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Minnesota DNR Offers Guidance for Turkey Hunters in Areas Near Avian Flu
While avian influenza has not yet been found in wild turkeys, hunters are nonetheless reminded of ways to avoid potentially spreading the virus.
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West Virginia Master Naturalists State Conference June 12-14, 2015
The West Virginia Master Naturalist program will have its sixth annual conference June 12-14, 2015, on the campus of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins.
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OOPS! MEDIA DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING! The New Culture of Self-Defense
According to the Pew poll, our opinion of firearms has changed. Today we think guns are good. 63 percent of us say a gun in the home makes us safer.
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AR-15 Podcast 122 – Interview With Pete Brownell
Tune in to episode 122 for a special interview with Pete Brownells!
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Don’t Think The BATFE Will Stop At Green
Were BATFE to formally adopt the Framework, it could jeopardize access not just to M855, but to almost all ammunition...
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Moms Demand Supporting Same Gun Control Bill as Sandy Hook Promise
Moms Demand Action is supporting the same gun control bill being supported by Sandy Hook Promise, the group for whom Tim McGraw is raising money on July 17 2015...
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Seecamp’s 32 LWS -The Little Pocket Pistol That Could
This is not a target pistol, but meant as an up close, within bad breath distance, and personal defense handgun...
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Michigan DNR Advises Caution to Prevent Spread of Oak Wilt Disease
April 15 also marks the beginning of the yearly window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees.
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Single New Mexico Duck Tests Positive for Avian Influenza
A lone bird at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge has tested positive for a highly pathogenic avian influenza strain that affects wild and domestic fowl.
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Michigan Conservation Officer Ken Kovach named 2014 Shikar-Safari Officer of the Year
A 12-year veteran of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources was named the 2014 Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year at a recent meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.
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Home Made Gun Making Machine Now Shipping
Today the first wave of 100 gun making machine orders has finally shipped form our pre-order campaign that began all the way back in October 2014...
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DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Announces 2014/15 Hunting Photo Contest Winners
The judges’ decisions are in, with five top entries chosen for the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2014/15 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest.
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Go Spring! Oregon Turkey Hunting Already Began, Going from April 15 – May 31
Last year’s spring harvest of 4,229 turkeys was up 9 percent from the previous year and the highest since 2010. This year’s season could be even better.
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Pennsylvania Game Commission Meeting Dates Scheduled
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved tentative dates for the remainder of the 2015’s quarterly meetings.
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FrogLube Now Available in a Bass Pro Shop Near You
FrogLube is the new performance discovery for guns, the first completely bio-based firearms care and performance system made for all gun care needs.
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Conservation Fund, RMEF Partner to Protect Wyoming Working Lands & Wildlife Habitat
The Conservation Fund and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) worked together with a conservation-minded family and key partners to permanently protect 3,239 acres of working ranch lands and.....
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STEEL WILL Knives Introduces a New Series of Urban Carry Knives – The Censor
STEEL WILL Knives, a new premium brand that produces knives with the highest standards of quality, announces their newest urban series knife, the Censor.
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Montana Governor Bullock Vetos Suppressor Bill SB 295
But signs another. The bottom line is that Montana will now allow hunting with ATF-registered suppressors. HB 250 is effective as of today...
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TriggerTech Partners with Blue August as Public Relations Firm
TriggerTech, manufacturer of high-end firearm and crossbow trigger systems for both aftermarket and OEM, has partnered with Blue August, a Jackson, TN based marketing and public relations firm to.....
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Baseball Season is Here! Not Your Average Ball Dog from Scott Leysath
Home openers for baseball are happening across the nation, so why not include some wild game fare on your tailgate grill versus the usual boring hot dog. Recipes from Scott Leysath and Weston Products
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Top 5 AR15 Rifle Iron Sights
There is no prize for second place in combat when electronic sights fail, that's where fixed iron AR15 sights will help you come home alive by maintaining that first place advantage...
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Friends of NRA is Excited to Announce Defender Level Corporate Sponsorships
The National Rifle Association proudly announces Numzaan Safaris, Henry Repeating Arms, SecureIT Tactical, GASTON J. GLOCK style LP and O.F. Mossberg & Sons as Friends of NRA’s 2015 Defender Level....
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Sixteen & Golden – Marsh Doubles to Dominate Women’s Rifle at NJOSC
Remember the name – Elizabeth Marsh. She’s got game and this week the 16-year-old Arkansas native proved it in Women’s Rifle competition to kick-off the 2015 National Junior Olympic Championships.....
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Why Is Yemen Our War?
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Saudis are euphoric over their successes in bombing the Houthis, and are looking forward to new wars...
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Off Duty Police & Concealed Carry Holders Not Welcome at Pardre’s Petco Park
Off Duty Police and Concealed Carry Holders Not Welcome at Pardre’s Petco Park. Yeah, its political...
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MidwayUSA Releases Larry’s Short Stories #106 – The Jumping-Off Points
MidwayUSA is excited to announce the release of "The Jumping-Off Points" a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA.
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Successful Conservation Partnership Keeps Sage-Grouse Off Endangered Species List
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse does not require the protection........
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Gun Racks Review
Gun racks are the unsung hero of your equipment for their long lasting value and continued protection of your important firearms...
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Board OKs Release of Names For Trapping Survey
John Dunn, the director of the Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management, said the results of the survey will provide valuable information on trapping equipment and success rates.
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Bass Pro Shops Hosting Free Firearms Training During Set Your Sights Event
Bass Pro Shops stores across the country are hosting free firearms training May 1-2 during the Set Your Sights event...
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Lynch Confirmed As Obama’s New AG, Senate Leadership Stabs Gun Owners in the Back
Mitch McConnell leads the betrayal, joins with Harry Reid to support Lynch Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his leadership team put a big, fat knife in the back of gun owners...
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Pennsylvania Commissioners Identify Potential New Initiatives
At the close of their meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners referenced items to be brought before the board in the coming weeks.
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T. Harmsen, L. Lasky, S. Bright, John Farnam & Chad Enos – Next Week on Lock-N-Load
Genesis Communications Network is excited to announce its Monday morning lineup starting April 27th, 2015.
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Lawful Cable-Restraint Locks Defined
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a measure that clarifies the types of locks that can be used as part of cable restraints.
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Suppressing the Springfield Armory M1A Rifle
The Springfield Armory M1A rifle is a longtime favorite with shooters everywhere due to its accuracy, but has some shortcomings, most notably the ability to add a silencer to the rifle...
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Illinois Sportsmen’s Caucus and CSF Celebrate Hunting and Angling Heritage
The event featured hunters, anglers, and legislators from across the state, joining together to discuss current sportsmen's policy priorities in the Midwest and across the nation...
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News from CheaperThanDirt.com
Traditions 1873 Revolver—Cowboy Action, Cowpoke, Self Defense
When the cowboy-shooting bug bites you, you get it bad. I love handling, loading, unloading and firing these revolvers, but they are too valuable and too expensive to own. That is why I turn to modern replicas like the Traditions revolver—a first class, well-made cowboy action shooter.
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‘We Don’t Dial 911’—Legal Problems Caused by Bumper Stickers and Signs
Did you know that something as simple as a bumper sticker could make your day in court a nightmare? In this video, former prosecutor and Texas Law Shield Firearms Program Attorney Emily Taylor explains why you should be careful of the stickers you place on your car and the signs you post on your fence.
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Aimpoint T-1 vs. T-2 Comparison and Review Video
For years the Aimpoint T1 has been the gold standard of red dot sights, so when I first got wind of a T2 in the works, I was pretty curious. The T2 costs a little more, so what’s the big deal? Watch a side-by-side comparison in the video below, or read the rest of the post below the video for more on these optics.
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Winchester Recalls SXP 3-1/3” Chamber Shotguns
Winchester recalls a limited number of SXP 3-1/2" pump-action shotguns. Yours might be affected. For more information, read this post.
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In California, Court to Decide if Swiss Army Knives are Illegal
The California Supreme Court is deciding if common, non-locking Swiss Army Knives and similar pocketknives are illegal “dirks” or “daggers” in the state.
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Shotgunning Tip: Slow Targets Down with Proper Gun Speed
In this National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) video, Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains how to “slow down” clay targets and birds by understanding the concept of relative velocity.
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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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News from PersonalDefenseWorld.com
New Holster Options For The GLOCK 43
From Blade-Tech and CrossBreed to DeSantis and Galco, here's a look at some exciting holster options for the new GLOCK 43. The post New Holster Options For The GLOCK 43 appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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It Happened To Me: Stalker Takedown
A 22-year-old Las Vegas woman fights for her life against a violent ex-boyfriend! The post It Happened To Me: Stalker Takedown appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Force Training Institute Unveils Multi-Threat Shield Bulletproof Laptop Bag | VIDEO
A quick flick of the wrist swiftly deploys a blanket of protection to defeat impacts from most handgun, shotgun and pistol caliber sub­machine gun threats. The post Force Training Institute Unveils Multi-Threat Shield Bulletproof Laptop Bag | VIDEO appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Walker’s Game Ear Foam Ear Plugs in 100-Count Jar
Walker's provides disposable hearing protection in a convenient 100-count jar for shooting enthusiasts to keep in their range bag or gun case. The post Walker’s Game Ear Foam Ear Plugs in 100-Count Jar appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Female Deputy, Resident Take Down Armed Suspect in Florida Home Invasion
Armed with a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, Andrew Graham broke into an apartment across from the University of Central Florida during a failed home invasion. The post Female Deputy, Resident Take Down Armed Suspect in Florida Home Invasion appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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USA Shooting Shotgun Athletes Travel to Cyprus For 3rd ISSF World Cup
The third ISSF World Cup of the year begins Sunday in Cyprus with Men's and Women's Skeet. The post USA Shooting Shotgun Athletes Travel to Cyprus For 3rd ISSF World Cup appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Easy Disassembly of the MRI Desert Eagle Mark XIX
Disassembly of the Desert Eagle is easy and can be accomplished without any special tools. The post Easy Disassembly of the MRI Desert Eagle Mark XIX appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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DeSantis Gunhide Unveils 16 Holsters For The New Glock 43 9mm
DeSantis Gunhide, a division of HELGEN Industries Inc., has introduced 16 holster fits for the GLOCK 43. The post DeSantis Gunhide Unveils 16 Holsters For The New Glock 43 9mm appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Uberti’s Silverboy Lever-Action Rifle in .22 LR: Economical Plinking with a Historical Feel
Modern techniques meet old-school style for superior backwoods hunting and plinking! The post Uberti’s Silverboy Lever-Action Rifle in .22 LR: Economical Plinking with a Historical Feel appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Gun Review: Savage Arms Model 25 Walking Varminter Camo
Chambered in .22 Hornet, the Model 25 Walking Varminter Camo was bred for stalking small game! The post Gun Review: Savage Arms Model 25 Walking Varminter Camo appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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News from BuckeyeFirearms.org
Illinois license-holder stops Chicago man who was firing into a crowd of people
by Chad D. BausThe Chicago Tribune reported this week that an Illinois concealed handgun license-holder was able to stop a man who was firing his gun into a crowd of people last Friday. According to Assistant State's Attorney Barry Quinn, the driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others. Fro...
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Senator Portman casts nauseating vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General
by Jim Irvine & Chad D. BausLast month, the New York Times reported that Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was among a handful of Republican senators upon whom Loretta Lynch's confirmation for United States Attorney General swung. After a lengthy confirmation process, and by a 56-43 vote, Lynch was confirmed.  Portman was a key senator whose support made Lynch's confirmation possible. The Nation...
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Project ChildSafe Releases New Firearm Safety Video
First-of-its-kind resource from NSSF encourages open conversations between parents and children about firearm safety NEWTOWN, Conn. - The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today released a new, first-of-its-kind educational resource, the "How to Talk to Your Kids about Firearm Safety" video. The video, starring champion shooter and mother Julie Golob, encourages parents to have "the ta...
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Cleveland council president claims new gun control law was never about violence, but "values"
by Chad D. BausOn Monday, April 20, and after nine months of debate that included receiving testimony from Buckeye Firearms Association's Ken Hanson, the Cleveland City Council passed a watered-down version of gun control legislation that had been proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson in 2014. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, after passing the law, Council President Kevin Kelley stated that "...
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7 Things You Need to Buy With Your Handgun
by B. Gil HormanIf you are in the market for a handgun, then you have plenty to think about in regard to choosing a make, model and caliber that will fill your needs. But it's a mistake to think that buying the gun is where the purchase ends. Handguns are not ordinary tools that can just be tossed in a drawer like a wrench or a hammer. To properly store, maintain and use a pistol or a revolver,...
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A Failure to Acknowledge Reality
by Greg EllifritzI took a call a couple of weeks ago at work.  A woman was reporting that she had been “attacked” by an aggressive dog several times over the last year.  As I talked to her to find out what happened, I learned that a neighbor’s dog regularly barks at her as she walks past the neighbor’s house.  The dog is restrained by an “invisible fence” and does not leave its yard.  The woman...
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Honing the Concealed-Carry Mindset
by B. Gil HormanWe live in an amazing modern world of turn-key solutions. Especially in America, we have an astounding variety of tools, technology and instant access to information at our finger tips for solving our day-to-day problems. While many of these assets are convenient, they can make us mentally lazy if we let them. We could start to think that being in possession of the "right" or "b...
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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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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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