On this special edition of Firearms Industry News, we take a look at Joe Biden's plan for Gun Control if he gets elected. The goal with this episode is to provide analysis and probability of each plan happening, not to fear monger.
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Biden announces gun control plans
10:54On the third anniversary of the Parkland Massacre, the White House issued a statement calling on Congress to enact "common sense" gun control. Their specific calls were for "universal background checks," a new assault weapons ban, and most worryingly a repeal of the protection of lawful commerce in arms act.
Gun control is coming, get ready
18:54The next two-four years are going to be turbulent for gun rights in America. While I'm mildly optimistic that we won't see a new Assault weapons ban, you can bet your bottom dollar that we'll see attempts to expand red flag laws, universal background checks, and a ban on 80% lowers. Perhaps most concerningly are President Biden's statements about repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which shields firearms industry business from frivolous lawsuits.
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Hilton Yam of 10-8 Performance and the 2011 Resurgence
1:11:37If you've been around the defensive shooting community for a long time, you might have been surprised in 2019 and 2020 by what felt like a sudden surge in popularity for 2011 style pistols. The 2011, for those that don't know, is a double stack version of the venerable 1911 pistol, and uses a modular frame. The largest manufacturer of 2011 pistols is Staccato, formerly known as STI, who recently pivoted from making competition only guns to focusing on the concealed carry and LE market. To help understand Staccato's 2011 pivot, and the surge in popularity of this platform, I invited my old friend Hilton Yam of 10-8 Performance on to talk about 1911s, 2011s, and what people running these platforms need to know.
Firearms Industry News Special: Who is Roundhill Group?
6:22In this special episode of Firearms Industry News, we go into detail on who the mysterious purchaser of Remington's assets is: a company called Roundhill Group, run by Scott Soura and Richmond Italia, which has a suspicious connection to the current leadership at Remington.