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Guns Trickle in to Australia Turn-in

U.S. policymakers, NRA-ILA, and even some of the most ardent anti-gun researchers, have long understood that gun turn-in programs do not hinder criminal violence. Despite the overwhelming evidence, the Land Down Under is currently in the midst of a National Firearms Amnesty program that aims to rid the country of its illegally possessed guns. Given the results so far, it appears unlikely the...

Report on Heller Aftermath Reinforces Urgent Need for Congressional Action

Award-winning journalist John Stossel published a report [recently] that provides a timely reminder that – nearly a decade after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller – law abiding gun owners are still routinely persecuted and punished for exercising their rights. Stossel’s report profiled harmless travelers caught up in New York City’s draconian approach to gun...

Mike DeWine joins 20 other state attorneys general to defend Second Amendment rights

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Twenty-one state Attorneys General have filed a joint amici curiae, or “friends of the court,” brief supporting the petitioning of the U.S. Supreme Court by plaintiffs, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, to take up Kolbe v. Hogan , the case in which the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decided Maryland could ban semi-automatic modern sporting rifles on grounds they...

F Stands for FAIL: Magnets – 1, “Smart Gun” Technology – 0

The news broke [recently] that the “smart gun” which many gun control advocates hoped would usher in the brave new world of mandatory user recognition technology is … if not exactly a fraud … a good example of common arguments made against smart guns. According to an article in Wired magazine , the $1,800 .22 LR pistol that made such a splash with gun controllers upon its debut is easily hacked...

Arming Teachers, a Countermeasure to Active Killers

As a retired law enforcement officer, in my second career of training police officers, one of my proprietary courses was Tactical 1st Responder ©, the responses to Rapid Mass Murder©, which was eventually attended by officers from ten states. Having researched Rapid Mass Murder© by the random acts of active killers back to 1975, I discovered that the primary target of this type of homicide was...

Op-Ed: FBI Report on Congressional Baseball Shooting Quietly Debunks Gun-Controllers’ Talking Points

The FBI has published a brief report on the shooting in Alexandria. It is devastating to the idea that the gun-control measures presently coveted by the Democratic party would have done something to prevent the attack. Over the past two decades, Democrats have focused on three major proposals for reform. They are: 1) That all private transfers should be contingent upon a federal background check...

Justice Department Terminates and Repudiates Operation Chokepoint

[Last] week the Department of Justice made clear that the Obama Administration’s underhanded attack on the gun industry using the banking system - better known as Operation Chokepoint - is over. In a strongly-worded letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) dated August 16, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd assured the chairman that the operation has been...

Ohio judge returns fire after being ambushed; attacker dead

Media outlets around the country are reporting that Jefferson County, Ohio Common Pleas Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was able to protect his own life by using his concealed handgun to return fire after being ambushed outside the courthouse in Steubenville on Monday. His assailant was eventually shot dead by a nearby probation officer. Another man who was accompanying the attacker is currently in...

Nearly 1100 Teachers and Staff Members in 12 States Get "Armed" Active Killer Training

When an active killer targets a school, the standard protocol is to wait for law enforcement to arrive on the scene to stop the violence. In 2013, that protocol started to change for many schools, with the introduction of the FASTER Saves Lives program , which provides lethal force training and medical response to teachers and staff members. Now, after five years, FASTER Saves Lives has trained...

Ohio Boy Scout installs FASTER Trauma Kits in school, trains teachers on use

In 2014, Buckeye Firearms Foundation announced an initiative to put a trauma kit in every school building in Ohio. Now, one Boy Scout from northwest Ohio accomplished that goal by providing kits and medical training to his local school as an Eagle project. Levi Baus, a 15-year-old Life Scout from rural Archbold, Ohio, recently completed an extensive Eagle project involving the purchase and...

Appeals Court Schools D.C. on Heller’s Meaning, Invalidates “May-Issue” Concealed Carry Licensing

In a major development in the ongoing effort to restore the Second Amendment in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion on Tuesday [July 25] that would effectively require D.C. officials to make concealed carry licenses available on a “shall-issue” basis. The court’s decision comes in the combined cases of Wrenn v. D.C. and Grace v. D.C...

The Media's (and Retailers') One Dimensional Viewpoint on Softening Gun Sales

Instructors, whether they're teaching driving, flying, tactical shooting or scuba diving share a common viewpoint on tunnel vision: generally speaking, it's a bad thing. Tunnel vision focuses you on a single point when you should still be thinking wide. Tunnel vision is how a child learning to ride a bicycle can invariably center-punch a tree surrounded by open yard. They were focused on the tree...

Poll Shocker: “Overwhelming” Support for More Background Checks is Actually Rather Underwhelming

Lacking evidence that gun control restrictions reduce crime or enhance public safety, proponents of such measures seek to justify them by misleading messages, misciting statistics, or pointing to a “groundswell” of popular support, alleging that an overwhelming majority of the general public/gun owners/NRA members/Green Party voters support whatever new restriction it is that’s being proposed...

SHOCK: Persons obtain 70+ firearms without background check

According to so-called "common-sense" gun control extremists like Mark Kelley's "Americans for Responsible Solutions," all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed,...

SIG's P320: Owning An Issue

With a firestorm of controversy swirling around videos which have demonstrated that in a particular circumstance (a drop at the angle of -30 degrees) the SIG P320 pistol is capable of firing, a single question seems to be at the forefront of everyone's minds: is the SIG SAUER P320 pistol safe? "The P320," Tom Taylor, SIG SAUER's CMO & EVP of sales, declares flatly, "is the safest striker...

Sig Sauer announces "Voluntary Upgrade" to address P320 drop-tests

What seemingly began as Internet rumors about Sig Sauer's striker-fired semi-automatic pistol, the P320, has now developed into an issue the company officials decided they must address. Speculation about the safety of the P320 began circulating on the Internet, with some commenters citing language in the owner's manual warning about the potential for the pistol to fire if dropped. Others judged...

Run, Hide, Perish – Survival Do’s and Don’ts from Across the Pond

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advises persons at risk of harm from an active shooter to “Run, Hide, Fight” (in that order), recommending “fight” – incapacitating or “attempt[ing] to take the active shooter down” – if all else fails. In the United Kingdom, police and counter-terrorism authorities like the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the London Metropolitan Police...

Shootin' Southern Style

Perhaps it is a sign of aging but it seems I like old things - old dogs, old cars and in this case old shotguns. Nostalgia for the way things used to be just sneaks up like another birthday. I really appreciate the classic side by side shotguns made in the late 1890s through to just before World War II. There is something about this time in shotgun making that produced guns with a graceful lines...

The Time for National Reciprocity is NOW

Concealed carry works. It's been proven over many decades. And the time for National Reciprocity is now. Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 3, 2017, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R.38) calls for reciprocity in all 50 states. Here's the summary from Congress.gov : This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a...

So...when is it ok to be against private property rights?

Editor's Note: This article, originally published on our website August 29, 2005, is being published in response to the Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial " Ohio House puts gun rights over property rights ," which falsely claims that "HB 233 would effectively yank the right of private property owners to prohibit those with concealed-handgun licenses from carrying concealed weapons onto their...

NRA Statement on Trump Administration's Aggressive Enforcement of Federal Firearm Laws

Fairfax, Va.— Three months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to crack down on illegal firearm possession, prosecutions of these crimes have risen by 23 percent. Violent criminals are now facing consequences for their illegal actions. At the same time, the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners are being respected under the Trump administration. “The National Rifle...

More Concealed Carriers Than Ever!

When the Crime Prevention Research Center released it's "Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2017" report last [month], it kicked off a lot of interest on both sides of the county's "gun debate." The gist of the report's pretty simple: millions of people are taking advantage of the right to legally carry concealed firearms. So many, in fact, that in eleven of the 50 states...

NSSF Declares August National Shooting Sports Month

NEWTOWN, Conn. — There are countless celebration days and months in America, and now the shooting sports have one of their own. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has declared August to be National Shooting Sports Month, a time to celebrate one of America's great pastimes — target shooting — and to encourage newcomers and experienced shooters to #LETSGOSHOOTING. NSSF developed the...

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