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on November 18, 2015 in World News

Gun Sales, Concealed Permit Applications Surge After Paris Attacks

Gun Sales, Concealed Permit Applications Surge After Paris Attacks by AWR Hawkins In the days since the heinous terror attacks in Paris took 130 innocent lives and wounded hundreds more, Americans have flooded into gun stores to purchase new guns and sign up for concealed carry permit classes in their respective states. And those buying guns include many who have never owned a gun before. For example, Fox News San Antonio quoted Texas Guns owners Jerry McCall saying he is seeing “people … in their 70s and 80s who say they have never owned a firearm before but … think [they]… View Article

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on September 8, 2014 in World News

Taxpayers subsidize defence industry’s participation in arms trade shows

Taxpayers subsidize defence industry’s participation in arms trade shows The trade group representing Canada’s arms industry is defending the fact it has been using taxpayer dollars to attend international trade shows and engage potential customers abroad. The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is just one of 38 trade associations benefiting from a $3-million annual fund set up by the federal government to bolster Canadian exports and business outside the country. The list includes trade groups representing Canada’s independent music industry, post-secondary institutions, and the aerospace sector. But some are wondering why the defence industry in particular...

Taxpayers subsidize defence industry’s participation in arms trade shows The trade group representing Canada’s arms industry is defending the fact it has been using taxpayer dollars to attend international trade shows and engage potential customers abroad. The Canadian Association...

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on January 4, 2014 in World News

Virginia Gun Sales Hit 24-Year High in 2013

                      Virginia Gun Sales Hit 24-Year High in 2013 Virginia State Police say background checks for gun sales in 2013 “represented the highest volume of transactions since the inception of Virginia’s background check program” in 1989. Gun sales on Black Friday “also set a record.” According to the Huffington Post, “gun transactions in Virginia totaled 479,253 for the year.” This is nearly an 11 percent increase over the previous sales record of 432,387 transactions in 2012. Gun store owners say the continuing gun control rhetoric coming from President Obama and the… View Article

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