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Product Spotlight

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:12

Browning adds six new 1911-22 pistols Browning® is adding six new models to their very popular Black Label 1911-22 line of pistols. The new Black Label 1911-22 Medallion will come in both Full Size and Compact models. Features include a matte black finish slide with brush polished flats, aluminum alloy frame and intricately checkered rosewood […]

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Reader’s Mail

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:40

Law to arm congressmen doesn’t go far enough Dear Editor: That the Congress is advocating a bill to allow its members to carry concealed anywhere in the US except on Capitol Hill and the White House makes two facts self-evident. That armed response on the spot is the only truly effective response deterrent in the […]

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Monthly Bullet

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00

Gun Rights Policy Conference set for Texas Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Second Amendment activists and advocates from across the map will converge in Dallas, TX, next month for the 32nd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC). Co-sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, the GRPC will […]

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Legislative Update August 15, 2017

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:38

by Tanya Metaksa Latest developments— Fed. Legislative: H.R. 3576; H.R. 2810, Appropriations bill for Justice, H.R. 2706; H.R.38/S.446; Interior Dept: proposed regulation; Judicial: Englund v. World Pawn-J&G, Glass, Moore & Carter v. University of Texas, State of Florida v. Liletha Rutherford, Peruta v. California; Duncan v. Becerra Politics: VA; State Legislation: California, Maine, Massachusetts, New […]

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Seattle Disclosure Confirms ‘Gun Violence Tax’ Failure

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:31

By Dave Workman Senior Editor More than a year after TGM filed a Public Records Act request with the City of Seattle for its “gun violence tax” revenue, the city – under court order – finally released data that confirmed what tax opponents long suspected, that the revenue forecast was grossly overestimated. The city provided […]

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Hodgdon’s ‘Annual Manual’ a must for cartridge reloaders

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:00

Review by | Dave Workman | Senior Editor Spanning 168 pages this year, Hodgdon’s Annual Manual is a “must have” for metallic cartridge reloaders, and the 2017 edition includes new data for CFE BLK, the cartridge fouling eraser propellant that was developed for the .300 AC Blackout cartridge. This year’s edition has updates for 32 […]

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A solid reference source for cartridges and ballistics

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 05:00

Review by | Larry S. Sterett | Contributing Editor AMMO & BALLISTICS 6, For Hunters, Shooters, and Collectors, by Bob Forker. ©2017. Published by Safari Press, Dept. TGM, PO Box 3095, Long Beach, CA 90803. Price: $26.95, plus shipping. It may be available at many bookstores, including Amazon, or through Safaripress.com. This 544-page softbound volume […]

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WA Supremes Side with Seattle on ‘Gun Violence Tax’

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:04

By Dave Workman Senior Editor The Washington State Supreme Court has upheld the authority of the City of Seattle to impose a so-called “gun violence tax” on the sale of firearms and ammunition within city limits, sending a shockwave through the Northwest firearms community that hoped the tax would be found illegal under the state’s […]

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Book introduces children to guns

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:38

Review by | Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor SAFETY ON: An introduction to the world of firearms for children, by Yehuda Remer. ©2017. Published by White Feather Press. Oversize soft cover. Price $14.95. Separate companion coloring book; $12.95. Available from Amazon.com Accidental firearms fatalities in America have reached an all-time low, but children remain […]

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Will Congress take up arms for personal defense?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:11

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor Congress is seldom of one mind on any single subject. However, the shocking baseball diamond shooting in Alexandria, VA, on June 14 in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was critically wounded, and others injured, seems to have focused congressional attention on the need for personal defense. […]

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SAF ‘Travel Advisory’ On California Erupts on Social Media

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:17

By Dave Workman Senior Editor When the Second Amendment Foundation issued a “travel advisory” to American gun owners to avoid traveling to or through California, social media erupted and the announcement went viral, according to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. It was the first time the organization had taken such an […]

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Special load for the 38 Special: THE SHOTSHELL

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:27

by Art Merrill | Contributing Editor The 38 Special remains ubiquitous, but there’s one unique load that gets little attention: the shotshell. In addition to dealing with rattlesnakes under the porch steps, handgun shotshells are also useful for up-close vermin of rat size—or even rabid-dog size, with larger shot. Loaded and used properly, handgun shotshells […]

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Industry News

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:24

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor Cabela’s Incorporated said July 11 that its shareholders approved the company’s sale to Bass Pro Shops of Springfield, MO, as reported by KY3 TV. The vote was at Cabela’s headquarters IN Sidney, NE, following the announcement earlier in July by the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had […]

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Updated Report on Concealed Carry: 16.3 Million Are Packing

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:21

By Dave Workman Senior Editor Concealed carry numbers are skyrocketing across the country, and in 11 states, more than ten percent of the adult population is licensed to carry, according to a new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The 61 page report, titled “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2017,” […]

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Product Spotlight

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:00

New Dueling Tree target from Birchwood Casey® The new Dueling Tree AR500 Centerfire Handgun Target from Birchwood Casey® provides fast-paced action that you can see and hear. The AR500 Dueling Tree features six paddles that are 6” in diameter and 3/8” thick. The paddles are constructed of tough, durable AR500 steel. The Dueling Tree has […]

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Media matters

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:00

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor I’m old enough to remember Edward R. Murrow, Eric Sevaried and Howard K. Smith, a few of the more famous lions of television news back when there were just three major television networks. These were sober, professional journalists who based their news reports on solid facts, not just […]

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Readers’ Forum

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:00

Massachusetts can’t Impose tax on firearms Dear Editor: Re: The added gun tax proposed in MA. “…propose increasing taxes on firearms by 4.75 percent…” Rights cannot be taxed, or they are not rights. It is “settled law” by the US Supreme Court, that a right cannot be taxed, from a “licensing right” to hand out […]

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Legislative Update July 18, 2017

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:38

by Tanya Metaksa  Latest developments— Fed. Legislative: H.R. 2810, Appropriations bill for Justice, H.R. 2706; H.R.38/S.446; Judicial: Glass, Moore & Carter v. University of Texas, State of Florida v. Liletha Rutherford, Peruta v. California; Duncan v. Becerra Politics: GA, SC State Legislation: California, Massachusetts, Ohio 115th Congress H.R. 2810, The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), […]

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Monthly Bullet

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:00

Pelosi confuses NRA’s role with intelligence community House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to confuse the National Rifle Association with the National Security Agency during remarks on May 23 at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2017 Fiscal Summit, according to the Washington Free Beacon. While being interviewed by CNN’s Dana Bash, Pelosi discussed the […]

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GAO denies Glock’s MHS protest, but firm wins major new contracts

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 05:00

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor In early June Glock got some bad news followed immediately by two pieces of good news. The bad was that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) had denied Glock’s protest of the Army’s award of the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract to Sig Sauer. Further details about the GAO’s […]

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