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Virginia Beach City Council amends anti-gun request for General Assembly
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VideoBrief In September, VSSA noted that the Virginia Beach City Council planned to request the General Assembly pass a law that would allow them to charge any gun owner who had their firearm stolen with a class one misdemeanor if they did not report it to police within a certain amount of time. WTKR reported on Oct. 15 that the Council and chief of police heard 100 percent negative feedback on the proposal, causing the council to amend their request.
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NRANews finds what media can't about the negative impact I-594 will have on Washington state gun owners
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Opponents of Washington state's Initiative 594 (I-594) have been pointing out that the simplest of transfers among gun owners would be impacted by the 18-page law if it is approved by voters. Most recently, San Juan Island Sheriff Sgt. Scott Brennan wrote about how residents on the island off Washington's coast would be negatively impacted if the initiative passes.
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Why I-594 is important to Virginia
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VideoBrief This November, an important ballot initiative is before the voters of Washington state. It is known as I-594 and if it passes, it will make the simple act of handing your firearm to a friend at the range, or an instructor handing a firearm to a trainee, a criminal offense. I-594 is being sold by billionaires like Mike Bloomberg and Bill Gates, both of whom have contributed the bulk of the $7million raised by supporters of the initiative, as "universal background checks". But this proposal, spanning 18 pages, is much more.
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Gun culture: Why we win — DWTS edition
Bearing Arms
Those who would desire to destroy the basic human right of armed self-defense have a lot going for them. They all but own the mainstream media and Hollywood, and long assumed that their dominance of the entertainment and infotainment markets — the two most powerful propaganda outlets in our nation — would assure their ability to overwhelm countering messages. And then a funny thing happened. You rejected them, and you rejected their messaging. Instead of imploding, our gun culture is expanding at a truly stunning rate.
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Here's where you still can't legally carry a gun in the District
Washington City Paper
Washington, D.C., Mayor Vince Gray signed emergency legislation last night that would define, at least temporarily, who can legally obtain a license to carry a gun in public and where these legal guns can be carried. The legislation comes in response to a July federal court decision that overturned the District's longstanding total ban on carry guns in public. The judge ultimately issued a 90-day stay on the ruling, giving city officials time to pass legislation. The law will go into effect when the stay expires on Oct 22. In the meantime, here's a guide for where you can — and can't — carry a concealed weapon in D.C.
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Legendary sharpshooter takes on Walking Dead Challenge
The Washington Free Beacon
VideoBrief Legendary shooter Jerry Miculek wondered whether all the head shots on The Walking Dead are really possible. So he put his expert marksmanship to the ultimate zombie test. Miculek runs the Steyr AUG, Mossberg 500, a Cold Steel katana, a Colt Python and a Barnett crossbow. He was able to pull off all of the incredible shots he tried.
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Forget about the round count
American Rifleman
Sheriff Jim Wilson cautions that a defensive shooting school should not be about it how many rounds you fired, but about how much you actually learned. Unfortunately, there are defensive shooting schools that take great pride in how much ammunition their students expend during a particular class. In some cases, there are so many rounds going downrange each day that you just have to wonder when they make time for teaching and demonstrations.
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Virginia Beach City Council amends anti-gun request for General Assembly
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In September, VSSA noted that the Virginia Beach City Council planned to request the General Assembly pass a law that would allow them to charge any gun owner who had their firearm stolen with a class one misdemeanor if they did not report it to police within a certain amount of time. WTKR reported on Oct. 15 that the Council and chief of police heard 100 percent negative feedback on the proposal, causing the council to amend their request.

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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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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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5 essential deer-hunting tips to help you fill your tags
By John McAdams
Deer season is here in some parts of the country and is just around the corner in other places. Here are a few helpful deer-hunting tips that will hopefully help you close the deal and fill your tags this hunting season. First off, hunting with the wind in your favor is probably the single most important factor that goes into a successful deer hunt. As the saying goes: "You might fool a deer's eyes or ears, but you won't fool his nose." This is especially true when hunting mature deer who have lived through a few hunting seasons.
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How to safely carry a firearm in the field
AmmoLand
Hunting in a group is a lot of fun, but it creates new safety concerns. When you're alone, you can carry your gun a lot of different ways, but in a group, you need to always be aware of your companions (including your dog). As hunting season approaches, it's a good time to brush up on your fundamentals. And if you're teaching a new hunter, this is extra important.
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1st look: The DP-12 double barrel pump shotgun
Down Range TV
VideoBrief The DP-12 goes down a completely different and decidedly unconventional path. It has two seven-round tubes, but it also has two barrels. That's right; a double barrel pump gun. Two rounds are chambered with each pump; the trigger is then pulled twice, the first to fire the right barrel, the second to fire the left barrel. Pump, and you've got two more rounds.
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Bucks from the hip: 4 great handguns for deer hunting
Field & Stream
In the sport of hunting deer with handguns dwells the spirit of the cowboy who lived by his six-shooter. Today's handgun options include long-barreled quasi-rifles chambered for ­super-magnum rounds. We know, though, that true handgun hunting means revolvers and semiauto pistols, optical sights optional: The challenge is getting close enough and finding the proper rest for a solid hit. Special handgun seasons can add days afield, but hunting with a pistol is a thrill anytime — particularly with any of these four excellent models.
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10 best revolvers of all time
Shooting Times
For the most part, revolvers — even the best revolvers ever designed &madsh; are no longer the handgun flavor of the day. Nowadays, you'll find semiautos everywhere from country sheriffs' belts to the hands of serious competition shooters, the bedside gun safes of homeowners and more. The point is, semiautos are seen far more often than revolvers these days. But that's just a recent trend. For almost two centuries, six shooters were the sidearm of choice. Here's a look at ten of the best revolvers of all time.
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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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