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Apex Ships New Walther PPQ Flatty Trigger
Apex Tactical Specialties is now shipping the new Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger for the popular Walther PPQ pistols chambered in 9mm, 40S&W and 45ACP.
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Pheasants Forever Hosting CRP General Sign-Up Meetings for Landowners in South Dakota
Pheasants Forever and partners in South Dakota are hosting five Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up informational meetings for landowners in the coming week of the sign-up period.
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CMP to Introduce New ‘Legacy Series’ at 2016 National Matches
After receiving many suggestions on how best to fill our recently-added competition week at the end of the National Matches in August, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has created.....
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Registration Opens for Firearms Industry Compliance Conference
Orchid Advisors, the firearm industry's trusted compliance and operations experts, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announce.....
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Historic Pennsylvania Bull Elk on Display
A mount of the bull known as the “Historic Pennsylvania Poaching Bull” is part of an all-new lineup in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Great Elk Tour, which will be in Harrisburg.....
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Outdoorsmen: They’re More than a Community, They are Family
Outdoor Channel offers viewers top outdoor lifestyle entertainment with new episodes from three of its hit television shows. Hunters and anglers are one big family, supporting and celebrating.....
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Rivalry Hits in More Ways than One
On Sportsman Channel, viewers experience hunting and fishing adventures spanning Miami to West Palm Beach, to the wilderness in Idaho.
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2016 Great American Outdoor Show Opens February 6 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The 2016 Great American Outdoor Show presented by Outdoor Channel opens its doors Saturday, February 6 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Featuring Fierce Competition and the Unknown of Mother Nature
This week, World Fishing Network airs new episodes of two riveting television series. Viewers are brought to the frontline to see what it takes to be a fisherman and experience the true power.....
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Hillary Clinton Will End Private Gun Ownership
For the 1st time in American history, the leading candidate for the Democrat party is running on a platform that would prohibit the private ownership of firearms.
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New TecGrip Holster from BLACKHAWK! Provides Rock-Solid Carry in Pockets or Waistband
The new TecGrip Inside the Waistband (IWB) and Pocket holsters from BLACKHAWK! keep firearms concealed and secure.
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Quail Forever & TPWD Foster Texas Quail Populations
Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) have established a partner commitment to conservation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through.....
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ConcealedNation.org Runs Bigfoot Gun Belt Through Series of Torture Tests
To craft a tough and rugged leather gun belt, our seamsters and seamstresses sew each Bigfoot Gun Belt using a military grade thread known as Tex 270.
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Second Year as Women Ice Angler Project Heads Back to Lake of the Woods
The Women Ice Angler Project will soon depart from across the upper Midwest to Lake of the Woods to promote the sport of ice fishing to a specific cultural subset— women.
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Florida House Passes Second Amendment Bills; Focus Now on Senate
Leadership, true leadership, is keeping your word, doing the right thing and setting an example for others.
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Push for Gun Control Leads to Record Increase in Minnesota Carry Permits
The number of valid Minnesota carry permits is now 221,712, an increase of more than 6,000 in the last month, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
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Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen Super Bowl Ad Inconsistent with Gun Stance
Alcohol deaths dwarf what they blame guns for. Why no similar outrage?
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Win in Kolbe Decision!
On February 4, 2016, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision.
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Get Insights You Need Without Paying for a Full Survey – Southwick Consumer Omnibus
Consumer information is essential to today's business owners and marketers, and surveys often provide the best way to find out just what consumers are thinking.
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Swab-Its Attending Williams Shooters Supply Dealer Show, Feb. 9-11
Swab-its, the makers of Bore-whips, Bore-tips and Gun-tips, will be on hand at the Williams Shooters Supply Dealer Show which takes place February 9 through 11.
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New Corporate Partner FlashBang – Women Conceal Carry Holsters
NAG would like to introduce our newest corporate partner "FlashBang."
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Democrat Comrades At War
Half of Iowa Democrats voted for a once-obscure elderly socialist senator from Vermont who bases his campaign on conspiracy theories, the other half went to a candidate that sounds just like him..
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GOBBLING IN THE LONESTAR STATE – This Week on Mojo TV
Terry Denmon and Mike Morgan head to Henrietta for Turkey Fest and have a streak of good luck.
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Propper Grows Industry-Leading Polo Line
Propper is recognized as the industry leader in performance polos.
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Leave a Wildlife Legacy
Help support Oregon’s imperiled wildlife by donating to the Nongame Wildlife Fund when completing your 2015 Oregon state tax return.
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Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial – Bird of the Month
February’s Bird of the Month is the Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).
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2016 Eastern Creedmoor Cup Open – Spots Are Filling Quickly
The registration for the 2016 Eastern Creedmoor Cup at Camp Butner, NC is in full swing and the spots are filling up fast!
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Deer Season End Drawing Near, So Hustle Your Entry in to Big Buck Photo Contest
Deer season in Alabama wraps up on Wednesday, Feb. 10, but there’s still time to get an entry in to the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Big Buck Photo Contest. Deadline for the annual.....
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USDA to Invest $150 Million through Conservation Stewardship Program to Improve Lands
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest.....
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Swab-Its Sponsors a Month Full of Events
Swab-its, the makers of Bore-whips, Bore-tips and Gun-tips, sponsors a month full of events.
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Land Trust Alliance Raises $40 Million to Strengthen Land Conservation
The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America, today announced the completion.....
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Crucial Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Conserved in Washington
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation successfully collaborated with Merrill Lake Properties LLC and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to permanently protect and open access to.....
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Luxury Knives “The Leopard Brothers”
“To sharpen a graver and engrave a line is as if you learn the alphabet. My engravings however are poems, they tell stories,” says Ritchi Maier owner of Trompeter & Ritchi about his work.
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Bianchi Cup: A Family Affair – Next Week on GUNTALK Television
This week, GUNTALK follows trainer Chris Cerino and his family as they attend the Bianchi Cup National Championship, an action pistol competition drawing top shooters from around the world.....
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Nosler Ballistic Tip Ammo – Next Week on Guns & Gear
This week, Guns & Gear, one of the top-rated television programs to showcase products for shooting and hunting, features Ballistic Tip Ammunition from Nosler; Sig Sauer’s complete line of.....
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GameMill’s ‘Rapala Daily Catch’ Now Available on iOS & Android Devices
GameMill Entertainment and Concrete Software have caught and released Rapala Daily Catch, a one-touch, pro-fishing game available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
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Stewart Rhodes Interviews Oath Keeper SWAT Officer about the LaVoy Finicum Shooting
In this audio Interview Stewart Rhodes interviews Greg McWhirter, an Oath Keeper SWAT officer, about the road block and tactics used on LaVoy Finicum and the rest of the Citizens for.....
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Realtree Introduces All New Gun Safes Outfitted in Realtree Xtra Camo
The first gun safe designed to fit under a bed, in a vehicle or stacked in a closet is outfitted in Realtree Xtra camo.
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The Second Amendment Made a Huge Difference in Iowa
A pro-gun constitutionalist ran on his principles, without compromising them, and he won! Ted Cruz’ victory was an exciting night for people who love the Second Amendment.
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Kids! Take Part in the 2016 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest
The 2016 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest is open for submissions.
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News from CheaperThanDirt.com
Virginia Reciprocity Agreements Have a Shot at a Second Life
VCDL reported that there is a package deal in the works between Governor McAuliffe and the Republicans in the General Assembly dealing with concealed handgun permit (CHP) reciprocity, voluntary background checks at gunshows, and those subject to a permanent domestic violence protection order. Read the full story here.
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Facebook Says No to Gun Sale Groups
Facebook has announced a change in its Community Standards that will ban negotiations of private sales of guns on its social network and Instagram (its photo-sharing service). Licensed gun dealers and gun clubs can still maintain Facebook pages and post on Instagram, but private groups are being shut down. So much for freedom of speech.
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Glock G17 and G19 Gen4 MOS Are Game Changers — Optic Ready Glocks for Conceal Carry
There are times when you don’t notice a shift in the paradigm, but with the new Glock G17 and G19 Gen4 MOS (Modular Optic System) pistols the move is obvious and clear. Conceal carry pistols equipped with optics are the next stage in the evolution of defensive pistols. Read the full range report to find out why.
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Hoppe’s Gun Medic — When a Full Cleaning Isn’t in the Cards
There is nothing wrong with being a clean freak—until you have multiple gun safes jammed with more firearms than they were designed for. Cleaning would be a fulltime affair. Besides, just because a box of ammo went through a pistol or your favorite rifle, does not mean it has to be completely stripped, scrubbed, and cleaned. However, that does not mean it is okay to neglect it either. Hoppe's h...
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Range Report: The Remarkable CZ 75
Among the more respected but misunderstood handguns is the Czech CZ 75 pistol. Revered by many, the CZ 75 is a proven, accurate, reliable handgun that is often noted for its resemblance to the Browning Hi Power. Other than steel-frame construction and a high-capacity magazine, however, this comparison is misleading and even misinformed. Read the article to find out why.
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Everyday Carry Means Everyday Awareness
The facts are not in your favor if you don’t consider your everyday carry (EDC) gear and learn to use it well. Of course, your gear should be chosen after more than a 15-minute investigation. Step through the factors the author thinks you need to consider to be prepared on a daily basis.
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The Right Outrage, the Wrong Target
Friday, The Shooter’s Log ran an article about the outrages in Lowell, Massachusetts, where the police chief and city council have passed a law requiring citizens to write an essay as part of the requirement to obtain their “Unrestricted right-to-carry” gun permit.
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Springfield Armory XD-S: First Look
Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly or Springfield’s XD-S and the Crimson Trace Laser Guard. The combination provides all you could ask for in a small, sleek, easy to conceal pistol with the enhanced accuracy potential of a laser.
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Springfield Armory SOCOM 16: First Look, First Shots
Springfield Armory has consistently refined its M1A platform to suit long-range competitive match shooters, operators who want more caliber, and hunters wanting a reliable, rugged, accurate rifle. The new SOCOM 16 is even more adaptable and leaps into the 21st century. It’s a rifle that is modular, adaptable, and customizable, and it runs with the heart of an M1A.
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2AO — The Network for Non-Traditional Shooters
As the Second Amendment’s protections are once again being carpetbagged by politicians, the everyday gun owner is left anxious about an outcome. Enter 2AO (Second Amendment Organization).
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Hillary Endorses Obama for Supreme Court Seat
Hillary Clinton said it would be a "great idea" for Barack Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. How would you react to such an appointment?
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Chief of Police Requires “Essay” to Obtain CCW
There are sheriffs who support and even encourage gun ownership and use among their citizens, but not Lowell Massachusetts. In fact, when you apply for an unrestricted right-to-carry firearm permit you be slapped with over $1,000 in fees and the most bizarre requirement you have ever heard of. Read the full story for more details.
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Quick Prepper Tip: Cast Iron Cookware Care Tips
Cast iron cookware is timeless and for many an essential piece of cooking gear. In fact, many preppers keep several sizes and a variety of pieces of ironware on hand to use in case of a power outage as this type of cookware is equally at home in a fancy oven as it is over an open fire or tucked into a bed hot charcoal briquettes.
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Aimpoint Ups the Ante With Three New Magnifiers
Aimpoint has announced three new accessory magnifiers to keep you on target and in the X-ring. Here is the full announcement from Aimpoint.
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Black Powder Hunting — Are You Ready to Step Up to a Front Stuffer?
It wasn’t that long ago when blackpowder was the only way to go. Sure, today we have more modern firearms, but the enjoyment of shooting a muzzleloader is something to behold. Are you ready to take your shooting to the next level?
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News from PersonalDefenseWorld.com
How To Clean An Air Pistol
CO2 air pistols are almost maintenance free. Almost, however, means that even an air pistol needs to be cleaned from time to time. The post How To Clean An Air Pistol appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Comp-Tac’s Q Line Holster Series
The Q Line products are the first multi-fit holsters offered by Comp-Tac. The post Comp-Tac’s Q Line Holster Series appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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MGM Targets Introduces Steel Challenge Silhouette Series
The MGM Steel Challenge IPSC Series featuring three sizes of IPSC style target silhouette sets. The post MGM Targets Introduces Steel Challenge Silhouette Series appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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A Girl & A Gun Announces 5-Year Anniversary Giveaway
The winning A Girl & A Gun member will be able to choose a firearm from the popular Undercover Lite models by Charter Arms. The post A Girl & A Gun Announces 5-Year Anniversary Giveaway appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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The Well Armed Woman Honored With GLOCK 30th Anniversary Pistol
The Well Armed Woman has been selected to receive a hand engraved limited edition G17 Gen 4 pistol to celebrate GLOCK’s 30 years in the United States. The post The Well Armed Woman Honored With GLOCK 30th Anniversary Pistol appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Gun Review: Sig Sauer’s P229 Legion Pistol
Sig Sauer's new warrior-inspired P229 Legion stands and delivers in a class all its own. The post Gun Review: Sig Sauer’s P229 Legion Pistol appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Tactical Reloads: Retaining Your Ammo For The Next Fight
The reload techniques shown here have stood the test of time and are presented for your consideration, as potentially more tools for your toolbox. The post Tactical Reloads: Retaining Your Ammo For The Next Fight appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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9 Hot New Shooting Products From COMBAT HANDGUNS March 2016
Ammo, holsters and shooting accessories from Sig Sauer, Bravo Company USA, Meprolight and more! The post 9 Hot New Shooting Products From COMBAT HANDGUNS March 2016 appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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SIG SAUER Releases SIG MPX Carbine in 9mm
The SIG MPX Carbine maintains all of the ergonomic superiority of the short-barrel rifle and pistol variants, but now with a 16" hammer-forged barrel. The post SIG SAUER Releases SIG MPX Carbine in 9mm appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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DeSantis: 8 Holsters For Honor Defense Honor Guard 9mm
DeSantis has introduced eight holster fits for the Honor Defense Honor Guard 9mm, including the Pocket-Tuk, Pro-Stealth and Apache Ankle Rig. The post DeSantis: 8 Holsters For Honor Defense Honor Guard 9mm appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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News from BuckeyeFirearms.org
FASTER Saves Lives program recommended to be adopted at first Connecticut school
by Chad D. BausJust over three years after a deadly attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut inspired Buckeye Firearms Foundation to begin a program to arm school faculty, news media in the Constitution State are reporting that the Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program is being considered for adoption in a Kent, CT school just 40 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary. Created by conc...
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Court Decision, Drug Lord’s Capture Illustrate Ongoing Fallout of Operation Fast & Furious
A sharp memory and respect for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms go hand in hand. The Second Amendment, after all, was written by those who had only recently fought their way to independence from a tyrannical monarchy that had ceased to recognize American colonists’ basic human and legal rights. Memories of King George III’s abuses of power, and particularly the Redcoats’ attempts to disarm the p...
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Criminal Weapon Selection: So much for the Saturday Night Special myth
by Greg EllifritzI’ve written before about criminals and the guns they carry.  My study was obviously limited by the relatively small number of guns my upscale suburban police department seizes.  Other police departments seize far more guns than we do. Currently, the Chicago Police Department seizes the largest number of firearms used in crimes.  I found this article to be incredibly interestin...
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No Way Out: Feds Stop Processing NICS Denial Appeals
As much as the Brady Campaign, Bloomberg’s Everytown, and the Obama administration contend that submitting oneself to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a fast and simple process that does not significantly burden lawful firearms transferees, the fact is that for many of Americans that simply isn’t true. Each year thousands of Americans are wrongfully denied t...
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FBI: Number of reported rapes in the country rose 9.6% in 2015
by Greg EllifritzEditor's Note: Police in the hometown of Ohio University say there is a serial rapist on the loose in the southeastern Ohio college town of Athens. The victims were all young women walking home in the middle of the night. Ohio colleges and universities are currently barred by state law from allowing their students to exercise their Second Amendment rights. HB 48 seeks to change...
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Active killer murders four in Canada town, high school; President Obama silent
by Chad D. Baus"This type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries." - President Barack Obama In late January, a 17 year-old used a shotgun to shoot at least nine people in the remote northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche. Four are dead, including the attacker's two brothers, who he killed at home before going to the high school. The description of the attack at the sc...
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Op-Ed: Preserving Our Second Amendment Rights
by Judge Colleen Mary O'TooleAs a judge on the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, covering northeastern Ohio, I often consider cases concerning our vital right to bear arms as established in the United States Constitution and as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. It is no coincidence that the right to bear arms is enshrined in the Second Amendment...
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Cincinnati homeowner repeatedly dials 911; waits nearly an hour for help to arrive
The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that a couple and their and 9 and 7 year-old daughters were forced to wait nearly an hour after dialing 911 while a disorderly man on their front porch grew increasingly disoriented and violent. From the article: Michelle Gardner...grew increasingly frightened as the disorderly man was kicking and hitting on her doors and windows at 4360 Hamilton Ave. with a...
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Chief Justice Barack Obama?
Here’s perhaps the most compelling argument we’ve heard against Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House.  Continuing her streak of adopting terrible (and perhaps planted) suggestions raised at campaign stops, Clinton on Tuesday called the appointment of Barack Obama to the U.S. Supreme Court “a great idea,” according to anarticle in the Washington Examiner.  Should that happen, Obama’s contin...
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Why Gun Owners Distrust Obama
by Dean RieckEditor's Note: The following op-ed was published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Sunday, January 31. President Obama has expressed dismay that gun owners and Second Amendment advocacy groups such as Buckeye Firearms Association and the NRA don't trust him on the issue of gun control. He has even mocked gun owners as “conspiracy” minded and paranoid. But gun owners have many perfe...
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