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Tennessee Enacts Pro-Gun Laws

Gun owners and concealed-carry permit holders of the Volunteer State just got some good news.

May 7, 2015

Milestone: Army Ends Its Morse Code Training

Marking what indeed stands as a significant milestone in military training and communications, the U.S. Army’s 304th Military Intelligence Battalion announced this week it is ending its Morse code training at

 Fort Huachuca, AZ.

May 2, 2015

Gun, Ammo Sales Fuel Millions in Conservation Funding

Taxes from the sale of firearms and ammunition are being allocated for conservation, range development and hunter safety programs.

May 1, 2015

Economic Impact of Firearm Industry More Than Doubles During Obama Presidency

Firearms, ammunition and related accessories have seen unprecedented sales in the past half-dozen years.

April 23, 2015

Permitless Carry Becomes Law in Kansas

Kansas joins a growing number of states that do not require residents to obtain permits in order to carry a concealed firearm.

April 14, 2015

New Mexico Event Honors Memory of Bataan Death March Troops

The Bataan Death March looms large in New Mexico history, and is honored accordingly.

April 3, 2015

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