen a windfall of over $1 million each in Pittman-Robertson excise tax money from the Federal Government. This excise tax is collected on the sale of certain outdoor sporting goods. A $1 million windfall tax for one small state, like Maine, tells us somebody has been buying up an awful lot of sporting goods. Has that increase been in everything except guns and ammunition? Has the increase been universally distributed throughout all the outdoor sporting equipment sales? Or has the increase come as a result of the increased sales of guns and ammunition. What I’ve been hearing is that it has all come from the sale of guns and ammunition and all since 2007.

So, what’s changed and where does the problem exist? You tell me.

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“Square” Bans Sale of Guns Through Its Technology Devices

The startup changed the agreement signed by retailers, which includes a ban on sales from some business activities, like drug paraphernalia and escort services. (Shady, if not downright illegal, yes, but also two business models that could especially benefit from the customer-service revolution possible from better mobile payment options.) The relevant section was since amended to forbid sales from ”firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or… weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury.”<<<Read More from Forbes>>>

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Black Friday Gun Sales Hit New Record High

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
November 27, 2012

Black Friday gun sales hit an all time record high last week with demand for new firearms so overwhelming that it caused outages at the FBI background check center on two separate occasions.

Fueled by fears that the Obama administration will go after gun rights during a lame duck term, the FBI reported 154,873 background check requests on Friday – a 20 per cent increase on last year’s record total of 129,166 checks.<<<Read More from Inforwars.com>>>

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Ruger Firearms Suspends New Orders. Can’t Keep Up With Demand

A press release found at The Outdoor Wire, says that Ruger Firearms manufacturing company has temporarily suspended all new orders for guns because it cannot keep up with demand. Year to date, wholesale distributors have placed orders for more than one million guns.

Tom Remington

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Book: “The Legend of Grey Ghost” Now Available for Download and on Kindle

Many of you may already know that about 10 years ago my son and I coauthored a book called, “The Legend of Grey Ghost and Other Tales From the Maine Woods”. We sold quite a few hard cover and paper back copies but ran out of the print copies. With ebooks outselling print books, Steven and I have decided to make this great book available once again in ebook form.

If you will notice, at the top of TomRemington.com, on the menu bar, you will see, “Tom Remington’s EBook Sales“. If you click that link you will get information on “The Legend of Grey Ghost” as well as future books coming soon. The Legend can be purchased currently in two formats. At the bottom of the page, readers can click on the “BUY NOW” button. Through PayPal you will be able to purchase the book and download it to your computer hard drive. From there you can open and read the book or if you have other ebook reading devices, there are processes that exist to get this pdf version uploaded to those devices.

Or, you can follow the Amazon.com link and quickly and easily download “The Legend” to your Kindle.

Steven and I are excited about providing this opportunity for you. In addition, writing is underway and plans made for more ebooks coming soon. You don’t want to miss out.

Thank you.

Tom Remington

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