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Firearm laws: Understanding when to shoot
KRIV-TV
John Donnelly, a Fox 26 reporter, says: "As I walk out of an office building and head to my rental car, a man appears and demands my keys. He has a gun in his waistband. I put my hand on my gun. He makes a move for his and fires two shots, I fire two back and hit him. He goes down. The man is about to try to steal my car. This isn't real. I didn't just really shoot my attacker. I'm at a training simulator at Athena Gun Club and Instructor Rick Bongiovanni is putting me through the ringer."
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Study: Most 1st-time gun buyers, especially women, choose firearms for home and self-defense
Guns.com
It's no secret that Americans own lots of guns. In fact, gun ownership in the country has risen, even before the latest gun control debate sparked an even greater increase in gun sales to which the market is still recovering from in some areas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation recently conducted a study to see just who the new gun buyers were — demographically, not personally — what types of guns they were buying, where they were purchasing them from, how much they were spending and what their experience levels were, among other details.
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Examining Texas' Castle Doctrine
KTXA-TV
The "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman trial in Florida case has some national groups calling for review of so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws. Texas has a similar law called "The Castle Doctrine," as in your home is your castle, and like Florida, it's part of wider laws about self-defense.
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Nullify federal gun control locally in Texas
Tenth Amendment Center
Earlier this year, the Texas State House took a huge step toward protecting the right to keep and bear arms in Texas, approving a bill that would have rendered almost all federal gun control measures toothless by a wide margin. But Senate gamesmanship doomed HB928 in the upper chamber. Rep. Matthew Krause, R-District 93, reintroduced the legislation for consideration in special session, but Gov. Rick Perry has indicated there will be no special session to consider gun bills.
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Shooting tips: How to practice proper trigger control
Outdoor Life
Rifles only shooting instructor Jacob Bynum is a stickler when it comes to trigger control. And for good reason: If you don't pull the trigger straight back, it will send your bullet off target, especially at long ranges.
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Glock 23 Gen 4 40 S&W, $650
Gun Reports
Gun Reports were able to get their hands on two mighty popular guns for this test, a couple of the potent 40-caliber mid-size pistols that they also compare to the two forties they tested in the March 2013 issue. This time Gun Reports looks at the Glock 23 Gen 4 (MSRP $650) and the Taurus 24/7 G2C (MSRP $555). They tested with the same ammo types, Remington 155-grain JHP, Black Hills 165-grain JHP, and American Eagle 180-grain FMC with its truncated-cone design.
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Rep. Jackson Lee introduces bill to cut funds to stand your ground states
The Daily Caller
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee reintroduced the Justice Exists for Us All Act to Congress. The bill, which the Texas Democrat stated is a response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, would pressure states to drop stand your ground laws, which assert that citizens can use force for self-defense rather than being required to retreat from dangerous situations.
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Shooting tips: How to practice proper trigger control
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Rifles only shooting instructor Jacob Bynum is a stickler when it comes to trigger control.

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Stand Your Ground must remain standing
Ammo Land
It didn't take long after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin for the event to be portrayed as the act of a vigilante, or a one-man lynching party.

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Make ready with Massad Ayoob: Learn from Ayoob on concealed carry
Ammo Land
Panteao Productions introduces the second instructional video from Massad Ayoob titled Ayoob on Concealed Carry.

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Illinois confiscating guns
The Chicago Sun-Times
A new Cook County, Ill., Sheriff's team is crisscrossing the suburbs to seize guns from thousands of people whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked. More than 3,000 people in Cook County have failed to surrender their revoked FOID cards to the state. Sheriff Tom Dart said he thinks many of them continue to possess firearms.
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Outdoor groups endorse Senate effort to restore allotted $900 million to conservation fund
Outdoor Life
A wide range of conservation and outdoor recreation groups are lobbying in support of a Senate bill and resolution that both call for ending the "chronic diversion" of offshore oil and gas revenues from the Land and Water Conservation Fund into the federal government's general fund. On Feb. 14, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., introduced the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013 (S. 338). The bill, which demands "full and dedicated funding" of LWCF, has 30 cosponsors and has been referred to the Senate's Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
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