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Winchester lands $50M ammunition contract from Homeland Security

OXFORD — Winchester Ammunition, which has manufacturing facilities in Oxford, has won a five-year contract to produce ammunition for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Olin Corp. and its Winchester division have been awarded a contract worth up to $50 million to produce ammunition at its Winchester Centerfire Operations in Oxford for two DHS agencies. “The Department of Homeland ...

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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 and runs for three days, ...

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Senate approves sales tax break for outdoor enthusiasts

JACKSON — The Senate has passed a sales tax holiday to encourage sportsmen to purchase firearms and hunting supplies in Mississippi. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says Senate Bill 2425 gives sports enthusiasts a sales tax break on firearms, ammunition, hunting supplies and fishing supplies purchased the first weekend of September. Louisiana has a similar holiday. “This tax break is for ...

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New ammo maker, Atlantic Marksmen, to open in Gulfport in early 2014

GULFPORT, Mississippi — A new international venture based in Gulfport will begin producing ammunition early next year using high-end components from European suppliers. The quality of the components is what will set the Atlantic Marksmen brand ammunition apart, the owners say. Olivier Scherlofsky and Ricky Bishop plan to sell ammunition to gun shops, sporting goods stores, police departments and others ...

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Winchester to hold ribbon-cutting for ammo plant

OXFORD — Winchester officials have not wasted any time in the expansion of the company’s Centerfire ammunition manufacturing operations in Oxford. The Oxford Eagle reports Gov. Haley Barbour will join Winchester representatives tomorrow for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the 500,000-square-foot plant. About 1,000 people are expected to eventually be employed at the Centerfire plant when ...

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