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Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Day 28: Learning by Example: The Survival Story of Thomas and Tamitha Garner

In January 2008, a Utah couple Thomas and Tamitha Garner, along with their dog Medusa, set out for a drive in a remote area of Southwest Utah to photograph wild horses in Modena Canyon. Before heading out, they alerted family members of their plans and stopped in Panaca, Nevada for gas and two boxes of granola bars. The couple ended up further down a road than they should have when a severe winter storm came through. Thomas says the snow got too high and he was unable to turn the truck around to get out. The Garner’s ordeal lasted 12 days. I want you to tell me; what did the Garners do right and what did the Garners do wrong?

Legal Issues

The Real Consequences of Gun Control: Persecuting a Hero

Washington Times columnist Emily Miller gained national attention for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series in the Times, and in her new book, Emily Gets Her Gun: …But Obama Wants to Take Yours, she details the wrenching step-by-step process she had to work through in Washington, D.C., to finally get a gun she wanted for self protection. The following is Chapter 19 of Emily Gets Her Gun, “The Real Consequences of Gun Control: Persecuting a Hero,” excerpted in full with permission.

Competitive Shooting

USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Eric Hollen

Hollen’s drive and determination helped him earn a spot on the USA Shooting Paralympics Team and the USA Shooting’s Paralympics Athlete of the Year Award in 2010 and 2011. He also made history in the 2012 IPC World Cup in Sydney by winning the highly sought slot for the Paralympics Games, making him the first U.S. Paralympics pistol shooter to qualify for the Games. Read more about this Special Forces soldier in this article.

Consumer Information

There are Many Like it, but This One is Mine. Hydrographic-Dipped Ruger 10/22

Camo-dipped shotguns and rifles that either come from the factory, or done off-market are popular with hunters. Camo-colored guns are practical when you need to stay hidden. However, graphics on any gun goes beyond just the practical. If you want a more eye-catching and customized gun in a sea of black, then hydroprinting, or hydrographics is for you. Picture shows a custom-dipped Ruger 10/22 in purple leopard print.
If you want a more eye-catching and customized gun in a sea of black, then hydroprinting, or hydrographics is for you. Mark Smith of Liquid Image Hydrographics, was kind enough to dip our tactical Ruger 10/22 and hearing protection in purple and black leopard print and then visit with us about his process.

Picture shows a red Bank of America ATM.


Will Your Bank Stop You From Buying Guns?

In April 2012, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing accused Bank of America (BOA) of severing its 12-year relationship because McMillan manufactures and sells firearms. Seven months later, Joe Sirochman, owner of American Spirit Arms claimed the Bank of America froze his funds for the same reason. Even though Bank of America has said repeatedly it wasn’t the nature of Sirochman’s business, one credit card processing company publicly says it is. After a four-year relationship with VISA subsidiary,, recently found that Charlotte North Carolina store, Hyatt Gun Shop violates’s corporate policy against the selling of firearms.

Competitive Shooting

USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Amanda Furrer

The past year has proven to be one full of accomplishments for Amanda Furrer. The 22-year-old Spokane, Washington native not only represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games, she also wrapped up her degree at The Ohio State University. In addition, while 2012-2013 was a banner year for the young Furrer, the future looks brighter still for this shooting star.

Picture shows volunteers at Ground Zero picking up debris.


September 11, National Day of Service and Remembrance

On September 11, 2001—despite our location, or differences in political and religious affiliations—all Americans shared the shame grief and mourned our losses. Thousands of people showed up at Ground Zero the following days to volunteer for months with search and rescue, to provide moral support, help feed workers, and remove the ruble. Those volunteers and first responders didn’t care if you had come from the wrong side of the tracks, who you went home to at night or the color of your skin. We were all just human beings that day. To honor their memory, in the same spirit of compassion, unity and strength, won’t you pledge your time or make a charitable donation on 9/11—the federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance?


NRA Women Presents Lisa Looper

Lisa Looper’s original design, the Flashbang Bra Holster, allows women to dress how they want when they carry. Watch Lisa’s video from NRA Women.