• Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris appeals gun ruling involving San Diego County

    The California attorney general Wednesday asked a full federal appeals court to review a controversial gun case in hopes the court will overturn a ruling by a three-judge panel that would make it easier for someone to legally carry a concealed weapon in public.

  • FBI: Officers killed with firearms decreased 40 percent as gun sales soared in 2013

    On November 24 the FBI released stats showing the number of officers killed in the line of duty during 2013 decreased by approximately 40 percent at a time when private gun sales were breaking records.

  • Admitting to the ‘Assault Weapons Myth’

    When The New York Times published an op-ed thoroughly exposing the “Assault Weapons Myth,” the major players in the gun-ban movement blithely said they were moving on, that a federal gun-ban was a “non-starter.”

  • Hard facts: More guns but less crime

    • Recent stats that belie controllers’ anti-firearm rhetoric
  • California can’t challenge ruling on concealed guns, court says

    Relaxed rules for carrying concealed guns in public may not be challenged by California state officials or advocacy groups, a federal appeals panel decided Wednesday.

  • Prisoners freed quickly after voters OK measure

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A ballot measure passed by voters is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors.

  • A record-high number of Americans say guns make homes safer

    Six in 10 Americans believe having a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be, a percentage that has nearly doubled since 2000, according to a new Gallup poll.

  • Mass shooting deaths vs. car deaths

    Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the FBI, show that Americans are roughly 159 times more likely to be struck by a car and killed than shot and killed in a mass shooting.

  • Obama explains his assault weapon policies

    We’re sending assault weapons to rebels in Syria to confront a regime that does not represent them.

  • Report: 92 percent of mass shootings since 2009 occurred in gun-free zones

    On October 9, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a revised report showing that 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones.

  • Gun memes

    Why carry a gun?

  • CDC: Accidental poisoning death 51 times more likely than accidental shooting death

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) death statistics for 2010 show that Americans are 51 times more likely to die an accidental poisoning death versus an accidental shooting death.

  • The FBI is going 9mm

    “Shot placement is paramount and law enforcement officers on average strike an adversary with only 20 — 30 percent of the shots fired during a shooting incident. Given the reality that shot placement is paramount (and difficult to achieve given the myriad of variables present in a deadly force encounter) in obtaining effective incapacitation, the caliber used must maximize the likelihood of hitting vital organs. Typical law enforcement shootings result in only one or two solid torso hits on the adversary. This requires that any projectile which strikes the torso has as high a probability as possible of penetrating deeply enough to disrupt a vital organ.”

  • Study: ‘Assault Weapon’ and CCW restrictions associated with higher murder rates

    In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, “states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher” than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state “murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal [‘assault weapon’ and ‘large’ magazine] ban was in effect.” Gius says that more research is needed to determine whether these gun control laws contributed to, or merely coincided with, higher rates of crime.

  • Ruling in Silvester v. Harris

    JEFF SILVESTER, et al., Plaintiffs

  • Why own a military-style weapon?

    Here’s one reason why someone may need an AR-15 with 30-round magazines.

  • Open letter to Obama

    As Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Gun Owners Foundation, and on behalf of our over 300,000 members and supporters, I respectfully bring to your attention a matter that requires your immediate action.

  • Suspect in Philadelphia hospital shooting had history of gun arrests

    A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker — and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back — has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.

  • Gun rights group files suit against Feds over interstate handgun purchase bans

    The Citizens Committee for the Rights to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) filed suit Tuesday in federal court against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) director over current law that bars cross-state handgun transfers.

  • Target’s gun ban backfires: Here come the robbers

    • Major retailer’s firearms policy creates danger for customers