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Know a State’s Gun Laws Before Traveling with a Firearm

Know a State’s Gun Laws Before Traveling with a Firearm

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The summer of 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the road trip. Six in 10 Americans are expected to embark on a road trip of 50 miles or more if gas prices remain low, according to the...
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Tennessee Mother of Criminal Wants Hero Charged

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Knoxville, Tennessee– The man who shot and killed an armed robbery suspect at a Knoxville convenience store may avoid charges under Tennessee law — despite the fact he was a felon with a gun. Issac Jamal Scruggs, 42, of Knoxville,...
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Every Gun Owner Should Consider a Gun Trust

Ross Betts
By now, I’m sure most of you are familiar with the term, “gun trust.” People often assume the process of establishing a gun trust, like many legal processes, is costly and time-consuming, and maybe even unnecessary. Plus, if you don’t...
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What Are The Best Holsters For Concealed Carry?

Taylor Wright
You have a lot of options when it comes to carrying your concealed firearm. At FLP, we looked to the Jason, one of the experts at Beretta to give us some insight. He doesn’t care much for ankle carry, and recommends...
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When May A Person Use Deadly Force to Defend Themselves? Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground Laws Explained

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If someone enters your home in the middle of the night and threatens you or your family, are you able to use the firearm you have in your bedroom nightstand  that you purchased for personal safety reasons? What about if...
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Summertime Firearm Safety

Mitch Strobl
Used with permission from http://www.hunter-ed.com  “Don’t worry, it’s not loaded.” If reading those words didn’t scare the heck out of you, then you definitely need to read this article! When it comes to firearm safety, the words mentioned above should...
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“I was forced to shoot an attacker in my home.”’

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With the incredible rate of crime and number of homeowner invasions  climbing daily, I would venture to say that most Americans no longer operate under the familiar adage  that, “It could never happen to me.”  However no one truly anticipates...
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Home Invasion Defense

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Home invasions can be devastating.  The U.S. Department of Justice reports that there are over 8,000 home invasions in North America every day, and 1 out of 5 homes will experience a break-in or invasion.  That’s over 2 million homes...
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Knives for Every Day Carry (EDC)

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Though we usually address firearms related topics, we thought it might be a good idea to address something that many conceal permit holders also carry - a knife.
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Carrying Concealed Around the U.S.

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Perhaps you are someone who enjoys carrying a firearm in your home state but have to travel for work or are going on vacation. What do you need to know about carrying concealed in other states?
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How to Select a Firearms Instructor

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How should you select a firearms instructor? Should you just sign up at your local range? Should you ask a family member or friend who likes guns to teach you? How do you know what makes one instructor better than another?
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Don't Replace Training With Equipment

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The shooting world is awash in a sea of stuff. New holsters, lights, lasers, optics, and any number of gadgets you can bolt onto your gun. There's so much stuff out there, it's tempting to obtain a piece of equipment just to help you "shoot better". That mindset could be a trap!
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Answering Objections to the Second Amendment

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“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." What was originally considered a clear and straightforward basic right of the founding fathers is hotly debated today. But what, historically, did the amendment mean?
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How To Select A Firearms Instructor

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One of the things we strongly recommend at Firearms Legal is for people to receive firearms training. Tactical combat shooting is not something that is intuitive, but is rather a taught skill. With that in mind, how should you select a firearms instructor?
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Transporting a Firearm in Your Motor Vehicle: An Overview of the Northeast

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We get asked a lot about transporting a Firearm in a vehicle. There are a lot of states that have different rules on transportation of a pistol or handgun and whether it can be or must be concealed.
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The Myth of Handgun "Stopping Power"

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There are a lot of myths in the shooting world, but perhaps one of the most common myths involves handguns. The myth is simply that a bigger handgun bullet equals more stopping power. Surely a bigger bullet is more deadly than a smaller bullet, right? Keep reading to find out why this isn't actually true -
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Gun Control Statistics in America

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In mid-June perhaps the largest mass shooting in the United States occurred in Orlando Florida. Before we even knew the total number of victims or what had happened, media outlets were shamelessly climbing over dead bodies to use this as an opportunity to promote their political ideology of gun control.
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What Is The New “Campus Carry” Law?

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Though there are many other states where campus carry is already allowed, Texas will join this group on August 1, 2016. Senate Bill 11 will allow students to carry handguns on college campuses. We have listed some important highlights about this bill to clarify what campus carry is and what campus carry is not.
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What Gun Should I Use for Home Defense?

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It probably comes as no surprise to know that the vast majority of firearms related incidents and shootings occur in or near the home. Even before people get their license to carry, they often buy a gun for home defense. With that in mind, what type of gun should you use for home defense? Should you use a shotgun, a handgun, a rifle? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
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How To Become A Better Shot For Free

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Is there an easier and less expensive way to become a better shot? Is there a way to practice shooting and see noticeable results without breaking the bank? There is. It is called “dry fire” and it is simply where you fire your gun without any ammunition.
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Why You Need Firearms Training

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Many people assume that they will be able to protect themselves and their loved ones because they are familiar with guns and have been shooting their whole life. But a shooting in real life is not the same as how one has practiced at a range, on someone’s land, or while hunting.
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Where On My Body Should I Conceal Carry?

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There are many thoughts and opinions about where one should carry their firearm. Keep reading to learn about the advantages and disadvantages for several common concealed carry positions.
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The Pros and Cons of Open Carry

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There are mixed feelings on the issue of open carry within the gun owners community. Will open carry lead to more gun free zones and legal restrictions? What are the dangers associated with open carry? Keep reading to see some of the pros and cons of open carry.
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Guns in the Great Outdoors

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Gun safety is a hot topic for responsible firearm owners, and rightfully so. But when handling a firearm in the wilderness, where there are few people, it’s easy for the general safety rules we abide by at the shooting range to flee our minds. After all, it’s only you and your buddies out there, right?
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When are you ready to carry a gun?

When are you ready to carry a gun?

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Many people think (and argue) that legally owning a firearm and having a permit is enough to prepare you to carry a gun. Rationally, this just simply isn’t true. Inadequate training, or improper training, with a firearm could be considered “negligence” in a criminal or civil trial resulting from a self-defense shooting.
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