Mike Piccione is founding editor of Guns & Patriots and is now an executive at U.S. Concealed Carry. A long time shooter, hunter and writer, Piccione is a Marine veteran, a NRA Marketing Manager and a member of the Fairfax County, VA, Community Emergency Response Team.

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  • The Redneck Guide to Emergency Preparedness

    Hurricane Irene has crawled and doused the east coast of the United States. The aftermath of a hurricane kind of reminds me of what happens when you put a hungry baby in a strip bar: everyone ends up confused and no | Read More »

  • Too Hot to Carry? No! Here are 10 Lightweight Carry Guns

    It’s hot. It’s 100 degrees over a large portion of the country and that means you probably wont’ be wearing a lot of clothes. Since concealed carry means your gun will be out of sight you won’t have much clothing to cover up your great equalizer.

  • What To Carry When You Can’t Carry Your Gun

    Concealed carry means more than just carrying your gun. Concealed carry also means carrying other self-defense tools. Everyone knows not to bring a knife to a gun fight but when you don’t have a gun there are other means to | Read More »

  • Gear Test: AE Light Solar Lantern

    Excerpt: “When the power goes out the first thing you need is light. Without light you can’t do much in an emergency situation and if the power is out you probably have an emergency of one size or other.”

  • Back Door Gun Control and Fighting Back

    To learn more about you Concealed Carry Gun Rights please click here:

  • A Fallen Marine’s Ring Finds It’s Way Home After 43 Years

    Last week I received a call from Rosemary. She said it was important and left her phone number with the message to call her at anytime. The last call I received from a reader that was important turned out to | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Thomas Jerome Hudner, Jr.

    Rank: LieutenantOrganization: U.S. NavyDivision: Fighter Squadron 32Born: 31 August 1924, Fall River, Mass.Departed: NoEntered Service At: Fall River, Mass.Place / Date: Chosin Reservoir area of Korea, 4 December 1950 CitationFor conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Frank A. Herda

    Rank: Specialist Fourth ClassOrganization: U.S. ArmyCompany: Company A, 1st BattalionDivision: 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne DivisionBorn: 13 September 1947, Cleveland, OhioDeparted: NoEntered Service At: Cleveland, OhioDate of Issue: 05/14/1970Place / Date: Near Dak To, Quang Trang Province, Republic of Vietnam, 29 | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Harold Durham

    Harold Durham was a 2nd Lieutenant when he gave his life for our country on October 17, 1967.  Mr. Dunham served in the United States Army from 1964 – 1967 and earned a Medal of Honor, two Bronze Stars and | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Charles C. Hagemeister

    You’re a teenager in Lincoln, Nebraska and you get the notice you have been drafted. Not much more than a year later you are in the gunfight of your life in Vietnam and your bravery and concern for others earns | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Dr. Mary E. Walker

    Rank: Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon (civilian)Organization: U.S. ArmyBorn: 26 November 1832, Oswego County, N.Y.Departed: YesEntered Service At: Louisville, Ky. CitationBattle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; Patent Office Hospital, Washington, D.C., October 1861; Chattanooga, Tenn., following Battle of Chickomauga, September | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Ola L. Mize

    Rank: Master SergeantOrganization: U.S. ArmyCompany: Company KDivision: 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry DivisionBorn: 28 August 1931, Marshall County, Ala.Departed: NoEntered Service At: Gadsden, Ala.Date of Issue: 09/24/1954Place / Date: Near Surang-ni, Korea, 10 to 11 June 1953 CitationM/Sgt. Mize, a | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Frederick E. Ferguson

    Rank: Chief Warrant OfficerOrganization: U.S. ArmyCompany: Company C, 227th Aviation BattalionDivision: 1st Cavalry DivisionBorn: 18 August 1939, Pilot Point, Tex.Departed: NoEntered Service At: Phoenix, Ariz.Place / Date: Hue, Republic of Vietnam, 31 January 1968 CitationFor conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in | Read More »

  • ARMED AMERICAN RADIO Celebrates Its 100th Broadcast

    Congrats to Mark Walters of Armed American Radio for his 100th radio show. Mark built his show from the ground up and it quickly became America’s fastest growing program. A special thanks to the United States Concealed Carry Association for | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Ronald Eric Ray

    Rank: CaptainOrganization: U.S. ArmyCompany: Company A, 2d BattalionDivision: 35th Infantry, 25th Infantry DivisionBorn: 7 December 1941, Cordelle, Ga.Departed: NoEntered Service At:  Atlanta, Ga.Place / Date: la Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam, 19 June 1966 CitationFor conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in | Read More »

  • Why Liberals Want Gun Shows Stopped

    A fundamental principle of a free people is the ability to transfer property to someone else without government intervention. In the case of firearms, it is often a tradition to pass on a gun from one generation to another. Recently | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Brian Miles Thacker

    Rank: First LieutenantOrganization: U.S. ArmyCompany: Battery A, 1st BattalionDivision: 92d ArtilleryBorn: 25 April 1945, Columbus, OhioDeparted: NoEntered Service At: Salt Lake City, UtahPlace / Date: Kontum Province, Republic of Vietnam, 31 March 1971 CitationFor conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action | Read More »

  • Outrage! US Government Funding La Raza with Your Tax Dollars

    You’re paying for the open borders lobby, suckers!

  • Medal of Honor: George E. Day

    Colonel Day just celebrated his 86th birthday. He is one of, if not the most, decorated men since General Douglas MacArthur. The Colonel has received seventy decorations and he is the only person to receive the Medal of Honor and | Read More »

  • Medal of Honor: Ernest E. West

    Rank: Private First ClassOrganization: U.S. ArmyCompany: Company LDivision: 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry DivisionBorn: 2 September 1931, Russell, Ky.Departed: NoEntered Service At: Wurtland, Ky.Date of Issue: 01/29/1954Place / Date: Near Sataeri, Korea, 12 October 1952 CitationPfc. West distinguished himself by | Read More »