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Media lies about firearms and crime increases interest in gun rights
The reliably left-leaning media has run headlong into the law of unintended consequences. For most of the 1990s and the subsequent decade, a substantial majority of Americans believed it was more important to control gun ownership than to protect gun owners' rights. But in December 2014, the balance of opinion flipped: For the first time, more Americans say that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership, 52 percent to 46 percent.
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Sexism in (attacking) the hunting culture
Shall Not Be Questioned
A recent piece in The Washington Post explores why anti-hunting advocates put targets on attractive female hunters. The article notes that celebrities and anti-hunting advocates don't attack or issue threats against male hunters at nearly the same rate as they target women or frequently even with the vitriol that they reserve for women.
Dudely Brown shows his true colors in Colorado
There is an individual who runs two groups, one state and one national, who fashions himself as the true champion of our rights. In reality, he is a huckster who has never done anything constructive for the movement legislatively or electorally, but takes self-promotion to new heights, all in the name of raising money. The individual's name is Dudley Brown and his groups are the Colorado group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the national group is National Association for Gun Rights.
Bloomberg View again pushing myth of no gun research
The editors of BloombergView have once again trotted out the myth that the NRA has stymied gun related research over the last 20 years.
The New York Times: Has the NRA won?
That's the question The New York Times' far left op/ed writer Charles M. Blow asks in response to the new Pew Research survey that pointed out "for the first time, more Americans say that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership, 52 percent to 46 percent."
Tim Kaine pushing gun control again
America's First Freedom reports that Virginia's U.S. Senator Tim Kaine used the opportunity of the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting to push for "expanded background checks."
Spring gobbler season off to a good start with novice hunter success; Share your hunting photos with us
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
We're looking for some good spring turkey hunting photos from youth, or novice hunters. Congratulations to those who have taken the time and commitment to mentor a young or novice hunter — the dads and moms, uncles, aunts, grandparents or friends for discovering the passion for the outdoors and providing this most important opportunity for developing new traditions, resulting in wonderful experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Keep sending in great photos of smiling young hunters.
Democrat looks to revive ATF bullet ban
A House Democrat is looking to revive a controversial bullet ban under the new leadership of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In a letter first obtained by The Hill, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., urges acting ATF Director Thomas Brandon to "act swiftly" to protect police officers from armor-piercing bullets.
Is this the answer to your .22LR woes?
The great thing about the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is the opportunity to see and speak to so many vendors, not only firearm distributors but entrepreneurs that have interesting products. One such vendor was Sharp Shooter 22 LR Reloading. Reload rim fire ammo you ask? The answer is yes.
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More Americans believe crime rate rises, gun ownership makes you safer
Pew Research Center released a study in December that finds for the first time that more Americans say protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership. on April 17, the research group said an analysis shows the shift is based on the public's perception that crime is on the rise when it really isn't.
Concealed carry common sense
There are some common-sense criteria in choosing a concealed-carry firearm. At the outset, we have to differentiate between a home-defense handgun and a concealed-carry one. They are very different.
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Tough gun laws not enough to keep Massachusetts residents away
Massachusetts has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but that hasn't stopped many state residents from getting a gun. Statewide, the number of Class A "license to carry" permits surged 12 percent over the past two years.
Texas on the verge of passing open carry law for handguns
In spite of its reputation for conservatism, Texas' laws regarding the open carry of handguns have long been closer to those of blue states like California and Illinois. But now, with the success of recent open carry bills in the Texas legislature, the Lone Star State is poised to become the 45th U.S. state to allow licensed citizens to carry handguns openly in public.
10 guns that shaped America
Firearms have been a part of this nation since, well, long before it was a nation. The right to them was endowed by the Creator; they secured our Freedom as Americans, they helped expand the Nation, and then became the basis of the manufacturing ascendency of the United States for more than a century. Listed here are some guns that actually changed the course of history or, at least, were an instrumental part of it.
How to conceal full-sized handguns
Personal Defense World via The Daily Caller
Many who carry a concealed pistol choose a gun that can be easily hid without much regard for whether it is powerful enough to stop a fight, or whether its size made it too difficult to shoot effectively while under stress. When it comes to concealed carry, weapon choice is just a small part of the equation. Hiding the gun usually depends on three variables: clothing, body type and holster selection.
Some sage advice for women taking up shotgun sports
By Irwin Greenstein
In January, the president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation discussed the findings of a new report, "Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation." More than half of the female participants in the survey said they intended to purchase at least one firearm during the next 12 months. With that in mind, women new to the shotgun sports should be aware of some challenges and nuances when purchasing a shotgun and learning to use it.
Senator: Veterans still losing gun rights because of VA reporting
Stars and Stripes
A Senate panel chairman rekindled a debate over whether veterans who cannot manage their own benefits should be considered "mentally defective" by the FBI and barred from buying guns. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying veterans issued a fiduciary by the Department of Veterans Affairs are still being automatically flagged in the electronic database used to vet firearms sales across the country.
Did a congressman break gun laws by bringing a AR-15 rifle on the Hill?
A couple of Republican congressman rocking an AR-15 isn't a sight that usually raises any eyebrows. Drop them in Washington, D.C. — where the assault weapon is illegal — and set them in a Capitol Hill office and questions start to swirl.
15 of the best cheap AR accessories
The Shooter's Log
What is one of the top reasons why we love the AR-15 so much? Because of its modularity and versatility. It's Legos for adults! For as many reasons you can think of for setting up an AR, there are as many — if not more — accessories you can hang on your rifle for that specific task. Here are some of the best affordable accessories for your AR-15.
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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