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Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer, My Husband wants to get a gun for home defense.  It is just us, no kids…yet.  But, Guns scare me.  He thinks I’m being unreasonable but I’m not sure I want one in the house.  What should I do? Signed, Sleepless in the Suburbs Dear Sleepless, Are you afraid of your car?  Lawnmower?  Stand Mixer?  These are tools, in the right hands they produce good results, in the wrong hands, they can be dangerous.  Ever watch how fast the beaters spin on the mixer?  Guns are tools.  Alone, they are completely harmless, it takes human intervention to make them work.  Read More >>

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer My home state doesn't have any good Gun Shows near me, but just across the line, in the next state, there is a great one.  Can I buy a gun there and take it home with me? Signed, On the Border Dear On the Border, Simple answer, sort of.  First, know if there are any restrictions in your home state, such as magazine capacity, that could interfere with your desired firearm.  Gun Laws by State is a great reference. Second, know before you go.  Find a friendly gun store near you because you are not going to be able to carry your new baby home, you will need to have it Read More >>

Berretta 92G 9mm – Taking A Closer Look

In the spirit of getting the most bang for your buck, we will be reviewing this police trade in Berretta 92G 9mm purchased for the princely sum of about $425. Some of you may be saying, hey. I can get two fully functional Jennings.380s at the pawn shop for that kind of money. Yeah, you could; or you could get one of the best designed high capacity service pistols in the world. You know, the one the USmilitary carries into high mountain caves and back alleys around the world. Few people today recognize the heritage of this iconic firearm, with it’s roots traced directly back to the Walther Read More >>

Should I Shop at the Gun Show?

Only if you want a great selection and a great deal! A gun show is probably the best place to find the largest selection of guns under one roof. You can find what feels good in your hand, a make or model, even a color and everything you need to go with it. It helps if you have some ideas before you go of what you are looking for. Sometimes the people staffing the table are very knowledgeable and can answer all your questions, sometimes not. Prices are generally a little better than in a store. Also, a polite smile and a softly asked “Can you help me out a little on this?” can go Read More >>

Why Some People Believe that Guns Should Be Illegal

I have researched this question, and interviewed several on the anti-gun side; from one who just didn’t want a gun in the house, to people who didn’t want anyone to have a gun in the house. I don’t care for cigarettes but I recognize that they are legal and I will not lobby to have them outlawed just because I don’t want anyone else to have them. According to the CDC in 2006, last up to date numbers, there were 30,896 total firearm related deaths, of which, 642 accidental, 16,883 were Suicide, 12,791 were Homicide, 220 were Undetermined and 360 by Legal intervention. In the same Read More >>

Deciding on a Handgun

How do you figure out what type of handgun to buy? Do you pick a revolver or semi-auto? How about the caliber? Do you need to ask questions when looking at a firearm? What questions do you ask? Questions like these and many more can be downright frustrating at times. I was at the Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show (the largest gun and knife show east of the Mississippi) this past weekend working my booth (Austin Originals) when a couple walked up to look at the grips on our table. As I approached them, the man asked if I could suggest a firearm for his wife. I’m always excited to help Read More >>

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Go To A Gun Show

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Go To A Gun Show At Gun Shows Today (GST), we know the 2nd Amendment Rights to keep and bear arms is a substantial right, but also a big responsibility attached with the purchase or possession of a firearm. In this blog post, GST provides you with (4) things you need to know about gun shows before you go. This is to make attendance a pleasurable event without any legal complications. Non-Dealer Transfers and Sales In some states, there is no requirement that personal sales or sales from private collections be effectuated buy the completion of an Read More >>

Record Gun Sales on “Black Friday”

Record Gun Sales on Black Friday

What Does It Mean, If Anything? By Gun Shows Today Staff. Over the years, the term “Black Friday” has been used as a pejorative term to refer to bad state or national events that happened to occur, well, on Friday, of course! For those employed in retail sales, Black Friday may have a negative association–throngs of shoppers trying to get a great deal on the Friday following Thanksgiving. The owners and shareholders (of larger stores) at retail associate the term “Black Friday” with whether their operations will be in the black (making money) or red (losing money). So Read More >>

Can I Buy A Machine Gun At A Gun Shop or Gun Show?

Can I Buy A Machine Gun At A Gun Shop or Gun Show? Yes, no, or maybe? The answer; actually, is all three (3): “yes,” “no,” and/or “maybe.” The broad answer is “yes” if is a pre-May, 1986. All machine guns made after this time are illegal for individuals to purchase, own or possess. However, there are always exceptions. The very same machine gun may be illegal to purchase and possess if it is illegal to do so under state or local law. Most states have a law prohibiting machine guns. Several states provide exceptions for those registered under the National Firearms Read More >>

Can I Buy A Gun At An Out-of-State Gun Show or Shop?

Can I Buy A Gun At An Out-of-State Gun Show or Shop? Maybe. Local and state laws may limit or prohibit the purchase of a gun at an out-of-state gun show or shop. Every FFL holder must follow these laws even if they are contradicted or incongruous with federal law. However, (if permitted) federal firearms law may allow a non-resident (not otherwise prohibited) to purchase a firearm out-of-state. The purchase is the payment for the firearm. The federal firearms law provisions trigger on delivery and possession. What this means is that a gun show attendee in another state may purchase a Read More >>

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