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Parade of open-carry bills exposes divide in ranks
The Texas Tribune
As momentum grows behind a push to let Texans carry handguns openly, the biggest fight may be among Second Amendment advocates themselves. A conflict is emerging over how far changes to the current state law should go, and some gun-rights supporters fear that the divide may sink efforts to lift handgun restrictions during the legislative session that begins in January.
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Texas A&M student body president approves Personal Protection Act
KAGS-TV
Texas A&M's Student Senate recently approved the Personal Protection Act. The Act advocates for individuals with a concealed handgun license to carry on campus. After the senate's vote, the act went to the Kyle Kelly's (Student Body President) desk. Kelly released a statement regarding his decision on the Act, saying that the Act passed with a vote of 39-12.
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Popular firearm company voluntarily recalling millions of rifles
KETK-TV
If you own a Remington rifle, you may have a free Christmas gift coming. Remington Arms Company is replacing the trigger on millions of its popular bolt action rifles. But, there is a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. An article posted by CNBC has caused a lot of controversy between Remington and its rifle owners. Some are claiming the rifles supposed faulty trigger has led to two dozen deaths and a hundred serious injuries.
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Tips for cold-weather muzzleloader hunting
By John McAdams
Hunting big game with a muzzleloader can be an extremely fulfilling experience. As a result, muzzleloader hunting is becoming more and more popular among hunters these days. However, hunting with a muzzleloader can also be extremely challenging and frustrating. This is especially true with late-season muzzleloader hunting, where hunters may have to deal with extremely cold and/or wet conditions. For those who are planning on taking the old front-stuffer out into the woods this year, here are a few tips that I've learned the hard way.
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The Bersa BP380 Concealed Carry is now available in the US
Guns Magazine
Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, Bersa, Comanche and Grand Power firearms products, is pleased to introduce to the U.S. market the BP380 Concealed Carry. The BP380 CC is Bersa‘s first polymer-frame pistol in the .380-caliber and is specifically designed for concealed carry personal protection. The BP380 CC provides the firepower and accuracy needed to stop a would-be attacker yet its thin, light and compact size wears as a comfortable conceal carry.
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10 great vehicle transportation options for firearms
Shooting Times
Many of us transport firearms in our vehicles every day. While these firearms are in transit we want to be sure they are protected against damage and theft. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1.4 million firearms were stolen from 2005 to 2010, and many of those guns were taken from vehicles. It’s vital, therefore, to transport your firearms in a manner that keeps the guns secured and out of the hands of criminals.
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NICS background checks break 200 million
GUNS
As of Nov. 30, the FBI has run more than 200 million background checks for firearm transfers. The exact number was 200,226,838, aka 200 megaguns. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there 200 million guns were sold in the U.S. or that there are 200 million new gun owners. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System only tracks the number of background checks during potential sales, which can include multiple guns per exchange, as well as used gun sales.
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STI Nitro 10mm 1911 review
Handguns
As with most things mechanical, despite the 1911’s sterling reputation, down through the years there have been those who have tried to “improve” it even more. Case in point: In 1992 Virgil Tripp and Sandy Strayer formed a company named STI International to market a high-capacity 1911 pistol that used a modular frame made from fiber-reinforced plastic. This plastic portion combined the trigger guard, grip and integral magazine well, and it was attached to the upper portion of the frame — a metal part that comprised the dust cover and frame rails.
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Police department asks volunteers to have homes searched for guns
GUNS
As part of its new “Consent to Inspect” program, authorities in Beloit, Wisconsin, want residents to open their doors so they can come and inspect for illegal guns without a warrant. The effort is part of a new push to help get firearms off the streets in an area that has suffered an uptick in homicides this year. Beloit Police Chief Norm Jacobs feels that gun violence is a disease and his new program, which asks local residents to allow officers to come by and search for firearms and even modified toy guns, is a step to a cure.
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