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Armed Citizen® Today A pedestrian in Austin, Texas, acted in defense of another when an armed man allegedly burglarized them at gunpoint on June 14, 2022. The two were walking through an outdoor shopping center parking lot just after 4 p.m. that Tuesday afternoon, when a 17-year-old approached them from …

Just like any other industry, gun companies have always advertised the innovations of their products. Now, gun-control advocates accuse gun manufacturers of purposely producing ads that cater to criminals.  A decades-old gun-control narrative has been resurging in recent months, sweeping across the national scene in everything from celebrity Twitter accounts to The …

Last week, a federal judge in the Western District of Texas ruled that a law which prohibits the acquisition of firearms by someone who is under felony indictment violates the Second Amendment. The decision to invalidate a major provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 underscores the gravity of …

As part of a criminal justice “reform” effort, the state of Illinois is preparing to unleash the first statewide no-cash bail law, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, and the ramifications could be disastrous. The policy, or variations of it, have already been implemented in a number …

Last week, the Columbia City Council passed Ordinance No.: 2022-080 to require its residents to report their lost or stolen firearms to the police within 24 hours or face up to a $500 fine. This is Columbia’s latest effort to waste time and taxpayer resources while doing nothing to hold criminals accountable for their actions, …

Speaking about her new gun control legislation, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul claimed that “we took swift and thoughtful action to keep New Yorkers safe…. we will continue leading the way forward and implementing common sense gun safety legislation,” adding “our smart, sensible gun laws will go into effect as planned … on …

Environmental conditions add an interesting dynamic to any shooting discipline. Much of the popularity of precision rifle competitions and long range comes from the challenge of reading and adjusting for wind. Kestrels and ballistic solvers provide significant amounts of useful information. Even so, not everyone has these tools or can …

A precision shooter who requested anonymity set a new long-distance shooting record of 4.4 miles on Sept. 13 in western Wyoming. The undertaking was the result of the massive efforts of Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries, managers of Nomad Rifleman, a firearm training facility located near Jackson Hole, WY. The pair worked …

I’ve always loved shooting long range. Perhaps it‘s because I spent so much time in my early shooting career with handguns, I want to catch up on all the rifle shooting I’ve missed. Growing up in New England doesn’t help, either—there’s not a lot of places you can shoot out …

Back in 2006, I helped a friend design and test a bullet for a .50-caliber, short-action rifle cartridge he’d wildcatted. He needed a bullet that would withstand high-velocity impact without deforming to a wide frontal diameter and jeopardizing penetration. I showed him the French-made GPA bullet which I’d recently tested …