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House rejects letting 4 biggest cities opt out of open carry
The Dallas Morning News
The Texas House finally approved and sent the Senate a bill allowing the licensed open carry of handguns. The vote, largely along party lines, was 101-42. House members rejected, 97-45, a plea by urban Democrats that lawmakers allow Dallas and three other big Texas cities to opt out.
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Dallas County to take guns from domestic abusers
WFAA-TV
VideoBrief Dallas County is about to start taking guns out of the hands of abusers. Dallas will become the only county in the state to collect and store weapons taken from domestic violence offenders. Officials expect to collect upwards of 700 weapons annually at a private gun range near Love Field that has agreed to provide storage space for the project.
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Firearms industry economic impact rises 125 percent since 2008
National Shooting Sports Foundation
The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $42.9 billion in 2014, a 125 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to more than 263,000, a 58 percent increase in that period, according to a new report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry's trade association.
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Guns on university campuses: The Colorado experience
The Washington Post
Texas appears poised to join the growing number of states allowing licensed, trained adults to carry concealed handguns for lawful protection on the campuses of public universities and colleges. In Texas, as elsewhere, opponents offer a parade of horribles about the supposed results: heated classroom discussion of Sophocles will result in gunfights; students will threaten to kill professors who gave them a bad grade, and so on. Since Colorado has had licensed guns on campus for over a decade, it may be helpful to look at the experience there.
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Michigan priest says no more gun classes at church
Detroit Free Press
The Ann Arbor, Michigan Catholic priest under criticism for urging parishioners to arm themselves has posted on Facebook that his parish will no longer hold any classes to learn about earning a license to carry a concealed pistol. The Rev. Edward Fride said he'll abide by the directive of Lansing Bishop Earl Boyea, who oversees the parish. Boyea said Monday such classes are not appropriate for church property.
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Police: Arlington homeowner kills teen intruder
KXAS-TV
VideoBrief A suspected burglar is dead and another is behind bars Thursday night after a deadly encounter with a south Arlington homeowner. The alleged burglars forced their way into the back of the man's home, according to police, and the homeowner heard a loud noise. "He confronted them and during the course of that confrontation he shot at them," said Sgt. Paul Rodriguez, of the Arlington Police Department.
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10 guns that shaped America
American Rifleman
Firearms have been a part of this nation since, well, long before it was a nation. The right to them was endowed by the creator; they secured our freedom as Americans, they helped expand the nation, and then became the basis of the manufacturing ascendency of the United States for more than a century. Listed here are some guns that actually changed the course of history or, at least, were an instrumental part of it.
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Senator: Veterans still losing gun rights because of VA reporting
Stars and Stripes via Military.com
A Senate panel chairman rekindled a debate recently over whether veterans who cannot manage their own benefits should be considered "mentally defective" by the FBI and barred from buying guns. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying veterans issued a fiduciary by the Department of Veterans Affairs are still being automatically flagged in the electronic database used to vet firearms sales across the country.
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11 best ballistics apps for every shooter
Guns & Ammo
For better or worse, the digital age has touched almost every aspect of our lives. Whether it's in the form of electronic hearing protection, laser rangefinders or the TrackingPoint Precision Guided Firearm, technology has undoubtedly left its mark on the firearm world.
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