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Is gun ownership really down in America?
Is gun ownership falling? The answer is yes, at least if you believe a new General Social Survey by the National Opinion Research Center. "The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been," reported Emily Swanson of the Associated Press. Time magazine also points to a PEW Research survey that has done a couple much more limited surveys that suggest a similar drop in gun ownership over time. But those claims are likely overblown.
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Gun groups rally against Loretta Lynch
Gun rights groups are making a vigorous push to stop the Senate from confirming Loretta Lynch as President Barack Obama's next attorney general. Advocates are organizing petitions, drawing up letters and hitting the phones to urge Senate Republicans to oppose Lynch in a floor vote that could take place as early as next week. The National Rifle Association has sent an alert to its members warning that Obama's nominee would put gun rights at risk.
Mas Ayoob on the new Glock 43
No Lawyers — Only Guns and Money
Massad Ayoob is one of the few who have actually handled and shot the new Glock 43. The official announcement is tomorrow but since the news embargo has been broken more and more stuff is coming out about it. One thing he really likes about the pistol is the trigger reach which he says is just right for the adult male hand.
Peddling outrage while leaving out key facts
Shall Not Be Questioned
It seems that Media Matters set their sights on Cam Edwards, challenging him on biography. See, at one point Cam said he received a resolution from the Oklahoma State House. It turns out it was a citation from not only the House, but also from the Lt. Governor. Yup, big discrepancy there.
NRA's summer camps for junior shooters now accepting applications
NRA Family InSights
Are you looking for a summer camp that will enrich your child's shooting skills, teach discipline and focus, and help them build friendships? There's good news: The NRA is now accepting applications for its competitive shooting camps for junior shooters. These camps, which run every year, help juniors aged 12 to 21 develop their marksmanship skills from casual to competitive through challenging and rewarding lessons.
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Gun rights groups flex muscle in new GOP-controlled Congress
The gun lobby is back on offense under the new GOP-controlled Congress. The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups are teaming with majority Republicans in efforts to loosen firearm restrictions, block background check legislation and have already forced the Obama administration to back down from a controversial ammunition regulations.
Gun control group lies to gun buyers in an attempt to sell fear
Mom Demand Action/Everytown has been excoriated numerous times by the press for lying about the number of school shootings in the United States. The Violence Policy Center has been laughed out of the room over their demonstrably false claims about the "threat" of concealed carriers. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has cried wolf so many times about gun owners being "insurrectionists" that they've lost all credibility. You can now add tiny States United To Prevent Gun Violence to that sad roster of charlatans, deceivers and bullies.
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Gun bill would shoot down bullet bans
Gun legislation introduced March 16 would prevent the Obama administration from ever again attempting to ban bullets. Republicans are looking to shoot down any chance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reviving a controversial ban on certain types of armor-piercing ammunition and "put an end to this attack on our Second Amendment," even as Democrats rally for more gun control measures.
How to choose a gun for small-game hunting
By John McAdams
Most hunters have their first hunting experiences pursuing small game such as rabbits, squirrels or grouse. In addition to being lots of fun, it is also a great way to introduce new hunters to the sport and teach them some of the basic tenants of hunting. That being said, the best small-game hunting guns are usually not ideally suited for hunting big game, which often necessitates different firearms for each. Here is a guide on how to choose a gun for small-game hunting.
Why it's important for women to own guns
Guns & Ammo
What are the reasons motivating women to purchase and own firearms? In Guns & Ammo's installment of the NSSF's report, we examine the driving factors of a woman's interest in owning firearms.
Girls with guns: 6 tips on gun cleaning for women
Firearms need to be regularly maintained to prevent any malfunction, which in the case of self-defense, could have dire consequences. While girls with guns are women confident in their shooting skills, they should also be confident in their ability to dismantle and properly clean their guns. Here are six tips on gun cleaning for women.
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