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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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Campus carry: A costly proposal for Texas?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram via Emergency Management
Allowing Texans to carry concealed handguns on college campuses has a hefty price tag. Officials at public colleges say the plan, which is rapidly moving through the Legislature, could cost them nearly $50 million in coming years — an expense that could be passed to students.
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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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Lawmaker submits bill to modify 'Stand Your Ground' law
KBTV-TV
Democratic State Rep. Garnet Coleman recently submitted a bill to modify the Castle Doctrine. The current law allows Texans to use lethal force if they reasonably believe they are under the threat of imminent harm. Texas don't have to retreat if they believe the threat is real. Coleman says the law could be dangerous.
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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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What exactly is trophy hunting?
By John McAdams
Trophy hunting is a misunderstood topic these days, even among hunters. The many misconceptions and myths that surround trophy hunting have helped turn it into a controversial subject. Some of these misconceptions are probably the result of anti-hunters deliberately looking to misconstrue the true benefits of trophy hunting and use it to divide the hunting community in general. However, some of the misconceptions about trophy hunting are undoubtedly the result of people being misinformed and ignorant of its benefits.
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Legislation would strengthen background checks for firearms sales
The Mercury
Legislation meant to strengthen background checks on commercial gun sales is garnering bipartisan support from several U.S. lawmakers, including U.S. Congressman Pat Meehan. Meehan, of California, co-sponsored House Resolution 1217, which was proposed Wednesday. It would create a universal regulation by mandating all gun sales, including firearms sold by private gun dealers at gun shows and online, become subject to background checks.
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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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Stance: If it's not working for you, it's working against you
Guns.com
Correct stance can make a big difference in recoil control and speed. Not to mention, it's the easiest way to look like you know what you're doing. Stance may be the least important fundamental of pistol marksmanship since real life may call for you to shoot from various positions. That being said, when firing from that standing, facing the target position you're probably familiar with, a solid stance can enhance accuracy past the first "bang" in multiple-shot sequences.
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3 accidental shootings of Texas children prompt gun safety calls
Reuters
The shooting deaths of three youngsters after unattended guns ended up in the hands of children in the Houston area in five days have prompted calls by some in Texas to re-examine gun safety in homes. But few political analysts believe any laws will be changed because of the shootings, with the Republican-dominated Legislature looking instead at measures to make it easier to carry more guns in more places.
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    Abbott's tune has changed on gun laws (The Texas Tribune)
Off-duty officer pulls gun in Sugar Land movie theater after assault (KHOU-TV)
Why a CHL? We all have our reasons (By Ken Jolly)
Pistols come and go, but Glocks are forever (Guns.com)

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