The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment that will provide an additional $19.5 million to help improve the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The proposal passed the house with a 260 to 145 vote. The additional funds will bring the NICS budget for Fiscal Year 2015 to $78 million. According to the sponsors, …

The Elvis estate voluntarily dismissed its civil suit against the Beretta gun company on May 29. Written in the court document closing the case is a one-sentence explanation: “[Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.] gives notice that it dismisses this action with prejudice because the dispute giving rise to the filing of a civil action has been settled.” Guns.com reached out …

Hope you have all the spare parts you anticipate needing…  forever… for the Smith & Wesson 3rd generation guns, according to what folks are writing over at AR15.com and the Smith & Wesson Forum: As a regular over at the S&W Forums I came across this http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-wesson-semi-auto-pistols/377999-3rd-gen-parts-im-afraid-were-our-own-gents.html And confirmed it by calling S&W directly. They are ceasing …

Ever had one of those days? You know the ones. The kind where you wish you could put on noise canceling ear muffs and drown out the sound of everything just so you could think straight? We all have them. The best cure for a rough week? Group Therapy. Going to the shooting range is always an enjoyable …

Sonic “America’s Drive In” recently stated via their twitter account that they are “reexamining” their gun policies. Michael Bloomberg backed group Moms Demand Action is heavily pressuring the hamburger and soda supplier into serving #ShakesNotShotguns. The Oklahoma City based Sonic Drive-In stated that they currently rely on local laws to determine the policies of their restaurants, …

Chris Matthews, host of Hardball on MSNBC, is not what you would call a noted supporter of gun rights. But he doesn’t often go quite so far as he did on a segment from May 21 (“The twisting of the Second Amendment”). The bit started off with an out-of-context quote from Justice Warren Burger in 1991 about …

Since 2004, concealed carry permit numbers in Kentucky have risen 447 percent as the state has eased restrictions on the application process while expanding gun rights. The latest report from the state police show that in 2013 there were 59,530 permits issued which is a more than four-fold increase from the number issued a decade ago. Who …

Following your response to the poll we ran back in February, we’ve been focusing on the topic of concealed firearms throughout the Spring at Lucky Gunner Lounge. Most of the content so far has revolved around gear and techniques for carrying concealed handguns. But as I promised back when the poll results came in, our coverage …

It took just six days for Double Trap to re-enter the headlines for the USA Shooting Team. Happening with great regularity to start 2014, today it was Ian Rupert making noise with a medal his own. Participating in the inaugural International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior Cup in Suhl, Germany, Rupert took home the gold …

Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Reintroduce the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act On May 20, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act (S. 2363) was reintroduced into the U.S. Senate by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Senator Kay Hagan (NC) and CSC member Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK). The bipartisan legislation was reintroduced after necessary technical changes were made to …