U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Opens Office in Sacramento
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), a national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of hunters, anglers, and trappers, has opened an office in Sacramento, California. This office will serve as a western U.S. headquarters for USSA and play a significant role in protecting the deep-rooted outdoor heritage found in the Golden State. “Expanding our operations is a natural progression for our organization as we plan to more effectively protect the interests of sportsmen across the country,” said Nick Pinizzotto, USSA president and CEO. “Many of the issues caused by the anti-hunting community… [Read More]
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., Names Bruce Pettet as New President and CEO
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bruce Pettet has been named chief executive officer and president of the U.S. sports optics manufacturer. His start date will be March 17, 2014.
A proven brand-builder, Pettet brings a wealth of experience and a track record of success in marketing products and brands to a wide consumer audience.
“We’re excited by Bruce’s passion for growth, as well as his expertise in building global brands,” said Jim Clark, chairman of the Leupold & Stevens, Inc., board of directors. “As we continue to expand as a company, his vision and experience will be invaluable in helping build on Leupold’s reputation for best-in-class quality and service.” [Read More]
Supreme Court declines to hear gun law challenges
The Supreme Court disappointed gun rights activists once again Monday, declining to review two cases involving the rights of those under 21 to own handguns.
Activists had urged the court to accept the cases, saying there has been a “massive judicial resistance” to expanding gun rights following the Supreme Court’s decision in 2008 that there is a right to gun ownership for self-defense at least within one’s home. In 2010, the court said the right applies to state and local gun-control efforts, not just those at the federal level.
But since then, the court has declined to review unsuccessful efforts to challenge restrictions, such as tight controls on who may carry a firearm in public. [Read More]
US Department of Justice – Advisory Letter
Online Scams Using Fraudulent Federal Firearms Licenses
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is providing the following information to make you aware of fraudulent online firearms sales. Some individuals are using fraudulently altered Federal firearms licenses to sell but never deliver firearms online.
A typical online scam starts with an online firearm advertisement. Purchasers who respond to the advertisement by telephone or email receive an invalid, counterfeit copy of a license that appears to be valid. After sending payment, the purchaser never receives the advertised firearm(s) and the fraudulent seller removes the original online advertisement and contact information. [Read More]