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Minnesota DNR Asks Bear Hunters Not to Shoot Radio-Collared Bears
The Department of Natural Resources asks hunters participating in Minnesota’s bear season that opens Tuesday, Sept. 1, to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears.
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Warning for California Upland Bird Hunters
The National Rifle Association (NRA) and our affiliate the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) recently alerted California hunters that the first phase of AB 711 took effect on July.....
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Trap Warmth at its Most Important Point with the Boreal Beanie from Sitka Gear
Sitka Gear, the industry leader in performance hunting gear introduces its warmest hat yet to an already impressive line of waterfowl clothing and accessories.
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How LaserLyte® Leapt to the Forefront of the Laser Industry
LaserLyte, is a family-owned and operated business developing micro-laser technologies for the firearms and archery industries.
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Overcome the Elements with the STORMR Lineup Of Clothing
Advances in technology from STORMR have changed how sportsmen overcome harsh weather and conditions.
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California: Anti-Gun Legislation on the State Senate and Assembly Floor
Assembly Bill 1134 is still on the agenda for the Senate Floor and could be heard any day.
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Arkansas GFC Urges Hunters to Hunt “S.A.F.E.” This Season with Project ChildSafe
This hunting season, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is partnering with Project ChildSafe to remind hunters that safety remains at the core of America’s hunting traditions.
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N.H. Panel OKs Bill to Legalize Hunting with Suppressors
A New Hampshire House subcommittee gave its approval last week to HB 500, which would repeal current prohibitions on using silencers for hunting.
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Colorado: U.S. Forest Service Hosting First Open House
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is preparing a plan for managing recreational shooting in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests (ARNF).
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Hunting Is Easier with LoopRope
The revolutionary LoopRope fastening system takes the snap, crackle and pop out of bungee cords, and the guesswork out of tying the proper knot.
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YPOD Gun Rest Offers Portable, Lightweight Solution for Hunters & Shooters
Just in time for deer hunting season, Live Oak Tek, Inc. has unveiled a one-of-a-kind, YPOD Gun Rest that can be used both at the shooting range and in the deer stand to both improve accuracy...
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White House Media Misled on Crime Trends, Ignore Evidence that Could Save More Lives
Tragedy strikes – and the White House immediately shifts into exploitation mode, trying to use raw emotion to push “solutions” that don't fit the facts.
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Theater Chain Doubles-Down on Unreasonable Search Policy
North Carolinians don't take their rights to remain free of unreasonable searches, and to effectively defend themselves and their families, lightly...
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My Take on ‘Common Sense’ Laws – Make ‘Irresponsible Speech’ A Crime
After all, we don’t want the uneducated, the corrupt, nor the crude freely spreading their prevarication, do we?
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The Bergara Premier Tactical Rifle Now Shipping to Distributors and Dealers
High Precision Bergara barrel built into a custom chassis and stock for serious professionals and top choice for several S.W.A.T. teams now available
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Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity
Despite the best efforts of the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown, a small group in suburban Chicago has managed to break new ground in gun control stupidity...
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IFOA Offers Concessions on Guns Following Roanoke Murders
There’s a time and a place for courtesy, but there is no one-size-fits all tactic for everyone to follow. Respect is something that’s earned...
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Slain Reporter’s Father Admits Pushing Gun Control That Wouldn’t Saved His Daughter
Then says he believes his gun control push could prove dangerous, thus he is getting a gun for protection. Andy said he cannot “take any chances”...
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Alabama: Pro-Gun Reforms Take Effect September 1, 2015
Tomorrow, September 1, 2015, House Bill 47, one of the most significant and thoughtful pieces of pro-gun reforms passed in the Yellowhammer State, will take effect.
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Scentblocker Featherlite with Trinity Technology in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country
ScentBlocker FeatherLite with Trinity Technology is now available in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country...
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Walmart Discontinues Selling America’s Most Popular Rifle
Americans acquiring the most popular rifle in the country will now be doing so only from traditional firearm dealerships and full-service sporting goods stores, which— as it happens —typically.....
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Martin Scorsese: Pathetic Hollywood Hypocrite
After producing some of the most violent movies ever to come out of Hollywood, rife with the most graphic portrayals of the most vicious, brutal murders imaginable, Martin Scorsese wants the world...
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Research Findings a Blow to Anti-gun Academics
For decades, anti-gun academics have attacked firearms and firearm owners by conducting “research” that purportedly offers insight into the psyche of gun owners.
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Smoke and Mirrors: Seattle Sales Tax
Last week, the NRA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), firearms retailers, and private gun owners filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, alleging...
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Federal Court Finds Due Process Violation in NY County’s Confiscated Gun Policy
Last week, a federal court ruled that the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department could not rely on its “retention policy” to keep guns seized from a woman without providing her with a due process hearing.
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Front Line Introduces The BFL Modular – The Perfect Kit For Your Holster And Belt
It’s a debate handgun owners have been engaged in for decades: What’s the better OWB holster on the market – belt or paddle?
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Ruger 22 Charger Pistol with Polymer Stock & Takedown Models Announced
Sturm, Ruger & Company proudly announces the addition of polymer stock models to the recently re-engineered Ruger 22 Charger Pistol & 22 Charger Takedown pistol lines...
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Experience the Advantages of BloodSport Arrows and Components
You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a carbon arrow by its label, especially when it carries the BloodSport name.
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LSL Training Tour Heads to Massachusetts
Wes Doss, founder of Khyber Interactive Associates, is now traveling to the Maynard Police Department in Massachusetts for Stop 13 of the 2015 Lights, Sights, Lasers US Tour.
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Liberty Ammunition Announces New Ammo Testing Videos on YouTube 
Liberty Ammunition will be releasing a video every 7-10 days showing a different caliber’s wound effects and velocity.
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Megyn Kelly Is Not Walter Cronkite
For those of you like my liberal family members and friends, perhaps you are asking yourself who is Megyn Kelly???
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First Benelli USA Invitational Shoot Sporting Clays Fundraiser to Honor Heroes
The inaugural Benelli USA Invitational Shoot Sports Clays Fundraiser will be held Fri., Sept. 11, at Pintail Point in Queenstown, Md.
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USDA Invests $211 Million in Sage Grouse Conservation on Private Lands
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced they will invest another $211 million in support of greater sage-grouse conservation on private.....
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Noble Energy and U.S. Forest Service Complete 2nd of 3 Restoration Projects
The ongoing partnership between Tread Lightly!and Noble Energy, Inc. continues to support multi-use access, sustainability, education and stewardship of America's natural resources with the.....
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A Visit to Freedom Arms Machine Works This Week on Gateway Outdoors Radio
This week we visit with Freedom Arms Machine Works, a Pennsylvania based company manufacturing suppressors, commonly referred to as silencers, for use with firearms.
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Honolulu Mayor To Destroy Over Half A Million Dollars Of Smith & Wesson Pistols
Mayor Caldwell of Honolulu made the decision to destroy half a million dollars of Smith & Wesson pistols, rather than sell them to police.
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AR-15 Podcast 137 – Non-Profits from SHOT
Tune in to hear about some amazing non profit organizations dedicated to America's veterans!
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Concealed Carrier Robbed of Gun in Philadelphia
The concealed handgun carrier was robbed of his handgun in a strong arm robbery. The story illustrates one of the disadvantages of concealed carry.
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Olympia Cree XTE WD180 Rechargeable Lantern Review
With autumn upon us, new hunting and camping gear is starting to surface for the fall season, including new camping lanterns...
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Duluth, Minnesota Artist Dean Kegler Wins 2016 Trout and Salmon Stamp Contest
Duluth artist Dean Kegler has won the 2016 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brown trout.
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News from CheaperThanDirt.com
DUEL 3: More Than $130,000 in Prizes and 125+ Firearms Up for Grabs
Springfield Armory’s DUEL 3 promotion begins on September 1, 2015. Click to see how you could win prizes—including firearms.
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Shooter’s Log Weekly Wrap Up, August 23-29, 2015
This week was a huge news week. Tragedy, victories in California, surprising—or not surprising—news from Walmart, NRA steps up to sue Los Angeles and armed drones in North Dakota. All this and much more in this week’s Shooter’s Log Weekly Wrap Up.
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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina
Ten years ago today, America’s costliest and one of the most deadly hurricanes hit the Southern Coast. It took nearly 2,000 lives, hundreds of thousands of homes and did over a hundred billion dollars in damages. We learned a lot from Hurricane Katrina. We saw the worst in people and the best in people. Most importantly, we learned the importance of preparedness. This article lists the top arti...
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Should the Military Upgrade—or Replace—Beretta’s M9 Pistol?
Numerous firearms used by the U.S. government and adopted more than 30 years ago still meet and exceed mission requirements because of upgrades. Why should the M9 pistol be treated differently?
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Why Is Walmart Ending AR-15 Sales?
Walmart said recently that it will stop selling semiautomatic rifles, including AR-15s, because of slumping demand. Do you believe that?
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Thinking (and Practicing) Outside Of The Box – Defensive Handgun Deployment, Part II
Trainer Mike Seeklander provides three set-ups to drill movement, combatives, and proper weapon-deployment timing in your own training. Click to see how...
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Recall: Savage B.MAG .17 WSM Rifle
Savage Arms has discovered that the bolt on some B.MAG rifles may inadvertently catch the safety button and slide it forward into the “fire” position. This condition is primarily present if downward pressure is applied to the bolt too early while pushing it forward.
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AR-15 Trigger Basics
There’s not much that can be done to make a stock AR-15 trigger better. If top-level accuracy is your desire, the author recommends replacing your existing trigger and adding other components. Click to read which ones and why:
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GOA: Obama Wants More U.N.-Linked Gun Control
Gun Owners of America is warning gun owners: “Imagine dictators around the world—who can control the UN blue helmets (aka, the UN military force)—having your name on record as a gun owner. It’s preposterous! And this is why the senate must kill this toxic agreement.” Read about the U.N. Small Arms Conference and U.N. Small Arms Treaty in this post and how you can stop it.
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Seattle Sued Over Guns and Ammo Tax Scheme
Two gun owners, two retailers, and three national gun groups have sued the City of Seattle over adoption of a retail sales tax on guns and ammunition. See why they are challenging the City of Seattle's recently approved sales tax of $25 on each firearm sold and 5 cents for each round of ammunition.
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Hi-Point’s Affordable .45 Caliber Carbine
The Hi-Point carbine we are discussing retails for less than $300. I was surprised at the low price and by the performance of this firearm. This is a budget or economy firearm. It isn’t a tack driver at 100 yards, but then few firearms firing a pistol caliber cartridge are. The Hi-Point carbine is a credible home defender, a good recreational shooter, and in a pinch, it will do for small game a...
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Henry Repeating Arms Honors Heroes with Special Edition Rifles
Henry Repeating Arms paid tribute to four veterans at The Charlie Daniels Band’s 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tennessee. They were presented with honorary Military Service Tribute Henry rifles to a standing ovation.
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Shooter’s Log Weekly Wrap Up, August 16-22, 2015
It was a relatively slow news week, which is usually good. There weren’t any major gun control laws passed, major 2A violations or other shocking news that would make the firearms community act and act fast. However, that doesn’t mean things weren’t happening. California reformed it’s “gun violence restraining order” law—a win for gun owners there, North Carolina’s Governor signed a bill allowi...
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Minnesota Drops Texas and Missouri from Reciprocity List
As of Aug. 1, 2015, Texas and Missouri license holders may no longer legally carry concealed or open in the State of Minnesota using their state-issued carry license.
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Thinking (and Practicing) Outside Of The Box—Defensive Handgun Deployment, Part I
This should get your attention: Train wrong and you will do wrong. Period. Mike Seeklander helps you understand how to modify your training to help you survive a gunfight. Part I.
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News from PersonalDefenseWorld.com
Ruger Introduces the Polymer Stock 22 Charger Pistol and 22 Charger Takedown Pistol
First introduced in 2007, and re-engineered in 2014, the 22 Charger pistol family is quickly becoming a favorite of .22 LR shooters and plinkers alike. The post Ruger Introduces the Polymer Stock 22 Charger Pistol and 22 Charger Takedown Pistol appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Boyds Adds Replacement Stock Options for Remington 710 and 770 Models
The following is a press release from Boyds Boyds has recently released new hardwood gunstock The post Boyds Adds Replacement Stock Options for Remington 710 and 770 Models appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Texas Knife Law Changes Effective September 1
Knife Rights' signature Knife Law invalidates all municipal and county knife ordinances more restrictive than state law. The post Texas Knife Law Changes Effective September 1 appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Springfield Armory’s DUEL 3 Promotion Starts Tomorrow
The DUEL 3 prize package includes an all-expenses paid trip to visit the Springfield Custom shop to design your dream 1911 and shoot with Rob Leatham. The post Springfield Armory’s DUEL 3 Promotion Starts Tomorrow appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Concealed Carry Comparison: Boberg XR45-S vs Springfield XD Mod.2
Boberg XR45-S vs Springfield XD Mod.2: See how two innovative, compact .45s stack up for self-defense duty. The post Concealed Carry Comparison: Boberg XR45-S vs Springfield XD Mod.2 appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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8 Disturbing Crimes of Passion
From the Laci Peterson murder to the fatal attraction that led to Jodi Arias killing Travis Alexander, here are 8 disturbing crimes of passion. The post 8 Disturbing Crimes of Passion appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Charter Arms’ New Pitbull Revolver in .45 ACP
The new Charter Arms Pitbull revolver in .45 ACP plenty of bark along with its rimless, big-bore bite! The post Charter Arms’ New Pitbull Revolver in .45 ACP appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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LaserMax Introduces Spartan Laser Series
The LaserMax Spartan laser series features a mounting system that is easily adapted to achieve ideal placement on handgun accessory rails. The post LaserMax Introduces Spartan Laser Series appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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PolyCase Inceptor ARX – A New Twist on Ammunition
The PolyCase Inceptor ARX projectile represents the next generation of highly effective self-defense ammo. The post PolyCase Inceptor ARX – A New Twist on Ammunition appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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California Gun Dealers File Court Appeal Over Gun Advertising Restrictions
California gun dealers are firing back after a court ruling in July that allowed a ban on handgun window advertisements by licensed gun dealers to stand. The post California Gun Dealers File Court Appeal Over Gun Advertising Restrictions appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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News from BuckeyeFirearms.org
Famed Law Professor, Defense Attorney Latest to Suggest Second Amendment Needs to Go
The legal profession is full of blowhards, egomaniacs, hypocrites, and elitists, but even so, rarely are all those qualities present in a single individual to the same degree as in Alan Dershowitz. At age 28, Dershowitz became the youngest full professor of law in history with his appointment at Harvard. And, yes, it went to his head. He has written that he “does not hide behind the distorting ...
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Anti-Gun Group Wants Gun Owners Killed?
Earlier this month, rabidly anti-self-defense Coalition to Stop Gun Violence became the latest gun control extremist group to advocate calling police any time they see a gun owner in public. The practice is called "SWATting, and it even has it's own Wikipedia entry: Swatting is the act of tricking an emergency service (via such means as hoaxing an emergency services dispatcher) into dispatching...
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A Decade Later, Remember New Orleans … Gun Confiscation Can (and Has) Happened in America
August 29th marks the 10-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, La. The memory of the devastation wrought by the storm and the resulting chaos is a human tragedy of such a vast scale that it endures to this day; and will well beyond. Further, the measures taken to disarm law-abiding firearm owners in Katrina’s wake should serve as a testament to why gun owners guard our ...
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When Bureaucrats Make “Sport” of Fundamental Liberties, Congress Must Act
by Chris W. CoxIn May, I discussed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ varying interpretations of the phrase “sporting purposes” in federal gun control law. We had just fought the agency to a standstill over its plan to ban the manufacture and importation of the M855 cartridge, the second most common variety of ammunition for America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15. B. Todd...
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Latest Anti-Gunner Demand: Slow Down Firearm Sales!
With Americans buying firearms at record-shattering levels and public opinion turning against gun control over the last few years, anti-gun groups and politicians are trying to convince firearm dealers to voluntarily refuse to sell firearms to some of their law-abiding customers. The anti-gunners’ new effort tracks with the three-part plan outlined by the Brady Campaign in 1976, when it was kno...
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Fifth Column: Traitors Among Us
by Ron BorschWhile there is nothing wrong with migrating or fleeing from another country to enjoy American freedoms and opportunity, it is a totally different matter to betray our open-arms welcome and trust. Certainly a worse offense is to be disloyal after having the good fortune of being born in America. In either case, obeying direct, indirect orders or being influenced by a foreign entity ...
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"High Society" Types Sued Over Anti-Gun "Bracelets"
As the saying goes, "you can't make this stuff up." A lawsuit has been filed in Manhattan against a multi-millionaire and his activist wife, over the profits—if there are any—from the sale, by Everytown and Moms Demand Action, of the "Everytown X Urban Zen" bracelet, basically an ugly leather wrist-belt imprinted with a gun control slogan.  The New York Post reports that former Goldman Sachs ex...
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Attorney General announces Second Quarter 2015 CHL statistics; Record demand for CHLs continues
by Jim IrvineInitial CHL applications surge 23% in wake of Governor Kasich signing significant improvements to Ohio’s concealed carry laws Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2015. There were a total of 31,669 licenses issued during the quarter. After six straight quarters of declining demand for new CHL’s, ...
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First Shots: Safe Storage—More Than a Steel Box and Combination Lock
by Tisma JuettStoring firearms, whether loaded or unloaded, so that they are inaccessible to children and other unauthorized individuals is easy to do given the many options on the market today. Now, when you hear the word “storage,” most people are thinking a safe of some sort, and that is certainly an appropriate way to store firearms. But have you considered how you safely store your firearm...
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Dayton firearms thefts expose impotence of "universal" background checks to stop criminals' access to guns
by Chad D. BausHeadlines earlier this month screamed the news: at least 75 handguns and two semi-automatic rifles were stolen during overnight break-ins at three Dayton area firearms retailers. From the article: Thieves have broken in to three local gun shops in three days, stealing a total of 75 handguns and 2 semi-automatic rifles, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Exp...
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If you are visiting this website then it's a strong bet that you have an interest in your self defense and the protection of your property. These are fundamental rights that were understood by our Founding Fathers which, among many others, they intended to protect. But these fundamental rights of life, liberty and sovereignty are under attack. They could be lost forever, and it's your fault. Yes, your fault - if you don't know our history, if you are apathetic about our governance, if you don't get involved.

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