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Be Ready for Fall Hunting Season in Oregon: Take a Hunter Education Class This Summer
Register them for a hunter education class or field day happening around the state in August and early September.
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Who Wants To Talk About Hunting Ethics And Fair Chase?
Are we turning anti-hunting into anti-hunter, or has this always been the case? It’s a good time for a conversation on Ethics And Fair Chase...
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Plunder and Deceit
Can we simultaneously love our children and betray their generation and generations unborn? Plunder and Deceit...
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Now the Turks Are All In
The turks are all in but our enemies are al-Qaida, which slaughtered 3,000 of our people, and its progeny. Our enemies are ISIS, which has beheaded Americans, and threatens us, our allies and friends.
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Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood’s Mammogram Lie
In June 2012, a request for information about how many Planned Parenthood clinics were certified to operate mammogram facilities. HHS told the Alliance Defense Fund. Zip. Zilch. None. Nada...
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Nebraska Northern Bobwhite Appears to Continue Recovery
Results of a survey indicate that northern bobwhite populations appear to be continuing their rebound in Nebraska following the severe winters of 2009-2010 and the severe drought of 2012-2013.
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Crimson Trace: Answers to FAQs
Crimson Trace frequently receives questions from gun owners about laser sights for home or self-defense applications.
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Bushnell Introduces Two New Night Vision Binoculars in the Equinox Z Line
Bushnell, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for more than 65 years, has introduced two new night vision binoculars in the Equinox Z product line.
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New Wayne Carlton Li’l Heifer Custom Wood Elk Call
The new Custom Wood Li’l Heifer Elk Call from Wayne Carlton Calls allows hunters to easily make all the vocalizations of a cow elk...
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Another Conservative Deer Season for Minnesota set to Rebuild Population
Hunters can expect another conservative deer season in 2015 as management continues to rebuild deer numbers across much of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.
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Federal Premium’s HST 380 Auto Micro Ammo – Redefines Compact Protection
A behind the scenes look at the HST 380 Auto Micro ammo, in a candid Q&A session with Federal Premium Product Marketing Manager Mike Holm..
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Chisholm Valley Wildlife Art Gallery by Michael Sieve
Michael Sieve is pleased to announce the opening of his new gallery, Chisholm Valley Wildlife Art.
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Thule Joins as Platinum Sponsor of Outdoor Foundation’s Outsiders Ball for Third Year
Thule, a world leader in products that make it easy for people to transport the things they care for, signed on as platinum level partner and sponsor of the silent auction for the 2015 Outdoor.....
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Richard Zuschlag Named Ambassador to Conservation
Louisiana Ducks Unlimited recognized Richard Zuschlag with the inaugural state chairman’s Ambassador to Conservation award during their state convention in Lafayette last weekend.
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Outdoor Life Awards Wicked Ridge Invader G3 with ‘Great Buy’ Award
Wicked Ridge Crossbows, known for producing top value, precision performance crossbows, receives the Outdoor Life Great Buy Award.
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Top Honors from Outdoor Life Is Granted to Horton with Their New Storm RDX
Newly formed manufacturer, Horton Crossbow Innovations, receives the highly acclaimed Editor’s Choice Award from Outdoor Life, debuting in the just released August 2015 issue.
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Safari Club Int. Suspends Membership of Professional Hunter In Cecil Lion Death
Safari Club International condemns unlawful and unethical hunting practices & believes that those who intentionally take wildlife illegally should be prosecuted & punished to the maximum extent...
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Milwaukee’s Bouchard’s Clothing Store Owner Repels Bad Guys With Gun Fire
The bouchard's clothing store owner responded to the threat by retrieving a semi-automatic rifle and firing at the armed intruders, striking one and causing all to flee. VIDEO...
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CrossBreed Holsters Announces New Glock 42/43 Holsters with the Streamlight TLR-6
CrossBreed Holsters confirms fit for the Glock 42/43 with the Streamlight TLR-6.
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Wayne Carlton’s Calls New Tone Trough Line of Diaphragm Elk Calls
Wayne Carlton’s Calls Tone Trough Diaphragms come in a number of configurations, including single, double, 1.5, 2.5 and triple reed designs.
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Conservation and Management Deer Hunts
Everyone who hunts has dreamed about that monster trophy buck that we hope to get a crack at some day.
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Tim Bonner Announced As New Chief Executive Of The Countryside Alliance
On behalf of our Board and members, Countryside Alliance Ireland would like to wish Tim Bonner the very best in his new role and we look forward to working with him...
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Grand Power Sponsored Shooter, Marius Kazanskis, Takes 3rd Using the X-Calibur
Kazanskis took 3rd out of a Production Division that was 92 competitors strong
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Agents Cited Two Louisiana Men for Stolen Alligator Eggs
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents cited two men for taking alligator eggs without a valid egg collection permit.
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Brady Campaign Wants Gun Dealers To Have Insurance for Bad Acts of Customers
The idea that Gun Retailers should pay for extra insurance for the random bad acts of customers is a joke, but for any liberals that may stumble onto this article...
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Sleek, Lightweight HP3R Penlight Packs 245 Lumens into Rechargeable LED Penlight
COAST Products extends the highly successful rechargeable flashlight line with the HP3R penlight.
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Michigan Confirms Chronic Wasting Disease in Second Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer
The Michigan DNR and MDARD have confirmed a second free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive in white-tailed deer.
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New Line of COAST Headlamps Deliver Precision & Brightness for Camping & Hiking
With adventure seekers in mind, COAST Products introduces the high-powered all-new FL headlamp series.
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Superfeet Launches New Line of Hunting Insoles
Superfeet welcomes the Trophy Series to their product line this week with four new styles of insoles designed specifically for hunting.
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Bass Pro Helps RMEF Raise Awareness & Funds This August with a Round Up Campaign
Bass Pro Shops is showing its support in a new way this August for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and its members.
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Does Obama Think People Should Be Allowed to Own Guns?
When gun scholar John Lott met Barack Obama for the first time in 1996, he said Obama told him, “I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.”
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Register for USA’s 1st Annual Richard L. Trumka Sporting Clays Shoot
Fresh morning air, shotguns blasting, orange clays bursting into pieces, good food, great prizes, time outdoors with your union brothers and sisters…what’s not to love about USA shooting events.....
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Haley Heath Endorses Innovative New Synthetic Deer Scents
Monster Buck Scents is proud to announce the endorsement of their new line of synthetic deer scents by renowned hunter, Haley Heath.
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Ruger American Rimfire Rifle with Wood Stock
In response to customer requests, this new Ruger American Rimfire Rifle model brings an exciting variation to an already popular rifle line...
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Brownells Provides Scholarships for Summer Youth Shooting Academy
Brownells has teamed with the American Sportsman Shooting Center, home of the nation's only indoor, live-fire cinema range to provide scholarships for the upcoming Youth Shooting Academy.....
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Innovative Light Knife Is Must-See at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
We can all picture the situation: an adventure seeker with a sharp knife in one hand and a flashlight in the other, trying to make a decent cut, in a darkened, possibly dangerous situation.
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Martin O’Malley, Democrat Presidential Wannabe, Calls for National Gun Registration
If any of the Democrat Presidential candidates are nominated, they will all push for what O'Malley has just enunciated...
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USFWS to Continue to Deny Access to Imported Elephant Trophies from Tanzania
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will continue to deny import of African elephant sport-hunted trophies taken from Tanzania into the United States in 2015.
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RMEF Conserves, Opens Access to West-Central Montana Elk Habitat
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation partnered with a conservation-minded family and the U.S. Forest Service to permanently protect 317 acres of prime elk habitat in Montana’s Elkhorn Mountains.
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Coast’s Polysteel Flashlights to be Showcased at 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
COAST Products, known for producing high-quality innovative flashlights that set industry standards, will display their new lights at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, including the.....
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News from CheaperThanDirt.com
$39 Million Settlement on Taurus Pistols; Nine Models may be Unsafe
In May 2015, Taurus agreed to a $39 million settlement that satisfies a class action lawsuit, which alleges that nine different models of Taurus handguns may discharge when dropped, even though the safety is engaged. Is your Taurus safe?
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Video: Winchester Repeating Arms’ Model 1873 Sporter Octagon Color Case Hardened Lever Action
Shooters who like historical firearms will want to check out the new Winchester Repeating Arms’ Model 1873 Sporter Octagon Color Case Hardened Lever Action Rifle. Click the video to see more.
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LA Bans Possession of Standard Capacity Magazines
It is already illegal to buy, sell, manufacture, import, give, or lend magazines that hold more than 10 rounds in California. However, in Los Angeles is it now a misdemeanor to own standard capacity magazines. Read about the city councils vote here.
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Remington Great Americans Shoot Supports Special Forces
The goal of RGAS15, hosted by the Special Forces Charitable Trust, is to again be the largest charity fundraising sporting clays shoot in history.
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Video: Ruger Introduces .45 Auto/.45 Colt Redhawk Revolver
Sturm, Ruger & Company’s new Ruger Redhawk revolver (No. 5032) is chambered to shoot both .45 Auto and .45 Long Colt cartridges. Suggested retail is $1029.
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Plan to Survive a Gunshot Wound with These Four Practical Steps
There is no excuse for not owning the gear needed to save your life in case the worst happens. Do you keep a blowout kit in your range bag? With these four easy steps, you will be prepared to survive a gunshot wound.
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Shooter’s Log Weekly Wrap Up, July 19-25, 2015
Was the ban on online ammo sales to New York really repealed? What is going to happen to the young man that made his own shooting drone? Will military personnel finally be able to conceal carry on base? Answers to all these questions and more are in this week’s Shooter’s Log Weekly Wrap up.
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Ruger Introduces New Precision Bolt-Action Rifle
Ruger’s just-introduced Precision Rifle is an all-new, in-line recoil path, bolt-action rifle that’s highly configurable. In production now, the Ruger Precision Rifle is available in .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Win.
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Readers Choice: The REAL List—The Best 12 Concealed Carry Guns
I don’t like it when people tell me what to do or what I should buy either, so I created a list of the top 12 smallest, best concealable semiautomatic handguns based on reader’s choice, rather than editor’s choice. Did your favorite make the list?
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TULAmmo-Sponsored Boxer Faces His Biggest Fight
Sergey Kovalev, the unified WBA, IBF and WBO light heavyweight champion boxer defends his title on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Why should you care? He is the only boxer sponsored by an ammunition or firearm-related company. Read on for more information on where and when to watch the fights.
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Several Governors Move to Arm Guardsmen
Many state Governors called for arming full-time military personnel at all military facilities in the aftermath of the Chattanooga recruiting office shooting. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson says, “Clearly they are a target, and for us to have unarmed military personnel makes no sense…” What do you think? Are we doing enough to protect our armed forces?
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Don’t Let Your Middle Finger Get ‘Mistaken’ For Firearm
If you carry a gun in the car, using your middle finger can get you in as much trouble as using your trigger finger. Watch what happened to a Law Shield Member after he flipped the bird in traffic.
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The Unintended Consequences of Ammo and Gun Hoarding
While supply and demand affected prices across the board for both guns and ammunition, there was a huge benefit derived that few of us realized. In the late 1930s, Congress passed the Pittman-Robertson Act, which has been modified and updated several times since to meet current needs. To be fair, the Act is an excise tax that benefits wildlife and conservation. Given the boom in firearm and amm...
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DOJ Files Brief Seeking to Overturn Mance v. Lynch 
U.S. Law Shield saw that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed its opening brief with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Mance v. Lynch. The case has caused remarkably little news coverage for the impact it could have.
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Obama Seeks to Link Gun Control to Government Benefits
Are you on Social Security? Does someone else help you handle your finances? You could be in danger of having your gun rights stripped from you. President Obama is seeking to expand background checks to include those who receive Social Security benefits. You must read this article to find out how to stop this.
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News from PersonalDefenseWorld.com
Ruger Unveils New American Rimfire Rifle with Wood Stock
Ruger introduces a wood stock variant to the already-popular American Rimfire Rifle line. The post Ruger Unveils New American Rimfire Rifle with Wood Stock appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Federal Premium Adds 380 Auto to Personal Defense HST Lineup
The new Personal Defense HST load in .380 Auto is an excellent option for concealed carry pistols. The post Federal Premium Adds 380 Auto to Personal Defense HST Lineup appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Georgia Man Opens Fire on Carjackers, Wounds One
A trio of would-be carjackers in DeKalb County, Georgia were foiled by a good guy with a gun Tuesday morning. The post Georgia Man Opens Fire on Carjackers, Wounds One appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Calif. Homeowner Holds Two Suspects at Gunpoint During Attempted Burglary
A botched burglary in Porterville, California ended with the 40-year-old suspect and her teenage accomplice being held at gunpoint until police arrived. The post Calif. Homeowner Holds Two Suspects at Gunpoint During Attempted Burglary appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Bond Arms Backup: A Classic Derringer with 21st Century Features
The Bond Arms Backup is just what the original two-shot derringer was designed to be, and a bit more. The post Bond Arms Backup: A Classic Derringer with 21st Century Features appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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6 Items in Champion Shooter Doug Koenig’s Range Bag
Here's what gives champion Doug Koenig the edge over the competition! The post 6 Items in Champion Shooter Doug Koenig’s Range Bag appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Timeless Excerpts From Jeff Cooper’s Gunsite Gargantuan Gossip
The legendary Jeff Cooper offers his opinion on a variety of subjects in these passages from the first Gunsite Gargantuan Gossip The post Timeless Excerpts From Jeff Cooper’s Gunsite Gargantuan Gossip appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Go Casual and Covert with the 5.11 Tactical Apex Pant
5.11 Tactical Apex Pants combine expert engineering, an innovative design and durable construction. The post Go Casual and Covert with the 5.11 Tactical Apex Pant appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Comfort Holsters Announces Newly-Redesigned Holster Line
The Comfort Holster is now more comfortable, thinner and easier to conceal. The post Comfort Holsters Announces Newly-Redesigned Holster Line appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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Benny Holmes: Armed Pastor Shoots Church Intruder
Pastor Benny Holmes shot a would-be burglar in the shoulder at the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown, Texas Tuesday morning. The post Benny Holmes: Armed Pastor Shoots Church Intruder appeared first on Gun News | Gun Reviews | Gun Magazine: Personal Defense World.
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News from BuckeyeFirearms.org
CMP National Rimfire Sporter Match Set for August 1st at Camp Perry
by Ashley BrugnoneCAMP PERRY, Ohio – One of the most popular events of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Rifle Matches is always the Rimfire Sporter Match, fired this year on August 1 at Camp Perry. The match is perfect for preparing first-time shooters for competition-style shooting, as well as allowing experienced marksmen to rekindle a nostalgic connection with a .22 rifle. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Second Amendment Case, Draws Strong Dissent From Thomas, Scalia
[Last month], the U.S. Supreme Court declined a petition to either summarily reverse or hear an appeal of the decision in Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco, issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on March 25, 2014. The Ninth Circuit decision upheld San Francisco ordinances requiring any firearm within the home not actually carried on the person to be in a locked con...
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The Trace: Just Another Effort to Mislead America
One recurring truth about the anti-gun movement is how often they try to create new organizations which claim “neutrality” or “moderation” on the Second Amendment, but in reality are nothing more than carbon copies of all the anti-gun groups that have come before them. As we reported a few weeks ago, fanatically anti-gun Michael Bloomberg has found a new venture to pour his money into.  It’s ca...
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Mass murderers are chasing the fame our media can be counted on to give them
by Jeff KnoxLast month, a deranged coward joined a Bible study group in Charleston, South Carolina, sat with them for about an hour, and then pulled out a gun and started shooting people, killing nine. He then drove away, only to be captured without incident a few hours later. Reports say the demented little troll declared his need to kill the people because they were “raping our women and taki...
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Federal Regulators Breathe Life into Marijuana Businesses Even as They Seek to Choke Out FFLs
By now, knowledgeable members of the pro-gun community are well aware of Operation Choke Point (OCP) and its effect on lawful firearm-related businesses. As we have often reported, OCP is a deliberate attempt by federal regulators to pressure banks to sever or avoid business relationships with legitimate industries that are considered politically objectionable, including firearms and ammunition...
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Headline in 'no-guns" Great Britain - "Gun crime goes up by 89% in a decade"
by Chad D. BausDespite the fact that handguns were banned in that country in 1997, Great Britain's Daily Mail is reporting that gun crime has almost doubled in the past decade. From the article: The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year  -  a rise of 89 per cent.  In some parts of the ...
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N.Y. Data Reveals Futility of Gun Registration Laws
In an utter embarrassment to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and anti-gun legislators in Albany, recently released New York State Police data reveals massive noncompliance with the SAFE Act’s registration provisions. Out of an estimated 1-1.2 million semi-automatic firearms within the state that are required to be registered under the new law, 23,847 people have registered a grand total of 44,48...
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Your Tactical Training Scenario- Shaking Hands
by Greg EllifritzYou are out shopping one night in an area with lots of pedestrian traffic, bars, restaurants, and stores. A drunken man approaches you and engages you in an argument, walking away after taking a swing at you (that didn’t connect).  The drunk reappears about 15 minutes later. He apologizes for his conduct and extends his hand to shake. Do you take his hand or refuse to shake? Th...
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Hillary says having to show an ID is a violation of your rights
by Tim InwoodI have listened to Hillary Clinton attacking Ohio for weeks now over our voting laws. Clinton blistered Republicans, accusing them of "systemically and deliberately" seeking to disenfranchise minority and poor voters throughout the nation with laws that make it harder to cast ballots. This, of course, is all about voter ID. Ohio gives citizens over 20 days to vote, while her belove...
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Buckeye Firearms Foundation allows Cincy's Local 12 exclusive access to Ohio teacher firearms training
by Chad D. BausBuckeye Firearms Foundation continues to offer school faculty and administrators comprehensive training through its FASTER program, and just as Cleveland's FOX 8 was provided exclusive access to a class offered recently in northeast Ohio, Cincinnati's CBS affiliate (Local 12 WKRC) was given an inside look at another class offered this week in south central Ohio. From the report: ...
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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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