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12Aug

How Eliminating “Gun-Free Zones” Can Keep Us Safe

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Why Gun-Free Zones Don’t Make Sense and What We Should Do About It

Many communities, facilities and businesses in the U.S. have established “gun-free zones” where no one is allowed to carry or possess firearms. The supporters of such zones claim that they cut down on violence and help protect people. In the wake of recent mass shootings and tragedies, though, it’s time to question whether or not gun-free zones keep us safe.

Do Gun-Free Zones Really Make Sense?

Gun-free zones were originally created by well-intentioned people who thought that removing guns from such areas would help keep citizens safe. However, these well-meaning …

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01Aug

Hawaii Takes a Step Backward with Federal Database

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Hawaii Becomes First State to Track Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Hawaii has taken action to become the first state to list all licensed gun owners in a federal database. Passed on June 23 by a Democrat-controlled legislature with support from Honolulu Police Department Maj. Richard Robinson, Hawaii Senate Bill 2954 takes effect immediately.

With Democrat Governor David Ige’s signature, Hawaii is the first state to utilize the FBI’s Rap Back Next Generation Identification (NGI) system to track the activities of firearm owners. The new law allows Hawaii police departments to evaluate and monitor whether an individual should have the right to possess firearms, …

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11Jul

Can We Predict Gun Politics?

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Protecting Our Rights in the Election Year

Should politics play a part in gun ownership rights? Whether we like it or not, firearm legislation is a hot issue in American politics and media. Considering the attempted legislative restrictions on gun rights in the past few years alone, we all feel the uncertainty that lies ahead, especially in a presidential election year.

Ironically, for all the gun restrictions proposed during the Obama administration, he did not emphasize gun control during his campaign. This year, presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is making a point of being tough on gun issues, and she’s already gone …

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07Jul

Can We Predict Gun Politics? original

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Protecting Our Rights in the Election Year

Should politics play a part in gun ownership rights? Whether we like it or not, firearm legislation is a hot issue in American politics and media. Considering the attempted legislative restrictions on gun rights in the past few years alone, we all feel the uncertainty that lies ahead, especially in a presidential election year.

Ironically, for all the gun restrictions proposed during the Obama administration, he did not emphasize gun control during his campaign. This year, presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is making a point of being tough on gun issues, and she’s …

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28Jun

Sensible Safety for Self-Defense

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Safe Storage without Sacrificing Performance

If you’re serious about protecting yourself, your home and your family, you should also be conscious of gun safety. No, we don’t mean banning all weapons (as so many politicians and media would love); rather, when we talk about gun safety, we mean effective ways to store your weapons so that they’re ready to be used the way they’re intended.

If you store furearms in your home for self-defense, you want to be able to access them quickly. How can you keep your weapons easily accessible, yet safely out of reach (and out of sigh t) of young …

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21Jan

Universal Firearms Background Check- A Closer Look

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The National Shoot Sports Foundation and McKeon & Associates released study findings that concluded that far fewer Americans think that universal background checks are necessary at gun shows than originally reported. The report written by the NSSF goes on to point out the sharp contrast between their findings and what has been commonly reported by the media. The McKeon study showed that 40 percent of Americans surveyed believe that gun show universal background checks are needed versus the 90 percent which is the statistic many media sources like to use.

So why the large difference in numbers? Knowledge seems to be …

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03Jan

FFL Location- Required Documents

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When you have your FFL license, you are required to keep several important documents and other material on hand at your licensed location (often your home). The ATF will look to be sure you have these things if they do an inspection, so it’s important to know what these documents are.

The first document you need on hand is, obviously, a copy of your FFL license. The license needs to be kept readily available for the inspection of any ATF officer. It’s not as though you’ll have someone from the ATF coming into your location once a month to look at …

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30Dec

TSA Confiscates Toy Gun

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TSA Confiscates Toy Gun – What Next?

September 11 was a tragedy which will remain a major event in our nation’s history. It changed many things in the US, including regulations surrounding airport security. They were important changes designed to keep flights and the people on them safer. However, when you start to mix the strict TSA regulations with the growing talk of more gun control, you get some interesting results!

Earlier this month, a woman was traveling on an airplane with her kit for making sock monkeys, when a prop for one of them was confiscated by the TSA. The sock …

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06Dec

FFL Inventory Coming Back in

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At the start of the year, it became almost impossible to get anything firearms related as everything was flying off the shelf as soon as it was put there! Some things are still difficult to find, especially ammo. We decided we’d talk to one of our wholesalers, Owen at Davidson’s to see what they were experiencing in the way of inventory now that the year is coming to a close. The following is an interview between FFL123 and Owen.

FFL123: How are manufacturers doing these days? Is product coming back into stock?

OL: Product availability is pretty strong. We are seeing …

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03Dec

Obama’s New Plan for Gun Control

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Obama’s Gun Control

When you find a door has closed on your plans, continue on until you find one that’s open. It looks like Obama is following that advice. His plans for stricter gun control failed this year with his attempt to instate universal background checks on gun sales among other measures. However, that has not stopped him from looking for other ways to tighten the reins on gun control in America.

Lately, Obama has been calling up the U.K. and Australia as examples we should follow. In his speech after the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard, Obama specifically referenced the …

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