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TCHA announces plans for 2015 convention
TCHA
The Texas Concealed Handgun Association Board of Directors is proud to announce plans for the 18th annual conference, March 6-8, 2015 at the YO Ranch Resort in Kerrville. TCHA is continuing to offer education during the eighteenth Annual Conference. We will offer continuing education to instructors and non-instructors alike. Our keynote speaker is retired Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson. He will highlight the Saturday evening banquet.
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Open carry advocates out in force as Legislature opens
The Dallas Morning News
Activists armed with rifles descended on the Capitol to bolster support for a bill that would allow unlicensed open carrying of handguns. Inside the Capitol, some advocates reportedly heckled representatives who declined to support the idea, drawing criticism from allies who see the tactics as harmful to the cause. The demonstrations came as open-carry advocates are making a major push for stripping gun regulations.
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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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Concealed handgun permits increase dramatically in El Paso County
KFOX-TV
More El Paso County residents are certified to carry a concealed weapon. In 2014, 3,688 Concealed Handgun Licenses were issued to people in El Paso County. That's about 900 more than 2013 and almost 1,800 more than 2012.
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Why reload your own ammo? Accuracy
AmmoLand
The past few years have been challenging to acquire ammunition and/or related components for even the most dedicated shooters; the unprecedented demand for ammunition has been matched only by the equally extreme supply shortages. Although availability has improved, the bitterness of scarcity has led many shooters to ponder the concept of loading their own private stock of ammunition.
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Surge in gun sales, self-defense classes following robbery, shootout at Kansas gun shop
GUNS
Following an armed robbery recently at a gun store in Shawnee, Kansas, which left one man dead and his wife injured, some area gun shops have seen a spike in gun sales and enrollment in self-defense classes. Four men attempted to rob the She's a Pistol gun shop, which led to a shootout between the store owner and the suspects.
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Papa John's stands by employee who shot armed robber in self-defense
Fox News
Papa John's Pizza is standing by a pizza delivery woman who opened fire recently on an armed robber in an act of self-defense. The pizza franchise said the employee, who hasn't been named, will not be fired from the company. The employee was making a delivery in Decatur, Georgia, when a man approached her vehicle, forcing her onto the ground at gunpoint, according to the DeKalb County Police Department.
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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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South Carolina lawmaker wants mandatory gun classes in schools
MSNBC
A Republican lawmaker from South Carolina wants high schools in his state to teach a gun-focused curriculum designed with material "developed or recommended" by the NRA. State Rep. Alan Clemmons recently filed a measure in the legislature proposing the South Carolina educational program require students to complete a minimum three-week class each academic year designed by the NRA.
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US Army aims to build a better bullet
TIME
In the olden days, soldiers killed when they fired a bullet at an enemy they could see. Then came indirect fire — lobbing mortars from afar, hoping for a lucky hit. Now the Army is working on a new round, combining the best of both, by reducing the bad guy's ability to hide.
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