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Gov. McAuliffe uses 1st veto on 'guns in cars' bill
The Virginian-Pilot
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's first use of the veto pen — on a gun rights bill he previously sought to weaken with an amendment — is more symbolic than substantive. While its effect doesn't change the law on storing guns inside a private vehicle, it's a clear reminder to McAuliffe's gun control base that he's in their corner.
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Lynchburg councilman revives bid to reduce gun permit fee
The News & Advance
Under the auspices of the annual budget, Lynchburg City Councilman Jeff Helgeson has revived his proposal to cut the fee for concealed handgun permits. The proposal, which petered out last fall, was resubmitted by Helgeson during a budget work session recently. "I've heard several people mention it should have been during budget time, so this is budget time," he said.
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With delay of surgeon general, NRA flexes election-year clout in Senate
The Washington Times
Pressure from the National Rifle Association is helping delay the nomination of President Barack Obama's nominee to be the U.S. surgeon general as the influence of the gun rights group adds another factor to what figures to be a difficult midterm election season for Democrats. The Senate is weighing the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy, a Harvard- and Yale-educated doctor who is also the co-founder of Doctors for America, a project of the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
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Analogy fail
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Sebastian for Anti-Gun Folks, writes: "I know many people think I should ignore the Brady Board member from Minnesota, but as a leader in their movement, I think it's worth pointing out how they think. Earlier this week she managed to put together a coherent argument, even though the analogy fails on every level."
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Navy Yard shooting deemed 'preventable' but not for the fashionable reasons
National Review Online
Supervisors of the gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last year noticed his erratic behavior well before the shooting but did not reveal any problems to the government, a Navy investigation has found. "Had this information been reported, properly adjudicated and acted upon, [Aaron] Alexis's authorization to access secure facilities and information would have been revoked," the report said — and the shooting might have been prevented.
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ATF v. ARES Armor more than a war of words
The Shooting Wire
Recently, the ATF escalated what had to that point been a war of words with Oceanside, Calif.-based Ares Armor. That's when ATF agents raided Ares' Oceanside location and seized what we've been told was as many as 6,000 of the Ares/EP Armory lowers that are at the heart of the matter. No Ares employees were arrested in the raid. A YouTube video shows ATF Agents examining a computer on a sales counter while an irate female asks "would you want me bursting into your home?"
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9-year-old 2nd Amendment defender goes viral
The Save Jersey Blog
VideoBrief The inspiring story of 9-year-old competitive shooter Shyanne Roberts which Save Jersey took viral recently continues to make waves across New Jersey and the fruited planes, Save Jerseyans. Shyanne and her dad even dropped in on Fox and Friends to share her story with a national audience.
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Lynchburg councilman revives bid to reduce gun permit fee
The News & Advance
Under the auspices of the annual budget, Lynchburg City Councilman Jeff Helgeson has revived his proposal to cut the fee for concealed handgun permits. The proposal, which petered out last fall, was resubmitted by Helgeson during a budget work session recently.

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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.

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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.

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Female shooters on: Shooting heavy-caliber, heavy-recoil guns
American Rifleman
Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum asked some of the industry's most prominent female shooters, gun writers and firearms enthusiasts for their thoughts on shooting the heavy stuff. Here's what they had to say on the subject.
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Whitetail hunting tips: Secrets to off-season scouting
Outdoor Life
While most hunters spend their spring weekends waiting for turkey season, Aaron Milliken spends hour after hour studying Google Earth. He dedicates so much time to the virtual mapping program partly because it's his job, but also because he knows it's the first critical step in finding and patterning mature bucks. Milliken is a Land Specialist with Whitetail Properties (a real-estate company that deals some of the best deer hunting land in the country) and it's his job to assess properties and predict how trophy bucks will utilize them.
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Pocket holsters and a pocketful of gun metal
Gun Digest
A handcrafted pocket holster that keeps your handgun always at the ready and rock-steady when drawn. There are some practical considerations involved when you decide to place a concealed weapon on your body. First, it must be accessible. Second, it must be concealed. Third, it must be comfortable.
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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!

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Legislative Director
Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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