Major Airlines Banning Firearms on Flights to Washington DC

Kimberly Redmond | |

Several major airlines are banning firearms on flights to Washington, D.C. after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol and ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Delta Air Lines was the first carrier to announce Thursday that DC-bound passengers would be prohibited from putting guns in checked bags. Soon after, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced the same.

All said the ban – which will be in effective Jan. 16 to 23 – applies to fights into Dulles Airport, Reagan National Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Richmond International Airport.

Shares of Gun Manufacturers on the Rise As Biden's Lead Grows

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By Noel Randewich

(Reuters) - Shares of gun makers have been gaining ground as Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads polls, and if he wins the presidential election in November there are expectations of a renewed surge in gun sales that could drive shares even higher.

Shares of Smith & Wesson Brands and Sturm Ruger have both rallied around 8% since late September, mirroring Biden’s widening lead in the polls since his debate against President Donald Trump. The S&P 500 is ...

TSA Finding More Guns in Carry-Ons — and 80% of Them Are Loaded

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With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic.

And 80% of the guns are loaded.

The discoveries at airports comes at a time when U.S. gun sales are surging, and analysts believe many of those purchases are being made by first-time buyers.

Officers seized just over 300 guns in July, or 15.3 guns for every million people screened, compared with 5.1 per million people in July of last year, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday.

Remington Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection for Second Time in Two Years

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Remington Arms Co on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in two years as the U.S. gunmaker faced financial troubles partly because some retailers placed restrictions on gun sales after school shootings.

The gunmaker has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy court for Northern District of Alabama, according to the court filing.

In the filing, the company listed its assets and liabilities both in the range of $100...

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