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Anti-gun advocate Leeland Yee

California Bill Would Have Outlawed Firearms with Detachable Magazines

  A bill introduced in the California Senate, authored by Senator Leland Yee, would have outlawed all firearms in the state that use detachable magazines. The bill, designated SB249, was removed from a committee hearing slated for Thursday, Aug. 16. This effectively kills the measure, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which lobbied...

Review of Shootrite Katana Tactical Rifle

Gun Review: Shootrite Katana Tactical Rifle

  By Hal Herring In JKD, one does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. The height of cultivation is really nothing special. It is merely simplicity; the ability to express the utmost with the minimum. It is the halfway cultivation...

PDF Download Model List of Essential Medicines

Free PDF Download: WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

  This free PDF download from the World Health Organization (WHO) details common medicines and their uses. It’s not something to play doctor with (leave that to the professionals), but it should provide an overview of popular drugs should access to medical advice be limited. We at Gun Digest are not doctors, but there...

Winter Car Survival Kit Tips

Summer is When to Build a Winter Car Survival Kit

  by Pat McHugh Summer is the perfect time to build a winter car survival kit. Don’t wait until cold weather hits. Put it together now while there’s still plenty of time to gather materials. Here are items every winter car survival kit should contain. It’s not exhaustive, but it should get you thinking...

Gun Digest 2013 67th Edition Book

Gun Digest 2013: Full of Gun Information

  Since 1944, Gun Digest has been considered “The World’s Greatest Gun Book.” That’s because it’s full of gun information. The new 2013 edition stays true to the tradition of excellence in firearms literature and gun information. It features in-depth articles about antique guns, testfire gun reviews on the latest guns, gun collecting secrets...


The 8 Rules of Wilderness Survival

by Pat McHugh Wilderness survival isn’t predictable enough for there to be “Do XYZ and you’ll live”-type rules. But there are hard, fast rules for outdoor survival that should prevent you from winding up worse off. 1. Send Your Itinerary to Someone Else Always leave a detailed itinerary of where you are going and...

Jerry Ahern with Rifle

Firearms Writer Jerry Ahern Dies July 24, 2012

  Sources have informed Gun Digest that long-time firearms writer Jerry Ahern died July 24, 2012, at age 66. He contributed many articles to Gun Digest, as well as firearms books and even a survival guide. His fiction work included a series of novels called, The Survivalist. He was also an analyst of current...

Medicine for home survival kit

5 Home Survival Kit Essentials You’ll Forget

by Pat McHugh Think fast. The time it took to read that sentence is how long you’ll have to think when disaster hits. If you have a survival kit already prepared, you’re doing better than most people. However, there are five essential items that won’t be in that home survival kit because you use...

Flashlight for survival kit

30 Items for a Home Survival Kit

by Pat McHugh Before you gather items for your home survival kit, buy one of those 5-gallon buckets with a lid from Home Depot or Lowe’s. A small plastic trash can with a good lid and handles also works. Mark on the bucket when you last filled it with the items below. They will...