FNS-40 Content Contest: The Burden of Guardianship

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By Adam Caporello Small town America did me no favors. The quaint Massachusetts village of less than 6,000 had no crime to speak of, so doors were kept unlocked at…

You’re Damned Right the Police are Militarized. So?

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  Reader BgreeneA3 writes: I keep hearing the term “police militarization” thrown around here. To that I ask, when have the police NOT been militarized? Police, sheriff or any law…

FNS-40 Contest Entry: Why My Hippie Girlfriend Loves To Shoot

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By Kirk Butts Guns have been a part of my life since I could realize that I was, in fact, alive. From an early age I was taught by my…

“This is not Tokyo, this is not Finland. This is the United States of America.” – Texas Lieutenant Governor candidate Dan Patrick, To GOP, gun rights a big weapon for votes [at dallasnews.com]

Quote of the Day: God Bless Texas Edition

“This is not Tokyo, this is not Finland. This is the United States of America.” – Texas Lieutenant Governor candidate Dan Patrick, To GOP, gun rights a big weapon for…

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FNS-40 Contest Entry: From Hesitant to Healed

  By Kristen May I grew up in a family where wild game, from pheasant and duck, to antelope and deer, was a regular feature of the table. I can remember fighting…

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New From Essency: GunSonics! Hearing Protection App

If you’re like a lot of us, you double up your hearing pro, especially when shooting indoors. Some type of in-the-ear plugs under a pair of muffs. On the plus…

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Book Review: The M16A1 Rifle-Operation and Preventive Maintenance

By Melvin Johnson The M16 rifle has been in U.S. military service for nearly five decades. Some features such as barrel length, calibers, sighting options, and choice of hand guards…

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FNS-40 Contest Entry: Navigating The Hash of States’ Gun Laws

  By Jonathan Yaphet Gun laws suck. Yes, truly groundbreaking stuff you just read, I’m sure. What I am addressing specifically, though, are state carry laws. People who carry (or…

FNS-40 Contest Entry: Gun Review – Smith and Wesson M&P9 Pro Series

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By John Sager In my relatively limited time as a gun enthusiast, I’ve found that there are at least two groups of people who commonly get screwed over in the…

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Quote of the Day: Vindication Edition

  “This tragedy comes down to his access to guns of mass destruction. At a scrawny 112 pounds he was not much of a physical threat. With his Bushmaster AR-15…

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Have Retailers Been Hoarding All The .22 LR Ammo?

  Reader David B. writes: For some time, I have been pondering where all the .22 ammo is going. Our Wal-Mart gets a small shipment every Wednesday and our Dick’s…