Florida’s highest court upheld the penalty provision in the state’s preemption statute, which holds local officials accountable by directly fining them for knowingly passing preempted ordinances. Like many states, Florida sought to have a uniform system of firearms laws and passed a preemption statute. But in 2011, after many lawsuits were filed …

Two NRA-opposed bills advanced from committee at the Roundhouse yesterday in Santa Fe. House Bill 9 ​by Rep. Pamela Herndon (D-ABQ), a firearm owner liability bill, was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee on a 7-4 party line vote. The bill creates back-door gun storage requirements by imposing criminal penalties on firearms owners if a third-party minor displays, brandishes or injures someone with …

Benelli at SHOT Show 2023 earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nev., announced the expansion of its Lupo lineup this year with two new calibers in a walnut stock platform. The Benelli Lupo bolt-action rifle in AA-Grade satin walnut is ideal for shooters who appreciate the look and feel of …

Dead Air Silencers has officially launched a new world headquarters and warehouse facility in Heber City, UT. The newly built 9,000-square-foot facility provides the space required to meet demand for the company’s suppressors and support the company’s expanding operations worldwide. An official live grand opening will take place this spring. “We …

Buck Knives has been a family-owned business since Hoyt Buck began crafting the first Buck Knives in 1902. That tradition of making heirloom-quality knives keeps Buck as a leader in the industry. The new 662 Alpha Scout continues that legacy and will be a welcome addition to your memory bank. The …

When it comes to a self-defense situation, most shooters think “Well, I’ll just shoot him!” Others may consider their personal “go-to” move to be a martial arts technique such as a finger strike to the eyes, bare-knuckle punch to the throat or kick to the groin. Regardless of what you …

For those who enjoy hunting with Winchester lever-action rifles, we’ve got a pair of fantastic cartridges for this comparison, purposely suited to their particular rifles, with enough horsepower to fill the role of an all-around cartridge. The latter decades of the 19th century saw Oliver Winchester’s company dominating the repeating rifle market, with …

HatsanUSA has announced its largest airgun to date—the .62 caliber PileDriver, designed for high-powered hunting applications. Capable of producing over 700 ft-lbs. of kinetic energy in .62 caliber, it is also available in .45- and .50-caliber models. Although the gun utilizes a 33-inch barrel, its bullpup design keeps maximum length under …

Riton Optics was founded in 2013 in Tucson, Ariz.—where it remains to this day—by Brady Speth, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former Capitol Police Officer. The business moved slowly and methodically as the team fine-tuned designs to ensure they met and exceeded enthusiast expectations. The approach was a sound one, …

As most anyone who is married knows all too well, failing to remember a significant anniversary is a mistake best avoided. In view of that, we always strive to point out important milestones as they pertain to the world of firearms—and in this issue we mark two. The first is …