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The Best New Gifts for Concealed Carry in 2016

There are so many gifts you can give, so how do you know which option is best? Think about what will last a lifetime. When a gift lasts, its quality is easy to see. When someone you love walks home alone, travels to a new city, or welcomes a child into…
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Securing America’s Classrooms: Are Our Teachers Prepared to Protect?

Violent incidents at schools leave parents, teachers and community members feeling angry and helpless.  Some schools are already allowing teachers to carry concealed, and many gun owners feel that it is just common sense to let licensed teachers carry their weapons at work. For anyone wondering if allowing teachers with concealed carry…
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Absolute Control: What You Do When Held at Gunpoint

On a cold night back in January, five men approached a man and his daughter in a New York City park. One put a pistol in the 39-year-old man's face and demanded that he leave his 18-year-old daughter behind. In the horror of the moment, he was unprepared and helpless. He…
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Virginia Lawmakers Agree to Bipartisan Compromises on Gun Law, Permit Reciprocity

Gun owners can add Virginia back to the list of states they can visit, as the state has, for the moment, changed its position on out-of-state reciprocity rights. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has reached a deal with Republican lawmakers regarding the state’s gun regulations. Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s controversial decision last…
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5 Ways to Choose the Right Handgun for Concealed Carry

When selecting the handgun you will carry, make sure you choose the one that’s right for you. 1. Choose For Yourself, Not For Others While it’s helpful to get opinions from others, each person is unique. Your size, strength, experience and confidence with firearms should be considered when choosing the weapon that…
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Red-Dot Versus Iron: What You Should Know About Sights for Concealed Carry

It's becoming more and more common to see accessory optics added to personal handguns. Many are designed to be installed quickly with minimal tools required. Firearms manufacturers are recognizing the trend. Check out M&P Competition Optics Ready Equipment from Smith & Wesson for an example. The Modular Optic System available on some Glock…
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Lowell, MA Concealed Carry Essay Requirement Revealed

“Critics are blasting a Massachusetts city’s new law that they claim requires residents applying for a license to carry handguns to write ‘an essay’ and pay upwards of $1,100 for [five days of] training,” foxnews.com reports. “The new laws take effect this week in Lowell, a city of 110,000 that lies 35…
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New Arizona Bill Would Make Concealed Carry Training a Tax Write-Off

Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro has introduced a bill that would reimburse residents for the cost of getting a concealed carry permit. House Bill 2494 would allow Arizona residents to deduct the cost of firearms training from their state income taxes, up to $80. Costs for concealed carry training in…
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Virginia Reciprocity Changes: What You Need to Know

Since the time of this article's posting, the changes to reciprocity listed in this article have been changed and postponed by the Governor of Virginia. Please read more recently published articles to learn more. The latest news in the world of concealed carry is the changes to Virginia's permit reciprocity. Here's…
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Three Tips for In-Home Firearm Placement

A firearm is essential for home defense, but where do you keep it? If you have a concealed carry permit, which you should, your concealed handgun is probably on you no matter where you are. But home is where we relax, so you need to evaluate the placement of your self-defense…
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