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Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks
The Associated Press via Calgunlaws.com
Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House last session. With the GOP expanding its majority and winning control of the Senate, prospects for the bill may be even more unlikely this session.
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Don't let your shooting skills get rusty
By Ken Jolly
We all know people who buy a gun for home defense, load it and lock it away with the sure certainty that it will fire when needed most. These firearms should have been cleaned, broken in and tested with their choice of self-defense ammunition. Locked up, they collect dust and the lubrication dries up. Just like your gun, your shooting skills can get rusty if you leave them on the shelf for too long. I try to stress to my CHL students the need for continuing practice.
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Appeal filed in federal district court: Unconstitutional firearms sales 'fee'
CRPA
Recently, a federal district court judge issued a ruling upholding California's scheme to stick law-abiding gun owners with the bill for the state's law enforcement activities. The lawsuit, Bauer v. Harris, was filed to prevent the California Department of Justice from using the money it received from charging firearm purchasers the mandatory and excessive Dealer's Record of Sale fee to fund its Armed Prohibited Persons System. APPS is a DOJ firearm seizure program that uses cross-referenced law enforcement databases to track persons who have registered ownership of a firearm since Jan. 1, 1991, and subsequently became prohibited from legally possessing firearms.
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From yoga to food startups, how veterans found true calling in civilian life
New York Post
More and more veterans are realizing that the military can help them find their true calling, connecting the dots to their next civilian role. "You don't have to dive into your new passion immediately — it's OK to take your time to ensure you feel comfortable pursuing it," says Dorie Clark, author of "Reinventing You."
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Horse therapy program aims to help veterans
WCAX-TV
Army veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are seeking treatment through an up and coming horse therapy program. Steven DePalma is an Army veteran with more than 40 years of horsemanship experience, but it wasn't until recently that he discovered a new potential for his passion. After returning from Afghanistan with PTSD, he says his horses helped him heal. "The more I spent with the horses, the happier I felt," he said.
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Sunnyvale gun limits upheld by 9th
Courthouse News Service
The 9th Circuit refused to throw out a ban of large-capacity gun magazines in Sunnyvale. Writing for a three-judge panel, Judge Michael Daly Hawkins saw no reason to question the lower court's holing that a law "restricting possession of certain types of magazines burdens conduct falling within the scope of the Second Amendment."
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More handguns sold in state in 2014 than during any other year on record
The Sacramento Bee
Dealers sold more than 510,000 handguns in California during 2014, more than double the number sold four years prior, according to new figures from the state Department of Justice. Handgun sales in 2014 set a new California record, far outpacing the prior high of 433,000 handguns sold in 1993, near the time violent crime peaked in the state.
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Guns are barreling back, thanks to women
Fortune
Smith & Wesson reported solid earnings. Why? It's down to a normalizing market — and a rise in women's sport shooting.
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Assembling and firing a Glock 19 with 1 hand
OutdoorHub
VideoBrief How is your dexterity? Instructor Zero demonstrates his by running through this one-handed assembly drill—with a gas mask, no less—as part of a stress-training exercise. He proves to be surprisingly adept at manipulating the Glock 19 and was able to shoot six rounds on three targets in less than 35 seconds.
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Aging and the defensive shooter
American Rifleman
As we get older, we must keep in mind that we can still be a target for criminal attack. In fact, we may become even more of a target as the years catch up with us. The crooks see the gray hair, the wrinkles, and figure that we will be less likely to resist and less likely to be armed. Age may cause us to have physical problems to deal with, but many of them can be overcome. And we owe it to ourselves and our families to be as tough a target as is humanly possible. Here are a few ideas to help older defensive shooters deal with their issues.
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