There’s just something about .50 caliber weapons; crossing that half-inch threshold has a certain magically, mystically masochistic appeal to us gun enthusiasts. First and foremost, of course, is dear ol’ “Ma Deuce,” the time-honored M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun. In sniper rifles, you have the Barrett M82A1 and the McMillan TAC-50. In the handgun
A federal judge has consolidated two lawsuits against the administration of Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, including one from the National Rifle Association, over a new gun law the Democrat signed in May. The Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, part of the NRA, and the gun rights group Maryland Shall Issue, both filed suit on
Gun rights groups have appealed to federal judges to overturn a lower court decision upholding Delaware’s “assault weapons” ban and other gun control measures. In late March, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Andrews denied a request by the Delaware Sportsmen’s Association (DSSA) and other groups for a preliminary injunction blocking Delaware from enforcing HB 450,
Here we go again with another one of my Top 5 Firearms lists. Having published one article on the all-encompassing general category of concealed carry handguns, and with a CCW revolver-focused article that was just published as I type these words, it’s now time to a write-up focused on Best Semiautomatic Pistols for Concealed Carry.
The era of the double-action (DA) revolver dominated both the American police and armed private citizen handgun markets is long gone, as the semiautomatic pistol mass transition took place way back in the 1980s. That said, even in 2023, the DA wheelgun still has its place in self-defense usage, especially in the realm of concealed
To provide some modicum of objectivity in selecting the guns for the final cut of this best-of-the-base concealed carry guns list, I factor in (1) industry-wide reputation for quality, and (2) personal, hands-on shooting experience so that this writer can vouch for the guns’ accuracy, reliability, handling characteristics, and ease/practicality of concealment. Here is what
Growing up in the United Kingdom, the only time that Iris Pullan encountered guns was playing video games or watching TV. Not even many police in the U.K. carry them. Pullan and her family moved to the United States when she was 13, but she didn’t consider owning a gun until about three years ago.
D.C., Maryland and Virginia all will roll out some new laws on July 1, 2023, although the most attention-grabbing one is certainly Maryland’s legalization of recreational marijuana for adults. Other new laws in the D.C. area involve minimum wage in both the District and in Montgomery County; an expanded move-over law in Virginia, and the
On June 20, Los Gatos introduced an ordinance that would prohibit concealed carry permit holders from bringing their firearms to specific places around town. But in contrast with the hardline positions staked-out on both sides of the gun debate across the United States—with National Rifle Association members claiming guns in classrooms would help solve things
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) doubled down on her defense of relaxed gun control laws, claiming “strict gun laws actually create murder.” Greene opened her remarks by pointing to multiple shootings in Chicago on Memorial Day weekend that left 11 people dead and over 50 injured from gunshot wounds. She claimed Democrats failed to talk
(Newswise) — A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions analyzing 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data reveals another record year for firearm fatalities. The 48,830 lives lost to firearms in 2021—the second year of the pandemic—is the highest number on record. Both firearm homicides and suicides reached record
Updated at 5:50 p.m. June 19 to add an additional victim. A party involving teenagers in a downtown St. Louis building ended in gunfire, killing a 17-year-old and injuring 11 others, just after 1 a.m. Sunday. Makao Moore died in the shooting, police said. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 19. Most of
Updated at 9:45 a.m. June 19 after police listed an additional victim A party involving teenagers in a downtown St. Louis building ended in gunfire, killing a 17-year-old and injuring 10 others just after 1 a.m. Sunday. Makao Moore died in the shooting, police said. All the victims ranged in age from 15 to 19.
By Miriam Raftery Image: U.S. Constitution, cc via Bing June 18, 2023 (Sacramento) – California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a 28th amendment to reduce gun violence. Newsom says, “The 28th Amendment will enshrine in the Constitution common sense gun safety measures that Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and gun owners overwhelmingly support — while leaving the
Former “President” Donald Trump will be arraigned today at the Wilkie D. Ferguson Federal Courthouse in Miami, and while many indicted criminals have their very own gangs or mobs, most of the time, they tend not to show up outside the courthouse. That’s more of a concern with Trump, who just loves it when a
Earlier this week, I was reminded why I love my job with 19FortyFive so much when our editor asked me which Glock pistols I hadn’t reviewed yet. I replied something along the lines of, “Well, let’s see, there’s the Glock 30S .45 ACP, the Glock 27 .40 cal, and the Glock 19X 9mm.” Naturally, she
Earlier this week, our editor asked me which Glock pistols I hadn’t reviewed yet. I replied something along the lines of, “Well, let’s see, there’s the Glock 30S .45 ACP, the Glock 27 .40 cal, and the Glock 19X 9mm.” Naturally, she asked me to review them all. As our longtime readers have realized, I’m
Timing is everything. In recent weeks I have written articles about two highly popular 9mm semiautomatic pistols, the striker-fired Canik TP9 and the traditional double-action Smith & Wesson Model 3913 LadySmith. Alas, at the time of those writings, I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to fire either weapon, so I instead went with the assessments
President Joe Biden could face a familial wrinkle in his gun control effort: Hunter Biden. Vice President Kamala Harris noted on Friday that gun control will be a major part of the Biden administration’s legislative agenda going into 2024. The administration plans to seek bans on semi-automatic rifles and red-flag laws that allow the confiscation of firearms
Firearms have been a source of debate in the United States for decades due to the abnormally high amount of gun violence in the country. Recently, the New York Times reported guns surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of death for American children, with at least 145 mass shootings in 2023, as of April 11. Utah
Laws imposing minimum age requirements for the possession and purchase of firearms are intended to reduce access to firearms by young people. These laws are also on the books to lower the number of suicides, homicides, and unintentional shootings among America’s youth. Young people are at serious risk of becoming involved in violent acts against
On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley went on CNN to appear in another of the network’s now infamous “town halls.” The kind of town hall that promises the sort of kid glove treatment that can only be delivered by a network in free fall. It was the same town hall at which Haley spent
At the gleaming new Fruitport High School in Michigan, the entrance opens to a spacious atrium, with floating rows of lockers arrayed diagonally from the front door. They are noticeably short so students can peer over them. Overlooking the atrium is a walkway fenced with metal sheets and pockmarked with slits through which you can
ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. From the movie theater to the shopping mall, inside a church and a synagogue, through the grocery aisle and into the classroom, gun violence has invaded every corner of American life. It is
Kinsey Akers | Deputy News Editor On March 23, 2023, March for Our Lives, the student-based organization founded in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, hosted a rally at the Florida Capitol in protest of several of Florida’s firearm policies, particularly a recent bill, House Bill 543, which allows permitless concealed carry.
Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions This tweet: DeSantis signed a permit-less carry bill in April that removes requirements for:-background checks-instruction-training+oversight Until our leaders have the courage to stop bowing down to the NRA and enact common sense gun safety this kind of senseless violence will continue. https://t.co/iX6ryxsPwv — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 30,
North Jersey residents explain what brought them to the polls These North Jersey residents share their Election Day 2022 motivations. Miguel Fernandez, NorthJersey.com New Jersey’s 24th District is guaranteed to have two new Assembly representatives next year after neither incumbent chose to run in this year’s election. That wide-open race has attracted five candidates to
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) tried on Monday to blame Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for a mass shooting that happened in the Sunshine State. But the attempt immediately fell flat. What did Newsom say? Nine people were injured when gunfire erupted on the Hollywood Oceanfront Boardwalk in south Florida on Memorial Day. Police believe
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A proposal dealing with concealed carry passed out of a Senate committee on Tuesday, May 30. The bill would allow Louisiana residents ages 21 and older to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. The bill also eliminates all training and background check requirements to carry a concealed weapon in
State Rep. Danny McCormick’s House Bill 131 to allow concealed carry of firearms without a permit or training fails the commonsense test. It would accelerate the presence of hidden guns even deeper into our daily lives. The proliferation of guns must be checked and balanced with permitting and training. States with weak gun laws have