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Obama requests $1.1 billion for gun control
Fox News
President Barack Obama has requested $1.1 billion and the Department of Justice asked for $382.1 million for gun control "to protect Americans from gun violence." Included in the DOJ's $382.1 million figure is a request for $2 million for smart gun technology grants. According to The Washington Beacon, Obama's $1.1 billion (includes) $182 million to support the president's 'Now is the Time' gun safety initiative."
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Report: FBI visiting gun shops to investigate 'people talking about big government'
Info Wars
FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate "suspicious purchases" made by people who talk about "big government," according to a new report. Author Brandon Turbeville says he was approached by an individual who works in a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop to relate the story of how an FBI agent entered the store, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions.
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ATF: Nearly 20,000 firearms lost or stolen last year from FFL holders
Guns.com
The nation's more than 60,000 Federal Firearms License holders reported 19,601 firearms lost or stolen in 2013, according to a new report published by the ATF but mandated by the White House. The FFL Theft-Losses Report, compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, draws its information from the agency's Firearms Tracing System, which tracks guns reported lost or stolen firearms reported by FFLs.
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BATFE publicly confirms administration's ammunition import ban
Ammo Land
April 7, BATFE issued a "special advisory" indicating the agency's official position on 5.45×39 7N6 ammunition. The advisory states that "the ammunition is 'armor piercing' under [federal law] and is therefore not importable." We previously reported on our efforts to determine BATFE's official position on this issue.
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TrackingPoint Smart AR Rifles have arrived
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Bloomberg to spend $50 million to challenge NRA on gun safety
CNN
Michael Bloomberg is investing a chunk of his personal fortune to minimize the influence of the National Rifle Association. The former New York City mayor pledged $50 million to his new group Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella organization for his two other gun control groups: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. It aims to make the political climate more supportive of gun control.
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Angry New Yorkers shred gun registrations in deadline day protests
The Washington Times
Firearms' owners and Second Amendment activists in New York made it loud and clear to lawmakers that they weren't on board with a new gun registration law that took effect on Tax Day, gathering in downtown Buffalo and shredding the very documents they were supposed to fill out and sign. The protest drew dozens and was aimed at turning back the legislative tide of the hastily passed SAFE Act that as of April 15 bans state residents from buying certain types of weapons and requires those who already own those types of weapons to register them with the government.
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Obama requests $1.1 billion for gun control
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President Barack Obama has requested $1.1 billion and the Department of Justice asked for $382.1 million for gun control "to protect Americans from gun violence."

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At hearing, activists clash over gun policy
The Texas Tribune
Less than a week after a Fort Hood shooting that left four dead, advocates for and against gun control clashed at a hearing before state lawmakers as they discussed proposals that would allow Texans to openly carry handguns.

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Gun rights group protests San Antonio law
KSATY-TV
Dozens of armed San Antonians gathered outside the San Antonio Police Department's west substation to protest the treatment of one of their members by officers and to take aim at a controversial city law.

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Gun apps that score a bull's eye
Gun Digest
It's no small statement smartphones fill a large role in our lives nowadays. They have become our entertainment centers, mobile banks and occasionally, well, phones. But do these omnipresent gadgets have a place in the shooting world? You're dang Skippy they do! In fact, Google Play and iTunes are chalked full of more gun apps than you can shake a M1A at. There are game calls for hunters, timers for competitive shooters and cadre of other apps for every stripe of gun enthusiast.
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Distance on a budget
American Rifleman
Long-range shooting usually starts out as something "cool" to try at the range. The inevitability of competition, even against ourselves, drives us to want to see just what we're capable of — and then go farther. The first round successfully placed on target at distances well over 100 yards is truly something memorable.
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NY pizza delivery guy fights back against four armed robbers and wins
Guns.com
A guy delivering pizzas in Buffalo, N.Y., was attacked by a group of four armed robbers, but the delivery guy — who was armed with a handgun — fought back and won. It was about 10:30 p.m. when the delivery driver, whose name has been withheld for what police say are safety reasons, arrived at a home to deliver a late-night dinner, The Buffalo News reports. But as the man walked down the front hallway of the home, he was attacked by four would-be robbers who began beating him on his head and body.
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