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Gerry Connelly doubles down in Virginia 11th
Gerry Connolly is the Democrat Congressman in Virginia's 11th Congressional District. This race had not been on the radar until the last week because it has been a safe Democrat enclave (rated as a plus-10 D) since Republican Tom Davis retired from congress several years ago. Then Guns and Curves posted this.
Virginia Gun Collectors Association Show Nov. 8-6
The Virginia Gun Collectors Association will hold their next show at the Prince William County Fairgrounds, Nov. 8-9. The Virginia Gun Collectors Association is focused on firearms and firearm related equipment at their shows. They maintain a no junk policy and a positive collectors atmosphere. What you will find at the show are knowledgeable vendors with quality firearms, as well as ammunition and shooting supplies.
What current polls can tell us about the midterm elections
Remember that polls are simply a snapshot in time but National Review's Jim Geraghty has shared the enterprising work of Sean Trende of UVA's Center for Politics that looks at the likelihood that a candidate with a certain percentage lead in the polls at this point in an election will go on to win. Jim then looks at what Trende's chart tells us about the close races and the chances the GOP will send Harry Reid packing his office and moving to the minority leader's office in the Capitol.
Shooting aids on defensive rifles
In this video, firearms instructor Rob Pincus notes that if you have a defensive rifle, you should know how to use it as an aiming device in unorthodox situations. If you can't use your sights for any reason, a laser aiming device can help you predict where your bullets will go. Pincus demonstrates the use of a Crimson Trace Railmaster Pro green laser in situations where you have low contrast for a sight, or red-dot can't be used or is broken, or in situations where you cannot get the rifle into a traditional shooting position.
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Time runs out for DC concealed carry while District caught short
While the courts extended a deadline for Washington D.C. to have a concealed carry policy in place by October 22, the District is not ready to implement its own law, with no mandatory instructors approved. These instructors are required to deliver a combination of at least 18 hours of classroom and range time to firearms permit holders seeking a concealed carry permit in the nation's capital. However, as of the deadline set by the courts, the city has not approved any instructors to conduct the training.
Gun groups slam new DC carry law
The Washington Free Beacon
As the nation's capital begins to accept concealed carry applications, more and more gun-rights groups are attacking the law. "Self-defense is a fundamental human right," NRA spokesperson Catherine Mortensen said. "It isn't a privilege that should be doled out at the discretion of bureaucrats."
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Concealed carry ban at North Carolina State Fair left 2 men defenseless against armed robbers
Two men leaving the North Carolina State Fair were robbed at gunpoint last night as they left the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. Police say the victims were walking to their vehicles after returning from the North Carolina State Fair around 11:30 p.m. when the armed men approached them and stole their wallets. Because of the arbitrary actions of North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler these men had no other options than to hand over their wallets to the armed robbers. Troxler denied citizens the right to carry concealed weapons at the North Carolina State Fair despite lacking the legal authority to do so.
Washington's I-594 represents a flawed attempt at gun control
By John McAdams
The upcoming election is shaping up to be an important one for gun owners in Washington state with an important measure on the ballot: Initiative 594, or I-594. Supporters of the law tout it as a simple, common-sense law requiring universal background checks for all firearm sales, but the law as written is actually nothing of the sort. In reality, I-594 is actually an extremely complicated regulation that will invade the privacy of law-abiding firearm owners, divert police resources from other tasks and do little to actually prevent criminals from obtaining firearms.
Steel targets and gun range safety
Defense Training International
Bullet fragments can cause injury. Sometimes injuries are serious. Shooting pistols at cratered steel targets, at close range, is a recipe for disaster. There is some risk attached to shooting any steel target, at any range. But steel targets often contribute to excellent training.
New POF straight-pull AR rifles in .223 and .308
The Patriot Ordnance Factory launched two new AR-style rifles with straight pull actions that are legal in "all 13 original Colonies." The company is known for its high-end rifles and the ReVolt series delivers with leading-edge hardware and top-shelf components. Both rifles bear the ReVolt name and are built on the same parts and designs that have set POF rifles apart in the AR business, only with a manually-cycled action.
VSSA membership and Legislative Alerts
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