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TCHA 15th Annual Convention March 2-4
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The Texas Concealed Handgun Association Board of Directors is proud to announce plans for the bigger and better 15th annual conference, March 2-4, at the YO Ranch Resort in Kerrville. There are articles all over the national media about increasing female participation in shooting. Kathy Dietert, whose new program Botox and Bullets is off to a roaring start will give us guys the inside info about teaching women. More

Handgun ownership rising among women
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More women in Miami Valley, Fla., are choosing to purchase and carry handguns for protection, reflecting a national trend, according to a Dayton Daily News analysis of permit data, opinion polls and interviews with firearm and criminal justice experts. More than 1-in-5 who have applied to carry concealed handguns in Butler, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties are women, and owners of local gun stores and shooting ranges say women are increasingly participating in training and target practice. More

David Bonnar: Second Amendment at risk
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In framing the Constitution in 1787, the Founding Fathers initially excluded the Bill of Rights. Finally, James Madison, the prime mover of the document, gave in and the "rights" were included. Among these rights is the Second Amendment: the right to keep and bear arms. Madison, in Federalist paper No. 46, was addressing the "right to bear" a firearm amendment by assuring the populace the whole country would be able to possess arms. Thomas Jefferson led the supporters of a strong populace armed against any foreign invasion or government. The Massachusetts Bill of Rights even stated that all people have the right to keep and bear arms "for the common defense." More

Gun Owners of America — Passionate about winning in 2012
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The race for the Republican nomination for President is neck and neck. The four remaining candidates are spending millions of dollars tearing each other apart for the chance to take on President Barack Obama in November. But while all eyes are on the Republican presidential primary, GOA also has to prepare for something that American gun owners don't even want to think about; the possibility of a second Obama term. More

GOP report: Justice officials were on top of Fast and Furious
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Top Department of Justice officials had extensive knowledge of and involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, claims a new report released hours before Attorney General Eric Holder's scheduled testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The report claims Justice Department officials in Washington and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were involved in the coordination in the early stages of the operation. More

Montgomery County OKs change to local gun law
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Montgomery County, Texas, Commissioners have adopted a policy change that will allow county employees with a concealed handgun license to bring their weapons to work. The former policy, which simply states employees are prohibited from carrying a weapon to work unless authorized by law, was seen as vague, assistant county attorney Phyllis Rainey said. More

Man with concealed carry permit shoots robbery suspect
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It's believed to be the first time since concealed carry took effect in Wisconsin that a licensed carrier has used a gun to thwart a crime. Police say two armed robbers entered an Aldi's store in Milwaukee. A customer says he saw the robbers threaten the cashier with a shotgun, so he shot one of them twice. The injured suspect is expected to be OK. Both suspects were arrested. More

Bill would let Virginia professors carry guns
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Virginia Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has proposed a bill that would allow full-time faculty members to carry guns on college campuses. House Bill 91 would ban policies by public institutions of higher education that prohibit full-time faculty members with Virginia concealed handgun permits from packing heat. The Republican lawmaker's rationale is that faculty members with guns could deter violence on campus. However, others believe the measure could backfire. More

States take aim at Florida's gun permits
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It's easier than ever to carry a concealed weapon in this country, and a large number of handgun owners are getting permission from Florida — even gun owners who don't live there. Florida has issued more than 100,000 concealed weapons permits to people who live across the country in places like California, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania. More

Virginia expected to lift 1-per-month limit on handgun purchases
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Virginia is poised to lift a 19-year-old limit on handgun purchases, with the Republican-controlled state Senate expected to do away with the one-gun-per-month cap in a final vote. With the purchase limit likely headed for extinction, Richmond appears to have grown friendlier to gun rights since Republicans took control of the evenly divided Senate, pro-gun and gun-control activists agree. Recently, the Senate passed a bill prohibiting localities from requiring that people seeking concealed handgun permits submit fingerprints as part of their applications. The House passed a bill allowing government employees to store guns and ammunition in personal cars parked in workplace lots, including those at child-care centers and parks. More

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