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Texas Senate approves bill to allow guns on college campuses
Reuters
The Texas Senate approved a measure to allow licensed handguns on college campuses, part of a series of bills being considered that would expand gun rights. Lawmakers in the Republican-dominated statehouse have made gun rights a top priority, a move analysts said indicates a harder turn to the right for the most populous state under Republican control.
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Are Texans ready for the passage of open carry?
By Ken Jolly
Texas stands on the cusp of passing full open carry legislation. In fact, if it goes as scheduled, we should know soon. The bill, which would allow open carry for handguns, has passed the Senate and is now being reviewed by the House. I like the concept of open carry and will on occasion do it myself if the law passes. And I'm hoping it does pass, but I find myself straddling the line between the two opposing camps.
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Gun bill would shoot down bullet bans
The Hill
VideoBrief Gun legislation introduced recently would prevent the Obama administration from ever again attempting to ban bullets. Republicans are looking to shoot down any chance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reviving a controversial ban on certain types of armor-piercing ammunition and "put an end to this attack on our Second Amendment," even as Democrats rally for more gun control measures.
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Major survey shows gun ownership and hunting at record lows
The Associated Press via Fox News
The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey, 32 percent of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That's a significant decline since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when about half of Americans told researchers there was a gun in their household.
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Glock 43 leaked: single-stack 9mm for concealed-carry
Guns.com
With just a few days left before Glock makes any official announcements, several reviewers have published their first impressions of the next Glock pistol: the Glock 43, a single-stack 9mm for backup and concealed-carry. The Glock 43 is an all-new gun, not directly based on any other pistols in Glock’s catalog. It looks like a slightly scaled-up Glock 42, the single-stack .380 ACP launched last year.
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Bill would prohibit doctors from asking about guns
The Texas Tribune
While legislation expanding how and where Texans can carry weapons is dominating the Legislature, one state lawmaker is targeting the doctor's office as a place to keep the federal government from learning who owns guns. Over the objections of the medical community, state Rep. Stuart Spitzer, R-Kaufman, has filed a bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients whether they own a firearm and makes the Texas Medical Board, which licenses physicians, responsible for doling out punishment.
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Why it's important for women to own guns
Guns & Ammo
What are the reasons motivating women to purchase and own firearms? In Guns & Ammo's installment of the NSSF's report, we examine the driving factors of a woman's interest in owning firearms.
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Gun industry's helping hand triggers a surge in college shooting teams
The Washington Post
In between completing problem sets, writing code, organizing hackathons, worrying about internships and building solar cars, a group of MIT students make their way to the athletic center, where they stand side-by-side, load their guns and fire away. They are majoring in biological engineering, brain and cognitive sciences, aeronautics, mechanical engineering, computer science and nuclear science. Before arriving at MIT, nearly all of them had never touched a gun or even seen one that wasn’t on TV.
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Look at what these homes are hiding
CNN
Builders are getting requests to create hidden rooms in private homes, to serve as home offices, reading rooms, home theaters, wine cellars, children's play spaces or security zones. Steve Humble, president of Creative Home Engineering in Arizona, said requests for incognito doors has increased in the past few years, and that the trend has shifted toward security recently. About 30 percent of his business is creating designs for high-security rooms, which can involve bullet- and soundproof doors, integrated alarm systems with surveillance and retina or finger scans.
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