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Giffords back on Capitol Hill pushing background checks
VSSA
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly were back on Capitol Hill on March 4 pushing for expanded background checks for private sales. But, as The Washington Post notes, the chances of getting a bill through Congress are not so good.
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Goodlatte wants answers from ATF on ammo ban proposal
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Katie Pavlich reports that Virginia 6th District Congressman and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte wants answers from ATF Director B. Todd Jones on the agency's proposal to ban on commonly used AR-15 ammunition.
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Congress pushing back on Obama ammo ban
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Rep. Tom Rooney introduced the Protecting Second Amendment Amendment Rights act on Feb. 27, which would prohibit the ATF or any other federal agency from issuing or enforcing any new restriction or prohibition on the manufacture, importation or sale of ammunition in the United States.
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Aging and the defensive shooter
American Rifleman
As we get older, we must keep in mind that we can still be a target for criminal attack. In fact, we may become even more of a target as the years catch up with us. The crooks see the gray hair, the wrinkles, and figure that we will be less likely to resist and less likely to be armed. Age may cause us to have physical problems to deal with, but many of them can be overcome. And we owe it to ourselves and our families to be as tough a target as is humanly possible. Here are a few ideas to help older defensive shooters deal with their issues.
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Support for permitless 'constitutional carry' of handguns surges
Bearing Arms
The state Senates of Kansas, New Hampshire and West Virginia, have all passed version of so-called "constitutional carry" bills that will allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms without first obtaining a special permit from law enforcement agencies. Supporters of the legislation in Kansas pointed out that permitless open carry was already the law of the land, and that citizens shouldn't have to get a permit to simply put on a coat that might conceal the same firearm.
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What exactly is trophy hunting?
By John McAdams
Trophy hunting is a misunderstood topic these days, even among hunters. The many misconceptions and myths that surround trophy hunting have helped turn it into a controversial subject. Some of these misconceptions are probably the result of anti-hunters deliberately looking to misconstrue the true benefits of trophy hunting and use it to divide the hunting community in general. However, some of the misconceptions about trophy hunting are undoubtedly the result of people being misinformed and ignorant of its benefits.
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Hunting guns for home defense?
American Hunter
Right now, there's a guy on a stool in a gun shop arguing over what the "best home defense gun" is. Whether he's right or wrong isn't relevant — the best gun for home defense is the gun you have when you need it. For many families, that gun is the same one that puts food on the table and trophies on the wall.
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Gear review: Transforming a Glock into an SBR with KPOS
Guns.com
Manufactured by FAB Defense, the KPOS is a conversion kit that takes a Glock, Sig Sauer, CZ, Beretta, Jericho or FN Five-seven pistol and turns it into a short barreled rifle all in the name of personal defense.
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Women and guns: Types of guns
Guns & Ammo
So what type of firearm is a lady more likely to own: Perhaps a revolver? In fact, 56 percent of the women polled own a semiautomatic handgun, making it the most popular type of firearm for women. Shotguns are a close second with 49.5 percent ownership. Interestingly, a fifth of the women polled own a Modern Sporting Rifle such as an AR-15. That cliché revolver? Only 36 percent of the respondent women actually owned one.
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Inducing and controlling stress in firearms
The Daily Caller
The topic of state-based training has been hot in pop-gun training culture over the last few years. The idea is that if you train in the same state (extremely afraid, flight or fright, etc.) that you'll perform the same way in a lethal force encounter. In other words, "train the way you fight and fight the way you train." Many schools and instructors are amping up stress to simulate what students would encounter if/when they find themselves in a use of force situation.
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8 long guns for small-framed shooters
American Rifleman
Not everyone who enjoys the shooting sports is graced with a Herculean physique. Those enthusiasts who have a more compact structure are usually looking for quality rifles and shotguns that feature a shorter length-of-pull, aren't too heavy to swing and produce a moderate or low level of felt recoil. Fortunately, there are several options that can be a great fit for smaller gun wranglers, some of which may surprise you.
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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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1,000 yard quick-scope proves that Jerry Miculek is a 'Call Of Duty' master
Bearing Arms
VideoBrief 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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