OK Homeowner With AR-15 Shoots, Kills Three Home Invaders: Defensive Gun Use of the Day

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Remember when Piers Morgan (then of CNN) declared that no one needed an “assault rifle” for self-defense, and none was ever used for same? On Monday afternoon, a young man in…

NRA Targets Red State Democrat Senators

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Senate Democrats will soon have the opportunity to vote on Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination. In recent days, the National Rifle Association sent a letter to Senate leadership, warning of…

Good Guys in Chicago Tool Up

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Not even gun-hating politicians and an anti-gun Cook County sheriff can tame the public’s demand for guns in Chicago. After all, a spike in gun license applications seems a common sense…

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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: Suppressor Haters Caught Promoting Falsehoods as Facts

Guns save life. Suppressors save hearing. These are the facts of life. Suppressors also make you a good neighbor to those around you when you shoot.  Not suprisingly, those opposed…

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Chicago Justice: Get 16.5 years today, scheduled release June 2018

Chicago politicians like to blame guns for their city’s horrendous violent crime problem. But Texas has a whole lot more guns and far less murder and mayhem. Elected officials in…

California Armed Robber Shoots Himself in the Head As He’s Run Over By His Intended Victim

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In a case of divine karma, a Hawthorn, California armed robber almost delivered the taxpayer relief with a shot to his own head. It happened at a Denny’s Restaurant as…

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Mossberg’s New 590 Shockwave: The New Coach Gun?

Mossberg’s new Shockwave shotgun was introduced at the SHOT Show and is finally being seen in the wild. The shotgun, classified by our friends at the BATFE as a “non-NFA firearm,”…

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Gabby Giffords Sets Up A New Gun Control Front Group in Arizona

Arizona needs more gun control like Chicago needs fewer cops. Someone forgot to tell Gabby Giffords (pictured above) though.  She and her former astronaut husband have set up a new…

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The Worst Self-Defense Advice Ever?

Between gun stores and the internet, gun owners new and old can learn a lot.  Great information is widely available (including right here at The Truth About Guns!) about gun…

Do Guns and Ammo Belong in Bug-Out Bags?

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Bug-out bags, sometimes known as get-home bags, provide some basics to survive while evacuating from a disaster. While philosophies vary about the bags and their contents, should guns and ammo…

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‘Blended Learning’ No Longer Mandatory for NRA Basic Pistol Courses

The National Rifle Association gave an early Christmas present to their handgun instructors last year, announcing a rollback of “blended learning” NRA Basic Pistol classes. Details of that rollback have…

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Suspects Identified in Barely 6% of 2017 Chicago Homicides

NBC’s Chicago P.D. television show draws lots of viewers each week (for a network series, anyway). Like just about every other cop show, detectives and beat cops work together, in…