Ruger SR 556 leaves New York for a new home at NRA headquarters in Virginia

Ruger SR 556 AR-15 rifle donated to the NRA by New York resident Fairfax, Virginia - New York's infamous "SAFE Act" (the Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) went into effect earlier this week. A largely cosmetic legislative offering, as are most gun control laws enacted over recent years, it instantly turned hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers into potential felons. Among other things, the act bans magazines holding more than 10 rounds, calls for the registration of so called "assault weapons", and outlaws commonplace features such as muzzle breaks and telescoping stocks.

The reaction by New York-based NRA members has been mixed. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, our official state affiliate, filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the SAFE Act on constitutional grounds. Some sold their guns to friends and family living out-of-state. And one, a Mr. Steven Albright, donated his rifle to the National Firearms Museum.

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Rare Civil War sidearm shows all the signs of forgery, debuts on Sportsman Channel

Find a fake Spiller & Burr revolver at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Gun collecting can be an expensive business. Even more so if you happen to come across one the nefarious ne'er do wells who prey upon the collecting community. Good news is that there’s an easy way to avoid those dastardly cheats.

If you’re a Confederate gun fan, for example, there’s a simple first step that every buddy collector should take.

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Baltimore Gun Show to have the best in antique arms this side of the Mississippi

Alexander Henry Howdah Pistol at NRA Museum in Fairfax Fairfax, Virginia - If you're anywhere on the East Coast this weekend and you're a gun aficionado then you're in luck, because Saturday marks the opening of the Antique Arms Show. Located right outside of Baltimore, Maryland, Antique Arms is "the crown jewel of collectors shows."

"What you're going to see is the finest collection of antique arms this side of the Mississippi," said National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier. "Every gun museum in the East is going to be there."

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Revolver worth only a few hundred dollars goes for tens of thousands

A fake, silver plated and poorly engraved Colt Tiffany Revolver

Fairfax, Virginia - There's an old saying in the con game — go big or go home. When it comes to this week's edition of Red's Firearm Fakes, the creator of this bogus beauty definitely went big. Almost six figure big. For what this scoundrel professed to hold in his hot little hands was an Colt Tiffany Revolver.

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Same Girardoni air gun carried by Lewis & Clark during their 1804 expedition

Girardoni Air Rifle in .462 caliber donated to the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - There are historic guns and there are historic guns. In the National Firearms Museum, those topping the list include the Mayflower gun, a selection from the personal collection of President Theodore Roosevelt, and revolver recovered from the rubble of 9/11. Missing from the Fairfax museum is the Girardoni air rifle. Missing until now.

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C-SPAN's American Artifacts to focus on National Firearms Museum (video below)

NRA Museums Director Jim Supica on C-SPAN

Fairfax, Virginia - C-SPAN3 is airing an inside look of the NRA National Firearms Museum this Sunday, March 9, at 6:00pm. Part of the American Artifacts series, this two-part tour starts with the Robert Petersen Gallery and runs through the entire museum collection.

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NRA Headquarters Range, Cafe and National Firearms Museum closed due to snow

Snowfall in Northern Virginia on Thursday

Fairfax, Virginia - As February's version of Snowmageddon pummels the eastern seaboard, residents from Atlanta to Albany are hunkered down for yet another long winter's night. In their future are hours of shoveling snow, digging out cars and praying that the electricity keeps humming along. One thing they don't have to worry about is going into work.

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Tuesday temperatures and snow causes cancellations at the National Rifle Association

Snow returns to Northern Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - It only took two days.

Two days after returning from the relatively comfortable 60 degree sunshine of Las Vegas, Nevada and the 2014 SHOT Show for the bleak, chilling frost and snow of Washington, DC to rear its ugly head. For most of the region that means no school, no work, no dice.

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A beast of a gun, the Webley Mark VI was a British favorite in World War I

The .455 chambered Webley Mark VI at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Monday afternoon means it's time to tune to Sportsman Channel for Curator's Corner on NRA News. Also known as Cam & Company, NRANews a live-recorded, up to the minute news program covering the latest events in the firearm industry. And it's the only place you'll find National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier after the work bell sounds.

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