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Friday, January 15, 2016

What does 2016 hold for the shooting sports, and gun ownership?

The tail end of 2015 saw events which once again bought firearm ownership, purchase and sale back into the spotlight. Here at Caswells, we have seen a huge rise in people shooting and buying their first firearm, and importantly, seeking training both legal in the form of concealed carry classes, and in how to safely use a firearm, in the form of our P100 and P200 classes.

The industry is now faced once again with executive actions to address perceived issues in firearm purchase and ownership. It seems that the "gunshow loophole" will be addressed in some form by requiring some kind of background check for private purchasers of firearms in private sales, and restrictions on those selling firearms as a business, but without an FFL.

I am at a loss to understand how someone carries on a business buying and selling guns without an FFL, but leaving that to one side for a moment, do you think that background checks for anyone buying a firearm in a private transaction is a good idea, or do you think it goes to far? Do you think that people seeking training is a good idea, and that more people should invest in training so they can not only get the best from their gun, but use and store it safely?

I look forward to your comments.

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