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Winchester SX3 NWTF Cantilever Turkey in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country
Autoloading Super X3 NWTF Cantilever Turkey shotguns in will now be offered in the new Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camo pattern for 2015.
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Michael Spencer Joins Hunter’s Specialties as Vice President of Operations
Hunter’s Specialties® has announced the addition of Michael Spencer to the management team as Vice President of Operations.
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Come and Shoot It! Texas Gun Fest is Back!
Come and shoot it! Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Texas Firearms Festival at www.texasgunfest.com.
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South Dakota GFP Holds Annual Antler Auction
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host its annual antler auction Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Rapid City regional office shop located at 4130 Adventure Trail.
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Hollywood’s Blacklist and Agents of Stalin – and Hitler
Allan Ryskind has provided an important contribution to our knowledge & the truth about the Hollywood Ten & the seriousness of communist involvement during film the industry’s Golden Age...
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Inside Outdoor TV’s Tim Anello to Attend the 2015 Muzzy Bowfishing Classic
Tim Anello host of Outdoor Channel’s popular realistic outdoor show “Inside Outdoor TV” is scheduled to attend this year’s Muzzy Classic bowfishing tournament, at Alabama’s Lake Guntersville, April...
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Feed Your Fans at the Field with Seth McGinn’s CanCooker
With baseball season in full swing, families, fans and players are already dreading the Little League concession-stand hot dog and hamburger lunches.
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Range-Time Software Adds Kestrel DROP Wireless Data Logger Integration to iOS App
The iOS best selling application, Mil-Dot Ballistics, has been an industry leading ballistics software since 2009.
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Pyramyd Air Hosts Second Pyramyd Air Cup Airgun Competition in Ohio
Pyramyd Air, the world's largest Internet airgun retailer, will host its second annual airgun competition, the Pyramyd Air Cup.
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Ram Trucks Sets Guinness World Record For Largest Parade Of Pickup Trucks
It was great to see 451Ram owners travel far and wide for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a special record-breaking rally and pickup parade...
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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures, Coleman Has Your Back
When the lights go out all the unprepared people will love you for your Coleman lantern, maybe a little too much, so be careful who you befriend in hard times...
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Action Target Bringing Mobile Shooting Range To ILEETA Conference
Action Target will be exhibiting at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association conference that is held April 20-25 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL...
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Maryland 2015 Legistlative Post Session Recap
The Maryland 2015 legislative session and work on all all gun related legislation has come to a close, and an eventful close it was...
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NSSF Wins Repeal Of Maryland’s Ballistics Imaging Program
NSSF has worked diligently in Maryland to repeal this legislation accelerating the effort following the 2012 removal of a similar law from the books in New York State...
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National Shooting Sports Foundation Receives Special Consultative Status At UN
The approval by the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations is the result of a full year of meetings and lobbying to have our application accepted...
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Every day is ‘Earth Day’ at Arizona Game and Fish Department
While the official day for Earth Day celebrations is Wednesday, April 22 2015, one state agency works every day of the year to improve sustainability for wildlife and habitat...
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The Coming ‘Security Theater’ for CONUS
The Philippine approach to security in business districts & hotels where most foreigners hang-out is much more rigorous than we see here at home in the CONUS...
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Chance to Win Your Dream Big Game Hunt: Raffle Tickets on Sale Thru May 4
 Some people spend thousands of dollars at auctions for the chance to hunt a trophy animal anywhere they want in Oregon. But it could cost you less than five bucks.
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Magnetic Shirt Keeps Weapons Concealed with Easy Access
Instead of fussing with buttons to get to their weapon, MagnaReady has designed shirts that allow individuals the ability to easily come in contact with their concealed weapon.
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Our Next ‘Benevolent’ Despot?
Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one’s balance in spite of them...
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Concealed Permit Holder Stops Attempted Mass Shooting in Chicago
On Friday, an Uber driver with a concealed carry permit thwarted an attempted mass shooting by pulling his own weapon and shooting a gunman...
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DNR Encourages Public to Enjoy Spring Baby Animal Sightings, but Leave Wildlife Alone
With the arrival of spring, wild animals are giving birth and hatching the next generation of Michigan’s wildlife.
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Obama’s Republican Collaborators
Do we think that the 55,000 factories & 5-6 million manufacturing jobs that went missing in the first decade of this new century had no connection to those huge trade deficits???
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Lipsey’s Team Turns the Madness of March into Charitable Giving
Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, finished their 15th annual March Madness Dealer promotion that has gone beyond the boundaries of gun sales and developed into a spirit of.........
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Realtree Xtra Green Ol’ Tom Men’s Dura-Lite Strap Vest Now Available
This Realtree camo turkey vest is designed to increase your odds for success and enjoyment afield with features catering to organization, accessibility and comfort.
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Rio Grande Custom Grips is Proud to Introduce Several New Grips for Ruger Revolvers
Rio Grande Custom Grips is excited to announce all-new handgun grips for the Ruger New Model Blackhawk, New Model Single-Six, Old Army and Old Model, XR3-RED frame Vaquero.
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Mec-Gar Srl Celebrates 50 Years of Doing Business
Mec-Gar Srl, the largest OEM firearm magazine manufacturer in the world is celebrating 50 years of doing business internationally.
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Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2015-2016 Hunting Regulations
The Ohio Wildlife Council voted to approve deer hunting proposals prepared by ODNR Division of Wildlife. Among the approved changes:
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Kansas Wetlands Education Center Offers Prairie Chicken Lek Tours
From the blind, participants will be able to observe the prairie chickens on the lek, while a guide provides information about these interesting birds and their incredible spectacle.
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Texas Open Carry Passes Final Vote in House 101- 42
The Texas licensed open carry bill has passed the third read vote in the House today, 20 April, 2015. An Amendment protects open carriers from harassment.
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Chaos in the Primaries
Barack Obama has already given us repeated demonstrations of what a mess a freshman Senator with rhetoric can make in the White House...
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The Prison Called Cuba
There is little to be gained by exchanging embassies or relieving Cuba. Lifting our embargo and other sanctions leaves the U.S. with even less leverage, if any...
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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Awarded American Water Charitable Foundation Grant
The grant will bring together union members & American Water employees to volunteer their time & skills to water-related conservation projects in Charleston, W. Va., Chattanooga, Tenn., & Peoria, Ill.
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Technology Imperatives for the Future of Hunting, Fishing and Shooting
The adoption of a single marketplace for 'Access' is a key component of the future of the hunting and shooting industry...
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Visualize Success When Firearms Training ~ Video
You need to visualize different scenarios and training sequences in order to insure that you will respond effectively
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DNR Reminds Hunters to Remove Tree Stands From Public Land
The Department of Natural Resources reminds those who have not removed any of the previous listed equipment to please do so.
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News from CheaperThanDirt.com
Colt’s Competition-Ready Bloodline 
Colt’s ARs are going through a heretofore-unseen evolution of design modifications — many of them tricked-out for match competition by Colt Competition in in Breckenridge, Texas. Here’s an overview:
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SIG P220 Carry: Range Report
If you are looking for a capable personal defense handgun, the SIG P220 Carry sets new standards for reliability and accuracy.
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Fifteen of the Best Cheap AR Accessories
This list of fifteen different affordable AR-15 accessories consists of optics, sights, furniture and other essentials complied from a poll given to Cheaper Than Dirt! employees—all dedicated gun nuts and AR owners.
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Despite Facts, California Completely Bans Lead Ammo for Hunting
Is the condor’s affinity for lead justify a $20 million revenue loss for California? Some groups and politicians certainly think it does. In the coming years, California is implementing AB 711 in phases. By July 2019, hunters in California will no longer be allowed to use lead ammo anywhere. Read the background of this bill and what the consequences will be in this detailed report on California...
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Why the Glock 23 Should be Your New Carry Gun
Is the Glock 23 somehow inferior to the Glock 19, a popular 9mm Glock? A veteran gun writer and a career in law enforcement would say...
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New Product Announcements from Magpul, IWI Tavor, H&K and More
The biggest news we received gearing up for the NRA Meetings & Exhibits this year was Glock’s release of the single-stack 9mm, the Glock 43. However, many firearm manufacturers and accessory companies kept a tight rein on news and introduced some really cool products at the NRA Show this year—including FN, Magpul, IWI and H&K. Read more for eight new products we saw at the convention.
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SIG Sauer M11-A1 – The Venerable P228 Design has been Improved!
The SIG P228—designated as the M11 in 9mm—is still seeing plenty of action with U.S. military forces today. Perhaps this has evaded your radar or you were simply too caught up in the polymer debate, but SIG introduced a new version of the M11 for the civilian market awhile back known as the M11-A1. Here's what happens when the best gets even better!
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FN-USA Announces Civilian SAW at NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
The news broke the night before the 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits held in Nashville—FN is releasing a semiautomatic model of the iconic belt-fed SAW rifle. Displayed behind a glass case at the FNH booth—there it was, in all its glory. You might not be able to find a reason for owning one, but that doesn’t make it any less cool. Check out the FN M249S here.
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Meet Reliant—The Four-Barreled Handgun
A hometown innovative prototype pistol is on display at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee. Signal 9 Defense from Gallatin, just 30 miles from Nashville, is showing off its four-barreled pistol, the Reliant. This truly innovative design is not quite revolver and not quite a semiautomatic. Read more for the Reliant's specifications.
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Last Chance to View Coming Products at NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits
Take a quick look at these videos on the Springfield Range Officer Compact 9mm, Weatherby Element Semi-Auto Shotgun, Otis Star Chamber Cleaner, Mossberg Blaze 47 rifle, Weatherby Orion O/U Shotgun, and Mossberg Blaze 22 LR to see if you want to chase down these products on the last day of the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.
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144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Day 3 Highlights
It is the final day of the 2015 NRA Show. What can you pack in? Here are a few suggestions:
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Meprolight Mepro MOR Reflex Sight Wins 2015 Golden Bullseye Award
The Mako Group celebrated yesterday when the company officially received its Golden Bullseye Award for the Meprolight Mepro MOR reflex sight. In stock and shipping free from Cheaper Than Dirt! the Mepro MOR is a battle-proven, military-grade weapon sight with features unlike any other. Read this news story for more information.
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144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Day 2 Highlights
The second day of the National Rifle Association’s 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits is packed with events today at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The show runs through tomorrow.
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Magnum Research Premiers New Baby Desert Eagle III Series
Magnum Research formally introduced the Baby Desert Eagle III at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville today. If you're attending the show, stop by the Kahr Firearms Group, Booth #2049, to check it out.
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NRA Annual Meeting Live Streaming Event! April 10 and 11
If you are unable to attend the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits this weekend in Nashville, you won’t have to miss a minute of the important message the NRA leadership and Officers are bringing to members and gun owners. The Shooter’s Log will be streaming both the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum and NRA Members’ Meetings over the weekend. Watch it live here on April 10 and 11!
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News from PersonalDefenseWorld.com
5 Common-Sense Handloading Tips
A rundown of five essentials every handloader must know before he starts rolling his own ammunition. The post 5 Common-Sense Handloading Tips appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Lone Wolf Distributors: Billet Locking Block for Full-Size Glock Pistols
This CNC machined part has the capacity to improve accuracy by providing a consistent platform for your barrel. The post Lone Wolf Distributors: Billet Locking Block for Full-Size Glock Pistols appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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T-Sholster’s 360BBH Belly Band Holster
The new 360BBH Belly Band Holster is an ambidextrous and multidirectional holster perfect for 24/7 carry. The post T-Sholster’s 360BBH Belly Band Holster appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Crossroads Shooting Sports to Host ‘Families With Firearms’ Conference
Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or a couple looking to start a family, Crossroads Shooting Sports' "Families with Firearms" conference is for you. The post Crossroads Shooting Sports to Host ‘Families With Firearms’ Conference appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Mec-Gar Srl Celebrates 50 Years of Doing Business
Mec-Gar Srl has produced over 100,000,000 magazines for firearms brands such as Ruger, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory and more. The post Mec-Gar Srl Celebrates 50 Years of Doing Business appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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5 Mini Revolvers & Pocket Pistols From North American Arms
If you want something that is truly small and concealable, check out these mini revolvers and semi-auto pocket pistols by North American Arms. The post 5 Mini Revolvers & Pocket Pistols From North American Arms appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Massad Ayoob Tests The Brand New GLOCK 43
The Glock 43 9mm redefines pocket power with its slim dimensions! The post Massad Ayoob Tests The Brand New GLOCK 43 appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Top 4 New Less-Lethal Products For 2015
Rounding up some of the best new less-lethal products available on the market for law enforcement officers and self-defense-minded civilians. The post Top 4 New Less-Lethal Products For 2015 appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Lipsey’s Offers Ruger Flattop .357 Magnum/9mm Convertible Revolver
The new Lipsey's Exclusive Ruger Flattop 357 Magnum / 9mm Convertible is built on the mid-size 357 frame and is available in four models. The post Lipsey’s Offers Ruger Flattop .357 Magnum/9mm Convertible Revolver appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Packin’ Neat Insert: Convert Your Purse Into A Concealed Carry Bag
The tactical version of the Packin' Neat system adjusts to fit the width of your purse and is made from heavy-duty Nylon fabric. The post Packin’ Neat Insert: Convert Your Purse Into A Concealed Carry Bag appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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News from BuckeyeFirearms.org
Yes, you heard correctly: Buckeyes may now carry in the Keystone State!
by Tim Inwood[Editor's Note: As this news began to circulate, we received a good number of emails  and inquiries on our Facebook page seeking confirmation. Our delay in publishing this article is due to two factors: 1) a desire to confirm the information with the Ohio Attorney General's office - which we have done - and 2) the editor was at the NRA Annual Meetings and then took a family vacatio...
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REVIEW: SIG Sauer P320- Tomorrow's SIG Today
by Wiley ClappThey have that SIG look to them—blocky slide sitting well above the receiver, gracefully shaped butt section, simplified controls. Unquestionably, a strong family resemblance that says the innovative designers up in New Hampshire have a new series of pistols ready for your consideration. However, there are several features that are quite different, and the most significant is the ...
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The 21-Foot Rule Revisited
by Jim WilsonIn 1983, Dennis Tueller, a police officer, published an article discussing the need to defend against an attacker armed with a knife or blunt weapon. Through his tests and studies he determined that a person would be in danger if the attacker came at him from 21 feet or less. In short, the attacker could get to his victim before the victim was able to draw and accurately fire his h...
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Op-Ed: Hollywood Actors Who Support California Gun Laws
by Chuck MichelCalifornia has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. This pleases many Hollywood gun control activists, who continue to promote efforts for legislation around the country to regulate firearms and the purchase of guns. California received the top rating for the strongest gun reform measures in a 2013 state analysis by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law ...
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Ohio Deputy's case is latest to highlight bad laws, unreasonable prosecutions, unequal justice
by Jeff KnoxIn recent years I’ve often written about people entangled in our nation’s complex, confusing, and irrational gun laws.  People like David Olofson, who was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for illegal transfer of a “machine gun” after his standard, semi-auto, AR – with no altered or modified parts – malfunctioned and produced hammer-follow doubles and triples.  Or FBI Special...
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ATF & DOJ: Corruption in Action
by Jeff KnoxAs I was graduating from high school in Prescott, Arizona, My father, Neal Knox, was in Washington, D.C. making war plans as the head of NRA’s lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action. By the following year, Dad had publicly declared war on the BATF and the Gun Control of 1968. From Dad’s perspective, BATF had been actively waging war on gun owners for years, and he had le...
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BATFE "Air Force" Grounded Again
Everyone likes the song that begins “Off we go, into the wild blue yonder.” Maybe the BATFE likes it a little too much. Days after the BATFE had its ears trimmed by Congress after trying to ban M855 ammunition, a D.O.J. Inspector General audit has revealed that over the last few years, the agency spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars trying to achieve one of its long held ambitions, a...
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New Lawmakers Inform President of their Opposition to the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
Recently, a group of 12 freshman Senators expressed their opposition to ratification of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in a letter to President Barack Obama.  Secretary of State John Kerry signed the UN ATT on behalf of the U.S. on September 25, 2013. In their letter, the new Senators cited an October 15, 2013 letter to the president signed by 50 Senators from the 113th Congress that outl...
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Your Tactical Training Scenario- Defeating Pepper Spray
by Greg EllifritzHave you ever thought about what you might do if a criminal sprays you in the face with pepper spray? That scenario happened recently in New Jersey when a shoplifter sprayed two store security guards who confronted her after she stole some merchandise. The spray incapacitated the security guards and the woman escaped to a nearby hotel. When confronted by hotel security, she spr...
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"Choke Point" Hearings Yield Predictable Responses From FDIC Chairman
Last year, we began reporting on the Obama administration’s "Operation Choke Point" and the use of federal financial services regulators to harass and intimidate banks and financial service providers who maintain relationships with legal but so-called "high risk" merchants or businesses. By leaning on the banks, the regulators hope to cause them to sever relationships with these businesses, the...
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Protect Your Constitutional Rights and America's Sovereignty


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.

Don't think that it is not up to you. It is, and there are a few simple things that you can do -should do -must do to secure your rights and America's sovereignty. First, read the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Founding Fathers wrote these documents for us -"We the People". These documents were written in simple, straightforward language easy to read and understand. Two of the biggest problems with our government today are its failure to keep things simple and our failure to actually read what is written about it. Second, register to vote and then fully implement that power by getting out and actually voting. Don't be apathetic. Be active in protecting your rights. Third, join the NRA. This grass roots organization is widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of your Second Amendment rights.

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