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Retired school teacher faces jail for possessing antique flintlock pistol
Have you heard about New Jersey retired teacher Gordon Van Gilder? He's the latest to fall victim to New Jersey's draconian gun laws. Van Gilder is facing up to 10 years in prison for having an antique flintlock pistol in his car. In the video, Van Gilder tells NRANews' Ginny Simone about facing the same felony charge for his unloaded mid-1700s firearm as he would for a loaded .44 Magnum.
Mark Warner may hold deciding vote on national reciprocity
The Hill has an article on the renewed push for national concealed carry reciprocity. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, recently introduced the bill for the current session and has been making the rounds talking it up. The last time the National Reciprocity bill fell just short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate. Now that Republicans are in the majority of the U.S. Senate, there is hope that there will be enough votes to push the bill over the top.
PolitiFact rates Lori Haas, Everytown statement on background checks half true
About a month ago when the General Assembly was considering McAuliffe backed gun control legislation, the gun ban lobby held a press conference in the hope of swaying legislators ahead of committee votes. During that event, gun ban activist Lori Haas sited an Everytown for Gun Safety statistic that in states where there are background checks on private firearm sales, "49 percent fewer women are shot and killed." PolitiFact decided to put the statement to the test and found, once again, Everytown plays fast and loose with their numbers.
Oppose ATF 5.56 M855 ball ammuninition ban
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is seeking to ban commonplace 5.556 M855 ball ammunition because it says the ammunition is "armor piercing." The agency is seeking pubic comment on this action, so now is the time for gun owners to vigorously oppose this ban.
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Legal expert: Gun rights are human rights
The Daily Caller
By controlling the guns, you can easily control your opponents. This is the core argument Stephen Halbrook, an attorney and expert on gun laws, delivered before the eighth Students for Liberty Conference. "Although it may not be the explicit intent of governments at the time gun registration is enacted that it will be used against the people, history shows otherwise."
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How to zero backup iron sights on an AR-15
By John McAdams
Though many shooters these days use some sort of optic on their AR-15 as their primary sight, having a good set of backup iron sights is still a really good idea. However, though they are similar in many ways, the backup iron sights on an AR-15 are slightly different from iron sights on many other rifles. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to zero the backup iron sights on an AR-15.
ATF seeks to ban SS109/M855 ammo
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms wants to reclassify common SS109/M855 5.56 NATO ammunition as "armor-piercing" and ban it from import, manufacture or sale. SS109/M855 is one of the two most common loadings for 5.56 NATO chambered AR-15 rifles, featuring a 62-grain bullet with a mild steel penetrator core. Civilian shooters like it because it is accurate, plentiful and relatively economical to shoot.
12 steps to long-range accuracy
Perhaps no feat better epitomizes the marriage of precision firearms technology and marksmanship ability than long-range shooting. But it takes more than just a suitable caliber, a quality rifle, a top-shelf optic and a steady trigger finger. Every one of those components must work together like a finely tuned instrument in the hands of a skilled musician. Most importantly, for the long-distance shooter, consistently successful shots out to 500-plus yards can only be achieved through extensive practice in a variety of conditions and lots of homework.
Slipping into darkness: Seeing the light on pistol lasers
"Last year I gave top-flight competitive shooter Dianna Liedorff an assignment to cover the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational," writes J. Scott Rupp. "I wanted her insights on operating in dim-light environments, especially because she's not just a competition shooter but also a police officer. This year I attended the same shoot, albeit an abbreviated version held for media." So what did he learn? "First and foremost, you're crazy if you don't have a laser on your defensive pistol."
10 shotguns to own in your lifetime
What's on your "bucket list" of shotguns you'd love to own? Here are 10 special shotguns that made significant contributions to firearm history — ones that every shooter should aspire to possess during his or her lifetime. Be sure to consult a trusted expert before making a purchase of any gun on this list, especially the double guns.
Pistols come and go, but Glocks are forever
Firearm trends come and go, but some guns are so well thought out that they outlast design and consumer developments for years. These are the guns that keep you coming back, even after trying newer designs. Enter the Glock 26.
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1,000 yard quick-scope proves that Jerry Miculek is a 'Call Of Duty' master
Jerry Miculek can do things that we only thought possible in the realm of video games, including "quick-scoping" a target 1,000 yards away in just over two seconds.
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