Holiday shopping can be challenging, but we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a self-defense-minded friend or scouring the earth for hunting-related presents for a family member, we have you covered.
On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the Great War comes to an end. The historical roots of what we now know as Veterans Day in the United States began over 100 years ago in France, when Germany signed an armistice agreement that would bring about the end of World War I.
National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to highlight the importance of citizen preparedness for potential disasters, emergencies and service interruptions.
As summer turns to fall, supporting good mental health takes center stage for many people. The months of September and October are dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues and encouraging honest discussions about these challenges.
Trying to figure out how much ammunition you should have on hand can sometimes feel like a return to college algebra. Depending on where you look, there are ammo calculations based on rate of fire in a The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) survival situation, training time, and priorities of multiple platforms (think AR-15, shotgun, handgun, and so on, all of which typically require different ammo). It’s amazing these calculations don’t consider the moon cycle and rising tides as well. If you find yourself wondering “how much ammo should I have?” you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to simplify this process by taking a realistic approach to the topic of your ammo stash and storage.
Misinformation is the ultimate villain of personal preparedness. Unfortunately, there are several self-defense myths and misconceptions often taken as fact that could ruin your freedom, finances, and future if you fall for them. Let’s uncover the truth behind some of these common self-defense myths so you can be prepared for any life-threatening situation.
A question that often comes up on both sides of the gun debate is “Has gun control saved lives?” An answer of sorts can be found in studies and statistics, both of which present some of their own downsides and inaccuracies, at times. The simplest answer to this is the most obvious: Criminals behave criminally, and if someone is willing to break the law, creating more laws won’t stop them. In fact, those restrictions typically hinder law-abiding gun owners more than anyone else.
Whether you have a concealed carry license or not, if you will be traveling cross-country with your firearms while on vacation this year, particularly through states that may not be as “firearms friendly” as your home state, you’ll be happy to know that the federal Firearm Owners Protection Act, or FOPA, allows you to legally transport your firearms in your vehicle while you drive, so long as you comply with a short list of requirements found in what is known as the “Safe Passage” provision, or 18 U.S.C. § 926A.
Currently, under Florida law, a Concealed Weapons or Firearms License (CWFL) issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is required, with limited exceptions, for anyone wishing to carry a concealed firearm on their person in public.
As we welcome each new year, it’s typical to think about making changes. There are many things we’d all like to do with our lives, and it’s a cultural tradition to frame them as New Year’s resolutions. The problem with that is the way resolutions tend to be forgotten before January is even over. As gun owners, it’s a great idea to plan for year-round changes by making resolutions that will improve our skills and make us safer, more responsible people. With that in mind, we’ve come up with 12 New Year’s resolutions for gun owners: one for each month to cover the entire coming year.