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Court: State can't challenge ruling on concealed guns
Los Angeles Times
Relaxed rules for carrying concealed guns in public may not be challenged by California state officials or advocacy groups, a federal appeals panel decided recently. The decision was another victory for gun rights advocates, but it was not likely to be the last word. The state has the right to appeal the order and legal analysts expect the state to do so. CRPA was a plaintiff in the case.
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California gun dealers sue firearms bureau over window advertising citation
Four California gun dealers sued the government in federal court for alleged First Amendment rights violations, the Calguns Foundation announced. Tracy Rifle and Pistol, a gun shop and indoor firing range located about 60 miles east of San Francisco in San Joaquin County, was cited by the Department of Justice's Bureau of Firearms for displaying pictures of handguns in its windows, according to the inspector’s report. According to state law, images of handguns cannot be displayed so that they are visible from the outside of a building.
Governments turn up heat on gun companies, push for 'smart gun' technology
Local governments that buy handguns for their police departments are asking, as customers, for a change in the way that gun makers do business. Gun manufacturers are being targeted by a coalition of police departments, municipalities and clergy members to help start dealing with the gun violence problem. Smart gun technology that locks the weapon to unauthorized users is one avenue. The other is tracking inventory; 59 different jurisdictions are asking gun companies to produce distribution records.
Drop in violent crime across US deemed 'astonishing'
24/7 Wall St. via USA Today
The number of violent crimes across the United States is estimated to have dropped by 4.4 percent in 2013 from the year before, according to data recently released by the FBI. In all, the number of such crimes declined by nearly 15 percent in the last 10 years.
How to protect your hearing while shooting
By John McAdams
A good sense of hearing is important during day-to-day living. However, your hearing is also vulnerable to damage from extremely loud noises, which makes hunters and shooters especially vulnerable to hearing loss. For this reason, it is extremely important that you take appropriate steps to protect your hearing when you are exposed to noisy environments. Luckily, this task is much easier than many people assume. Keep reading, and I'll demonstrate a few of the methods available today to protect your hearing while hunting and shooting.
More than 6 in 10 Americans say guns make homes safer
The percentage of Americans who believe having a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be (63 percent) has nearly doubled since 2000, when about one in three agreed with this. Three in 10 Americans say having a gun in the house makes it a more dangerous place. Forty-two percent of Americans report having a gun in their home, similar to the average reported to Gallup over the past decade. T
Environmentalists in legal battle with Navy over war games
Worried about collateral damage to whales, dolphins and other marine life, environmentalists are fighting the U.S. Navy in court in a bid to protect the creatures of the sea from war games in the Pacific Ocean — while the Navy insists their claims are overblown and the exercises are necessary and safe. The games have been played out in the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Study Area for more than four decades — and environmentalists have been trying almost just as long to stop them.
It was a different war; now they're left out in the cold
Detroit Free Press
They may have served in the U.S. military overseas or at a missile base in America. They may have been on secret missions in submarines, in aircraft or on the ground. Or they may have been, like Tom Cameron of Troy, Michigan, driving a tank in Germany, always on guard. They are millions of Cold War veterans, who served in the military from September 1945 to Dec. 26, 1991, during pockets of peacetime tension that came during the expansion of communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. And as America marked Veterans Day Nov. 11, they are looking for a little recognition — an authorized service medal or a memorial in Washington, D.C.
Veteran tackles burglar on front lawn
A Seattle homeowner who had a burglar break into his home figured the man might be back, and was ready the second time with an improved surveillance system. Andrew Myers said the man returned and was at the front door trying to regain entry when Myers told him he wasn't going anywhere and the man would have to stay until he spoke to police. Myers, a veteran of the 82nd Airborne, said he dodged a punch from the man and a fight ensued, which eventually spilled onto the front lawn where it was captured on his surveillance system.
More women finding hunting is their sport
Might a deer widowers' weekend emerge, as women don camo and head to the woods to hunt? The marketplace, the numbers and the hunters say the trend is clear. "Some people still want to look at us as a rare breed, but in the younger age groups, I think there are almost as many girls hunting as there are guys," said Katelyn Spalding, a 19-year-old student at the University of Toledo who started hunting when she was just 8.
Gun at school gets dad probation, jail
San Diego Union-Tribune
A father who faced felony charges in Chula Vista after his 14-year-old son brought a loaded gun to school was ordered to serve eight months in custody and four years on probation. After 30 days in jail, Zachariah Dow could be allowed to serve the rest of his time in an alternative custody program run by the Sheriff's Department in which he would likely wear a GPS monitor on his ankle.
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