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Feinstein's assault weapons ban dropped from Senate gun bill: Is it dead?
Guns.com
A fatal blow may have been delivered to Sen. Dianne Feinstein's, D-Calif., federal ban on "assault" weapons after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that it will not be included as part of a comprehensive gun control package that the Senate will consider in April. Faced with the tough news, Feinstein all but admitted defeat, "I very much regret it" she told reporters, adding, "I tried my best, but my best, I guess, wasn't good enough."
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Guns used to create art
Ammo Land
Robert Delutri, the artist behind The Minnesota High Technology Association's Tekne Awards, is making public the results of his 10 year theoretical aesthetic research into his use of guns and ballistic energy to manipulate and inform aesthetic form in the creation of art; research that is still ongoing. Do not try this at home.
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Youths round up critters at varmint hunt
Abilene Reporter-News
Plenty of varmints were rounded up at the annual youth varmint hunt, sponsored by Texas Outdoor C.H.I.L.D. Teams, which had to include an adult, were broken into divisions: kids through fourth-grade, fifth- to eighth-graders, and ninth- to 12th-graders. Only youth were allowed to hunt.
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UN takes up arms trade treaty opposed by NRA
The Hill
The United Nations will once again take up an arms trade treaty that has drawn the NRA's ire amid assurances that the Obama administration is "steadfast in its commitment" to getting it done. The White House helped pull the plug on treaty talks ahead of last year's election amid heavy lobbying by the U.S. gun lobby. Now the world body is taking another shot at reaching consensus on a treaty and this time the Obama administration says it's committed to getting it done.
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Firearm fear mongering
Outdoor Patriot Show
The political gun grabbing agenda has swept across the country. Assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, ammunition and even basic pump shotguns have been targeted by pro-tyranny Progressives. But the seriousness of these legislative assaults pale in comparison to the psychological terror unleashed on our nation's children. For months now, public school officials and teachers have resorted to firearm fear mongering and their targets have been our children. As a result, impressionable young students — some as young as 5-years-old — are being punished with official suspensions and expulsions that go on their permanent school records and their only crime was to play with or even mention a fake or imaginary gun.
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Colorado governor expected to sign mag ban, Magpul packing their bags
Guns.com
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign several hotly-debated gun control bills into state law, including a magazine ban. If he does, as promised, Magpul will leave the state. Staff spokesman Eric Brown confirmed that the Governor will sign the bills when they land on his desk. The bills also include mandatory background checks and will require that the people pay a tax on each background check performed. In response, Magpul made this statement on their Facebook page a few hours ago.
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Feinstein's assault weapons ban dropped from Senate gun bill: Is it dead?
Guns.com
A fatal blow may have been delivered to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s, D-Calif., federal ban on ‘assault’ weapons after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that it will not be included as part of a comprehensive gun control package that the Senate will consider in April.

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Colorado Democrats pass most gun-control bills but drop 2 after rape outcry
The Washington Times
Colorado stands to lose its status as a premier hunting and sports-shooting destination if the governor signs gun-control bills now rolling through the state legislature, according to an executive producer for the Outdoor Channel.

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Number of US gun makers refusing sales to gov't in 'Firearms Equality Movement' triples in 2 weeks
CNS News
On Feb. 22, "Right Views" reported that a growing number of firearm companies have suspended the sale of guns to states, counties, cities and municipalities that restrict their citizens' rights to own them.

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7 tips to choose a handgun for self-defense
Gun Digest
Selecting a handgun is personal — too personal to allow me or anyone else to do it for you. That said, it needs to fit your hand, have a recoil impulse you can control and be small enough and light enough you might actually carry it and have it with you when you need it. Yes, you need to like it.
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Gun background-check database missing vital information
McClatchy Newspapers
Even as lawmakers look for ways to curb gun violence, the federal government and various states haven't sent millions of mental-health and drug abuse records to the database that's designed to keep firearms from people who are barred from owning them, according to recent studies. A host of logistical problems — including concerns about violating privacy, misunderstandings about which records should be submitted and a lack of money and training — has left the National Instant Criminal Background Check System without the information that's necessary to prevent guns from ending up in dangerous hands.
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Concealed carry: Is spare ammo necessary?
Gun Digest
With the opportunity to expand on his previous work in "Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry," Massad Ayoob took the opportunity in "Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition" to talk about the issue of concealed carry and spare ammo. "An amazing number of people who carry loaded guns carry them without a reload. I'm not going to dump on them here — in my (much) younger days, I used to be among their numbers. Hell, I had a gun, didn't I? And I was a good shot, right? How much ammo was I likely to need, anyway?"
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Colorado high-capacity mag ban might ban almost all mags
Hot Air
Colorado's now nationally famous "high capacity" magazine ban could end up being much more widespread than anticipated according to lawmakers. During a late night debate in the Colorado Senate, Sen. Kevin Lundberg, D-Berthoud, put forth the thesis that because the proposed ban includes magazines with more than 15 rounds, and those which are "readily convertible" even those manufactured for smaller numbers are most likely to fall under the ban. Most magazines are designed to be pulled apart and cleaned and are therefore readily converted to a capacity above the proposed law.
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State sheriffs associations divided on gun control
Maurice Leach
A growing number of state sheriffs associations are picking sides in the controversial debate over gun control. According to the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association website, which keeps a running tally, 14 of the nation's 48 sheriffs associations and 347 of the nation's 3,000 sheriffs have gone on record opposing both President Barack Obama's executive orders and the gun control laws under consideration in the U.S. Congress. The National Sheriffs' Association issued a statement in support of gun control reforms.
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Family's home raided over Facebook photo of child's rifle
Fox News
New Jersey police and Dept. of Children and Families officials raided the home of a firearms instructor and demanded to see his guns after he posted a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son holding a rifle. "Someone called family services about the photo," said Evan Nappen, an attorney representing Shawn Moore. "It led to an incredible, heavy-handed raid on his house. They wanted to see his gun safe, his guns and search his house. They even threatened to take his kids." Moore was not arrested or charged.
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