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Debate Targets: Gun Shops Weather A Changing Climate On Firearms

BALTIMORE SUN December 12, 2017 – Much has changed in the 60 years since Clyde Blamberg’s late father, also named Clyde, opened Clyde’s Sport Shop in Lansdowne, selling worms to fishermen from a roadside stand before building a small store. There are not as many “hardcore fishermen,” said Blamberg, who took over the shop alongside his brother William “Bill” Blamberg after their father’s death in the 1980s. Hunting grounds…

Democrats Pissed Off the NRA in 1994—And They’re Still Haunted by It.

THE DAILY BEAST.COM October 15, 2017 – Stephen Paddock, the man behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, used a cache of semi-automatic weapons equipped with tools to increase their lethality, when killing 58 concertgoers and injuring 500-plus others. But in the aftermath of that tragedy, there has been little discussion about banning assault weapons. Part of the reason is simple math. As an aide to Sen….

AK – Feature – Duck! Duck! Miss!: No luck on the hunt, but decoy retrieval nets dinner

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER September 22, 2017 – The ducks around Fairbanks were more scared than I was hungry. Over 12 hours of hunting in lakes around Fairbanks this month, I didn’t kill any ducks and only got to take a half-dozen shots. But I did get to taste my first mallard — a thank you duck from another hunter after I helped rescue an escaped decoy. Duck hunting doesn’t get as much…

Pro-Gun Researcher Uses Trump Voter Fraud Commission to Troll Democrats on Background Checks

THE TRACE.COM September 12, 2017 – In testimony before President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission on Tuesday, the controversial researcher John Lott cast himself as the unlikely defender of a gun background-check system he has excoriated. His proposal to force voters to be certified through the federal background-check system, or NICS, he said, is “a solution that might please both sides.”    

California Democrats Pushing New Gun Controls For Law-Abiding Citizens

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) September8, 2017 – California has “universal” background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, gun registration requirements, gun confiscation laws, a “good cause” requirement for concealed-carry permit issuance, a ban on campus carry and myriad other gun controls. Yet at this very moment, the state’s Democrat politicians are focused on piling even more gun control on the backs of law-abiding…

MT – Feature – The legend of Liver-Eating Johnson keeps getting taller

BILLINGS GAZETTE.COM August 24, 2017 – BOZEMAN — It takes a good dose of myth, a well-built legend and an unusual nickname to keep a man like John Johnston alive in people’s memories 115 years after his death. John who? “Never heard of him,” you might be thinking. Yet if I used the name Liver-Eating Johnson, even if you had never heard of him you would want to know more. …

SD – Feature – Mountain men return to Bad River’s mouth for the weekend

CAPITOL JOURNAL.COM July 31, 2017 – The telltale thunk of a thrown tomahawk striking its target could be heard around the whole camp. More than half a dozen canvas tents or lean-tos dotted the grassy sward a hundred yards or so south of the Bad River’s junction with the Missouri. Flintlock rifles and furs were much in evidence through the camp. There were the men, a woman or two and…

Shoot Now, Pay Later? You Must Be Nuts!

As told to Jeff Fletcher

Have a mortgage? Car payments? Utility bills? Credit cards? Welcome to everybody American. We’re all duty bound to sit down usually once a month and write checks to somebody, somewhere, somehow.

At one time in my too-many-other-things-going-on-in-my-life mind I’d either forget to pay the piper whose product I was smoking – legal product, of course – or I’d just give up the wanting and, instead, concentrate…

Illinois House Committee Moves Strict New Gun-Dealer Regulations Forward

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM May 19, 2017 – The Illinois House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill that would create strict new regulations for gun dealers on Tuesday. The bill would require that anyone who sells more than nine guns per year to obtain a special state license. The Illinois system would duplicate much of the federal system that already exists to oversee gun dealers but would add…

How gun control advocates play the mainstream media for suckers

THE HILL.COM May 16, 2017 – Time-after-time, the New York Times and other publications have repeated the same false claim that concealed handgun permit holders are dangerous. This claim will continue to be made as debate heats up over reciprocity, which would allow concealed handgun permits to be used across states like driver’s licenses. With 192 co-sponsors lined up for the reciprocity bill in the House and 36 in the Senate, Democrats…

A Gun Store Owner’s Thoughts on “The Trump Effect” (VIDEO)

TOWNHALL.COM April 6, 2017 – The gun industry in America is changing. Ever since we kicked Obama out and voted Trump in, there’s been a shift happening that’s been felt at gun stores nationwide. Without the constant threat of gun confiscation and anti-Second Amendment legislation coming from the White House, we’re seeing some major shifts in the market. I recently sat down with licensed FFL Dealer, Alex Joye Grenier (owner of Patriot…

Why Are Gun Rights Advocates So Sure About Neil Gorsuch?

THE TRACE.COM March 24, 2017 – Over the last week, the National Rifle Association has splashed television ads across the country, warning viewers in dire tones that without five conservatives on the Supreme Court, Americans can kiss their gun rights goodbye. The campaign cost the NRA roughly $1 million, and its timing was not incidental. The blitz was pegged to overlap with the Senate confirmation hearings of President Donald Trump’s Supreme…

Neil Gorsuch Hearing: Why the NRA Is Betting Big on Trump Supreme Court Nominee

YAHOO NEWS.COM March 20, 2017 – Opening day was Monday for the Senate confirmation hearing of federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Much like Scalia, the Colorado-based Gorsuch is known for his consistent conservatism and strict originalist interpretation of the Constitution. That includes the Second Amendment, and gun groups have given Gorsuch a strong endorsement: The…

FL –Feature – Maine Pistol Rescue Reflects Gun Saint Revolver Defense

EXPERT CLICK.COM March 14, 2017 – “A Maine resident last week used a Sig Sauer .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun to protect life and limb in an incident reflecting the 1860 use of percussion revolvers by St. Gabriel Possenti in Italy to protect villagers from marauding renegades,” John M. Snyder, chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society (www.gunsaint.com), noted here today. “As St. Gabriel Possenti and others have so clearly demonstrated in…

With New Smart Gun, Industry Pioneer Bets Bigger Is Better (VIDEO)

THE TRACE.COM March 2, 2017 – The leading manufacturer of smart guns thinks it has developed a weapon that police will finally trust. The German gunmaker Armatix has built a prototype of a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, the iP9, that it says should ease concerns from law enforcement and the public at large that firearms equipped with technology that prevents unauthorized firing may be unreliable.

ID – Feature – Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns (AUDIO)

NPR.ORG  February 14, 2017 – It became clear in the last election that a stark division existed between urban and rural areas. In places such as north Idaho, people with similar political stripes have begun seeking each other out. When Adrien Koch retired last summer from her job with FEMA in the Bay Area, she and her husband resettled in the wooded mountains of north Idaho. They had visited…

Proposed NC Bill Would no Longer Require Permit to Carry Guns (VIDEO)

WFMY NEWS.COM February 10, 2017 – RALEIGH, N.C. – A Cabarrus County lawmaker introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow North Carolinians to carry a concealed handgun without the need of a concealed carry permit. House Bill 69, otherwise known as the Constitutional Carry Act, was presented by Republican Representative Larry Pittman. The bill was also sponsored by three additional Republican representatives. The current concealed carry law in North Carolina requires an…

Nat’l – Feature – The 1911 Semiautomatic Pistol: Why America’s Enemies Still Fear This 100-Year-Old Gun

NATIONAL INTEREST.ORG January 28, 2017 – For more than a hundred years, one weapon has travelled with American troops into almost every crisis, hot spot and war the United States has participated in. Developed as a response to Washington’s first overseas insurgency, the 1911 pistol still accompanies U.S. forces today around the world. The 1911 was designed with a new handgun cartridge, .45 ACP, in mind. The .45 Automatic…

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