Bakersfield four-location gun store Second Amendment Sports has sold to a large, Rancho Cucamonga-based chain during a bumpy time for the nation’s firearm retailers.
Turner’s Outdoorsman, a 49-year-old company with 29 stores including in Fresno and Tulare, said its purchase of Second Amendment will expand its reach into new regions and allow it to “continue to offer loyal customers the superior products, exceptional value and outstanding customer service that both these brands are known for.”
Second Amendment Sports was founded in 1993. It sells shooting range access along with a variety of firearms and ammunition, hunting accessories and fishing gear.
Turner’s was founded in 1971 in Long Beach. It carries a similarly wide variety of products as Second Amendment and like many gun stores sponsors sporting events.
Gun stores have weathered tough conditions lately despite intense consumer demand.
Local shop owners and workers say firearms and ammunition have been hard to get in meaningful quantities, and in California, increasingly restrictive regulations have prompted some retailers to close or leave the state.