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25 ways to make women feel at home on the range
Guns & Ammo
The rise in female shooters among our ranks is largely a result of changing attitudes and perceptions. Shooting ranges and hunting cabins are generally no longer men’s refuges but places where women are also welcomed. Participation by female shooters has in turn skyrocketed, fueled by their interest in hunting, personal defense and plain old fun. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, nearly half of the participants in its First Shots program for beginner shooters are female, 76 percent of whom said they were motivated by an interest in self-defense.
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Former Victoria, Texas, gun store owner gets 2 years for unregistered NFA item
GUNS
A former gun store owner in Victoria, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison for possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun. A federal judge sentenced Garrett Riedesel to 24 months in prison and two years of supervised release. When Riedesel entered a guilty plea, he admitted to the possession of a Remington 870 shotgun equipped with a 7-inch barrel, which puts the overall length 15 inches, well under the legal standard.
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Tragedy prompts better gun awareness
The Dallas Morning News
The fourth annual Clinton Colgin Charities Clay Shoot and Party is set for Oct. 24. The target shooting is at Elm Fork Shooting Sports, with the party to follow at Woodshed Smokehouse. Proceeds benefit the Clinton Colgin Scholarship at Texas Tech and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s hunter education program. Event details are at cccharities.com. The scholarship, administered through Texas Tech’s study abroad office, is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need. It’s been nearly four years since Colgin, 28, died in a Palo Pinto County hunting accident. His parents started the charity event in their son’s memory.
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Bloomberg group adds another $650K to Washington gun control campaign
Examiner
While support appears to be slipping for Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure on the November ballot, the lobbying group funded by anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg recently kicked in another $650,000 (third line down, dated Oct. 8), according to the Public Disclosure Commission, lending more credence to arguments that rich elitists are trying to buy the Washington state election.
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5 essential deer-hunting tips to help you fill your tags
By John McAdams
Deer season is here in some parts of the country and is just around the corner in other places. Here are a few helpful deer-hunting tips that will hopefully help you close the deal and fill your tags this hunting season. First off, hunting with the wind in your favor is probably the single most important factor that goes into a successful deer hunt. As the saying goes: "You might fool a deer's eyes or ears, but you won't fool his nose." This is especially true when hunting mature deer who have lived through a few hunting seasons.
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Old West .44's
Guns Magazine
While the .44 Winchester Centerfire (.44 WCF aka .44-40) most certainly was the ultimate .44 handgun cartridge in the Old West, it was far from being the only cartridge. In fact, it is a paradox that the most popular .44 handgun cartridge was actually developed for rifles and carbines. Besides Winchester other manufacturers quickly adopted .44-40 for their repeating rifles and carbines but more significantly handgun manufacturers did likewise.
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Texas takes aim at feral pigs, declares October 'Hog Out Month'
National Hog Farmer
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced that October is Hog Out Month. This is the month each year the TDA highlights the serious problems feral hogs pose to the state. Hog Out Month comes in the middle of the TDA’s 2014 Coordinated Hog Out Management Program (CHOMP) that runs from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30. The TDA has been working with counties across the Lone Star State to make a concentrated and coordinated effort to decrease the feral hog population during this three-month period and in turn, help mitigate millions of dollars in damage caused by these animals.
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DC signs concealed carry into law, prepares to prosecute illegal carriers
GUNS
Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed the District of Columbia’s strict new emergency concealed carry law while the city promises to confiscate guns of those found to be carrying without a permit. The temporary act, set to run just 90 days while the city works on a more permanent set of legislation, is in an effort to appease a federal court order that mandated the nation’s capital strike down its ban on carrying guns outside the home.
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