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US court rules residency requirements for pistol buys is unconstitutional
The Washington Times
A federal district court in Texas ruled residency requirements for pistol purchases is unconstitutional, directly challenging Attorney General Eric Holder who has argued the federal ban on handguns outside of a person's state of residence doesn't violate the second amendment.
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Interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition bill introduced
U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Virginia, recently introduced H.R. 131, a bill that would more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition for law-abiding gun owners. Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms between two locations where they have a legal right to possess and carry them, regardless of state or local laws that would otherwise apply. The firearm must be cased or otherwise not readily accessible.
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The new Umarex Octane pellet rifle shoots .22 caliber pellets at rimfire speeds with the ReAxis gas piston. These air rifles use the SilencAir system to reduce muzzle noise. Rimfire costs 4x as much as pellets and rimfire availability is still problematic.

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New suppressors you want to 'hear' about in 2015
Guns & Ammo
Whether used for hunting, training or general plinking, suppressors are a "booming" segment of the firearms industry. In addition to the improved safety and training benefits of using suppressors, regulations in many states are trending towards civilian ownership and hunting permittance.
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Shotguns: 4 over/unders for under $1,000
Field & Stream
Most upland hunters either own an over/under or aspire to. Beyond the cachet, there's the reliability of a break action and the advantage of two chokes. While entry-level models from established makers start at around $2,000, some of the newest imports cost less than half of that. Even better, these affordable guns are improving.
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Meet the new hotshot of the hunting world
Nightline via ABC News
The number of female hunters has been steadily increasing, up 34 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, and the rise has caught the attention of several outdoor brands. On the market today are pink bows, and stylist form-fitting hunting gear that have appeared just in the last few years.
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Ways to use social media to promote your shooting sports business
There are multiple articles and books targeted at the use of social media to increase and expand one's business, but few of them elaborate on the exact types of content and techniques that could be used to attract the targeted customers, especially in the shooting sports industry. The steps listed in this article elaborate on five tips you can that will keep you in your customers "top of mind."
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Great new shooting gear for 2015
Shotgun News
The annual SHOT Show is a perfect time to debut new products, but firearms often steal the spotlight. That's a shame, because there are some really great products that don't burn powder, and it's time a few of those products took center stage. Rounding out the list this year are a brand new knife from Benchmade, an all-electric, high-tech clothing, innovative ammo, an ingenious and time-saving magazine loading tool, a cool wrist light and so much more.
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The .30 Carbine: A light but useful cartridge
By John McAdams
Designed by Winchester for the military in the early 1940s, the .30 Carbine cartridge was designed to be "more than a pistol, but less than a rifle." Used by the U.S. military in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, the .30 Carbine also became very popular among civilian hunters and shooters. Though it is a great cartridge under the appropriate conditions, the .30 Carbine is probably one of the most underrated light rifle cartridges in the U.S.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Great new rifles for 2015 (Rifle Shooter Magazine)
New guns: 10 best shotguns of SHOT Show 2015 (Field & Stream)
Waco man's inherited Bonnie & Clyde guns land TV appearance (The Waco Tribune)
Gun test: Ruger American (Daily Caller)
Russia to produce new Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Ak-12, A-55 (Defense World)

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