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NFA uniform standards passes Senate with amendment
On Feb. 25, the State Senate passed House Bill 2009. HB2009 sets up a uniform standard across Virginia for approving the transfer of a firearm as defined in the National Firearms Act. HB2009 requires that certification must be provided within 60 days if the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving the firearm. It defines "firearm" as limited to machine guns, rifles and shotguns of a certain length, weapons made from certain rifles or shotguns, and suppressors (or silencers).
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Virginia legislative update
With just a couple days left until the end of the 2015 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, six bills have made their way to the desk of Gov. Terry McAuliffe. A few bills have gotten stalled and are likely dead for the session. I spoke with Cam Edwards of Sportsman Channel's NRANews Cam and Company earlier this week about the bills that passed and what bogged down other legislation in the final days.
Virginia 1 step away from law denying out-of-state cops access to residents' concealed carry data
The so-called "reciprocity" bill introduced in the Senate has gotten plenty of early attention as one possible answer to the concealed carry horror stories that have affected firearms owners who travel unwittingly into criminal territory when they travel into states with hostile gun laws. Meanwhile, Virginia is attempting to address the issue form the other end — by taking up legislation that would prohibit law enforcement in other states from accessing its home residents' firearms permit database.
Guns and The New York Times: Why shouldn't Americans be able to defend themselves?
Gun control advocates just can't accept the fact that concealed handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding. The New York Times' recent attack on permit holders is typical. It is filled with triple-counting of legitimate self-defense cases. Murders or suicides by permit holders are blamed on guns, even when no gun was involved. In point of fact, permit holders are incredibly law-abiding. Some new evidence puts things in perspective.
Guns for women on campus make sense
As the nation contemplates better ways to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, legislators and college administrators alike have recently offered
Read before commenting on the proposed M855 ban
No Lawyers — Only Guns and Money
David Codrea has a habit of getting the answers to questions that the Justice Department and BATFE would rather not answer. Recently, he got an answer to why the proposed regulation change regarding removing the exemption of SS109/M855 62 grain 5.56x45 ammunition from the armor piercing banned list was never published in the Federal Register.
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Moms Demand Action's Shannon Watts is a propagandist, not an activist
The Daily Caller
In a piece for Indianapolis Monthly magazine, the official poster girl for Moms Demand Action — Bloomberg devotee and financial recipient Shannon Watts — claimed to be a Second Amendment supporter while blaming the National Rifle Association for the nation's woes. She bills herself as a gun activist. As we have learned from her actions, Watts is no activist. Watts is a propagandist.
'Constitutional Carry' laws in all states
Gun rights advocates across the country are making a new push for expanded rights for owners of firearms. It's called the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, already introduced in both the House and the Senate. The law would allow people with concealed carry permits to carry guns anywhere in the United State.
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Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation
Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress. The National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines.
Washington Post shocker: Background checks don't work
Before anyone gets the wrong idea, the editors of The Washington Post still support background checks on private firearm transactions, along with bans on detachable-magazine-fed semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic shotguns and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. And they'll call you a "coward" if you disagree.
However, at least two of the newspaper's reporters who live in the real world have figured out that none of these restrictions stop criminals from committing crimes.
NRA and lawmakers will fight ATF's M855 rifle ammunition ban
The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action is announcing that they will be working with Congress to craft legislation to block the ATF's attempt to unilaterally and unlawfully ban a very common cartridge fired by the best-selling rifle in the United States.
Stance: If it's not working for you, it's working against you
Correct stance can make a big difference in recoil control and speed. Not to mention, it's the easiest way to look like you know what you're doing. Stance may be the least important fundamental of pistol marksmanship since real life may call for you to shoot from various positions. That being said, when firing from that standing, facing the target position you're probably familiar with, a solid stance can enhance accuracy past the first "bang" in multiple-shot sequences.
Defensive gun options for new shooters
How do you help a friend or associate pick just one gun from all of the models currently on the market? The best way to start is to narrow the list of infinite possibilities down to a short list of options, and then narrow the short list down to a few models your friend can try. If they are new to shooting, want just one gun and the gun is primarily for self-defense, then the checklist looks something like this.
How to make clay target shooting as easy as telling time
By Irwin Greenstein
There's an insider's trick to shooting clay targets that can make the sport easier than you think. It involves your ability to tell time on a clock face. Any clays-shooting instructor will tell you that the most important aspect of the sport is focusing on the target. Without 100 percent target focus, your eyes will likely jump back to the barrel of the gun and during that momentary lapse the target is racing away and you're playing catch-up — increasing your chances of a miss.
5 new defensive ammo choices
Buy the best carry handgun you can afford and it's still only as good as the ammo you load it with. When it comes to self defense, it's important to trust that your ammunition will do the job. Here are five defensive ammo loads you can trust your life to.
VSSA membership and Legislative Alerts
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!
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1,000 yard quick-scope proves that Jerry Miculek is a 'Call Of Duty' master
Jerry Miculek can do things that we only thought possible in the realm of video games, including "quick-scoping" a target 1,000 yards away in just over two seconds.
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