News & Current Events

Stay abreast of firearms-related news and events across the country and around the world with impassioned commentary from some of the industry’s most noted voices, including Armed American Radio Host Mark Walters.

Universal Background Checks — The Next Assault on Gun Rights
Universal Background Checks — The Next Assault on Gun Rights
Kevin Michalowski — February 28, 2019

In late February 2019, the House passed H.R.8, a bill requiring universal background checks (among other things). Background checks can’t stop crime and won’t stop bad guys from getting guns. Universal background checks are nothing more than a first step to firearms registration and eventual…

Criminals Aren’t Legally Buying Guns in Stores
Criminals Aren’t Legally Buying Guns in Stores
Jason Braun — February 24, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that only about 10% of handguns used during armed offenses were purchased through retail outlets.

Gun Control Fails … Again
Gun Control Fails … Again
John Caile — February 22, 2019

Gary Martin, age 45, went on a shooting rampage at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, a suburb just west of Chicago. It was another instance showing how easily gun control fails.

Caught Without His Gun, Jogger Chokes Mountain Lion to Death
Caught Without His Gun, Jogger Chokes Mountain Lion to Death
Kevin Michalowski — February 21, 2019

Don’t judge me for reading USA Today. When you see a headline that implies some guy choked out a mountain lion, you stop and read the story.

SHOT Show 2019 Roundup
SHOT Show 2019 Roundup
Kat Ainsworth — February 20, 2019

If there is one thing we can agree on — aside from the liberal use of hand sanitizer — it’s the impossibility of seeing everything on the SHOT show floor.

Eye on the Target Radio: The Little Show That Could
Eye on the Target Radio: The Little Show That Could
Beth Alcazar — February 19, 2019

My friends Amanda Suffecool and Rob Campbell make up the talented brother and sister team that hosts Eye on the Target Radio (supported by REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition).