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Senate passes tax-free holiday to spur gun sales
The Texas Tribune
The state Senate gave the green light to a proposal to designate one weekend a year when Texas shoppers would not have to pay sales tax on guns. Senate Bill 228 by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, would create a sales tax holiday for firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies during the last weekend in August.
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Reloading your own ammunition: Getting started
By Ken Jolly
I recently explained the motivations and reasons to reload, including cost and ammunition shortages. If you've made the decision that reloading is right for you, let's take a look at the steps needed to get started. First off, there are two primary accidents you must watch for in reloading: bad cases and the wrong amount of power. The type and weight of the bullet, overall cartridge length, type and weight of powder are all crucial to a safe load.
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Open carry, now cruising in Austin, was once shunned by GOP
The Dallas Morning News
The open carrying of handguns, all but a lock this year to become law in Texas, was once considered so farfetched that many lawmakers saw the idea as harmful to the prospects of other gun legislation. The strange turnabout from two decades ago not only highlights a dramatic change in the state's political makeup; it also reflects Texas' growing embrace of guns, an embrace that can be traced in part to the lack of problems with the state’s concealed handgun program.
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More states are working toward campus carry
Campus Reform
Lawmakers across the country want to add their states to the short list of states that allow students, faculty and staff to legally carry concealed firearms on college campuses. There are only seven states that currently allow concealed firearms on campus with some exceptions depending on the state. Ten states are attempting to join that list.
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West Texas car dealer: Buy a truck, get an 'assault rifle'
San Antonio Express-news
Benny Boyd Automotive Group's dealership in Andrews will throw in a "brand new AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, a Ruger deer rifle or a 9 mm handgun" with the purchase of a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep vehicle, a video advertisement posted to the dealership's Facebook page recently. "Benny Boyd supports our Second Amendment right to bear arms," the dealership's general manager Strate Colbath, donning a white cowboy hat, says into the camera. Colbath showcases the weapons in the bed of a Ram pickup.
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5 tiny derringers that shoot large bullets
OutdoorHub
With the proliferation of smaller and smaller semiautomatic pistols and revolvers, derringers are now often seen as more of a novelty than a tool for self-defense. This is partly due to a misconception that all derringers come in teeny, tiny calibers to match their diminutive frames, but that's not always the case.
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More states are working toward campus carry
Campus Reform
Lawmakers across the country want to add their states to the short list of states that allow students, faculty and staff to legally carry concealed firearms on college campuses. There are only seven states that currently allow concealed firearms on campus with some exceptions depending on the state. Ten states are attempting to join that list.
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Popeyes manager fired after robbery seeks $5.5 million
Reuters via Business Insider
A pregnant Texas woman fired from her job managing a Houston-area Popeyes restaurant for not returning money taken in a robbery in which she was held at gunpoint is seeking $5.5 million in compensation from her employers, her lawyer said recently. Marissa Holcomb has given Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and franchise owner Z&H Foods Inc 30 days to respond or face a lawsuit for her suffering, according to the letter sent this week by her lawyer, Marc Bozeman.
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Will guns on campus lead to grade inflation?
Newsweek
Writes college professor Jessica Smartt Gullion on Texas' campus carry proposal: "Allowing students to carry weapons to class strips off a layer of safety. Students are often emotional and can be volatile when it comes to their GPAs. Who would want to give a student a low grade and then get shot for it?"
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Purple is the new pink
The Shooting Wire
With women entering the ranks of firearms owners at a record pace, the industry finds itself trying to catch up to meet the product needs and wishes of this important demographic.
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