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How gun-control legislation is affecting this election
Forbes
Many sheriffs in states that recently passed gun-control laws have signed letters saying they are opposed to the laws, saying the gun bans won't make America safer. Some even say they won't enforce these new laws. This has gotten some press. What hasn't been reported is the very governors in New York, Connecticut and Maryland who signed those gun and magazine bans are also reluctant to enforce these laws. It seems they don't want a political backlash. They don't want journalists making martyrs out of otherwise law-abiding citizens who might be charged with felonies for doing what they've done all their lives. This is where politics runs into reality. It’s a collision voters need to hear more about.
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Virginia Beach City Council approves amended anti-gun proposal with legislative package
VSSA
Pilot Online reported that the Virginia Beach City Council approved an amended anti-gun proposal Tuesday night to be included with their legislative requests for the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The chief of police, who requested that the council make the request, said this isn't about gun control but a way to make it easier to reunite the owner with his or her lost or stolen firearm.
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VSSA Annual Meeting raffle winners
VSSA
The VSSA Annual Meeting was held Oct. 18, at the Arlington/Fairfax IWLA. There was a lot of shooting going on throughout the day and we had some winners who received plaques for showing their skills.
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Supreme Court agrees to decide gun ownership case
The Virginia Gazette
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to decide whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend. Upon his arrest, Tony Henderson voluntarily gave the FBI his 19 firearms, as federal felons cannot possess firearms. Henderson later sought either to sell the guns to an interested buyer or to transfer ownership to his wife. A federal judge refused his request, as did the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling this past January.
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The New York Times tries to discredit NRA on Bruce Braley's gun control stance
Breitbart
On Oct. 21, The New York Times charged the NRA of accusing "guilt by association" with an ad suggesting Senate candidate Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, is a gun control supporter in line with Michael Bloomberg. To do this the Times highlighted part of the ad where a photo of Braley is pasted beside a photo of Bloomberg at a speaking event, then said, "The issue is not a minor one for Mr. Braley, who ... has said he has never met Mr. Bloomberg The Times failed to note that the NRA ad never claims that Braley met Bloomberg. But the ad does claim Braley and Bloomberg are on the same page on gun control.
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10-year-old shooter: 'I want to be an inspiration'
CNN
VideoBrief Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: Children with guns don't always mean disaster. "I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader," said the girl. "Kids and guns don't always mean bad things happen." Shyanne competes alongside junior shooters, who are participants younger than 18, and even adults. Last year, she beat out adult women to place second in the Women's Division of the New Jersey Ruger Rimfire Challenge.
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Man plays star Spangled Banner with gun
The Washington Free Beacon
VideoBrief A man has managed to play the Star Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22 and a bunch of steel targets. Video of the remarkable performance was posted to the YouTube account of the company that made the unique steel targets, Musical Targets, and has racked up more than 25,000 views since its debut. "It doesn't get much more American than this, folks," Dan Cannon of GunsSaveLives.net said of the performance.
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Low light defensive pistol tactics
Handguns Magazine
VideoBrief When an attempted robbery or home invasion occurs in the late-night hours, a flashlight is an excellent tool to help the user find, identify and, if necessary, take down a threat in a low-light scenario. However, the benefits of using a flashlight don’t end there. What many sometimes fail to consider is that the flashlight can also be used to disorient a potential attacker, giving the user the critical seconds needed to gain the tactical advantage.
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Clearing semi-auto gun malfunctions
Women's Outdoor News
If you've shot a semi-auto handgun more than just a couple of times, it's happened to you. Malfunctions are the bane of self-loading firearms. There are many causes of semi-auto handgun malfunctions; common ones include: poor technique by the shooter, mechanical problems, ammunition, dirt, improper lubrication, weak springs and magazines. With so many potential failures facing us, it's important to know how to get our pistols quickly back in the game.
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Handgun maintenance tips for everyday carry
Handguns Magazine
You've got your CCW, a reliable pistol that you've practiced with and premium defensive ammo. All you need to do is load up, holster (or pocket) your equalizer and you should be good, right? Well, yes, but not forever. Whether you take your gun off (holster and all) every night, rarely carry concealed or practice regularly with your daily carry gun, at some point, you will have to deal with some maintenance issues.
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Have shotgun, will travel: 6 tips for ensuring stress-free flying with firearms
OutdoorHub
Whether this season will see you making your first out-of-state or out-of-country trip with a shotgun or your thousandth, there are some time-tested tips for getting from Point A to B with no stress. If you're going to be traveling with your firearms anytime soon, read through these tips to ensure your trip goes smoothly.
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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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