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Administration Moves to Ban Common AR-15 Ammo

In a move that could suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223-caliber general-purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (BATFE) this week revealed its intentions to ban commonly used M855 ball ammunition while depicting it as “armor piercing ammunition.”

February 27, 2015

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act Gaining Steam in Congress

Legislation is working its way through Congress that would allow one's concealed carry license to be as ubiquitous as a driver's license.

February 27, 2015

Retired NJ Teacher Faces Prison Time for Possession of Flintlock Pistol

Despite not even being considered a firearm by federal standards, an 18th century flintlock pistol has landed a New Jersey septuagenarian in hot water.

February 22, 2015

Battle of Iwo Jima Remembered: 70 Years Later

This pivotal battle in the Pacific theater gave us one of the most enduring images of World War II.

February 21, 2015

Court: Residency Requirement for Handgun Purchases Unconstitutional

A ruling in Texas regarding the availability of handguns may have implications throughout the country.

February 20, 2015

Army Delays Handgun Decision

If you've been waiting for the U.S. Army's announcement on the new service handgun, your wait just got longer.

February 3, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe’s Anti-Gun Agenda Sent Packing

Gun owners in Virginia got some welcome news when Bloomberg-style gun control bills were soundly defeated and pro-Second Amendment bills advanced.

February 2, 2015

Report: Women Fastest-Growing Segment of Shooting Sports

More and more women are getting into the shooting sports and hunting, and this growing new segment is buying guns, taking classes and gearing up at a record-setting pace.

January 29, 2015

Winchester Rifle Found Where It Was Left—130 Years Ago

A Winchester Model 1873 found in Nevada's Great Basin National Park appears to have been left in the elements for well over a century.

January 27, 2015

Bloomberg Group Funds ‘Gun Reporting’ Workshop for Journalists

While we all want better, more concise and accurate reporting, the manner in which reporters are "educated" on firearms is suspect given the source.

January 16, 2015