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Michael Bloomberg hits Virginia attorney general candidate
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's super PAC is launching a $1 million ad blitz in the final week of the Virginia Attorney General's race, focusing on Republican nominee Mark Obenshain's record on guns in a saturation-level television buy. The spending comes on top of nearly $2 million that Bloomberg has laid down in the Washington television market in negative spots against Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican who's running for governor against front-running Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe.
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'Stand your ground' gun laws produce partisan divide at Hill hearing
The Washington Times
The passage of a string of state "stand your ground" self-defense laws in recent years produced a partisan divide on Capitol Hill, with Democrats saying the laws have led to increased gun violence, often targeting minorities, while Republicans questioning the need for a hearing on the issue at all.
Misleading images in Bloomberg's ad attacking Cuccinelli on guns
The Washington Post
Independence USA PAC, the Super PAC backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is reportedly spending $1.1 million on ads supporting Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for Virginia governor. This ad attacks Cuccinelli for his uncompromising stance on gun rights, such as not supporting proposals that would close the so-called "gun show loophole."
Virginia poll: Majority view NRA favorably
A majority of Virginians view the National Rifle Association favorably, according to a poll conducted for the gun lobby. The October survey, shared with POLITICO, asked 800 likely voters in the governor's race if they generally agree with the goals and objectives of the NRA.
Thirty percent said they "strongly favor" and 21 percent said they "somewhat favor' the group's goals. On the other side, 26 percent said they strongly oppose the group and 12 percent somewhat oppose.
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Outside money rolling into Virginia governor race
Welcome to the Virginia governor's race, where outside groups are flooding the airwaves and bombarding voters' homes with mailers and phone calls both to shape the outcome of the Nov. 5 contest between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe and to test their campaign tactics ahead of 2016 in a presidential battleground state.
Hunting dog issue heads to committee
The Daily Times
The issue of whether to prohibit deer hunting with dogs has been sent to committee. The Accomack County Board of Supervisors voted 5-3 to create a committee, made up of hunters and landowners, to hash out issues related to the practice. The action, proposed by Supervisor Robert Crockett, resurrects a similar group created a decade ago when controversy also erupted surrounding using dogs to hunt deer.
Tips for taking your children hunting
Haley Heath, host of the Sportsman Channel's Family Traditions, writes: "With the start of Muzzleloader Deer Season coming, a number of hunters will be taking their children in the field for the first time. When I took my girls hunting for the first time, above everything else, I wanted them to have fun so they would want to go again. Haley Heath, host of the Sportsman Channel's Family Traditions, recently spoke to NRA Women about how to make a hunting trip fun for children."
The TSA set a new record for guns found at airports
Agents of the Transportation Security Administration have discovered more than 1,500 guns at airport checkpoints year to date, a record for the agency. In 2012, the TSA set a record when it discovered more than 1,500 guns. At this rate, the agency responsible for manning security at United States airports is on track to discover more than 1,800 guns in 2013.
Bedford County Sheriff reacts to school gun proposal
Sheriff Mike Brown says he'd actually be ok with teachers carrying concealed weapons, if they can hit their target with the same precision expected of his deputies. It's nothing for Deputy Ryan Nash to hit his target. As assistant tact team leader in Bedford County, he qualifies with his Glock twice a year, and has active shooter training every month.
Lynchburg official opposes gun-free meeting venues
A Lynchburg city councilman says the city should hold public meetings only in venues where guns are allowed. Councilman Jeff Helgeson tells The News & Advance that holding meetings in public schools or other gun-free zones deprives law-abiding citizens of their right to protect themselves by bearing arms. He says the city should either use only venues where guns are allowed, or provide security at meetings.
Muzzleloader review: LHR Sporting Arms Redemption Rifle
Grand View Outdoors
LHR Sporting Arms LLC., is a new name in the firearms world, but the company, made up of four individuals, boasts more than 80 years of experience in the industry with Thompson/Center, including sales, research and development, operations, manufacturing and finance. LHR Sporting Arms introduced its first rifle, Redemption, in January of 2013.
Proper use of harnesses key to tree-stand safety
The Charleston Gazette-Mail
In the next couple of weeks, thousands of West Virginians will take to the trees in the hope of killing a trophy buck. Inevitably, some of them will fall. Feet will slip on frost-covered metal steps. Unexpected weight shifts will pitch hunters off balance. In the stillness of the morning woods, sleepiness will overcome early risers. Falls from tree stands have become epidemic. Every year in the Mountain State, hospitals admit a steady stream of people who have suffered stand-related injuries.
Outdoors, hunting become more than just a man's game
Camouflage with accents of pink. Once something that would be laughed at or even frowned upon has now become mainstream. The number of women making their way to the woods is growing quickly. What was something once reserved only for the man of the house has now shifted. Women are hunting, and they are hunting often.
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