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What we learned when we sent a female reporter shopping for a home-defense handgun

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With all the latest political controversy and looming legislation over gun ownership and Second Amendment rights, it is no wonder many Americans are making the important decision to invest in a gun.  In fact, there have been 72,005,482 background checks for gun purchases since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, according to FBI data.

House approves amendment to restrict DHS bulk ammo buys

9:54 AM 06/07/2013

The House of Representatives voted late Wednesday to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from using taxpayer dollars to buy and stockpile ammunition until they provide a "comprehensive report" to Congress on its ammunition usage, purchase history and contracting practices.

Gun ranges forced to ration due to extreme ammo shortages

1:43 PM 05/17/2013

Gun ranges are being forced to implement rationing policies in order to keep enough ammunition to meet some customer demand due to a prolonged ammunition shortage the likes of which many industry employees say they have never seen.

Renowned Navy SEAL sniper shot dead at Texas gun range; suspect charged

11:33 PM 02/02/2013

Chris Kyle, known as "the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history," was reportedly shot and killed at the Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Texas on Saturday.

Poll: Young Americans overwhelmingly support right to own ‘assault weapons’

7:26 PM 01/30/2013

A vast majority of young adults under the age of 34 believe that Americans have a right to own an "assault weapon," according to a new Reason-Rupe poll released Thursday.

Ravens’ safety on the NFL: ‘Thirty years from now, I don’t think it will be in existence’

2:54 PM 01/28/2013

If the National Football League continues its fundamental transformation of the game in the name of safety, Baltimore Ravens' Bernard Pollard predicts the league will cease to exist in 30 years.

Poll: Two-thirds of American voters with household guns would ‘defy’ gun laws

11:32 AM 01/27/2013

As anti-gun lawmakers push for a government ban of more than 150 types of firearms, a new Fox News poll shows that two-thirds of American voters who have guns in their household would “defy” any law requiring them to give up the guns.

Lou Holtz after Obama’s inauguration: ‘I’m done, finished, the country’s over with, we’re not doing this again!’

3:08 AM 01/25/2013

Former Notre Dame coach and ESPN commentator Lou Holtz has spent decades giving individuals pep talks, both on and off the football field. But the re-election of President Barack Obama caused the legendary coach to seek out someone else for inspiration: Speaker of the House John Boehner.

Phil Mickelson apologizes for criticizing federal tax hikes

3:05 AM 01/24/2013

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson is offering a personal apology for voicing his frustrations with new federal and state tax hikes, but isn't ruling out the possibility of leaving California.

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson may leave US in response to state, federal income tax hikes

12:56 AM 01/21/2013

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson told reporters Sunday that he is considering "drastic changes" in response to state and federal income tax hikes -- including possibly leaving the United States.

Samuel L. Jackson on Newtown, Conn. massacre: ‘I don’t think it’s about more gun control’

4:44 PM 12/18/2012

Actor Samuel L. Jackson is refusing to join the chorus of actors, celebrities and politicians pushing for more gun control in the wake of the deadly massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Heartless thieves steal Christmas presents for seriously ill children at London hospital

12:42 PM 12/18/2012

With just one week before Christmas, authorities are investigating how thieves managed to steal Christmas presents specially reserved for seriously ill children being treated in the intensive care unit at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Texas gun store owner offering discount to educators: ‘Our personal safety is our responsibility’

5:47 PM 12/17/2012

In the wake of Friday's deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a Texas gun store owner is offering a discount to teachers who would like to get a concealed handgun license.

Marine veteran losing hope in Mexican jail after arrest for possessing heirloom gun

2:27 AM 12/13/2012

A U.S. Marine combat veteran's family is fighting to get him out of a Mexican jail, where he has been imprisoned since August for possessing an antique family firearm.

Democratic congressman’s son pleads guilty to fracturing girlfriend’s skull

2:46 PM 12/12/2012

Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran who recently was caught on camera advising an undercover reporter on how to commit voter fraud, pleaded guilty to brutally assaulting his girlfriend on Wednesday, the Washington City Paper reported.

British academic: Ban party balloons

2:58 AM 12/12/2012

A University of Cambridge chemist will advocate for a ban on party balloons at this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in Britain.

Rapper Big Boi trashes Obama: ‘I’m not pro-government’

2:55 AM 12/12/2012

Grammy-winning rapper Big Boi will not be supporting President Barack Obama any time soon — and he would appreciate it if you didn't thr0ugh his music, either.

Costa Rica bans hunting for sport after unanimous vote

3:03 PM 12/11/2012

Costa Rica became the first Latin American country to ban hunting for sport on Tuesday, following a unanimous vote in the country's parliament.

Woman turns in historic Nazi assault rifle at Conn. gun buy-back

2:31 PM 12/11/2012

When police officers announced this year's gun buy-back program would allow residents to exchange their guns for Wal-Mart gift certificates, they never expected a woman possessing a World War II-era Nazi Assault Rifle to take the bait.