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New Report from Crime Prevention Research Center shows 11.1 million Americans hold concealed carry permits
Crime Prevention Research Center
The Crime Prevention Research Center recently released a report, Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States, revealing that 11.1 million Americans hold concealed carry permits, up from an estimated 4.6 million in 2007. The report shows that the number of permits is not only increasing, but it is growing at faster and faster rates.
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Michael Bloomberg; Scam artiest
America's 1st Freedom
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's newest gun-prohibition group, Everytown for Gun Safety, has gotten off to a rough start — and for good reason. The group, like Bloomberg's so-called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is built largely on deceit and outright lies.
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Senate filibusters bipartisan sportsmen's bill
Roll Call
The bipartisan sportsmen's bill championed by endangered Sen. Kay Hagan became another election year casualty with a majority of the Senate refusing to end debate. The North Carolina Democrat's measure, which would expand hunting and fishing access on federal land, was falling well short of the 60 votes to invoke cloture and end debate on the measure, as a number of Democrats joined Republicans to rebuff Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after he moved to block amendments.
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VSSA working with Sportable to provide shooting opportunities for disabled veterans
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VSSA is proud to support the Sportable Air Rifle Program. The purpose is to familiarize the participants with basic knowledge of air rifles and to introduce them to competitive shooting.
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How does Everytown match up with the NRA?
VSSA
After Everytown for Gun Safety announced they were going to put out a candidate survey and make it public this election cycle, the Christian Science Monitor decided to see how the group matches up with NRA. Everytown should be taken seriously when you have $50 million at your disposal. The Monitor notes that Bloomberg obviously has the edge in money, but that NRA's real strength is in mobilization.
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When should grandpa give up his gun?
VSSA
NBC News had this fairly balanced report on a new paper published by two geriatric specialists on the topic of when it is and isn't safe for senior citizens to continue possessing firearms.
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The lesson — You don't need to make a point of open carry carry in a state where it's legal
VSSA
The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that two guys from Chesterfield tried to organize a show of support for open carry but they were the only two that showed up. As the RTD noted, it is perfectly legal to carry firearms openly in Virginia. So as one of the people who commented back on the Facebook page of the organizer, exactly what were they protesting?
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Concealed carry basics: Beware sympathetic muscle response
Gun Digest
In the stress of a gunfight, sympathetic muscle response can cause you to unintentionally fire your weapon. Sympathetic muscle response occurs when the muscles of the hand contract involuntarily to an environmental stimulus that causes the major muscle groups to contract. If you have your gun out in response to a threat this might happen if you tripped, were startled or had to duck a close strike with a weapon. Here's how to avoid it.
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Guns allowed on planes, if packed properly
The Roanoke Times
You can bring a weapon when you fly on an airliner. "We want people to know they can travel with firearms," the Transportation Security Administration's Lisa Farbstein said. You just have to do it legally, the TSA spokeswoman said July 8 at Richmond International Airport. "You can fly with weapons, as long as you pack it properly and check it with the airline," Farbstein said.
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Concealed carry basics: Beware sympathetic muscle response
Gun Digest
In the stress of a gunfight, sympathetic muscle response can cause you to unintentionally fire your weapon. Sympathetic muscle response occurs when the muscles of the hand contract involuntarily to an environmental stimulus that causes the major muscle groups to contract. If you have your gun out in response to a threat this might happen if you tripped, were startled or had to duck a close strike with a weapon. Here's how to avoid it.

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New pro-gun/pro-hunting state laws go into effect
The Daily Caller
On July 1, several pro-gun/pro-hunting laws took effect in Virginia. Among them, Senate Bill 154, which repealed the outdated ban on Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the owner while still prohibiting hunting within 200 yards of a house of worship, the hunting of deer with dogs and the hunting of bear. House Bill 127 allows persons to hunt big game with muzzleloading pistols of a caliber of .45 or greater where and in those seasons when the use of muzzleloading rifles is permitted.

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John Frazer law on Fairfax County CHP Denials
VSSA
Attorney John Frazer, formerly Director of Research at the National Rifle Association, shared this information on Fairfax County related to denial of concealed handgun permit (CHP) application denials.

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Zombies lurk at the end of a gravel road in Virginia; and they must die
The Washington Post
A Virginia firearms training company offers "Zombie Survival 101: Surviving the Horde." Northern Virginia Tactical, at a gun range in Winchester, gives students and gun enthusiasts the chance to hone their skills and eradicate the undead.
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Texas Tech cheerleader takes heat for shooting big game in Africa
The Daily Caller
Blonde 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones is taking heat for hunting big game in Africa and posting pictures of the kills on her Facebook page, Kendall Takes Wild. But more than 48,000 people have signed a petition demanding Facebook take down the page for "the sake of all animals, especially the animals in the African region ... where hunters are going for fun just to kill an animal!"
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Stalking feral hogs: Lessons learned
By John McAdams
Texas, like many states, has thousands of feral hogs roaming the countryside. With a keen nose and relatively high intelligence, hogs are challenging to hunt — even though there are so many out there. Texas has no closed season and no bag limit, which makes them even more attractive as something to hunt when the rest of the hunting seasons are closed. Here is a story of a successful stalk I made on a feral hog one evening, and I'll highlight some key takeaways that can be applied in future situations.
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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!

David Adams
Legislative Director
Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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