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2nd bun bill likely to be vetoed by McAuliffe
Another gun related bill is likely to be vetoed by Governor Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe is expected to veto several bills intended to expand gun rights, including one that would allow anyone who holds a concealed handgun permit to transport a loaded shotgun or rifle in a car on any public roadway, according to The Washington Post.
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McAuliffe may veto at least 1 gun bill
Gov. McAuliffe may veto a bill that let felons who had served their time and had their rights restored in other states possess firearms in Virginia. HB 2286 passed the House, 65-35. It passed the Senate on a vote of 24-16. If vetoed, it would take 27 votes in the Senate to override it. Gov. McAuliffe has until midnight Sunday to complete his action on legislation.
Gun free zone documentary debuts April 1
The topic of "gun-free zones" and campus carry is facing the glare of the national spotlight with lawmakers in 10 states promoting bills to permit licensed carriers who are 21 or older to bring their firearms on college campuses. Safety/security (sexual assault and mass shootings) and constitutional-rights concerns are driving the discussion. So it is timely that the Outdoor Channel's Safe Haven Documentary debuts April 1.
Restaurants where you can carry in Nashville, Tennessee, during the NRA Annual Meeting
For those who will be attending the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee, in April, Dr. John Lott's Crime Prevention Research Center interviewed restaurant managers to determine which venues would welcome patrons carrying concealed. The post has a list of restaurants that post "no firearms" signs and those that don't. One restaurant had NRA decals in the window. I guess it's safe to say gun owners carrying are welcome there.
Christian Science Monitor: Departure of ATF chief a victory for gun rights groups
The Christian Science Monitor recently reported on the resignation of ATF Director B. Todd Jones. According to the article, "The real reason Mr. Jones’ tenure at the controversial ATF finally came to an end had to do with an attempt to ban certain armor-piercing bullets used in AR-15 assault-style weapons. For the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-gun groups, controlling ammunition is just as objectionable as regulating gun ownership."
VSSA affiliated club spends quality time with National and World Champion Shooter Julie Golob
National and World Champion Shooter and Team Smith and Wesson member Julie Golob was in Virginia Beach recently shooting a commercial for Federal Premium at Colonial Shooting Academy's Virginia Beach location. While she was there, she spent some quality time with VSSA Affiliated Club 757 Ladies Packing Heat.
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Virginia crash victims traveling to Detroit to participate in gun walk
Kenton Times via Bellefontaine Examiner
Four men killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car on March 20 south of Dunkirk, Ohio, were on their way to a gun-rights rally in Detroit. According to Will Armbruster, a reporter for WRIC Channel 8 News in Richmond, the four were members of The Right To Bear Arms Richmond, a second amendment support group. They were traveling to Detroit where they were scheduled to be involved with an "open carry walk" sponsored by a brother group from Michigan called Hell's Saints.
The luxury of self-defense
The most fundamental unalienable human right is the right to self-defense. This would seem self-evident, a basic understanding for all rational people. After all, if individuals do not possess that right, the consequences are obvious — and brutal. If one doesn't possess that right, what other right matters?
Appeals court hears arguments on Maryland gun-control law
The Associated Press via Lancaster Online
The sweeping gun-control law Maryland enacted after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre impermissibly bans firearms that people commonly keep in their homes for self-defense, a lawyer for gun-rights advocates told a federal appeals court on March 25. Gun-rights advocates did not try to overturn most of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013's provisions, including its fingerprinting and licensing requirements for handgun buyers. However, John Parker Sweeney urged a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn two key provisions of the 2013 law: the ban on 45 assault weapons, and the 10-round limit on gun magazines.
20 sharpshooters reveal their best pistol shooting tips
Whether you're hitting the range for fun, protecting your home or in the line of duty, you want every shot to be accurate. If you're like most people, you don't have as much time as you'd like to practice your shooting. When you finally do get to the range, you need to get the most of our your time — and ammo. To get you the best pistol shooting tips, we asked 20 experts, "What is your #1 'go to' pistol shooting drill to improve accuracy?" Check out the responses.
Prepare for possibilities not probabilities
Cops and military personnel wear body armor not because they're going to get shot, but because it could happen. Statistically speaking, the likelihood of getting shot on the job is remote, but nobody can dispute that cops get shot at and, therefore, those who wield guns for a living must prepare to shoot others and to get shot. But, obviously, you don't have to be a cop, a soldier or a contractor to prepare. Those who carry guns for self defense and are serious about it, must have a mindset that is totally different from those who don't.
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The right way to swing a shotgun
By Irwin Greenstein
Ask someone about the best way to swing a shotgun, and you'll probably hear about the three popular methods: swing through, maintained lead and pull away. You certainly need to know about them and the best way to utilize each one on different clays presentations or in the field on birds. We'll touch on them for a moment, but when it comes to actual shooting there are basics that need to be understood beforehand or you'll never master any of those methods.
Maximizing your fightin performance under stress
Dry Fire Training via The Daily Caller
Whether you found us because of a desire to be more prepared or to shoot better, there’s a good chance that you’re like the rest of our audience and would love to know how to perform better in extreme stress. It could be reacting to a family member having a life threatening emergency, responding to a natural or manmade disaster, stopping a lethal force threat or everyday life challenges.
3 great takedown survival guns
There is no "perfect" survival gun, but most people would agree that some form of .22 LR rifle would be highly useful. Light, easy to carry and economical, they excel at harvesting small game and can get the job done on larger stuff if you know what you're doing. This article explores three different rifles chambered in .22 LR and geared toward survival use.
Weatherby recalls SA-08 28 gauge shotguns
The Shooter's Log
Weatherby, Inc. has announced a product recall on certain SA-08 28-gauge shotguns made on March 11, 2013 and after. The shotguns affected have serial numbers AN00001 through AN02802. If you believe you have a Weatherby SA-08 28-gauge shotgun that is affected, Weatherby encourages you to stop using your shotgun, and contact Weatherby for a free repair.
Conditions of readiness for the 1911 pistol
Some years ago, Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite Academy and creator of the "modern technique" of handgun shooting, described the conditions of readiness for defensive use of the 1911 pistol as Condition One, Condition Two and Condition Three. They are described here, in reverse order.
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