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18.5 Million Guns Sold in 2021

2021 was the second-best year on record for gun sales. Americans bought more than 18.5 million guns, according to an industry analysis of FBI background check data. That puts the 2021 numbers about 12 percent off the all-time record set in 2020. But it also puts 2021 40 percent ahead of 2019’s total. “The fact that over 18.5 million Americans chose lawfully purchase a firearm in 2021 is...

Handgun Hunting Basics

"I plan on taking the biggest buckshot on the hunt with this six-shooter," I replied, smiling. I was the last of eight hunters to shoot, and I planned it that way. I made a big deal of loading six Hornady 240-grain XTP rounds into the revolver's cylinder. Then resting the handgun on a sandbag for a rest, I cocked the hammer, got solid, and fired at the 100-yard target. My first shot hit a half-...

PODCAST: What the 2022 Elections Mean for Gun Rights and How You Can Get Involved

The Keep and Bear Radio podcast is hosted on Podbean and is also available on Apple , Google , Spotify , iHeartRadio and many other platforms. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. How to Listen to Podcasts on Your Mobile Phone *** Episode 49: We're in an election year and the pundits are saying there could be a massive red wave taking back the U.S. House and Senate...

Experts in Firearm Safety, Teen Suicide Prevention Launch Webinar: 'Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms'

View the webinar recording HERE . NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), in partnership with mental health experts from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and George Washington University, released a recorded webinar video to help parents of teens recognize signs that their children may be facing mental health challenges—and share resources on how to...

Ohio’s Deer Hunters have Successful Muzzleloader Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio hunters completed the 2022 muzzleloader season with 12,141 deer checked from Saturday, Jan. 8 to Tuesday, Jan. 11, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Over the past three years, an average of 11,501 deer were taken with a muzzleloader during the same four-day period. Top 10 counties for deer harvested during the 2022...

ATF’s new unfinished gun receiver rule is on hold as ATF seeks answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- The industry and the public have been anxiously awaiting the new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) rule on unfinished frames and receivers. We now have an idea where the ATF might be in the process, thanks to emails from the ATF’s Office of Regulatory Affairs obtained by Gun Owners of America (GOA). The wait probably will not be days or...

Doctors Don’t Follow Their Own Orders

Readers are likely familiar with doctors’ attempts to position themselves as uniquely qualified to dictate firearms-related policy. Professional medical associations have a long history of producing recommendations they claim are “evidence-based” without any actual evidence or, worse, acknowledging the lack of evidence but demanding the policy still be enacted. Well, it turns out surgeons don’t...

Gun Control and the Elastic Meaning of “Transfer”— Colorado Court Moves the Needle

One of laws championed by the gun-grabbing crowd is the so-called universal background check, in which private sales of firearms are subjected to a criminal background check, fees, and paperwork. What gun control advocates fail to make clear, though, is that their concept of “sale” extends to firearm “transfers,” being gifts, loans and any other transaction, regardless of how temporary, where...

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