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U.S. Army Requesting Upgrades to M4A1 Carbine

The U.S. Army is currently considering several upgrades to the present standard M4A1 Carbine special operations rifle designed to enhance accuracy and performance, as well as change its overall appearance.

March 26, 2015

Embattled ATF Director to Step Down

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be looking for a new director now that B. Todd Jones has tendered his resignation.

March 20, 2015

Firearms, Ammo Tax Holidays Proposed in New Three States

The idea of firearm- and ammunition tax "amnesty" programs is spreading, and may be coming to your state soon.

March 17, 2015

Administration Steps Back From Ammo Ban Proposal, For Now

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has shelved plans to ban common AR-15 fodder.

March 11, 2015

Minnesota Permits to Carry Reach Record High

Folks in the Gopher State are getting more concealed carry permits than ever, reaching an all-time high this year.

March 5, 2015

Charges Dropped in NJ Flintlock Prosecution Case

In a rare display of common sense, a New Jersey judge has dropped charges against the 72-year old schoolteacher arrested for possessing a 250-year old flintlock pistol.

March 3, 2015

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