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Central Texas employers pay for workers to get handgun licenses
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Classes at Big Iron Concealed Handgun Training are filling up fast. Owner Johnny Price says he's had entire companies come to him for help with self-defense and some employers have been picking up the tab in hopes of better protecting their employees. "They want them all to be safe," said Price. "They've had neighbors that have had store robberies and different things happen close by and it's a shame but people are getting more afraid of what's happening out there." Price says recent spikes in crime across Central Texas have sparked more business owners interest in concealed handguns. More

Texas State Rep. Workman earns NRA, TSRA endorsement for protecting Second Amendment
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"We have a proud tradition of championing the Second Amendment in Texas," said State Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin, while accepting the endorsement of both the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association for his re-election campaign this year. During his first session in the Texas Legislature, Workman co-authored Senate Bill 321 to improve the ability of Texans to exercise their Second Amendment rights in parking lots on private property. More

More gun owners need to vote
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The potential for growing the gun vote in the 2012 election is considerable given the increase in new firearms owners in recent years. With more people having a stake in protecting their firearms freedoms, voters will be looking to evaluate candidates' positions on the right to keep and bear arms and on upholding laws and regulations that protect hunting, target shooting and carrying concealed. More

Largest gun range in North Texas coming to Frisco
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Officials with the DFW Gun Range and Training Center announced that they will be building the region's largest gun range in Frisco this year. The Frisco Gun Club and Academy, featuring 40 shooting lanes for the public and six private lanes for members, will be on the northeast corner of All Stars Avenue and John W. Elliot Drive near FC Dallas Stadium. The club will also have a 4,000-square-foot retail showroom, business center and conference room plus an extensive academy. It will hold concealed handgun and self-defense classes along with other training and educational opportunities. More

Some say re-election fear is driving gun sales in Fort Worth, elsewhere
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Gun sales are booming. Enthusiasts are stocking up on guns and ammunition, and some in the industry are wondering whether sales are spiking as they did after Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008. That rush created a nationwide shortage. "We're at the top of the roller coaster and we're about to plummet down the side," said DeWayne Irwin, owner of the Cheaper Than Dirt gun store in north Fort Worth, which set a sales record for the month of February. "It's fixing to happen again. I don't know if it will be to the same extent it was before, but I see it coming. More

Ben Carter joins Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation board of directors
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The state of Texas has a new voice looking out for its hunting and fishing heritage in the halls of Congress thanks to a new addition to the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation board of directors. Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Ben Carter has accepted a position on the board of directors for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, one of the most respected and trusted hunting and fishing organizations in the political arena. More

Federal judge: Gun owners need not provide 'good reason,' rules Maryland law unconstitutional
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Maryland residents do not have to provide a "good and substantial reason" to legally own a handgun, a federal judge ruled recently, striking down as unconstitutional the state's requirements for getting a permit. U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg wrote that states are allowed some leeway in deciding the way residents exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms, but Maryland's objective was to limit the number of firearms that individuals could carry, effectively creating a rationing system that rewarded those who provided the right answer for wanting to own a gun. More

Iowa considers adding right to bear arms to state constitution
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County sheriffs in Iowa announced on March 1 that they oppose putting the Second Amendment right to bear arms in the Iowa Constitution. A proposed state constitutional amendment that passed the Iowa House recently would allegedly do away with the state's permitting and regulation of weapons, according to the Iowa State Sheriffs' and Deputies' Association, which represents law enforcement in Iowa's 99 counties. More

Gun rights lawsuits take aim at Illinois, Chicago
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In an unrelenting campaign to overturn restrictive handgun laws in Illinois, gun rights advocates have pummeled Chicago and the state with lawsuits that could keep them entangled in court battles for years. At least nine separate lawsuits targeting Chicago, Cook County and Illinois are working their way through the courts, most of them backed by the National Rifle Association, which is pouring financial resources and political clout into efforts to loosen gun laws across the country. More

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