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Guntry clubs target new breed of shooter: younger, more affluent and female
The Washington Post
Elite Shooting Sports, a new gun range in Manassas, Virginia, is like a wave of other new ranges around the country, is targeting a new breed of shooter — younger, more affluent, style-focused, increasingly female and even environmentally conscious. The gun industry's term for these shooting retreats: Guntry Clubs. The high-end ranges come as the $15 billion gun industry's sales have more than doubled since 2005.
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Editorial: LA trigger-lock law defeats idea of self-defense
Orange County Register
In late November, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously gave tentative approval to an ordinance that would require gun owners to apply trigger locks or securely lock away guns even within their homes. The city attorney is currently drafting the ordinance, and a final vote is expected early this year. Such a law clearly violates gun owners’ Second Amendment and self-defense rights.
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Shotgun fit: Why you're missing and don't realize it
By Irwin Greenstein
America is a nation of rifle and pistol shooters. But when the conversation turns to a well-fitting shotgun, most people wonder what the heck we're talking about. The most obvious question is, "Why do I need a shotgun that fits me?" The answer rests with the difference in targets between rifle and pistol shooting and the targets you confront with a shotgun. Rifles and pistols use a single projectile, typically on stationary targets. Shotgun loads are packed with tiny, round pellets that spread out when fired to hit fast-moving objects.
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Women fastest growing demographic for gun buyers
Guns.com
A new study by the gun industry's lobbyist group shows that women are the fastest growing demographic for gun owners and how gun makers and sellers can keep the momentum. The National Shooting Sports Foundation introduced the study during its annual convention. For years the gun industry, still very much dominated by males, strived to appeal to women, so with the study the NSSF aims to inform retailers and gun makers how to engage women already interested in shooting sports by designing products women want and adopting new selling techniques.
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Bipartisan measure would give wounded veterans more sick leave
The Washington Post via Stars and Stripes
Wounded veterans hired by the federal government would start their jobs with a stockpile of paid sick leave under a bill introduced in Congress recently. The bipartisan measure would give service-disabled veterans 104 hours of paid sick time after they enter the federal workforce; nonveteran employees begin with none and accrue hours over time.
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To Liberia and back: The military's fight against Ebola
By Danielle Wegert
Even though most of people in the U.S. were fearful about the spread of Ebola, there were some who were willing to put their lives at risk to help the West African nations pull through this epidemic. Doctors were traveling to the countries to help treat those infected, and others were sent to help build hospitals and provide necessary resources. Sally Eilerman, staff physician and a major in the U.S. Air Force, was one of those heroic individuals, and she talks about her experience in Liberia.
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No charges for elderly homeowner who fatally shot burglar
Los Angeles Times
No charges will be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot a woman who was burglarizing his Long Beach home, prosecutors said. On July 22, Thomas Greer fired two bullets into the back of Andrea Miller, 28, even after she begged him not to shoot and claimed she was pregnant. Prosecutors say Miller and her suspected accomplice, 26-year-old Gus Adams, had assaulted Greer before prying open a safe and stealing $5,000.
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Record TSA airport seizures: Loaded guns, grenades, knife in an enchilada
Los Angeles Times
People who are leaving on a jet plane pack clothes, toiletries and often something to pass the time. Passengers also pack heat, according to a Transportation Security Administration report released recently that explains that 2014 hit the bull's eye with a record number of guns seized by agents. The TSA said it discovered 2,212 firearms in carry-on bags at 224 airports — about six a day. About 83 percent of the confiscated guns were loaded, the department said.
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How to scope-out a rifle scope
Scout
The most important attribute in a scope is not "brightness"” or astronomical resolution: It's the ability to maintain zero. The brightest target in the world is just a clear miss if the reticle points where the barrel doesn't.
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Opinion: Gun rights should cross state lines
The Boston Globe
Down the street or across the country, a valid driver's license is all you need to lawfully get behind the wheel of a car. If you've met your state's conditions to be issued a license — passed the test, submitted your fingerprints, paid the fee — there's not a state in the country that won't honor it. A valid license to carry a firearm should be treated the same way.
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Michigan governor vetoes gun bill, cites risk for domestic abuse victims
MLive.com
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation that would have overhauled the concealed pistol permit application process in Michigan, citing a provision he said could jeopardize existing protections for domestic abuse victims. Senate Bill 789 and 790, backed by the National Rifle Association but opposed by prominent gun control groups, would have lifted a blanket restriction preventing the subject of any personal protection order from obtaining a CPL.
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