Firearms and Explosives News

Fire at Arkansas County Courthouse Annex Deemed Arson

A fire last month at a building that housed the offices of the Arkansas County sheriff and county judge was deliberately set, federal investigators said. No injuries were reported in the early morning fire at the courthouse annex building in …

Texas Tops U.S. in Number of Lost, Stolen Firearms

Federal authorities say Texas has far and away the largest number of firearms in the U.S. reported as lost or stolen. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a report this week showing there were 18,874 firearms lost …

Heavy-Duty Restricted Guns Legally Sold in Texas

In a heavily guarded store just southwest of Houston, twin .50-caliber “Ma Deuce” machine guns rise up side by side from a mount that could be bolted to the deck of a warship or truck bed. The guns can fire …

Oklahoma Advances Open-Carry Firearm Bill

Despite some concern that Oklahoma is returning to the “lawless days of yesteryear,” a state House panel has approved a bill (House Bill 2522) to allow gun permit holders to openly carry firearms. The House Public Safety Committee voted 13-2 …

Family of Slain Border From Arizona Agent Files $25M Claim

The family of a slain U.S. Border Patrol agent filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the federal government on Wednesday. The 65-page document that’s a precursor to a lawsuit was filed in Phoenix and claims Brian Terry was …

California School Reopens After Arson Fire

A San Diego, Calif. elementary school reopened Wednesday, two days after an arson fire that caused $600,000 in damage. The blaze shortly before midnight Monday at Alice Birney school in University Heights damaged the cafeteria, kitchen and auditorium. Nobody was …