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ATF Quietly Ruled Shoulder Stocked Pistols are “Short Barreled Rifles” in 1961

For many years, there was little enforcement. Returning servicemen brought back war trophies of shoulder-stocked Mauser & Luger pistols. It was not until 1961 the ATF ruled that pistols...

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IL: Ban on Guns in Forest Preserve District is Unconstitutional

The Court of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, has held the ban on possession of firearms by concealed carry permit holders in Cook County Forest Preserve is unconstitutional.

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Survey Validates Estimates of Private Guns and Defensive Uses

The most comprehensive survey of gun ownership and defensive uses of guns was completed in 2021. Here is a summation of the results.

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Idaho: Backpacker Uses .45 to Stop Attacking Moose

On June 21, in Idaho, a backpacker and his dog were attacked by a bull moose. Fortunately, the backpacker had a personal defensive handgun and was able to stop the attack.

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Canada: Coyote Attacks Finally Trigger Official Response in Vancouver

Attacks on humans by urban coyotes have skyrocketed in Vancouver, Canada. The B.C. Ministry of Forests has decided to cull 35 coyotes in Vancouver.

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Texas Grand Jury: No Bill for Russell King, who Shot a State Trooper

A property manager in Syracuse New York, Richard Morose, stopped a man, Demetrius Jackson, from shooting into a group of people, by shooting Jackson. The DA says many lives were saved.

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NY: Armed Property Manager Stops Mass Killing in Syracuse

Richard Morose was forced to stop a mass killing in Syracuse, New York, August, 2021. It remains to be seen if this incident will be included in the FBI database of mass shootings stopped....

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Paper: Most Firearm Offenses in Illinois are for Firearms Possession by Black Men

Most firearms arrests for possession of guns in Illinois, are of black men in the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago.

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Shelf Life of .22 Rimfire Ammunition: Test of 65+ Year Old Ammo

How long does .22 rimfire last before it starts to degrade? There has not been much systematic long-term storage testing of .22 rimfire.

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Estonia Supreme Court Rules In-Favor of Reasonable Self Defense

The Criminal Law Chamber of the Estonia Supreme Court has written a strong legal opinion in support of the right to self-defense for the former Soviet nation.

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Data Shows Percent of Fatalities in People Hit by Gunfire: Highly Variable, by City

The percentage of people shot who are killed instead of wounded is highly variable. It varies significantly by geographical location. Local culture may be a significant factor.

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WI: Kyle Rittenhouse Case Intertwined with Kenosha Firearms Case of Dominick Black

The Rittenhouse case is a political case, with strong partisan feelings transcending any sense of logic.  The MSM has worked hard to claim Rittenhouse is guilty ... of ... something!?

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