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VA – GUN RIGHTS – The Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement Is Sweeping Virginia

after democrats won majority control of both houses of the legislature – for the first time in over 20 years, the new power brokers have taken their win to move the state markedly left on many issues, but especially gun control. gun owners have risen to challenge the proposals, not in the legislature just yet, but at the county and city levels. under a massive pressure wall, those local governments have, at a furious pace, adopted second amendment sanctuary resolutions, forbidding local officials from acting in opposition to the second amendment.

NAT’L – CAMPUS GUNS – Accidental Shootings Raise Questions About Arming Teachers (VIDEO)

As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association convention in April. More states are allowing teachers to carry guns, he said, and “who better to protect…

PA – GUN SHOWS – At gun show, what Trump‘s election means for sales

Here at the “world’s largest outdoor show,” there was a gun for everyone — seven-shot pistols smaller than most men’s hands and children’s hunting rifles dressed in pink camouflage.  An AK-47 with American hardwood stocks hung on a wall near a model signing autographs. Wide-eyed men and women squinted down the long barrel of a 30-pound rifle that held cartridges more than five inches long. The  muted, metallic sound of…

CA – GUN CRIME – New ‘Firearm Ownership’ Study Ignores Gun Violence by Criminals

“California may have some of the nation’s most restrictive gun control laws,” Andrew Sheeler reports in the Sacramento Bee, “from bans on assault rifle sales to mandatory background checks for ammunition sales, but that isn’t stopping Golden State residents from buying firearms.”

Sheeler cites Firearm ownership and acquisition in California: findings from the 2018 California Safety and Well-being Survey, published the magazine Injury Prevention. According to the study, roughly 25 percent of California adults live in…

TX – GUN CONTROL – The Politics of Bump Stocks, One Year After Las Vegas Shooting

Experienced gun hobbyists recognized the sound right away. “I knew for a fact it was a bump stock as soon as I heard the video,” says Jeff LaCroix. He‘s a recreational shooter in Louisiana. He says the rapid, uneven sound of the gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas last Oct. 1 made it clear to him a bump stock was involved. A bump stock…

Game You Can Hunt in the Winter

NOMAD OUTDOOR.COM From the Archives – Deer season is over and part of you feels empty inside.

It was a good season, but now all you can do is practice your calls for the spring turkey season. Right?

Wrong! From New Year’s through early spring, there are still plenty of opportunities for hunters to combat cabin fever. Varmints, predators, and invasive species; they’re…

Why Hunting Small Game Will Make You a Better Big Game Hunter

PETERSEN’S HUNTING.COM From the Archives – Some of the most afflicted aren’t satisfied unless they arrow a 150-inch buck or better. It’s a self-imposed handicap borne of challenge, but once hunters arrive at such lofty goals, it’s tough to return. So we hunt from October to January — absentee spouses — until we bag him or the season ends. Perhaps most…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Bloomberg Pushes More Useless, Stupid Ideas on ‘Gun Control’

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg revealed his plans for gun control today at a speech in Aurora, Colorado — the site of a horrific mass shooting at a movie theater in 2012. As gun control proposals go, they were pretty run-of-the-mill. Stronger background checks, permits for every weapon sold, and “red flag” laws to keep the “wrong” people from buying a firearm. What Bloomberg left out of his speech…

Brazil’s Answer to the Glock 19 Gun: Meet the Taurus G3

High capacity nine millimeter pistols were first introduced to the public as service pistols. Built for military and police without regard for size, service pistols were full-sized handguns that prioritized recoil reduction and magazine capacity over concealability. Over the years a compromise has evolved, resulting in a pistol mixing all three features. The Glock 19 is cited as the ideal compromise, and Taurus’ G3 pistol very much runs in…

TX – GUN RIGHTS – Texas is one of the most gun friendly states. These county officials want to keep it that way.

For nearly a dozen years, the routine has been the same for Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds. A constituent or two would approach him convinced that the federal government was coming for their guns and that he would help them. Deeds would do his best, one at a time, to reassure his neighbors that wasn’t the case. Then Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman and onetime presidential candidate, promised that…

Why Shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse Are Soaring Today

Strong third-quarter results hint at a recovery in the firearms business.

FOOL.COM December 6, 2019 –  Shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH) jumped more than 14% on Thursday morning after the outdoor sports equipment retailer reported solid third-quarter results and raised fourth-quarter and full-year guidance. Companies involved in firearms sales have been under pressure in recent years,…

CO – GUN POLITICS – Bloomberg says ending ‘nationwide madness’ of gun violence drives his White House bid

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG SAID ON THURSDAY HE WANTS TO BECOME PRESIDENT TO END “THE NATIONWIDE MADNESS” OF U.S. GUN VIOLENCE, CALLING IT EVIL AND SAYING HE WOULD ALLOW ITS VICTIMS TO FILE LAWSUITS AGAINST GUN MANUFACTURERS. THE BILLIONAIRE MEDIA MOGUL, WHO JUMPED INTO THE CROWDED FIELD OF DEMOCRATIC WHITE HOUSE CANDIDATES LAST MONTH, UNVEILED A NATIONAL GUN CONTROL PLAN AT A FORUM WITH SURVIVORS OF GUN VIOLENCE IN AURORA, COLORADO, WHERE 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED DURING A MASS SHOOTING INSIDE A MOVIE THEATER IN 2012.

FL – GUN CRIME – 4 people, including UPS driver, killed in Miami shooting, robbery, police chase (VIDEO)

A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL SAYS FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING A UPS DRIVER, WERE KILLED THURSDAY AFTER ROBBERS STOLE THE DRIVER'S TRUCK AND LED POLICE ON A CHASE THAT ENDED IN GUNFIRE AT A BUSY FLORIDA INTERSECTION DURING RUSH HOUR. BOTH ROBBERS WERE SHOT AND KILLED, AND THE FOURTH VICTIM WAS IN A NEARBY VEHICLE WHEN SHOTS RANG OUT AT A CROWDED INTERSECTION IN MIRAMAR, ABOUT 20 MILES (32 KILOMETERS) NORTH OF WHERE THE INCIDENT BEGAN, SAID AN OFFICIAL.

TN – GUN SHOWS – Resolution in county commission may lead to no gun shows on county-owned property (VIDEO)

A RESOLUTION SPONSORED BY A TENNESSEE LAWMAKER SAYS GUN SHOWS ARE THE ANTITHESIS OF PROMOTING PUBLIC SAFETY, BUT A LOCAL GUN STORE OWNER SAID THE RESOLUTION IS A POLITICAL STUNT. “AS FAR AS THE GUN SHOW ITSELF, THEY MAY TAKE IT AWAY FROM THE AGRICENTER, BEING A GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED FACILITY, BUT THE GUN SHOW WILL CONTINUE, I PROMISE THAT,” SAID JAY HILL, OWNER OF CLASSIC ARMS IN CORDOVA.

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – McDonald’s, Nike, Barnes & Noble among companies handed ‘F-rating’ for gun safety grade

MCDONALD’S, NIKE, BARNES & NOBLE AMONG COMPANIES HANDED ‘F-RATING’ FOR GUN SAFETY GRADE BY A COALITION OF 22 GUN CONTROL GROUPS ALIGNED UNDER THE NAME OF “GUNS DOWN AMERICA.” ITS RATINGS FROM A TO F CALLS FOR GUN REFORM, IN-STORE GUN POLICY EARNS THE COMPANY ITS GUN SAFETY CERTIFIED MARK AS PART OF THE #BUSINESSMUSTACT CAMPAIGN – AIMED “AT URGING LARGE RETAILERS TO KEEP THEIR CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY PROHIBITING FIREARMS IN STORES" AND “ENDING POLITICAL DONATIONS TO NRA-BACKED LAWMAKERS.”

OR – FEATURE – Ray Burden: Champion Long-Range Shooter, Industrial Park Pioneer, Builder of Paul Bunyan’s Rifle

The walls of the Canby Rod and Gun Club are lined with photos, trophies, ribbons, medals and other paraphernalia from decades of serving gun owners, trap shooters and other firearms enthusiasts from the local area. But if you spend some time, and look closely at the inscriptions on many of the accolades, you might start to see a familiar name: Ray Burden. He was the president of the Club…

INT’L – GUN CRIME – Mexico’s defense chief says smugglers sneak guns from the US into Mexico in washing machines, gas tanks, and boxes of chocolate

MEXICO'S DEFENSE CHIEF SAYS GUNS AND AMMUNITION ARE SMUGGLED INTO MEXICO FROM THE UNITED STATES INSIDE GAS TANKS, SPARE TIRES AND BOTTLES OF SOFT DRINKS AMONG OTHER THINGS.

DC – COURTS – Giffords, Demand Justice to pressure GOP senators to reject Trump judicial pick

Gun safety organization Giffords and judicial group Demand Justice plan to launch a joint ad campaign to pressure Republican senators to reject one of President Trump’s circuit court nominees. The groups will run an ad campaign targeting GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), John Cornyn (Texas), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Thom Tillis (N.C.), all of whom are up for reelection in 2020, asking them to vote against Trump nominee Lawrence VanDyke. A vote on VanDyke’s confirmation to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is slated…

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