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Virginia Senate passes Sunday hunting bill, sends to McAuliffe
Roanoke Times
Legislation that will legalize Sunday hunting on private property in Virginia is on its way to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who plans to sign it into law. The Senate voted to pass a Sunday hunting bill (HB 1237) that already had cleared the House of Delegates. The legislation will allow hunting on private property during designated seasons by hunters who have a landowner's written permission. It will prohibit hunting within 200 yards of a place of worship.
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Moms demand working in Virginia
Shall Not Be Questioned
The group moms demand action for gun sense in America flood the general assembly building holding what's called a stroller jam. With their kids in tow, these women lobby for legislation protecting domestic violence victims like Lisette Johnson, a Midlothian mother herself, who was shot several times by her husband in 2009, before he took his own life.
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Gun ownership by women is booming
Inquisitr
Women gun owners are becoming a significant constituency in America. As The Inquisitr previously reported, the number of women participating in gun sports, such as target shooting and hunting, has steadily increased over the last decade. Estimates of the number of U.S. women who are purchasing and learning how to use guns range from 12 million to 17 million.
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VSSA life member Steve Halbrook on Peruta v. San Diego
VSSA
Second Amendment Attorney and Author Steve Halbrook (also a VSSA Life Member) spoke with Cam Edwards on NRANews recently about the Peruta case. Halbrook discusses the possibility that the case will head to the Supreme Court and notes that the ruling is a great victory for the Second Amendment.
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Senator proposes gun control regulations that would destroy the entire US handgun market
Bearing Arms
Anti-gun Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey's proposed gun control legislation is even more absurd than we expected, suggesting that fingerprint recognition and RFID-activated firearms become the standard for so-called smart guns. Apparently, it doesn't get cold enough in Massachusetts for people to wear gloves, and people with dirty or injured hands don't deserve to live if attacked.
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Bill would require certain Virginia hunters to wear orange
The Virginian Pilot
A Senate committee approved a bill requiring that hunters wear either a blaze orange hat or upper-body clothing during the special season for hunting deer with a muzzle-loading rifle. The dress code also extends to anyone accompanying them, with violations punishable by a $25 fine.
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More guns, less crime
The Wall Street Journal
A new FBI report says that violent crime continues to fall nationwide, which might annoy liberals because gun purchases continue to rise. In the first six months of 2013, murders fell by nearly 7 percent, compared with the same period in 2012. Aggravated assaults fell by 6.6 percent, and robberies are down 1.8 percent. "All of the offenses in the violent crime category—murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault and robbery — showed decreases when data from the first six months of 2013 were compared.
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Top 12 reasons for FBI NICS background check denials over the past 15 years
Guns.com
Over the past 15 years of data collected by the FBI's NICS background check system just over a million applicants out of 183 million checks were denied to buy a firearm, almost all for one of 12 reasons. In November 1998, the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS system went live and began the congressionally mandated process of clearing each potential gun buyer who went through an FFL holder. The center is located at the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and is open 17-hours a day to issue either a "proceed," "cancel," "delay" or "deny" order when FFL holders call in to vet a gun buyer or transferee.
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More guns, less crime
The Wall Street Journal
A new FBI report says that violent crime continues to fall nationwide, which might annoy liberals because gun purchases continue to rise. In the first six months of 2013, murders fell by nearly 7 percent, compared with the same period in 2012. Aggravated assaults fell by 6.6 percent, and robberies are down 1.8 percent. "All of the offenses in the violent crime category—murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault and robbery — showed decreases when data from the first six months of 2013 were compared.
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Growth chart of right to carry
The Washington Post
The chart shows how Shall Issue laws for the licensed carrying of firearms for self-defense have become the American norm. As of 1986, slightly less than 10 percent of the U.S. population lived in states where there were objective and fair procedures for the issuance of concealed handgun carry permits. About a third of the population lived in states where there was not even a process to apply for a permit. The majority of the population lived in states where issuance in permits was highly discretionary, and many issuing authorities refused to issue to ordinary law-abiding citizens.
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Bloomberg's latest stats on school gun violence ignore reality
Fox News
Are schools and colleges dangerous places, with lots of gun violence? Some groups paint a picture of these places being particularly unsafe. Supposedly both murders and firearm suicides are very common at educational institutions. Recently, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's two groups, Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, jointly released a report that received massive uncritical news coverage.
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Detroit mom uses 'assault rifle' to scare off armed teens breaking into her home
Guns.com
A Detroit mother of two protected her family with a Hi-Point carbine (what some are calling an "assault rifle") when she opened fire on three teens, one armed with a handgun, who kicked in her door during a home invasion recently. The woman, who did not wish to be identified, told a local ABC affiliate that she "didn't have time to get scared," but readily admitted that the fear set in after the fact.
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Gun control and the Constitution: Should we amend the Second Amendment?
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The liveliest and oldest former member of the U.S. Supreme Court is at it again. John Paul Stevens, 93, served on the highest court in the land for an impressive 35 years, from 1975 until his retirement in June 2010. Known for his bow ties, brilliant legal mind, and striking transformation from Midwest Republican conservative to hero of the political left, Stevens remains an intellectual force to reckon with.
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