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The fact-free gun-control crusade
National Review Online
Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun-control laws have in fact reduced murders? Think about all the states and communities within states, as well as foreign countries, that either have tight gun-control laws or loose or nonexistent ones. With so many variations and so many sources of evidence available, surely there would be some compelling evidence somewhere if tighter gun-control laws actually reduced the murder rate. And if tighter gun-control laws don't actually reduce the murder rate, then why are we being stampeded toward such laws after every shooting that gets media attention? Have the media outlets that you follow ever even mentioned that some studies have produced evidence that murder rates tend to be higher in places with tight gun-control laws?
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The new TCHA PowerPoint CHL presentation CD is ready to ship. The slide show follows closely the Department of Public Safety course outline emailed Sept. 30. The presentation was written by award-winning author and 30-year firearm instructor Larry Arnold.
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Be better when it counts: Training tips for the budding defender
American Rifleman
It's no secret that, to improve any skill, you've got to practice, practice and practice some more. So, if you want to be a better gunfighter, you've got to dedicate yourself to practicing with your sidearm — and yes, there's a right way to go about it. Here are 10 suggestions that can help focus your practice.
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School's firearms class teaches science of guns
The Herald Tribune
In a class that is hard to come by at most traditional public schools, the Sarasota Military Academy in Florida debuted its new firearm safety course this school year. Led by a Sarasota County sheriff's deputy, the class is intended to teach teenagers the science behind guns — how to handle them safely, how they work and the history behind them. At the end of the nine-week course, the students will shoot at the firing range.
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Second Amendment definition in Texas school work book triggers uproar
Fox News
Parents at a high school near Dallas say the authors of a book on U.S. history misfired when they defined the Second Amendment — and now one of the book's co-authors says the book is being revised. The work book used at Guyer High School in the city of Denton, "The United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination," includes the "summary" definition of the Second Amendment to include the right to "keep and bear arms in a state militia."
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In gun debate, divide grows as both sides dig In for battle
The New York Times
The weeks after a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., were characterized by a new optimism about a goal that had seemed elusive for almost a decade: tougher gun laws. The shooting was called on more than one occasion "a game changer." In the nine months since, although supporters of stricter legislation have won some victories, those high hopes have been tempered by a series of losses, most notably in April when the Senate defeated several measures to strengthen gun restrictions and then recently in Colorado, where two state senators who had backed stronger gun laws lost recall elections.
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Hunting in America — Big bucks, big impact on the economy
NSSF
Did you know that hunting's $38.3 billion economic impact in 2011 was more than Google's annual revenue? Hunting has a huge impact on the American economy. This infographic from the National Shooting Sports Foundation provides a look at just how big that impact is in the United States.
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Dems split on new gun control push
The Hill
Congressional Democrats are divided on whether to renew their push for gun control in the wake of the recent deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Hours after Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., called for action on gun legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he won't seek a new vote.
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Men legally carrying firearms arrested at Texas Capitol
Texas GOP Vote
At least three men (one a war vet in a wheelchair) were arrested, at the Texas Capitol in Austin after State Troopers, not aware of the law, arrested them and then had to think of other charges to put on the men after finding out that it was not illegal for them to open carry the guns because pre 1899 black powder pistols are expressly exempted from the firearms law.
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Gun control's dead end
National Review Online
Now that the terrifying confusion has abated and the wildly varying reports have been collated into some sort of consensus, we are able to review what happened at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard with a dispassionate and critical eye. Doing so reveals that it is once again time for the friends of liberty to be blunt and to be forceful in the face of what will inevitably come. So resolved, let us lay down this marker: Those claiming that this abomination demonstrates the need for stricter gun control are lying or else they are ignorant; either way, they should be ashamed of themselves. It does no such thing.
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