FPC Succeeds in Appeal of Lawsuit Challenging Ban on Shooting Ranges for Long Guns

CINCINNATI, OH (August 12, 2022) Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation announced its successful appeal in Oakland Tactical Supply, LLC v. Howell Township, Michigan, which challenges zoning restrictions imposed by the Township that prohibit shooting ranges for long guns. Because of this key decision, the case can now proceed at the trial court under the standard outlined in NYSRPA v. Bruen. The opinion can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

FPC Files New Lawsuit Challenging ATF “Frame or Receiver” Rule

FORT WORTH, TX (August 11, 2022) Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a new lawsuit challenging the ATF’s rule that would create new terms and enact a slew of regulations for the agency to enforce, including ones that would treat non-frames and non-receivers as if they were actual frames and receivers of weapons. The complaint in VanDerStok v. Garland can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Colt Single Action Army: Rare Calibers

Rock Island Auction Company has sold many beautiful and historic Colt Single Action Army revolvers in its history, and the roster in the Aug. 26-28 Premier Auction follows suit. Whether it is a Lot Six Cavalry Model, the finest known 1891 Cavalry Model Revolver, or a black powder frame SAA, the 95 first generation Colt SAAs in the auction are simply outstanding. The legendary wheel gun has been owned by presidents, war heroes, and movie stars, putting those guns into elite company, especially when they hit the podium for auction. The touch of a specific inspector, elite engraving, or amazing condition can also launch the Single Action Army into the collector stratosphere. What sets some in this auction apart are the rarity of the caliber in which they are chambered and their extraordinary condition. Rarity in caliber combined with any other factors like destination, military or law enforcement history, or […]

Colt Gatling Gun Evolution

Few weapons in history are as famous or as impressive as the Colt Gatling Gun. Richard Gatling’s rapid-fire, multi-barrel invention was originally designed in the optimistic hope of decreasing the number of wartime deaths caused by infectious diseases by reducing the need for large military forces. Tacticians came to instead view the Gatling gun and its machine gun successors as force multipliers that would significantly change the face of warfare and set the stage for the industrial-scale firepower unleashed during World War 1. A fine representative example of a U.S. Government inspected Colt Model 1883 Gatling gun which would have been well-suited for field use given its full size carriage. Richard Gatling Richard Gatling was not just one of 19th century America’s greatest gun inventors, but an accomplished designer all around. Gatling’s work included improvements to agriculture equipment and new designs for steamboat technology. Little more than a decade after […]

2A Images: On the FBI’s “Domestic Terrorism Symbol Guide”

Is anyone else just a tad bit nervous that the IRS recently made a $700,000 ammo purchase, will be hiring 87,000 new agents and that job qualifications include being armed and a willingness to use deadly force? What the? If this IRS move doesn’t make your hair stand on end, consider what’s going on with yet another powerful federal agency the FBI. Apparently, symbols of the Second Amendment many of which are reasonably and unapologetically used by GOC and our sister organization Gun Owners of America are listed in the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Symbol Guide. READ THAT AGAIN: They are in the Domestic Terrorism Symbol Guide. Image is similar to that used in the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Symbol Guide According to a recently leaked copy, “The following symbols are used by Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists…the symbols are often found on propaganda or online platforms, memes, merchandise, […]

FPC Wins Lawsuit Challenging California Firearms Purchase Delays

San Diego, CA (August 10, 2022) Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced a victory in its Campos v. Bonta lawsuit, which challenged policies and practices of California Attorney General Rob Bonta and his Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Firearms that delayed firearm transactions beyond the statutory 10-day waiting period absent a legal basis. The order can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

FPC to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee: Stay in your lane. Our rights are not debatable

Washington D.C. (August 10, 2022) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) sent a letter to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee inforg it that abrogating fundamental rights are not within its purview. FPC’s letter spotlights the arrogance and immorality of attempts to vote away fundamental rights away from the People. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Wogdon’s Dueling Pistols: Patron of that Leaden Death

In the late 18th century and early 19th century in Europe as well as America, if a gentleman, or in rare cases a lady, or someone close to them faced an insult, they were expected to demand a proper apology or “satisfaction.” To refuse or decline a challenge risked their reputation and being posted as a “poltroon” (an utter coward). If the matter could not be resolved through formal correspondence, the conflict would most commonly be settled with a formal exchange of shots from proper dueling pistols: a “Wogdon affair.” A Wogdon Affair Robert Wogdon (1734-1813) is arguably the best known and most respected maker of flintlock dueling pistols. The Mantons, Griffin & Tow, H.W. Mortimer, and many other talented English gunmakers certainly manufactured incredibly fine dueling pistols and helped create new innovations in their designs over time, but Wogdon truly specialized in them. As John Norris writes in “Pistols […]

SAF Files Summary Judgment Motion in Minn. Carry Ban Lawsuit

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 The Second Amendment Foundation filed a motion for summary judgment in a federal lawsuit in Minnesota, challenging that state’s ban on concealed carry by young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, alleging the ban violates the Second and 14th Amendment rights of those citizens. The lawsuit was filed in U.S District Court for the District of Minnesota. The case is known as Worth v. Harrington. Joining SAF are the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, Firearms Policy Coalition and three private citizens in the affected age group. Defendants are John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, plus three county sheriffs, Mille Lac County Sheriff Don Lorge, Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen and Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry, in their individual and official capacities. The Second Amendment Foundation in this case is represented by COOPER & KIRK, PLLC. a national recognized constitutional and civil […]

FPC Files for Injunction Against Minnesota Carry Ban As To Adults Under 21

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 5, 2022) Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that it has filed a motion for summary judgment in its Worth v. Harrington lawsuit, a case that seeks to restore the right of adults under 21 years of age to carry loaded, operable arms in public for self-defense in Minnesota. The motion can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

High Level Henry Rifles

The Henry repeating rifle is legendary among collectors for its American Civil War ingenuity and as the base of the iconic Winchester 1866 rifle, and Rock Island Auction Company is proud to offer historic and dazzling examples in an exemplary lineup of six of these innovative repeaters in its Aug. 26-28 Premier Auction. They include a NRA silver medal-winning, engraved, silver-plated Henry rifle made in 1863, an exceptional and martially inspected Henry manufactured in 1864, and an 1865 engraved model that was presented to David Kalakaua, the last king of Hawaii. Two of the six on offer are attributed to the Union Army’s Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, while another has Confederate ties. One is considered “an untouched original Henry.” Also available is a rare full crate of Regton-UMC .44 Henry flat cartridges. A slate of six Henry Repeating Rifles, from a NRA silver medal-winning Henry rifle to […]

A 1,000% TAX on semi-automatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns?

Anti-gunners have found another way to crack down on so-called “assault weapons.” Rep. Don Beyer has introduced a bill in the House (HR 8051) that will impose a 1,000% FEDERAL TAX on a vast number of semi-automatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns and every magazine holding more than ten rounds. Beyer claims this tax could be passed with JUST 50 votes in the Senate through reconciliation, with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. At a time when Americans are getting crushed by Biden’s economy, a 1,000% tax on so-called “assault weapons” would essentially be a backdoor ban on commonly-owned firearms and magazines. Yet Beyer even admits that his tax is not really about raising federal revenue, but “creating a pathway to pass a new restriction on assault weapons with a simple majority in the Senate.” With a reconciliation vote expected THIS WEEK, we need your help alerting the 50-50 Senate […]

WV: Will Sen. Joe Manchin Sell You Out?

2A Battles Goes to the Senate Call Senator Shelly Moore-Capito at (202) 224-6472 and Senator Joe Manchin at (202) 224-3954 and urge them to OPPOSE any move to ban firearms or any other infringements! Dear friend, Recently, in the middle of the night, the anti-gunners in House of Representatives made under the table deals to sell you out. These anti-gunners have made clear that you should not be able to purchase the tools of self-defense like commonly-owned rifles and shotguns. Now, the battle goes to the Senate. We’ve recently seen both of the Mountain State’s Senators sell out gun owners, so we must double down in our efforts to stop further compromise. So please urge your Senators to reject this move to ban commonly-owned firearms! Sen. Shelly Moore-Capito (202) 224-6472 Sen. Joe Manchin (202) 224-3954 Thank you for taking action. In Liberty, Alex Shay West Virginia State Director […]

AR: Will Big Brother Monitor Your Gun Purchases in Arkansas?

Tell Gov. Asa Hutchinson Gun Control is NOT a Solution to School Shootings Call Gov. Hutchinson at (501) 682-2345 and urge him that no form of gun control, including the monitoring of purchases, will stop school shootings. Instead, he should use his bully pulpit to call for arg willing school staff and parents. Dear friend, The Arkansas School Safety Commission has met to consider potential “solutions” to stop school shootings. This Commission has now presented a report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Among the ideas presented was the concept of monitoring firearm purchases. Such an idea is not only impractical, but dangerous to our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms. Further, law enforcement is also recommending monitoring social media accounts of gun purchases. In truth, law enforcement should be focused on stopping crials, not playing “big brother” on those who seek to protect themselves by buying a gun. I need […]

Parties Move to Dismiss Maryland Carry Ban Lawsuit After New York’s Defeat in Bruen

RICHMOND, VA (August 3, 2022) Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that, because of Maryland Governor Hogan’s concession and order to cease the state’s utilization of its ‘good and substantial reason’ carry permit standard, the parties have filed a joint motion to dismiss the Call v. Jones litigation as moot. Case documents can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

The New CZ-USA 600 Lux — It’s Suppressor-Ready

The New CZ-USA 600 Lux — It’s Suppressor-Ready Home CZ’s New 600 Lux Rifle — Bolt Action and Suppressor-Ready August 3, 2022 SilencerCo Blog You may remember that last year, CZ-USA announced a new series of bolt-action rifles that will replace the CZ 527 and CZ 557 Series. Well, last week, the company announced that the CZ-USA 600 LUX is now available for purchase. This rifle comes in four chamberings, and is suppressor-y, with an M15X1 thed barrel. So, we know what you’re asking. “Are there any SilencerCo models that are compatible with the 600 Lux?” You bet! With a Bravo ASR mount, it’s compatible with the SilencerCo Harvester EVO. Let’s take a look at the new CZ 600 Lux rifle. The CZ-USA 600 Lux is a bolt-action, suppressor-y rifle available in four chamberings. Here’s the full press release from CZ-USA: The 600 Lux is part of the exciting new […]

Oppose the Biden Administration’s Attempt to Ban Lead Ammunition on Federal Lands

); Joe Biden is once again attacking our right to keep and bear arms, and this time he is also attacking America’s hunting traditions. Please Contact the U.S. Department of the Interior and Oppose the Lead Ammunition Ban! That is why Gun Owners of America is jumping into the fight, and we need you with us. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), run by radical gun-grabbing Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, is proposing to ban lead ammunition and fishing tackle on certain federal lands by 2026. We have seen anti-gun and anti-hunting radicals do this at the state level in places like California where urban elites want to […]