Battle Of The Barrels: Smith & Wesson CSX vs Shield Plus

S&W CSX Vs. Shield Plus: Brother vs. Brother. When the CSX was released, Smith & Wesson made it known that they had put another double-stack subcompact into their lineup by starting from scratch. With all their successes with their M&P series of compact pistols, the new CSX naturally begged for a comparison with the S&W Shield Plus. They are similar in size, capacity, weight and many other metrics, therefore, they are similar in function… but is one of them objectively better? If one were to be in the market for a new S&W compact pistol for concealed carry, is the M&P Shield Plus or the CSX better? We set out to answer that very question and (SPOILER ALERT) the short answer is, it depends on what you like. Smith And Wesson CSX: A Micro with a Touch Of Class The Smith and Wesson CSX is a double-stack micro-compact 1911 chambered […]

VA: The Virginia Legislature is Voting on Your Second Amendment Rights

); Dear friend, As your new Virginia Director, I am committed to fighting for the Second Amendment. From my background as an Afghanistan and Iraq Veteran and member of the Special Operations community, I know how important the right to keep and bear arms is. I look forward to working with you to restore our rights within the Commonwealth. I welcome all activists to contact me directly in support of victory at ty.brooks@gunowners.org. Senate Update Recently, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee voted on gun legislation. While some gun control was killed or moved to another committee, gun control could be passed by Democrat-controlled chamber. It’s important you contact […]

Firearms Policy Coalition Legal Scholar Recognized for Notable Research Achievement

Legal and scholarly writings of FPC’s Joseph Greenlee have been cited in case filings and opinions all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court LAS VEGAS February 8, 2022 Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is pleased to announce that Joseph Greenlee, FPC’s director of constitutional studies and a frequent counsel of record on the organization’s amicus briefings, was recognized by SSRN as being in the “top 10 percent of all-time downloads” among the global network’s more than 700,000 research authors. Formerly known as Social Science Research Network, SSRN is a repository of scholarly research in the social sciences, humanities, life sciences, health sciences and more. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

OH: Help Ohio Become a Constitutional Carry State!

); Constitutional Carry needs your help. As a reder, there are two Constitutional Carry bills that BOTH PASSED their originating chamber. While this means we have two chances at getting Constitutional Carry in Ohio, neither bill seems to be getting the support needed to pass. HB 227 has not moved since being introduced in the Senate, and SB 215 has only recently been referred to the Government Oversight committee. In order to make Ohio the 22nd Constitutional Carry state, we need to keep up the pressure in both chambers, and while we are at it, send a message to Governor DeWine urging him to sign either of these […]

Gun Owners of America Receives $20,000 Donation from TUSC Crypto, Launches TUSC Donation Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. TUSC and Gun Owners of America (GOA) announced a new partnership following the presentation of a donation of $20,000 worth of TUSC coins to GOA. The donation will launch a cryptocurrency-based endowment as GOA begins to accept TUSC coins for donations. “GOA is thrilled to be expanding our fundraising and development with cryptocurrency through TUSC coin,” said Erich Pratt, GOA Senior Vice President. “Our outstanding partners are essential in our mission of defending the Second Amendment and make it possible for us to protect gun owners across the country and in Washington, D.C.” Rob McNealy, TUSC’s co-founder, said, “We are very excited to be working with such a professional gun rights organization.” McNealy continued, “GOA has shown what a gun rights organization can accomplish when they are truly mission focused, and the TUSC community is happy to support their mission.” TUSC is an open source, crypto payments and NFT […]

Gun Owners of America Receives $20,000 Donation from TUSC Crypto, Launches TUSC Donation Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. TUSC and Gun Owners of America (GOA) announced a new partnership following the presentation of a donation of $20,000 worth of TUSC coins to GOA. The donation will launch a cryptocurrency-based endowment as GOA begins to accept TUSC coins for donations. “GOA is thrilled to be expanding our fundraising and development with cryptocurrency through TUSC coin,” said Erich Pratt, GOA Senior Vice President. “Our outstanding partners are essential in our mission of defending the Second Amendment and make it possible for us to protect gun owners across the country and in Washington, D.C.” Rob McNealy, TUSC’s co-founder, said, “We are very excited to be working with such a professional gun rights organization.” McNealy continued, “GOA has shown what a gun rights organization can accomplish when they are truly mission focused, and the TUSC community is happy to support their mission.” TUSC is an open source, crypto payments and NFT […]

IN: Constitutional Carry Bill Needs Your Help in Senate!

); A month ago, we alerted you on a Constitutional Carry bill that was moving in the state House. Well, the emails you sent encouraged the House of Reps to pass HB 1077 and send it to the Senate!  As a reder, House Bill 1077 would allow a Hoosier to carry a firearm in most places in the state, without having to beg the government for a permit. This is particularly important at a time when government closures across the nation are dragging out that process — thereby endangering the lives of applicants in threatening situations. House Bill 1077 is not completely perfect, but it is a great […]

WI: Constitutional Carry Bill Needs Your Help!

); Wisconsin SB 619, a bill that would provide Constitutional Carry, has been stuck in the Senate and needs your help to get it out. Under Senate Bill 619, a person will be able to carry a concealed firearm in most places in the state, without having to beg the government for a permit. The bill removes the need for a license and lifts restrictions on where someone may carry a firearm. SB 619 also repeals the law against loading a firearm in a vehicle. Constitutional Carry is especially important at a time when crime is at a record high in many anti-gun cities, with citizens needing to […]

GOA Exposing ATF on Fox News & Other Media

After it was revealed that the ATF has amassed nearly 1 BILLION records on gun owners, GOA has been several TV and radio interviews from coast to coast. Here’s one that you can view of GOA Senior Vice President Erich Pratt, who appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham last week. GOA has been highlighting ATF’s illegal registration of gun owners for decades. But last November, we first broke the news that the ATF had processed over 54 million records in just one year (2021) and we thought that was bad then. But after teag up with Rep. Michael Cloud of Texas to launch an investigation into the ATF leak, we forced the ATF to admit that it has compiled 920,664,765 records on gun owners. This violates the federal prohibition on a national gun registry. And if the federal government is willing to violate its own laws in […]

LA: Speaker to Appoint Chairman of Second Amendment Committee

); Last week I sent out an alert asking our members and supporters to call Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder and urge him to appoint a pro-Second Amendment chairman to the Adistration of Crial Justice Committee. The Adistration of Crial Justice Committee is the House committee where all firearms bills, both good and bad, start out. So, it goes without saying that this committee — and its chairman — play a crucial role in both the defense and advancement of our Second Amendment-protected rights. For everyone who took the time to call the Speaker’s office, thank you! But we need to keep the pressure on the Speaker […]

PA: Stop Biden’s Gun Grab – Report SB 624

 Report “Right to Bear Arms Protection Act” from the Senate State Government Committee On May 3, 2021, Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) filed the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act. Senator Doug Mastriano This critical piece of legislation would forbid state and local government officials from enforcing ANY, new unconstitutional federal gun control laws/regulations enacted after December 31, 2020. And reliable sources indicate that the Biden Adistration’s ATF will be releasing their unconstitutional regulations against pistol braces and homemade firearms as soon as June of 2022. Specifically, Senator Mastriano’s bill would: Provide for civil penalties for any state or local government official who conspires with federal agents in the enforcement of new federal gun control laws; Remove any qualified immunity for public officials engaging in such cooperation; Mandate the Attorney General prosecute such collaborators and defend Pennsylvanians in court from prosecution; Create a private right of action against officials who […]

Firearms Policy Coalition Statement on California SB 906

(February 3, 2022) — Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) released the following statement in response to California State Sen. Anthony Portantino’s outrageous proposal to intrude into the private lives of law-abiding citizens, another California-style authoritarian act to hurt people and undere centuries of constitutional law and traditions: FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition

Lawmakers Investigate Biden Admin Over Database Containing One Billion Gun Sale Records

ATF will ‘sweep up records of every gun sale in America,’ GOP lawmakers warn A coalition of Republican lawmakers is investigating the Biden adistration over its stockpiling of nearly one billion records detailing Americans’ firearm purchases, according to a copy of the investigation that accuses the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) of planning to “sweep up records of every gun sale in America.” Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) The probe, spearheaded by Rep. Michael Cloud (R., Texas) and backed by 35 of his colleagues, comes on the heels of a Washington Free Beacon report detailing how the ATF maintains a database of 920,664,765 firearm purchase records—far more than has previously been publicly disclosed. The massive number of records, most of which are digitized in a searchable database, sparked concerns the Biden adistration is violating federal laws that bar the government from maintaining a national gun registry. Now the lawmakers are […]

Mayor Adams’ New Gun Control Regime Will Turn NYC Into a Police State

New York City Mayor Eric Adams rode a wave of fear into office. Gothamites concerned about petty and serious crime alike voted overwhelgly for the ex-cop to return some sanity to the Big Apple. So what did Adams just announce he would do to combat the lawlessness plaguing his city? Crack down on law-abiding Americans. NYC Mayor Eric Adams Although it’s no secret that New York City is aly unfriendly to lawful gun owners, the steps Mayor Adams laid out will make the metropolis competitive with the Soviet Union for history’s most intrusive surveillance state. New York’s gun control laws have abjectly failed to prevent crial abuse of firearms. Even the progressive champion President Biden conceded that gun control laws did nothing to prevent the recent synagogue hostage crisis in Texas. Yet the newest push to disarm lawful gun owners is even more severe than previous crackdowns. Why do politicians like Mayor Adams […]

Biden Admin Has Records on Nearly One Billion Gun Sales

ATF database on firearm sales sparks fears Biden ad tracking millions of gun owners The Biden adistration is in possession of nearly one billion records detailing American citizens’ firearm purchases, far more than Congress and the public has been aware of, according to new information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The ATF disclosed to lawmakers that it manages a database of 920,664,765 firearm purchase records, including both digital and hard copy versions of these transactions. When a licensed gun store goes out of business, its private records detailing gun transactions become ATF property and are stored at a federal site in West Virginia. The practice has contributed to the fears of gun advocacy groups and Second Amendment champions in Congress that the federal government is creating a national database of gun owners, which violates longstanding federal statutes. Rep. Michael Cloud (R., Texas), who […]

True Gun Value

What’s the true value of your guns? Rock Island Auction Company gets sellers the best gun prices in the business, and the sales results posted after each auction provide a comprehensive guide for estimating your highest possible gun values. Rock Island Auction Company’s record-shattering 2021 numbers speak to the continuing strength of the fine firearms market as a whole. Gun prices are influenced by many factors, but where you choose to sell your gun can have the greatest impact of all. Let’s compare Rock Island Auction Company’s recent gun values to Gunbroker prices and other recent prices found at two additional online gun stores and find out who gets you the most cash for your guns. Rock Island Auction Company’s record-shattering 2021 numbers speak to the continuing strength of the fine firearms market as a whole. For Rock Island Auction Company, the average price realized on all lots from the […]

GA: The Peach State just moved one step closer to Constitutional Carry

); It’s Time for Georgia to Join the Constitutional Carry Club Dear friend, Constitutional Carry is the simple idea that one shouldn’t be required to beg for government permission before exercising the right to keep and bear arms. Recently, the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee passed Constitutional Carry, SB 319. The next step for this bill is to be heard before the entire Senate. So please take action to continue the momentum for Constitutional Carry! Sadly, Georgia’s gun laws are lagging behind many other states. Over 20 states have removed the need for carry permits by passing Constitutional Carry, and neighboring states — such as Alabama and Florida — […]

M1 Carbine: Gun by Committee

In 1942, as the shock of Pearl Harbor wore off, the war effort in the United States ramped up. There was a need for everything especially weapons. The U.S. military needed more than 1 million carbines by the end of 1943. Companies that didn’t make weapons started making them. A company in Rochester, N.Y., that made metered mailing machines, postal scales, and letter-handling equipment, was one of them. The U.S. National Postal Meter company didn’t have the equipment, factory, or workers to produce a light, short-barrel rifle when it was awarded a contract, but it managed to produce 413,017 M1 carbines from 1942 to 1944. A U.S. National Postal Meter M1 is in the Feb. 16-18 Sporting and Collector Auction. The company was one of 10 contractors who made the M1 Carbine. An M1 Carbine made by U.S. National Postal Meter Company is part of Lot 4601 in the […]

Timney Triggers Joins FPC Constitution Alliance to Support Pro-Second Amendment Litigation, Advocacy & Education Programs

PHOENIX (February 1, 2022) Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that Phoenix-based Timney Triggers, one of the oldest and largest trigger manufacturers in the world, has joined FPC’s Constitution Alliance family as a Benefactor Member. Through its contributions, Timney Triggers is supporting pro-rights legal action, advocacy, grassroots engagement, and educational initiatives across the nation, including FPC Law, the nation’s first and only full-scope public interest legal team focused exclusively on the right to keep and bear arms and adjacent rights. FPC News Firearms Policy Coalition