Having been in the Outdoors industry for two decades, I have had a bird’s eye view of the ebb and flow of Second Amendment support. Most gun owners I’ve met believe in personal freedoms. When that comes to corporations however, the decision to suspend or halt sales of certain items has often earned the ire of the gun owning community. Each business must weigh its corporate social responsibility to the community to potential repercussions from the consumer. Formal boycotts, social media rants, and the choice to take consumer dollars elsewhere as a form of silent protest are the norm, and that is simply due to a business’ decision of whether to carry a certain product or line of products. Dick’s Sporting Goods is one of the latest examples, but Dick’s has far surpassed a simple decision to not sell particular items. [Read more…] about Dick’s Sporting Goods: A Dangerous Decision for Our Second Amendment Rights?
In response to the tragedy in Florida, the pro tem Mayor of Dallas has one message for the NRA: Take your convention elsewhere. “I am saying to the NRA, reconsider coming to Dallas,” Dwaine Caraway, told reporters Monday. “There will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas.” In truth, wherever the NRA holds its convention, anti-gun forces either marshal local activists or bus them to create a demonstration and make it look as if they have a larger grass roots presence than they really do. [Read more…] about Dallas Mayor Wants the NRA to Move Convention
I was writing a post, wondering if Trump would throw gun owners under the bus, then a news bulletin popped up to say he already had. He has instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ban bump stocks and trigger devices. So, the question we need to ask is simple, “Is this a delaying action to keep the gun grabbers at bay, or the start of a total sell out?” I am sure the title of this story alone may be enough to raise gun owners’ hackles. Is President Trump going to make a deal favoring gun control? What about his promises to never go against the Second Amendment during the election and NRA convention? [Read more…] about Trump Backs Federal Gun Background Checks
Iowa is one of only six states that does not have a state constitutional provision that protects the right to keep and bear arms in some way. The other five states without such a provision are California, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York. The two outliers on that list are Iowa and Minnesota. Both states have strong Second Amendment activist organizations. [Read more…] about Iowa Seeks Constitutional Amendment for Gun Rights
According to Reuters’, Remington Outdoor Company Inc., one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, has reached out to banks and credit investment funds in search of financing that will allow it to file for bankruptcy. [Read more…] about Remington Seeking Money to File Bankruptcy
While the Washington State Legislature appears determined to ban “bump stock” devices, a move supported by newspaper editorials including one in the Daily Olympian, there appears to be overwhelming opposition to a bump stock ban, both in the Evergreen State and across the country. [Read more…] about Overwhelming Opposition to Bump Stock Ban
It’s not about mass shooting or crimes involving firearms. It’s all about unreasoned gun control though. A democrat from Hawaii has once again proposed a new piece of legislation that would not solve a single problem, but once again tramples on the Second Amendment rights of its citizens. [Read more…] about Hawaii Pushes New Gun Control — Triggers
Waterfowling is a sport enjoyed by millions each year. For some, the start of duck and goose season is akin to an outdoors religion. However, hunters often forget the ramifications of Newton’s Law of Gravity—Newton’s law of universal gravitation states that every mass attracts every other mass in the universe, and the gravitational force between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. In layman’s term, a flying Canada goose to the face really hurts… [Read more…] about Canada Goose Becomes 12-Pound Meat Missile
A Springville, Utah police officer saw a man rummaging through a local donation bin. After asking the man to get out, the officer was brutally attacked. Luckily, a good samaritan and CCW holder Derek Meyer was nearby and observed what was taking place. [Read more…] about CCW Holder Comes to the Rescue of a Police Officer
We’ve all seen them soaring in the skies, whether it be for surveillance or just pure recreational fun… Drones! Ever looked up and saw a drone and wondered how could you stop it without having to discharge physical ammunition at it? A Virginia-based company may have the solution for you.
Mass shooting events are always a touchy subject, and there never really seems to be a good time to broach the subject, but it is a conversation that needs to occur. Studies and comparisons of mass shootings all lead to one conclusion, mental health—diagnosed or undiagnosed—is the main factor. However, Laura Kiesel, when writing for politico.com believes that the underlying cause is “toxic masculinity.” [Read more…] about Active Shooters: Toxic Masculinity or Mental Health?
Taran Butler is a monster on the 3-gun course and makes gear that has lightened to many of our collective wallets—yet we run back for more. He turned his love for the shooting sports and experience into Taran Tactical specializing in Glock conversions. He also trained Keanu Reeves for the movie John Wick. [Read more…] about Taran Tactical Shooter Goes Anti Gun
Numbers are a powerful tool when used properly. Like all powerful tools, they can be used for good or to deceive. On one hand, the Violence Policy Center’s chart is not factually untrue. On the other, of course, the snapshot is purposefully timed to mislead the reader. Are both sides guilty or have the anti gunners run amok? [Read more…] about How Anti Gunners Manipulate Data to Advance Their Cause
By the afternoon of Day 3 of the 2018 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, one thing above all others is clear. Media attempts to frame this year’s 40th anniversary event as the gun industry gathering near the scene of the Las Vegas mass shooting have failed. [Read more…] about Despite Media Meme, SHOT Show Rolling Along in Las Vegas
In an age when everything plastic rules, a handgun made of steel with a design more than 100 years old still drives the market. We are talking, of course, of the fabled 1911, and a third of the new guns that follow are based on this legendary platform. That’s not to say that there is no interest in itty-bitty pocket pistols, and it’s clear the revolver is not the antiquated firearm many assume. In fact, when it comes to new handguns for 2018, there is a good mix of old, new, plastic, and steel, with a wheelgun or two thrown in for good measure.
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An Armenian social media personality who closely follows the Armenian Military side of the extremely contested eastern border with Azerbaijan recently posted a narrated video on his Facebook page of what appears to be a filmed engagement of Azeri troops in the disputed border region. Both countries have had a long history of cross-border military action between the two, but our focus here is on the Armenian sniper and his precision shooting that transpired. [Read more…] about Armenian Sniper Makes 2,145 Meter Shot on Azeri Border
While walking around SHOT Show this year, I couldn’t help but see the ads running for the Last of Molot and directing me to Booth 11217. With the prospect of the promise of free patch and a chance to check out the last of the VEPR’s, I couldn’t resist. As many of you know, this year the federal government put the final nail in the coffin for anyone wanted access to quality Russian firearms. The question is, “Why and how did we get here?” [Read more…] about A Closer Look At The Molot Sanctions
January 23, 2018, signaled the beginning of the largest gun show in the world—the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Unfortunately, admission requires a Federal Firearms License (FFL), media, manufacturer status or something similar, so it is not open to the general public. Fortunately, we have a front row ticket to deliver the hottest new rifles for 2018! [Read more…] about New Rifles for 2018
Springfield Armory’s most popular pistol is better than ever as Springfield releases the XD-S Mod.2! The next evolution of the acclaimed XD-S pistol is here. The latest edition of Springfield’s most popular pistol is engineered in a slim, single-stack frame, holding 6 rounds of .45 ACP in a premiere concealed-carry firearm. [Read more…] about Springfield Lovers Rejoice: XD-S Mod.2 in .45 ACP
The Department of Justice (DOJ) anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of “machine gun” in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Gun Control Act of 1968 to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as bump fire stocks, fall within that definition. Before doing so, the DOJ and ATF need to gather information and comments from the public and industry regarding the nature and scope of the market for these devices. [Read more…] about Bump Fire — Vote “No” on New Gun Control