National Shooting Sports Foundation
In 2014, Tim Kneale had a day that when it is all said and done may be the catalyst for his trip to Rio. He set a new world
What's interesting about the new attention to safety being paid by the gun industry is that the notion that guns might be potentially dangerous no matter how they are used is a concept that is remarkably absent.
The gun industry knew this new breed of assault pistol could trigger restrictions on specific types of ammunition that are considered armor-piercing when used in a handgun, but it moved ahead anyway, driven by the need to create new, militarized market categories in the face of declining household gun ownership. Now they are attempting to rewrite history.
ArmaLite is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of AR-type semiautomatic assault rifles. The way the company markets and sells these weapons is as revealing as it is typical of today's militarized firearms industry.
On Thursday, comedian Jay Leno cancelled his speaking gig at a gun industry event less than 24 hours after three reform groups launched a petition asking the former "Tonight Show" host to disassociate himself from the gun group.
This is not your grandfather's gun industry that met the needs of hunters and sportsmen. Instead, gun companies are promoting assault rifles like the AR-15, AK-47, and numerous others as the profit center of last resort.
The biggest problem in dealing with the issue of gun violence is that the two sides don't have the foggiest idea of what the other side is talking about. Want the latest example? It comes from the gun control side.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms industry trade association, also took to the airwaves in support of Ayotte
The trade group is coincidentally also based in Newtown, just about three miles from the school. The Huffington Post's Christina