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Gov. Perry Promotes Texas Firearms Festival

A massive gun show is coming to Texas in November.

July 24, 2014

First Texas Armed School Marshalls Begin Training

Providing one more option to protect the safety of students, Texas has begun allowing permitted teachers and administrators to become school marshalls who can legally carry concealed firearms for protection.

July 17, 2014

‘Lafayette, We Are Here’

Ever wonder where this phrase comes from? Learn the history behind this yearly ritual.

July 10, 2014

The Right to Carry…Pop Tarts

Florida has recently passed legislation designed to ease some of the more onerous "zero tolerance" policies toward children and oddly-shaped breakfast foods.

July 2, 2014

Armed Assailant Gambles, Loses Bet With Intended Victim

When criminals ply their trade, they're betting their victims will be compliant. The house does not always win, however.

June 25, 2014

Historic Guns as Investments

Firearms and related goods have appreciated in recent times. Here are some extreme examples that might cause you re-examine just what you consider "precious metals."

June 19, 2014

Star-Spangled Banner Celebrates 200th Anniversary

Our nation's anthem is 200 years old today. Celebrate with the Smithsonian at the National Mall in Washington, DC.

June 14, 2014

Chester Nez, Last of the Navajo Marine Code Talkers, 93

The Navajo Code Talkers, responsible for passing along vital intel in the Pacific theaters, have lost their last Talker. Rest in Peace, Chester Nez.

June 13, 2014

Successful Session for Gun Legislation Wraps Up in Bayou State

Louisiana is giving other states a run for the money in being gun friendly, with measures allowing suppressors for hunting, where concealed carriers may carry and exempting permit holders from certain checks.

June 12, 2014

Battle of Belleau Wood, Remembered

Ever wonder how US Marines came to be known as Devil Dogs?

June 1, 2014