The US Now Has More Than 400 Million Privately Owned Firearms

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The number of private firearms in the United States continues to soar. According to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (ATF) figures just released, the number of firearms added…

Matthew Bowman’s AK-47 Clone Defensive Gun Use Ruled Justified…Eventually

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  Matthew Bowman shot and killed Jimmy Harold Tillery using an AK-47 clone (above) in 2015. Last week, after a long delay, a jury cleared Mr. Bowman of all charges….

Falling Bullet Injuries: Pakistan v. U.S.

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On July 1st, 2017, 13-year-old Noa Inman of Hammond, Indiana was struck by celebratory gunfire. He died from a wound to the head. Such clear cut examples are rare enough…

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The Mechanics Behind SIG P320 Drop Safety Failures

If every degree on the X, Y, and Z axes is a data point, there are over 46 million potential orientations in which to drop a firearm. Unfortunately, the SIG…

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NICS Background Checks Continue High for June, 2017

In the (almost) six months since Donald Trump took office, the FBI has completed 12,601,102 NICS checks. Comparing that stat monthly . . . NICS checks for June, 2017 clocked in…

One Weird Trick For Detail-Stripping GLOCK 42 & 43 Receivers

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Here’s a little something I learned this weekend while installing a new trigger in my GLOCK-brand GLOCK 43 . . . The beauty of Gaston’s design lies in its simplicity….

IWI Tavor X95 300 BLK vs Chrysler 300

Ever wonder what parts of your car are cover, and what parts are just concealment? Against subsonic and supersonic 300 Blackout? Well, we didn’t answer all of that but we…

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NICS Checks in the Trump Era Break May Record

The NICS checks total last month was 1,942,677. That’s a new record for May. The next highest was in 2016, 1,870,000. The National Instant Criminal background check totals continue to confound…

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

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…

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NICS Background Checks Rebounding in the Trump Era

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…