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Don't Replace Training With Equipment

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The shooting world is awash in a sea of stuff. New holsters, lights, lasers, optics, and any number of gadgets you can bolt onto your gun. There's so much stuff out there, it's tempting to obtain a piece of equipment just to help you "shoot better". That mindset could be a trap!
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Answering Objections to the Second Amendment

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“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." What was originally considered a clear and straightforward basic right of the founding fathers is hotly debated today. But what, historically, did the amendment mean?
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How To Select A Firearms Instructor

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One of the things we strongly recommend at Firearms Legal is for people to receive firearms training. Tactical combat shooting is not something that is intuitive, but is rather a taught skill. With that in mind, how should you select a firearms instructor?
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Transporting a Firearm in Your Motor Vehicle: An Overview of the Northeast

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We get asked a lot about transporting a Firearm in a vehicle. There are a lot of states that have different rules on transportation of a pistol or handgun and whether it can be or must be concealed.
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The Myth of Handgun "Stopping Power"

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There are a lot of myths in the shooting world, but perhaps one of the most common myths involves handguns. The myth is simply that a bigger handgun bullet equals more stopping power. Surely a bigger bullet is more deadly than a smaller bullet, right? Keep reading to find out why this isn't actually true -
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Gun Control Statistics in America

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In mid-June perhaps the largest mass shooting in the United States occurred in Orlando Florida. Before we even knew the total number of victims or what had happened, media outlets were shamelessly climbing over dead bodies to use this as an opportunity to promote their political ideology of gun control.
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What Is The New “Campus Carry” Law?

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Though there are many other states where campus carry is already allowed, Texas will join this group on August 1, 2016. Senate Bill 11 will allow students to carry handguns on college campuses. We have listed some important highlights about this bill to clarify what campus carry is and what campus carry is not.
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What Gun Should I Use for Home Defense?

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It probably comes as no surprise to know that the vast majority of firearms related incidents and shootings occur in or near the home. Even before people get their license to carry, they often buy a gun for home defense. With that in mind, what type of gun should you use for home defense? Should you use a shotgun, a handgun, a rifle? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
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How To Become A Better Shot For Free

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Is there an easier and less expensive way to become a better shot? Is there a way to practice shooting and see noticeable results without breaking the bank? There is. It is called “dry fire” and it is simply where you fire your gun without any ammunition.
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Why You Need Firearms Training

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Many people assume that they will be able to protect themselves and their loved ones because they are familiar with guns and have been shooting their whole life. But a shooting in real life is not the same as how one has practiced at a range, on someone’s land, or while hunting.
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Where On My Body Should I Conceal Carry?

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There are many thoughts and opinions about where one should carry their firearm. Keep reading to learn about the advantages and disadvantages for several common concealed carry positions.
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The Pros and Cons of Open Carry

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There are mixed feelings on the issue of open carry within the gun owners community. Will open carry lead to more gun free zones and legal restrictions? What are the dangers associated with open carry? Keep reading to see some of the pros and cons of open carry.
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Guns in the Great Outdoors

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Gun safety is a hot topic for responsible firearm owners, and rightfully so. But when handling a firearm in the wilderness, where there are few people, it’s easy for the general safety rules we abide by at the shooting range to flee our minds. After all, it’s only you and your buddies out there, right?
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When are you ready to carry a gun?

When are you ready to carry a gun?

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Many people think (and argue) that legally owning a firearm and having a permit is enough to prepare you to carry a gun. Rationally, this just simply isn’t true. Inadequate training, or improper training, with a firearm could be considered “negligence” in a criminal or civil trial resulting from a self-defense shooting.
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What Happens to Your Body During an Assault?

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All of us who keep a weapon for self-defense, or go further and get a license to carry a gun, are prepared to use it to defend ourselves. We’re not going on the offensive – we’re only going to use...
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Guns and Alcohol Don’t Mix

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Know Your State’s Laws Concerning Firearm Possession in Alcohol-Serving Venues State laws concerning concealed carry of a firearm in an establishment that serves alcohol differ, mostly based on where and how much food is sold at the venue. These may...
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Pros and Cons of Pocket Carry

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Concealed handgun carriers have a variety of preferences for how to carry their guns. And, like most aspects of guns, everybody has strong opinions about the "right" way to do things. Although many people prefer not to pocket carry,  there...
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Modifying Your Gun? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Most gun owners are gear heads. They love buying accessories, special ammunition, and making modifications to their firearms to make them more effective. Lightening trigger pull, polishing feed ramps, adding laser sights, polymer parts, folding stocks, shooting hot loads or...
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5 Fundamental Options for Self-Defense Without a Firearm

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Ask anyone, and they’ll probably tell you that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. Even though violent crime rates have supposedly been dropping for years, an endless procession of daily news stories, along with personal anecdotes, of individual attacks, home...
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Do You Need a Gun Safe Even If You Don’t Have Kids?

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Whether you are an empty nester or simply don’t have kids of your own, there are plenty of good reasons to lock up your weapon. If you are worried about getting to it quickly in an emergency, there are safes...
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Know When Deadly Force is Appropriate and What Happens Next

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Americans have the right to protect themselves and their property. Laws may vary by state but there are definite situations where one is legally protected in using deadly force. Proper considerations must be taken into account during a specific circumstance....
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What the Law Says: Castle Doctrine vs. Stand Your Ground vs. Duty to Retreat

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When it comes to self-defense using firearms, almost all states allow you to defend yourself against an assault that would otherwise leave yourself or someone else seriously injured or dead. But beyond that basic right, there’s a huge difference between what...
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Teaching Youth About Firearm Safety

Mitch Strobl
Author’s Disclaimer: By no means is this article an attempt to tell you how to raise your kids around guns! My only goal is to encourage you to educate yourselves and others, and to spread the message of gun safety....
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Know a State’s Gun Laws Before Traveling with a Firearm

Know a State’s Gun Laws Before Traveling with a Firearm

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The summer of 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the road trip. Six in 10 Americans are expected to embark on a road trip of 50 miles or more if gas prices remain low, according to the...
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