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Cassie Shockey

Original article written March 3, 2021 by Caleb Causey for Lone Star Medics. Reposted with permission of Lone Star Medics. Your life is your responsibility. Your family is your responsibility. Now that more folks are taking a... Read More >

Ellie's Training Adventure - On Target

Ellie Everett

Last Tuesday, I participated in the second class of my training adventure, On Target. I was nervous and a little worried going into the class because I suddenly couldn’t remember what I learned in the New Shooter class. I rea... Read More >

Ellie's Training Adventure - New Shooter

Ellie Everett

Growing up, the only time I shot a firearm was on a friend’s ranch when I was young -- and it was a BB gun. However, my dad and grandpa were determined to turn me into a sharpshooter by teaching me everything about training a... Read More >

How Often Should I Clean My Firearm?

Cassie Shockey

When it gets dirty! Just kidding. This is a valid question. How often you clean your firearm depends on a few factors, such as how often you use it, how you use it, and environmental considerations such as high humidity, whi... Read More >

Permitless Carry Summary

Cassie Shockey

By Cassie Shockey Permitless Carry is coming to Texas. Do you know who can carry under permitless carry, how handguns have to be carried, what locations are prohibited for Permitless Carry, or why an LTC might still be a goo... Read More >

Buying A Used Gun?

Cassie Shockey

How can I make sure I'm not buying a firearm that was lost, stolen, or used in a crime? The short answer is there’s no way to be 100% certain that the used firearm hasn’t been reported lost, stolen, or used in a crime. The... Read More >

Selling Your Gun? Read This First…

Cassie Shockey

By Independent Program Attorneys Emily Taylor and Richard Hayes. Read the original article here. Universal background checks. Closing the “Gun Show Loophole.” Anti-gun activists and politicians at the federal and state level ... Read More >

Can My Handgun...

Cassie Shockey

Can My Handgun Fire If I Don’t Have A Magazine In It?Most questions about firearms are answered with the caveat, “Well, it depends.” And the question “Can My Handgun Fire If I Don’t Have A Magazine In It?” is a prime example.... Read More >

You Can Never Have Too Many Guns

Cassie Shockey

I want to start this article by stating that the following is based on my own opinions, and I understand that not everyone will agree. But, MoreGunsAren’tAlwaysBetter. Whew, there I said it. If you need me to repeat that slow... Read More >

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