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People in Virginia spend a lot of money outdoors
Attention Virginia outdoorsmen and women: If you didn't already know, you have an incredible amount of political and financial clout. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report released confirms it. The 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation report shows that hundreds of thousands participate in some form of outdoors-related activity. They pour billions of dollars into state coffers every year.
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Gun-friendly states court Connecticut gunmakers
More than a year removed from his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is now a headliner in a new and equally crowded campaign. Perry and governors representing other gun-friendly states are aggressively attempting to lure gunmakers, suppliers and other vendors away from Connecticut and the surrounding region, which for generations has drawn much of its identity from the firearms industry.
Braised venison tacos
As the summer months heat up, look for wild game dishes that can be served at parties, potlucks and picnics at room temperature. This braised venison dish is perfect for summer gatherings because it can be made in advance, then allowed to marinate for up to several days before serving.
Biden hits the road for gun control
President Barack Obama has made new gun control laws a priority of his second term. And he's sending Vice President Joe Biden on the road to some gun-friendly areas to get support for his proposals. Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Virginia to try to gain public support for President Barack Obama's gun control proposals. "It's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people, it's about keeping all guns out of the hands of bad people," Biden said.
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Kagan hunts with buddy Scalia, bags deer
Justice Elena Kagan has some exciting news: "I shot myself a deer." New York City native Kagan revealed that she and conservative colleague Justice Antonin Scalia have expanded their hunting forays. Last year, "he said 'it's time for big-game hunting.' So we actually went out to Wyoming this past fall to shoot deer and antelope," Kagan said, revealing some rare inside information about the justices and their interactions with each other outside the court.
Understanding the need for 'high capacity' magazines
Personal Defense Network
Math lesson. How much ammunition do you need for personal or home defense? It's a hot topic today. Rob Pincus has the stats at hand and runs the numbers to illustrate that the logical need for a high number of rounds in a defensive firearm is a reality and is something we should be prepared for.
CHP privacy effective July 1
Virginia Shooting Sports Association
July 1 is the day that legislation passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor become law. At 12 a.m. July 1, Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit holders can rest assured that their private information is no longer available to the general public or the media by request. The only people besides the Clerk of the Circuit Court who have access to the information now is law enforcement.
Taking aim with good vision
By Denise A. Valenti
In a Gallup poll survey, 4 in 10 American citizens reported having a gun in their household with many reporting multiple uses for the guns. The poll showed three main uses: crime protection (67 percent), target shooting (66 percent) and hunting (58 percent). No matter the use, it is important to have optimum visual function in order to achieve maximum safety and the greatest success whether the use is recreational, protection or vocational.
Illinois governor vetoes concealed carry bill
The Daily Caller
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn issued an amendatory veto on a bill that would allow, and regulate, the carrying of concealed weapons in public places. The state has until July 9 to pass a bill that legalizes the right to carry a firearm, according to a federal court ruling, leaving the legislature with a week to either accept Quinn’s changes and rewrite the bill, or override the veto.
Gun-maker airlifts 20,000 extended magazines into Colorado ahead of ban
The Raw Story
Gun-maker Magpul airlifted thousands of extended assault rifle magazines into a Colorado gun show, giving away 1,500 and putting the rest up for sale just 24 hours before a new law takes effect that makes the magazines illegal across the state. The event, "A Farewell to Arms," attracted over 3,000 gun enthusiasts who received free extended magazines with their purchases, according to CBS Denver. An additional 18,500 magazines were designated to be sold at discount, with the proceeds going to benefit a pro-gun group calling itself "Free Colorado."
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