Op-Ed: Thomas Jefferson’s “Assault Rifle” – The Girardoni Air Rifle

The Girardoni air rifle was a 22-shot, magazine-fed, nearly silent .46 caliber repeating rifle adopted in 1780 by the Austrian Army. Thomas Jefferson purchased two of these rifles, which he sent west with Lewis and Clark. Does it have a high-capacity magazine? Got it! Is it capable of firing 22 aimed shots in a minute? Got it! Is it a military weapon? Got it! Was it manufactured during the...

Independence Day

With the upcoming holiday, let's look at what it might mean to some people…a day off with pay, just a day off, family, friends, cookouts, reunions or just a day to lounge and watch the fireworks. As for me, I think of our Constitution, our founding fathers, our Bill of Rights, our military men and women who are performing their duties to protect our freedom. “FREEDOM”. We say it often, exclaiming...

Headline: Dayton store owner shoots, kills suspected robber

Dayton news media are reporting on an armed robbery case in which a store owner successfully defended himself from two armed assailants. From WHIO (Dayton CBS) : The owner of Step N Style, a clothing store in Dayton, fatally shot a person following an attempted robbery this morning. Police said the incident appears to be self-defense. Shortly after 11 a.m., two people walked into the store at...

World War II Soldiers Honored During 2014 National Trophy Matches First Shot Ceremony

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – In recognition of the heroism many soldiers displayed 70 years ago to the day, at the Battle of Saint Lo in Normandy, France, and the Battle of Saipan in the South Pacific, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will be bringing the sights and sounds of these great conflicts to the shores of Lake Erie at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014. Please join us at the ranges of Camp...

Celebrating Independence

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and...

National Hunting and Fishing Day to Take Place September 27, 2014

Each year, outdoorsmen and women celebrate efforts taken to conserve our heritage. National Hunting and Fishing Day is important to each. Conserving wildlife and the lands that house what we all enjoy are of the utmost importance. This year the National Shooting Sports Foundation once again announces its continued, major sponsorship of National Hunting and Fishing Day. NHF Day is set to take...

Tusk to tusk: This is our battle too

It may surprise those who are quicker to visit a gun show than an art museum, but many of the latter will actually feature a firearms display. Guns are frequently objects that artists have lavished loving, hard work on with ornate engraving, gold, silver and ivory inlay, if not full ivory stocks. You see, even those who may not like guns can still appreciate guns when they are done as art. One...

Op-Ed: Don Kates – Second Amendment Centerpost

Don Kates is a catalyst in the chemical reaction of criminology and Second Amendment constitutional law scholarship. More than most people, Kates efforts were responsible for the reconfirmation of that individual right by the United States Supreme Court. Kates is the intersection of a stereotypical college professor (which he is) and a rabid activist (which he might deny). Yet his intelligent...

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