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New Trump Regs Would Alleviate Registration Costs for Gunsmiths, FFLs

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:01

A new proposed regulation announced this week by the Department of State could alleviate the massive annual registration fee that has for years kept small gunsmiths and FFLs out of business.

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Marines Downsize Squad Formation to 12 Men Outfitted with M27 IARs

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:07

The U.S. Marine Corps announced earlier this month their plans to drastically overhaul the composition of infantry rifle squads, cutting the total number of infantrymen from 13 to 12 but outfitting each member with a new M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR).

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FBI: Concealed Carriers Stopped 8 Percent of Active Shooter Incidents in the Last Two Years

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:32

A new report from the FBI has found that of the 50 “active shooter incidents” in 2016 and 2017, individuals with valid firearm permits successfully stopped four of them. Meaning, good guys with guns saved lives.

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Top Five Autoloading Pocket Pistols

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:37

So, what’s the right height for an autoloading pocket pistol? Based on my top five picks, anywhere from 3.7 to 4.25 inches.

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Meet the Outdoor Writers Who Support Banning Tactical-Style Weapons

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:53

Last week, a group of 11 influencers belonging to the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) published an open letter in The Huffington Post calling for “responsible firearm regulation.”

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NRA Sues NY Gov. Cuomo for Violating First Amendment Rights

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 07:10

Less than a month after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release directing New York insurance companies to “review” their relationship with the NRA, the National Rifle Association has sued the Governor, New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), and DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on First Amendment grounds.

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Illinois Governor’s Safety Plan Includes: Bump Stock Ban, Red Flag Measure, 72-Hour Wait Periods

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:15

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled his “comprehensive safety plan” Monday than includes several unsavory anti-gun measures.

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Vetoes Constitutional Carry

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:38

“Again, I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal, and serve to reassure our citizens that people who are carrying handguns in this state are qualified to do so,” said Fallin.

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RCBS 224 Valkyrie Dies Now in Stock

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:29

RCBS just released a die set for the 224 Valkyrie, which is a huge step forward for this fledgling cartridge. And I got my grubby paws on them, just in time for prairie dog season in the Potato State.

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Democratic Candidate for Congress Says ‘F*ck the NRA’ in TV Ad

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:16

"Fuck the NRA," says congressional candidate Pat Davis in a new ad. "Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers," he continues.

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Check Out the Velociraptor by Aklys Defense: Integrally Suppressed AK

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:07

Aklys Defense is happily teasing their upcoming new gun, the Velociraptor. The Velociraptor is a short-barreled integrally suppressed AK-pattern rifle.

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Bank of America Will Still Stop Lending to AR Makers Despite Giving Loan to Remington

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:58

Reuters reported earlier this week that Bank of America had contributed $43.2 million to a $193 million lending package designed to help Remington recover after emerging from bankruptcy. BoA struck the deal with Big Green before changing its firearms policy, but that didn’t stop David “Boycott Everything” Hogg from criticizing the bank for honoring its commitment.

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Springfield Armory Heavy Operator 10mm w/RMR

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 23:41

Improving on initial success, Springfield Armory is introducing a new variation of both models. Now, you have the factory option of the Heavy Operator with an RMR pre-installed, cut deep into the slide. I predict another big win, this is the perfect set up for a 10mm 1911.

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NRA Pres. Oliver North Calls Certain Anti-Gunners ‘Civil Terrorists’

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 08:24

Not even a full week in office and National Rifle President Oliver North is already making headlines.  Maybe for the wrong reasons…

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New Leupold VX-Freedom Scopes: 10 Things You Should Know & New Service Rifle Optic

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:30

During the 2018 NRA Show in Dallas, Texas, Leupold announced six new models of their VX-Freedom line of scopes.  Here’s a quick rundown on why you should care:
The VX- Freedom line is replacing both the VX-1 and VX-2 line of scopes.
Leupold has figured out how to streamline the manufacturing process and you are essentially getting

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UK Gun Ban Not Working, Gun Crime is on the Rise

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:00

Criminals didn’t stop committing violent crimes after the UK cracked down on legal gun ownership earlier this century. They just started using acid and knives. Now, as criminals do, they’ve figured out how to bypass UK law by using stolen, antique, or decommissioned firearms to kill or injure their victims.

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When it Comes to Guns, Smart is Stupid

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:38

As an instructor who has taught thousands of people, I believe that the only real way to prevent accidents in any age group is through training. I often hear firearm companies market on the fact that you don’t have to pull the trigger to take our XYZ fancy model gun apart. The reason for that is because many people have shot themselves while taking their gun apart. How about we just follow one of the basic safety rules and not point it at ourselves when we pull the trigger?

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Investors Force Ruger to Produce Gun Safety Report

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:05

"The proposal requires Ruger to prepare a report, that's it, a report," said Killoy at the meeting in Prescott, Arizona. "The shareholders have spoken and we will follow through on our obligation to prepare that report in due course."

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No Changes to What Ruger Makes and Sells to Law Abiding Citizens, Despite Shareholder Proposal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:32

Please understand that Ruger was obligated by applicable law to include a shareholder’s activist resolution with its proxy materials for a shareholder vote. With its passage, the proposal requires Ruger to prepare a report. That’s it. A report. What the proposal does not do . . . and cannot do . . . is force us to change our business

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CMP: Only 8,000 1911s Will Be Up for Sale This Fiscal Year

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:59

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) gave us a brief update this week on the status of those highly-coveted surplus 1911s.  Looks like there won’t be as many available for purchase this year as we may have hoped.   “While the National Defense Authorization Act granted transfer of a maximum of 10,000 1911s per year to the […]

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