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UN Arms Trade Treaty negotiations underway
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For nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners. That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty. More

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5 Fast and Furious suspects indicted
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Pressured by Congress, authorities disclosed the identities of five men accused of fatally shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent 18 months ago during the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. The U.S. House Republicans led a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, prompting the announcement. The House criticized the nation's top prosecutor for withholding information related to the probe. Operation Fast and Furious was launched in 2009 to catch trafficking kingpins, but federal agents lost track of many weapons they were trying to trace. More

Young guns: Training triggers respect for firearms
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While most experts agree that the earlier children learn about gun safety the better, parents ultimately need to decide when it's best for their children to begin firing guns. Under state law, teens can begin hunting alone at 14 years old, but children at least 10 years old can hunt with an adult. That means some children may begin practicing with guns at a very young age. "I would think if they're shooting by 10, I wouldn't think 7 or 8 would be too young to start practicing in a supervised environment," said human development professor Jennifer Zapf of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, whose research looks into children's cognitive development. More

Compendium of state firearms laws
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With extensive gun control laws on the books in America, there are two challenges facing every gun owner. First, you owe it to yourself to become familiar with the federal laws on gun ownership. Only by knowing the laws can you avoid innocently breaking one. Second, while federal legislation receives the most media attention, state legislatures and city councils make many more decisions regarding your right to own and carry firearms. NRA members and all gun owners must take extra care to be aware of anti-gun laws and ordinances at the state and local levels. More

Governor of Hawaii signs important NRA instructor liability bill into law
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The NRA is pleased to announce that Governor Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 679 into law on July 9. The protections for instructors contained in this bill took effect upon his signature. We thank NRA members in Hawaii who contacted their legislators in support of this bill, as well as the Hawaii Rifle Association (the major sponsor of HB 679) for their hard work. More

Youth summit teens receive virtual marksmanship training in Quantico    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The NRA-sponsored Youth Education Summit got a chance to visit Quantico, Va., and participate in some Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Training, the NRA blog reports. You may remember that the lucky kids of YES got a chance to visit the National Firearm Museum. As if that wasn't cool enough, YES also allowed students to use state-of-the-art Marine training technology at Quantico. More

Ohio lets gun owners get licenses elsewhere
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Lucas County sheriff's deputies in Ohio recently responded to a call of a man with a gun. What they encountered took some sorting out: The jogger was a local man with a gun under his shirt who produced an Ohio driver's license and a concealed-carry permit issued from the state of Florida. State officials and concealed-carry advocates acknowledged that the confusion probably arose from misunderstanding of Ohio's reciprocity policies. But while some say it's just a matter of education, others question why Ohio would allow another state to issue permits to its residents. More

California man with permitted concealed weapon stops restaurant robbery
Vallejo Times-Herald via San Jose Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Vallejo man carrying a legal concealed weapon halted a reported robbery in progress at the Subway sandwich restaurant in Vallejo, Calif., Sgt. Jeff Bassett said. Bassett said a suspect entered the restaurant and ordered a sandwich and when the clerk was finished with it, he brandished a knife and demanded cash. Meanwhile, the man, described as a 25-year-old Vallejoan with a permit for a concealed weapon, drew his gun and confronted the suspect who ran out of the restaurant before he was able to take anything, Bassett said. The suspect is described as a black man, 60, with long black hair who was wearing black clothing. More

Guns of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde to be auctioned
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She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker. But neither weapon was enough to save American outlaws and lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow during a 1934 ambush by law enforcement officers. After the duo was dead, authorities recovered the revolver Bonnie had secured to an inner thigh with white medical tape. They also seized the handgun Clyde had tucked into his waistband. Nearly 80 years later, those guns and other items connected to the infamous gangsters will be going up for auction in New Hampshire on Sept. 30. An auction official estimated that each Bonnie and Clyde weapon could bring between $100,000 and $200,000. More

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