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Texas moves closer to allowing open carry of handguns
CBS News
The Texas Senate recently gave preliminary approval to a measure that would make the Lone Star State the largest in the country to allow licensed open carry of handguns. Gun rights advocates call the measure an important self-defense and Second Amendment issue that would put Texas in line with most of the rest of the country. But opponents say openly carrying guns intimidates the general public.
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23 state attorneys general urge ATF not to revisit M855 ammo ban
Guns.com
Montana's attorney general penned a letter, signed by 22 other state attorneys general, urging federal regulators to permanently discard an attempted ban on 5.56 "green tip" ammunition. The possible ban was introduced in February within a proposal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to change the framework for regulating armor piercing ammo.
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Remington Defense rifles headed to the consumer market
Guns.com
Remington Arms has announced that they are bringing a handful of Remington Defense products to the commercial market for sale to the general public. These rifles were originally developed for military use which gives them instant appeal to consumers everywhere.
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7 military surplus guns every American should own
Outdoor Hub
Regardless of where your overall gun interests lie, chances are that you'll end up picking up a milsurp piece at some point or another. Old military guns are both fun to shoot and fascinating artifacts that can serve as gateways to learning about the past. Here's a list of surplus firearms that are still widely or intermittently available from major retailers or other groups.
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Girls with guns: Is shooting safe for expectant moms?
Newsmax
There are a number of factors to take into consideration when making the decision to shoot, or not shoot during pregnancy. The most important decision is to talk with a physician first about the potential risks of shooting and handling ammunition before heading to the range. While "girls with guns" love to practice their firearm skills, expectant "moms with guns" need to take into consideration any impact on their health and the health of their baby.
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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.
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The 21-foot rule revisited
American Rifleman
In 1983, Dennis Tueller, a police officer, published an article discussing the need to defend against an attacker armed with a knife or blunt weapon. Through his tests and studies he determined that a person would be in danger if the attacker came at him from 21 feet or less. In short, the attacker could get to his victim before the victim was able to draw and accurately fire his handgun. While this study was done to educate police officers, it obviously is just as important to the armed citizen. However, through the passing years, various interpretations of Tueller's study have led to some confusion. And it is confusion that just might get the armed citizen in trouble.
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Ruger AR-556 Review
Shooting Times
When Ruger announced about five years ago that it was making an AR-style rifle, the gun world went wild. That first AR-platform rifle from Ruger (called the SR-556) was a big hit, but because it was a piston gun with a retail price tag of around $2,000, plenty of shooters were reluctant to buy one. Well, now Ruger has brought out a direct impingement AR, and the MSRP is a very reasonable $749.
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Browning X-Bolt line grows with Eclipse Target and Varmint Models for 2015
Ammoland
Browning will expand its X-Bolt rifle line for 2015 to include the new X-Bolt Eclipse Target and Eclipse Varmint models. Both models feature a laminated gray satin finish stock that has a thumbhole grip with Monte Carlo cheek piece.
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First look: Patriot Ordnance Factory Olde School .308
Guns & Ammo
Patriot Ordnance Factory is well known for its innovation of the AR platform, and the company is continuing this effort with the release of its new Olde School rifle chambered in .308 Win./7.62x51mm NATO.
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