Dick’s Sporting Goods Hires Gun Control Lobbyists!

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I guess this is a first.

A company that actively sells firearms has hired a firm to lobby congress on their behalf in support of GUN CONTROl.

Yep, that is correct, Dicks Sporting Goods (as well as Field and Stream Stores) are now  pro-gun control.

I guess destroying all of their ‘AR-15’ style weapons inventory and refusing to sell to persons less than 21 years of age was not enough.

Please share this news with everyone you know, especially those who are pro-gun and let them decide if they want to support that chain anymore.

I know my answer.

You will also want to contact all firearm related manufacturers that Dick’s carries and let them know that you are concerned and ask them if they plan to stop selling to Dick’s and take it from there.

This will not stand.

Details are here:






Glock announces their new handgun the G19X in Coyote.

From Glock:

“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” says GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey.

“The pistol was developed for the military using GLOCK’s combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability.

Through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in all situations with ultimate reliability and accuracy.

Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection. With proven results, the G19X delivers maximum efficiency and trustworthiness.”


Glock G19X
Glock G19X


You can buy it here once its released:




Sig just announced a new carry size handgun the P365.

From Sig:

“Introducing the game changing P365.  Micro-compact everyday carry size with unprecedented 10+1 full-size capacity.

The P365 is striker-fired, with the clean crisp trigger pull you expect from a SIG. Lightweight and easy to conceal, the P365 is chambered in 9mm and is rated for +P ammunition.

Included standard is SIGLITE night sights, a 10-round flush fit magazine, and a 10-round extended magazine. An optional 12-round extended magazine allows you to bring the total capacity to 13 rounds. “

Sig P365
Sig P365



You can buy it here once they arrive:



Update: Sig Sauer had a supply problem with the company that produces the sights for this gun. As a result, there was an unplanned delay and sig had to locate a new supplier and get the parts built.  Expect some delays in availability of this firearm.

US House Passes Both Concealed Carry and Fix NICS Legislation

The House of Representative passed HR38 which includes the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCR)  and the Fix NICS Act.

The CCR act will allow legally licensed concealed carry in any state that issues permits regardless of which state issued a permit. This will make it easier to travel with a lawfully concealed firearm.

The Fix NICS legislation is designed to make sure NICS contains updated disqualifying information so that firearm purchase background checks are correct.


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Latest News on the Hearing Protection Act / Silencer Law Reform

Two interesting articles with recent updates on the attempt to get silencers/suppressors removed from the NFA registry for you to enjoy:




You can buy a silencer here:


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State of Illinois Considering Dealer Licensing Legislation Bill SB 1657

The state of Illinois is considering enacting state level firearms retailer legislation. In its current form the bill would likely cause closure of most firearm retailers in the state.

Here is a basic overview:

  • Dealers would be licensed by a by a five-member board consisting of a police chief, a state police officer, an officer of an anti-gun organization, a lawyer, and an FFL holder.
  • All licensed firearm retailers would be subject to inspection and the licensing board would retain the power to close a retailer at any time based on their definition of public safety reasons.
  • In order to apply for a dealer license the applicant must have worked in a licensed gun shop.
  • The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation would establish dealer licensing fees without any oversight.



If you care about firearms and live in Illinois you need to take action.

Here is a link to the bill:

SB 1657

Here is a link an NSSF document that details the basics and contact numbers of all Illinois state senators. Illinois residents please call your state senator and let them know you oppose this bill. You have to take action.

NSSF SB1657 document


NSSF Announces Results of their FixNICS Campaign

Today the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced the results of their ‘FixNICS’ campaign. Their goal was to help states become reporting members of NICS, especially as related to mental health records.

NICS is the FBI’s background check system used by firearm retailers in most states. The system is only as good as the data it contains and most states were not sending information about individuals who due to their mental health status would be prohibited from owning a firearm.

Please read more details about the goal of the FixNICS campaign and the results here:

FixNICS campaign.



Constitutional Permitless Concealed Handgun Carry Bill Introduced in Michigan

Bills were introduced into the Michigan Legislature which would allow lawful carry of a concealed weapon without the need to obtain a concealed pistol license (CPL).

If it becomes law, it would allow permitless concealed carry making the CPL permit optional. The CPL would still be required for those that want to travel and take advantage of  reciprocity agreements with other states or for those that take utilize their CPL to facilitate firearms purchases.

The following House bills have been assigned to the  House Judiciary Committee :






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Doctors and the CDCP: Suppressors / Silencers Best Method To Prevent Hearing Loss from Gunfire

The Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership published a white paper on Firearm Suppressor / Silencer use recommending making firearm suppressors/silencers readily available to the public as a critical health intervention to prevent hearing loss.

They support the The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA) (H.R. 367 1 and its companion bill S.59 2). Be sure to contact your State representatives and urge them to support these bills.




The NSSF posted about this on their blog as well: