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More campuses allowing concealed weapon carrying
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While Stony Brook University's rules regarding guns will remain the same, other colleges in the nation are being pushed to make surprising changes in their policies on weapons. Recent incidents of gun violence that have dominated the media and shootings at schools in the past few years, have led a continuing debate on keeping guns off of campuses. However, some organizations are petitioning — and succeeding — to ease gun restrictions to allow students to defend themselves in case of an attack. More



Lead-free bullets: A problem for criminal investigations?
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With more and more ammunition makers are going to lead-free bullets, one crime scene investigator is worried that the lack of lead may compromise criminal investigations. "This move toward lead-free bullets is a potential game changer," Michael Knox, a seasoned crime scene investigator based in Jacksonville, Fla., told WKMG-TV Orlando. "Right now, investigators can reconstruct most gun crime scenes because they know how lead bullets perform in every conceivable situation," WKMG reported. "The science is foolproof and accepted in every court. Knox said investigators have no idea how lead-free bullets will react when fired. There is little acceptable science because lead-free bullets are so new; certainly nothing any court would rule admissible-yet." More

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Stefani Carter says black women are Texas' fastest-growing group of CW permit applicants
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You might be surprised to learn who cares about the Second Amendment, lawmaker Stefani Carter suggested in a recent USA Today opinion article. "What is the fastest-growing demographic group in my state of Texas seeking concealed handgun licenses? Black women," wrote Carter, a Dallas Republican running for re-election to the Texas House, in the Aug. 30, piece. More

Thought on CCWs
NRA via American Rifleman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Apparently, enough American gun owners are making their feelings known to the politicians, because the majority of states have enacted laws that permit some form of CCW permits. Better yet, there is a bill under consideration that would require all states to honor permits issued by other states. This is a positive step forward and is much closer to the day when every American can be licensed to carry if he or she so chooses. Americans have no trouble understanding the intent of the Second Amendment, but politicians sometimes have difficulty fully grasping some very simple language. So we have to spend all kinds of time and money. OK, so be it — but we are making progress. More

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Anti-gun UC-Davis study of retailers funded by Joyce Foundation underwhelms
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Recently, an article appeared in the Journal of Urban Health: Characteristics of Federally Licensed Firearms Retailers and Retail Establishments in the United States: Initial Findings from the Firearms Licensee Survey by Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Program, University of California, Davis. Wintemute is perhaps best known for authoring the anti-gun report: Ring of Fire: The Handgun Makers of Southern California. More recently, Wintemute and his team conducted "undercover operations" of gun shows for their report: Inside Gun Shows: What Goes on When Everyone Thinks Nobody is Watching. More

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Hunting heats up across the US
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Interest in hunting and fishing is on the rise and autumn is prime season for getting outside and up close to your food. The number of recreational hunters and anglers in the United States significantly has increased over the past five years, according to a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey. The number of hunters has increased by 9 percent, while the number of anglers has jumped by 11 percent. Although hunting has always been a way for self-sufficient people to feed their families, another theory for its current popularity is that it also can also be an affordable "staycation" for people trying to spend less in a poor economy. More

National Instant Criminal Background Check news
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If you want to stay on top of news from the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, you'd be wise to visit the NICS website. There, you can sign up to receive NICS Messages — recent news, updates, outages, etc. — by email. One item of news to come from NICS is the announcement of its upcoming hours. Its current daily schedule of operation, 8 a.m.-1 a.m. EST, will remain in effect throughout the busy fall season. More



3-gun competition 101: An introduction to America's fastest growing shooting sport
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Both USPSA/IPSC and IDPA have been extremely successful in the U.S., but primarily as organizations that promote and sanction pistol competition. Three-gun competition, while influenced by USPSA rules already in place, has developed outside the vacuum of any one governing body, although 3-Gun Nation is quickly becoming the entity that bridges many matches and clubs together. More



Isosceles or Weaver stance?
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VideoBrief As far as shooting stances go, the Isosceles and Weaver are probably the two most popular — but which one is better? Guns & Ammo TV's Richard Nance takes a look at the two shooting stances to help decide which one is right for you. More


 

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