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Sussex County fully repeals Sunday shooting ban
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Sussex County has removed the language from the recently enacted county noise ordinance related to shooting on private property on Sunday. The ordinance, enacted on April 17, effectively banned shooting on private property on Sundays, targeting the new Sunday Hunting Law. The ordinance had been passed in time to affect spring gobbler season. After an outcry from gun owners and hunters, the Board of Supervisors passed an emergency ordinance at the May Board meeting, repealing the shooting section but had to act in 60 days to make the change permanent.
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Department of Justice's million dollar 'gun safety' publice service announcements
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VideoBrief So this is how the Obama Administration spends $1 million of taxpayers money trying to reach gun owners with a message about safe storage of firearms. This was the most offensive of the two television public service announcement developed by the National Crime Prevention Council and the Ad Council and funded by the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance.
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Trouble with grouping handgun shots?
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Dance's Sporting Goods shares this tip in their recent email blast:

If you want to check to see if you are pulling the trigger, draw about a 6-inch vertical line on your target and put a 1-inch circle or smaller in the center. Aim at the circle every time and you will know if you are pulling the trigger off to the left or right. Right-handers typically pull the gun to the left, left-handers to the right.

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Halbrook: Should not read anything into Court's view of carry with Abramski ruling
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VSSA Life Member and Second Amendment Attorney Steve Halbrook appeared on NRANews' Cam and Company on June 18 to provide some additional analysis of the Abramski vs. U.S. ruling where Virginia resident Bruce Abramski Jr.'s, conviction of making a so-called "straw purchase" was upheld by a divided U.S. Supreme Court.
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New York Times: Minority gun owners face balancing act
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The New York Times recently ran this article that talks about minority gun owners and what the Times refers to as a "balancing act" they face weighing the "isolation" of being a minority gun owner and the "stigma" of gun violence. Once you get past the headline, it's not a bad article.
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Concealed carry tactics: Forget fast, get a good ready
Gun Digest
Back in the day, we referred to pulling the gun from a holster as "the draw," and speed of the draw was a much sought-after skill. If a cop in training couldn't get the gun out of a retention duty rig and engage a target (starting with a good grip on the gun) in less than one and a half seconds, they were not ready to go on the street. If you're not a police officer, you don't have that obligation, and it's better to concentrate on a "good ready" than a quick presentation. Here's why.
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Top Bloomberg aide's surprising confession on gun control efforts
The Blaze
Mark Glaze, who recently resigned as executive director of the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety, admitted that the gun control proposals the organization lobbied for wouldn't have stopped mass shootings, such as Sandy Hook. The Wall Street Journal reported that "Mr. Glaze said the movement hasn't solved one of its signature problems: Many mass shootings wouldn't have been stopped by tighter regulations proposed by gun-control advocates, even if they might have prevented other gun crimes."
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Law Shield: ATF moves back proposed NFA rule
The Shooter's Log
U.S. Law Shield is reporting that ATF has delayed the effective date for a new proposed regulation — Rule ATF 41P — that could affect your ability to own a suppressor, short-barreled weapon, machine gun, or NFA-defined "any other weapon." In September 2013, the ATF proposed a rule that would require all "responsible persons" to receive Chief Law Enforcement Officer authorization to purchase NFA regulated items. If enacted as proposed, this rule could potentially put a halt to the purchase of all NFA-regulated items for all practical purposes.
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5 things you need to know about personal defense ammunition
The Daily Caller
Have you ever gone to the store to buy personal-defense ammunition and been completely confused by the number of options? Let's break down the details, and hopefully your selection process will become easier.
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6 facts about AR-15 gas impingement vs. piston
Guns Digest
"As someone who tests and reviews guns for a variety of firearms periodicals, I've had the opportunity to test versions of both the gas impingement and piston-driven ARs," writes Richard A. Mann, former police officer and serviceman with the U.S. Army, and one of the most well-respected firearms authorities writing on the subject today. "Here are my factual discoveries."
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Concealed carry tactics: Forget fast, get a good ready
Gun Digest
Back in the day, we referred to pulling the gun from a holster as "the draw," and speed of the draw was a much sought-after skill. If a cop in training couldn't get the gun out of a retention duty rig and engage a target (starting with a good grip on the gun) in less than one and a half seconds, they were not ready to go on the street. If you're not a police officer, you don't have that obligation, and it's better to concentrate on a "good ready" than a quick presentation. Here's why.

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Elite Shooting Sports to open massive new gun range in Virginia
Ammo Land
Elite Shooting Sports LLC is opening one of the largest indoor shooting ranges in the country in Prince William County, Virginia, this fall. Construction is well under way for the 65,000 square foot facility. The massive facility will house four separate indoor shooting ranges; two 25-yard ranges a 50-yard range and a 100-yard range all total 42 separate shooting rifle rated lanes.

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The agony of the liberal gun lover
Pacific Standard
Sara Robinson of Seattle, is chatty, affable and obviously liberal. For years the former writer for Alternet has been a member of a tight-knit community of activists who write and organize around progressive causes. Robinson, a registered Democrat since the Reagan era, is also a life-long gun owner.

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What are tactical pistols?
The Shooter's Log
The term tactical pistol is used a lot without real understanding. A tactical pistol is a different breed than some, and to earn the term tactical, a pistol should show good performance. When we call a pistol tactical, we should use that term in roughly the same way as when describing handgun classes.
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Anti-hunters losing the battle as data shows significant rise in female hunters
Ammo Land
The most recent U.S. Census Bureau found there are 13.7 million hunters in the nation — and 11 percent of them are women. This number is growing according to the National Sporting Goods Association, which released information that between 2008-2009 while the total number of hunters in the U.S. decreased slightly, the number of female hunters increased by 5.4 percent.
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TSA urges gun owners to review the rules about firearms and air travel
The Buffalo News
The Transportation Security Administration is sending a message to travelers: Yes, it is within your rights to fly with your firearm. But don't even think about trying to take it with you through security. The number of firearms found at security checkpoints is on the rise nationwide. This month, a record 18 guns were confiscated in one day.
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