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A worrisome strategy from gun control 2.0
Shall Not Be Questioned
The other side is prepping the ground to try to expand the category of prohibited person. This is why I don't lightly dismiss Gun Control 2.0 — prohibited persons is a topic I've wondered why they didn't push for years, especially after having success even in a GOP Congress in the late 1990s on the topic of domestic abusers.
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Archery: Kids love it
NRA Family Insights
Like many kids, Phil Phillip's first bow was a fiberglass toy recurve. Then around age 15, he decided to get serious about bowhunting and started saving to buy his first compound bow. The bow had no adjustability, so within a year the draw length was too short, the draw weight was too light and he'd outgrown it. Fast-forward a few years. Phillips started his 8- and 11-year-old nephews out the same way.
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Outdoor Sportsman Show opens Aug. 8
VSSA
The 31st Annual Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show opens at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at the Virginia Raceway Complex (RIR). This year, the VDGIF Law Enforcement K-9 Unit will be putting on demonstrations. Yearly favorites such as The Virginia Deer Classic, the Virginia Open Calling Contest and the Virginia Sportsman Gunning Decoy Contest will again be present. New this year, in the Henrico Building, there will be a Gunning Decoy Carving Contest and a kids section with archery, casting and air rifle range.
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Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over school's anti-gun policy
Fox News
A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gun — to protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won't let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego.
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Concealed Carry Revocation Rates by Age: College age permit holders do not pose a greater risk
Crime Prevention Research Center
Read the entire new report Concealed Carry Revocation Rates by Age from the Crime Prevention Research Center. It is a common refrain that we can't allow permitted concealed handguns on university property because we all know how irresponsible young people can be, getting drunk and having wild parties. So, how can we possibly trust college students to have a permitted concealed handgun?
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Constitution Check: Can states exempt themselves from federal gun laws?
Constitution Daily
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the controversy over the effort in Kansas to restrict federal gun laws its legislature believes violate the Second Amendment right to have and carry guns.
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1,000-yard shot with a 9mm revolver
Bearing Arms
VideoBrief If it was anyone else, you'd dismiss this as impossible almost immediately. We're talking Jerry Miculek, however, so if he says he's going to shoot at a target 1,000 yards away without magnified optics, you simply assume that he's going to find a way to make the impossible shot happen. Again.
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HSUS attempts to drive hunters, shooters from public lands
American Hunter
In a July 23 letter submitted to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, NRA and 32 other conservation organizations call the recent lead-ammo ban petition filed with the Department of the Interior by the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunting groups "quite simply an attempt to drive hunters, and subsequently recreational target shooters, off of Federal public lands. It is unnecessary, has no basis in sound science and should be rejected by the Department."
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Fast draw vs. good ready, Part 2
Gun Digest
In Part 1 on this topic, Joseph Terry, a retired law enforcement firearms instructor, suggested that keeping a good eye on your environment and getting your hand on the gun early — what he calls the "Good Ready" — was preferable for armed citizens over trying to depend on a quick draw in a life-threatening situation. That raised a few hackles. After 30 years coaching and training on the range, Terry is sticking with these observations. However, a few additional points are warranted.
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Constitution Check: Can states exempt themselves from federal gun laws?
Constitution Daily
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the controversy over the effort in Kansas to restrict federal gun laws its legislature believes violate the Second Amendment right to have and carry guns.

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No, gun violence is not a 'public health' issue
Forbes
The American College of Physicians recently stated in a policy paper, "Firearm violence is not only a criminal justice issue but also a public health threat." Danny Franklin (who works for a consulting firm advising the Obama Administration) recently wrote in The Washington Post that, "Framing the danger of guns as a public health risk will change the debate over gun control." However, this blurring of the lines is misguided.

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Second Amendment scholar Steve Halbrook predicts DC will enact 'may issue' statute
VSSA
On the July 30 NRANews Cam and Company on The Sportsman Channel, VSSA Life Member and Second Amendment Scholar Steve Halbrook talked about the recent ruling in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. (Palmer v. District of Columbia) that struck down the District's ban on handgun carry outside of the home.

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The .35 Remington: An underrated brush cartridge
By John McAdams
When it was introduced by the Remington Arms Company in 1906, the .35 Remington had no true peer among the cartridges of the day. Hunters seeking a good "brush bullet" found the .35 Remington to be a satisfactory choice, and many deer, bear, elk and even moose fell to the .35 Remington over the years. However, the intervening decades have not been kind to the cartridge, and the .35 Remington has fallen out of favor with most mainstream hunters.
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The striker-fired pistol challenge
Gun Digest
Currently, there are three primary striker-fired pistols in contention for the service pistol market. There are other notable guns, but for this comparison, this article is covering the guns with the biggest sales numbers. Of the three guns, the Glock was the most compact, the XDm the least, but the differences were fairly minor. All the guns in the test are basic models as would likely be chosen by both civilians and agencies.
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How to make shotgunning practice realistic for success in the field
OutdoorHub
There are two kinds of clay target shooting. You can go out and shoot clays for the sake of the games themselves. Trap, skeet and sporting clays are fun in their own right. They can stoke the competitive flame and compel shooters to renown — or they can be pursued as family fun, a wonderful introduction to firearms and lifelong pursuits. Then there is clay shooting in preparation for hunting.
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Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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