Gavel Slammed Down and Gun Tax Bill Dies

When the gavel hit the Speaker’s desk in the California Assembly on Monday, one of the worst anti-gun bills introduced in the past session was officially declared dead. Deader than the proverbial door nail. Make no mistake this is a BIG win for GOC and the entire 2nd Amendment community because we fought tooth and nail to kill this awful policy. AB 1223 by Assemblyman Marc Levine would have slapped an excise tax of $25.00 on every gun and a “yet to be detered” tax on each box of ammunition bought in the state. We confronted the Bay Area Democrat and asked why he wanted to penalize the law abiding who are engaging in a perfectly legal financial transaction of a perfectly legal product. If he were serious about putting a pinch on gun violence, then why not simply levy a special tax on someone who had actually committed […]

Tavor X95 Bullpup — Israel Born and Battle Proven

Tavor X95 Bullpup — Israel Born and Battle Proven February 3, 2022 Peter Suciu Israel is a nation that was born out of hardship like no other. Founded after the Second World War and the iniquitous holocaust, during which six million Jewish men, women, and children were murdered in gas chambers by the Nazis; the survivors and other Jews of Europe sought to establish a new nation where they could live in peace. More than eight decades later that peace remains fragile at best, yet the people of Israel have detered to never be victims again. That wasn’t easy as the State of Israel was a nation surrounded by enemies, and in the years immediately after it gained independence in 1948 it was lacking any significant arms industry. Instead, the new state sought to acquire as many weapons as it could. That had included — almost ironically — surplus German […]

Forcing Parents to Disclose Guns in the Home?  How ‘Bout Booze?

Senator Portantino Needs a Tutorial on the 4th Amendment I’m pretty sure we can all agree that one of the most important principles of our U.S. Constitution is that we, as Americans, have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Evidently, that has little to no meaning to Senator Anthony Portantino, who has authored a bill (SB 906) mandating that parents of public school children disclose to the school if they have guns and the specifics of how they are stored. Enter the 4th Amendment. The first ten amendments in our Constitution are known as the “Bill of Rights” because they were fully intended to safeguard our individual rights, freedoms and to place limits on the government’s authority. The 4th Amendment not only protects, but also promotes the expectation of privacy, ensuring that we, as Americans, have a right to be free from intrusion in our homes whether it’s a physical […]

The New SilencerCo Gas Defeating Charging Handle

The New SilencerCo Gas Defeating Charging Handle February 10, 2022 SilencerCo Blog We at SilencerCo are excited to announce the release of our new Gas Defeating Charging Handle (GDCH), which significantly redirects the blow back of gas associated with shooting AR-15 platforms. Compared to similar products on the market, the SilencerCo Charging Handle has a unique attribute: it actually works! The GDCH has a proprietary design feature that incorporates an O-ring seal to prevent gas from escaping from the most proent point of egress. This seal mitigates the amount of gas that is blown back into the shooter’s face, creating a more comfortable and enjoyable shooting experience. In addition to significantly redirecting blow back, the GDCH offers ambidextrous levers for a smooth process when charging or clearing a rifle. It is completely manufactured in-house and is machined from aircraft-grade 7075 aluum. Shooters can utilize the GDCH with all common chamberings […]

FPC Exclusive: Interview with Texas Governor Greg Abbott

As we note in our own constitution, FPC believes that how a government or society regulates the right to keep and bear arms indicates how that government or society does or will approach regulation of other natural rights and personal property. Accordingly, we believe that all liberty and property interests will generally track the progress (or regression) of the right to keep and bear arms. With that in d, we have some great news—and a great exclusive interview with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who just last year signed the FPC priority bill HB 1927, establishing permitless carry in the second most populous state. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

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Guest Review of the Springfield M1A By Teddy Kurtz, GOC Content Contributor To fully understand and appreciate the M1A, first one must understand the history of the M14. History of the M14 The M14 was heavily influenced by the M1 Garand which is a semi-automatic firearm that is fed from an 8 round en-bloc clip and was designed by John Garand. The M1 Garand served as the main battle rifle for United States servicemen all the way through WWII and Korea. It was called “The greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S. Patton, but by the 1950’s, the U.S. War Department was looking for a replacement. In fact, the American government wanted to also replace the M3A1 Sub Machinegun (Grease Gun), the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), and the M1 Carbine. They were looking for a modern rifle that would be select-fire and have detachable magazines so it can […]

Suppressing Fire…Suppressed!

Suppressing Fire…Suppressed! February 28, 2022 Michael Kupari Today we’re taking a look at a capability that previous generations of operators just didn’t have available to them — the ability to reduce the sound signature of an automatic weapon system while effectively delivering suppressing fire. The SilencerCo Saker 762 suppressor mounted on an FN MK48 Machine Gun, 7.62x51mm. Incidently, the Saker 752 has been discontinued and replaced by the Chimera 300. There was a time, not long ago, when it was considered impractical to suppress a belt-fed machine gun. Such weapons generate significant amounts of waste heat from their high rates of fire, which can lead to malfunctions, damage the weapon, or even make it unsafe. Heat Mitigation in Belt-Fed Machine Guns Many methods have been used to mitigate heat over the years. Going as far back as the Maxim Gun, many of the earliest machine guns were water-cooled, which allowed […]

The British STEN: Desperation Submachine Gun

The British STEN: Desperation Submachine Gun February 28, 2022 William Lawson The British STEN submachine gun was born from desperation. Early June 1940 had seen the British Expeditionary Force ignoiously kicked off the European Continent. A herculean rescue effort pulled 340,000 men from the Dunkirk beaches, but all their equipment had to be left behind for the victorious Germans. France was two weeks away from total capitulation and it didn’t take a genius to figure out that Adolf Hitler would quickly turn his focus to the island nation across the English Channel. In a June 4 speech before Parliament, Winston Churchill declared “We will never surrender!” His nation needed to hear that, but the truth was they had little with which to back it up. The threat of a German invasion was very real at the time (it wasn’t practical but that wasn’t evident just then). The British needed arms […]

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine enacts FPC-supported permitless carry legislation

(March 14, 2022) Today, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the Firearms Policy Coalition-supported S.B. 215 into law and rightfully defended a truth we’ve known to be self-evident long before our nation’s founding: Government permission slips are not required for the free exercise of the People’s natural right to keep and bear arms. Under the new law, which takes effect in 90 days, Ohio residents, aged 21 and older and not otherwise prohibited from owning a firearm, will no longer need a license to carry either open or concealed. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

The Left Cheers Citizen Use of an AR-15 – – Not in the USA, But In the Ukraine!

“You are a special breed of stupid.” That sums up what the Left thinks of a private citizen being able to legally own an AR 15. But wait. That was before Vladmir Putin decided an unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine was in order. It was at that point the Ukrainian Defense Minister announced that 18,000 assault rifles and ammunition had been handed out to members of the militia and private citizens. Then Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the government would give anyone willing to fight the Russian military a weapon. And that’s exactly what they’ve been doing no questions asked. The support for the arg of the Ukrainian people with all manner of firearms came from a bunch of disparate political factions in the US and across the globe. Last month: Guns bad. This month: Guns good. Even in his State of the Union speech last night, President […]


TEMPLATE / For Blog Home BLOG ARTICLE TEMPLATE March 21, 2022 jackstone “We knew Capitol Armory was different.” Texas is the renowned Lone Star state famous for barbecue, football, and, of course, firearms. In order excel in gun-friendly Texas, Capitol Armory needed flawless expertise far and wide. Based on the edge of Austin, they’ve been serving customers since 2009. Capitol Armory’s knowledge spans from gunsmithing to NFA filing. They’ll bend over backwards for a customer and their famous Easy Pay program gives four months to pay off NFA items a nice offset to the ded tax stamp. But what really makes them unique is their passion for NFA items and their desire to help customers navigate this field. SilencerCo Bravo Tool We begin every day with our customers in d. Nearly 10 years ago, Capitol Armory founder and owner, Torrey Eltiste, recalls, I was an avid gun collector and I […]

Indiana acknowledges right to bear arms applies to all peaceable adults by enacting 18 and older permitless carry legislation

(March 21, 2022) Today, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the Firearms Policy Coalition-supported House Bill 1296 into law, making it the 24th state to enact permitless carry legislation. Under the law, peaceable adults, 18 years of age and older who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or owning a firearm, will no longer need a license to carry either open or concealed in the Hoosier state. The law will go into effect July 1. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Gun Dealers Pay High Price for DOJ Inefficiency

One thing that GOC has learned over our many years of dealing with the California Department of Justice (DOJ) is to never doubt their ability to mess things up. Especially when it comes to guns. Their most recent debacle is nothing more than a middle finger to dealers who currently have a license to do business in California. Across the state, established firearm dealers who have operated without issue have recently fallen victim to having their licenses blocked because the DOJ isn’t able to process renewals efficiently. In order to sell firearms in California, a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is required, which is basically an elevated background check conducted by the state. The certificate is necessary to receive a license, so if there is a problem with receiving the COE, DOJ will remove the dealer from the “Centralized List” and they will no longer be a licensed firearms dealer. That […]

FPC’s Supreme Court brief argues lifetime handgun ban for nonviolent offenders is unconstitutional

Under the history and tradition of the Second Amendment, nonviolent offenders should not lose their natural right to keep and bear arms. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2022) — Firearms Policy Coalition today announced the filing of an important brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to grant certiorari in Morin v. Lyver, a case challenging Massachusetts’s lifetime ban on firearm purchases as applied to a person convicted of a nonviolent misdemeanor. FPC’s brief is joined by FPC Action Foundation (formerly Firearms Policy Foundation) and can be found at FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition