TSA Finding More Guns in Carry-On Luggage

Fewer people have been flying  — a lot fewer — since the pandemic national emergency began in Marc, but apparently those who are flying have something in common: lots of them are leaving loaded guns in carry-on luggage. No, it isn’t exactly new for guns to be found during the screening process, but apparently the […]

Top 3 Ways To Piss Off Other People at a Gun Range

Any gun guru worth his or her salt will tell you to avoid stupid people in stupid places doing stupid things. As someone who’s been to more gun ranges than the average guy, we should modify that adage to account for the risks involved when shooting guns next to complete strangers. Avoid stupid armed people […]

Bloomberg’s ‘The Trace’ Tracks NICS Checks…Badly

By Larry Keane As the trade association for the firearm and ammunition industry, the NSSF tracks industry-related data closely. Whether it is the tens of millions of dollars our manufacturers pay in excise tax for conservation projects, the ever-growing popularity of the modern sporting rifle (now exceeding 17 million sold just since 1990), or the […]

Michael Bloomberg’s ‘The Trace’ Rolls Out Their New Gun Sales Tracking Database

Our friends who run Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop generation operation, TheTrace.org, have introduced a new tool to illustrate the current gun sales surge and put in in perspective historically. They say they’re cobbling together their numbers using data from Small Arms Analytics along with the noted firearms experts at BuzzFeed News and the New York […]

Gun Boom Rolls On: 1.8 million Background Checks in June, Up 122% Over 2019

From the NSSF: The July 2020 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,848,307 is an increase of 122.5 percent compared to the July 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 830,579. For comparison, the unadjusted July 2020 FBI NICS figure 3,614,192 reflects an 80.3 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,004,277 in July 2019. Please note: Twenty-five states currently have at least one […]

Question of the Day: Firearms Enthusiast? Gun Nut? Gun Nerd? Ammosexual? What Do You Call Yourself?

“William Thomas is just fine with being called a gun nerd,” kansascity.com reports. “Just like you have ‘Star Wars’ nerds who can tell you everything about ‘Star Wars’ — that’s how I am,” he said. ‘I’m that resource for a lot of my friends who want a gun.’” The Star reports that Mr. Thomas — whose […]

CCRKBA Adds to Their ‘Don’t Feed the Gun Prohibitionists’ List of Anti-Gun Companies

From the CCRKBA: Four more high-profile names have been added to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms “Don’t Feed the Gun Prohibitionists” roster of businesses that support gun control by banning guns in their establishments. CCRKBA launched the educational effort earlier this month to identify businesses, and CEOs, who close […]