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Webinar: Navigating 'Operation Choke Point' — April 29
"Operation Choke Point" began as a coordinated Federal multi-agency effort to regulate the banking industry based upon "reputational risk," which is the purported risk a bank faces when dealing with certain types of customers. The program evolved into a means by which regulators restricted banks' dealings with targeted industries.
Williams Mullen attorneys Camden R. Webb, Wayne "Whit" A. Whitham Jr., and Charles "Chuck" E. James Jr. will highlight current issues involving Operation Choke Point and discuss how financial institutions and businesses in the targeted industries may identify legal issues and navigate this regulatory environment.
A pardon well deserved
Shall Not Be Questioned
Chris Christie is clearly trying to boost his pro-gun credibility in whatever way he can given the extremely anti-gun legislature he deals with since he signed a full pardon of Shaneen Allen. This is wonderful news for Allen, and it will hopefully send a message to New Jersey's police officers and prosecutors. New Jersey isn't exactly going pro-gun, but maybe there will be a little more sanity in the enforcement of the laws.
In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Guns
The Washington Post
There are 15 noteworthy contenders for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Together, they own at least 40 guns.
Some of them have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (South Carolina) is up to 12 now, including an AR-15 assault weapon that he has talked about using if law and order ever breaks down in his neighborhood. Former Texas governor Rick Perry is so well-armed, he has a gun for jogging.
Haters of self-defense face unrelenting defeat everywhere
Opponents of the Second Amendment and haters of self-defense are facing a relentless barrage of pro-Second Amendment and pro-self-defense legislation in state legislatures across the country. It is as if the GOP took a page out of the Democrats' book — improved, then applied it — so that just as the Democrats flooded legislatures with gun control measures in early 2013, Republicans are now flooding legislatures with bills broadening the exercise of Second Amendment rights and protecting the use of firearms for self-defense.
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Texas and Florida in spotlight over concealed guns on campus debate
Times Higher Education
At least 11 states are considering whether to allow concealed weapons on college campuses this year, the latest chapter in a now seemingly annual legislative debate between gun control advocates and gun rights supporters. Despite slow success thus far — just seven states have adopted versions of campus carry laws — gun rights advocates have their eyes on two very large prizes this year: Florida and Texas.
Why concealed carry training is essential
While choosing and carrying an effective firearm is important, the time and effort you spend learning to properly operate that firearm will probably pay more dividends in effectiveness should you ever have to use it. To be effective, you must be completely comfortable with every aspect of putting your concealed carry gun to use.
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GOP lawmakers push to restore DC gun rights held hostage by Democrats
With state Republican lawmakers pushing campus, Constitutional and open carry around the country, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have introduced legislation to restore the exercise of Second Amendment rights to D.C. residents. Titled the Second Amendment Protection Act of 2015, the legislation would not only restore "fundamental" rights, it would also allow D.C. residents to purchase firearms from retail gun stores in Maryland and Virginia.
Range safety: 4 important rules to follow
By Ken Jolly
As an NRA-certified range safety officer, I take range safety seriously. Guns are dangerous, and people can be dumb or careless. Whenever I shoot, I am always refreshing and practicing safety rules in addition to my drills. As I explain to my students, the quickest way to fail my course is to shoot the instructor. Here are four simple, but important shooting rules to follow.
Course of fire: Static handgun shooting challenge
Depending upon restrictive range rules, here's a fun and challenging static course of fire that I made up for you to try next time you're at the range. Whether you're an advanced shooter or a newbie, this course can challenge you. The key here is speed and accuracy, two vital principles needed to win a gunfight.
M60 in ultra slow motion
There is just something spell-binding about watching "the pig" run flat-out, in slow-motion.
Girls with guns: 4 tips for finding female-friendly gun ranges
While girls with guns may occasionally run into "range chauvinism," where a range employee ignores them or speaks to male companions instead, thankfully those kinds of ranges are the exception rather than the rule. Here are four tips for finding female-friendly gun ranges.
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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