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 […]

Another Misleading Study On Gun Ownership And Violence Chases Its Own Questionable Tail

By Elizabeth McGuigan A new study seeks to connect gun ownership levels and concealed carry laws with mass shootings and other firearm homicides. The author, Emma E. Fridel of Florida State University, attempts to compare the impact of gun ownership and concealed carry legislation on the incidence rate of mass shootings and firearm homicide in the U.S. […]

Attention Gun Grabbers: People of All Colors and Political Persuasions Can and Do Own Guns

Huh. We’ve been making this very same argument right here for the last decade. You need not endorse the tactics or ideologies of [the Three Percenters and NFAC] to recognize that both are relying on a legal legacy that makes mainstream Democrats like Biden uncomfortable. As the Supreme Court recognized in its landmark 2008 decision overturning […]

RIP Jeff Quinn of GunBlast.com

He was one of those rare men everyone liked. Whether it was his somewhat twisted sense of humor or his country-boy-turned-biker-turned-gun-reviewer charm, you liked him. He was readily identifiable by the twin braids in his beard; if you ever saw him attempting to cross the floor at NRAAM you know he was constantly swarmed by […]