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Almost Three-Quarters of Gun Owners Cite Personal Defense as the Reason They Own Firearms

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Gun owners in the United States continue to cite protection far more than other factors, including hunting and sport shooting, as a major reason they own a gun. And while a sizable majority of gun...

Let’s Compare Homicide Rates in Medium Size Red and Blue Cities

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Let's talk about homicide rates in red cities vs. blue cities of similar size. The biggest cities in America are almost entirely Democrat-controlled. Of all cities with over 500,000 people -- 36 in total --...
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Ask TTAG: Why Does X Gun Cost So Much More than Y Gun?

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Why do some guns cost substantially more than others? That's a question many of our readers have and you see it reflected in the comments, particularly when we review a more expensive gun. TTAG reader...
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Refuting the Left’s Favorite Lie: No, Guns Don’t Kill More Children Than Cars

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In further evidence of Americans’ waning attention spans, the once annual ritual of gun control activists and their media lackeys manipulating CDC fatal injury data to push a misleading factoid about children and firearms...
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Politics is Downstream of Culture: Let’s Look at Single-Parent Homes and Homicide Rates

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Here's a fun fact using data published recently in an article at stacker.com listing states with the most single-parent households. As always, correlation is not causation. That said, not one state of the ten ranked...
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Faulty Data: CPRC Finds FBI Data Wildly Understates the Number of Active Shooters Stopped...

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The FBI defines active shooter incidents as those in which an individual actively kills or attempts to kill people in a populated, public area. But it does not include shootings that are deemed related to other...

Gun-Free Zones Kill: Data Shows Armed Citizens Stop Mass Killers Most of the Time

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By Rob Morse We live in a media-driven culture. We also have government agencies putting out biased reports that serve their political masters. And it's rare that the media even question those agencies' reports. That wouldn’t...

The Media Will Go to Any Lengths to Smear American Firearm Makers While Carrying...

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There’s peril when media sets out to confirm a narrative instead of reporting facts. Whether it’s criminal violence in America perpetrated by a deranged lunatic, or by violent drug cartels in countries beyond our...
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While More Americans are Armed, Don’t Expect That to Affect the Parties’ Stances on...

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By Rob Morse Our society is changing and those changes have resulted in many of us choosing to buy a firearm. We see crime rising around us. We notice that criminals are no longer routinely...

Hoplophobes’ Hopes Crushed: Homicides Down in Florida Now That Permitless Carry is Law

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Florida's permitless carry law has been in effect for almost six months now. It's too early for statewide data, but I looked up a couple of cities that report their data regularly. At this...
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Illinois Governor Takes a Premature Victory Lap After SCOTUS Declines to Block ‘Assault Weapons’...

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Last week, the Supreme Court declined to step in and block enforcement of Illinois' "assault weapons" ban and magazine capacity limits while the full case works its way through the courts. This isn't the...
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Did You Break the Law this Christmas?

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Ok, it may feel a little late for this one, but the lights are still twinkling on the tree in a number of homes and when it comes to being smarter about gun laws,...