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Many armed robbers seem to think that liquor stores are easy marks for making some fast cash. But armed owners and clerks frequently turn the table on the bad guys, as seen in these six stories. When a man entered Lisa’s Beer and Wine with a gun around 9 p.m.

Originally appeared in America’s 1st Freedom magazine, August 2013. National mandatory background checks for all private party firearm sales are again part of the national conversation. There are people who everyone agrees should not be able to buy a gun—convicted violent criminals and those currently awaiting trial or sentencing for

By all accounts, the Patriot bolt-action has been selling extremely well since its formal introduction at the 2015 SHOT Show. On the surface, that success would seem to run counter to the industry-wide trends toward tactical styling and technological innovation. Instead, the Patriot looks like a classic from the 1960s

Over the past 24 years on American Rifleman, I have seen a lot of gun companies come and go. Some have become established brands. Some were crackpot ideas destined for the oddities case downstairs at NRA’ National Firearms Museum. The company I met with today is not headed for the

Ruger designed its Precision Rifle as a price-friendly alternative to most long-range precision rifles on the market, which can typically run $3,000 or more. At about half the price, Ruger didn’t sacrifice in standout features that really set this rifle apart from the crowd, including its compatibility with both rear- and side-latching

What do you get when a Cuomo, a Clinton and the Brady Campaign get together to toast each other? A lot of hollow rhetoric blaming America’s law abiding gun owners for the acts of criminals and madmen, and oh yes, an award for Hillary Clinton. The Brady Campaign came up

On November 18, the European Commission expedited a plan to overhaul the European Union’s already restrictive gun control laws. The move comes in the immediate wake of November 13th’s terrorist shooting and bombing attacks that killed 129 in Paris, France. Just how the European Commission expects new restrictions on civilian

Recently, we reported on Hillary Clinton’s praise for local firearm “buyback” events and her view that forcing Americans to participate in them on a national level – ala Australia and Great Britain – is “worth considering.” Voluntary gun buybacks are a classic case of gun control symbolism. Their advocates claim

On Friday, Nov. 13, Islamic terrorists carried out a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, France, that left (at last count) 129 people dead. Their weapons included explosive suicide vests and Kalashnikov rifles. These weapons – as well as murder, false imprisonment, kidnapping, trespass, smuggling, terrorism, and virtually every other

The Paris terrorist attacks were not easily pinned on America’s supposedly lax gun laws or the NRA, but that didn’t stop exploitative assaults on America’s law-abiding gun owners and those who support them. While some media sources did ruefully acknowledge that Paris already has highly restrictive gun control and that