Congressman Mike Thompson, D-Calf., says his bill supports the Second Amendment and is aimed at keeping guns from criminals. (Photo: Politico) A bill introduced in the House last week aims to expand background check to cover firearm sales at gun shows, over the Internet or in classified ads. The measure, H.R.4240, has 39 lawmakers supporting
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Federal background checks tripled last month in the nation’s capitol after city officials said they wouldn’t appeal a circuit court ruling on its concealed carry law. Some 217 Washington, D.C. residents submitted applications to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in October. More than two-thirds sought concealed handgun licenses, according to federal data, compared
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered flags to be flown at half staff through Thursday in honor of those who died in the “horrific shooting.” (Photo: KSAT) Twenty-six people were killed and another 20 injured during a Sunday morning church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in what is being described as the largest mass shooting in
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Long gun sales spiked in October, the same month as the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. (Photo: Associated Press) Long gun sales hit an annual high last month after the Las Vegas shooting sparked new debates about gun control and stoked fears about personal safety across the country. Dealers processed more than 480,000
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Gun sales increased last month, but still trail 2016 by a double digit margin (Photo: Morgan Lee/AP) Estimated gun sales climbed over 12 percent in October after a sluggish third quarter, according to federal data. Dealers processed just over 2 million applications through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month — a 13
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The new XC1-B from SureFire was created with the help of industry experts who contributed their knowledge in order to improve the design and function of the weaponlight. (Photo: SureFire) SureFire debuted the latest in its series of weaponlights, launching the all new XC1-B compact handgun light designed for concealed carry. The XC1-B was created
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The new Reactor caters to the Springfield XD-E design and is equipped with Instant-On technology. (Photo: Viridian) Viridian Weapons Technologies expands its Reactor laser sight series, adding a new model tailor made for the Springfield Armory XD-E 9mm compact pistol. Available in either green or red, the newest Reactor includes a bi-color battery indicator, multiple
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Besides a Critical Defense rifle offering for defensive situations, other new ammo lines include Hornady Dangerous Game, Subsonic and Frontier Cartridges as well as new additions to existing lines. The new Critical Defense rifle line, for personal protection, includes offerings in two different .223 loads– 55 and 73-grain– as well as a 155-grain 308. Joining
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The H30 lineup of scopes is aimed at hunters, serving up features that make it easier to traipse through wooded areas. (Photo: Barra) Optics maker Barra improves on its series of scopes, announcing the latest hunting riflescope to hits it product lineup — the H30 series. The H30 offers shooters a fully multi-coated optical system
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The bill would add definitions of bump stocks and trigger cranks to Massachusetts state law, directing a ban on both (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) A joint conference committee of the Commonwealth’s legislature on Thursday forwarded a ban on bump stocks and trigger cranks to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The language, part of H.4008, an appropriation bill,
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https://giffords.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RLM_01717_GiffordsPac_Only_Radio_Rev.mp3 President Obama talks guns in an ad aired by the Giffords group in support of Democrat candidate Ralph Northam in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The one-minute ad takes on Republican Ed Gillespie’s endorsement from the National Rifle Association and paints Northam as the candidate for governor who will take on the gun rights group. “The
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Pennsylvania Republican Ryan Costello is sponsoring a bill that would encourage states to add more of their domestic violence abusers to the federal database of prohibited firearms possessors. (Photo: VISTA) A bipartisan effort to increase domestic violence reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System would trim federal grant opportunities to states that don’t
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The M&P10 Sport is the latest rifle to hit Smith & Wesson’s popular M&P series of firearms. (Photo: Smith & Wesson) Smith & Wesson brings a new rifle to its M&P series, introducing the M&P10 Sport Rifle chambered in .308 Win/7.62×51 NATO to the company’s M&P10 lineup. The rifle boasts a medium-contour 16-inch barrel with
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