Vista Announces the Sale of RCBS to Hodgdon Powder Company

As the future via unwinding/rebranding/whatever of Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) continues, there’s a frequently recurring question: “what’s going to happen to (insert your favorite Vista property here)?” The honest answer? At this point, we haven’t a clue. That’s why most of the people employed by any of Vista’s plethora of companies are, to put it […]

Senator Hagerty Announces Attempt to Block Commerce BIS Ban on Firearms Exports

United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, has announced his plan to file a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval to block the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) interim final rule that prohibits Americans from exercising their Second Amendment Rights. He’s just issued the […]

Process vs. Results: The Real World Consequences of Biden’s War on Guns

Admit it or not, this administration is at war against the firearms and ammunition industry. The attacks have been unrelenting, from Operation Choke Point (begun under the Obama Administration) to the latest ill-intentioned act: the “90 day pause” on non-military exports by the Commerce Department. A “pause” that will, barring some sort of near-divine intervention […]

Commerce Announces Permanent ‘Pause’ on Firearm Exports

US Department of Commerce

Later this morning, the Commerce Department will announce a new rule making their Bureau of Industry and Security’s alleged “90-day pause” to review current firearm export review policies permanent. The new rule will be effective on May 30 as “interim final” with a 60-day wind-down for existing licenses. A comment period will be provided to […]

War on Guns: Biden Commerce Dept. Will Make Small Arms Export Pause Permanent

Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce

This morning, a briefing will be held by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for “the Hill” regarding their interim rule regarding the “pause” on the issuance of new government licenses for firearms, related components and  ammunition for “nongovernmental end users.”  The Outdoor Wire has learned the Commerce Department plans to […]

Biden’s Small Arms Export ‘Pause’ is a Big Fat Nothingburger

A new publication by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) shows that the stated reason for the 90-day firearm export “pause” – which is well past 160 days – is a nothingburger. It’s a sandwich with no meat but layers of government cheese. And lots of it. Commerce Department’s BIS published a […]