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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

Iowa gun rights advocates press bills to expand weapon owners' freedoms
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Take 10 paces back, Iowa: There's a theoretical legislative shootout brewing. The issue centers on multiple efforts in place to enhance gun rights in the state. One would amend the state constitution in a way that critics say would throw out virtually all gun regulations in Iowa. More

Compact .45 handgun a breakthrough
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One of the frustrations faced by folks with concealed weapons permits is finding a gun that packs the punch they want, hits where they aim and is still easily concealable. When it comes to punch, many shooters prefer a .45 automatic Colt pistol but tend to shy away from the caliber when contemplating a firearm for concealed carry purposes or home defense. More

Rahm Emanuel proposes $65 per-gun fee and registry
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Illinois handgun owners would be required to register their weapons with the state — and pay a $65-per-gun registration fee — under a mayoral plan proposed recently to arm police with the information they need to solve crimes and reduce illegal firearm transfers. Even as he picked up the gun control mantle from former Mayor Richard M. Daley, Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged that he's facing an uphill battle. More

Issa, Meehan, Grassley to Holder: Unseal Fast and Furious wiretap apps
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"During your testimony before the Committee last week, you pledged to work with Congress to find a way to make the wiretap applications from the Fast and Furious investigation available for congressional review," Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Patrick Meehan and Ranking Member Charles Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. More

New Jersey Legislature supports police use of 'extra lethal' ammunition
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For more than thirty years New Jersey Firearms Law has all but banned citizen use, ownership or possession of hollow point type ammunition, but with the obligatory exemption for military and police. It is true that citizens can in fact buy, and use hollow points under extremely limited and exceptionally narrowly tailored circumstances, but even most cops aren't aware of them. More

Right to bear arms: In defense of our students
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How many people actually believe that a sign prohibiting firearms is going to stop people from bringing their guns to the massacre they have been planning? Because of the pressing need to arm students, 14 states over the past year have introduced legislation to allow college students and faculty to exercise their Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons on campus. Such a bill allowing handguns on campus was passed in Texas last year. One gun-owning Texas A&M student, when asked about the law, explained that "gun-free zones are shooting galleries for the mass murderers." More

Concealed weapons bill win easy passage in House without debate
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Two bills that would make it easier to obtain concealed handguns permits and keep the information secret has won easy passage in the Virginia House of Delegates. A bill that would shield records of concealed weapons permit holders from public inspection passed 81-17. The records are public record. Legislation to conceal them came before the gun-friendly General Assembly several years ago when a Virginia newspaper angered Virginia concealed weapons permit holders by posting a permit holders' database on its website. More

Report: Bloomberg reloads in push for gun control
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Among the slick, million-dollar ads for the likes of Pepsi and Honda during the Super Bowl, viewers in Washington will see a far more modest spot. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be sitting on a couch touting an issue most politicians avoid like the plague: gun control. The two mayors, whose local teams face off in the big game, are making the pitch for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the organization they co-founded in 2006. More

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