When a woman knocked on the door, Donald Kaighn--an NRA member, World War II veteran and gun collector--opened it. Her car had broken down so Kaighn allowed the woman inside to use the phone, a favor she returned by spraying the 84-year-old's face with lighter fluid and hitting him in the head with the can.
I can’t collect handguns because I can’t afford it. You have to accept the difference between an organized collection of specimens of a particular make or model, and an accumulation of different handguns that fill specific needs in your shooting life or were priced right when you thought they were really neat.
Seventy years ago this month, the "Battle of the Bulge"-Hitler's last attempt to throw back the Allies-was being bitterly fought in the towns, forests and countryside of Belgium and Luxembourg, and, remarkably, many of the guns used in the battle still remain.
American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark A. Keefe IV was honored this evening with the prestigious Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) State of the Industry dinner, held annually during the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show.
The following interview with Mr. Allan Cors, the new President of the NRA, was conducted in late 2014. As you will read, Allan has been around guns most of his life, and still has his first Daisy BB gun!
Don’t know Allan Cors? For a half-century he has worked tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to protect the rights and freedoms of American gun owners. A competitive shooter, collector and historian, Cors was instrumental in founding the Institute for Legislative Action—and changing the course of the NRA.
Every gun collector has a pet passion, a particular niche where he or she feels most at home. Gordon Herigstad’s passion was the Colt Thompson submachine gun, however, unlike most collectors, Herigstad did the community of collectors a big favor—he wrote down everything he knew about Thompsons and published it.
Attacks on American gun shows are not about law enforcement of punishing the guilty, they are about exploiting a lack of knowledge on the part of the general public and paving the way for universal firearm registration ... and, if history is anything to go by, confiscation.