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Judge to rule on injunction to stop Fredericksburg 'gun give back'
VSSA
The Fredericksburg Free Lance Star reports that a hearing is scheduled to decide rather to grant an injunction against a so-called "Gun Give Back" planned for Dec. 13. Virginia Law requires any locality that wants to hold a "Gun Buy Back" event to pass an ordinance that specifically allows the event to take place. They also must put any firearm acquired by the event to be offered for sale to an FFL.
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Young shooter great spokesman for shooting sports
VSSA
VideoBrief ABC's Nightline was doing a story on the increase in women shooters and as part of the segment interviewed 10 year-old Shyanne Roberts and her dad. When the reporter was sittting with Shyanne in the woods talking about the firearms she likes to shoot, the reporter admitted how it all made her "a little nervous." Shyanne did not miss a beat responding: "If you learn how to handle them right and not hurt yourself, it's not scary at all. It's pretty fun."
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Alexandria PD targeting gun owners
Ammoland
The Alexandria police department has its officers going business to business, providing a flyer with misinformation on Virginia's gun laws, targeting mostly open carry. The flyer makes several false claims about the law, which could lead to unnecessary man-with-a-gun calls to police.
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The lockbox drill
Bearing Arms
VideoBrief If you're stuck in a static position inside a booth at an indoor range, this drill is useful for practicing home-defense handgun tactics. PDN Contributor Andy Loeffler demonstrates the lock-box drill, in which the shooter pictures himself being under attack in the confines of his home. The shooter must take the gun out of a locked box, load it and make accurate shots.
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Gun rights outweigh gun control in new Pew survey
NPR
For the first time in at least 20 years, significantly more Americans say it's more important to protect the right to own guns than it's more important to control gun ownership, according to the Pew Research Center. The survey found that more than half of Americans (52 percent) sided with gun rights compared to the 46 percent who favored gun control.
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Tips for cold-weather muzzleloader hunting
By John McAdams
Hunting big game with a muzzleloader can be an extremely fulfilling experience. As a result, muzzleloader hunting is becoming more and more popular among hunters these days. However, hunting with a muzzleloader can also be extremely challenging and frustrating. This is especially true with late-season muzzleloader hunting, where hunters may have to deal with extremely cold and/or wet conditions. For those who are planning on taking the old front-stuffer out into the woods this year, here are a few tips that I've learned the hard way.
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AP reporter struggles with facts looking for negative spin on gun sales surge
Ammoland
Associated Press reporter Matt Stroud recently incorrectly implied that the recent increase in firearm-related background checks run through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System frequently results in violent criminals beating the system and acquiring guns. Stroud noted that in situations in which NICS cannot complete a check on a prospective gun buyer within three business days, a firearm dealer is allowed to transfer a firearm to the person. But he left out a few facts.
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Beloit, Wisconsin police to residents: 'Let us search your house for guns you might not know you have'
Inquisitr
In a move that has pro-gun rights advocates up in arms, a Wisconsin police department has asked its residents to allow them to voluntarily search their homes for weapons. Police in Beloit claim they are launching a new effort to reduce gun violence in which they're asking city residents to volunteer to have police search their homes for guns.
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3 common shooting mistakes and how to avoid them
Guns.com
When shooting any firearm, there are techniques that are easy for all of us to get wrong. If we're aware of them, we can correct them and improve our ability to shoot. If not, well, what's the point? Here are three mistakes I see all the time down at the range.
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10 excellent gift ideas for firearms enthusiasts
PoliceOne.com
Getting tired of getting a new sweater, tie or socks for Christmas? Having a hard time figuring out what to buy someone or yourself for Christmas? Try out these new gear ideas and suggest them to your family and friends. Although some of these are a bit off the beaten path, these high-quality products are bound to please and will serve your firearms friends well.
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A sportsman's guide to hearing loss prevention
Elko Daily Free Press
Although significant hearing loss is a natural consequence of living to a ripe old age, the intent of this column is to inform sportsmen — particularly the youth — about the greatest manageable threat to our precious sense of hearing: noise-induced hearing loss.
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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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1,000 yard quick-scope proves that Jerry Miculek is a 'Call Of Duty' master
Bearing Arms
VideoBrief 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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