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Supreme Court ruling on Abramski could limit Obama's radical, gun-control aims
The Washington Times
The Supreme Court rarely takes up Second Amendment cases, so when it does, gun owners know their rights are in the cross hairs. The Abramski ruling will be key to determining how far President Barack Obama can push his gun-control agenda. Obama wants to expand background checks to include private transactions so that the government would know exactly who has a gun. That is not what the Founding Fathers intended.
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Feds take aim at decorated combat veteran's gun rights
Pat Kirby answered his country's call to arms during the Vietnam War, serving multiple tours, suffering injuries, watching friends die. Today he has a letter from the VA telling him that because his wife takes care of their family finances, he is deemed "incompetent" and for this reason, he has to turn in his guns and relinquish his Second Amendment Rights, or face going to prison.
State Senate committee votes to kill two pro-gun bills
Augusta Free Press
Democrats in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted to curb gun violence by stopping two House bills that would have weakened existing regulations to keep dangerous weapons including machine guns and bazookas out of public circulation and recognize more easily obtained out-of-state concealed carry permits.
The advantages of using a .45-70 cartridge
By John McAdams
While popular in certain circles, the .45-70 Government cartridge does not get a lot of attention these days. The .45-70 delivers bone-crushing power at close range, but is difficult to shoot accurately at longer ranges because its big, slow-moving bullets have a steep trajectory. While the .45-70 is relatively popular among black-powder silhouette shooters and among those who hunt big game in heavy cover, only a relatively small percentage of hunters utilize it.
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More choosing to gift a gun this Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and this year, many men will give a gift that will mean more than flowers or candy. They will give their significant other the gift of safety with a gun. Recently, the Rosenberg Police Department in Texas posted the suggestion on its Facebook page. While no Central Indiana police department has publicly pushed the idea, it appears to be catching on.
Hunter bill to create safe public shooting ranges passes House
East County Magazine
Recently, the House of Representatives passed legislation that includes the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, a bipartisan and deficit-neutral measure introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, Calif., to help states create and maintain public shooting ranges for hunters and sportsmen. The Training Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act was incorporated into H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act—which now awaits Senate consideration.
Heathrow airport security confiscates mini gun from 'Toy Story' Woody doll
Don't mess around with airport security when it comes to guns, even if it's a tiny toy gun. Security staff at Heathrow airport confiscated a miniature six-shooter from a Woody doll from "Toy Story" fame because they thought it was a terrorist risk. The doll's owner John Hazen snapped a picture of Woody's pat down as it was happening.
Be safe on your tree stand
When a hunter falls from a tree stand, the incident typically becomes little more than a statistic. But when Bassmaster Elite Series pro angler Cliff Pace of Petal, Miss., recently fell, we heard about it. The 2013 Bassmaster Classic winner’s left leg was broken in two places and left him unable to defend his title in the 2014 Classic. It also made headlines in outdoor publications across the country and brought tree-stand accidents to the forefront.
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2013 Virginia deer harvest increases 13 percent
The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has released the numbers for this past fall's hunting seasons and it contains some good news.
After Va. Tech, a long struggle over gun laws
The Washington Post
Gilbert saw the destructive power of guns in criminal hands, and his antidote is keeping them in good hands. When he arrived in the House of Delegates the year before the Virginia Tech shooting, he started with a bill that would have allowed students 21 or older with a permit to bring concealed handguns to class. It failed. But Gilbert and his allies have had a series of wins in the years since: They dropped the state's one-gun-a-month limit on purchasing handguns. They allowed concealed firearms in bars and restaurants, and guns in glove boxes.
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