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All anti-rights bills defeated in Senate Courts of Justice
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After almost four hours, Virginia's Senate Courts of Justice wrapped up a meeting that was dominated by consideration of firearm related bills. The Committee defeated all of the anti-rights bills before the committee and move forward a handful of pro-rights bills.
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Glock's new Modular Optic System
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Virginia native and member of the Team Glock Shooting Team, Tori Nonaka, discusses Glock's new Modular Optic System (MOS) during the 2015 Shot Show Industry Day at the Range. According to GunsandAmmo.com, Glock's new MOS makes it easier to mount common MRDS optics such as the Trijicon RMR and Leopold DeltaPoint.
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Benelli's new 828U
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A lot of new products were unveiled last week at Shot Show. One of the new firearms getting a lot of ink is Benelli's New 828U over/under shotgun.
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Courts of Justice reconsiders bill taking away rights for misdemeanor convictions
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In what the Richmond Times-Dispatch called a "surprising reversal of fortune," Senate Courts of Justice reversed it's recent action on SB 943, Sen. Barbara A. Favola's bill prohibiting possession or transportation of a firearm when an individual has certain misdemeanor convictions.
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Are lifetime concealed handgun permits right for you?
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There are currently two bills in the General Assembly (one in the House of Delegates and one in the State Senate) that would create lifetime concealed handgun permits. The House version (HB 1359) has not been acted on in committee. The Senate Bill, SB 689 reported out of committee on Jan. 26 and was expected to be up on final passage on Jan. 29 or 30. The Senate bill gives applicants the choice of either the current five-year permit or a lifetime permit. You may ask why the choice; wouldn't everyone want the lifetime option?
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Richmonder earns spot on US National Rifle Team
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Hannah Black, a 20-year-old Richmond resident, earned a berth on the U.S. National Rifle Team earlier this month, moving a step closer to the 2016 Summer Olympics by winning the 50-meter three-position smallbore competition at an elite match hosted by USA Shooting.
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State Senate passes 2 pro-rights bills
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The State Senate recently approved two bills of interest to gun owners. First was SB848, the Governor's Twenty marksmanship award. SB 848 establishes the "Governor's Twenty" marksmanship award to recognize the top 20 competitors in each of the rifle and pistol matches conducted at the annual Virginia State Championships conducted by the Virginia Shooting Sports Association. The bill passed, 40-0.
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Everytown's 'Hiding in Plain Sight' report falsified claims, may spur lawsuit
Bearing Arms
Put bluntly, Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety "Hiding in Plain Sight" report not only only drew false conclusions not supported by the data they'd acquired, but at least some of the the data itself is demonstrably false.
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Stuart bill limits access to gun permit data in Virginia
The Free Lance-Star
The state Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit certain out-of-state police agencies from accessing information regarding concealed-weapon permits issued by the commonwealth of Virginia. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Richard Stuart, R-Stafford, would affect states that do not have reciprocal agreements with Virginia regarding carrying concealed weapons.
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FBI confirms that while gun sales are up, violent crime is down
Bearing Arms
Various anti-gun groups claiming that the increased acceptance of firearms in American society is lead to more violent crime and gun accidents. But we know that gun accidents have been steadily declining for decades for both and are now at all-time historical lows — even as firearms ownership in the United States is at an all-time high.
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More women buying guns, participating in shooting sports
The Oklahoman
VideoBrief The gun world is not just a man’s world anymore. Women are buying more guns, hunting and participating in the shooting sports more than ever, according to a study by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. "We're changing the industry," said Lucretia Free, publisher of The American Woman Shooter.
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Tips for maintaining a defensive handgun
American Rifleman
One thing's for sure: Good-quality defensive handguns aren't cheap. The good news is that when properly maintained, they can last for years and years. And maintenance of your defensive handgun should be considered a critical component to your overall defensive plan. Here are some ideas that will get you headed in the right direction and help guarantee that, should you ever be faced with a violent criminal attack, your handgun will function properly.
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'AKs aren't accurate': Dispelling the myth
Bearing Arms
VideoBrief Every time we post a story or video mentioning either the AK-pattern rifle or the 7.62x39 cartridge we get Internet gun experts popping up to tell us that AKs simply aren't accurate, aren't designed to get hits beyond 100 yards, etc. In this video, Rob Ski of AKOU 47-74 shows the inaccuracy of such beliefs and goes to work with an AK at 300 yards, which is well within the range of the platform and cartridge.
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How to prepare for deer season in January and February
By John McAdams
Right now, deer season is over for virtually every hunter in the United States. Some of us were fortunate enough to bag a deer this year. For others, well, there's always next year. Regardless of whether you were successful this deer season, now is not the time to rest — quite the contrary. Scouting and preparation done in January and February can pay off significant dividends in the upcoming deer season. Continue reading to find out what you should be doing now to prepare for deer season next year.
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VSSA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Keep the information flowing! Go to www.myvssa.org and join or renew your VSSA membership. VSSA is the NRA state affiliate, since 1938. Please encourage your gun owning friends and family to join!

David Adams
Legislative Director
Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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