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Whitetails: The summer-to-fall transition
Scout
The fall transition is a confusing time for a lot of hunters. They've been used to getting thousands of pictures per camera weekly and seeing lots of far-from-bashful velvet bucks to suddenly having cameras go dry. What's happened?
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Inside the black market for guns
Forbes
Across a conference room table on the 35th floor of a Manhattan high rise were three agents with decades of experience investigating gunrunning and other crimes for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The question posed to them was not one they could answer quickly: How do criminals get guns?
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Bloomberg's white whale
National Review Online
There is something of Captain Ahab about Michael Bloomberg these days — the former mayor of New York having adopted the profile of a neurotic and fevered old man whose long and checkered career has not yet managed to sate him, and whose ambition will be truly realized only when, finally, he captures his whale and avenges his bruised ego. Alas, yesterday evening, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, satisfaction eluded him once again.
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DGIF quota hunt applications end Aug. 15
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries via VSSA
Several Deer and multispecies hunts are still open but the deadline to apply for these hunts is Friday, Aug, 15. Don't miss out on these great hunt opportunities.
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House bill targets SMG-toting bureaucrats
Shotgun News
At the same time the current Administration has been busy trying to disarm the citizenry, it has built up a huge paramilitary army of heavily armed bureaucrats in some of the most unusual regulatory agencies. You might be surprised to know that the Agriculture Department, Department of Education, Food and Drug Administration, even the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have police forces, often armed with full-auto firearms, body armor, grenades, the whole panoply of accessories wielded by today's militarized law enforcement.
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The case for concealed carry in Washington, DC
VSSA
Leadership Institute Northeast Regional Field Coordinator Gabby Hoffman recently had an Op/Ed in the Richmond Times Dispatch making the case for repealing the ban on carrying handguns in Washington, D.C. In the opinion piece, Hoffman wrote about how Virginia's concealed handgun law has made the Commonwealth a safer place, and how crime has dropped at the same time gun sales have increased exponentially in the last six years.
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Gun maker to Eric Holder: If you try to mandate my smart-gun technology, I'll burn it down
VSSA
National Review had a recent article by Frank Miniter that describes an April 13, 2013, meeting between U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and W. P. Gentry, president of Kodiak Arms. Gentry told Holder about technology his company had been working on called the Intelligun. Gentry showed Holder how the "smart gun" technology he had been developing worked.
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Why the 'new NRA' terrifies the political left
Bearing Arms
The anti-gun left and their allies in the news media rarely miss an opportunity to attack gun owners, and they've frenetically focused in recent months on the "new NRA." The younger, more hip and more diverse stable of commentators that is the public face of the National Rifle Association in their new media properties seems to terrify the anti-gun left, and they've gone after them with a vengeance that they typically reserve for minorities that dare leave the liberal plantation.
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Inside the black market for guns
Forbes
Across a conference room table on the 35th floor of a Manhattan high rise were three agents with decades of experience investigating gunrunning and other crimes for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The question posed to them was not one they could answer quickly: How do criminals get guns?

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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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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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Handgun shooting drills: Getting started
By Chad Thompson
This series is written for folks who wish to know what they need to practice in order to hone themselves into better shooters. Let's start by identifying certain things that a shooter would want/need to have in his possession in order to improve his handgun shooting and manipulation skills. First of all is absolute safety-mindedness. One of the best building blocks when learning to shoot a handgun is copious dry-firing drills. In order to conduct a dry-fire drill the person practicing needs to have ... an empty handgun.
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The unique challenges, performance of monometal bullets
Gun Digest
In the late 1980s, Randy Brooks, owner of Barnes Bullets, sat on a patch of high ground in Alaska glassing for bears and had a brilliant idea. His vision was to create a bullet that would expand reliably, yet penetrate deeply and not come apart. It was the concept of removing the entire lead core, leaving a bullet made of a solid copper (usually just reserved for the jacket material) that was completely revolutionary. But they weren't good for accuracy.
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So, really, where is the .22 Rimfire ammo?
American Rifleman
Affordable .22 Long Rifle in particular remains like a Bigfoot sighting. Despite running three shifts, rimfire capacity is at its maximum at the Federal Premium (Anoka, Minnesota) and CCI (Lewiston, Idaho) plants. Maximum production is coming out of all them. And it is not enough. Demand for .22 Long Rifle still exceeds production capacity.
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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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