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8:51 a.m. April 7, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden to announce executive actions on guns on Thursday: reportPresident Joe Biden is expected to roll out a package of executive actions on Thursday aimed at curbing gun violence, according to a citing unnamed sources. The actions will include directing his administration to start the process of requiring background checks for buyers of "ghost guns," which are homemade firearms without serial numbers, the report said. Gun stocks jumped following the report but have since given up that gain, leaving Sturm, Ruger & Co. shares down 0.9% in recent trading, while Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. shares were up 0.8%.
12:23 p.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - MarketWatch
Smith & Wesson Q2 profit rises as sales skyrocketSmith & Wesson Brands Inc. said Thursday that profit rose in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 as revenue more than doubled in the period. For the period ended Oct. 31, the Springfield, Mass.-based firearms manufacturer reported a profit of $52.2 million, or 92 cents a share, compared with $1.3 million, or 2 cents, for the same period last year.
3:02 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
What Biden, Trump, Barr get wrong about the coronavirus, protests, light bulbs, and voting both by mail and in person Associated Press engages in fact checksIn a week filled with fabrication, half-truths and misrepresentation, he also wrongly took full credit for veterans improvements that were underway before he took office.
11:50 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - Associated Press
What Trump got wrong about what happened in Kenosha, Wis. An Associated Press fact checkPresident Donald Trump is not waiting for a trial to sort out what happened on the streets of Kenosha, Wis.
9:07 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump’s pattern of misleading claims about National Guard deployments Trump regularly omits the fact that he is largely a bystander in National Guard deploymentsIt’s become a pattern when unrest flares in a city: President Donald Trump suggests he has National Guard troops ready to send to the scene and takes credit for dispatching them and restoring calm while he accuses Democrats of being squishy on law and order.
12:32 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Davide Mamone
‘Their first instinct was to face the crisis by buying a gun’: Charlotte deals with life after the GOP Convention amid COVID-19 — and braces for November’s election ‘I am a raging pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-everything social liberal, as far left you can get in this country. But I am also a proud pro-Second Amendment supporter,’ says Jonathan Lee, 46, an Uber driver ‘I am a raging pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-everything social liberal, as far left you can get in this country. But I am also a proud pro-Second Amendment supporter,’ says Jonathan Lee, 46, an Uber driver.
6:04 p.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - Associated Press
17-year-old suspect arrested in deadly shootings at Kenosha, Wis., protest Officer who shot Jacob Blake identified; governor sends in more National Guard troopsSuspect arrested in Antioch, Ill., some 15 miles from Wisconsin city roiled by police shooting of Jacob Blake.
12:20 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump and Barr expand ‘surge’ of federal forces to Chicago and Albuquerque In addition to Portland, Ore., hundreds of federal agents already have been deployed to Kansas City, Mo.In addition to Portland, Ore., hundreds of federal agents already have been deployed to Kansas City, Mo.
2:41 p.m. July 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Michigan couple face criminal charges after wife points gun at fellow customer in Chipotle parking lot The couple, who are white, engaged with a Black woman and her daughters in the altercationA white couple face criminal charges after one of them was captured on video pulling a handgun on a Black woman and her daughters in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan.
6:30 a.m. June 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Supreme Court refuses to take up challenges to gun-control lawsGun-rights advocates had hoped the court would expand the constitutional right to “keep and bear arms” beyond the home.
4:21 p.m. June 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Indiana police chief defends rights of armed citizens monitoring peaceful local rally against racism and brutal policing ‘They have a right to do that’“There were individuals — not related to a police department, just private citizens— that had their personally owned rifles displayed,” the local police chief said during a virtual city forum. “They have a right to do that.”
3:43 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Gun stocks rally as continued surge in background checks, street violence stoke demand Sturm, Ruger shares soar to highest level since before Trump was elected; Smith & Wesson’s stock powers toward 19-month highShares of gun and ammo makers surged again Tuesday, as data showing a continued surge in firearm background checks and reports of another night of street violence helped fuel investor demand.
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