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Biden's gun control vow: 'We will get it'
The Washington Times
Vice President Joe Biden said the fight for congressional action on gun legislation is far from over while outlining unilateral steps the Obama administration has taken to combat gun violence in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings in December.
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District of Columbia gun laws apply on Columbia Island
Recently, a pro-gun activist cancelled his planned open carry march from Arlington National Cemetery to the District of Columbia. The planned protest has prompted U.S. Park Police to remind the public that D.C. gun laws apply to certain portions of parkland adjacent the Potomac River.
Who's packin' concealed gun permit? Rush to find out
State court clerks have seen a flurry of requests from politicians and the media to obtain lists of Virginians with concealed-handgun permits before a new law takes effect July 1 that will close off the data to the public. So far, however, some seeking the records have come up empty-handed, calling into question how open the information has been.
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Virginia hunter numbers continue to decline as national numbers show increase
Virginia Shooting Sports Association (blog)
River Mud has an interesting post looking at this trend. He notes that preliminary U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service numbers posted for hunting license sales in the United States show a 9 percent increase nationwide, while Virginia has continued a downward spiral, with a 5 percent decrease in Virginia.
The 10 guns that defined America
The Daily Mail
Chris Kyle knew guns in a way no modern American ever has. As a Navy SEAL sniper, he recorded 255 kills on the battlefield during four deployments to Iraq. After he retired from the military, he began researching the firearms that shaped American history. His new book — published posthumously — "American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms" details the rifles and pistols wielded by soldiers, police officers, hunters, mobsters and outlaws that most influenced the culture of this nation.
1st-time buyers bolster gun makers, retailers
Firearms have been flying off shelves across the country amid calls from some lawmakers to increase gun control, and manufacturers are benefiting from the surge in demand. But retailers and makers of firearms aren't simply relying on returning gun owners looking to make another purchase. They're also getting a boost from first-time buyers, thanks to an increasing number of people interested in firearms.
Expert tips on buying a revolver for concealed carry
So you're shopping for a new carry gun, and you've decided that it needs to be a revolver? Good for you. The revolver definitely has a lot to offer, even in this heyday of compact autoloading pistols, but there are still many things to consider before making your purchase. Following are the key considerations you will want to think about.
4 tactical light techniques for concealed carry
In his new book, Handgun Training for Personal Protection, firearms trainer Richard Mann admits that acquiring a good tactical light was one of the first investments he made after becoming a police officer. It's easy to see why. Good flashlights are a game changer for concealed carry or armed duty and should be a part of your everyday carry kit. Today's tactical lights are powerful enough to provide total illumination of an area, your target and your handgun's sights. They can virtually blind an attacker momentarily, providing a split-second advantage.
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New Project ChildSafe Website offers tools to encourage firearm safety in the home
National Shooting Sports Foundation
NSSF has launched a new Project ChildSafe Website as part of its "S.A.F.E. Summer" campaign. The new site and the campaign, are designed to focus attention on the importance of safe and responsible firearm storage, to reinforce that anyone who is going to own a firearm should respect it and secure it, and to provide educational resources that can help prevent firearm accidents and misuse.
Manchin unveils fiery new ad against the NRA
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin premiered a new ad on The Morning Joe, firing back against National Rifle Association attack ads and calling on West Virginians to demand change from the NRA itself. "West Virginia, you know me, I haven't changed and you know I have always fought for our gun rights," the Democrat says in the ad. "I believe we can protect the Second Amendment and make our community safer."
Hunting with the AR-15
While the AR-15 platform is an outstanding choice for self-defense, most people don't give it a second thought as a hunting gun. That's too bad, because the AR, in its many guises, can be had in a variety of configurations that are fantastic for hunting different types of game, from small varmints all the way up to some very large and dangerous game.
7 best pump shotguns for less than $500
A pump shotgun is like your old hunting truck. It might not be fancy. It might not have a lot of frills. But when you turn the key, it always gets the job done. That's why many hunters have chosen a pump shotgun as their first shotgun, and it's why many have chosen one as their last shotgun. A pump is simple, reliable, holds more shells than a break-action and can be had at a reasonable price.
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