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CCRKBA files lawsuit challenging federal law on handgun purchases
USNewswire via The Sacramento Bee
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Texas against Attorney General Eric Holder and B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, challenging the current federal law prohibiting cross-state handgun purchases. CCRKBA brings this lawsuit on behalf of its members throughout the country, who would legally buy and sell handguns outside of their home states, just as they currently do with long guns.
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Virginia shooters score big at Junior Olympic and CMP Championship
VSSA
"Olympic Dreams Begin Here" is on the banner, but the hard work takes place on ranges like the Norfolk County Rifle Range in Chesapeake. On June 27, during the 2014 National Junior Olympic 3P Air Rifle Championship held at Camp Perry, Ohio, the 4-H Patriot Shooting Club precision air rifle team set a new national record for a 4-H Team in a 3x20 match by shooting a score of 2,344.
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Tatiana Whitlock on personal protection: Transition with a handheld light
Down Range TV
VideoBrief If you find yourself in a personal defense situation, the reality is you'll probably be in a nighttime setting such as a dark parking lot. To combat this, Tatiana suggests always carrying a handheld light. Tatiana Whitlock is a Refuse to Be a Victim® and NRA-certified basic pistol instructor, trained range safety officer, Krav Maga student and self-defense expert.
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Gun Control 2.0
Shall Not Be Questioned
In our community, there's a lot of talk about Gun Culture 1.0, representing the more traditional shooting sports culture (based around traditional shooting sports like hunting, shotgun sports, bullseye shooting, etc.) and Gun Culture 2.0, which revolves around self-defense. As the argument for this division goes, Gun Culture 2.0 is more evangelic and politically engaged with the issue, with individuals having more dog in the fight than just their hobby.
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US House votes to block DC gun control laws
Breitbart
On July 16 the U.S. House voted to block the stringent gun control laws in Washington, D.C. The amendment to block the laws was offered by Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. Massie's amendment was to "the House spending bill containing the District budget that would prevent the city from spending funds to enforce its local gun laws." Those laws include firearm registration, a "high capacity" magazine ban, an "assault weapons" ban "and strict limitations on carrying a gun outside the home."
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Check out DARPA's EXACTO system: Laser-guided .50 bullets in action
Guns.com
VideoBrief This is DARPA's EXACTO system: a bullet that can change its trajectory after it's been fired. It's been in development for a few years now and is based around a highly-specialized .50 BMG load. The projectile is a vaned electronic dart with an optical receiver built into the base of the bullet. Using a laser, a sniper team can control the flight path of the bullet remotely in-flight.
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Getting the most out of your firearms training
AmmoLand
It's relatively easy to go through 100 rounds with lightning speed at the range. By doing so, what do you accomplish as a student of the gun? The answer is nothing to very little at best. Far too often this is exactly the way many folks are spending their time at the range; however, there is a solution to this epidemic.
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Overpenetration: How worried should you be?
Shooting Illustrated
A bullet passing through a threat and continuing with the potential to cause unintentional damage to a bystander or object is a situation commonly described as overpenetration. We talk about it all the time, but is overpenetration really something we should worry about in a self-defense situation?
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CCRKBA files lawsuit challenging federal law on handgun purchases
USNewswire via The Sacramento Bee
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Texas against Attorney General Eric Holder and B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, challenging the current federal law prohibiting cross-state handgun purchases.

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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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Michael Bloomberg; Scam artist
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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Don't let recoil ruin your shooting fun
American Rifleman via The Daily Caller
Practically the only bad thing about shooting is recoil — and there are various ways to ensure it doesn't mess up an otherwise good thing. This article will look at alternatives to taking a beating from recoil.
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Picking a handgun to fit your grip
Handguns
Grip, one of the fundamentals of marksmanship, is a determining factor in your ability to shoot, operate and control your handgun. Since grip is the interface between you and your gun, it's important to select a handgun that fits your hand properly. A gun's weight and caliber are also important considerations. One thing is certain. When it comes to defensive handguns, one size does not fit all.
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How to field strip a 1911
Guns Magazine
VideoBrief Knowing how to safely field strip a 1911 pistol is a must for any new shooter. American Handgunner's Roy Huntington breaks this down into a simple step-by-step process.
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7 principals of rifle shooting put to the thest
Field & Stream
In the wonderful world of rifles, certain "truths" have always been held self-evident. It's easier to shoot well with a good trigger than with a bad one. Light rifles, though handier, are harder to shoot accurately than heavier ones. Synthetic stocks are stable, and wood stocks aren't. But is all this really the case? Field & Stream took seven such pearls of wisdom put them to the test.
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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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