New Law: Gun Stores In New York State Must Display Warning Signs

Everyone knows that firearms can be dangerous if they are misused, but in the state of New York, leaders are going to make firearms retailers preach that message to their customers.

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SAF, FPC File Lawsuit Challenging Washington HB 1240 Assault Weapon Ban

On the same day Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1240 into law, the Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition filed suit challenging it. HB 1240 is an “assault weapon” ban that has drawn national attention for the speed with which it passed and for the breadth of its restrictions. Let’s look at what exactly the law bans, and the issues which the lawsuit raises.

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How Are Czech Gun Laws? (and Gun Stores)

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is in Prague, Czech Republic visiting the CZ (Česká Zbrojovka) gun shop to talk about gun laws, gun prices, and even the strange legal issues around firearms, silencers, and concealed carry in the Czech Republic. What do you think of Czech gun laws and gun stores?

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Gun Shops and Gun Laws of the Philippines

When people ask me about my hobbies, I am often hesitant to say “guns”, so my usual answer is “travel”. Frankly, it is both. And the more I travel, the more I understand that there are very few places in the world, outside of the US, that have an actual gun culture. More often than not, guns are a privilege available only to the rich and well-connected, and in very few places gun ownership is mainstream. But the Philippines are a good exception to that rule.

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How Good (or Bad) are Serb Gun Stores and Laws?

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is in Belgrade, Serbia visiting the ORUZJE.COM gun store to talk about gun laws, gun prices, and even the strange legal issues around fireworks and air guns in Serbia. What do you think of Serbia’s laws?

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New York's Gun Laws Getting In the Way of Historical Reenactments?

Historical battle reenactments are both very educational and a lot of fun to either participate in or watch. The Battle of Plattsburgh, a historic battle that ended the British invasion of the United States during the war of 1812, is one such battle that is reenacted every year in the state of New York. However, this year’s reenactment has been partially canceled due to the new gun law that was passed and went into effect on September 1st in the state of New York. The new law understandably has several reenactors scared with many canceling their planned appearances at the event.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: Gun Law and Gun Culture in Italy with Giorgio O

Italy is famous within the firearms world for its long-standing history of firearms production. Beretta, in particular, is famous for being the oldest active manufacturer of firearms in the world with the company being established back in the 16th century, nearly 500 years ago. While Giorgio is nowhere near that old, he is very familiar with Italian firearms law and culture because that is where he was born and raised. Today Giorgio and I talk about some of his experience and knowledge surrounding the Italian firearms world as well as some of his thoughts on what the future of Italian firearms culture and law will look like in the years to come. Giorgio has been writing with TFB for about 3 years now with some of his earliest coverage being from the IDEX convention in 2019.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: What It's Like Being a Gun Guy In California

Today on the TFB B-Side podcast we answer some of the most important questions about what it’s like to be a gun guy in California. Can you find magazines with more than 10-rounds of capacity? Can you really not use a regular magazine release on your AR-15? Do people in California even like guns? Do the people that work in Hollywood actually like guns? One of our resident Californian experts and ex-pats of the state TFB Writer Nic L answers all this and more on today’s episode of the TFB B-Side podcast.

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Nearly 1,500 Handgun Models De-Certified by the State of California

Most gun owners will know that in order to have a handgun manufactured or sold in the State of Califonia, it first must be certified and entered into California’s Roster of Handguns. A handgun that has been entered and certified on this roster is good to sell, own and resell within the state without any issues. However, near the start of this year, California de-certified nearly 1,500 handguns of various configurations that already meet the certification standards.

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Gel Blasters Deemed 'Firearms' By Australian Government

In a baffling bit of twitter news, I came across this curious post in which a Tasmanian resident received a letter that his Gel Blaster was considered a firearm and would have to be confiscated because the owner did not possess a firearms license. The owner of the Gel Blasters was told that the toy would have to be surrendered to the Tasmania Police.

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Tennessee to Allow Felons to Posses Firearms, as Long as They're More Than 120 Years Old

A recent change in the Volunteer State’s definition of what a firearm is will now allow felons to own a gun. That is, as long as it was manufactured before 1899. Technically this means that the “guns” don’t qualify as firearms. This also means they’d be pretty useless outside of a “Pistols at Dawn” style duel.

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The Curious Case of Joseph Roh

The internet, or at least the parts of it that deal with guns, is aflame in recent days about an ATF decision to defer prosecution against one Joseph Roh. But who is Joseph Roh? Why does his deferred prosecution matter? Did the ATF actually shake federal gun law to its core? To answer that question immediately – maybe. If this were some sort of claim/fact rating article, I’d rate the claim “this is a big deal” as half-true.

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U.K. Gun Laws: Offensive Weapons Act Receives Royal Assent

TFB recently presented the Laws in the United Kingdom on how to obtain a Firearms License. I think we can all agree that they are pretty strict as they are, but unfortunately, things are becoming even stricter.

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State Firearm Laws – What Works, What Doesn't

I want to get this out of the way before I get into the meat of this article. I’m going to be discussing an academically fascinating study, that relates to gun laws. In this article, I may tread close to the line of politics, though I will strive to the utmost not to. Our managing editor, Pete, suggested that I do this write-up, and I eagerly accepted. During my writing process, the article has been subject to close editorial oversight. I want to inform you, my readers, without stepping over the line into politics. I believe I succeeded.

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A very nice holster for the CZ Shadow 2

Plastic fantastic by all means, but there’s something special with products made out of natural leather, by hand. I noticed this fantastic holster in a Facebook group and asked the owner for permission to use the pictures as well as ask him for a few details.

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