Gun Review: Ruger Security-9 Compact 9mm Pistol

Some things can’t really be improved upon. Take, for instance, Jeremy’s review of the full-size Ruger Security-9 9mm pistol we published last January. He pretty much nailed it. Ruger’s now making a compact size model and from re-reading his take, I can confidently echo virtually everything he had to say about the bigger gun. Well, almost. […]

Media Continue to Cause a Distorted Fear of Gun Violence

By NRA-ILA When it comes to the wellbeing of today’s youth, one would think that all could agree that provoking unnecessary fear should be avoided. That apparently is not the case, however, when it comes to pushing the narrative that changes are urgently needed to America’s gun control laws to keep schoolchildren safe from an […]

In Praise of the Manual Safety

By John Sprague There is a large contingent of gun users — many of them here — who are adamant that the only safety a gun needs is a little control over your booger hook. I would like to present an alternative view. Manual safeties are not the enemy of readiness that some would have […]

A Letter to an Anti-Gun Friend

By Dr. Michael S. Brown [DRGO author Dr. Michael Brown replied to a friend of his on Facebook. His description of anti-gun emotion versus pro-rights reason is instructive — as well as being able to remain friends.] Charles: “Approximately 1.4 million people have died from firearms in the U.S. between 1968 and 2011. This number includes […]

New York Times Admits Privately-Funded ‘Gun Violence’ Research is a Thing

By NRA-ILA The New York Times – the “paper of record” – reports that “Gun Research is Suddenly Hot.” While we’re happy to see the Times has finally acknowledged that “gun research” can survive federal restrictions on taxpayer funded gun control advocacy, there are necessary caveats here. The volume of “gun violence research” may be increasing, but the […]

The Guide To M16 History That You Never Knew You Needed

The M16 has a fascinating history in many ways. Its appearance is iconic, and has certainly become part of American culture. It is also a symbol, a microcosm, representing both American ingenuity, blunders…but also triumph. The M16 design and development process itself was a brutal slog, resulting in a number of wrongheaded missteps, and ultimately […]