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Why the AR-15 is more than just a gun
WBUR-FM
Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insist that gun control legislation is not dead — they say they're strategizing on how to bring the issue back to the Senate floor. Even if it does return, one proposal unlikely to survive is an assault weapons ban. Military-style assault rifles now form a nearly $1 billion industry supported by gun owners who spend thousands of dollars collecting these firearms.
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Poll: Texas college grads favor concealed carry at higher rates than those who never attended college
Campus Reform
College graduates in Texas are more likely to support allowing concealed carry on university campuses than individuals without a degree, revealed a poll published by the University of Texas and Texas Tribune. "Carrying concealed weapons on campus is more popular with Texas voters who attended college than those who haven't," said an article in the Tribune summarizing their findings.
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Taking aim with good vision
By Denise A. Valenti
In a Gallup poll survey, 4 in 10 American citizens reported having a gun in their household with many reporting multiple uses for the guns. The poll showed three main uses: crime protection (67 percent), target shooting (66 percent) and hunting (58 percent). No matter the use, it is important to have optimum visual function in order to achieve maximum safety and the greatest success whether the use is recreational, protection or vocational.
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Study: 1st-time gun buyers
NSSF
A study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation reveals that first-time gun buyers are largely active in one or more shooting activities and that women are motivated to purchase their first firearm predominately for personal defense. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry.
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Smith & Wesson gun maker doubles earnings over past months
The Washington Times
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., one of the nation's foremost gun manufacturers, has more than doubled its earnings in the past few months. The reason for the revenue rise is simple, company executives say in their most recent quarterly earnings report: Demand is huge. Sales have surged since the December shooting at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn., in anticipation of federal crackdown on Second Amendment rights, The Wall Street Journal reported. For the second quarter in a row, executives say they are struggling to meet demand — even though they've adjusted and expanded production lines.
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Obama administration pushes new public health research agenda on gun control
Fox News
In the near future, Americans who own or want guns likely will be subject to rafts of new questions from social scientists, medical researchers and law enforcement officials intent to discover just what guns they own, why they own them and what they intend to use them for — Not to mention where and how they keep them.
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Study: 1st-time gun buyers
NSSF
A study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation reveals that first-time gun buyers are largely active in one or more shooting activities.

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Gun control talk spurs gun sales: Does it last?
Forbes
Smith & Wesson shares rose surged about 8 percent recently as the company reminded us once again how lucrative the gun control debate can be for gun manufacturers.

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Texas gun legislation sends mixed message
The Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Gov. Rick Perry has signed numerous legislation during this session in Austin aimed at concealed carry in Texas, while vetoing the so-called Protection of Texas Children Act.

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Wildgame Innovations Halo Xtanium Rangefinders by BA
Ammo Land
Wildgame Innovations, known for its superior trail cameras and extensive line of game management products, feeders and attractants, is sticking to its mantra of "Nutrition, Attraction and Action" by introducing a new line of laser rangefinders — the Halo Xtanium by BA — to add even more "action" to your hunting experience. Sure to be the only rangefinders you'll ever need, the compact, high-performance rangefinders in the Halo Xtanium line will put you on the mark every time.
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Montgomery County women gun owners join national shooting league
The Reporter
The A Girl and A Gun Women's Shooting League is launching its first Pennsylvania chapter on July 10. The league was founded by Julianna Crowder and Renee Blaine two years ago when a group of ladies got together at a local range in Leander, Texas to socialize and shoot guns. Word spread across Texas and now, the league has grown to include 47 chapters, across 19 states. Current membership is 1,473 members and a social media following of more than 8,000 fans.
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