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Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
Chicago Tribune
Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the rest of the country and allow citizens to keep firearms in their homes for self-defense. The justices' 5-4 decision in 2010 said the Second Amendment did indeed apply to the states, effectively ending the city's nearly three-decade handgun ban.
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Eric Holder wants gun owners to wear 'smart gun' bracelets
The Daily Caller
Attorney General Eric Holder wants to explore "common sense" gun reforms, like mandating that gun owners would have to wear bracelets before they could activate their firearms.
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GOP Rep. Stockman urges House to repeal gun ban on military bases
Townhall
The grievous shooting at Fort Hood recently claimed three innocent lives and left 16 wounded — the deaths occurred in a gun-free zone due to former president Clinton's 1993 policy to disarm soldiers on military bases. The attack at Fort Hood lasted 15 minutes before military police arrived and exchanged fire with the shooter who then shot himself, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Questions to ask before hunting abroad
The Daily Caller
Mia Anstine, for Women's Outdoor News, writes: "I dream of hunting abroad. In our downtime we chat about where we would like to go. Can you imagine how long the list is? We've all had those, 'If I won the lottery' chats, right? The 'where' question really isn't the hard part because we'd be happy to see the entire world. That is, if money, safety and time weren't issues. Now we just have to figure out how to get there. I chatted with a few of our friends who are experienced world travelers and accomplished hunters. Their answers about hunting abroad enlightened us."
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Virginia Democrat Congressional candidate calls NRA supporters 'pure trash'
VSSA
Boy, Democrats in Virginia's 7th Congressional District sure have themselves a real live one for a candidate this year. As the only announced Democrat to challenge incumbent Eric Cantor in November (Cantor still has to get past Dave Brat in the June 10th primary), Mike Dickinson has taken to Twitter the last couple of days to attack NRA members.
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NSSF takes over Rimfire Challenge program, announces sponsorship and partnership opportunities
NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation alerts potential sponsors, partners and participants that it has assumed administration of the Rimfire Challenge program — a national family-friendly, target shooting competition previously known as the Ruger Rimfire Challenge. Now called the NSSF Rimfire Challenge, the program will continue using the format that has made it so popular: providing new and novice shooters with a first taste of competition, with emphasis on fun, safety and mentoring by experienced shooters.
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Elephant import ban affects hunters, conservation efforts
American Hunter
Readers of this blog will remember that April 4, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service unilaterally banned importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe and Tanzania for 2014. Here's some follow-up to that news. Many hunters worry that a "2014 ban" will likely turn into "forever." Any hunters who booked an elephant hunt in Zimbabwe or Tanzania this year are fat out of luck. They can postpone their safaris based on hope the FWS will rescind the decision but ... see "forever."
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Loaded gun found in luggage at Norfolk airport
WSET-TV
A Virginia Beach man has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon on airport property after a loaded handgun was found in a carry-on bag at Norfolk International Airport. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says a TSA officer at an X-ray machine checkpoint discovered the .380 Ruger LCP. The gun was loaded with six rounds and one chambered.
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Loaded gun found in luggage at Norfolk airport
WSET-TV
A Virginia Beach man has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon on airport property after a loaded handgun was found in a carry-on bag at Norfolk International Airport.

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UN Arms Trade Treaty takes leap toward entry into force
The Virginia Gazette
The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty took a major step forward on its eventual entry into force recently as 18 countries, including five of the world's top 10 arms exporters, delivered proof of its ratification to the United Nations.

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Comparing murder rates and gun ownership across countries
Crime Prevention Research Center
Charles Blow in the New York Times last year made the very common argument: "America has the highest gun homicide rate, the highest number of guns per capita ..."

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The common sense language of gun control
Bearing Arms
Words have more power than just about anything. Words can get us married. Words can get us thrown out of bars. Words (in the form of outrageous lies) can get people elected to political office. In fact, words have the power to change a discussion to a completely different topic. As an example, look what words have done to the pro-choice/pro-life discussion. If an extraterrestrial NSA analyst was listening in on that debate, they might assume that the argument was over whether women had the right to buy Flintstone vitamins since the language speaks more to "healthcare" than pregnancy and abortion issues.
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Fort Hood soldier: 'Stripped of God-given right,' all I could do was 'wait to die'
The Washington Times
A soldier who survived the gruesome murders at Fort Hood recently penned a letter to Texas lawmakers, urging them to prevent another tragedy from happening again by allowing soldiers to carry personal firearms on base. "Stripped of my God-given Right to arm myself, the only defensive posture I had left was to lie prostrate on the ground, and wait to die," writes First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, who witnessed the massacre firsthand.
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McAuliffe adds anti-gun amendment to Senate Bill 377
VSSA
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has struck again. Recently, he added a VSSA opposed amendment to Senate Bill 377. Sponsored by state Senator Bryce Reeves (R-17), SB 377, as passed by the General Assembly, would allow federally licensed firearm retailers seeking to purchase, trade or transfer a firearm from a non-dealer individual, to submit information on that firearm to law enforcement to determine if it has been reported lost or stolen.
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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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Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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