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Will the 2014 election be remembered as the final defeat for gun control advocates?
VSSA
VideoBrief MLive columnist Ken Braun suggested in a recent article that "history may record the aftermath of this election as the era when stricter gun control advocates finally gave up." He goes on to detail in the article reasons to back-up his theory. Things like the fact that when Gabby Giffords was making her rounds in nine states pushing gun control last month, not a single candidate appeared with her.
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The message to gun owners from election night 2014
VSSA
Much is being written about the huge victory for Republicans on Nov. 4. In Virginia, the big story was how close the U.S. Senate race ended up. While Warner has not claimed out right victory and Gillespie has not conceded, Warner clings to a razor thin 13,000 vote margin out of over 2 million votes cast. Across the country, candidates who supported the rights of law-abiding gun owners won in places like Maryland where GOP candidate Larry Hogan will be the next governor, North Carolina where Thom Tillis defeated Senator Kay Hagan, and Iowa where Joni Ernst defeated Bruce Braley. There are some exceptions however.
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You've used deadly force, now what?
VSSA
Lee Vernon, and CEO of Combative Weapon Solutions, has some useful information titled "The Aftermath of Using Deadly Force" over on the Personal Defense Network website. Vernon goes through the law enforcement response, lawyers and insurance, financial and emotional distress that you will likely encounter. It's a must read.
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Where guns won and lost in the 2014 midterm elections
Bearing Arms
The pundit class of the mainstream media is apparently still in shock and denial over the results of the 2014 midterm elections, a contest that was so one-sided that it's hard to put into context. The results of a handful of races are still in doubt thanks to run-off elections and recounts, but the overall outcome is clear. Republicans will have control of up to 54 seats in the U.S. Senate, and up to 250 seats in the House of Representatives.
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Savage Arms, federal ammunition announce $25 rebate
American Hunter
Savage Arms and Federal Premium Ammunition have launched a new mail-in rebate program that could net dedicated customers $25 back. Available for a limited time to coincide with the hunting and holiday gift-giving seasons, buyers of a new Savage Arms centerfire rifle and $50 worth of qualifying Federal Premium, Federal Power-Shok or Fusion rifle ammunition can receive a $25 rebate.
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Poll: Support for gun control has plummeted since 2012
The Daily Caller
A new Gallup poll finds that support for gun control is on the decline in a major way since 2012, although the question still brings out bitter partisan divides. Only 47 percent of Americans come out in favor of gun control, a decrease of 11 percent from 58 percent in 2012. The historic low was reached in 2011, when support for stricter gun laws fell to just 43 percent. Over a third of Americans at 38 percent polled recently by Gallup said that gun regulations are fine the way they are now, but 14 percent said they should be further loosened.
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How to protect your hearing while shooting
By John McAdams
A good sense of hearing is important during day-to-day living. However, your hearing is also vulnerable to damage from extremely loud noises, which makes hunters and shooters especially vulnerable to hearing loss. For this reason, it is extremely important that you take appropriate steps to protect your hearing when you are exposed to noisy environments. Luckily, this task is much easier than many people assume. Keep reading, and I'll demonstrate a few of the methods available today to protect your hearing while hunting and shooting.
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How to hold an AR-15 for consistent, accurate shooting
The Shooter's Log
VideoBrief Prior to kicking off the Crimson Trace Midnight 3-Gun Invitational (M3GI) at COSSA range in Bend, Oregon, professional shooter Jerry Miculek shared a few pointers on how to best hold and shoot an AR-15. Stay positive in your stance (nose over front toe), use the handguard to its full length, trigger pull is more important than sight alignment and find your own sweet spot.
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Should you modify your carry gun?
Handguns
The old "9mm vs .45" controversy is pretty much dead these days, but there are still a few subjects that will get those of us in the gun community into heated arguments. Many of the most heated disagreements include whether citizens should modify their carry guns. While there are a number of ways to modify a handgun, when this topic comes up, more than 90 percent of the people involved are referring to modifying the trigger pull and/or (to a much lesser extent) deactivating the safeties on a carry gun.
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6 bad excuses to not carry spare ammo
Gun Digest
Too many shooters who practice concealed carry overlook spare ammo — a critical aspect of effective personal protection. Here Massad Ayoob refutes six of the most common objections to carrying more rounds.
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How to buy your 1st hunting rifle
Gizmodo
Want to start hunting? First, you'll need to buy a quality rifle and learn how to shoot it. Taking up hunting is probably the most serious way in which you can get yourself closer to nature. Here's how to get the most bang for your buck.
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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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