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You Won’t Believe What Happened in This Big Buck Story

DEER AND DEER HUNTING.COM From the Archives – Aside from it being opening day of firearms deer season, Nov. 15, 2016, was a special day for Michigan deer hunter Harold Kleinow. Kleinow is 79 years old and hails from Carleton, Mich. That November day also is when he was presented with a refurbished head mount of the first buck his father, George Kleinow, shot in the UP during the 1923…

Poll: Sorry, Anti-Gunners, Your Base Of Support For Gun Control Is Being Chipped Away Again

TOWNHALL.COM October 19, 2018 – Wait—isn’t 60 percent a solid number showing support for stricter gun laws? Yes, but support is dropping and my guess, like what happened after Sandy Hook, is that support will continue to drop until they return to pre-Newtown levels: 47 percent. And that was with a Democratic president at the helm. Sandy Hook was a tragic shooting that shook the nation, as did the February…

NAT’L – Feature – What Happens When A Black Man Tries To Embrace White Gun Culture

PACIFIC STANDARD.COM September 11, 2018 – RJ, a young black man, falls in love with Lizzie, a white woman he’s training at the Oklahoma gym where he works. The first time RJ meets Lizzie’s family as her boyfriend, he’s hardly walked in the door when her father, Charles, hands him a revolver. RJ has never handled a gun and finds them terrifying. Lizzie grew up in a household where…

Lovey Dovey: One Guy’s Passion for Dove Hunting

LEITESCULINARIA.COM From the Archives – As we crept out into the predawn gloom, everyone was a little jumpy. Armed with shotguns and plenty of shells, about a dozen of us—all anxious, all nursing hangovers—fanned out in a huge arc around a sunflower field that was maybe three acres wide. We found our places, settling in among the corn stalks that loomed above us in the adjoining field, our eyes scanning…

Man arrested after allegedly threatening a mass shooting at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium

YORK DISPATCH.COM August 24, 2018 – Penn State police arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly making a threat aimed at Beaver Stadium during football season. According to a university press release Thursday, police arrested Charles Thomas Hitechew, of Gibsonia. University police, along with the FBI, investigated a threat shared on Twitter on Aug. 8. “I have decided that I’m going to commit the biggest mass shooting in history of the world,…

The Gun Guru of YouTube

THE ATLANTIC.COM August 14, 2018 – Someday John Correia will meet Jesus. As an ordained pastor, he has thought about how their first conversation will go. That is why he keeps his Heckler & Koch VP9 loaded with a 9-mm magazine in pristine condition. “You’re only going to draw a gun on the worst day of your life,” Correia told me. “You want to make sure the equipment works. I…

CT – Feature – Rifles over 2 centuries: Iconic manufacturers made New Haven home

NEW HAVEN REGISTER August 12, 2018 – What successful maker of high-end shirts started a firearms manufacturing company that in later years employed some 20,000 people as part of the largest industrial enterprise in New Haven? Oliver Winchester, realizing the need for improved armaments after the Civil War and as Americans headed West, formed the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. in New Haven in 1866. 

IA – Feature – How Civil Must America Be?

NEW YORK TIMES August 11, 2018 – GRINNELL, Iowa — All paths seem to cross at Saints Rest, a downtown coffee shop that opened in 1999. In the early morning, retirees amble over for kaffeeklatsch; later, professors from the college here meet students, who hunker down with laptops. Teenagers come by after school. The shop’s name stems from a term of derision for the teetotaling, lecture-friendly Congregationalists who settled…

Pre-Season Deer Scouting

BUCK MANAGER.COM From the Archives – It’s mid-summer, hot as hell and all I can think about is doing some pre-season deer scouting to get ready for hunting season. As the mercury climbs into triple digits I can’t help but think about the cooler weather the latter-half of the year provides, but it’s the deer hunting that the fall and winter offers that really gets me fired up! We…

Jesse James On Guns: ‘More Important than Motorcycles’

NATIONAL REVIEW.COM August 9, 2018 – Jesse James may have an outlaw’s name, but he has long been a friend to law-enforcement officers, including the ones he learned to shoot with when he was a boy growing up in California. “My dad was a big NRA member and gun proponent,” he says. “He had lots of friends who were with the sheriffs, and we’d go out into the desert…

TX – Feature – Guns in the Family: A Complex Legacy

FOLKLIFE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE.EDU July 30, 2018 – Although I grew up in Texas, I didn’t see myself as someone engrained in gun culture. Still, I loved watching shoot-outs in action movies and was happy firing off rounds as James Bond on Nintendo 64. In the backyard, I imagined ordinary tree limbs into guns. Isn’t that just what kids do—or used to do? 

FBI Handguns: Revolvers of the Past

GUN DIGEST.COM From the Archives – While it seems the initial FBI issue of .38 Special revolvers were Colts — primarily Official Police and Police Positives — the Smith & Wesson Military & Police (M&P), later called the Model 10, was soon issued and eventually became the sole issue revolver for new agents. Other Colts had also been obtained and issued, including the Colt Pocket Positive in .32 caliber. A Police…

Memories From the South: Hunting at the Family Camp

TIME.COM July 26, 2018 – In South Carolina, season opens the first week of October. A few diehards at camp come at the start and stay till the end, but most of us filter in and out whenever time allows. We drive down, go home, work jobs and sneak back on weekends. For three months, life is governed by deer hunting. Our camp is located in McCormick County. More…

Nat’l – Feature – The gunfight and the epiphany

SOFREP.COM July 21, 2018 – I shouted for him to exit the vehicle with his hands visible, my arms locked out in an extended position with a death grip on my Glock 17. I had at least half a magazine left in it by my guesstimation. My stance was wide and low, ready for a fight as the adrenaline surged through me. I was thinking hard and fast as various problems…

AL – Feature – 7 Outrageously Priced Guns You Wish You Owned

GUN GOALS.COM July 16, 2018 – If you’re like any gun enthusiast, a brief lull in the conversation or a ridiculously long line in the summer gives you ample time to peruse GunBroker and see all the outrageously priced guns you wish you owned! Some people might prefer niche guns, but we’ve tried to include firearms that gun collectors and gun enthusiasts rave about all over the internet on…

FL – Feature – “Anybody Can Shoot an AR”: Florida Gun Owners Weigh Regulations After Parkland

THE NEW YORKER.COM February 19, 2018 – An unwelcome visitor who attempts to enter Tres Bullard’s home, half an hour south of Parkland, Florida, will encounter at least three obstacles: Bullard’s ninety-pound pit bull, Storm; his electronic alarm system; and his guns. Bullard, a forty-two-year-old business-development manager, who lives with his wife and their four-year-old son, describes himself as a “pretty libertarian-leaning person.” He keeps a loaded pistol beside his…

Nat’l – Feature – Gun reviews and Facebook opinions: How to sift through the mess when buying a new firearm

SOFREP.COM February 9, 2018 – When it comes to purchasing a new firearm, it pays to do your homework. You want to know that you’re getting a reliable platform, that it doesn’t have any glaring safety issues, and that you’re getting a good value for the price you’re paying. The problem is, it can be pretty tough to find that information when most of the internet is dead set…

‘Black Guns Matter’ joins world’s largest gun show

WASHINGTON EXAMINER January 5, 2018 – The urban-focused Second Amendment rights group, Black Guns Matter, has joined up to sponsor the world’s largest gun show set for Jan. 23-26 in Las Vegas. According to the sponsor of the SHOT Show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Black Guns Matter will provide evidence that the fight for expanded gun rights is happening even in anti-gun but violence-prone cities. 

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