Are Brass Knuckles Legal?

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Brass knuckles are, without question, easily transported self-defense implements that carry a serious punch, but are they actually legal? HISTORYGiven their simplicity of design, it probably isn’t surprising that brass knuckles—in some form or fashion—have existed all over the world for centuries. Since at least the 12th century, brass knuckle-style fist enhancements have been used […]

Does A Customized Gun Increase Legal Liability?

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Adding enhancements to a firearm has become more than enjoyable, more than practical, and more than necessary. It’s now a common practice with an industry totally supporting and providing options to gun owners. But the big question is, do customizations increase your legal liability? The answer to that question boils down to how you carry, […]

Biden Doubles Down On Gun Enforcement

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Today, President Biden doubled down on the gun legislation of last summer by signing an executive order which extends legislation that would restrict gun ownership. The executive order will: Attempt to increase the number of background checks. Promote more secure firearms storage. Ensure that law enforcement agencies are reaping the benefits of last summer’s legislation. […]

Dealing With The Brace Ban

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The ATF calls it “Factoring Criteria For Firearms With Attached Stabilizing Braces.” Most call it “The Brace Ban,” and it could turn some law-abiding citizens into felons. Just before SHOT Show 2023, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) released new criteria that reclassify many pistols into short-barreled rifles. Particularly AR and AK […]

2022: The Year In Guns

2022: The Year In Guns

There was plenty of state-level activity in terms of legislation and firearms for 2022. And, you can add to that one of the largest gun safety bills in federal history—along with funding for Red Flag Laws and other programs. NEW STATE LAWS California In July, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of five bills passed by the […]

What Happens During A Scene Cleanup?

What Happens During A Scene Cleanup?

Self-defense incidents can sometimes result in the need for scene cleanup, in order to remove any biological hazards or other harmful materials from where the incident occurred. You might think that the police, or the coroner’s office, would take up the task of cleaning up a crime scene, but you’d be wrong. The task of […]

What Weapons Are California Compliant?

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Making sure you’re compliant with California’s gun laws requires a bit of a learning curve. Compared to the rest of the country, California has a myriad of different laws and procedures for firearm owners. So much so, that many living outside the state just know California as “that place where they have a bunch of […]

Magazine Capacity & The Law

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Depending on what state you live in, just because you have a firearm doesn’t mean you can have a magazine that holds the number of rounds you want. Magazine capacity is regulated in some states, and is consistently the subject of potential gun control legislation. HISTORYThe earliest history of firearms in the United States featured […]

Guns, Wills, And Trusts

Guns, Wills, And Trusts

When you own a gun or a suppressor, naturally, they’re 100% yours. Therefore, you should have a say in what happens to them and who gets them upon your death, right? So the main goal should be to properly assign control and possession of them in order for your wishes to be observed. There are […]

Licensed Vs. Unlicensed Carry

Licensed Vs. Unlicensed Carry

Unlicensed carry is great. It allows any citizen in states that have passed the legislation to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. And, for the purposes of this article, unlicensed carry refers to handguns, not rifles or shotguns. A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNLICENSED AND LICENSED CARRY. Starting with the formation of the 13 original states, […]

What Nature Lovers Should Know About Conservation & Firearms

What Nature Lovers Should Know About Conservation & Firearms

Nature lovers come in all shapes and sizes, and from all walks of life. Rock climbers, hikers, kayakers, wildlife photographers, and others all come together on the subject of loving the great outdoors and all that goes with it. And, even though a great number of firearms owners are hunters and other folks who also […]

Facts About Silencers (And Yes, They’re Legal)

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Silencers. A lot of people would like one. And, a lot of people—incorrectly—believe you can’t legally own one. Not only will this article dispel some common myths about silencers, it will actually detail step-by-step how you can go about having a silencer. (If you live in one of the more pro-gun, freedom-loving states, that is.) […]