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On November 30, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s ban on so-called “large-capacity” firearm magazines. In doing so, it reversed earlier rulings that found the restriction unconstitutional. This latest ruling, in the case of Duncan v. Bonta, was 7-4. “The ban on legal possession of large-capacity magazines reasonably …
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How much do you know about rimfire ammo? Take our 10-question quiz to find out. The answers will be at the end of the quiz, but don’t peek ahead—we’ll know! True or false? Rimfire cartridge cases are the oldest self-contained cartridge in existence.   In terms of the sheer number …
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The second-class treatment of Second Amendment rights continues. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Duncan v. Bonta ruled en banc that California’s ban on standard capacity magazines does not violate the Second Amendment, overturning a lower court decision that held the ban was unconstitutional. The Ninth Circuit ignores historical context, …
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While 6.5 mm Creedmoor took close to a decade to really catch on, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the 6.5 mm PRC. Both developed by Hornady, this “magnum” Creedmoor boasts higher velocities, flatter trajectories and greater downrange energy than its older brother, all without a major increase …
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“I never shall forget it whilst I remember anything,” wrote abolitionist, freedman, and author Frederick Douglass in his book entitled Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. While Douglass employs the line in recalling barbarousness committed against his aunt, the line is relevant wherever an indelible …
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It’s a question I hear often, and one with many correct answers: “What is the best all-around cartridge for North American big-game hunting?” Hunting styles have changed, the quality optics available to us make longer shots a reality, and modern bullets have done nothing but helped our cause. Still, ‘all-around’ can be …
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Ammunition is still a lot more expensive than anyone would like; and, in this increasingly hectic world, it seems like time is also increasingly rare. At the same time, more people than ever have chosen to carry a gun for self-defense. How can we all practice life-saving skills if time …
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As soon as an independent Czech state was formed from the ashes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following the First World War, it quickly became known as a nation with worldwide influence in firearm design. During the Cold War, despite being behind the Iron Curtain, the Czechs resisted the hegemony of …
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Not since D.C. v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court has a more-fundamental Second Amendment case been poised to affect our freedom. This month—on November 3—the high court will hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen. This case asks the fundamental question: “Whether the State’s …
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Shotguns are very effective arms for home defense, because their power far eclipses most handgun and many rifle rounds. A typical self-defense load, the 12-ga. 00 buckshot shell, has a muzzle energy 2.8 times that of a .44 Mag. from a 6” handgun barrel and 1.8 times that of the 5.56 NATO …
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