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Gun Rights Advocates Re-File Lawsuit Against New York’s Concealed Carry Act

Two gun rights advocacy groups have taken legal action against a New York law regarding concealed carry of firearms inside the state.  The Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) re-filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District of New York over the so-called Concealed Carry Improvement …

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Florida Official Vows to Ban New Credit Card System That Tracks Gun Purchases

by Friedrich Seiltgen The Chief Financial Officer of Florida is striking back against credit card companies using a new system that can track firearms purchases by law abiding citizens. Credit card companies have said they will apply a new sales code for purchases at U.S. gun stores.  The Geneva-based International …

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This Credit Card Company Rejects New System That Paves the Way to a Back-Door Gun Registry

While critics warn that a new credit card merchant code could serve as a back-door way to form a national gun registry, at least one credit card company, Visa, has vowed to reject the system. “Visa is firmly against this,” the company wrote in a statement.  The Geneva-based International Organization …

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The New Taurus GX4XL Long Slide TORO: A First Look

by Friedrich Seiltgen Taurus Firearms has been on a tear lately. They’re introducing new models, updating older ones,and establishing themselves as a major player in the EDC market. Improvements in qualitycontrol have been made, and the addition of a new U.S. based manufacturing facility has helpedTaurus keep up with demand. …

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Ukrainian Forces Use Iconic Soviet ‘Dushka’ Machine Gun, Modified for Modern War

One of the most iconic machine guns ever made is the Soviet-built DShK – known mostly as the Dushka. It has been used in wars from Vietnam to Syria and an adapted version is being used by the Ukrainian military. The Dushka was originally developed in the 1930s as an anti-aircraft gun, …

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Soldier of Fortune Visits a Master Knife Maker in Ukraine

by Owen Thorne Spending the better part of five months on the ground in Ukraine, beginning with the siege of Kyiv and then on to most of the major battlefields, has built a strong bond with the Ukrainian patriots fighting there.  On those battlefields I observed not only the maelstrom of …

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Tiny Black Hornet Spy Drones Will Buzz the Battlefields in Ukraine

The “Black Hornet” miniature drones that were used by British troops in Afghanistan are headed for Ukraine. The move was announced as part of a military aid package from the United Kingdom and Norway that includes hundreds of tiny drones called Black Hornets. This is what the dragonfly-sized reconnaissance devices can …

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Zenith Arms ZF-5 Pistol an Excellent Clone of H&K Legendary Submachine Gun

by Friedrich Seiltgen The Heckler & Koch MP-5 Sub-Machinegun is a legend. Its development began in 1964. It began service with the West German Bundespolizei in 1966, and H&K never looked back. Throughout the years it gained a reputation as a quality built, reliable weapon and was selected for service by …

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Medical Marijuana and Firearms: Feds Say You Can’t Use Both; Florida Official Disagrees, Takes Case to Court

by Friedrich Seiltgen A Florida Democrat is battling the federal government over whether state residents can buy firearms if they also use medical marijuana.   Federal law says you can’t do both. But Florida’s Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried believes the law should be changed. Earlier this year, she …

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