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‘Gun Violence Tax’ Has Opposite Effect

President and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation Larry Keane recently pinned a scathing dismissal of Seattles “Gun Violence Tax.” This tax was passed back in 2015 and assesses are large fee on the sale of firearms and ammunition. Seattle lawmakers had hoped this ill-advised tax would curb firearm violence. The money produced from […]

Important Laws for Texas Gun Owners

The 85th Texas Legislature adjourned on May 29, and in the session, legislators passed several bills that enhance gun-owners’ rights in the state. Following are descriptions of several bills that have passed the Legislature and have either been signed or are awaiting Gov. Abbott’s signature: H.B. 1819 Purpose: Creates Texas Penal Code § 46.05(a)(7) which states that firearm […]

Is This the New Far-Left?

This is an opinion piece and does not necessarily reflect the views of Defender Outdoors or its employees. The talking heads of the mainstream media and the left-leaning politicians are often try to blame mass shootings on America’s gun “problem”, lax gun laws, and “right-wing gun nuts”. Yet, evidences show time and time again that […]

NSSF Shuts Down Anti-Gunner’s Mexico Gun Myth

Larry Keane, President of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), is always hard at work tearing down anti-gun hysteria and baseless lies perpetuated by the media. A relatively recent website called The Trace consistently spouts anti-Second Amendment propaganda and uses fuzzy math and exaggerated claims to make its point. A recent piece by the Bloomberg-backed […]

The Truth About a Court Decision ‘Banning’ AR-15s

You might have read some articles or seen headlines about a court upholding a ban on “assault rifles,” including the AR-15. Independent Program Attorneys at the law firm of Walker & Byington, PLLC have received many questions from Members concerned that this ruling has made the AR-15 (and similar semi-automatic firearms) illegal “assault weapons” everywhere in the country. Is […]

Should Felons Be Allowed to Own Guns?

–By Jason Hanson, former CIA Officer and New York Times bestselling author. Like you, I’m a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. I carry a gun daily — as I’m writing this, I’ve got a Sig Sauer P238 in my pocket and a Springfield 1911 on my desk. However, I also believe in responsible gun […]

ATF Official Outlines Gun Law Reductions

A senior official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has released a white paper detailing proposals to draw down some of the firearm laws currently on the books. ATF Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Ronald B. Turk authored the report to begin discussion on ways current firearm laws can […]