Featured Same Crazy, Hybrid Tactics: The Current Face of Gun Control Dave Merrill April 19, 2018 Join the Conversation If you've participated in firearms at all over the last dozen years or more, you've probably heard most of the arguments on both sides. After eight years of an Obama presidency with no significant federal firearms legislation we've begun to see some action from the Trump presidency. But, no longer are anti-gun groups solely going for that home run of federal bans. The new face of gun control is a hybrid of tactics that have worked for other issues in the past: Push for local/state ordinances The 144th Congress (2015-2016) passed 329 pieces of legislation into law. At the same time. In 2016 alone, California legislature passed 900 bills into law. While California may not be the pulse of the nation regarding bill passage, it's still just one of fifty. When anti-gun groups saw that they were liable to fail at the federal level, they began focusing more at the local. We've seen this before, and many ended up with draconian laws like the NY SAFE Act. In the current push, even states people considered gun friendly like Florida and Vermont passed feel-good-do-nothing legislation. Social Shaming While overt proponents of firearms are used to being shouted at online, businesses don't always take it so well. Retailers like Dicks, who stopped carrying so-called, “assault weapons” years ago made new declarations of not carrying them; nothing new there. However, Citigroup not extending their services to firearms manufacturers is new. Youtube pushing off good content creators is new. And most recently, Governor Cuomo is outright urging banks and insurance companies to not deal with firearms manufacturers. No doubt more will add to the pile soon. For that PR and virtue signaling. Explore RECOILweb:Monday Morning EDC: Glock EditionMiG Engines on a Tank ChassisBrethren Armament Model 33 Carbines in 5.56New Holster Options NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.