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Virginia considers lifting Sunday hunting ban as suburban priorities grow stronger
The Washington Post
The recent bipartisan House vote shook up political alliances and underscored Virginia’s continuing shift from rural to suburban sensibilities. And to Thomas C. Wright Jr. (R-Lunenburg), who represents a rural swath of Virginia that stretches to the North Carolina border, it was yet another sign that America is on the wrong track.
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Property rights lawsuit sparked by Virginia overnight hunting rule
Inquisitr
A Virginia landowner and avid outdoorsman is suing the county for the right to entertain friends overnight on his own 86-acre farm on hunting excursions. Joseph R. Ferguson Jr. maintains that property owners have at least a certain amount of sovereignty over the activities that take place on their own land. The Isle of Wight County incident began after Ferguson permitted a hunting friend to park a camper on the spacious farm and spend the night. County officials, though, claim that parking the RV on the farm constituted the creation of an "unauthorized campground."
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Holder vows to press ahead on gun control fight
The Washington Times
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said recently that the Obama administration remains committed to tackling the issue of gun violence, despite the failure to move legislation after Obama made it one of his top priorities following the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012. Holder told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that his worst day as attorney general was when he traveled to Newtown, Conn. and toured Sandy Hook Elementary School following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six educators.
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Republicans blame Maryland gun law for Beretta's decision to open plant in Tennessee
The Washington Post
A decision by a Maryland gun company to open a new plant in Tennessee led some Republicans to blame Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley and the state's tough new gun control law for the loss of several hundred jobs. Beretta USA officials announced recently that the company would build a $45 million manufacturing facility outside Nashville and create 300 new jobs.
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Senate Democrats to use majority to revive bills
The Roanoke Times
There was a lot of political theater on the floor of the Virginia Senate recently when Democrats used the lieutenant governor's tie-breaking vote to wrestle control of the evenly divided chamber from Republicans. Democrats — now installed as chairs on all 11 Senate committees, nine of which feature majorities — are expected to try to revive some legislation that was defeated earlier in the session when Republicans were in control.
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Obama vows to pursue gun control 'with or without Congress'
The Daily Caller
President Barack Obama vowed Jan. 28 to pursue gun control "with or without Congress." In his State of the Union address, Obama referenced recent mass shootings and called for new gun laws. In the aftermath of mass shootings over the last several years, Obama and Democrats have unsuccessfully pushed for new gun control measures.
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JMU Professor predicts gun bills pro and anti not going far in General Assembly
VSSA
Both the State Senate and the House of Delegates have dispatched most all of the gun control bills introduced this year. It has been slow going for pro-rights bills. Dr. Bob Roberts, a Political Analyst at James Madison University believes that neither side will gain any ground this year in the General Assembly.
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Introducing new hunters to the sport
By John McAdams
Training new hunters is an important task and one that all hunters should take seriously. Expanding our ranks by introducing family members and friends to hunting not only provides us an opportunity to enjoy something that we love with those who are important to us, but also helps to secure the future of the sport. More hunters means more money spent on licenses and hunting equipment, which means more money directed towards conservation efforts. Unfortunately, becoming a new hunter is not always an easy task.
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3 questions to ask yourself before buying a concealed carry handgun
Gun Digest
Reader Susan G. asks: "I don't know anybody who shoots and the more articles I read about buying a gun the more confused I get. Help!"

Joseph Terry, for Gun Digest replies: "Susan you are not alone. Every day thousands of prudent Americans make a commitment to personal defense and decide to buy a gun. Here are three questions to ask yourself prior to going to the store that might help you narrow your search."

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Senate Democrats to use majority to revive bills
Roanoke Times
There was a lot of political theater on the floor of the Virginia Senate on Tuesday when Democrats used the lieutenant governor’s tie-breaking vote to wrestle control of the evenly divided chamber from Republicans.

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Supreme Court weighs gun rights challenge
Fox Sports
The Supreme Court took up a new gun rights case recently, weighing whether it should be a crime for someone to buy a gun for somebody else, if both people are legally allowed to own one.

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Pistol retention in close quarters
KR-15
Listening to Grady Powell break down some of the finer points of close quarters pistol technique is an excellent follow up to the kR-15 brief intro to the topic.

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New 'RIP' bullet hailed as 'one-shot man-stopper'
The Washington Times
A newly developed bullet from G2 Research is being billed as the last round a gun owner will ever need: a smashing hunk of copper with full metal jacket power to shred through solid objects and stop attackers in their tracks. G2R, the Windsor, Ga., company that created the Radically Invasive Projectile, or R.I.P., says the bullet is like a full metal jacket when it strikes and is designed "to take out all your vital organs."
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NRA aims for big turnout at outdoors show
The Tribune Democrat
The granddaddy of all outdoor shows returns to Pennsylvania after a year's absence. In 2013, what was then called the Eastern Outdoor Show was canceled after a dispute between vendors and the former promoter over which guns could be displayed and sold.
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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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