Guns

Americans spent an estimated $17 billion on ammunition while Obama was president

The eight years during which Barack Obama served as president were a boom time for the gun industry. Obama’s consistent and futile efforts to introduce new regulations restricting gun sales were whipped into rhetoric about imminent crackdowns on gun ownership — rhetoric that predated Obama’s …

Ammunition

The Ten Best .22 Rifles

The .22 LR cartridge is nearly 160 years old, having first been manufactured in 1858. To put that in context, on June 16 of that year, Abraham …

Smith & Wesson

As gun sales soared into record highs, accidental gun deaths sank to record lows

According to new information out of the National Safety Council, an interesting statistic has surfaced that may surprise many gun control advocates.<p>Despite gun sales having reached lofty heights over the past two years, the NSC says in its “injury report” that in 2015 accidental deaths by guns was …

Gun Rights

Proposed gun legislation has a loophole

In regards to the "stand your ground" bill, if there are two people facing each other due to a conflict and one has a gun and the other does not and …

Gun Control

How the UK police deal with a terrorist attack when most officers don’t carry guns

An attack near the British parliament in London today (Mar. 22). The police have confirmed that four have died, including an officer and the attacker, and at least 20 have been injured during the attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident. Among the steps taken to assure the public, …

Policing

Orlando nightclub shooting victims are suing the gunman's employer and wife

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A personal injury attorney representing some of the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't.<p>The lawsuit was filed …

Gun Control

Inside the Beltway: Wayne LaPierre issues a call to battle

Along with other conservative stalwarts, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO <b>Wayne LaPierre</b> was summoned to the White House in …

Wayne LaPierre

Alameda County’s controversial gun ordinance goes before Ninth Circuit Court

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday will hear oral arguments over an Alameda County ordinance that prohibits gun stores …

Gun Rights

Copper Fouling Kills Rifle Accuracy

Ranting and Ravings from Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal<p>This came up a couple of posts ago, so even though I covered the subject a couple of years …

Copper

A congressional bill could allow veterans deemed mentally incompetent to own guns

A bill moving through Congress could make it easier for veterans who can be considered mentally incompetent to carry a firearm and has pitted those concerned with suicide among veterans against others who say they have been unfairly stigmatized.<p>Under federal law, veterans who have been assigned …

Gun Rights

Arkansas governor expands where concealed guns allowed

Arkansas' governor signed a sweeping gun rights measure into law on Wednesday that will allow concealed handguns at state colleges, some bars, …

Gun Rights

Injuries from gun violence cost the United States at least $734 million per year

More than 33,000 people die from gunshot wounds every year in the United States — victims of suicide, assault, accidents, and even crossfire between armed citizens.<p>Most of those struck by a bullet end up in the hospital (81,000 people were hospitalized with gun-related injuries in 2014).<p>If you're …

Health Care

Gorsuch: "Heller is the Law of the Land"

This week, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is being grilled during his Senate …

Gun Rights

More and more Americans are trying to pack heat while flying

The Department of Homeland Security banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger than a smartphone on flights arriving from Egypt, Jordan, …

Airports

This is how much gun injuries cost the U.S. every year

Gun violence in the U.S. isn’t just tragic — it’s also incredibly costly.<p>Firearm-related injuries that resulted in hospitalizations (from self-inflicted wounds, unintentional gunshots and those from assaults) cost more than $6.6 billion in the U.S. from 2006 to 2014, an average of $734.6 million …

Health Care

The AR-15 Pistol Seemed Like a Bad Joke at First

The ugly little gun has its charms<p>by DARIEN CAVANAUGH<p>For years the AR-15 pistol had a rough time in the handgun and personal defense weapon markets. …

Cosmo magazine tries to give constitutional lesson, gets ripped for ’embarrassing’ article

Cosmopolitan magazine, which is known for its relationship and sex advice articles, sparked a bit of controversy online Tuesday when they published an article slamming constitutional originalism.<p>The article was published amid the Senate confirmation hearing of Judge Neil Gorsuch, who is President …

Conservative POV

Move over when emergency vehicles are on the roadside — it’s the law

Last week, once again, one of our law enforcement officers was injured doing his job. A Florida Highway Patrol officer was critically injured on the …

Gun injuries cost Americans $730 million a year in hospital bills

Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at least 41% of that tab.<p>That’s just the tip of the iceberg, say the authors of a study published this week in the American Journal of …

Health Care

Mom of 2-year-old who fatally shot brother used to let him ‘practice’ with gun: cops

PHOENIX — A woman arrested after her 2-year-old son picked up her loaded handgun and fatally shot his 9-year-old brother said she previously allowed …

Crime

LNP pushes Qld domestic violence bill

Queensland's opposition is urging state MPs to green light its proposed changes to domestic violence laws to stop "senseless deaths" and protect …

Gun Control

Debate Over Silencers: Hearing Protection Or Public Safety Threat?

There's a wall-long mural in the manufacturing area of SilencerCo, in West Valley City, Utah, that shows a crowd of people with muzzled mouths. One's holding a sign that says, "Fight the Noise." Another says: "Guns don't have to be loud."<p>As a leading manufacturer and seller of gun silencers — or …

Gun Rights

Ohio companies officially allow handguns on work premises | Ladders

As of today, handguns will be allowed on the premises of many companies in Ohio.<p>There are rules: the workers carrying guns must have a state permit …

Gun Rights

Have Gun, Will Travel

For gun owners or concealed carriers who travel across state lines with firearms, frequently or infrequently, it can be a serious hassle and even a …

Gun Rights

Americans All Across The Country May Soon Be Allowed To Carry Their Guns Across State Lines

A new federal legislation has been introduced that would allow those with a concealed carry permit from one state to carry in all 50 states. Donald Trump publicly supported the national reciprocity bill shortly after repealing a rule that blocked certain Social Security recipients with mental …

Concealed Carry

A New Analysis Of Gun Violence Busts Cliches And Points At Real Solutions

Every American, in their lifetime, will meet someone who was a victim of gun violence at least once. Despite this, the government has generally not allowed itself to deeply analyze gun violence on a micro level. <i>The Guardian</i> and private citizens, however, are under no such legal obligation, and the …

Sounds of Silence

At the SHOT Show in Las Vegas a couple of years ago, I was talking to a man who knew his way around the world of firearms. He had been coming to the …

Conservative POV

Governor to announce decision on gun bill at 10 a.m. Wednesday

<b>Gov. Asa Hutchinson</b> said this afternoon that he would "announce his intentions" on HB 1249, the dramatically expanded<b> campus carry bill,</b> at 10 a.m. …

Concealed Carry

Why Are Gun Sales Plummeting Under the Trump Administration?

Firearm industry execs lament the end of Obama era<p>The unexpected results of the presidential election delivered good news and bad news for the gun …

Smith & Wesson

Gun Violence Cost Americans $6 Billion in Health Care Over the Last Decade - Motherboard

Gun violence is often identified as a political issue, or a matter of law enforcement. But a new study published Tuesday shows gunshot injuries have a very real health impact, costing Americans more than $6 billion in health care costs over the last decade.<p>Looking at a database of hospital …

Health Care