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Why the gun ban lobby lies about guns
Charles Cooke has a great piece over at National Review's website that talks about why gun control advocates lie about guns. You see, the gun ban lobby is not at all happy that the Pew Poll on the public's attitude about firearms shows that for the first time, more people than not believe that owning a firearm makes one safer.
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Stafford County considering changes to air gun, archery ordinance
The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reports that Stafford Board of Supervisors on Dec. 16 considered amendments to the part of the county code that deals with how pneumatic guns, firearms and arrows can be used, bringing the air gun ordinance in line with state law.
NPR: Do guns on the premises make workplaces safe?
That's the question addressed in an All Things Considered story on Dec. 12. The report looked at the states that have laws allowing employees to keep a firearm in their car while at work. Concealed Carry Magazine executive editor Kevin Michalowski, was featured in the story and told how his brother attempted to rob a business in Arizona and was stopped by an off duty police officer who happened to have his firearm. The story is also another illustration how people who are not gun owners don't understand the concept of concealed carry.
Gov. McAuliffe rolls out gun control proposals
On Dec. 14, The the Washington Post reported that Gov. Terry McAuliffe would travel to Arlington to roll out several gun control proposals for the upcoming session of the General Assembly:
Gov. Terry McAuliffe ... will call for a package of gun restrictions in Virginia, including a renewal of the state's one-a-month limit on handgun purchases and a requirement that buyers at gun shows undergo background checks.
Republicans dismiss McAuliffe gun-control proposals as political posturing
The Washington Post
Republican reaction to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's plan to limit who can own a gun in Virginia ranged from icy to dismissive, while gun-control activists applauded his outspokenness on the polarizing issue. McAuliffe recently unveiled a package of proposals, including a renewal of the state's one-a-month limit on handgun purchases and a requirement that buyers at gun shows undergo background checks.
Affordable Care Act still allows collecting information about gun ownership
Gun owners are in a worrisome place about how Obamacare treats them. Some comments indicate gun owners may have a false sense of security about Obamacare because, on its face, the statutory language appears to prohibit using the health care industry as a vehicle to question people about gun ownership. But like nearly everything Congress does, the devil is in the details.
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Senate confirms gun-control advocate as Surgeon General
The Senate narrowly confirmed a new surgeon general whose nomination was delayed for months in a fight over his comments alleging that guns are a public health issue. The confirmation represents a victory for gun-control advocates, even as recent polling has shown Americans moving in the other direction toward gun-rights protections.
Connecticut Supreme Court: State law violates Second Amendment
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a state law banning people from transporting weapons between residences violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling was in a case involving a former Army medic arrested in 2010 when police seized a collection of knives and swords from his SUV.
Shooting to live
Jurisdictions across the country recognize the notion of a basic human right to use lethal force in order to defend against a proximate, immediate and lethal threat to yourself or others. The force used to counter the threat must be proportional — you can't use lethal force to repeal a nonlethal threat — and the use of lethal force must terminate the instant that the threat of lethal force against you (or another) ends. Some people seem to have a hard time grasping this concept.
5 tips for new concealed carry holders
Guns & Ammo
Its often said that carrying a concealed handgun is a lifestyle. Truer words have never been spoken. Adding a concealed handgun to your daily attire is a huge commitment that can be a pain both literally and figuratively. But, take heed. As burdensome as carrying a handgun can be, that's the easy part. Becoming proficient with your firearm is the first step in understanding other factors pertinent to concealed carry.
More women are buying guns for self-defense
Last year in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, 6,725 women got their concealed carry permits. Statewide women made up more than one-third of the more than 60,000 people who qualified. Christi Dodd says it's empowering. "I'd feel like I would be a victim, if I didn't have the ability to protect my family," says Dodd. "People fought so I could have this right and I'm going to do it." The weapons industry is accommodating with everything from smaller weapons, to accessories with a feminine look.
How to select a defensive handgun
NRA Family Insights
Selecting the best defensive handgun for your personal needs is not nearly as easy as one might think. To begin with, there is an amazing number of defensive handguns being manufactured today. They come in a lot of different sizes, calibers and action styles. Determining which one is the best for you will take a bit of time and effort, but it can be a very entertaining and informative experience. What follows are some general tips that will get you pointed in the right direction.
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Top 5 best AR-15 handguards for your black rifle
The AR-15's modular design makes it easy to change out parts and customize the rifle to whatever configuration you want. You can set up the gun for plinking, competition, long-range precision, tactical applications — variations are pretty much limited only by your own imagination. One of the most-changed parts on an AR-15 is the handguard.
The Quiet .22
The Shooter's Log
Over 100 years after its introduction, the .22 Long Rifle cartridge remains an important part of the shooting world. The .22 LR is among the most used, most respected and predominant features of the shooting world. There have been many developments in the cartridge. The new CCI Quiet .22 is a great example of a specialized cartridge.
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!
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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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