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Studies: Gun crime rates drop as ownership rises
Guns & Ammo
More than a few anti-gunners are quick to pan the notion of "more guns, less crime." Without any basis, these folks will scream that more guns will just lead to more gun-related tragedies and mass shootings, as if every gun owner is a raving lunatic. Two new surveys released in May, however, may lend a little more credence to the so-called "nonsense."
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Texas teachers to become armed marshals
Ammo Land
Gov. Rick Perry pledged his support for new legislation to allow Texas school teachers to take training and become armed marshals. The measure, spurred by the massacre in Newtown, Conn., is a positive and practical step toward protecting the children of Texas.
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Surge in gun sales creates huge funding boost for state and federal wildlife programs
Outdoor Life
A "Congressional Services Report" documents shows how booming firearms and ammunition sales, spurred by fears of potentially overbearing gun control laws, have generated record-setting excise tax revenues dedicated to federal and state habitat and wildlife restoration programs.
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Poll: 62 percent of Americans want Senate to drop gun control
Reason.com
President Barack Obama has vowed to keep pushing for new gun control measures and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the failed gun vote in the Senate was "just the beginning." However, the latest Reason-Rupe national poll finds just 33 percent of Americans feel the "Senate should debate and vote on gun control legislation again," while 62 percent want the Senate to "move on to other issues."
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Instructor in Texas emphasizes gun safety
The Gilmer Mirror
Tom Harkness, a certified concealed carry license and National Rifle Association pistol instructor, told Gilmer Rotarians about CCL, common-sense gun laws, and their current status in Texas. Harkness says on his web site www.scfh.net that "I moved to Pittsburg, Texas, after retiring from the Austin Fire Department."
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How do you break in your barrels and should you bother?
American Hunter
Keith Wood, a contributor for American Hunter, writes: "Recently, I had my .280 Ackley rebarreled with a 26-inch stainless blank from Lilja. It was a great all-around rifle with the 24-inch Douglas barrel that it wore for 10+ years, but now I have a larger selection of big game rifles to choose from and I wanted something that filled a more specific niche. This rifle is to be used to send 140 gr. bullets as fast as I can push them while maintaining accuracy, for hunting deer in wide-open spaces. Essentially, I've always wondered what the rifle would do with a 26-inch barrel and it was time to find out. Practical? No. It's my money (no, I don't get free barrels)."
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73,441,399 gun purchase background checks under Obama
CNS News
There have been 73,441,399 background checks for gun purchases since President Barack Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI.

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'School marshals' bill headed to Perry's office
San Antonio Express-News
The "Protection of Texas Children Act," which provides for the creation of "school marshals," was approved by the Senate, overcoming four Democrats' nay votes, and now awaits Gov. Rick Perry's signature.

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Texas House kills bill to let lawmakers carry concealed pistols anywhere
The Austin American-Statesman
A bill that would have allowed Texas state officials and lawmakers to carry concealed weapons almost anywhere they wish, even in places where other Texans cannot, was killed by the Texas House.

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Comey, anti-gun Chicago-trained enforcer, reportedly tapped to run FBI
The Daily Caller
As President Barack Obama doubles down on his gun control agenda, he is expected to nominate a former Bush administration official who pioneered a federal gun control program. Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey, a University of Chicago Law School alumnus, is credited with the creation of Richmond, Virginia's Project Exile — a "highly regarded gun control program," according to a 2001 Los Angeles Times piece.
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11-year-old suspended from school for merely talking about guns
WMAL-AM
The father of a middle schooler in Calvert County, Md., says his 11-year-old son was suspended for 10 days for merely talking about guns on the bus ride home. Bruce Henkelman of Huntingtown says his son, a sixth grader at Northern Middle School in Owings, was talking with friends about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre when the bus driver hauled him back to school to be questioned by the principal, Darrel Prioleau.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the DSC Weekly Update, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of DSC, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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73,441,399 gun purchase background checks under Obama
CNS News
There have been 73,441,399 background checks for gun purchases since President Barack Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI. In 2009, the FBI conducted 14,033,824 background checks. If we subtract the month of January (Obama did not assume office until the end of the month) we get 12,819,939. The FBI conducted 14,409,616 background checks in 2010, 16,454,951 in 2011, and 19,592,303 in 2012.
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