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AR15 Newsletter -> US Representative Steve Scalise Introduces Bill to Relax Restrictions on Interstate Firearm Sales

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June 2017

We are almost halfway through 2017 already! It seems like the older I get, the faster time flies by.

This month we announce the winner of the HighCom Ballistic Shield giveaway (see column at right). This is one of the more unique giveaways we’ve done, and we want to thank HighCom and all those who participated.

HighCom has sponsored several giveaways this year and will continue to do so going forward. We will be filming some testing of some of their products for next month, so keep an eye out for that in upcoming newsletters as well as new giveaways.

We have a couple of new products just added to the store. We have two of the new HTF shirts this month, for Missouri and Florida. These were designed by members of the forums, and we expect to do the same for other states going forward.

We’ve also added a product I first discovered while preparing for an urban SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) course. It’s a tiny hidden handcuff key, and we now have the improved second generation product. Check it out and make it a part of your EDC!

We hope everyone had a happy and safe Father’s Day with their families and loved ones.

When my father didn’t have my hand….he had my back. – Linda Poindexter

Canton First Monday Trade Days

The Canton store will be closed this month, so no need to stop by!


This week marked the launch of v5.1, featuring support for “Magnum ARs” led by Falkor Defense’s PETRA rifle chambered in 300 win mag. Precision Armament also joined the GUNSTRUCTION lineup, and you will find their entire line of innovative muzzle devices in the builder. Other new parts from existing partners Magpul, Radian, Krebs and Special Ops Tactical are also included. The v5.1 release is now live on web, iOS, and Android devices!

Coming in late June we expect to add support for 10/22 style rifles, sponsored by the world’s premiere rimfire company, Tactical Solutions. Since 2002 TacSol has been producing world class rimfire products like the X-Ring rifle and components. Like the AR platform, the 10/22 is a versatile and highly configurable platform that will take full advantage of GUNSTRUCTION’s capabilities to plan your next build.

If you haven’t planned a future build with us, swing by and give it a try!

Or if you are more of a mobile fan, we have mobile apps available for iOS and Android users.

We thank you for your continued support, and don’t forget that we can only make this possible through you-the firearms community, and the support of our partnered companies!

Please feel free to give us feedback in our forum or visit us at our Facebook page.

If you make an AR15 or AR308 or Remington 700 rifle and would like to get your rifles or parts into GUNSTRUCTION, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

From the Forums
Here is a sample selection of threads from the forums. These were simply picked off the top of the Active Topics list for your enjoyment.

Direct from Modern-Musket / NRA-ILA Updates
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Effort Gains Steam in Congress

In March, we reported on the details of NRA-backed concealed carry reciprocity legislation pending in Congress. The momentum behind those bills continues to build, with each attracting dozens of co-sponsors.

Sen. John Cornyn’s Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act now boasts 37 co-sponsors. And 194 of his House colleagues have signed onto Rep. Richard Hudson’s Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.

Concealed carry reciprocity legislation recognizes that Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms doesn’t end at their states’ borders. While most states already recognize this and have provisions allowing for reciprocity for concealed carry permits from other jurisdiction, a minority of antigun states have made a point of arresting out-of-state residents who carry or transport otherwise lawfully owned firearms in their jurisdictions.

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The Loophole in Background Check Thinking: Criminals Obey the Law

Gun control groups expend an awful lot of ink, time and money advocating for “common-sense public safety laws” like “universal” background checks because such restrictions, they claim, will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people.

It’s peculiar, then, that many of these entities don’t do a better job of background-checking their own adherents and associates. Not too long ago, then-California state senator Leland Yee (D), whose staunch support of gun control measures earned him a spot on the Brady Campaign’s “Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll,” was accused of committing various felonies, including illegal firearms trafficking and money laundering offenses. Following a plea agreement in which he acknowledged his participation in a firearms trafficking conspiracy, among other offenses, Yee was sentenced to five years in jail.

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Releasing The Gun Industry From Obama’s Operation Choke Point

The Obama administration perfected the use of government agencies against political enemies with Operation Choke Point. OCP was just as insidious as the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal because innocent victims couldn’t escape the ramifications of the government’s illegal actions against them. The Department of Justice utilized the banking industry to “choke off” the ability of certain “fraudulent” businesses in “high-risk” sectors to operate by cutting off their access to financial services.

Businesses that were ill thought of or believed to operate as conduits for consumer exploitation were targeted as high risk. Think payment processors and payday lending operators, the types of firms that are often accused of stiffing their hard-working customers through unfair business practices. Sounds good, right?

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NRA’s Focus on the States Pays Dividends

While much of the nation’s attention has been fixated on the latest media-manufactured melodrama in Washington, D.C., NRA has been hard at work in state capitals across the country to improve state gun laws that impact the everyday lives of gun owners. Even though we’re barely a quarter of the way through 2017 at press time, NRA has already piled up an impressive set of state-level victories in the New Year.

Recognizing the Right-to-Carry Without a Permit
In just the first three months of 2017, two new states have adopted permit less Right-to-Carry laws.

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Rep. Steve Scalise Introduces Bill to Relax Restrictions on Interstate Firearm Sales

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) has introduced a bill to modernize certain aspects of interstate firearms commerce. The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act, H.R. 2246, would yield increased convenience and choice for consumers while continuing to allow states to set their own policy regarding transfer and possession of firearms within their borders.

In 1968, when the federal Gun Control Act (GCA) was enacted, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and today’s sophisticated computer technology did not exist, and what background checks were run on gun sales occurred at the state or local level. Recognizing that state approaches to gun laws varied, Congress enacted a nationwide system of licensing for those engaged in the business of firearm commerce and generally prohibited licensed dealers from selling guns to out of state residents or shipping guns directly to unlicensed buyers.

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