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2012 SHOT Show tactical review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
SHOT, the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Tradeshow was an amazing spectacle to behold and a huge maze to attempt to negotiate. Specifically the Las Vegas Sands Expo Center version of the show where booths and displays were scattered throughout two floors and an unbelievable number of show halls and rooms which require you keep your map handy and have a good memory. In the past few years the presence of military and law enforcement vendors and distributors displaying their products and services has increased tremendously. At SHOT you can see the greatest in crime scene equipment technology through .50 caliber sniper rifles. More

Opening up US campuses to guns
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After several recent college campus shooting incidents, many states are opening up their legislative agenda to the idea allowing students to carry guns on campus. Utah is the only state that currently allows concealed carry at all public colleges and universities. Other than that, there is a mix between states that prohibit concealed carry on college campuses and states that leave the decision up to the college or university. More

Senate panel backs repeal of 1-gun-a-month law
Richmond Times-Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Senate Courts of Justice Committee approved a measure that would eliminate Virginia's one-gun-a-month restriction on handgun purchases, setting up what could be the most significant change to Virginia's gun laws in years. The committee deferred until next year consideration of a bill that would exempt from state background checks long guns and rifles purchased from gun dealers, and a senator withdrew from consideration a bill that would have restricted public colleges and universities from enacting regulations to bar the carrying of firearms on campus. More

Judge dismisses suit challenging Texas' concealed carry law
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A federal judge in Lubbock, Texas, threw out the National Rifle Association's move to overturn a Texas law prohibiting 18- to 20-year-olds from carrying concealed handguns. In dismissing the case that had drawn national interest, U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings ruled that "Texas has identified a legitimate state interest — public safety — and passed legislation that is rationally related to addressing that issue." More

Precision Firearms

Precision Firearms manufactures custom, highly accurate, AR-15 rifles and uppers for law enforcement, competition, match, varmint, and sporting applications.

Issa demands access to another US attorney in F&F probe
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Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder make available for questioning a second U.S. attorney be "made available" for questioning in the committee's probe of Operation Fast and Furious. Issa wants to question Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Morrissey, who was under Cunningham's supervision in Phoenix. More

Illinois gun advocates say suburb developing 'blueprint' for statewide crackdown
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An Oak Park Board of Health meeting in Illinois attracted the attention of gun rights advocates across the state, who fear the village may approve laws they say unfairly restrict gun owners' rights and could be duplicated elsewhere in the state. The meeting marked the first time the village has addressed how it will respond to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision, handed down nearly two years ago, that eviscerated its long-standing handgun ban. More

New York gun law triggers confusion, arrests for visitors
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An online campaign in support of a former U.S. Marine, arrested for attempting to security-check his pistol while visiting the Empire State Building, is bringing new attention and a fair amount of scrutiny to one of the nation's toughest gun-control laws. Ryan Jerome was charged with criminal possession of his .45-caliber Ruger while visiting the famous New York landmark during a September vacation with his girlfriend. More

New Zombie guns and gear for 2012
Guns & Ammo    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You've got your Zombie Max ammo, your arsenal has just been upgraded and you've taken every measure to zombie-proof your home. There are still plenty of items you hadn't even thought about stocking, and luckily for you, dozens of manufacturers at SHOT Show 2012 have rolled out the latest in zombie eradication instruments. Here's a look at some of Guns & Ammos's favorite zombie products, straight from SHOT Show. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Hunters reminded about process for setting waterfowl seasons
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The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave preliminary approval to nearly all of the 2012-2013 seasons and bag limits; however, there is one group of seasons that won't be finalized until summer: waterfowl and migratory bird seasons. In July, in concert with federal frameworks, the Game Commission will set seasons and bag limits for September resident Canada goose and webless migratory birds, such as doves, woodcock, snipe and moorhens. More

The Second Amendment: A concealed carry permit
Big Government    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When President Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he promised to "fundamentally change America" — a phrase which lucid Americans took as meaning he was going to bring his leftist agenda to bear on us all. And if Obama has had any success as president, it's certainly been his success in changing us fundamentally from a nation under law to a nation that often looks lawless. From a nation in which one feels secure into a nation in which more and more people are feeling that their security is in their own hands. More

The Colt New Agent: All business for concealed carry
Gun Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After several days of wandering about the SHOT Show, one begins to get the "2,000-yard stare." People afflicted by this sorry condition cast a hollow gaze out upon the show floor. It was amidst this backdrop that the Colt New Agent — with its subtle, all-business trench-style sights — stands out from the crowd and jolts you back to reality. More
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