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Holiday Gift Ideas

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:00

by Scott Smith | Contributing Editor It’s hard to get excited about the coming of Christmas with the disasters wrought on our country by hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as the 80+ temperatures of late summer. As badly as our country is hurting we the American public are helping the folks in Florida and […]

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The ‘Bump-Stock’ doesn’t do that

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:02

by J, B. Wood | Contributing Editor “Bump Stock!” The term was probably coined by some media person, ignorant of firearms and the laws of mechanical motion. The “Bump-Stock” does not “bump” anything. I’ll admit that I have never handled one, but from photos I’ve seen, its operation is obvious. The stock is held firmly […]

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Revealing government callousness to balance the scales of justice

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:34

Review by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor I’M FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND I’M HERE TO KILL YOU: The True Human Cost of Official Negligence, by David T. Hardy. ©2017. Published by Skyhorse Publishing Inc., New York, NY, Distributed by Perseus Distribution, Phone: 800-343-4499. Hard cover, 239 pages, MSRP Price $24.99. Also available online. Don’t […]

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Storybook teaches gun safety for youngsters

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:42

Review by Robert B Young, MD BROWNIE BEAR TEACHES GUN SAFETY, by B.L. Brown. ©2016, Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. Soft cover, illustrated. 28 pages. Price $10, available in stores and online booksellers. On the heels of two prior reviews of books helping us educate children about firearms (Safety On by Yehuda Remer and […]

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More suppressor information in illustrated Sweeney book

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:39

Review by J. David Truby, PhD GUN DIGEST BOOK OF SUPPRESSORS, by Patrick Sweeney. ©2016. Published by Gun Digest. Paperback. Illustrated. 256 pages. Price about $20. Even less for the e-book edition. Thorough and well researched are good descriptions for this comprehensive review of the “what, how, where and why” of suppressors, the current semi-PC […]

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Heckler & Koch VP9 pistol allows grip adjustment two ways

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:06

b by J.B. Wood | Contributing Editor This seems to be the age of the polymer-frame striker-fired pistol. The US Military even adopted one, recently. One of the advantages of this type is that with the action parts in a sub-frame, the grip-frame can vary, drastically. It can be tailored for different hand sizes, made […]

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A rendezvous and marketfaire with a Thanksgiving history

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:26

by James C Fulmer | Past President, NMLRA November is a time when we as American’s traditionally give thanks to God for our blessings for the previous year in the celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday celebrated in this country goes back to 1621 when the first pilgrims in Plymouth, MA, gave thanks […]

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Breaking: Washington State Tops 590K Concealed Pistol Licenses

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:24

By Dave Workman Senior Editor The Washington State Department of Licensing reported Tuesday afternoon that the state has passed the 590,000 mark for active concealed pistol licenses, indicating continued growth in the number of legally-armed citizens. This comes just one week before a bitterly-contested legislative race that could change the balance of power in the […]

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Hand-crafted Randall Knives part of history

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:45

by R.K. Campbell | Contributing Editor Among the legendary blades to come along the past one hundred years or so is the Randall knife. Along with the Ek Commando knife the best known Randall knife is a combat blade developed for use during World War Two. The business grew by leaps and bounds following the […]

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No evidence gun ‘buybacks’ reduce crime, researchers say

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:07

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor Gun “buybacks”—more properly probably buyups—have been held in the United States since the early 1990s based on the premise that taking firearms off the street will help make communities safer, but academic research into the subject has found no evidence that these events actually contribute to a reduction in […]

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Gun Rights Champion John Snyder Passes

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 15:59

  John M. Snyder, long known as a champion of the Second Amendment, passed away Oct. 22. He was 79. A veteran of the gun rights battle, Snyder had been a long time lobbyist and also worked with and helped found the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA). He also […]

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Dems Push Old Agenda as IL Lawmakers Reject Bump Stock Ban

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 15:47

By Dave Workman Senior Editor Anti-gun Capitol Hill Democrats and their gun prohibitionist cheerleaders are once again pushing an agenda that seems to have become their “one-size-fits-all” solution to violent crimes, even though none of the measures they want adopted would have prevented the mayhem. This comes as lawmakers in Illinois rejected a proposed ban […]

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Tartaro to Gun Rights Conference: ‘We need activism like never before!’

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:20

by Dave Workman | Senior Editor Hours before he was honored by the Second Amendment Foundation with a Lifetime Achievement Award, SAF President Joe Tartaro told a large audience at the 32nd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Dallas on Sept. 30 that in order to “make the Second Amendment great again,” gun owners need […]

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Monthly Bullet

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:43

Armed police chief told to leave doctor’s office Conroe, TX, Police Chief Philip Dupuis is allowed by law to open carry a firearm anywhere in the State of Texas, but apparently not in some “gun free” doctor’s offices. Dupuis was asked to leave the Texas Ear Nose and Throat Specialists office in The Woodlands one […]

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Product Spotlight

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:45

Christensen Arms releases new Mesa Long Range Rifle Building upon the successful Mesa line, Christensen Arms is expanding their steel-barreled offerings with the Mesa Long Range. The new Mesa Long Range rifle was created to offer both precision shooters and long range hunters the ideal, long-range precision rifle. The medium Palma stainless steel barrel, mated […]

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The Right Side of Us

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:26

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor Symbols are important, at least to some people. To others, they are little more than a meaningless emoji. The problem seems to be what the symbols represent. Much has been written and said recently about the evil connotations of statuary honoring long dead heroes of a longer dead […]

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Reader’s Forum

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:20

Reader offers thoughts on July issue of TGM Dear Editor: Re: Don Schwartz’s “Massachusetts can’t Impose tax on firearms,” legislators there seem to think otherwise. What is especially hard to take is the fact that the courts allow these money grabbers to get away with such crap. On “Media matters,” Joe Tartaro’s piece in same […]

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The illuminating trial saga of a self-defense confrontation

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:57

Review by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor THE SANTA SHOOTER: Guilty until proven innocent, by Marcus Allen Weldon. ©2017. Published by True Vine Publishing, Nashville, TN. 220 page Paperback. Prices: $20 in print; less in e-book form and discounted by Amazon and other online book stores. This is autobiographical account of an actual defensive […]

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How Air Force bureaucrats failed to stop a killer and a rogue pilot

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:00

Review by | Chris Bird WARNINGS UNHEEDED: TWIN TRAGEDIES AT FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, by Andy Brown. ©t 2016. Published by WU Press, Spokane, Wash. List Price $19.99. Trade paperback, available on Amazon. In June 1994, Andy Brown was a Security Police officer in his early twenties at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, WA. […]

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Feinstein Admits Gun Laws Couldn’t Have Prevented Las Vegas

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:10

  By Dave Workman Senior Editor Second Amendment activists and gun control proponents were equally surprised when anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) admitted to CBS’ “Face the Nation” that no gun control law could have prevented mass killer Stephen Paddock from launching his deadly attack in Las Vegas on Oct. 2. Asked by host John Dickerson […]

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