Posts Tagged ‘guns’

Proposed ammo ban empties shelves

JACKSON — When word began to spread about a proposed ban on a popular type of ammunition, the market responded faster than a speeding bullet. “I think it was gone the day people heard about it,” Tim Sternberg of Dad’s Super Pawn in Gulfport said. The buying spree resulted from a proposal by the Bureau […] [...]

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New hunting supplies sales tax holiday bill signed into law

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies the first weekend of each September. Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday signed Senate Bill 2425. It becomes law July 1. The “Second Amendment Weekend,” without the tax, begins on the first Friday of each September […] [...]

Ammo maker, Atlantic Marksmen, launching custom rifle line

by Published: February 17,2014

Tags: Atlantic Marksmen, Business, guns, Mississippi

  Things are happening so quickly at Trade League Mississippi Central Europe Inc. that it is accelerating its plans to introduce new products. The international venture opened its Atlantic Marksmen unit in Gulfport late last year and now it is adding a custom gun line to its ammunition manufacturing and distribution business. “We started to […] [...]

Soldier turns entrepreneur — Scherlofsky finding buyers for new business venture

by Published: November 22,2013

Tags: Business, guns, Mississippi, Second Amendment

When Olivier Scherlofsky retired last year after a distinguished career in the Austrian Armed Forces, he was just in his early 30s and ready to try his hand in business. “I wanted to do something else, to build something up myself,” the Vienna native said. “It was a good time in my life to make […] [...]

AIMING HIGH — TALON shooting for very top of tactical firearms market

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, guns, Mississippi, Newtown, startup

TALON Ordnance CEO Clay Baldwin can relish the stillness and quiet of his office at Ridgeland’s Highland Colony Business Park, but he knows that all changes soon after New Years. If the logistics he and his partners have mapped out come off as planned, shipments of dozens of parts for TALON Ordnance’s state-of-the-art tactical rifle […] [...]

CARTOON: Why you don’t need a gun at work

by Published: June 21,2013

Tags: computers, guns, ricky nobile, Second Amendment


The growing business of carrying concealed weapons

A new cottage industry is expanding in Mississippi. Believe it or not certified trainers and training courses for this new phenomenon are popping up all over the Metro area and indeed statewide. It’s not sales training, or a pyramid marketing scheme for a new seaweed energy drink or life insurance sales. Well, come to think […] [...]

Concealed weapon permits spike; more than doubled in five years

by Published: January 8,2013

Tags: agency, concealed, guns, handgun, permit, pistol, shooter, shotting, spike, state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of people applying in Mississippi for a concealed weapon permit more than doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to figures released by the Department of Public Safety. Department spokesman Warren Strain said December 2012 saw the largest spike in the last five years, with 1,747 applications. Strain said total applications […] [...]

TAKE 2: Bring it on — But the gun culture in America has got to change

I know the usual defense of guns, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Yeah. Yeah. But it’s harder to kill someone with a baseball bat than with a gun. A baseball bat doesn’t go off accidentally, and it’s hard to get in multiple rounds on a baseball bat in a few short seconds. >> […] [...]

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