16,190 Florida Concealed Carry License Records Compromised by Hackers

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According to a statement issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, there’s been a major data breach. The breach has compromised the records of close to 17k individuals…

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…

Texas Legislature Passes Bill Lowering License to Carry Fees, Gov. Abbott Likely to Sign

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Texas has one of the highest shall-issue concealed carry license fees in the country. The current cost is $140 for the original and $70 for renewals. A bill to lower…

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Marcus Weldon Pays the Price: Defensive Gun Use of the Day

Would you still have a job after thirty days in the cooler? Would you still have a home after losing a month’s income? Would friends and loved ones stand by…

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Gear Review: K Rounds Concealed Range Back Pack

In Monday’s CapArms Question of the Day: Got Backpack? RF talked about how a feature as simple as PALS webbing can reduce a covert carry bag to a tactical target….

Supreme Court May Be Moving Forward on Pro-Gun Peruta v. California

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Now that Neil Gorsuch (above) is firmly ensconced in the Supreme Court there’s no more reason for delaying some of the bigger cases. One of those cases stuck in development hell: Peruta…

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Becoming a Victim Isn’t a One in a Million Chance

by Steve Davis, President Guns Save Life I had a thrilling time at the 2017 Rangemaster Tactical Conference and learning from the top trainers and instructors from all over the…

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Reform of Carry Reciprocity on the Move in South Carolina

The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill this week to reform the state’s restrictive reciprocity law. Currently, South Carolina only recognizes carry permits from 19 states, and “enhanced”…

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Civilian with Concealed Handgun Stops Attack in Dallas: Defensive Gun Uses of the Day

It’s been a rough week in the Lone Star State. Last week there was a murder-suicide at an office in Dallas. Then on Monday, a knife-wielding attacker left one person dead and…

Open Carry at the NRA Meeting 2017

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For the last three NRA Annual Meetings, open and concealed carry have been legal and practiced on the premises. In 2015 it was in Nashville. 2016 was Louisville, Kentucky. In the…

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The Road to Atlanta: Gun Rights Progress in the Last 40 Years

I drove to the NRA Meeting in Atlanta this week.  I had been visiting family in Dallas, Texas, so it was only 800 miles. On the way, I reflected on the…

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Hands-On With Springfield Armory’s New XD-E 9mm Hammer-Fired Pistol

The wait is over and the secret is finally out. Springfield Armory‘s “all-new, game-changing pistol platform” is called the XDE. It’s a polymer-frame, single-stack, [external] hammer-fired, sub-compact carry gun. With…