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US Gun Deaths Are a ‘Worsening Epidemic’ and in These 4 States by Over 50%

Between 1999 and 2014, U.S. firearms deaths totaled 487,627. From 2014 through 2017, firearms were the means in another 114,683 deaths. The death rate from firearms rose from 10.5 per ...
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Walmart to Stop Selling Certain Kinds of Ammo

The killing of 22 people at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) store last month led to new demands that the world's largest retailer stop selling firearms at ...
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How Criminals and Mass Killers Obtain Firearms

The horrific recent mass killings in El Paso and Dayton have once again focused Americans' attention on gun violence and what can be done to stop or at least curb ...
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Do Open Carry Laws Increase or Decrease Gun Violence?

Sometime in the past 10 years or so, all of us have heard or read the remark, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a ...
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What Investors Think About Ammo Maker Vista Outdoor’s Earnings

Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) reported first-quarter fiscal 2020 results before markets opened Thursday. The ammunition and outdoor products company posted an adjusted diluted loss per share of $0.08 on ...
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Gun Stocks on the Move in Wake of Deadly Mass Shootings

It was bad enough to have one mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, this weekend, but then another mass shooting took place in Dayton, Ohio. Dozens ...
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The Gun Control Laws That Are Most Likely to Work Are Not About Banning Weapons, Study Says

Gun control is more than banning certain types of weapons. State and local laws affecting who can purchase and carry firearms may, in fact, be more effective than banning the ...
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Gun Sales Are Actually Tanking — and This Is Why

On Wednesday, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) reported better than expected first-quarter results and the stock dropped 5.9%. Thursday morning, Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SPWH) missed first-quarter revenue ...
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How Gun Sales Benefited One Retailer and Why It Won’t Last

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SPWH) reported first-quarter 2018 results before markets opened Thursday. The sporting goods retailer posted a 14.8% year-over-year rise in revenues to $180.1 million and a ...
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Can Vista Outdoors Find a Buyer for Its Gun Business?

In 2015, outdoor products firm Vista Outdoor Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTO) made 381,695 rifles at its Savage Arms subsidiary. That number dropped to 311,878 in 2016, the latest year for which ...
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BlackRock to Exclude Gun Purveyors From Funds

In early March, asset management firm BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) began asking gunmakers and distributors how they were going to respond to the killing of 17 students and faculty at ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

President Trump imposed tariffs on a wide number of Chinese goods. And then China reciprocated with a list of its own. According to Reuters: China will impose additional tariffs of ...
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Delayed Remington Bankruptcy Filing Has Been Completed

Privately held Remington Outdoor announced in mid-February that it had negotiated a restructuring deal with its major creditors and would file a prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization plan. Less than 48 ...
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What Does Citi’s Firearms Policy Accomplish?

The killing of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month has changed the tenor of the national discussion over firearms. The state of Florida ...
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Smith & Wesson Maker Slashes Outlook, Shoots Down Stock

American Outdoor Brands Corp. (NASDAQ: AOBC), maker of Smith & Wesson handguns, reported second-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after markets closed on Thursday. The gun maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per ...
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