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Outdoor Channel's Jim and Eva Shockey talk hunting and family
NRA Family InSights
If you’ve never heard of Jim and Eva Shockey, you might be living under a rock. Jim Shockey, host of "Jim Shockey's UNCHARTED" and "Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures" on Outdoor Channel, is an award-winning outdoor writer, wildlife photographer/videographer, guide and outfitter. Eva Shockey, his daughter, is co-host of "Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures," and represents Outdoor Channel at various appearances. They recently spoke with NRA's Family InSights about hunting, family and more.
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Bloomberg spends six figures on new Kroger ad blitz
VSSA
It appears that Bloomberg isn't taking no for an answer from Kroger when it comes to allowing customers to carry firearms in stores. Forbes reports that Bloomberg is spending six figures on a new ad blitz targeting the chain.
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Roanoke area college professer calls gun owners 'callous'
VSSA
Megan Doney, an English professor at New River Community College had this OP/ED in the Roanoke Times, where she uses the recent tragic incident in Arizona to call gun owners who have defended teaching young children to use firearms, "extremists" and "callous."
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How to choose a carry gun with the 5 Cs of concealed carry
Handguns
One of the most enduring questions in the shooting community remains: "What's the best gun for concealed carry?" Because recommending a carry gun is very subjective, it's difficult to quantify or define a specific gun for any one individual. That's when it helps to use a process for guiding someone to their ideal carry gun. The best way I've found to make a recommendation is by applying the 5 Cs of Concealed Carry to the potential carry gun.
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The story of guns in America
The Wall Street Journal
Not only the 100th anniversary of World War I but the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812's Battle of Baltimore — which produced the "Star Spangled Banner" — and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battles to capture Richmond and Atlanta are being remembered this year. But one anniversary has (not surprisingly) gone mostly unnoticed by the mainstream media: the 200th birthday, in July, of gunmaker Samuel Colt.
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2 well-known names unload on 'anti-gun billionaires'
Examiner
Two well-known writers, including a New York Times best-selling author writing in the National Review online, and a popular actor and author, have unloaded on anti-gun billionaires including Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates, for pushing a Washington state gun control measure that now has the political Left turning hypocrisy into an art form. For gun rights activists who have been fighting the proverbial "good fight" in the Evergreen State, the double drubbing could perhaps not have come at a better time.
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How to choose a carry gun with the 5 Cs of concealed carry
Handguns
One of the most enduring questions in the shooting community remains: "What's the best gun for concealed carry?" Because recommending a carry gun is very subjective, it's difficult to quantify or define a specific gun for any one individual. That's when it helps to use a process for guiding someone to their ideal carry gun. The best way I've found to make a recommendation is by applying the 5 Cs of Concealed Carry to the potential carry gun.

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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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NRA and moms
VSSA
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. 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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Pros and cons of the wadcutter bullet
By John McAdams
This article discusses a relatively uncommon bullet type: the wadcutter. A wadcutter has a flat front and is typically cylindrical in shape. Additionally, the bullet is usually all lead and has no jacket. Though the wadcutter is not extremely rare, it is still a relatively specialized bullet type that is only utilized in a few different cartridges. Like most highly specialized bullets, the wadcutter is great at the job it was designed for: competitive shooting. However, it struggles in applications outside of its primary use.
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Federal judge strikes down ban on guns in bars, bar parking lots
AmmoLand
On Aug. 25, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson issued an order striking down a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ordinance banning guns in bars and in the parking lots of bars, including other places that sell alcohol, like "restaurants and grocery stores." The decision was the result of a case brought by Ernest Taylor, who was pulled over and arrested for having two rifles in his car while in a local bar parking lot. Taylor was told he was in violation of a "new law," which barred the possession of firearms in or around a business that sells alcohol. The rifles were taken from him.
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Dissecting the Mozambique Drill
Bearing Arms
VideoBrief If you've been around defensive pistol shooting for a while, you've likely heard of the Mozambique Drill (a.k.a., failure to stop drill). It came about after Rhodesian mercenary Mike Rousseau told the story of an encounter he had in combat at an airport. Rousseau — armed onyl with a pistol — turned a corner and encountered an enemy soldier carrying an AK-47. Rousseau fired two quick shots that struck the enemy soldier in the chest, but failed to stop him. Rousseau then aimed for the head, and fired the shot that finally put the enemy solder down. Rousseau relayed this story to Jeff Cooper, who then began employing this failure to stop drill in his teaching at Gunsite.
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More than 57,000 gun-friendly bars, eateries crop up across America
The Washington Times
Carrying rights are now a reality in every state, while only three states — Maine, North Dakota and Illinois — claim a complete ban on guns in restaurants or any establishment that derives more than half of its profits from alcohol. Many smaller restaurants and bars are embracing guns, telling patrons to come in and eat armed for a variety of reasons, including not angering their own customer base, to attract Second Amendment rights activists and to not leave themselves vulnerable to crimes by blatantly stating everyone in the joint is unarmed.
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VSSA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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