According to the NRA, the Eddie Eagle program started in 1988 and has taught over 29 million youth the basics of firearm accident prevention (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) A House bill heard in committee last week to standardize gun safety education in Kansas schools would draw in large part from a program organized by the National
The Safe Shoot device attached to a scope at the company’s booth during SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) The Safe Shoot device was showcased at last month’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas as a simple way to prevent hunting accidents, but the Israeli company — operating out of Los Angeles —
Toy guns and gun safety talks don’t mix, according to instructor Rob Pincus, who advocates range time rather than turning to toy guns to teach gun safety. (Photo: Jacki Billings) Rob Pincus said he’s noticed a trend among gun owning parents, and it’s not one he’s excited about. The popular firearm instructor who occasionally makes
The Honor Guard will undergo a voluntary upgrade that will modify its striker housing. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) In response to concerns raised about its flagship pistol, Georgia-based gun maker Honor Defense announced a voluntary upgrade program for Honor Guard owners who still might be questioning the safety of the pistol. The controversy began in December
Allegations surrounding the Honor Guard’s drop safety have reignited conversations regarding the gun industry’s regulations. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) A YouTube video showing the Honor Defense Honor Guard discharging after being struck with a hammer has revived conversations regarding industry standards. The video posted by Patrick Roberts of The Firearm Rack caused some controversy late last
Over 40,000 acres of public land is administered by the Delaware Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Environmental Control and courts have ended a ban on visitors possessing firearms. (Photo: Delaware.gov) To comply with a Delaware Supreme Court ruling, state agriculture and parks agencies announced interim guidelines this week to modify gun free zones.
The shooting at Sutherland Springs last month resulted in 26 dead and another 20 injured while a neighbor, Stephen Willeford, responded to and exchanged fire with the shooter and was hailed for his actions. (Photo: San Antonio Current) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday weighed in on the regs for handgun licensees and security
Honor Defense’s Honor Guard (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) Georgia-based firearm maker Honor Defense is standing behind their flagship offering, the single stack Honor Guard 9mm pistol, amid calls that it is unsafe. In response to a round of YouTube videos circulating this week which show Honor Guard pistols discharging after being dropped or hit with a
University of Arkansas officials point out that, while Act 562 will allow campus carry, it only applies to those with the enhancement, only covers concealed carry, and that other state laws prohibit the storage of guns in university facilities including residence halls. (Photo: University of Arkansas) The Arkansas Legislative Council last week approved the state’s
Many cities entrenched in a war on gun violence are combating illegal gun use in at-risk areas by turning to technology and data-based policing. Billed as a “gunshot detection, acoustic surveillance technology,” ShotSpotter uses sensors strategically placed in a three- to five-square mile radius to detect and map out gunshots. Sensors detect a boom, bang
In October, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General disclosed that between 2014 and 2016, DHS lost 228 firearms, 1,889 badges, and 25 secure immigration stamps. (Photo: DHS) A measure backed by a California Democrat would see tighter regulation on how the Department of Homeland Security tracks and manages its more sensitive items.
State Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Thursday released an opinion that changes in North Dakota’s gun laws allow more people to leave guns in their cars. In a four-page opinion distributed this week, Stenehjem holds that the state’s constitutional carry law allows that an individual’s valid driver’s license or ID card is the equivalent of
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is testing a radar system that can reportedly identify a gun at about six feet (Image: Patriot 1) A large casino and hotel near the famous Las Vegas Strip this week began testing a microwave radar device designed to identify weapons discreetly, Wired reported. The Westgate Las Vegas
“This is the first time any service has conducted this type of demonstration to ensure a side arm is safe for aircrew to carry in ejection seat aircraft,” says the Air Force. (Photos: DoD) The flying service is testing the new Modular Handgun System’s capability to resist damage during the demanding act of ejecting from
The 350 acres comprising Fort DuPont State Park are some of the 23,000 controlled by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. (Photo: DNREC) The Delaware Supreme Court last week held that a prohibition on firearms on public land issued by two state agencies is unconstitutional. The lawsuit, brought by several gun rights
“In the aftermath of so many mass shootings, it would be tragic for this to become the next deadly loophole in our nation’s gun laws,” said Healey. (Photo: Attorney General Maura Healey’s office) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has come out swinging against national concealed carry reciprocity, contending it puts police officers at risk. In
“This vote marks a watershed moment for Second Amendment rights,” said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s lobbying wing. (Photo: Savoy Leather) A move to sidestep a patchwork of reciprocity laws and agreements between states made it halfway through Congress on Wednesday carrying background check system fixes along for the ride. The proposal, H.R.38,
The shooting at Sutherland Springs last month resulted in 26 dead and another 20 injured while a neighbor, Stephen Willeford, responded to and exchanged fire with the shooter and was hailed for his actions. (Photo: Darren Abate/AP) Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked state Attorney General Ken Paxton to clarify state law regarding regs for
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, right, said the carry rights bill passed this week helps ensure the Second Amendment doesn’t stop at state lines. (Photo: Reuters) In a party-line vote Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee sent a measure expanding carry protections to the floor over howls from gun control advocates. Stressing the bill, H.R.
A bipartisan measure proposed in the House this week would inform state and local police and prosecutors when an individual prohibited from possessing a firearm tries to buy one. Introduced as H.R. 4471 by U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa., and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., the NICS Denial Notification Act is a rehash of a
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), seen here at a press conference, has authorized emergency regulations at a Richmond monument that ban guns and other weapons from events. (Photo: AP) The Virginia Citizens Defense League has their lawyers looking into Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s ban declared last week on firearms at a controversial monument to Robert E.
The House Judiciary Committee announced this week it will mark up a pair of bills that would expand carry rights nationwide while addressing background checks and controversial firearms accessories. The committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is set to move on both the revamped carry bill and a pending measure designed to fix
Mossberg warns that if a Maverick Hunter is incorrectly marked with the 3-5-inch chamber, it is part of the recall O.F. Mossberg & Sons issued a recall warning for certain Maverick shotguns that have been marked with an incorrect chambering. The company warns the marking indicates that the shotguns are chambered for 3.5-inch shells, but
State Rep. Jim Lucas wants to eliminate the law requiring a lawful person to obtain a license to carry a firearm (Photo: Indiana House Republicans) A study committee to consider whether Indiana should no longer require a license before you can carry a handgun in public issued its findings on Monday. After a summer of
Jason Cooper, a registered sex offender, now faces murder charges. (Photo: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department) A man was brutally slain in the dairy aisle of an Indianapolis grocery store Friday night after he refused to hand over his cell phone. Indianapolis police arrested Jason Cooper, 37, for the shooting death of 43-year-old Carlos Castro during
Reports indicate Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, chose to end their own lives rather than continue to face the elements with no food or water. (Photo: National Park Service) The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday that a couple found dead in Joshua Tree National Park last week died in what appears
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has declared war on national reciprocity and has 16 other state AGs sign on for good measure (Photo: Hiroki Masuike/The New York Times) A group of attorneys general have gone on record in their opposition to legislation that would see greater acceptance of concealed carry permits nationwide. Led by
Based on the full-auto FN Minimi squad automatic weapon, the semi-auto-only M249S was introduced to the civilian market in 2015 while a shorter Para model followed earlier this year (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) FN America issued a recall of the M249S — the civilian version of the military weapon — after identifying an issue with the