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.

Hold Parents Responsible
Hold Parents Responsible
Rick Sapp — February 1, 2019

If we’re forced to surrender our firearms one day, it won’t be from one big gulp but rather the endless tiny bites of unlimited lawsuits, political backstabbing and extreme social challenge. It will feel like we were set upon by a swarm of gnats, but no one will honestly be…

Handloading as a Form of Protest
Handloading as a Form of Protest
Rick Sapp — January 25, 2019

The concealed carry community overwhelmingly contains citizens who follow the rules. That is getting increasingly hard these days, however, as cunning politicians manipulate the written rules of the Constitution that founded America. So, as the rules change, we have to find ways to adapt in order to…

Hollywood’s Mantra: Guns for Me, Not for Thee
Hollywood’s Mantra: Guns for Me, Not for Thee
Beth Alcazar — January 22, 2019

From the outside looking in, Hollywood may seem like a magical, gilded fantasyland, but it’s more of a disastrous disconnect from reality … on many levels. The “us” versus “them” mentality is very evident. Besides the large sums of money, larger egos, extravagant lifestyles and equally excessive…

Hands Up, Kid!
Hands Up, Kid!
Rick Sapp — January 18, 2019

My first job was to clean an office complex — back before political correctness ran rampant and a “sanitary engineer” was just called a janitor. After hours of “engineering,” I would ride my bike home to strap on my Roy Rogers gun belt, insert caps in the little six-shooters, fill…

Buyback Sleight-of-Hand
Buyback Sleight-of-Hand
Rick Sapp — January 11, 2019

According to Wikipedia, a gun buyback is “instituted to purchase privately owned firearms. The goal … is to reduce the number of firearms owned by civilians and provide a process whereby civilians can sell their privately owned firearms to the government without risk of prosecution.” The idea is…

Tell Your Kids About Gun Safety … Then Tell Them Again
Tell Your Kids About Gun Safety … Then Tell Them Again
John Caile — January 11, 2019

We all hate reading about children injured or killed in incidents involving firearms. But this particular case of gun safety (technically, the lack thereof) has a disturbing twist. The headline tells the story: 11-year-old charged in shooting death of 14-year-old friend “An 11-year-old Lake City boy…