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More women carrying guns
VideoBrief The number of women carrying guns is reaching record highs nationwide. Nearly one in four woman in the United States are packing heat, an increase of 77 percent in just a few years. Why are so many moms carrying firearms? Rachel DePompa talks to Central Virginia women to see what's motivating them to learn to fire a weapon.
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Texas police work to comply with gun law
Longview News-Journal
Two months after it went into effect, local law enforcement agencies are working to catch up with a new Texas state law that gives them authority to seize weapons from people in mental crisis. "We are in the process of looking at our policy and procedures to bring us up to date with current law and educating our officers," said Kristie Brian, a spokeswoman for the Longview Police Department.
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Ted Cruz talks guns, same-sex marriage, Obamacare with Jay Leno
CBS News
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, fended off a series of surprisingly solemn questions from comedian Jay Leno during an appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show," reiterating his hard-line opposition to Obamacare and defending his role in creating October's 16-day government shutdown. Leno dispensed with the levity almost immediately, asking Cruz about reports that his colleagues view the freshman senator as "aggressive, arrogant and abrasive."
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Hunting on a budget
By John McAdams
These days it feels like everything is getting more and more expensive. This is especially true for those who enjoy the outdoors. If you're not careful, you can spend a fortune on hunting and fishing gear. While I'm a big proponent of using high-quality gear, you don't necessarily have to spend a ton of money to be properly outfitted. Here are a few tips and tricks I've learned along the way to hunt on a budget.
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Video: How to clean your AR-15
Grand View Outdoors
The folks at Optics Planet walk you through the steps to clean and reassemble your AR-15.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Mistrial declared in Central Texas case watched by gun-rights advocates (The Dallas Morning News)
2 arrested at Texas Capitol gun-rights rally (The Dallas Morning News)
Is the Obama administration the cause of gun ammunition shortages? (Forbes)
When children fire guns are parents responsible? (KTBC-TV)
Dallas woman designs concealed carry handbags (KXAS-TV)

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Davis not pushing gun control, but like Bloomberg has favored gun show checks
Austin American-Statesman
Austin political consultant Steven Rivas drew our attention to a claim on a donation Web page for Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign saying state Sen. Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring California values to Texas" including "Bloomberg-style gun control." Setting aside how much California agrees with New York's gun-control advocate mayor Michael Bloomberg, we thought Texans would want to know Davis' views, as her bid to become governor is the first statewide campaign for the Fort Worth Democrat.
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American Gunsmithing Institute offers 5 complete courses on AR-15
Shooting Wire
The American Gunsmithing Institute, producers of the most authoritative instructional gunsmithing DVD courses, is pleased to offer its comprehensive courses on the extremely successful AR-15 rifle, available now on five separate DVDs. Viewers will learn how to perform a proper trigger job, how to build a legal AR-15 from a kit, how to design and build an ultimate AR-15, including complete disassembly and reassembly, as well as the history, design and function behind the firearm through AGI's extensive coursework. The AR-15 is the second most prevalent rifle design in the world today, behind only the AK-47 and its derivatives.
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Our response to the December 2013 Backpage Column
Guns & Ammo
Jim Bequette, editor, of Guns & Ammo Magazine, writes: "As editor of Guns & Ammo, I owe each and every reader a personal apology. No excuses, no backtracking. Dick Metcalf's Backstop column in the December issue has aroused unprecedented controversy. Readers are hopping mad about it, and some are questioning Guns & Ammo's commitment to the Second Amendment. I understand why."
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