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Group teaches safe shooting to kids
The Daily Times
Sixty-two girls and boys, ages 8-18, enjoyed a free shooting experience at a Youth Sportsfest Event hosted by NOAAWIVA Sportsmen, Inc. Oct. 19. The focus was on gun safety and shooting education while giving youth a chance to have fun. Even with a challenging rainy day, a number of girls and boys with little shooting competition experience shot high scores. Trophies were presented to the top shooters in junior and senior divisions.
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Gun control groups claim they helped beat Cuccinelli, but did they?
U.S. News and World Report
Gun control groups say it's not often a guy who proudly boasts an "F" National Rifle Association rating wins statewide office in Virginia, the backyard of the NRA. That is why when Terry McAuliffe won the gubernatorial race by more than two percentage points, gun control advocates jumped at the opportunity to claim a victory.
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Parts of Skyline Drive to close at night for hunting season
WVIR-TV
Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season. He noted that this is the 33rd year that this closure has been undertaken and stressed its importance in reducing illegal hunting activity within the park during the Commonwealth of Virginia hunting season outside the park.
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Technology leading to growth of crossbow hunting
By Denise A. Valenti
Crossbows are increasing in popularity for use in legal game hunting across the United States. This has invigorated a lagging industry by attracting younger, technology-savvy hunters into a traditional sport. Modern hunting and animal herd management cycles may need hunters embracing crossbow technology. But the use of crossbows for hunting is not without controversy.
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Hunting accidents can happen, but are often preventable
InForum
It's a safe assumption that few hunters ever leave home thinking, "I just might end up in a hunting accident today." That's no different than a farmer doing field work or a family just going for a Sunday drive. We seldom assume the worst, but we also buckle our seat belt and hook up safety chains. It's just common sense. It should be with hunting as well. "It can't happen to me," is not the best attitude to bring to the field.
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Our response to the December 2013 Backpage Column
Guns & Ammo
Jim Bequette, editor, of Guns & Ammo Magazine, writes: "As editor of Guns & Ammo, I owe each and every reader a personal apology. No excuses, no backtracking. Dick Metcalf's Backstop column in the December issue has aroused unprecedented controversy. Readers are hopping mad about it, and some are questioning Guns & Ammo's commitment to the Second Amendment. I understand why."
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More women carrying guns
WWBT-TV
The number of women carrying guns is reaching record highs nationwide. Nearly one in four woman in the United States are packing heat, an increase of 77 percent in just a few years. Why are so many moms carrying firearms? Rachel DePompa talks to Central Virginia women to see what's motivating them to learn to fire a weapon. Tune in for her special report tonight on 12News at 11.
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Hunting accidents can happen, but are often preventable
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It's a safe assumption that few hunters ever leave home thinking, "I just might end up in a hunting accident today."

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Michael Bloomberg hits Virginia attorney general candidate
Politico
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.

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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.

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Muzzleloader season opens quietly
The Roanoke Times
The morning of Nov. 2 found deer hunter Anthony Brown perched in his stand overlooking a Franklin County clear cut. Brown was among the hordes of Virginia deer hunters who headed afield for the first day of the state's early muzzleloader deer season. While tens of thousands of Virginia deer hunters have been at it for weeks with bows and crossbows, the muzzleloader opener is the first opportunity for hunters in most counties to use firepower.
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How to clean your AR-15
Grand View Outdoors
The folks at Optics Planet walk you through the steps to clean and reassemble your AR-15.
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