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Annual meeting of Texas State Rifle Association features top politicians
Examiner
In Mesquite, Texas, the annual meeting of the Texas State Rifle Association featured both Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, as speakers as per the Dallas Morning News Website. The recent issues of gun rights and gun legislation were at the forefront of the remarks made by the politicians. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has been very outspoken in recent weeks regarding the Second Amendment of the constitution. The Dallas Morning News website reports that Attorney General Abbott stated "I will never, ever let anyone come to the state of Texas and take your guns away from you."
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Texas lawmakers seek to block federal gun control
The Associated Press via KTRK-TV
Police officers could be charged with a crime for enforcing new federal gun control laws in Texas under a proposal by a lawmaker who acknowledges the measure likely would end up in the U.S. Supreme Court. Rep. Steve Toth, a newly elected Republican from the Woodlands, said his proposal would prevent officers from carrying out any future federal orders to confiscate assault rifles and ammunition magazines.
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Firearms equality movement gaining momentum
Ammo Land
The newly emerged Firearms Equality Movement is gaining more steam among manufactures and gun rights supporters alike. The firearms industry, in reaction to the governor of New York ramming through the NY SAFE Act which banned AR-15 style rifles, has seen multiple manufactures revise their firearms sales polices to restrict LEO and Police Agencies from only buying the same level of firepower as is allowed for the average citizen of their state.
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Rick Perry wants Colorado gun magazine maker to move to Texas
The Daily Caller
Texas governor and former GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry is rolling out a Texas-sized red carpet for Magpul Industries, the Colorado gun-parts manufacturer that has vowed to find greener pastures if a bill banning high capacity ammunition magazines, like those that Magpul makes, becomes law. In a letter to Magpul founder and CEO Richard Fitzpatrick, Perry touts Texas's business climate, citing such things as "low taxes, a fair legal system, reasonable regulations, a well-trained and skilled workforce and unmatched transportation and communications infrastructures. There is no other state that fits the definition of business-friendly like Texas," Perry wrote.
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FINALLY, a gun lubricant exists that can withstand the most extreme conditions.
After using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus, Floro Lavalle with Sierra Outfitters in Argentina reported cleanings were much easier, they were needed less frequently and field jamming went down to almost non-existent. While these statements may seem generic and boring, consider that they shoot on average 2000-5000 rounds per day per gun, OVER 1 MILLION ROUNDS PER YEAR, and pair that with Lavalle’s full season of using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus. His report was an 83% reduction in repair/replacement costs. MORE...


Texas lawmaker wants tax holiday for guns, ammo sales
The Miami Herald
Texans love their independence — and their guns. State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, is proposing to give Texans more of both. Leach has filed the "Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act," a bill to create a new tax-free holiday where consumers won't be charged taxes on guns, ammunition or hunting supplies one day out of the year: Texas Independence Day, March 2.
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Politician proposes Fort Worth gun show restrictions
KDFW-TV
VideoBriefTarrant County's Democratic Party leader wants Fort Worth city leaders to create tighter restrictions on gun shows. Stephen Maxwell proposed three rules for any gun show within city limits: each show must require background checks, establish a seven-day waiting period and ensure anyone selling a gun is a licensed dealer. He believes these restrictions will help keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.
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Want to sell your gun? Not so fast!
WND-TV
Colorado lawmakers are working on a "universal background check" law that would require private individuals who want to sell their guns to do background checks on potential buyers. Minnesota and several other states are proposing similar legislation. But what exactly would they do? Would Ralphie's father, he of leg lamp fame in "A Christmas Story," have to do a background check on Ralphie before giving him a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas? And would Sylvester Stallone be filmed doing paperwork before he grabs a weapon from a fallen comrade in one of his shoot-'em-ups?
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Firearms equality movement gaining momentum
Ammo Land
The newly emerged Firearms Equality Movement is gaining more steam among manufactures and gun rights supporters alike. The firearms industry, in reaction to the Governor of New York ramming through the NY SAFE Act which banned AR-15 style rifles, has seen multiple manufactures revise their firearms sales polices to restrict LEO and Police Agencies from only buying the same level of firepower as is allowed for the average citizen of their state.

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How to interact with police while carrying
Guns & Ammo
By James Tarr, a contributor for Guns & Ammo, writes: "I've been 'not a cop' a lot longer than I was a cop, and have had a lot of experiences interacting with officers while armed and in street clothes, usually while working as a private investigator. I've had both great and horrible experiences, but have learned from all of them. Here's some helpful advice for interacting with the police as an armed citizen."

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Top 4 home defense shotguns
Ammo Land
No matter where you live in the U.S. in 2013 you have seen home invasions on the rise. For this reason and since the President's push for disarmament of the U.S. gun owner, I have had student after student ask me what is the best shot gun for home defense or self-defense? Shotguns make excellent guns for at home protection as they are easy to maneuver and simple to operate. Pump and auto loading shotguns with a barrel length of 18-22-inches is the optimum choice for home defense. They are completely reliable and stupid simple for most everyone but the most fanatical progressive to operate.

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Rape survivor: A call box above my head while I was being brutally raped wouldn't have helped
Townhall.com
Amanda Collins is a young rape survivor. While in college in 2007, she was raped 50 feet away from the campus police department office at the University of Nevada-Reno and was lucky to get out alive. Her attacker was James Biela, a serial rapist who raped two other women and murdered another. He attacked her at gun point in a gun free zone. At the time of the attack, Collins was in possession of a concealed weapons permit but was not in possession of her firearm due to university policies prohibiting carrying concealed weapons on campus.
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Bloomberg buys Illinois congressional primary for anti-gun radical
Breitbart
NewYork Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $2.3 million in campaign spending helped anti-gun radical Robin Kelly win the Democratic primary to replace convicted former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Bloomberg joined Obama political adviser David Axelrod, radical Jeremiah Wright ally Father Michael Pfelger and left-wing Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., in helping Kelly defeat former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, who was once the darling of the party's election machine but became a useful target due to her "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.
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RAND Brands bring nanotechnology into the firearm industry with low friction CLP
Ammo Land
RAND Brands has unveiled a nanotechnology based all-in-one gun Cleaner, Lubricant and Protectant that utilizes formerly undiscovered nano particles. RAND CLP has revolutionized the firearm industry by taking gun care to the next level and is replacing and outperforming all traditional gun oils and cleaners. Developed after five years of R&D by a former Army Ranger and police officer, RAND CLP blends an eco-friendly vegetable oil base with a rare combination of nanoparticles, including the powerful element boron, which pulls heat from metal, keeping the firearm cooler when in use.
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Ammo shortage hits shooters, retailers
Sullivan Journal
It's the form of gun control that few people saw coming. No ammo. At least, certain types of ammunition has become extremely hard to find and very expensive when it surfaces. The hunt for 9mm, .22 caliber, .380 and a few other popular bullets intensified after the Obama administration resurrected the gun control debate following the November election and Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in December.
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NRA promises new ads, blasts 'real consequences' of background checks
CNN
The National Rifle Association is heading back to the airwaves with yet another round of ads aimed at fighting gun-control initiatives circulating in Washington. The advocacy group announced that its CEO, Wayne LaPierre, would unveil the new ad campaign from Salt Lake City during a speech at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo.
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Louisiana city wants power to "disarm individuals" during crisis
Info Wars
Guntersville, Ala., Mayor Leigh Dollar is working with city officials to pass an ordinance that would give police the power to "disarm individuals" during a disaster, a chilling example of how the second amendment is being assaulted via the back door. The new rule would allow authorities to confiscate guns of "unruly" people during an extreme weather event such as the April 2011 tornadoes or any other emergency. The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary, reports ABC 31. "Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves."
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