CHL Classes Near Me, TX EZCHL, Dallas CHL, Fort Worth CHL

CHL Classes Near Fort Worth Texas

CHL Classes Near Fort Worth Texas

Looking for CHL Classes Near Fort Worth Texas? Texas EZ CHL is Dallas/Fort Worth’s premiere Texas License To Carry and Concealed Handgun Carry Class. Our Top Instructors, Interactive Classroom and Safe Shooting Qualify standards allow our students to learn about safely carrying a concealed handgun in Texas.

Looking online to register for a CHL class near Fort Worth Texas? No problem at Texas EZ CHL our online class registration is quick and easy, simply visit our CHL/LTC Class Schedule page and select an upcoming class you would like to attend. Withing 24 hours you will receive a class confirmation and instruction email from one of our instructors. We also proudly offer discounts for more than one student. If you need help registering or have questions please feel free to contact us, we’re to help!

TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY

Only $59.00 each or bring a friend 2 for $100.00

The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

We teach the Texas LICENSE TO CARRY Laws as prescribed by the Texas Legislature and the Texas Department of Public Safety License to Carry Division.

Our goal is to be the best at what we do and educate our students in a safe environment during our chl classes. We use multimedia to present the required information to our students in a tried and true method for retaining the most information from the class. We believe in teaching more than just the required information, we try to keep the class light and moving so as to retain your attention and make it easy to learn.  Go to our Customer Testimonials and see what our students have to say after our class.

FUN, MULTIMEDIA INSTRUCTION

Our classes are 4-6 hours plus range time *per DPS requirements

Here are a few common questions by the Texas DPS on Concealed Handgun Classes:

What type of class/training is required to obtain a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC)?

An applicant may attend LTC classroom training and demonstrate handgun proficiency (shooting) with a Texas Qualified LTC Instructor, or

An applicant may receive LTC online training (classroom only) through an Approved Online Course Provider who has been approved in Texas. After, successfully passing the online classroom portion, an applicant must attend 1-2 hours of range instruction class and demonstrate handgun proficiency (shooting) with a Texas Qualified LTC Instructor.

What topics are covered during an LTC class and how long is this class? The classroom instruction must cover the four (4) statutory required topics and may be a four to six hour course:
  • Laws that relate to weapons and the use of deadly force
  • Handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns
  • Non-violent dispute resolution
  • Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child

Training material related to the safe storage of handguns may be found on Safe Storage (PDF)

Will I receive documentation for completing LTC classroom and/or handgun proficiency (shooting) training?

Yes, if you have successfully completed classroom and handgun proficiency training with a Qualified LTC Instructor, you will be provided a Certificate of Training (LTC 100) form or

If you have successfully completed your online classroom only training with an Approved Online Course provider, you will receive an Online/Handgun Proficiency Training (LTC 101) form; however, you must take the LTC 101 form to a Qualified LTC Instructor to complete your handgun proficiency training.

Once all training has been successfully completed, you may upload the LTC 100 or LTC 101, by visiting RSD Contact Us.

Is there a requirement to take a continuing education course before I can renew my Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC)?

Per HB 48 (83rd Legislature), continuing education is no longer required for LTC renewal. License holders will simply apply online and submit the supporting documents for discounted fees or special conditions.

NOTE: It is the license holder’s responsibility to remain informed and knowledgeable of new laws.

I currently hold a valid Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) and understand new applicants will be provided training on the use of restraint holsters. Will DPS make the new training information available to current licensees?

Yes. Training material related to the use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns may be found on our website at Use of Restraint Holsters (PDF).

How much do training classes cost?

DPS does not regulate the cost charged by certified LTC instructors.

Will I need to have a gun before I begin my training class?

Some instructors may require you to use your own gun during the proficiency (shooting) demonstration. However, others may provide the gun and/or ammunition. You will need to consult with a certified instructor to determine if you will need a handgun for the course.

CHL Classes Near Me, TX EZCHL, Dallas CHL, Fort Worth CHL

CHL Classes Near Me

CHL Classes Near Me

Looking for CHL Classes Near Me? Texas EZ CHL is Dallas/Fort Worth’s premiere Texas License To Carry and Concealed Handgun Carry Class. Our Top Instructors, Interactive Classroom and Safe Shooting Qualify standards allow our students to learn about safely carrying a concealed handgun in Texas.

Looking online to register for a CHL class near me? No problem at Texas EZ CHL our online class registration is quick and easy, simply visit our CHL/LTC Class Schedule page and select an upcoming class you would like to attend. Withing 24 hours you will receive a class confirmation and instruction email from one of our instructors. We also proudly offer discounts for more than one student. If you need help registering or have questions please feel free to contact us, we’re to help!

TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY

Only $59.00 each or bring a friend 2 for $100.00

The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

We teach the Texas LICENSE TO CARRY Laws as prescribed by the Texas Legislature and the Texas Department of Public Safety License to Carry Division.

Our goal is to be the best at what we do and educate our students in a safe environment during our chl classes. We use multimedia to present the required information to our students in a tried and true method for retaining the most information from the class. We believe in teaching more than just the required information, we try to keep the class light and moving so as to retain your attention and make it easy to learn.  Go to our Customer Testimonials and see what our students have to say after our class.

FUN, MULTIMEDIA INSTRUCTION

Our classes are 4-6 hours plus range time *per DPS requirements

Here are a few common questions by the Texas DPS on Concealed Handgun Classes:

What type of class/training is required to obtain a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC)?

An applicant may attend LTC classroom training and demonstrate handgun proficiency (shooting) with a Texas Qualified LTC Instructor, or

An applicant may receive LTC online training (classroom only) through an Approved Online Course Provider who has been approved in Texas. After, successfully passing the online classroom portion, an applicant must attend 1-2 hours of range instruction class and demonstrate handgun proficiency (shooting) with a Texas Qualified LTC Instructor.

What topics are covered during an LTC class and how long is this class? The classroom instruction must cover the four (4) statutory required topics and may be a four to six hour course:
  • Laws that relate to weapons and the use of deadly force
  • Handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns
  • Non-violent dispute resolution
  • Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child

Training material related to the safe storage of handguns may be found on Safe Storage (PDF)

Will I receive documentation for completing LTC classroom and/or handgun proficiency (shooting) training?

Yes, if you have successfully completed classroom and handgun proficiency training with a Qualified LTC Instructor, you will be provided a Certificate of Training (LTC 100) form or

If you have successfully completed your online classroom only training with an Approved Online Course provider, you will receive an Online/Handgun Proficiency Training (LTC 101) form; however, you must take the LTC 101 form to a Qualified LTC Instructor to complete your handgun proficiency training.

Once all training has been successfully completed, you may upload the LTC 100 or LTC 101, by visiting RSD Contact Us.

Is there a requirement to take a continuing education course before I can renew my Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC)?

Per HB 48 (83rd Legislature), continuing education is no longer required for LTC renewal. License holders will simply apply online and submit the supporting documents for discounted fees or special conditions.

NOTE: It is the license holder’s responsibility to remain informed and knowledgeable of new laws.

I currently hold a valid Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) and understand new applicants will be provided training on the use of restraint holsters. Will DPS make the new training information available to current licensees?

Yes. Training material related to the use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns may be found on our website at Use of Restraint Holsters (PDF).

How much do training classes cost?

DPS does not regulate the cost charged by certified LTC instructors.

Will I need to have a gun before I begin my training class?

Some instructors may require you to use your own gun during the proficiency (shooting) demonstration. However, others may provide the gun and/or ammunition. You will need to consult with a certified instructor to determine if you will need a handgun for the course.

Capital Gazette Reveals Details On Office Shooting

Capital Gazette Reveals Details On Office Shooting

A memorial service Monday in Annapolis will celebrate the life of a sharp, witty, long-time journalist – and shorts will be fine, because friends say “Big Rob” Hiaasen wouldn’t want anybody to be uncomfortable in Maryland’s summer heat.

Hiaasen, 59, and four colleagues were killed Thursday when a gunman rampaged through the newsroom of the Capital Gazette, a small daily that is as much a city institution as the sailboats that fill the harbor and the charming shops and restaurants that line the city’s quaint streets.

The small cadre of Gazette journalists who survived the rampage are mourning their colleagues and doing their jobs, continuing to write stories from the offices of their sister newspaper, The Baltimore Sun.

The Gazette published a print edition the next day, and the staff continued to report and write over the weekend. Among the headlines on the Gazette website Sunday: How the Capital Gazette attack happenedThe article cites police – and the staffers who lived through the horror.

Jarrod Ramos, 38, who had sworn a “legal oath” in court documents to kill a Gazette writer, was being held without bond on murder charges. Police say he targeted the paper because of its coverage of his 2011 conviction for harassing a former classmate. Ramos had sued the paper, but a judge threw out his lawsuit.

More: 5 killed in ‘targeted attack’ on Capital Gazette newspaper, police say

More: Shooting suspect Jarrod Ramos, a ‘loner’ obsessed with reputation

More: Accused Capital Gazette shooter had sued paper, held grudge

The Gazette story details how the gunman entered the newspaper office’s main entrance at around 2:30 p.m., shattering the glass door with the first blasts from his shotgun. He had already barricaded the room’s only other exit.

Eleven people were in the room. Within minutes, Hiaasen, editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, 61, editor-writer John McNamara, 56, sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34, and reporter-editor Wendi Winters, 65, would be fatally shot.

The attacker fired twice at he entered, striking Smith, then picked his way through the room, shooting Winters, Fischman and Hiaasen. McNamara was last, then the shooter apparently ducked under a desk.

Surviving staffers trembled under their desks. The room smelled of gunpowder as police fearlessly swept in, less than two minutes after the first 911 calls. Some tended to victims, others began the search for the gunman.

The suspect was found within minutes and surrendered without further violence. The survivors were ushered out by officers who counseled not to look at the surrounding carnage.

An outpouring of support for the paper and its staff soon followed. A vigil Friday drew thousands to the City Dock. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly blasted the “fake news” media, called the attack a “horrible, horrible event” and said no one, including journalists, should fear a violent attack for doing their job.

“To the families of the victims, there are no words to express our sorrow for your loss,” he said.

New England Patriots football coach Bill Belichick, who was raised in Annapolis, issued a statement calling the Gazette his “hometown newspaper” for his entire life.

“My family and I have enjoyed special relationships with many great people who have worked for the newspaper,” Belichick said. “My heart goes out to the victims, their families and the entire Annapolis community for this terrible and senseless tragedy.”

In an editorial Sunday, the Gazette said it would never forget the avalanche of love. But the response was not all warm and fuzzy, the editorial noted:

“Here’s what else we won’t forget: Death threats and emails from people we don’t know celebrating our loss, or the people who called for one of our reporters to get fired because she got angry and cursed on national television after witnessing her friends getting shot.”

The lineup of memorial services begins with Hiaasen. Winters will be celebrated July 7. Dates for the others will be revealed soon.

Homage for Hiaasen and the other victims was everywhere.

“This is so sad. Rob taught for the first time this spring,” tweeted Rafael Lorente, associate dean at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. “Feedback: He was a natural. Students loved him. Patient. Caring. And damn good.”

Article Originally Published On: USA Today

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The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

Be sure to visit our class schedule page to sign up for our next license to carry class.

For questions please feel free to contact us at 817-247-2990.

Water Balloon Fight Leads to Shooting at Rooftop Pool Party

Water Balloon Fight Leads to Shooting at Rooftop Pool Party

A water balloon fight led to a shooting at a rooftop pool on top of a Dallas hotel Sunday night, police say.

The shooting happened at about 8:45 p.m. during a private event being held at the Crowne Plaza hotel at 1015 Elm Street, according to Dallas Police Department Public Information Officer Debra Webb.

Police said someone hit by a water balloon became angry and then fired several rounds, Webb said.

Webb said two people were detained and later released and that during the investigation four firearms were temporarily taken into police possession.

It is not clear if any arrests were made or if anyone at the event was ticketed for the gunfire.

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The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

Be sure to visit our class schedule page to sign up for our next license to carry class.

For questions please feel free to contact us at 817-247-2990.

Homeowner Shoots Robbers With AK-47

Homeowner Shoots Robbers With AK-47

A Memphis, Tenn., man’s Friday night turned gruesome when he and a family friend came home to find two gunmen rummaging through the house.

“I see my house being ransacked and the dog was still going hysterical in the cage,” the homeowner, who was not identified over fears for his safety, told WMC. That’s when one of the two intruders noticed the homeowner and his friend and said “Hey, they are here,” the homeowner told the station.

“He picked up his weapon, turned around and points them at me,” the homeowner told the Fox 13. “Two pistols.”

One of the guns jammed, however, and the intruders ran toward the back of the house, the man told WATN. By this point his friend had also run out of the home, and the intruders had gotten at least one weapon to work and were firing at the friend, the man told the station.

As the shooting went on, the homeowner pulled out a weapon of his own from a closet – a “personal” AK-47 rifle.

“I don’t know what’s going on but I know I’m going to defend my life to the best of my ability,” he told WMC. “I just let loose, not knowing it hit both of them,” the man told Fox 13.

When officials arrived, both 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson were pronounced dead, according to the Commercial Appeal. Police detained the homeowner but concluded that the shooting was in self-defense and did not press charges, according to the paper.

The homeowner told WMC this wasn’t his first brush with violence, and that his home had been shot up less than a year ago.

“Gun crime, violence, it’s getting out of hand in Memphis,” the homeowner told WATN. He told the station he intends to move away from the area.

“We are living in a day and time where we don’t use much wisdom. Like the young folks…, it’s just like they don’t care,” a next-door-neighbor told WREG after the shooting.

The homeowner told WATN he didn’t mean for anyone to die, but everything happened very quickly.

“I was just fast, rational thinking,” he told the station. “It was them or it was me, and unfortunately they was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

It was only part of a bloody weekend for Memphis. Nine people were shot and four killed in total over 31 hours in the city, the Commercial Appeal reported.

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The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

Be sure to visit our class schedule page to sign up for our next license to carry class.

For questions please feel free to contact us at 817-247-2990.

Man Shot In Fort Worth While Flashing A Gun

Man is shot, critically injured after flashing a gun, Fort Worth police say

A man was shot by another male after flashing a gun during an altercation early on Memorial Day, Fort Worth police say.

The shooting happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of East Rosedale Street.

It was immediately clear what the altercation was about.

“The actor is in custody,” police spokesman Bradley Perez said.

The adult male was transported to John Peter Smith hospital in critical to life-threatening condition, said MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky.

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The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

Be sure to visit our class schedule page to sign up for our next license to carry class.

For questions please feel free to contact us at 817-247-2990.

Gunmen At Large After Robbing Dallas Bank

2 gunmen at large after robbing bank in northwest Dallas

Two armed men are at large after robbing a Capital One bank Wednesday in northwest Dallas.

The robbery happened about 10:15 a.m. at the bank in the 5300 block of Forest Lane, police said. One of the gunmen jumped over the teller’s counter and demanded money.

The second man forced employees seated in the lobby to walk over to the teller’s counter, and then both robbers fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

One man is described as black, about 5 feet 8 and wearing all black, including a black ski mask.

The second man is described as black, in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. He was wearing a purple long-sleeve hoodie, gray cap and white sweatpants, police said.

Anyone with information should contact the FBI at 972-559-5000 or Dallas police at 214-797-0296.

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The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

Be sure to visit our class schedule page to sign up for our next license to carry class.

For questions please feel free to contact us at 817-247-2990.

Waffle House Shooting Hero Raises $165,000 For Victims

Waffle House Shooting Hero James Shaw Jr. Raises $165,000 For Victims

Just hours after he pried a rifle from a gunman who’d opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee, James Shaw Jr. launched a fundraiser to help the victims’ families.

That GoFundMe campaign by Thursday afternoon had raked in just under $165,000 — 11 times its goal — since the attack Sunday left four people dead.
Meantime, the Antioch, Tennessee, restaurant has pledged to donate all its proceeds for the next month to the families of the deceased and living victims. A New York man launched an online fundraiser to benefit Shaw that had raised $175,000 from more than 5,500 donors. Tennessee lawmakers this week also paid tribute to Shaw, 29, for his heroism and his compassion for the victims. The state General Assembly officially recognized his heroism, along with his “penchant for honesty,” in a joint resolution. “You are my hero,” state Rep. Jason Powell said, “and Tennessee’s hero.”
Shaw was sitting with a friend at the Waffle House counter when a gunman wearing only a green jacket opened fire outside the diner, police said. Shaw bolted from his seat and slid along the ground to the restroom, he recalled. He kept an eye out for the gunman, and as soon as there was a pause in the shooting, Shaw ambushed him. “I figured if I was going to die, he was going to have to work for it,” he told reporters Sunday. The barrel of the rifle was still hot when Shaw managed to wrestle it away, he said. He tossed it behind the counter, and the gunman fled. The encounter left Shaw with a burn on his hand and a wound on his elbow where a bullet grazed it. Nearly 36 hours later, police arrested alleged shooter Travis Reinking. He’s charged with four counts of criminal homicide. He also faces four counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful gun possession in the commission of a violent felony.

Article Originally appeared on CNN News

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The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

Be sure to visit our class schedule page to sign up for our next license to carry class.

For questions please feel free to contact us at 817-247-2990.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Destroy Unsold Assault-Style Weapons

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Destroy Unsold Assault-Style Weapons

Almost two months after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced they will no longer be selling assault-style weapons, the company announced it is destroying the unsold stock.

“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our Feb. 28 policy change. We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations,” the company said in a statement to ABC News.

In late February, two weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that they would no longer sell assault-style rifles or high capacity magazines. The company also said it would no longer sell firearms or ammunition of anyone under the age of 21 years old.

“Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been,” the company said in February.

PHOTO: The gun department in a Dicks Sporting Goods store in Arlington, Va., March 1, 2018.
The gun department in a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Arlington, Va., March 1, 2018.

 

Dick’s Sporting Goods had already removed all assault-style rifles from all Dick’s stores after the Sandy Hook shooting but removed them from sale at all 35 Field and Stream stores following the shooting in Parkland.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Dick’s Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward Stack said, “We’re staunch supporters of the Second Amendment. I’m a gun owner myself. We’ve just decided that based on what’s happened with these guns, we don’t want to be a part of this story and we’ve eliminated these guns permanently.”

Article Originally appeared on ABC News

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The License To Carry formerly known as a Concealed Handgun License is commonly referred to as a gun permit, concealed carry license, CCW, concealed carry, handgun license, handgun permit was changed to License To Carry on January 1,2016.

There are many myths out there about handguns and the LICENSE TO CARRY, our job is tell you what the laws and facts are and put any myths to rest during class, so you know the truth. We believe in paying special attention to handgun safety and Situational Awareness, to help teach students how to avoid situations.

Be sure to visit our class schedule page to sign up for our next license to carry class.

For questions please feel free to contact us at 817-247-2990.

Remington Files For Bankruptcy

Remington, one of America’s oldest firearms makers, files for bankruptcy protection

Remington, one of the nation’s oldest gun manufacturers, filed for bankruptcy court protection late Sunday amid heavy debts, falling sales and the potential for adverse court rulings stemming from the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.

Remington Outdoor and its subsidiaries submitted a Chapter 11 petition to the federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, outlining a restructuring plan that would maintain the company’s operations, continue pay and benefits for employees and ultimately turn the operating control of the company to creditors.

The agreement would end the controlling financial interest of Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity company that acquired what was then known as Remington Arms, for $118 million in 2007. Cerberus unsuccessfully tried to sell the company before the decision to seek bankruptcy protection.

Madison, N.C.-based Remington, a maker of shotguns, rifles and handguns since 1816, listed liabilities between $100 million and $500 million, with an identical estimate of assets. Billed as “America’s Oldest Gunmaker,” the company’s brands include Remington, Bushmaster Firearms and DPMS/Panther Arms.

Remington initially announced the pre-agreed bankruptcy plan on Feb. 12. But the actual filing was delayed after the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The filing came hours after student-led rallies across the nation cited the massacre in calling for stricter gun control laws.

Remington will continue to operate while it pursues Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a procedure that gives financially ailing companies time to devise reorganization plans to stay afloat, shed debt, and at least partly repay creditors.

The deal announced in February said Remington would be able to write off $700 million of $950 million in estimated debt. The agreement would also provide $145 million of new capital for its operating subsidiaries and provide $100 million in creditor-funded money as a debtor-in-possession term loan, the company said at the time.

Stephen Jackson, Remington’s chief financial officer, said in a bankruptcy declaration that the company and its subsidiaries have held leading U.S. market positions in a variety of firearms and ammunition categories since 2008 — including sales to military and law enforcement agencies.

However, along with the company’s debts, he cited a series of financial setbacks over roughly the last one-year period.

Remington increased production rates during 2016, based on expected consumer demand in 2017, but that demand “ultimately did not materialize,” Jackson stated.

Simultaneously, the firearms and ammunition markets faced competitive market pricing pressure from higher inventory levels industry-wide, along with “accelerating reduction in demand,” he said.

Remington borrowed to ramp up production to meet expected sales that fell below expectations. Additionally, the company faced significant market pressure from competitors that engaged in “unusually heavy discounting and promotions to reduce their own excess inventory,” Jackson stated.

Although Remington negotiated for minor borrowing relief, “the overall business and industry environments continue to cause significant financial hardship,” added Jackson.

In interviews on Monday, some independent gun dealers said they were unsurprised by the bankruptcy filing. Although Remington’s rifles and shotguns are well regarded, the dealers said the company focused its attention on big-box stores, and then those retailers started pulling out of the market.

“Remington bet on the wrong horse,” said Justin Anderson, the marketing director for Hyatt Guns in Charlotte, which advertises itself as the nation’s single-largest gun store. “They turned their backs on shops like ours.”

There are no federal statistics on nationwide gun sales that might show industry slumps affecting Remington and other firearms makers.

However, statistics from the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System (NICS) show that the total of all types of background checks fell nearly 8.4%, to roughly 25.2 million, in 2017, the year of President Trump’s inauguration.

Firearms background checks increased steadily during much of President Obama’s two-term White House tenure, as well as during President George W. Bush’s second White House term, the data show.

A caveat with the data states that “a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.”

Separately, U.S. firearms manufacturing increased 43%, to more than 9.3 million weapons, from 2011 through 2015, according to data issued by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

In all, 3.6 million rifles and 3.5 million handguns were manufactured in the U.S. in 2015 the data showed. Rifle manufacturing was up 9% from 2014, while the number of pistols manufactured was down roughly 2% during the same one-year period, the data showed. 

Owners of some gun shops saw a rush of firearms purchases in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, when polls predicted that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would likely win the White House.

Apart from industry sales trends, Remington’s reputation and financial outlook took a hit after law enforcement authorities confirmed that Adam Lanza used one of the company’s Bushmaster XM15-E2S guns in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. Lanza killed his mother and then fatally shot 26 children and educators.

Survivors and families of the victims subsequently sued Remington under legal liability theories that could enable the lawsuits to proceed despite federal legislation that blocks most such actions against gun manufacturers.

After litigation in federal court, the Sandy Hook plaintiffs recently made it to the Connecticut Supreme Court, where both sides in the case and the firearms industry await a ruling. “There’s no certainty that they would win, there’s also no certainty that they’re going to lose at this stage,” Heidi Li Feldman, a Georgetown University law professor, said of the plaintiffs during a Monday interview.

Article Originally appeared on USA Today

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