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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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Muzzleloading horn guild highlights busy July match and event calendar

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:24

by James C. Fulmer | Past President, NMLRA The year is flying by with so many events spilling into the next. It seems like it was yesterday the Honourable Company of Horners were holding their annual conference at the US Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA, last March. The National Muzzle Loading Rifle […]

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‘Wingo?’ Really? Cartridges for the campfire roundtable

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:20

by Art Merrill | Contributing Editor Summertime is camping time for most of America. Camping means sleeping on rocks, eating burnt food, shooting .22s and sitting around the campfire. That latter practice entails inevitable discussions of guns and the tossing about of related factoids. When you decide to get away from your loading bench for […]

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Hundreds of Detroit women attend free gun lesson event

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:40

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor Hundreds of metro Detroit women attended a free day-long event that featured lessons on gun safety, 9mm pistol range instruction and personal protection. Almost 600 women of all ages and races showed up for the sixth annual event on May 21 at the five-star Top Gun Shooting Sports […]

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Florida Case Challenging OC Ban Petitions for SCOTUS Review

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:45

By Dave Workman | Senior Editor Attorneys representing a Florida man challenging that state’s ban on open carry have petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) for review. The petition brief, unintentionally or otherwise, has highlighted something of a dilemma for the courts. In Florida, the state Supreme Court majority ruled that the […]

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Classic leather and polymer: two modern carry options

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:15

by John Markwell | Contributing Editor   Over the years, we have been accused of having many weaknesses. Searching for the Holy Grail of holsters is one that we proudly share with many handgunners. Below are two of the latest rigs to cross the threshold of the gun room. They are from differing genres: one […]

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‘Gun violence epidemic’ is ‘Fake News’

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:34

By Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman Only a couple of hours after Congressman Steve Scalise and three other people, including a Capitol police officer, had been shot by a would-be mass killer, perennially anti-gun Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a press briefing in Alexandria that “ we lose 93 million Americans” every day to guns. […]

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Montana loosens knife blade law

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:35

Montana has reformed an important knife law that now allows for the concealed carry of a knife with a blade longer than 4 inches, according to Knife Rights.org. Gov. Steve Bullock allowed HB 251 to become law without his signature. The new statute, which becomes effective Oct. 1, also removed several implements from a list […]

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Product Spotlight

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 05:00

Case introduces the Ocean Blue Bone series Riding a wave of elegance, Case Cutlery has proudly introduced this Ocean Blue Bone knife series. This new family of hand-crafted cutlery summons the vistas of the sea in bold and subtle color tones in a broad array of folding knife patterns of which the Half Whittler shown […]

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Brink’s selects FN 509™ pistol

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:00

FN America, LLC announced in late April receipt of a long-term firearms contract from Brink’s, Inc., a premier provider of secure logistics and security solutions throughout the United States. After extensive testing of all major pistol manufacturers over the course of nine months, Brink’s has selected the all-new FN 509™ striker-fired 9mm, double-action pistol and […]

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Monthly Bullet

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:14

Baltimore City Council eyes ‘guns for bail’ idea Some urban communities are now grasping at straws in order to appear to be “doing something” about rising rates of gun violence. They’ll even follow the old maxim of “sending a thief to catch a thief.” The Baltimore Sun reported on the proposal, by saying: “Trevor Brooks, […]

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Readers’ Forum

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:53

Poses questions for ACLU on ‘fair’ and ‘reasonable’ Dear Editor: Re: the TGM April story about President Trump signing the legislation revoking the Obama order on putting some elderly people’s names in the NICS database. In the report, there is reference to a supporting op-ed column in USA Today by two staffers of the American […]

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‘Baseball Gunman’ Targeted Republicans; SAF Blames ‘Dem Hate Speech’

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:25

By Dave Workman Senior Editor Almost by reflex following the Alexandria baseball field shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and three other people by a supporter of Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, anti-gun Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe complained about “too many guns on the street” in response to a reporter’s question at the first press briefing. The […]

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Legislative Update June 14, 2017

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 09:31

by Tanya Metaksa Latest developments—2017 Politics: Montana, New Hampshire, New York; Fed. Legislative: H.R. 2620; Judicial: North Country Sportsman’s Club v. Town of Williston; Bauer v. Becerra; Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club; California Lawsuits; Knutson v. Curry; Politics: NH, NY, MT, VA; State Legislation: California, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New […]

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