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Shot Show 2022 - Jan 18-21

Shot Show 2022 - Jan 18-21
The NSSF Firearm Industry Trade Association's annual Shot Show will be held January 18-21 of this year at the Venetian Expo and Caesar's Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ammo-Up has been attending the Shot Show for several years now, and we're excited about this year's event.

There will be more exhibitor booths than ever before, so you can check out countless new products for your shooting needs. Everything from airsoft products, ammunition, apparel/footwear, bags, cameras and equipment, knives/sharpeners, eyewear, firearms, firearm cabinets, safes, firearm cleaning equipment, holsters, hunting gear, scopes, sights, and more will be on display.

There will also be educational sessions you can sign up for, including the Law Enforcement Education Program and Export Training Sessions. This is a great learning and business networking opportunity.

Tuesday through Thursday's hours are 8:30-5:30 and Friday's hours are 8:30-4:00. Come check us out at booth 42905 (SHOT 1) and don't forget to register here. We hope to see you there!

Current Events on America's Gun Debate

Current Events on America's Gun Debate

Throughout the past year, there has been a lot of back and forth between pro and anti gun advocates. With the Biden administration set on threatening to limit our Second Amendment rights, there is legitimate concern about what laws might come up that could affect law abiding citizens.

In 2020, gun sales skyrocketed, and many who purchased those guns were first time gun owners. People wanted to be able to protect themselves due to the uncertainty of the pandemic and civil unrest of that year. This year, it seems gun sales are staying high since this is the second busiest year for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. According to an article on the NRA website, "Nearly 36 million law-abiding Americans gifted themselves a NICS background check in the first 11 months of 2021." They also explain, according to Gallup surveys, less Americans support stricter gun laws compared to the previous year, and "less than 0.5% of adults say guns and gun control are the most important problem facing the country today."

Unfortunately, the focus is often not on stopping criminals, but limiting the rights of those who want to lawfully use guns. Gun shows have been targeted by anti gun advocates, but the statistics don't lie. An article on the National Review website poses an important question, then answers it with the statistics to prove that point. "Are guns bought at gun shows a significant contributor to crime? Fortunately, we have a whole federal office — the Bureau of Justice Statistics — that keeps track of these things. Its finding? “Among prisoners who possessed a firearm during their offense, 0.8% obtained it at a gun show.”"

Thankfully, there are politicians out there doing the hard work to defend our rights. On December 2, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) blocked H.R. 8, "the dangerously flawed, so-called “universal” background check bill. As you may recall, Nancy Pelosi and her anti-gun allies in the U.S. House passed this misguided legislation earlier this year. H.R. 8 would do nothing to prevent crime, could not be enforced without a federal gun registry, and would turn otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals for simply loaning a firearm to friends or family members." Senator Grassley responded with an alternative unanimous consent request for S.1775, the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2021. This would focus on reducing violent crime and protect gun owners who follow the law.

The NRA encourages their members to stand up for these rights as well and there have been "...significant victories at the state level across the country" over the past year. It's going to take all of us to stay informed on this issue and fight to keep our Second Amendment rights.

Sources:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20211207/a-year-in-american-gun-ownership

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/09/gun-control-laws-arent-about-preventing-crimes/

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20211203/senator-grassley-blocks-gun-control-on-senate-floor

Introducing the Gray Fox Game Cart

Introducing the Gray Fox Game Cart

Silas Dudley is at it again! As the President of Ammo-Up and the sister company that started it all, Bag-A-Nut, he has been innovating and inventing for years. Recently, he invented what he believes to be the best game cart on the market, which spawned a new company called Gray Fox. As a hunter and farmer himself, Silas has a lot of experience using game carts and saw all the pros and cons of the different brands out there. He set out to create a new and improved version of his own, and Gray Fox was born.

Gray Fox Game Cart Details


The Gray Fox game cart was designed for the outdoorsman and is your best option for hauling animals, tree stands, kayaks, canoes, corn, fertilizer, coolers, and other large objects. It was designed to be as durable and sturdy as possible and made with aluminum material that will last. The frame has solid sides which sit above the wheels to prevent animal legs from rubbing or getting stuck. There are sixteen strapping points for a secure hold. It can be pulled or pushed and the brush deflectors, low center of gravity, and split axle design make maneuvering on uneven ground a breeze.

The foldable handle makes it easy to store and travel with. The wheels are WheelEEZ flat free tires, so they won't go flat and they can float the cart for 15 minutes. This game cart was designed with special attention to detail and the best hardware and accessories including greaseable thrust bearings, a quiet, spring supported safety pin, heavy duty stainless ratchet straps, and stainless axle and pivot bolts.

For more information and to see the cart in action, please visit:

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