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April 8, 2009  
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The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.
from FOX News
You've heard this shocking "fact" before -- on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States. There's just one problem with the 90 percent "statistic" and it's a big one: It's just not true. More


Concealed Handguns on Agenda at Capitol -- and in the Building
from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The debate rages on under the Capitol dome about allowing concealed handguns on college campuses and letting employees bring weapons to work as long as they leave them locked up in the parking lot. But there’s no debate over the people’s right to pack heat in one of Texas’ most historic buildings: the Capitol itself. More

Concealed Carry Opposition is Irrational
from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
In response to Republican state Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s bill, which would allow holders of state-issued concealed-handgun licenses to carry concealed handguns on college campuses, opponents have dusted off their own terrifying fantasies — the same contrived, hypothetical scenarios they used unsuccessfully 14 years ago to oppose the passage of Texas’ concealed-handgun licensing law. More

Legislation to Restore Concealed Carry in National Parks Introduced
from NRA-ILA
On April 2, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) introduced legislation (S.816) to restore the Second Amendment rights of visitors in national parks and wildlife refuges (its companion bill, H.R. 1684 was introduced last week by Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.). Early this year, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. granted anti-gun plaintiffs a preliminary injunction against implementation of the new rule. More

   Product Showcase: HOT AIR!

.50-cal. airguns? Airguns have come a long way, and they're taking large game. Read about the Dragon Slayer, one of today's hottest big bore airguns. Fellow Texan Tom Gaylord tells all and finishes up with a heart-thumpin' video. Plus, hunter Jim Chapman shows you pictures of his wild pig hunt. Click here

Top of the Line in ’09
from American Rifleman
America’s shooting industry has released an incredible array of new firearms, optics and ammunition in recent months, and our staff scoured the field to find the most interesting. Each one is then designed to enhance your chosen shooting sports activities, making it safer, more efficient and more fun. More

Running Out of Ammunition
from The Columbus Dispatch
Firearms instructor Ron Herman can't seem to keep enough ammunition on hand for his monthly National Rifle Association pistol-training class. An increase in demand for ammo and resulting shortages have caused the group for the first time to re-evaluate whether it will be able to hold the gun classes, he said. More

Obama Signs Major Land Conservation Law
from The Washington Post
President Obama signed a massive lands package into law today, protecting more than two million acres as wilderness and creating a new national system to conserve land held by the Bureau of Land Management. The measure, a collection of 170 different bills that represents the most significant wilderness law in at least 15 years, would provide the highest level of federal protection. More


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