Number of Carry Permits in the US Tops 15 Million in 2017

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In July, 2016, the number of concealed carry permits in the United States was over 14.5 million and was growing rapidly during the election year. It’s now over 15 million, and likely…

IDF Push to Stop Illegal Gun Manufacture on West Bank

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In many places around the world where firearms are very difficult to obtain legally, small shops manufacture simple submachine guns for the black market. They are common in Brazil, Israel, the…

NICS Background Checks Rebounding in the Trump Era

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The NICS checks for April, 2017 were 2,045,564. That’s the second highest number of NICS checks for any April. The highest was in 2016, with 2,145,865. The third highest April…

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Valuable Shotgun, Ammunition Turned in as Hazardous Waste in Alabama

Over the weekend an antique German shotgun, made in 1892, was turned in as hazardous waste in Hoover, Alabama. At first, the Hoover authorities, who held Hoover Hazardous Waste Day to…

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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…

NICS Checks in the Era of Trump

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The NICS checks for January, 2017 were 2,043,184. That’s the third highest number of NICS checks for any January (the highest was in 2016, with 2,545,802). Number two was back in…

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Review: 1934 National Firearms Act, Original Bill and Hearings

This ebook is the entirety of the National Firearms Act and Hearings, in a digitized 166 pages, from the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, starting on Monday, 16 April,…

Ban Balloons! They’re Louder Than a Shotgun!

“No birthday party is complete without balloons – just as long as they don’t burst,” Becky Fletcher at netdoctor.co.uk cautions. “Scientists have warned that popping balloons can be louder than…

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Fatal Firearms Accident Rate Reaches Record Low

The rate of fatal firearm accidents is at an all time low. The chart above says it all. Given the antis’ anti-gun animus, I’m going to list all the sources…

Gun Background Checks more than Doubled Under Obama

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We don’t know precisely how many private guns were added the stock in the United States under President George W. Bush compared to those added under President Barack Obama. We…

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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Gun A Walther PPS?

The image above has been credited as being the firearm used in the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting on 6 January, 2017.  While the image is a little fuzzy, it appears…

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TX State Rep. (D) Harlingen Struck on Head by Celebratory New Year’s Eve Bullet

Texas Representative Amando “Mando” Martinez was struck on the head by a bullet or bullet fragment just after midnight on new year’s eve. It seems most likely that the culprit…