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The 1st Amendment guide to the 2nd Amendment
The Washington Post
Back in 1995, the Tennessee Law Review published a symposium issue on the Second Amendment and firearms policy. That symposium was probably the most influential law review symposium ever published on the topic. This year, the Tennessee Law Review is doing another Second Amendment symposium.
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Gun rights group demonstrates right to bear arms
KDFW-TV
Gun rights group "Open Carry Texas" demonstrated their right to bear arms in Rowlett. It's the group's first protest since going head to head with the City of Arlington. A dozen people armed with Long rifles and some with black powdered pistols paraded up and down Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett passing out pamphlets, explaining Open Carry Texas' goals.
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9 great concealed carry belts
Guns & Ammo
It's absolutely critical to have the right belt for concealed carry. Anyone who regularly draws from a holster knows a bad belt will impede the ability to properly pull the gun out in a dynamic situation. Civilian dress belts are designed to be stylish and to perform one basic task; preventing the world from seeing your underpants. Department stores don't design belts for carrying guns — but the companies on this list had concealed carry in mind when developing their belts.
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Gun silencer sales are booming
WQAD-TV
Sales are booming for silencers, the cylindrical devices used to muffle gunfire. The civilian market for silencers soared 37 percent in 2013, when the total number shot up to nearly a half a million, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives registry. That's compared to 360,000 in 2012 and 285,000 in 2011.
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Texas' open carry ban linked to 'Wild West' days, similar to more liberal states
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Thanks to its frontier heritage and the number of Texans with concealed handgun permits — more than 600,000 as of last year — Texas is considered a gun-friendly state. But don't tell that to C.J. Grisham and other gun-rights supporters. Texas is not as Second Amendment-friendly as the state's reputation suggests, Grisham, president of a group called Open Carry Texas, said April 7, at a Senate committee hearing.
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DPS suspends use of new handgun over 'concerns'
The Texas Tribune
The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that it has stopped using its newest service firearm after "concerns" were reported by state trooper recruits who were the first to use the new Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm handgun. The department is currently doing additional testing and evaluation on the Smith & Wesson M&P handgun," DPS spokesman Tom Vinger told The Texas Tribune in an emailed statement. "The DPS suspended plans to train with and issue the handgun to the current trooper trainee class, after minor concerns were raised when firearms training began during trooper training."
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Exploring the views of anti-NRA protestors
Guns.com
MRCTV's Dan Joseph interviewed some of the anti-NRA protestors that had gathered outside the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Va. Joseph speaks with several of the protestors to get an idea of why they're protesting the NRA, and to see what they're beliefs are regarding the Second Amendment are and various common gun laws, The Blaze reports. One of the women tells Joseph 30,000 gun deaths occur each year and says the fault lies with the NRA.
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott: Armed school employees permitted
Austin American-Statesman
Texas school districts that designate employees to carry handguns do not violate state laws banning concealed firearms at sporting events or during school board meetings, Attorney General Greg Abbott said in an opinion released recently. Known as a guardian plan, the safety measure provides armed protection for smaller, rural school districts that cannot afford to create a police force, hire resource officers or contract with local police departments for part-time help, according to state Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso.
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Texan reaction to new Georgia gun law
KAGS-TV
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed The Safe Carry Protection Act into law, allowing people with a gun license to carry guns in many public and some private places. Some Texans believe the legislation would work well in Texas. "The good guys are not going to be able to conquer the bad guys unless they have something to conquer them with," said Scott Keating, who agrees with the law.
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NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
KIII-TV
With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.
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