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Virginia: Senate rejects governor's anti-gun amendment
NRA-ILA
On April 23, the Virginia Senate rejected Gov. Terry McAuliffe's NRA-opposed amendment to Senate Bill 377 by a 15 to 23 vote. As previously reported, the McAuliffe amendment to SB 377, legislation sponsored by state Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-17), would have created a de-facto gun registration scheme for those seeking to sell, trade or transfer their lawfully owned firearms to a gun dealer. While SB 377, as passed and sent to the governor, requires a gun dealer to destroy all submitted consent forms for transfer of a firearm determined not to be lost or stolen within two weeks, the governor's amendment would mandate that those consent forms be kept by the dealer for at least 90 days, with no requirement to ever destroy them.
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Shannon Watts, Bloomberg, use Virginia as proof they will win
VSSA
According to Bloomberg et al, gun control is why McAuliffe and his running mates won in Virginia in 2013. The inconvenient truth is that Cuccinelli's campaign was the worst run since the 2001 Mark Earley campaign and McAuliffe avoided talking about gun control until many polls showed him with a 10 point lead. The GOP Lt. Governor candidate while a solid conservative had made some comments that were easily taken out of context, causing him to lose by more about twenty points, which likely dragged down GOP Attorney General candidate Mark Obenshain to defeat by about 907 votes.
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VSSA partnering to offer training for teachers
VSSA
Silver Eagle Group and VSSA are teaming up to provide free training for Virginia teachers who are interested in obtaining a concealed handgun permits. VSSA has offered free concealed handgun training for teachers for quite a while but this new partnership offers a high level of training at a significant discount.
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Female gun instructors in hot demand
WPMT-TV
If you're a woman, and you're licensed to shoot, then your skills are in hot demand. The market for female gun instructors is booming as more women want to learn to shoot — both for self defense and for sport, said Tina Wilson-Cohen, who owns She Can Shoot, an all-women firearm and self-defense training business in Fairfax, Va.
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The battle over gun policy: Old fight; new strategies
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Gun-control Democrats in Virginia running for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general all won despite poor reviews from the National Rifle Association, a politically powerful organization headquartered in the state. "I don't care what grade I got from the NRA," Terry McAuliffe said in the gubernatorial campaign's final debate. He received an "F" from the group, which is holding its annual conference in Indianapolis starting April 25.
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Heroes like you can help heroes like these
VSSA
Sixteen years ago, VSSA started what has become the longest running clay target charity event in the country, VSSA's Crush'n Clays. Since that first event, VSSA has raised over $281,000 to help support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the largest pediatric research facility in America established solely for the study of childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases including pediatric AIDS and sickle cell anemia.
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Gun silencer sales are booming
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Sales are booming for silencers, the cylindrical devices used to muffle gunfire. The civilian market for silencers soared 37 percent in 2013, when the total number shot up to nearly a half a million, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives registry. That's compared to 360,000 in 2012 and 285,000 in 2011.
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Exploring the views of anti-NRA protestors
Guns.com
MRCTV's Dan Joseph interviewed some of the anti-NRA protestors that had gathered outside the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Va. Joseph speaks with several of the protestors to get an idea of why they're protesting the NRA, and to see what they're beliefs are regarding the Second Amendment are and various common gun laws, The Blaze reports. One of the women tells Joseph 30,000 gun deaths occur each year and says the fault lies with the NRA.
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Justice Stevens and flexible history
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The 1st Amendment guide to the 2nd Amendment
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Back in 1995, the Tennessee Law Review published a symposium issue on the Second Amendment and firearms policy. That symposium was probably the most influential law review symposium ever published on the topic. This year, the Tennessee Law Review is doing another Second Amendment symposium.
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Inside the Beltway: The NRA still true to its calling
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9 great concealed carry belts
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It's absolutely critical to have the right belt for concealed carry. Anyone who regularly draws from a holster knows a bad belt will impede the ability to properly pull the gun out in a dynamic situation.
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VSSA membership and Legislative Alerts
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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!

David adams
Legislative Director
Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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