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Ocean State lawmakers will be burning the midnight oil next Wednesday night poring over a lengthy agenda in the House Judiciary Committee.  The committee will start the hearing upon Rise of the House (about 4 p.m.) next Wednesday, March 11 in Room 101 of the Statehouse. Guns have already played …

Surgical masks, disinfectant and toilet paper aren’t the only things flying off the shelves as Americans prepare for coronavirus. Several retailers contacted by American Rifleman report ammunition sales are up significantly, with another warning that foodstuffs and survival gear once considered the exclusive realm of hardcore preppers and survivalists are …

Heavy fouling, such as seen on the AR bolt-carrier group above, are one of many factors that can cause a firearm to malfunction. While instructing several students how to operate an AR-15-style rifle, it failed to fire several times when the trigger was pulled. Trying to shoot a five-shot string …

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are effectively in a two-horse race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination after the results of Super Tuesday. After a dismal showing, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden. Sen. Elizabeth Warren remains in the …

Let’s start with the caveat that everyone should carry a firearm free of restriction, infringement or government interference whenever possible. There are, however, plenty of reasons why someone may either choose–or be required by law–to leave their firearm at home, though. Finding yourself devoid of a firearm does not mean …

Today, the NRA filed legal challenges against Initiative Petition 61 and Initiative Petition 62, which severely restrict and regulate commonly-owned firearms, making it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights. NRA previously filed a legal challenge against Initiative Petition 60 on Friday. The legal challenges assert that the ballot titles …

On behalf of two million law-abiding gun owners, Gun Owners of America is writing to object to the proposed revisions to the Firearms Transaction Record/Registro de Transacción de Armas de Fuego—ATF Form 4473 (5300.9) promulgated on December 26, 2019.  Particularly, our concerns are with the revised placement of sensitive information.  …

When Igor Volsky, the co-founder and executive director of Guns Down America, a gun-control group “dedicated to building a future with fewer guns,” saw an article in The New York Times claiming that gun manufacturers are suddenly (more on that in a moment) marketing to women and minorities, he showcased …

The Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-5 on February 17 against a bill that would have banned some of the most commonly owned rifles in the state (and throughout the country). HB 961 sought to ban popular semi-automatic rifles—a firearm type that is often improperly labeled with the purely political …

The most I could ask of gun-control activists is simply for them to tell the truth about who they are, what they believe and what they want. Not only does this make for an honest debate, it makes it easy to build a case for the Second Amendment. That’s because …