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Brownells makes history, launches Retro Rifles™ line

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:19

By TGM Staff After 79 years in business as the premier supplier of gunsmithing tools, firearms accessories, magazines and ammunition, Brownells has joined the ranks of America’s gun manufacturers. Perhaps it also makes sense that the company’s first firearms are legitimately old school—retro AR-15 rifles. The offering provides an opportunity for people to own authentic […]

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Opinion: Let’s Get This Straight: Gun Control is Not Gun ‘Safety’

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:52

Opinion By Dave Workman Senior Editor In the aftermath of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, news reports including one in the Washington Post have repeatedly referred to “gun safety” groups that have “jumped into the post-Parkland fray,” but that is a glaring – and perhaps deliberate – error on the part of the […]

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WaPo/ABC Poll: Dems Think Tough Gun Laws Prevent Attacks, Republicans say ‘No’

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:16

By Dave Workman Senior Editor Underscoring a national divide on guns between Democrats and Republicans, an ABC News/Washington Post survey has revealed that 86 percent of Democrats think stricter laws would have prevented the Florida high school shooting, but only 29 percent of Republicans agree, the Post reported. “The falloff in support for restricting assault weapons […]

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Legislative Update Feb. 12, 2017

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:42

by Tanya Metaksa Latest developments— Fed. Legislative: Bump stocks review ATF; H.R. 2810, H.R.38/S.446; H.R. 447; H.R. 3576; Appropriations bill for Justice, H.R. 2706; Interior: Secretarial Order 3362; Judicial: State of Wisconsin v. Amanda L. Longley, Illinois v. Julio Chairez; Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc., et al. v. City of Cleveland; New York State Rifle […]

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50th Anniversary of Western ‘Masterpiece’ Looms

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:30

  by Dave Workman Senior Editor   By remarkable coincidence, as the 50th anniversary of a western film classic that has been called a “masterpiece” looms, a story in Smithsonian.com has put the lie to arguments from anti-gunners that the country is in danger of turning into the “Wild West” if gun laws are relaxed. […]

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Product spotlight

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:24

FN adds Maryland compliant ARs FN America, LLC has announced the release of two new state-compliant FN 15® models for Maryland residents. The FN 15 MD Heavy Barrel Carbine and FN 15 MD Heavy Barrel Rifle meet the state of Maryland’s requirements for sale with the heavy barrel profile, limited 10-round magazine capacity and other […]

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Massachusetts warns gunnies on bump stock ban

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:15

Authorities in Massachusetts mailed a notice to all individuals holding firearms licenses and firearms identification cards on Jan. 12 warning of the new state law making possession of a “bump stock” or “trigger crank” subject to criminal prosecution. Sale or transfer of those accessories was prohibited immediately after passage of the law right after the […]

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Legislative Update Jan 30, 2018

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:11

by Tanya Metaksa Latest developments— Fed. Legislative: Bump stocks review ATF; H.R. 2810, H.R.38/S.446; H.R. 447; H.R. 3576; Appropriations bill for Justice, H.R. 2706; Judicial: Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club, Ltd. v. Small; State Legislation: Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia 115th Congress (1st session) […]

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Monthly Bullet

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:04

Justice Department said investigating Harvard Apparently, there is trouble in academic paradise. The US Justice Department said in November that it is investigating Harvard University’s admissions policies and accused the school of refusing to cooperate, ratcheting up a fight that could have implications for affirmative action policies on campuses across the country, according to the […]

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New York’s licensing crisis

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:52

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor A little known provision of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act is causing huge headaches for county officials and all of an estimated 1 million pistol permit holders outside New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, that already have renewal pistol licensing. Under the SAFE […]

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Reader’s Forum

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:43

Weinstein deserves prison while LaPierre can retire Dear Editor: In reference to TGM Nov. 2017, “Weinstein targets NRA in expiation.” Weinstein, who simply represents many of Hollywood’s elite leading Democrat female predators, an anti-civil rights and disreputable BIG SHOT, the emperor reprobate and sexual psychopath and lunatic sickie who now demands to rectify a sordid […]

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‘California Here We Go,’ Says Firearms Icon Weatherby

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:56

By Dave Workman Senior Editor Legendary firearms manufacturer Weatherby has announced that it is moving its operations to Wyoming and leaving the California headquarters it has occupied for decades. The announcement came on the first day of the 40th annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas. According to Ed Weatherby, the […]

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Take a glance at new optics debuting at SHOT Show ‘18

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:03

There’s always something new for hunters and shooters in the optics arena with the arrival of a new year, and that’s certainly the case for 2018. For example, Bushnell has announced a new Elite Tactical XRS II riflescope that has several features long range precision shooters will appreciate. It’s a 4.5-30x50mm model with the capability […]

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A mixed bag of tricks for shooters out shopping

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:34

by Scott Smith | Contributing Editor The holidays are upon us and while sugar plums dance in your heads, I have been pondering the upcoming SHOT Show. The last few weeks my inbox has seen an increase of “Black Friday Sales” and what’s hot and new for the 2018 SHOT Show. Without a doubt there […]

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Ruger’s Newest Redhawk A .357 Mag. 8-Shooter

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:44

By Dave Workman Senior Editor Wearing a 5.5-inch barrel, the new stainless steel Ruger Redhawk revolver chambered for the potent .357 Magnum cartridge is an 8-shooter that is both accurate and, thanks to the 49-ounce weight, comfortable on recoil.   TGM got a chance to run this wheelgun through its paces at the annual Media […]

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National gun manufacturer first to accept Bitcoin for purchases

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:13

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor Frontier Tactical announced in December the acceptance of cryptocurrency, becoming the first in the industry to accept Bitcoin for purchases. Frontier Tactical, located in Brooksville, FL, is a disabled veteran owned manufacturer that claims it is bringing innovation and modularity to the already market-proven AR-15 platform, saying it […]

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Early planning is essential in arranging successful events

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:35

by James C. Fulmer | Past President, NMLRA January is the first month of the new year on the Gregorian calendar, which is used all over the world. The month is named for the Roman god Janus. In Roman mythology, Janus was a god with two faces that looked in opposite directions. One face looked […]

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FBI Trump-Russia Probe Reportedly Looking at NRA

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:51

  By Dave Workman Senior Editor The ongoing FBI investigation into whether Russia helped influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election took a strange turn with a report by McClatchy that investigators are trying to determine whether a “top Russian banker” identified as Alexander Torshin may have “illegally funneled” money to the National Rifle […]

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AP Analysis of Police Gun Sales Exaggerates a Problem

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:28

By Dave Workman Senior Editor An Associated Press analysis showing that “more than a dozen guns” sold by police agencies in Washington State since 2010 have turned up in subsequent investigations, but a bit of work with a pocket calculator suggests that this is the case with a relative handful of guns. The AP story […]

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The real skinny on New York’s vaunted ‘assault weapons” laws

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:00

Review by | Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor NEW YORK ASSAULT WEAPON LAW, by Jerold E. Levine. ©2017. Published by LawTech Publications, 5 Sunrise Plaza, Suite 102, Valley Stream, NY 11580; phone: 212-482-8830. Loose leaf bound, 418 pages, with B&W illustrations. $44.95, including tax and shipping. Jerry Levine, the author of this book, is […]

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