TX State Rep. (D) Harlingen Struck on Head by Celebratory New Year’s Eve Bullet

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Texas Representative Amando "Mando" Martinez was struck on the head by a bullet or bullet fragment just after midnight on new year's eve. It seems most likely that the culprit was celebratory gunfire. From themonitor.com: The...

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Gun A Walther PPS?

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The image above has been credited as being the firearm used in the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting on 6 January, 2017.  While the image is a little fuzzy, it appears to be a Walther...

Gun Background Checks more than Doubled Under Obama

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We don't know precisely how many private guns were added the stock in the United States under President George W. Bush compared to those added under President Barack Obama. We won't know the precise...

Fatal Firearms Accident Rate Reaches Record Low

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The rate of fatal firearm accidents is at an all time low. The chart above says it all. Given the antis' anti-gun animus, I'm going to list all the sources for all the data...

Ban Balloons! They’re Louder Than a Shotgun!

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https://youtu.be/vDqUQMfixxs "No birthday party is complete without balloons - just as long as they don't burst," Becky Fletcher at netdoctor.co.uk cautions. "Scientists have warned that popping balloons can be louder than blasts from a shotgun,...

Review: 1934 National Firearms Act, Original Bill and Hearings

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This ebook is the entirety of the National Firearms Act and Hearings, in a digitized 166 pages, from the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, starting on Monday, 16 April, 1934. It's available from...

NICS Checks in the Era of Trump

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The NICS checks for January, 2017 were 2,043,184. That's the third highest number of NICS checks for any January (the highest was in 2016, with 2,545,802). Number two was back in 2013 with 2,495,440. Both...
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The 3 Best Handgun Calibers for Armed Self-Defense

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Caliber wars -- gun owners arguing over the relative merits of various calibers of self-defense ammunition -- are an ugly, protracted business. This article will do nothing to reduce the hostility and much to...
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The Real Reason You Need to Clean Your Carry Gun On a Regular Basis

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Should you clean your handgun after every use? Most modern-day service handguns are built to handle tremendous abuse. They'll continue to function even when they're filthy dirty. Just Google your favorite polymer pistol and...

Valuable Shotgun, Ammunition Turned in as Hazardous Waste in Alabama

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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 collect items like paint,...

NICS Background Checks Rebounding in the Trump Era

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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 was in 2014, with...

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 Philippines, and increasingly in...