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Cuccinelli's new gun rights firm promises protection; draws criticism
WWBT-TV
The verdict in the George Zimmerman case has driven both sides of the gun control debate in different directions. Zimmerman — who was acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin because he claimed self-defense — beat the charges, but at a big cost. Some estimates say his defense could have cost as much as $20 million. Now gun rights activists are taking steps to protect themselves in case they find themselves in a Zimmerman-like situation. And they have a prominent legal ally on their side.
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Supreme Court won't rule on carrying guns in public
USA Today
The Supreme Court appears hesitant to wade back into the national debate on guns. The court refused to decide whether the right to bear arms extends outside the home. The justices won't consider a challenge to a New Jersey law that restricts most residents from carrying guns in public. The case would have marked the most significant gun control case at the high court since its District of Columbia v. Heller decision in 2008 upheld the right to keep handguns at home for self-defense.
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The terminal vagueness of 'everytown'
National Review Online
Well, well, well — another one bites the dust. No sooner had Michael Bloomberg's latest gun-control effort been launched upon an indifferent nation than the group's head honcho had announced that he was stepping down. "It's time for me to hand off the fight to somebody else," Everytown for Gun Safety's executive director, Mark Glaze, explained to Yahoo News recently.
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Hillary Clinton: America's gun culture is 'way out of balance'
Deseret News
Hillary Rodham Clinton said the nation's gun culture has gotten "way out of balance" and the U.S. needs to rein in the notion that "anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime." The former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said the idea that anyone can have a gun is not in the "best interest of the vast majority of people." But she said that approach does not conflict with the rights of people to own firearms.
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Hey women, if you've ever been intimidated by the thought of going to the gun range, there's now a show for you
The Blaze
"For many women, a public range can actually be the first barrier to picking up a gun, simply because they don't know what to expect." That's how the introduction to the new NRA show, "Love at First Shot," begins. And if you're a women who's ever been intimidated by the thought of going to the gun range, it's entirely dedicated to you.
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Pistol stoppages and their causes
Officer.com
Pistol stoppages on the range are a common occurrence, and happen when the shooter causes the pistol to stop operating in the manner for which it was designed. The shooter causes the stoppage by failing to properly operate the firearm. Stoppages differ from malfunctions, which are described as the weapon or one of its components breaking. What's the likelihood of a pistol malfunctioning? A former USPSA national champion and gunsmith, Michael Plaxco, opines that a properly manufactured and maintained stock pistol should reliably function even with 1,000 rounds through it before cleaning. So what is the takeaway? Simply that stoppages are shooter induced and can be prevented.
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Largest hunter-taken grizzly enters Boone and Crockett records
Boone and Crockett
The largest grizzly bear ever taken by a hunter has been entered into Boone and Crockett records. The big bruin, taken in 2013 near Fairbanks, Alaska, scores 27-6/16. It missed the World's Record mark by 7/16 of an inch but landed a spot as the second-largest grizzly ever recorded. The reigning World's Record is a skull found in Alaska in 1976. Bears are scored based on skull length and width measurements.
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Smart guns
The washington Post
“Smart guns” have been in the news recently. A gun store owner in Maryland abandoned plans to begin selling a German-made “smart gun” after protests — some of which included death threats. Such threats are crimes, and ought to be prosecuted, if the perpetrators can be identified. However, lawful threats, such as boycotts, seem likely to deter gun stores from selling the product.
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Exclusive: Regrets
Guns Magazine
Most gun owners have a story or two of regret, usually the result of ridding themselves of a beloved firearm. Call it "seller's remorse" or whatever, why anyone would sell a beloved firearm, is unknown. But, "beloved" at times gets redefined or at least reprioritized as we go through life. A variety of factors can contribute to this: Sometimes finances get tight and something's gotta go to help pay a bill. Sometimes we are wooed by other firearms and something's gotta go to pay for the cost of the new gun. Sometimes it is just sheer foolishness.
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Bolt vs. AR: What's the best predator rifle?
Rifle Shooter Magazine
Few things equal the thrill of a predator coming to a distress call. It can produce an adrenaline dump strong enough to make even the best shooters crumble. Having experienced it countless times over the years, the best cure is having utmost confidence in your equipment, especially your firearm.
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Why you should be concerned about the new 'smart guns'
Forbes
Smartguns, which just entered the market, are firearms equipped with small embedded computers that are supposed to enhance safety by preventing anyone other than authorized parties from firing the weapons, and, in some cases, by ensuring that the guns only fire when aimed at inanimate targets.
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$60,000 in NSSF education scholarships open to employees of voting member companies
NSSF
Employees of companies that support the National Shooting Sports Foundation at the highest level are eligible to apply for education aid through the NSSF Voting Member Scholarship Program. NSSF has again made a total of $60,000 in scholarship funding available for a maximum of 25 winning entries. NSSF is accepting applications in the Voting Member Scholarship Program through 5 p.m. EST, June 2.
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Bolt vs. AR: What's the best predator rifle?
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Few things equal the thrill of a predator coming to a distress call. It can produce an adrenaline dump strong enough to make even the best shooters crumble. Having experienced it countless times over the years, the best cure is having utmost confidence in your equipment, especially your firearm.

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Sussex County Sunday shooting restriction update
VSSA
Sussex County Board Chairman Eric Fly held his quarterly constituents meeting at the courthouse and did he get an ear full from gun owners and hunters in attendance. The meeting lasted for just over two hours, much of it dedicated to the noise ordinance.

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Report finds $1 billion in forgotten ammunition to be scrapped by military
Guns.com
A Government Accountability Office report into management of the nation's ammunition stockpiles found that more than $1 billion worth of munitions are slated for destruction. The 51-page report, compiled in March, was publicly released and has already enraged some members of Congress.

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Home school students go to the range in Chesterfield
VSSA
VideoBriefThey went to the Dominion Shooting Range in Chesterfield County to learn about firearms, ammunition and gun safety. Don't think you would see a trip like this in public school.
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Diamondback DB FS Nine 9 mm Pistol
American Rifleman
Diamondback Firearms is still a relatively young manufacturer, having opened its doors in 2009. The company launched its product lines with diminutive striker-fired, polymer-frame pocket pistols, including the DB380 chambered in .380 ACP and the DB9 chambered for 9 mm. Diamondback then expanded its line-up to include AR-15 pattern rifles and pistols, available with proprietary fore-end configurations and unique color options. This year Diamondback is stepping up to the plate with its first full-size pistol, called the DB FS Nine chambered in 9 mm.
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'Gun Digest Book Of Ruger Revolvers: The definitive history'
American Rifleman
As he explores the significant contributions made by Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc., to a realm of handgunnery that combines modern engineering technology, specialized hunting skills and cultural arms heritage, author Max Prasac contagiously conveys his enthusiasm for revolver shooting to believers and beginners alike in the "GunDigest Book Of Ruger Revolvers."
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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!

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Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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