WIG 021 - An American in Israel

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Zack and Jake discuss the latest firearms news and Neil joins Jake for a conversation on what it is like to live in Israel. Welcome to This Week In Guns, the podcast that covers the latest firearms industry news, information and buzz.  Brought to you by the Firearms Radio Network.

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NSSF Firearms Retailer Survey Report - a sample of finding in the new report include . . .

  • 84 percent of retailers surveyed reported that overall sales in 2012 exceeded sales from the previous year.
  • 76.9 percent of retailers surveyed said sales of AR-style modern sporting rifles in 2012 exceeded sales from the previous year (60.1 percent), the largest increase in the firearms category.
  • Retailers surveyed said that 25.8 percent of their customers were first-time firearm buyers in 2012 compared to 25 percent in 2011 and 20.8 percent in 2010.
  • For the third year in a row, the number of female customers increased. For the year 2012, 78.6 of retailers surveyed said more women came to their stores, compared to 72.8 in in 2011 and 61.1 in 2010.
  • Firearms most often purchased by women were a semiautomatic handgun followed by revolvers, modern sporting rifles, shotguns, traditional rifles and muzzleloaders.

Firearms Industry Trade Association Joins Lawsuit Against New Colorado Gun-Control Laws

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, has joined with 54 county sheriffs, Magpul Industries, the Colorado Outfitters Association, several firearms retailers, disabled individuals and other parties in a federal lawsuit brought today in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in what is a broad-based challenge to Colorado's recently enacted gun-control laws.

"In addition to Constitutional infringements and unenforceable requirements regarding magazine capacity, as the sheriffs have pointed out, we believe it will be impossible for citizens to comply with mandated firearms 'transfers' through federally licensed retailers," said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. "Colorado's federally-licensed firearms retailers are being asked to process these transfers as if they were selling from their own inventory and to monitor both seller and buyer through a state-administered check process that can take hours or even days. They will not be able to recoup the actual cost of providing the service, which is capped at $10, but they will be liable for paperwork errors and subject to license revocation. Not surprisingly, we expect few, if any licensed retailers will step forward to provide this service."

"For this reason and the many others detailed in our joint action with our fellow plaintiffs, these laws need to be struck down," Keane said.

The firearms retailers bringing suit are: 2nd Amendment Gunsmith & Shooting Supply, Loveland; Goods for the Woods, Durango; Grand Prix Guns, Littleton; Green Mountain Guns, Lakewood; Jensen Arms, Loveland; Jerry's Outdoor Sports, Grand Junction; Rocky Mountain Shooters Supply, Fort Collins; and Specialty Sports & Supply, Colorado Springs.

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Looks like the Russian Army might be getting an upgraded toy

They really improved the control-ability of the rifle while on full-auto, heck it looks tamer than the ar-15 does on full-auto. This has been out awhile and I was wondering if you know how it performs against the ar-15? To me it seems like it would make a nice SBR if you chop the barrel length down to 11-1/2 in, and replace the donkey d--- flash hider with a suppressor, it might make a nice home defense or duty carbine. What do you think?

Special Guest Neil from Israel

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