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Virginia Beach pizza shop offering discount to gun owners
Slice by slice, one Virginia Beach pizza shop is showing its support for the Second Amendment by offering fifteen percent off pies to gun owners. "All they have to do is show me that they're carrying a weapon or they can show me their concealed weapons permit and they can get the discount," says All Around Pizza owner, Jay Laze. Laze started the offer after a Utah frozen yogurt shop made headlines earlier in Feb. for also giving gun toters discounts.
Virgina Senate backs bill to bar disclosure on concealed handgun permits
The Virginia Senate voted 32-8 to bar circuit court clerks from disclosing to the public the names of people who have concealed handgun permits. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, now goes to Gov. Bob McDonnell. The governor will review the legislation when he receives it, said J. Tucker Martin, a spokesman for McDonnell. In its form that initially passed the Senate, the bill would have barred disclosure only in the case of a person who is protected by a protective order. A House subcommittee amended the bill to bar disclosure for anyone who has a concealed handgun permit.
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Rape survivor: A call box above my head while I was being brutally raped wouldn't have helped
Amanda Collins is a young rape survivor. While in college in 2007, she was raped 50 feet away from the campus police department office at the University of Nevada-Reno and was lucky to get out alive. Her attacker was James Biela, a serial rapist who raped two other women and murdered another. He attacked her at gun point in a gun free zone. At the time of the attack, Collins was in possession of a concealed weapons permit but was not in possession of her firearm due to university policies prohibiting carrying concealed weapons on campus.
7 hot new shotguns and innovations for 2013
New shotguns sometimes take the backseat to rifles at SHOT Show. But, it would be a mistake overlook the quiet advancements made every year by shotgun makers. In this gallery, we take a look at 7 new guns and innovations that were unveiled at SHOT. From slick new target guns to recoil reducers on your old duck buster, all were meant to make your shotgunning a little bit better (or at least a little cheaper).
Virginia panel OKs tougher law for 'straw man' gun buys
A Virginia House committee this evening decided the fate of two of the governor's school safety bills, deciding in favor of increasing the penalties for some illegal firearms transactions but against creating a new offense for potential school shooters. The House Courts of Justice Committee approved SB1378 to ramp up the consequences for anyone who buys or sells a gun knowing it's going to someone who is prohibited from having one, such as convicted felons and individuals with mental health issues.
Why so many police chiefs favor gun control, when most sheriffs don't
For this work, 17 chiefs and sheriffs were interviewed from around the country. From those conversations (emails and phone) some quotes are in this work. No attributes are provided since this was not an on the record news interview, just thoughts and opinions. So, as Joe Friday said, "just the facts ma'am."
Living on the edge: Keys to bow hunting success
So you're a bowhunter. You have a name-brand compound, perhaps a single cam, with superduper string silencers and a compact hunting stabilizer to boot. You're shooting perfectly matched carbon arrows with 2-inch plastic vanes and razor-sharp broadheads. With your self-aligning peep, adjustable front sight — fiber optic of course — and latest no-torque release you can shave $2 feathers off $10 arrows all day long. Are you killing any deer? Are you seeing any deer? Are you interested in becoming a little more successful on your next hunt? Then read on.
Top 4 home defense shotguns
No matter where you live in the U.S. in 2013 you have seen home invasions on the rise. For this reason and since the President's push for disarmament of the U.S. gun owner, I have had student after student ask me what is the best shot gun for home defense or self defense? Shotguns make excellent guns for at home protection as they are easy to maneuver and simple to operate. Pump and auto loading shotguns with a barrel length of 18-to-22-inches is the optimum choice for home defense. They are completely reliable and stupid simple for most everyone but the most fanatical progressive to operate.
Good news — Hunter numbers are up
The news about the future of hunting isn't as bleak as it may have appeared a few years ago. A new government report shows that hunter numbers have jumped 9 percent in the past five years. The just-released "2011 National Survey of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife-Associated Recreation" shows 13.7 million people, or 6 percent of the U.S. population age 16 and older, went hunting last year. That marks a 9 percent increase over 2006, reversing a previous downward trend. Conservation groups are noting that these numbers are important not just for hunters themselves, but for wildlife and for the future of conservation.
A nutrition guide for game animals in North America
Hunting for and bringing home wild game not only provides us with a great excuse to get outside, but it also allows us to put delicious food on our family's table. In order to understand just what kind of nutrition we are getting when we bring home the bacon, we tracked down the nutritional values of some popular American wild game meats.
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