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A LOCAL HUNTER SHARED A PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA THIS WEEKEND, WHERE HE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIS FINGER OFF WHILE DOVE HUNTING. IT’S HUNTING SEASON IN OKLAHOMA, AND WHILE MANY PEOPLE WILL BE HEADING TO THE WOODS, THE PRESIDENT OF A LOCAL GUN CLUB SAID SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST.WATERFOWL HUNTING HAS A REPUTATION FOR BEING EXPENSIVE, BUT HUNTERS DON’T NEED TO SHELL OUT TONS OF MONEY ON A BOAT OR A TRUCKLOAD OF WATERFOWL GEAR TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THAT’S ESPECIALLY TRUE IN A STATE WITH AS MUCH PUBLIC LAND AS IDAHO. JUMP SHOOTING IS A LOW-COST OPTION FOR PUBLIC LAND HUNTS, BUT IT IS NOT THE ONLY ONE. THE CLASSIC METHOD OF HUNTING OVER DECOYS IS A GOOD OPTION FOR PUBLIC LAND WATERFOWL HUNTERS.FOLKS IN MICHIGAN ARE PANICKING AND RUSHING TO STOCK UP ON GUNS ... AND IT'S NOT JUST 2ND AMENDMENT ENTHUSIASTS ... IT'S ALL SORTS OF FOLKS WHO ARE SCARED STIFF OVER THE PROSPECT OF VIOLENCE ON THE HEELS OF THE ELECTION. GUN AND AMMO STORES ACROSS MICHIGAN ARE SEEING A HUGE SURGE IN FOLKS TRYING TO BUY FIREARMS, AND IT BECAME ALL TOO REAL WHEN THEIR GOVERNOR BECAME THE TARGET OF A PLOT TO KIDNAP AND POSSIBLY KILL HER. BUT, THE REALITY IS ... TENSIONS HAVE BEEN BREWING ALL YEAR, AND PEOPLE ARE ARMING THEMSELVES.HEAD OF THE HARBOR OFFICIALS NY WILL NOT ENFORCE VILLAGE CODE PROHIBITING BOW AND ARROW USE AFTER AN APPEALS COURT STRUCK DOWN A SIMILAR PROHIBITION IN THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. OFFICIALS SAID THE COURT DECISION "CALLS INTO QUESTION THE VALIDITY" A SECTION OF CODE THAT LISTS BOWS AS FIREARMS, WHOSE USE IS LARGELY PROHIBITED WITHIN THE VILLAGE. ANOTHER SECTION OF CODE REGULATING HUNTING MAY ALSO HAVE TO BE REVISED BECAUSE IT "INCORRECTLY REFERENCES" NEW YORK STATE LAWS THAT BAN DISCHARGE OF BOWS AND FIREARMS NEAR BUILDINGS, ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE VILLAGE WEBSITE WRITTEN BY VILLAGE ATTORNEY ANTHONY GUARDINO.NEARLY HALF A MILLION FIREARMS DEER HUNTERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON THAT OPENS SATURDAY, NOV. 7, AND OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME OUTDOORS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, FIND ADVENTURE OUTDOORS AND PUT VENISON IN THE FREEZER. HUNTERS HELP KEEP DEER POPULATIONS IN LINE WITH POPULATION GOALS ACROSS THE STATE. MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES’ WILDLIFE MANAGERS REPORT FAVORABLE WEATHER SO FAR THIS YEAR AND GOOD OPPORTUNITIES TO HARVEST DEER IN MOST AREAS.

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CO – GUN SAFETY – How Do You Get Gun Owners To Give Up Their Guns During A Crisis? Ask.

The small town of Craig, Colorado, sits on a winding river in a wide valley in the rural northwest corner of the state. Wild horses roam the wide open landscape, as do herds of elk. The area is a sportsman’s paradise. “Craig, Colorado, is one of the elk hunting capitals of the country and the world. Most people have a lot of hunting rifles,” explains Damon Hatfield, who lives…

PA – GUN SAFETY – Gun lobby takes aim at the safety of PA residents

THE BUCKS COUNTY WOMEN’S ADVOCACY COALITION (BCWAC) AND OUR PARTNER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FIND IT FRIGHTENING THAT TWO BILLS IN HARRISBURG WOULD MAKE ALL OF US LESS SAFE. HB 1747 AND HB 2440 ARE QUICKLY MOVING THROUGH THE STATE HOUSE AND NOW THE SENATE. BOTH BILLS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO INCREASE VIOLENCE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUT THE LIVES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OUR FAMILIES AT RISK. HB 1747 ALLOWS WEAPONS TO BE OPENLY CARRIED DURING DECLARED STATES OF EMERGENCY, SO INDIVIDUALS CAN BRANDISH A LOADED WEAPON LAWFULLY — NO QUESTIONS ASKED — DURING THESE SITUATIONS.

CT – GUN SAFETY – NSSF, Project ChildSafe Support Suicide Prevention Month With Resources For All Gun Owners

NSSF, PROJECT CHILDSAFE SUPPORT SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH WITH RESOURCES FOR ALL GUN OWNERS AS SUICIDE PREVENTION GROUPS MARK SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH BY CALLING FOR PREVENTION TO BECOME A NATIONAL PRIORITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE FIREARM INDUSTRY IS SUPPORTING THAT EFFORT BY EDUCATING THE PUBLIC – PARTICULARLY THE GUN-OWNING COMMUNITY, INCLUDING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES – ON HOW STORING FIREARMS RESPONSIBLY AND SIMPLY TALKING TO LOVED ONES CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIFE SAVED AND A TRAGEDY. "IT IS A FACT THAT SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE, AND SECURING FIREARMS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS GUN OWNERS CAN TAKE TO PROTECT THOSE AT RISK OF SUICIDE," SAID JOE BARTOZZI, NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION (NSSF) PRESIDENT AND CEO.

WA – GUN SAFETY – Recent protests linked to rising gun sales but new owners may face legal hurdles

At Wade’s Gun Shop in Bellevue, Michael Bollen visited the gun store Wednesday while on a mission to add another pistol to his arsenal on the heels of rcent protests and civil unrest that have boiled over in Seattle recently. “People reassess what’s important to them in life,” he said while shopping for a new weapon. Wade Gaughran, owner of the gun shop and shooting range, said most of…

SC – GUN SAFETY – Special emphasis on safety vital in deer season

IT WAS A HUNTING ACCIDENT THAT WENT ALL WRONG. A FATHER STRESSES THE NECESSITY FOR GUN SAFETY: RECALLING A HUNTING SEASON INCIDENT, JOHN LEIF RECALLS REGAINING CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE WOODS AFTER HIS 16-YEAR-OLD SON ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD WHILE THEY WERE HUNTING SQUIRRELS. "'CHRIS WAS LYING BESIDE ME, HE WAS SO LIMP,' SAID LEIF, 50. 'I GRABBED HIM AND HUGGED HIM AND SOBBED AND CRIED. I LAID MY HEAD DOWN ON HIS CHEST. I WANTED TO DIE.' "INVESTIGATORS SAID CHRIS SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD IN GRIEF, BELIEVING HE HAD KILLED HIS FATHER. "'I'M SURE HE THOUGHT I WAS DEAD,' HIS FATHER SAID. 'IT TEARS MY HEART APART, THE MENTAL ANGUISH HE MUST HAVE GONE THROUGH.'

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Air passenger traffic is down 75% but TSA found 3 times the rate of guns it did in July last year

Despite a sharp decrease in air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration said the rate of guns found per passenger screened at airport security checkpoints last month was up three times over last year’s figure. TSA said Monday that it discovered more than 300 guns in carry-on baggage nationwide in July, which it said is about 15.3 guns per million people screened. That’s up from the…

NJ – GUN SAFETY – Henry Issues Safety Warning and Recall Notice of Henry Single-Shot Rifles & Shotguns

Henry Repeating Arms has issued a voluntary recall of all H015-series single shot rifles and single shot shotguns manufactured prior to July 1, 2020. Henry recently discovered a potential safety issue wherein, under certain conditions, it is possible that some of these models may discharge without the trigger being pulled if the hammer is partially cocked and released. To prevent the possibility of death or serious personal injury, owners should…

CO – GUN SAFETY – Missouri man accidentally shoots himself while carrying gun in his backpack at Rocky Mountain National Park

A 70-YEAR-OLD TOURIST FROM MISSOURI SUFFERED A GUNSHOT WOUND FROM A HANDGUN HE WAS CARRYING IN HIS BACKPACK AT ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HIKING AREAS IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, PARK OFFICIALS SAY. ACCORDING TO A PARK NEWS RELEASE CONCERNING THE JULY 19 INCIDENT, THE MAN WAS HIKING WITH THE GUN IN HIS BACKPACK, AND WHEN HE SET HIS PACK ON A ROCK, THE GUN DISCHARGED, SENDING THE MAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Do Safe Storage Gun Laws Prevent Gun Violence?

LEFT UNSECURED, GUNS CAN BE DANGEROUS. WHILE MANY EXPERTS SUGGEST THAT STORING FIREARMS LOCKED AWAY AND SEPARATE FROM AMMUNITION CAN SAVE LIVES, THERE IS NO FEDERAL LAW REQUIRING GUN OWNERS TO DO SO. GUNS POSE A PARTICULAR RISK OF SUICIDE. CURRENTLY 60% OF ALL GUN DEATHS IN THE U.S. ARE SUICIDES. GUNS THAT AREN’T SAFELY STORED CAN ALSO BE STOLEN AND USED IN HOMICIDES AND OTHER CRIMES.

MN – GUN SAFETY – Minnesota driver’s manual updates text for legal gun owners

MINNESOTA PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS UPDATED THE STATE'S DRIVER'S MANUAL TO GIVE MOTORISTS WHO ARE LEGALLY CARRYING FIREARMS SOME GUIDANCE ON WHAT TO DO IF THEY ARE STOPPED BY POLICE, INCLUDING INSTRUCTIONS TO KEEP BOTH HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE TELLING THE OFFICER OF THE GUN'S LOCATION. THE CHANGE WAS ANNOUNCED MONDAY, FOUR YEARS AFTER PHILANDO CASTILE WAS FATALLY SHOT DURING A TRAFFIC STOP AFTER HE TOLD AN OFFICER HE HAD A GUN. HIS MOTHER, VALERIE CASTILE, PUSHED FOR THE CHANGE TWO YEARS AGO WHEN SHE SAW ARIZONA HAD UPDATED ITS DRIVER'S MANUAL TO INCLUDE THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

NH – GUN SAFETY – N.H. Man Sues SIG Sauer After Gun Allegedly Fires Without Trigger Pull

SIG Sauer is facing another lawsuit over allegations its popular P320 pistol fired without a trigger pull, causing serious injuries to a New Hampshire man. The suit, filed in federal court, alleges that Kyle Guay, a resident of Hillsborough, was struck in the thigh by a bullet in January as he removed his holstered P320 after returning from walking his dog. Guay is seeking damages for the injury. The…

MO – GUN SAFETY – First time for firearms

FIREARM AND AMMUNITION SALES HAVE SEEN A MASSIVE INCREASE IN SALES NATIONALLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, AND AS OF RECENTLY BECAUSE OF RIOTING AND LOOTING ASIDE FROM THE PROTESTING. HERE IN NORTHWEST MISSOURI, ONE OUTDOOR SHOP OWNER HAS NOT SEEN THE TREND IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. BUT THE SHOP HAS NOTICED AN INCREASE IN FOOT TRAFFIC AND GUN PURCHASES IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS DUE TO NUMEROUS REASONS. “THIS YEAR HAS BEEN AN ODD YEAR,” JEFF LEONARD, THE OWNER OF J & B OUTDOORS, SAID. “WE HAVE HAD THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE MOST RECENT EVENTS THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS AND IT’S AN ELECTION YEAR. THERE HAS BEEN A DECREASE IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS (OF FIREARMS) BUT THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS HAS BEEN NOTHING I HAD SEEN BEFORE.” THE PROBLEM FOR FIREARM DEALERS IS THE SUPPLY FROM THE DISTRIBUTORS IS SEVERELY LIMITED AND LEONARD HAS NOT SEEN A TIME IN HIS LIFE WHEN ITEMS WERE AT SUCH HIGH DEMAND.

IL – GUN SAFETY – Chicago activist calls on Black Lives Matter to help stem city’s gun violence: ‘We are losing too many kids’ (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS.COM June 25, 2020 – Violence Interrupters executive director Tio Hardiman joined “The Story” Thursday to discuss the ongoing violence in Chicago and the Black Lives Matter movement.

“It makes no sense to me if we continue to stand up against the system but we will not stand up in our own neighborhood,” Hardiman told host Martha MacCallum, adding that “we need…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Pandemic-Related Gun Purchases Raise Suicide Risks

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.COM June 17, 2020 – As our country battles two simultaneous major public health crises—COVID-19 and systemic racism—our now endemic public health crisis of gun violence looms over the United States and leaves many of us in health care sleepless at night. American gun violence predates and will far outlive COVID-19—and its threat has burgeoned in the pandemic’s…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Busting the myth of the iron grip for shooting

For some reason, I’ve been getting questions and finding myself in conversations about grip quite a bit lately. Now, there’s a lot of misinformation on grip…especially on how firmly you should grip; how to improve grip; and what to do about reduced grip from arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other pain issues. Take the 100% grip or “iron grip” as an example. Grab anything with 100% grip and your hand…

CT – GUN SAFETY – NSSF, Project ChildSafe Emphasizes Firearm Safety As First-Time Gun Ownership Surges

PROJECT CHILDSAFE AND NSSF ARE EMPHASIZING GUN SAFETY AS A CRITICAL PART OF HOME SAFETY AS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH KICKS OFF AND AS THE NATIONWIDE SURGE IN FIREARM SALES CONTINUES AND INCLUDES MILLIONS OF FIRST-TIME BUYERS. “WITH THE START OF JUNE AND NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH, NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO REMIND EXISTING AND NEW GUN OWNERS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF SECURELY STORING FIREARMS WHEN NOT IN USE,” SAID JOE BARTOZZI, NSSF’S PRESIDENT AND CEO.

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – THE GUN GIRL: A dangerous dance: Dress for the range and hot brass won’t have you jumping

You might be wondering what the shooting sports and dancing have in common. Absolutely nothing — unless, of course, you’re talking about the hot brass dance. Never heard of it? Let me elaborate. As many of you know, when you fire a semi-automatic firearm, a spent shell casing comes flying out of the ejection port. This is necessary to clear the way for the next cartridge to move into…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Coronavirus Fears Have Produced A Lot Of New Gun Owners — And Safety Concerns

As Americans flock to gun stores in the face of coronavirus fears, many gun dealers report an influx of new customers, taking home a deadly weapon for the first time. In response, long-time gun owners from across the U.S. are stepping up to help these newcomers get some safety training in the age of social distancing. “I want to be a good ambassador for the Second Amendment and for firearms…

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