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Americans are Buying Guns. Lots and Lots of Guns

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation has released adjusted data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for March 2020 — and the figures were the highest for any month since record-keeping...
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The Dept. of Education Can’t Count, Produces Wildly Overstated School Shooting Statistic

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The US Department on Education -- a federal agency with no clear purpose or need -- conducts something called the Civil Rights Data Collection survey every two years. They ask all 96,000 public schools...

Evidence of Selection Bias Involving Firearms at the Center for Disease Control

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The scientists at the Center for Disease Control have shown their prejudice against firearms ownership once again. This time, it's with selection bias and word manipulation. Scientists are supposed to evaluate factual information to arrive...

CDC Finally Corrects Major Gun Data Error Uncovered by John Lott

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In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made an error in the number of fatal firearms accidents they reported that occurred in 2014. It was so large that it was obvious. The number of...
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Guns for Beginners: Is it a ‘Silencer’ or a ‘Suppressor?’

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(Editor's Note: This is a topic that comes up constantly among shooters, new and old, so we thought it was worth revisiting again here it TTAG with a rerun of this article that originally...

Illegal Homemade Submachine Guns and Silencers Seized, Despite Canadian Gun Laws

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As governments increasingly attempt to make guns and gun ownership illegal, the less they succeed in doing so. It does not mean that fewer criminals are armed. Overall crime does not drop when controls...

Homebrewed .50 Cal Captured From ISIS in Iraq

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https://youtu.be/MHgwgC0-CEo Jake Hamby has posted photographs of a small shop-manufactured .50 caliber single shot, scoped rifle. The rifle was captured from ISIS forces in Iraq. Many on the Internets are disparaging the rifle, characterizing it...

Review: Homemade and Deadly – Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria

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HOMEMADE AND DEALY: Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria by Authors Mathias Nowak and André Gsell, June of 2018, 19 pages. This remarkable briefing paper provides a fascinating look into the underground production of...

Twice Is Nice: Can You Reload Cartridges With Previously Fired Bullets?

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It seems I can’t walk out my door these days without getting into some sort of nonsense argument over bullets or cartridges. Granted, I do start some of those arguments, but the latest one...

Carrying With a Disability, Part 2: Gun and Gear Recommendations

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Suggestions are about the same thing as opinions. I find that the majority of people mean well, but the main issue is that they're telling you what works for them, which is invariably a...

Where Are All The Bear Attack Pistol Failures?

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While discussing the effectiveness of pistols in defence against bear attacks, a consistent theme is the claim that they're not effective, difficult to use, and that many more people who use handguns are badly mauled...

Homemade Sub-Machine Guns in Australia

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https://youtu.be/FH76VoI_hsw This video is from 2013 is a graphic illustration of the results of what happens when extreme gun restrictions are imposed, as they have been in Australia. When it's prohibitively expensive or nearly impossible...