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3 reasons behind firearms surge

Americans have been on a record gun-buying spree in recent months. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice, the gun industry’s trade association,...
UP IN ARMS: Despite an anticipated 40% increase in annual sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dean Chapman, owner of gun stores Pheasant Ridge Inc. in Seekonk and River Street Tactical Inc. in Woonsocket, was not happy when he was forced to close his Seekonk store after initial stay-at-home orders in Massachusetts did not deem gun stores as essential ­businesses. / PBN PHOTO/NANCY LAVIN

Pandemic triggers a boom for Seekonk gun store

A gun can’t kill a virus, but that hasn’t stopped customers from swarming Pheasant Ridge Inc. amid the new coronavirus. In his 30-plus years in...

R.I. House passes bill banning manufacture, sale of ‘ghost guns,’ untraceable...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives passed legislation by Rep. Patricia Serpa, D-West Warwick, that effectively outlaws 3D-printed guns or other undetectable firearms. The...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND campus is under lockdown as police investigate the report of a gunman. / COURTESY THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Should Rhode Island’s public colleges be allowed to decide for themselves...

The state's three public colleges have different views about arming campus police officers with firearms. The Community College of Rhode Island doesn't think it is...
PASSENGER TRAFFIC at T.F. Green Airport increased 2.4 percent in 2016 from a year earlier to more than 3.6 million people, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

TSA: Gun found in carry-on bag at T.F. Green airport

WARWICK (AP) – A Florida man was arrested at Rhode Island's main airport over the weekend after officers found a handgun in his carry-on...

Walgreens joins CVS in asking shoppers to leave guns at door

NEW YORK – Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. asked gun owners to leave their firearms outside the store going forward, joining a number...

Milestone Recognition

Jared R. Neirinckx, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Rhode Island’s fastest growing full-service Firearms retailer, has just helped his organization achieve a...

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