Excerpt: January 25,2021
Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris:
As co-chairs and on behalf of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV), a non-partisan coalition of 46 prosecutors serving over 60 million Americans in 24 states across the country, we write to recommend changes to confront the growing and urgent crisis of gun violence in the jurisdictions we serve.
Since 2014, PAGV has held a dozen national forums on a range of topics, from gun crimes committed in the home, to safe storage, to illegal firearms trafficking, to mass shootings. PAGV has issued a nationwide blueprint1 on removing guns from domestic abusers that was re-circulated on social media by the Obama/Biden Administration, and a first-of-its-kind report, Mass Shooting Resource Guide For Prosecutors: How to Prevent, Protect, and Prosecute. 2 Our organization has filed amicus briefs in several important cases, including those pertaining to ghost guns3 and gun licensing. 4 During the Obama/Biden Administration,...
There are a variety of projects around a gun range that require outside contractors. These may include Gun Range Cleaning Services, Lead reclamation & Brass recycling, Range Maintenance, HVAC system updates, Range Construction and Renovation, and many more.
While there are contractors who are only looking for a quick buck, many contractors care about the big picture and embrace corporate social responsibility. It is always wise for range operators to look for responsible contractors because hiring them is better for both the community and the range.
Companies that only care about turning a profit tend to cut corners to lower their costs, many times to win the bid. That leaves the range to clean up the mess and deal with their shoddy work, and many times having to hire another contractor to finish the project properly. That is particularly dangerous when it comes to firing ranges. A contractor that does a poor job while cleaning can cause the...
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I'll tell you what happened in the video but here are my suggestions. These are the things that I believe every business owner that uses Facebook MUST do and have in place to protect their business assets on Facebook:
The Facebook Profile Loss “Parachute Plan”
Just In Case You Ever Get “The HAMMER”
Requesting a Review: If your profile is disables or banned you can normally request a manual review to get your profile back and the link will be found on the page you are sent to when you login with a disabled personal profile.
Business Pages: Always have at least one additional admin set up on all your business pages **Spouse, kids, second profile, friends, etc
Ad accounts: Always have at least one other person is directly added to your add account with full access. They must have full access so pick someone you trust. This is different than giving access through **Spouse, kids, second profile,...
The year 2020 will go down in history. This was already set up to be a big year because of the election and the politicians willing to do almost anything to take control of firearms in America. Add in a global pandemic, food and toilet paper shortages, riots, and a lot of uncertainty within our communities.
How is all of that affecting sales? They are through the roof for most retail FFLs. It feels like you don’t even need to do anything to get business right now. Many retail FFLs are unable to keep stock on their shelves.
You may never get an opportunity like this again. This is about creating the fuel that is going to keep your business running hot for years to come. It’s time to double down on smart marketing no matter what your business model is and no matter how well your business is doing.
The professional advice I give my FFL is to create social media content that your tribe will eat up and then get that content in front of as many of your...
Over the last several weeks, the firearms industry has been booming thanks to public concern centered around COVID-19 and the societal impact it is having. With millions of Americans concerned about the protection of life, liberty, and property; it’s easy to understand why demand has increased.
The industry has seen demand spikes before; 2008, 2012 and 20016 being prime examples. However, after each one of these periods gun shops across the country were forced to close. One of the leading causes for shops going under was that they didn’t have a strategy to manage their inventory investment and made critical mistakes that caused them to tie up precious cash. It’s easy to make these mistakes and any buyer that has been around more than a year or two has done it to some extent. The trick is to have a plan to minimize the impact and avoid repeating the “sins of the past”.
Below are a few basic strategies you can implement...
What You Can Do Today:
Crisis Actions FFLs Can Implement Today
To access the Los Angeles County "Safer at Home" order issued on 3/19/20 click the link below. This will be VERY SIMILAR language to any other order issued where you live by your governor.
Note that Firearms Dealers / Ranges ARE NOT listed as an "Essential Business" and would therefore be required to remain closed during such an action.
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