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.

Lessons From the Kavanaugh Hearings

Gun owners, especially those of us who carry firearms for self-defense, can take some comfort in the confirmation of a… Read More >

Supermarket Sweep

Until recently, my family shopped for groceries at an Albertsons Market about a mile from the house. In New Mexico,… Read More >

Who Gets to Define ‘Crazy?’

Is there anyone reading this who wants crazy people to have firearms? Anyone? Of course not. No one wants a… Read More >

Tidbits From “the Front”

I often (too often, in my view) hear comments from gun owners who seem to have fallen for the idea… Read More >

Last Man Standing

Ten years ago I wrote a book about paintball. The “sport” (if you can call it a sport) was growing,… Read More >


“Build your own gun” (or BYOG) has been with us about as long as firearms themselves. There has always been… Read More >

Anger Awareness

I have written before about how important it is for us to control our emotions when we are carrying firearms. Read More >

The Dangers of Vehicles

A few weeks ago, my just-turned-16-year-old daughter was at the wheel driving my son and me to his elementary school… Read More >

When to Hit Pause

This past weekend, a Fox News headline about an incident in an Indiana furniture store naturally caught my attention: “Armed… Read More >

‘No Border, No Wall, No USA at All!’

Flirtation with an cheek swab confirmed what I already suspected: I am Northern European and a dab of Iberian. Read More >

August Is National Shooting Sports Month

So, what have you been up to this month? Squeezing in that one last summer vacation to the beach with… Read More >

Cops and Guns

I am generally pro-cop. Blue lives matter. In the military, I often worked side-by-side with American and German cops. I… Read More >