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Questions arise over new hunting regulation
Times Daily
Claims of government overreach and technical questions surround a planned state program called "Game Check," which could take effect in a few weeks with the opening of deer season for bow hunters. Under the rule, proposed by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, hunters would be required to use a phone or a Web-based reporting system to notify the state within 24 hours of killing a deer or turkey.
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Hunters excited about start of dove season; increase in turnout expected
More than 250,000 Texans are expected to take a shot at dove hunting this year. Quite a few will end up at Paloma Pachanga Ranch where co-owner Brent Conger said the demand is exploding. With his 12-gauge in hand, Greg Henry is excited dove season is finally here. "It's probably my favorite because you get to be more social," said Henry. "You don't have to be quiet or still the whole time. You can talk with your friends; have a great time with your family."
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'Save the gun' law bars NC cops from destroying guns
In the first week of Sept. a North Carolina law goes into effect that blocks police from destroying confiscated or unclaimed firearms. In the polarized post-Sandy Hook political era — with some liberal states tightening gun laws while conservative legislatures have moved aggressively to loosen restrictions — North Carolina's gun-destruction policy is among the most unusual policies to take effect.
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Texans now need less training for concealed handgun licenses
The Star-Telegram
Ambitious plans to let Texans openly carry handguns throughout the state — and to let college students carry concealed handguns on campus — fell by the wayside during the legislative session earlier this year. But lawmakers pushed through several less far-reaching measures, giving Texas gun owners more freedoms — shrinking the required training time for those seeking concealed handgun licenses, letting CHL holders leave their weapons in parked vehicles on college campuses, even letting Texans renew those licenses online without taking a renewal class.
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Administration moves to restrict high-powered firearms
USA Today
Building on its campaign to restrict high-powered firearms, the Obama administration issued two directives that would ban the private re-importation of surplus military firearms originally provided to U.S. allies and require applicants who seek to transfer guns to private trusts or corporations to undergo criminal background checks. The actions are an expansion of the administration's attempt to reduce gun violence unveiled in January, a month after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.
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Back to school means back to debate over concealed guns on campus
The Epoch Times
College presidents from around the country signed the letter in regards to gun safety. Gun ownership is protected by the Second Amendment, which organizations such as the National Rifle Association consistently seek to protect by opposing legislation or policies restricting gun control. Currently, policies on the concealed carrying of firearms are up to each institution to decide, since there is no federal legislation on the matter.
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National gun debate hits close to home in Colorado recall vote
The New York Times
There’s been much debate over a homegrown campaign to oust two Democratic state senators who provided crucial support for a package of strict new state gun control laws. As the recall elections — the first of their kind in Colorado’s history — draw closer, the race has swelled from a local scuffle into a proxy battle in the nation’s wrenching fight over gun control.
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Gun control does not prevent violent crimes according to Harvard study (opinion)
Opposing Views
Despite what many would think, fewer guns do not equal fewer deaths. At least, according to a new study released by Harvard. The university recently published a study that looked at the relationship between gun ownership, gun laws, violent crimes and suicide rates across the world and concluded that less guns does not equal less deaths and more guns does not equal more deaths.
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Missouri poised to enact measure nullifying federal gun laws
Fox News
The Republican-led Missouri Legislature is expected to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would expand gun rights and make federal gun regulations unenforceable — even as similar laws adopted in other states to buck federal gun rules face legal challenges. Several of Nixon’s fellow Democrats told The Associated Press that they would vote to override his veto when lawmakers convene in September...

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White House responds to 'Gun Free Zone' petition — Politicians need armed security
The Daily Caller
A petition on the formal White House petitions website called for "gun free" zones to be extended to politicians, saying if it's good enough for children in schools and other places where otherwise legal firearm carry by private citizens is prohibited, then it should be good enough for our country's leaders, right? Wrong.

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What's the best subcompact 9mm on the market?
Guns & Ammo
With all the subcompact 9mm pistols on the market today, choosing the right one for you can be a truly difficult decision.

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Hunting season kicks off
Jacksonville Daily News
Dove hunting season begins — the kick off to hunting season — and area officials, as well as veteran hunters, have some advice for those setting their sights on the activity. Hunting dove is a social event, according to Sgt. Charles Smith with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Division of Law Enforcement, which means those involved have to be especially careful.
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