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How to deal with unsolicited advice on the range
NRA Family InSights
You know the type. He might be a regular at the gun club, or he's there with his buddies for a day shoot or maybe he's by himself zeroing his rifle. He eyes you with your firearm, and as soon as he can get a moment alone with you, he sidles up. Let's face it: Many women shooters — even very experienced ones — find themselves the subject of unsolicited advice on the range. Gunsite Instructor Il Ling New shows you how to get back to your range time ... unimpeded.
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New CMP 'Aces' Postal Match to open for registration in January
Civilian Markmanship Program
The CMP "Aces" Postal satellite match offers all junior and adult air rifle and air pistol shooters a program designed to encourage participation in the sport and test marksmanship skills nationally with their peers. The program consists of Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Para-Air Rifle/Air Pistol events.
Dr. John Lott responds to 'More Guns, More Crime'
In a November 25 letter to the editor of The Washington Post, Dr. John R. Lott, Lloyd Cohen, professor, George Mason University School of Law, and Carl Moody, professor, College of William and Mary Department of Economics, responded to Christopher Ingraham's "More Guns, More Crime" Wonkblog post that appeared in mid-November. In that post Ingraham reported on a "slightly updated paper" by law professor John Donohue and two graduate students that purported to show that by adding additional data to a previous study, their research shows that concealed carry laws actually increased crime on states with such laws.
The Ninth Circuit and the right to carry guns: Hello again, Peruta
The Washington Post
Last month, I blogged a post with the title, "The Ninth Circuit and the right to carry guns: Good-bye Peruta, hello Richards and Baker." As that post noted, in February, a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel held that the Second Amendment secures a right to carry guns in many public places, and not just to possess guns at home. Naturally, this has been quite controversial, but the San Diego County defendants decided not to ask the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case en banc (i.e., by an 11-judge panel). But at least one judge has called for en banc rehearing in that case, even without a petition for rehearing filed by one of the parties.
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November a popular month for gun sales
November proved to be a popular month for people to get their hands on guns. Background checks in Virginia are up 12 percent from last year. Experts are crediting two big events: Black Friday sales and the feelings of anxiety in Ferguson, Missouri.
December a booming month for DC, Virginia bank robbers
The Associated Press via WJLA-TV
In the last two Decembers in the District of Columbia and northern Virginia, federal authorities have noticed that bank robberies have been booming. A quarter of all bank robberies in the region occurred in the month of December the past two years, the FBI's Washington Field Office found. Investigators saw a similar trend the three years before that, though not as high as 2012 and 2013.
The correct shotgun choke can make all the difference
By Irwin Greenstein
The wise use of shotgun chokes can make a significant difference in the results you'll see in your shooting. In the strictest interpretation, the choke section of the barrel determines the constriction of the muzzle in order to regulate distribution of the shot charge to your target. These days, however, a choke often refers to an interchangeable tube that screws into the muzzle of the shotgun. By adjusting the density of the pellet spread, the choke lets you achieve maximum penetration depending on the distance, angle and velocity of the target.
AR-15s dominate US firearms market
A lengthy and reasonably well-balanced article recently published in the Asheville, North Carolina, Citizen-Times suggests that the media is finally beginning to realize what is obvious to most firearm owners: the AR-15 rifle, which is now the most common single rifle type sold in the nation in recent years, is here to stay.
10 most common reloading mistakes
The old warning, "Don't ever shoot ammo reloaded by anybody but yourself" has saved shooters a lot of grief over the years. Another should exist: "Be afraid of your own sloppy reloading habits." Poor reloading habits seem to commonly fly under the safety radar. Here are several of the most common issues that make "reloading" synonymous with "hazardous."
2 cited for carrying guns at Richmond International Airport
Two Virginia residents were cited for carrying guns at Richmond International Airport on Dec. 1, as the number of guns caught at checkpoints nationwide hit an all-time high. State charges were placed against both men, one from Midlothian and the other from Meherin, after TSA officers caught them at checkpoints with .38-caliber guns.
Weapons, including firearms, firearm parts and ammunition, are not permitted in carry-on bags at airports.
However, weapons can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline, according to the TSA.
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Best self-defense revolvers available today
Although semiautos are the flavor of the day for personal protection, revolvers still have some very real advantages. Because revolvers are operated by sheer human muscle rather than by harnessed energy from the cartridge itself, they simply don't malfunction as often. If one hangs up a bit, just apply a little more good old-fashioned brute force, and it will keep right on singing.
The Bersa BP380 Concealed Carry is now available in the US
Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, Bersa, Comanche and Grand Power firearms products, introduced to the U.S. market the BP380 Concealed Carry. The BP380 CC is Bersa's first polymer-frame pistol in the .380-caliber and is specifically designed for concealed carry personal protection. The BP380 CC provides the firepower and accuracy needed to stop a would-be attacker yet its thin, light and compact size wears as a comfortable conceal carry.
VSSA membership and Legislative Alerts
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!
Virginia Shooting Sports Association
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1,000 yard quick-scope proves that Jerry Miculek is a 'Call Of Duty' master
Jerry Miculek can do things that we only thought possible in the realm of video games, including "quick-scoping" a target 1,000 yards away in just over two seconds.
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