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Virginia test state for gun program that will allow law enforcement agencies instant access to shared database
The Huffington Post
Virginia has become the test state for a planned nationally linked program that will allow every law enforcement agency in the commonwealth — if they choose to participate — instant access to a shared database of records on recovered crime guns and investigative traces of those weapons. In the eight weeks since the program was launched, 25 of Virginia's 352 state and local law enforcement agencies have signed agreements to share crime gun trace data with their participating state colleagues through an enhancement of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' eTrace system, an Internet-based firearms tracing and analysis initiative.
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York supervisors approve gun club expansion
The Daily Press
While around 13 people spoke against plans to expand facilities at the Lafayette Gun Club at a York County Planning Commission meeting in July, support for the club during a Board of Supervisors meeting was overwhelming. The supervisors unanimously voted to approve the club's plans to build a new 6,000-square-foot club house, 3,800-square-foot picnic pavilion and expand a gravel driveway around one of the outdoor ranges at its 26-acre campus on Dare Road. There are no plans to expand any of the club's firing ranges.
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Dems split on new gun control push
The Hill
Congressional Democrats are divided on whether to renew their push for gun control in the wake of the recent deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Hours after Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., called for action on gun legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he won't seek a new vote.
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Gun control's dead end
National Review Online
Now that the terrifying confusion has abated and the wildly varying reports have been collated into some sort of consensus, we are able to review what happened at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard with a dispassionate and critical eye. Doing so reveals that it is once again time for the friends of liberty to be blunt and to be forceful in the face of what will inevitably come. So resolved, let us lay down this marker: Those claiming that this abomination demonstrates the need for stricter gun control are lying or else they are ignorant; either way, they should be ashamed of themselves. It does no such thing.
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In gun debate, divide grows as both sides dig In for battle
The New York Times
The weeks after a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., were characterized by a new optimism about a goal that had seemed elusive for almost a decade: tougher gun laws. The shooting was called on more than one occasion "a game changer." In the nine months since, although supporters of stricter legislation have won some victories, those high hopes have been tempered by a series of losses, most notably in April when the Senate defeated several measures to strengthen gun restrictions and then last week in Colorado, where two state senators who had backed stronger gun laws lost recall elections.
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Talk shifts to gun control after navy yard shooting
Talk shifts to gun control after Navy Yard shooting
President Barack Obama called it "yet another mass shooting." Any lawmakers in Washington would have been kept inside the Capitol complex for a few hours amid a lockdown as authorities were on the lookout for a possible second gunman. Washington was paralyzed in the aftermath of a mass shooting at the Navy Yard facility in Southeast D.C., with workers unable to use the Metro, cars stopped on the freeways for miles and baseball fans left with a canceled Washington Nationals game.
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The fact-free gun-control crusade
National Review Online
Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun-control laws have in fact reduced murders? Think about all the states and communities within states, as well as foreign countries, that either have tight gun-control laws or loose or nonexistent ones. With so many variations and so many sources of evidence available, surely there would be some compelling evidence somewhere if tighter gun-control laws actually reduced the murder rate. And if tighter gun-control laws don't actually reduce the murder rate, then why are we being stampeded toward such laws after every shooting that gets media attention? Have the media outlets that you follow ever even mentioned that some studies have produced evidence that murder rates tend to be higher in places with tight gun-control laws?
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Starbucks seeks to keep guns out of its coffee shops
The New York Times
Tired of being thrust onto the front lines of the nation's debate over guns, Starbucks is asking customers to leave firearms behind when they are in its stores and its outdoor seating areas. The policy change came after a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 people, including the gunman, dead. But Starbucks said its decision was not in response to that or to the shooting spree that killed 26 children and adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., just days before Christmas last year.
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In gun debate, divide grows as both sides dig In for battle
The New York Times
The weeks after a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., were characterized by a new optimism about a goal that had seemed elusive for almost a decade: tougher gun laws.

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Where's the ammo?
American Rifleman
The NRA is regularly inundated with letters from members requesting an explanation of the nationwide ammo shortage.

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Bloomberg may court McAuliffe to bring gun control to Virginia
Breitbart
Questions are being raised whether outgoing billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is courting Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe to enact gun control measures in Virginia if he should win the statehouse in November.

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Be better when it counts: Training tips for the budding defender
American Rifleman
It's no secret that, to improve any skill, you've got to practice, practice and practice some more. So, if you want to be a better gunfighter, you've got to dedicate yourself to practicing with your sidearm — and yes, there's a right way to go about it. Here are 10 suggestions that can help focus your practice.
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School's firearms class teaches science of guns
The Herald Tribune
In a class that is hard to come by at most traditional public schools, the Sarasota Military Academy in Florida debuted its new firearm safety course this school year. Led by a Sarasota County sheriff's deputy, the class is intended to teach teenagers the science behind guns — how to handle them safely, how they work and the history behind them. At the end of the nine-week course, the students will shoot at the firing range.
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Placing your feet and picking your ammo for dove hunting
Outdoor Hub
Footwork is an important key to accurate shooting. Often a hunter will be sitting on a dove stool and has to move his body to compensate for the angle that the dove is coming at him. This means he will run out of swing, pull his head up off the gun, and the gun will stop. Instead, you want to have as much room as possible to swing your gun left or right, depending on the flight of the dove, in order to lead the bird properly. If you are sitting on a stool, you need to read the direction the dove is traveling as it flies. As long as you stay still and don't move, most of the time the dove will continue flying on the same path in the same direction. If you wait until the bird is in range before you move, you shouldn't affect his flight path.
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