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NRA and moms
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Fastcompany.com has this article about NRA's marketing and suggests they are targeting moms as a response to the supposed success of Moms Demand Action:

The National Rifle Association doesn't make its demographic makeup public, although you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who wouldn't concede it is overwhelmingly white, conservative and male. (Gun ownership data published by Pew Research seems to support this.) But lately, it seems like the NRA's leadership is especially interested in courting a new and very vocal demographic with considerable household influence: moms.

I don't know that NRA is specifically targeting moms, but with female gun ownership at all time highs, it only makes sense that the NRA would reach out to women.
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Arizona range tragedy prompts look at state laws on minors and long guns
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Sebastian found this piece on The Washington Post's Wonkblog that looks at state laws related to minor possession of rifles and shotguns. The Wonkblog post was prompted by the tragic shooting of a range instructor in Arizona on Aug. 25 when a 9 year-old was not able to control an Uzi that the instructor was showing her how to shoot.
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Women emerge as a forceful voice in the business of defending firearms
News21
More women than ever before own guns. Nearly 79 percent of firearms retailers reported an increase in female customers between 2011 and 2012, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. From this surge in popularity comes classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships and conferences for women. Women have also become the sellers, the lobbyists and the business owners.
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Where is open carry legal?
The Wall Street Journal
Carrying a firearm in a concealed manner is legal in all states, but open carry has more restrictions, especially for handguns. Though federal law doesn't restrict the open carrying of handguns in public, several states — including California, Florida, Illinois, New York, South Carolina and Texas — ban the practice, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Thirteen states require a special permit or license to open carry. The remaining 31 states don't require one.
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Judge: California 10-day waiting period for guns unconstitutional
Guns.com
In a strong win for gun rights in California, a federal judge struck down the state's longstanding 10-day waiting period for gun purchases. The practice was challenged in the federal court for the Eastern District of California in Fresno by two gun owners and had the backing of the Second Amendment Foundation and the Calguns Foundation. The ruling ordered that the waiting period be largely abandoned, substituting the already standard practice of a Federal National Instant Criminal Systems check as sufficient in most cases.
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Campus carry: Armed and ready for college
KSHB-TV
Under an Idaho law that took effect July 1, nearly 3,000 Idaho residents with enhanced concealed carry permits can bring their guns on college campuses. Idaho became the seventh state to allow "campus carry" in a movement gaining traction across the country. Spurred by recent high-profile campus shootings, grassroots groups like Students for Concealed Carry are pushing for the right to carry weapons on campus, sometimes with the backing of larger gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association.
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Where is open carry legal?
The Wall Street Journal
Carrying a firearm in a concealed manner is legal in all states, but open carry has more restrictions, especially for handguns. Though federal law doesn't restrict the open carrying of handguns in public, several states — including California, Florida, Illinois, New York, South Carolina and Texas — ban the practice, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Thirteen states require a special permit or license to open carry. The remaining 31 states don't require one.

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Armed, out and about: Evolving public-carry laws expand gun rights
NBC News
More Americans can carry guns in more places than ever before. In the majority of states, law-abiding gun owners can walk into bars, restaurants and churches with their guns without fear of legal ramifications. A review of public-carry laws — governing both concealed carry and open carry of firearms — shows that gun owners are now allowed to pack a gun in a public place in all 50 states.

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Virginia firearm sales level off to pre-2013 levels, but still on pace to be 2nd best year in history
VSSA
The Richmond Times-Dispatch had this story on Aug. 16 that notes 2014 firearm sales in Virginia are running approximately 23 percent lower than the same period in 2013. Last year's sales were driven by the direct assault on our rights by President Barack Obama. But, while sales are down a little less 25 percent from last year, they are still higher than 2012, and 2014 is on pace to still be the second-best year for firearm sales on record.

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California mulls bill to remove guns from potential offenders
Reuters via The Virginia Gazette
A bill allowing family members to ask a judge to order firearms removed from people likely to commit gun violence advanced in California, one of several gun control measures up for votes in the last week of the state's legislative session. The measure was introduced after police near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family that he was in poor mental health and might become violent.
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David Keene: The devious designs of Operation Choke Point
NRA News
VideoBrief David Keene is Past President of the National Rifle Association. He is now the Editorial and Opinion Editor of The Washington Times. He has written a commentary entitled, "The Devious Designs of Operation Choke Point," detailing the Department of Justice extralegal operation. It is reported to have interfered with the financial services of many legal industries, including firearms companies. He describes the methods by which providers of financial services were intimidated by the FDIC and the Department of Justice.
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University paper changing 88-year-old name beause of ammunication connotation
Breitbart
The University of Mary Washington's (UMW) school paper is changing its 88-year-old name from The Bullet to The Blue & Gray Press out of a desire, in part, to avoid a name which "propagated violence."
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Inside and out: Shaneen Allen case is a mockery of justice
American Rifleman
Jurisprudence in Atlantic County, New Jersey, has been in the spotlight this year, and it's not just those of us on the outside who are shaking our heads in disgust. Two cases in the county have drawn national scorn. NFL star Ray Rice, after being charged with assaulting his fiancée, was allowed to skip his day in court and enter a diversionary program for first-time offenders that will wipe his record clean providing he meets certain conditions. But Shaneen Allen, a single mom from Philadelphia who possesses a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit she mistakenly thought would accord her to same right in New Jersey, is now headed for trial.
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Kahr K9: The Cadillac of concealed carry?
Student of the Gun
There are dozens of compact pistols available for the American shooter. Some are economy models that use economical parts and components. Others use more expensive components and are built with a greater attention to detail. In the end it's up to you to decide what you can afford and for what you are willing to pay. Though their polymer framed pistols have been very popular for their price point, Kahr has a full line of solid steel pistols. And the K9 is easily a "Cadillac" in the concealed carry pistol realm.
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Long-range shooting with the AR-15
The Shooter's Log
For the AR-15 shooter, what does "long range" mean? It's subjective. For someone who is usually popping away at 100 yards, then 300 yards may seem distant. If a shooter is comfortable at 300 yards, then maybe 500 or 600 qualifies as far; an experienced NRA High Power Rifle competitor might set the cap at 1,000, and there are a few who take it farther than that.
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2014's best whitetail states: Part 1
American Hunter
There's no shortage of whitetail hunters out there, nor shortage of locales where those hunters can put their skills to the test. But that begs a very important question: Just where is the best place to hunt whitetail? Welcome to Part I of our countdown.
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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!

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Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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