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Virginia International Raceway ranges a popular destination
VSSA
VideoBrief The recently opened ranges at the Virginia International Raceway have become a popular destination. VIR, located close to the North Carolina border in Alton, Virginia, between South Boston and Danville, was recently chosen as one of Car and Driver Magazine's top six road courses in the nation. The ranges offer folks who may not be race fans another reason to visit the facility. Most of the ranges are 50 to 100 yards but also includes one 1,000-yard range. There is also a 360-degree range.
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CPRC corrects Bloomberg errors
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VideoBrief Recently, Dr. John Lott had this piece on FoxNews.com talking about Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun propaganda and the errors that are inherent in the reports his various groups put into the pubic domain. These errors include things like where an attack occurred, padding numbers to included killings by gang members and including stabbing deaths in their numbers.
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Virginia Attorney General says exploding targets are not illegal
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Attorney General Mark Herring has issued an opinion that exploding (Tannerite) targets are not illegal. The Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney had written a letter to Herring asking whether possession and use of such targets for recreation were illegal after some county residents complained about the use of exploding targets by a group known as Virginia Gun Trader.
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PolitiFact mostly confirms NRA claims about veterans' gun rights against Mark Warner
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NRA mailings and flyers targeting Virginia incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Warner charge that Warner "has supported restrictions on veterans' Second Amendment rights." PolitiFact took a look at the claim and determined that "As proof, it cites the senator's 2013 vote against an amendment that would have ended a VA policy of submitting the names of veterans it deems mentally unstable to the FBI for inclusion on a national list of people barred from buying guns. People who didn't serve in the military, by contrast, can only be declared mentally unfit to buy a gun by a judge."
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Guns, crime and Bloomberg's lies
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VideoBrief Dr. John Lott and Fox News' John Stossel recently discussed the myth that crime committed with a firearm is increasing and other lies that Bloomberg and his affiliated groups spread.
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2014 VSSA Annual Meeting — Oct. 18
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The Officers, Directors, and Staff request the pleasure of your company on Saturday, Oct. 18. The 2014 VSSA Annual Meeting is hosted by The Arlington/Fairfax Chapter, Inc. of the Izaak Walton League of American, at 14708 Mount Olive Road, in Centerville. All shooting venues are free of charge to VSSA members during the day. Activities will begin with a swap meet at 9 a.m. and continue until noon.
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Moms Demand SWATing: A disturbing trend on the fringes of the gun-control movement
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"You see a GunFilth waving its penis substitute, exit, call police. Armed robbery in progress." So wrote Twitter user "Little Black Dog" on Sept. 13 of this year. The injunction was a particularly colorful one, but the idea behind it, alas, is not as uncommon as one might wish. "I see you #opencarry with a gun in public," a man named "joe villa" threatened, "I'm calling the cops. Psycho behaving erratic. Make your day." A translation for the more literate among us: "The law be damned; exercise your rights under the law and I'll threaten your life."
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Gun control groups vow to match NRA spending in congressional elections
The Associated Press via Portland Press Herald
Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe's imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates. Their long-awaited financial parity with the gun lobby, however, underscores the importance of timing in politics. Firearms violence has faded as a top tier public concern, a turnabout from the issue's high profile immediately following the December 2012 shooting of 20 first-graders and six aides at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Virginia Attorney General says exploding targets are not illegal
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Attorney General Mark Herring has issued an opinion that exploding (Tannerite) targets are not illegal. The Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney had written a letter to Herring asking whether possession and use of such targets for recreation were illegal after some county residents complained about the use of exploding targets by a group known as Virginia Gun Trader.

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Following loss of fingerprints, DC asks gun owners to re-register
Guns.com
The Washington Metropolitan Police Department, after losing part of its electronic fingerprint database, is sending gun owners notice that they need to come by and give them again. Although gun owners in the District already by law have to re-register both themselves and their firearms every three years, this latest requirement from the city comes after the existing fingerprint data collected July 2012 to March 2013 has vanished. Each affected owner has to be reprinted as well as pay a $13 per gun registration fee.

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What to do after a defensive shooting
NRA Family Insights
You have just been attacked by an armed criminal and forced to deploy your defensive handgun. Too often, people who prepare for such a possibility fail to consider what they should do and what they should expect once the gunfire has ceased. Dealing with the aftermath of such an unfortunate situation should be a critical part of your personal defense plan. To fail to consider it can place you in a good deal of legal and physical danger. Once the shooting is over, you should put your gun away and call 911 immediately.

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Why the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot is the coolest place on earth
Guns.com
VideoBrief The Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot, in West Point, Kentucky, is by far the biggest, baddest and boldest celebration of machine guns in America. Ben Philippi, author and producer, has shot and edited video of this event over the last four years.
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Time and distance: A question of long range ethics
Bearing Arms
VideoBrief You are hunting elk in the mountains, and finally come across a cow elk that the guide says is worth taking. The rangefinder shows the distance is 875 yards, and you have a broadside shot. Your quarry is on a mountainside two small canyons away, and it is 6:30 p.m. Even with perfect shot placement, you won't get to where the elk went down until well after dark. Do you take the shot?
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Fact or fiction: Double rifles are faster than bolt actions
Rifle Shooter
For years, writers and professional hunters have touted the use of double rifles for following up dangerous game because doubles offer "the fastest second shot." For this reason, many hunters planning a safari that will include dangerous game feel that they need a double to be prepared for a close-quarters encounter with dangerous game. However, before you spend five figures on a high quality double, it's important to know the facts.
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How to be prepared on every level of your home
The Shooter's Log
Crazy events seem to occur every week in this country, which remind us about the importance of being prepared. So, not only should you have the necessary gear and supplies to make it through an emergency, you should also place them throughout your home for easy access. Here are some items you should keep throughout your house so you can get to them quickly and safely.
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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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