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Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves — even in public places — and have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association, the main gun-lobby group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed. The online survey showed that 68 percent, or two out of three respondents, had a favorable opinion of the NRA. Also 82 percent of Republicans saw the gun lobbying group in a positive light as well as 55 percent of Democrats. More

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141st Annual Meeting: NRA gets in touch with its feminine side
The Daily Beast    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The gun industry is having a banner year, and women are a huge part of the boom. Their numbers at shooting clinics have ballooned from 500 to 10,000 during the past decade, and they were a major presence at the NRA's 141st annual meeting recently. Lisa Looper has a gun in her bra. A small crowd has gathered to watch how fast she can draw. The scene wouldn't be so different from any other demonstrations at the National Rifle Association's 141st annual meeting were it not for the nearby mannequin wearing nothing but some black satin C cups and a Colt Mustang .38. More

Here's the real origin of 'Stand Your Ground'
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, anti-gunners from Orlando, Fla., to Olympia, Wash., have been blaming the National Rifle Association for cooking up this concept of standing one's ground and hammering it into law in some 25 states. But standing one's ground is a long-held American concept. And perhaps the man to blame was a tuberculosis-infected war veteran named John Parker. More

West Virginia right-to-carry reciprocity expands to Texas
Ammo Land    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On Feb. 21, official Right-to-Carry reciprocity was recognized between West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. West Virginia now has Right-to-Carry reciprocity with 31 other states. Texas will now recognize valid concealed pistol licenses from West Virginia, and in turn, West Virginia will recognize valid concealed handgun licenses from Texas. Permit holders must comply with the laws that apply in which ever state they are traveling. More

People using income tax refund to buy guns
WOFL-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forget about paying the bills with your tax refund, some are heading to the gun shop instead. Over at Shoot Straight, employees say more people are taking a shot at a owning a gun, thanks to Uncle Sam. "This is tax time and people are getting their tax returns or they're expecting to get their money back and they take a punch and make a purchase. Combine the uncertain times with the extra cash people are getting and these are the ingredients for good gun sales." Employee Charles O'Meara says politics help motivate sales, "In a presidential election year there's always a little bit of uncertainty. The Obama years we thought we'd hit high water marks that we'd never touch again and this year we're going beyond that." More

Mr. Obama, tear down that DOJ-ATF wall
Ammo Land    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The stonewalling and obfuscation from the Obama administration continues as information about ill conceived, and apparently politically motivated, "gunwalking" operations, and the subsequent cover up of those programs, slowly comes to light. The latest bit of stonewalling comes directly from the White House where the Obama administration has refused to make available former National Security Advisor Kevin O'Reilly to testify before the committee investigating the matter. Even though his attorneys had already agreed to O'Reilly testifying over the phone, the White House response was that O'Reilly is not available because he is in Iraq. More

Texas firearm rights questioned
KXII-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jerry Cleveland has been an avid gun collector and proud owner his whole life. "You know a lot of people call you paranoid, because you carry a gun. I carry one, I'm not paranoid. I go where I want to." The recent shooting death of a Florida teenager has people questioning exactly what their gun rights are. The Texas self-defense law is similar to the Florida firearms law. The law states, Texas residents can carry a concealed weapon in their vehicle and at work. If you are in harm, you don't have to retreat from an attack. And if you feel your life or others around you is threatened, deadly forced is more easily justified. More

Larry Elder: Gun control opponents are wise to fear Obama
LA Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There goes the "paranoid" take us back to the wild west National Rifle Association again, hysterically claiming that gun-control advocates are coming for their guns. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA recently accused President Barack Obama of a secret agenda, to "lull gun owners into a false sense of security." Meanwhile, the president, says La Pierre, engages in "planning and plotting, behind closed doors, to launch a massive anti-gun onslaught when the time is right." Is there a reason for this fear? Or, is the NRA, as one local reporter puts it, "intentionally alarmist"? More

Driver with ammo entered Mexico by mistake, boss says
Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Arlington-based boss of a truck driver detained Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, after 268,000 rounds of ammunition were found in his truck said that his employee simply took a wrong turn on his way to deliver legal cargo to an Arizona dealer. Dennis Mekenye, operations manager at Demco Express, said driver Jabin Bogan, 27, made "a very honest mistake" when he drove into Mexico recently. Bogan had been making deliveries in El Paso and was to head to Phoenix with a cargo of bullets for an online ammunitions dealer, Mekenye told the Star-Telegram. More

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