|This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.|
here to advertise in this news brief.
US District Court dismisses lawsuit to ban traditional ammunition
National Shooting Sports Foundation
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by the radical anti-hunting Center for Biological Diversity and six other groups demanding the Environmental Protection Agency ban traditional ammunition containing lead components. Traditional ammunition represents 95 percent of the U.S. market and is the staple ammunition for target shooters, hunters and law enforcement, with more than 10 billion rounds sold annually.
| Share this article:
New Maryland gun laws cause Beretta to look elsewhere for future expansions
Field & Stream
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a law that bans over 40 different firearms considered assault weapons (like the popular AR-15), prohibits the sale of magazines capable of carrying more than 10 rounds, and requires handgun buyers to undergo fingerprint licensing. Of all the voices opposing the law, the Beretta USA factory in Accokeek, Md., has been one of the most vocal. The company recently released a statement stating, "The resulting law that passed is not acceptable, even with the improvements we were able to obtain. In short, the law that finally passed went from being atrocious to simply being bad."
The safety payoff of the big business of gun training
You'd think that, with all the talk in Washington, D.C., about the IRS, Benghazi, the AP's phone records, and oh yeah, immigration, that the debate over gun control is over. But a few determined senators still want to bring the issue of expanded background checks up for a vote sometime this summer.
| Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword
Poll: 62 percent of Americans want Senate to drop gun control
President Barack Obama has vowed to keep pushing for new gun control measures and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the failed gun vote in the Senate was "just the beginning." However, the latest Reason-Rupe national poll finds just 33 percent of Americans feel the "Senate should debate and vote on gun control legislation again," while 62 percent want the Senate to "move on to other issues."
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
Doug Koenig captures his 15th prestigious Bianchi Cup title
Like vintage wine that gets better with age, so too has Doug Koenig's shooting ability. Koenig, a professional competitive shooter formerly of Alburtis and now residing in Hamburg, recently won his 15th Bianchi Cup shooting title at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club range in Columbia, Mo.
Comey, anti-gun Chicago-trained enforcer, reportedly tapped to run FBI
The Daily Caller
As President Barack Obama doubles down on his gun control agenda, he is expected to nominate a former Bush administration official who pioneered a federal gun control program. Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey, a University of Chicago Law School alumnus, is credited with the creation of Richmond, Virginia's Project Exile — a "highly regarded gun control program," according to a 2001 Los Angeles Times piece.
How do you break in your barrels and should you bother?
Keith Wood, a contributor for American Hunter, writes: "Recently, I had my .280 Ackley rebarreled with a 26-inch stainless blank from Lilja. It was a great all-around rifle with the 24-inch Douglas barrel that it wore for 10+ years, but now I have a larger selection of big game rifles to choose from and I wanted something that filled a more specific niche. This rifle is to be used to send 140 gr. bullets as fast as I can push them while maintaining accuracy, for hunting deer in wide-open spaces. Essentially, I've always wondered what the rifle would do with a 26-inch barrel and it was time to find out. Practical? No. It's my money (no, I don't get free barrels)."
8-year-old suspended over gun-shaped Pop-Tart gets lifetime NRA membership
The National Rifle Association has given an 8-year-old boy a free lifetime membership, the Baltimore Sun reports. His achievement was chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. The NRA gave Joshua Welch the free membership — which usually costs $550 — at a fundraiser for Anne Arundel County Republicans. Welch returned to playing games on his cellphone after he got the award, the Sun reported.
The New York Times is a tool of Brady Campaign
The Washington Times
The New York Times has turned into a docile tool of anti-gun organizations. The newspaper hates firearms so much that it published a front page story with no news, but only decade-old testimony, in an attempt to blame gun manufacturers for recent mass shootings. The above-the-fold headline in the paper blared: "Gun Makers Saw No Role in Curbing Improper Sales." The story was on the top right side, next to a large photo of a young mother holding her young son at her veteran husband's grave at Arlington National Cemetery. Not subtle.
New discount for NRA Certified Instructors from Aimpoint
Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, is excited to offer a new pricing program specifically for NRA certified instructors through online retail training specialists, eXperticity and their expert incentive platform, ProMotive.com.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063