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Sept. 30, 2009  
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America Armed, but Guns Not Necessarily Loaded
from The Associated Press via The State
Bullet-makers are working around the clock, seven days a week, and still can't keep up with the nation's demand for ammunition. Shooting ranges, gun dealers and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such shortages. Bullets, especially for handguns, have been scarce for months because gun enthusiasts are stocking up on ammo, in part because they fear President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass antigun legislation - even though nothing specific has been proposed. More


After Almost a Year, Ammo Shortage Starting to Ease in Dallas-Fort Worth
from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Workers in the weapons industry point to signs that a nearly yearlong nationwide ammunition shortage may be winding down. More ammo is making it to store shelves now, and the price is slowly coming down. "Weíre seeing the light at the end of the tunnel," said DeWayne Irwin, owner of Cheaper Than Dirt, a Fort Worth store and online retailer. "Iíve been doing this business since 1988, and Iíve never seen something like this happen with ammunition. But itís not going to be like this forever."More

Appeals Court to Consider Key Gun Rights Question
from CBS News
A federal appeals court in San Francisco confronted America's next big gun rights question: Whether or not the Second Amendment prevents state governments from enacting anti-gun laws. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a case that's likely to decide whether the Bill of Rights' guarantee of a right to "keep and bear arms" restricts only the federal government and the District of Columbia -- the current state of affairs -- or whether it can be invoked to strike down intrusive state and local laws too. More

Supreme Court Cases Could Affect State Laws
from the New Haven Register
The Supreme Court has clearly ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means individuals have a right to own weapons, and the justices have been asked to take up two cases that could broaden that right to include state laws. The courtís decision on whether to take up the cases, National Rifle Association v. Chicago and McDonald v. Chicago, could come this week, before the fall term officially starts Oct. 5. More

More Women are Getting Outdoors to Hunt
from MichiganLive
Research has shown that women make up the fastest growing segment of the hunting and fishing population today. There are a number of reasons given for this trend. One of the top reasons is that women donít want to stay at home any more while their husbands and sons enjoy a day in the field and on the water. They want to join them. More

Seven Habits of Successful Hunters
from Petersen's Hunting
Great hunters are not perfect at everything, just really good at most. Read on to find out the top seven traits of successful hunters. Do you excel in these aspects? More


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