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Why a CHL? We all have our reasons
By Ken Jolly
Breaking the ice in my training classes, I learn more about my students by asking a simple question: "Why do you want a CHL?" Stories range from previous close encounters to the unusual. A fellow instructor told me of one person who looked around to make sure no one was listening, then whispered, "killer clowns." I'm not partial to clowns myself. When you stop and think about it, anyone painting their faces like a clown can't be up to any good. The point is we all have our own reasons in coming to the decision to get a Concealed Handgun License.
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Gun rights groups await judge's ruling on California's 'microstamping' law
Fox News
California's gun laws are among the nation's strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that "stamps" each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys.
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Concealed carry without a permit: Will crime go up or down?
The Christian Science Monitor
New Hampshire, Kansas, Mississippi and Montana are considering legislation that would no longer require special permits to carry concealed weapons in public. Five states already have such laws.
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How to zero backup iron sights on an AR-15
By John McAdams
Though many shooters these days use some sort of optic on their AR-15 as their primary sight, having a good set of backup iron sights is still a really good idea. However, though they are similar in many ways, the backup iron sights on an AR-15 are slightly different from iron sights on many other rifles. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to zero the backup iron sights on an AR-15.
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Veterans in Congress bring rare perspective to authorizing war
The New York Times
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now serving in Congress have emerged as some of the most important voices in the debate over whether to give President Barack Obama a broad authorization for a military campaign against the Islamic State or something much more limiting. In other conflicts, Congress shaped military policy with a certain remove from the battlefield. But as lawmakers deliberate whether to give authority for a military operation to a president for the first time since 2002, there are 26 veterans from the United States' two most recent wars serving in the House and Senate, according to the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. To them, this fight is not a distant foreign conflict. They have an intimate understanding of battling the same kinds of deadly extremists.
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Now hear this: Custom foamies in the works for sailors
Navy Times
Most sailors don't wear foamies right, and that's leading to preventable hearing loss. Now, the Navy's research branch is eyeing a 3-D printer that makes custom ear plugs to fit every sailors' ears.
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State seeks 'emergency' regulations for Firearms Safety Certificate program
Guns.com
The California Department of Justice, under Attorney Gen. Kamala Harris, recently announced a series of proposed emergency changes to regulations of the state’s new and troubled safety certificate scheme. The Firearms Safety Certificate program, which took effect at the first of the year, replaced the legacy Handgun Safety Certificate program that had been in place in one form or another since 1998.
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Lawmakers call for guns on college campuses to prevent rape
PBS
Legislators in 10 states are sponsoring bills that would allow concealed guns on college campuses. But gun control activists say the bills are more pro-gun than anti-rape.
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Texas bill highlights issue of whether teachers should be armed
By Archita Datta Majumdar
A new bill proposed by Texas state Rep. Dan Flynn speaks of arming Texas teachers with guns and allowing them to use deadly force against students. Naturally, this has added more fuel to the fire that is already roasting a lot of tongues around the country. The bill, called The Teacher's Protection Act, offers teachers the opportunity to protect themselves both from unruly students and unwanted intrusion from others in the campus. It will also ensure that they will not face any kind of prosecution for their actions if they do use these firearms.
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Women changing the culture of gun ranges
KSWB-TV
VideoBrief For a long time the sport of shooting was predominantly a man's world. But over the last few years, more and more women are taking aim and changing the culture of the shooting range. With more women wanting to learn self-defense and gun ranges even becoming a date night hot spot, the very feel of shooting ranges are evolving.
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