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As 2014 comes to a close, VSSA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the VSSA eBullet a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
Cops cuff, detain Virginia man for having legal guns
From Nov. 21: A court case is developing in Virginia after a man was ordered at gunpoint to the ground, handcuffed, taken to a police station and detained — all for carrying two guns he owns. Legally. A complaint has been filed in U.S. District Court in Richmond on behalf of Brandon Howard over "the unlawful arrest and detention" in violation of the First, Second, Fourth and 14th Amendments.
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What to do after a defensive shooting
NRA Family Insights
From Oct. 3: You have just been attacked by an armed criminal and forced to deploy your defensive handgun. Too often, people who prepare for such a possibility fail to consider what they should do and what they should expect once the gunfire has ceased. Dealing with the aftermath of such an unfortunate situation should be a critical part of your personal defense plan. To fail to consider it can place you in a good deal of legal and physical danger. Once the shooting is over, you should put your gun away and call 911 immediately.
Inside the black market for guns
From Aug. 15: Across a conference room table on the 35th floor of a Manhattan high rise were three agents with decades of experience investigating gunrunning and other crimes for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The question posed to them was not one they could answer quickly: How do criminals get guns?
Best states for concealed carry 2014: Where does Virginia rank?
Guns & Ammo
From Sept. 26: It has been nearly 30 years since Florida started the CCW ball rolling across the nation and the modern concealed carry revolution began. Since that time, the national pendulum has swung to the point of shall-issue carry laws being the rule rather than the exception. Guns & Ammo ranked the best concealed carry states using specific criteria and assigned numerical values to each category. Virginia comes in a No. 10.
Feds take aim at decorated combat veteran's gun rights
From Feb. 14: Pat Kirby answered his country's call to arms during the Vietnam War, serving multiple tours, suffering injuries, watching friends die. Today he has a letter from the VA telling him that because his wife takes care of their family finances, he is deemed "incompetent" and for this reason, he has to turn in his guns and relinquish his Second Amendment Rights, or face going to prison.
How to choose a carry gun with the 5 Cs of concealed carry
From Sept. 5: One of the most enduring questions in the shooting community remains: "What's the best gun for concealed carry?" Because recommending a carry gun is very subjective, it's difficult to quantify or define a specific gun for any one individual. That's when it helps to use a process for guiding someone to their ideal carry gun. The best way I've found to make a recommendation is by applying the 5 Cs of Concealed Carry to the potential carry gun.
Elite Shooting Sports to open massive new gun range in Virginia
From June 6: Elite Shooting Sports LLC is opening one of the largest indoor shooting ranges in the country in Prince William County, Virginia, this fall. Construction is well under way for the 65,000 square foot facility. The massive facility will house four separate indoor shooting ranges; two 25-yard ranges a 50-yard range and a 100-yard range all total 42 separate shooting rifle rated lanes. It will also have a 1,600 square foot two-story live fire shoot house, a Ti Training Simulator and full-time gunsmith.
John Frazer law on Fairfax County CHP denials
From July 3: Attorney John Frazer, formerly Director of Research at the National Rifle Association, shared this information on Fairfax County related to denial of concealed handgun permit (CHP) application denials.
Choosing the right revolver for concealed carry
Gun Nuts Media
From Sept. 12: If you look on gun store shelves you will see a number of different options for small revolvers. For the purpose of concealed carry, you want something durable and reliable that is also small and light enough to carry in the pocket of your pants.
Firing back at Toby Keith, Virginian creates registry of pro-gun restaurants
The Washington Times
From Jan. 3: The windows of restaurants and businesses are often crowded with signs and stickers denoting store hours and accepted credit cards, but a Leesburg restaurateur is looking to add one more decal in the name of constitutional rights.
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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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