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What really drove Colorado recall vote — Hint: It wasn't 'voter suppression'
Fox News
Colorado's first-ever successful recall wasn't about money. It wasn't about partisan politics. It wasn't even about guns. In the aftermath of the historic recall election, a lot of people are re-writing history. Some say it was bought and paid for by the gun-lobby, but if elections can be so easily bought and paid for why didn't the recall fail? As the Washington Post noted, the anti-recall effort bolstered by billionaire Eli Broad and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg outspent the pro-recall effort by a 5-to-1 margin.
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Gun control costing states ... literally
Right Side News
In recent months, several traditionally anti-gun states and Colorado, have enacted laws that abuse the rights of the average citizen and offend their corporate citizens. The situation has led to an exodus of gun manufacturers to more friendly climes, with anti-gun states losing the significant tax revenue and jobs these companies provide. Amongst the companies that have chosen to relocate is Magpul Industries of Erie, Colo., a manufacturer of AR-15 parts, accessories and magazines. Magpul warned the state in February that the company would move if legislation banning standard capacity magazines passed. In March, Gov. Hickenlooper signed a ban, and Magpul set out in search of a new home, possibly in Texas.
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Where's the ammo?
American Rifleman
The NRA is regularly inundated with letters from members requesting an explanation of the nationwide ammo shortage. Some folks merely vent their frustration over the amount of ammo they are able to acquire for range sessions. Some complain about the jump in prices; they insist it can't all be explained by supply and demand. Others are sure the government is buying up all the ammo so average Americans can't get their hands on it. Everyone wants to know if we have any inside information.
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Under a new law, the police can act as gun dealers
The Texas Tribune
For decades, weapons confiscated by the police in Texas were supposed to be used for law enforcement purposes — or else destroyed. Starting next month, police departments across the state will be allowed to sell some of them. Some local departments have already been selling confiscated weapons, operating under a gray area of existing law, said T. Edwin Walker, president of Texas Law Shield, which provides legal services to Texas gun owners.
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Changes in Texas CHL law — Failure to conceal
By Ed Morris
A number of laws affecting concealed handgun licensees and instructors were passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature during its regular 2013 session and signed by Gov. Rick Perry, and they became effective Sept. 1. Last month we discussed the Campus Parking Lot Protection Act; this month we conclude the series by discussing the other 2013 changes.
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Gun rights advocates stand armed outside SW Houston bagel shop to educate public on firearms
KTRK-TV
Some customers at a southwest Houston bagel shop were startled to see people standing around with guns outside the store. The people outside the Einsten Bros. Bagels were with Open Carry Texas — a group dedicated to the safe and legal carry of firearms openly in the State of Texas. They say they want to remove the stigma on the appearance of guns in the community and educate people about firearms.
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Bring your guns to work: How state gun laws are aiming directly at the workplace
The National Law Review
Amid concerns of workplace violence and the legal claims that often accompany such incidents, employers must now navigate an expanding universe of state laws governing the presence of guns in the workplace. Currently, approximately 20 states, including Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin have passed so-called "bring your guns to work laws," which allow licensed employees to bring firearms to work. Other states including South Carolina and Pennsylvania are considering similar legislation.
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Guns could be issue in governor's race
KETK-TV
If state Sen. Wendy Davis gets into the race for Texas governor, abortion won’t be the only hot-button social issue dividing the major candidates. The topic of gun restrictions will spice things up, too. Davis, who became an instant political celebrity after filibustering a restrictive abortion bill in June, voted in favor of allowing students to carry guns in their vehicles on college campuses. She is a gun owner and has said she believes the Second Amendment guarantees Americans that right. In a lot of states, that would probably put her in the pro-gun camp.
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Test of Texas gun range law heads to court
KDFW-TV
An Army Ranger is suing to have his gun range reopened under an untested state law backed by the National Rifle Association. An attorney for Adam Morgan says his client's case is scheduled to go on trial in Kaufman, southeast of Dallas. Morgan says he opened a range on 100 acres of land. The county's district attorney said residents near the range were at "immediate risk" and obtained a temporary injunction that stopped Morgan from operating the business.
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