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Pittsylvania County sees a rise in concealed-carry permits
WSET-TV
We've heard much debate about gun laws in the last few years, but in Pittsylvania County, Va., folks are utilizing their Secon Amendment rights like never before. The Circuit Court clerk says there has been a steady increase in the number of concealed carry permits issued — with more than 1,700 in 2013 alone. Robin Dalton has owned a concealed carry permit for years. For folks like her, it's all about security. "You never know what you're going to run into," Dalton said.
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Locked and loaded
The Economist
Live fire crackles from the range at Clark Brothers, a gun shop in Virginia. Inside, the most striking things are the enormous gun safes. Some of these metal boxes, which cost more than $1,000, can withstand hours of exposure to wildfires and being dropped from 200 feet. They are the result of a shift in gun ownership. Surveys suggest that the proportion of American households that own guns has declined from about 50 percent in the early 1980s to about 35 percent now.
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What happens next for House Bill 962 on concealed handgun in car
VSSA
Recently, the House of Delegates rejected Gov. Terry McAuliffe's anti-selfdefense amendment to Delegate Ben Cline's bill that clarified that the term closed container in the code section related to storing a loaded handgun in a vehicle or boat does not mean a "locked" container. McAuliffe amended the bill to have just the opposite effect. The House rejected the amendment.
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Miller: Law enforcement realizes good people with guns deter crime
The Washington Times
When President Barack Obama makes a pitch for more gun-control laws, he likes to have a phalanx of blue-uniformed police officers behind him. These press conferences are supposed to convince us that law enforcement believes more restrictions on Second Amendment rights makes society safer. But Obama's visual is a deception, because only a few liberal, big-city police chiefs continue to put politics over public safety.
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Why are gun companies moving?
Guns & Ammo
Since the 1816 founding of Remington Arms in Ilion, N.Y., the northeastern United States has been the domestic firearm industry's home for traditional manufacturers such as Colt and Smith & Wesson. Currently, however, an unprecedented number of gun companies are expanding or considering a move to entirely different states. Why? The most obvious answer is that these companies find it difficult to do business in regions favoring an anti-gun sentiment. Connecticut and New York, both home to large, historic firearms manufacturers, enacted some of the nation's strictest gun-control regulations last year. The governors of these states continue to foreshadow additional restrictions.
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Top tips to avoid trail camera mistakes
By John McAdams
Over the past few years, trail cameras have become an extremely important tool for big game hunters all over the world, especially for deer hunters in the United States. However, like any tool, they must be used properly in order to realize their full potential. There are a number of pretty common mistakes that most hunters make when first using trail cameras. Luckily, correcting most of those mistakes is relatively easy, and doing so can significantly improve the quality of scouting that their trail camera can provide. Today, I'll share some tips for using a trail camera that I've learned the hard way over the years.
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What's old is young again: Chiappa's Citadel M1-22 rifle
Guns.com
What do you get when a classic WWII gun collides with a plinking-man's .22 rifle? The Chiappa Citadel M1-22. Fans of the original M1 Carbine will quickly recognize the trademark features of the old standby now replicated into a svelte, light, low-budget shooter built to tickle the fancies of both youngsters and the young-at-heart.
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Why are gun companies moving?
Guns & Ammo
Since the 1816 founding of Remington Arms in Ilion, N.Y., the northeastern United States has been the domestic firearm industry's home for traditional manufacturers such as Colt and Smith & Wesson.

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Threat avoidance
Gun Digest
Reader Chris C. writes: "I listened to your great training on how to avoid gunfights and really like the tactic of aggressive gun presentation and sharp verbal commands, but you didn't talk much about how to avoid risky situations in the first place."

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The Facebook and Instagram gun speech ban issue
Shall Not Be Questioned
Facebook has released their statement on the effort by anti-gun groups to ban speech and photos by gun owners.

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Bill Cochran Field Reports: Bills, bills, bills that affect outdoorsmen
The Roanoke Times
There were approximately 50 bills in the 2014 Virginia General Assembly that the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries monitored closely because of their impact on hunters, anglers and boaters. At the apex was the well-publicized legislation that will end the ban on Sunday hunting on private land.
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More bad news for the gun control crowd
Shall Not Be Questioned
Though, if Millennials say they are against gun control but don't vote against it, it won't rightly matter. The GOP so far has not shown itself very effective with this generation, so the gun control groups can still hold out hope that this generation keeps voting Democratic, despite the party's position on guns, because of other issues.
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Smart gun manufacturer is not purchasing freedom group
Breitbart
A story running on The Truth about Guns and other websites suggested firearm conglomerate Freedom Group could potentially be purchased by "smart gun" manufacturer Global Digital Solutions Inc. The implication is that GDSI would buy Freedom Group, forcing Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS, H&R, and other manufacturers under Freedom's umbrella to adopt "smart gun" technology.
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Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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