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BREAKING: ATF Pistol Brace Rule VACATED!

FORT WORTH, TX (June 13, 2024) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition announced a major legal victory in its Mock v. Garland lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration’s “pistol brace” ban rule issued by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). In the decision, United States District Court Judge Reed O’Connor granted summary judgment in favor of FPC and its…

Shooting at Convenience Store Leaves One Dead, Another Seriously Injured: A Lesson on Overpenetration and Ammunition Choices

PONTIAC, MI – A shooting at a convenience store in Pontiac on Tuesday night left a man dead and his girlfriend seriously injured, raising important considerations about ammunition choices in self-defense situations. According to the Royal Oak Tribune, the incident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Cesar Chavez. The alleged shooter, a 21-year-old Pontiac man, was…

Oakland Homeowner Arrested After Shooting Robbery Suspect with Stolen Colt Python

OAKLAND, CA – A 77-year-old homeowner was arrested after shooting and killing a robbery suspect in East Oakland, prompting a legal review to determine whether the act was justified as self-defense. The incident occurred just before 6 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of 98th Avenue and Burr Street. According to police, two men and a woman arrived at the…

Homeowner Holds Suspect at Gunpoint After Firing Warning Shot in Air During Burglary Incident

ARCADIA, CA – A burglary suspect was held at gunpoint by a homeowner after a warning shot was fired into the air during a confrontation late Sunday night in the San Gabriel Valley. Police responded to a call about a residential burglary on the 400 block of Walnut Avenue shortly before midnight. Upon arrival, they discovered that several suspects had…

15 Year Old Shoots Father in Defense of Mother During Domestic Assault in Missouri

EDWARDS, MO – A domestic violence incident in Arrowhead Estates turned fatal when a 15-year-old boy shot his father while defending his mother from a physical assault. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident occurred on the night of June 4, 2024. At approximately 10:42 PM, Kathleen “Dawn” Burr, 49, called 911 to report that her husband, Nicholas…

Pensacola Woman Shoots Assailant in Self-Defense During Domestic Dispute

PENSACOLA, FL – A domestic altercation resulted in a woman defending herself by shooting her assailant on the afternoon of May 4. The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Denard Smith, was later arrested and charged with battery and aggravated assault. The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. when deputies responded to a domestic violence call. According to the local media, the…

Concealed Carry Holder Shoots Assailant Who Pulled a Gun on Him in Road Rage Incident in Illinois

CRESTWOOD, IL – A road rage incident escalated to a fatal shooting on Monday afternoon, leaving a 35-year-old man dead. Crestwood Police Officers responded to the area of 132nd and Cicero around 3:02 P.M. after receiving reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered the man in traumatic arrest. Immediate aid, including CPR, was provided by officers until Crestwood Fire…

USCCA Announces Significant Enhancements to Member Self-Defense Liability Insurance

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) has announced a series of major improvements to its self-defense liability insurance policy for its 825,000+ members. These enhancements are designed to provide even greater protection and peace of mind to responsibly armed citizens. Effective June 5, 2024, these changes come at no additional cost to members. Key Updates to USCCA Membership Benefits:…