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Why did Marylanders flock to a Virginia Gun Show?
Town Hall
Because on Oct. 1, one of the nation's strictest gun control laws passed this year went into effect. Signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Maryland bill will ban 45 kinds of assault weapons and require those wanting to buy handguns to undergo fingerprinting. Second Amendment supporters in Maryland crossed state lines to attend a "Nation's Gun Show" at the The Dulles Expo center in Chantilly, and applied for a record number of guns.
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Federal judge denies bids to block provisions of Maryland's new gun-control law
The Washington Post
A federal judge denied a pair of requests to suspend key provisions in Maryland's brand-new gun-control law, ruling that the plaintiffs had not made the case for the "extraordinary relief" they were seeking. In denying the temporary restraining orders, U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake faulted gun-rights advocates for waiting to challenge a law signed in May by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The new law, which includes strict licensing requirements for handguns and a ban on purchases of 45 types of assault rifles, took effect on Oct. 1, hours before the court hearing.
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The impossibility of gun control
The Star
The Navy Yard massacre won't revive the gun debate in Congress for a simple reason: There is no gun-control agenda this side of a total ban and confiscation that would have stopped Aaron Alexis. The Toomey-Manchin bill could have passed Congress unanimously. The assault-weapons ban could still be in place. Gun-controllers could have achieved their long-ago goal of barring the private purchase of handguns. And every step of his mayhem at the Washington Navy Yard would have been unimpeded.
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NRA wading into Virginia governor's race with $500,000 ad campaign against McAuliffe
The Washington Post
The NRA will begin airing $500,000 worth of statewide television and online ads hitting Democrat Terry McAuliffe for his firearms stances, according to NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam. The campaign is designed to benefit Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, a longtime gun rights advocate who has lagged behind McAuliffe on the financial front and can use the help on the airwaves.
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NRA Joins Anti-McAuliffe Push, Washington Post Misreports
National Review Online
The National Rifle Association is wading into the Virginia governor's race with a six-figure ad campaign, potentially reviving a debate over gun issues that has been mostly dormant in the contest. Beginning soon, the group will begin airing $500,000 worth of statewide television and online ads hitting Democrat Terry McAuliffe for his firearms stances, according to NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.
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McAuliffe can buy a gun today, ban Virginians' guns tomorrow
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe can buy a gun today and ban Virginians' guns tomorrow. He is a gun control chameleon that does what he must to get the votes and the money needed to succeed. This explains how he could wander into a Virginia gun store in January and make sure reporters knew he bought a Beretta shotgun, then spend the next few months campaigning on banning "assault weapons," passing universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole and telling Virginians he will only let them buy one gun a month if he wins the governorship.
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The Truth About Hunting Whitetails in Wind
Outdoor Life
There's a long-held belief that hunting whitetails in high wind is a waste of time. This conclusion is largely drawn from anecdotal evidence. Hunters don't see as many deer when the wind is blowing, which must mean that there are fewer deer on the move, right?
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NRA Joins Anti-McAuliffe Push, Washington Post Misreports
National Review Online
The National Rifle Association is wading into the Virginia governor’s race with a six-figure ad campaign, potentially reviving a debate over gun issues that has been mostly dormant in the contest.

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7th-graders suspended for playing with airsoft gun in own yard
Fox News
Two seventh-grade students in Virginia Beach, were handed long-term suspensions that will last until the end of the school year for playing with an airsoft gun in one of their front yards while waiting for the school bus.

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Family-owned gun shop still going strong in Virginia after 38 years
The Mechanicsville Local
Thirty-eight years ago mechanical engineer Rodney C. Atkinson quit his job with C.F. Sauer and opened a gun shop in Mechanicsville.

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All Hands On Deck for the 27th Annual Turkey Shoot
Jefferson Ruritans
The club is hustling to get ready for the 27th Annual Turkey Shoot, which is scheduled to begin this Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Volunteers have been coming to the Community Center to get the range ready for the big day. The hay bales have been stacked, the lawn has been mowed, the target boards and shooting booths are being inspected and fixed up.
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Are guns the problem?
Townhall.com
Every time there's a shooting tragedy, there are more calls for gun control. Let's examine a few historical facts. By 1910, the National Rifle Association had succeeded in establishing 73 NRA-affiliated high-school rifle clubs. The 1911 second edition of the Boy Scout Handbook made qualification in NRA's junior marksmanship program a prerequisite for obtaining a BSA merit badge in marksmanship. In 1918, the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. established its own Winchester Junior Rifle Corps. The program grew to 135,000 members by 1925. In New York City, gun clubs were started at Boys, Curtis, Commercial, Manual Training and Stuyvesant high schools. With so many guns in the hands of youngsters, did we see today's level of youth violence?
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