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AVOWED TRUMP SUPPORTER ARRESTED NEAR CAPITOL FOR CARRYING GUN; WOMAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING POLICE. A 22-YEAR-OLD VIRGINIA MAN WHOSE FACEBOOK PAGE FEATURES A PHOTO FROM THE JAN. 6 RIOT AT THE U.S. CAPITOL WAS ARRESTED NEAR THE CAPITOL COMPLEX SUNDAY, AND POLICE SAID HE WAS CARRYING THREE HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES, 37 ROUNDS OF UNREGISTERED AMMUNITION AND A GLOCK 22 FIREARM. SMALL GROUPS OF RIGHT-WING PROTESTERS — SOME OF THEM CARRYING RIFLES — GATHERED OUTSIDE HEAVILY FORTIFIED STATEHOUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY SUNDAY AS NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AND POLICE KEPT WATCH TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THE VIOLENCE THAT ERUPTED AT THE U.S. CAPITOL. THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF ANY CLASHES.‘THERE IS THIS STIGMA THAT IF YOU ARE BLACK AND THAT YOU HAVE A GUN THEN YOU ARE A CRIMINAL,’ SAID VANESSA HALL-HARPER. THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GUN ASSOCIATION HELD ITS FIRST MEETING ON SATURDAY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA IN AN EFFORT TO EDUCATE THE BLACK COMMUNITY ON GUN SAFETY AND PROTECTION.GUNS AND RANGE TRAINING CENTER IN WEST PALM BEACH IS SEEING A BOOM IN BUSINESS AS BUYERS FLOCK TO THE SHOOTING RANGE LOOKING TO BUY ARMS AND AMMO. MIKE SHKOP, THE OWNER OF THE CENTER SAYS THE RISE IN SALES NEARLY DOUBLED SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC.A CROWD OF ABOUT 100 PEOPLE, MANY OF THEM ARMED AND FOCUSED ON GUN RIGHTS, GATHERED PEACEFULLY OUTSIDE THE TEXAS CAPITOL GATES FOR A FEW HOURS SUNDAY IN A SCENE THAT IS FAIRLY COMMON IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN AT THE BEGINNING OF A LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND UNLIKE AUTHORITIES' WORST-CASE SCENARIO FEARS THAT PROTESTS COULD TURN VIOLENT DURING THE WEEKEND. BUT THOSE CONCERNS DID NOT COME TO PASS, AS A HEIGHTENED LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE WAS VISIBLE ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS AND PROTESTERS SPOKE OF BEING CONTACTED BY THE FBI BEFOREHAND. AS OF PRESS TIME SUNDAY, AUSTIN'S SMALL RALLY MIRRORED OTHER PROTESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT DAY.

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OK – GUN SPORTS – National African-American Gun Association conducts first event in Tulsa

‘THERE IS THIS STIGMA THAT IF YOU ARE BLACK AND THAT YOU HAVE A GUN THEN YOU ARE A CRIMINAL,’ SAID VANESSA HALL-HARPER. THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GUN ASSOCIATION HELD ITS FIRST MEETING ON SATURDAY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA IN AN EFFORT TO EDUCATE THE BLACK COMMUNITY ON GUN SAFETY AND PROTECTION.

OH – SHOOTING SPORTS – 2,000 Men Under Canvas: 1908 National Matches

A LOOK BACK AT CAMP PERRY EMPHASIZES CONDITIONS FROM ITS OUTSET IN 1908. FROM A MEAGER BEGINNING IN WHICH THE STATE OF OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROVIDED MORE THAN $6000 FOR ACREAGE USED FOR TRAINING AND COMPETITION SHOOTERS, A LOOK BACK INTO HISTORY REFLECTS THE INITIAL DIFFICULTIES EVENTUALLY OVERCOME TO MAKE THE SITE FAMOUS FOR DEDICATED SHOOTERS. SEE STORY.

CO – SHOOTING SPORTS – Sights set high: Grand Valley girl enthusiastic about pistol shooting

The way Adi Tolle handles a pistol, you would never guess that about seven months ago she didn’t like guns. “I actually would not touch a gun at all,” said the sixth-grader who just turned 12 years old. “I was always kind of scared.” Tagging along with her parents and older brother, who all enjoy the shooting sports — including archery — Adi was on her cell phone, a…

MO – SHOOTING SPORTS – MDC offers free muzzleloading rifle clinic Dec. 12 at Parkville

THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION (MDC) WILL OFFER A FREE CLINIC ON MUZZLELOADING RIFLES FROM 8:30 TO 11:30 A.M. ON SATURDAY, DEC. 12, AT THE PARMA WOODS SHOOTING RANGE AT PARKVILLE. BOTH HISTORIC AND MODERN MUZZLELOADING SPORTING ARMS WILL BE COVERED. PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW TO LOAD, SHOOT, AND CARE FOR GUNS THAT CONNECT HISTORY WITH TODAY’S HUNTING AND TARGET SHOOTING OPPORTUNITIES.

MO – SHOOTING SPORTS – Long-range shooting a growing sport in Missouri

Guns have been the target of much debate in our country for many years now. Some people continue advocating for more and more regulation in order to improve safety of all Americans, others argue that such regulations encroach upon each American’s Second Amendment rights, and such a transgression inherently compromises the safety of all Americans. Regardless of your stance on this loaded topic, long-range shooting is a precision sport…

CO – SHOOTING SPORTS – National Rifle League Debuts New 2021 Precision Rifle Series: NRL Hunter

A few years ago, it was 3-gun. Then PRS claimed the attention of firearm enthusiasts across the nation. National Rifle League, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to firearm safety, education, and opportunities for growth in marksmanship, with a focus on precision rifle, recently announced the new NRL Hunter series for 2021. While many view PRS (precision rifle series) as a discipline in and of itself, the reality is that…

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Some Realtors have added a new weapon to their PPE. Literally

IS YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT PACKING? NOT FILLING BOXES TO HELP YOU MOVE, BUT “PACKING HEAT” — AS IN CARRYING A GUN? MANY REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE DOING JUST THAT THESE DAYS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WHEN SHOWING HOUSES TO COMPLETE STRANGERS, OR LISTING HOUSES FOR SELLERS THEY AREN’T FAMILIAR WITH, ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. OF THE 3,000 MEMBERS WHO RESPONDED TO NAR’S LATEST SAFETY POLL, 14% SAID THEY CARRY A FIREARM ON THEIR PERSON.

AR – SHOOTING SPORTS – Outdoor Adventures program creates new outdoors opportunities for Arkansas schools, students

THANKS TO A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION AND THE OUTDOORS TOMORROW FOUNDATION, ARKANSAS SCHOOLS CAN NOW ADD SEMESTER-LENGTH PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON OUTDOOR RECREATION THAT QUALIFY FOR A PHYSICAL EDUCATION CREDIT. THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES CURRICULUM DEVELOPED BY OTF HAS BEEN TAUGHT IN MORE THAN 600 SCHOOLS IN 37 STATES, MEETING ALL REQUIREMENTS TO BE USED AS A CO-ED PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE, A LOCAL ELECTIVE OR AN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COURSE.

MS – SHOOTING SPORTS – A shooting program for Mississippi students is more popular than ever and COVID-19 is playing a role

CLAIRON-LEDGER.COM October 16, 2020 – The Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Sports Program is relatively new on the scene, but participation is growing rapidly amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Michelle Carter, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks director of Outreach Programs, said the ability to be outside and practice social distancing is appealing. The uncertainty of the fate of traditional sports programs also brought more…

MT – SHOOTING SPORTS – Montana Soldier An Olympics Rifle Shooting Qualifier

Our congratulations and best of luck wishes to Spc. Alison Weisz, Company B, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, from Belgrade, Montana.

Robert Timmons and Josephine Carlson, Fort Jackson Public Affairs, shared the news that Alison qualified for the Olympics in a sport equally suited for the Army – marksmanship. Alison completed Advanced Individual Training on October 8, and from there it is off to the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) in Fort…

KS – SHOOTING SPORTS – Cowtown gunfight under review after accidental shooting (VIDEO)

AN INTERNAL REVIEW IS UNDERWAY INTO HOW A COWTOWN GUN FIGHTER WAS HURT IN AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OVER THE WEEKEND. SEVERAL GUNFIGHTERS WERE SHOOTING AT EACH OTHER DURING A HISTORIC RE-ENACTMENT GUNFIGHT AT WICHITA'S OLD COWTOWN MUSEUM FRIDAY, SEPT. 18. THE PARTICIPANTS WERE USING REAL FIREARMS, BUT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE LOADED WITH BLANK BULLETS. THE SCENE CHANGED FROM ACTING TO REAL LIFE JUST AFTER 9 P.M., WHEN ONE OF THE GUNFIGHTERS WAS SHOT. THE 24-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION, AND HE IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

NV – SHOOTING SPORTS – Victor Avila Sets New World Record For Longest Handgun Shot (VIDEO)

CISION PR NEWSWIRE – September 17, 2020 – Victor Avila set a New World Record for the longest handgun shot on Wednesday July 29, 2020. He scored a 2,010 yard shot on a ELR target with a 10mm handgun. In addition, he scored multiple shots on a 1650 yard ELR target with a Glock 23. Victor used…

OH – SHOOTING SPORTS – Looking Back At The 2008 National High Power Rifle Long-Range Championships

From the vault: This article by Maureen Hammerquist covers the 2008 NRA High Power Rifle Long-Range National Championships at Camp Perry, where John Whidden garnered top honors for the second year in a row. As published in the November 2008 issue of Shooting Sports USA: There’s a sense of familiarly for shooters coming to compete at the NRA national championships at Camp Perry, OH. Participants anticipate the camaraderie, sportsmanship and personal achievements well before…

DC – SHOOTING SPORTS – TAKING AIM: DC Project: Women of 50 States

Dianna Muller may not see herself as such, but she is a shaker and a doer. When confronted with a challenge and an opportunity to answer it, she acts. That is precisely what led to her becoming the founder of the DC Project. “The DC Project is an educational, non-partisan initiative to encourage women to establish relationships with their legislators, and reveal the faces and stories of real firearm…

CT – SHOOTING SPORTS – Millions of New Gun Owners Will Enjoy National Shooting Sports Month in August

AMERICA'S MILLIONS OF FIRST-TIME FIREARM OWNERS WILL FIND NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS MONTH IN AUGUST A GREAT TIME TO PURSUE TRAINING AND LEARN ABOUT THE DOZENS OF TARGET SHOOTING SPORTS THEY CAN ENJOY WITH THEIR NEWLY PURCHASED FIREARM. DEVELOPED BY NSSF, THE FIREARM INDUSTRY TRADE ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS MONTH REMINDS EVERYONE—NEWCOMERS AS WELL AS EXPERIENCED GUN OWNERS—ABOUT THE SAFE, FUN, EXCITING ACTIVITY OF TARGET SHOOTING.

WY – SHOOTING SPORTS – Cody Shooting Complex hosts national competition

FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, WYOMING WILL HOST THE MAGPUL WYOMING GOVERNOR’S CUP UNITED SHOOTING SPORTS LEAGUE NATIONAL COMPETITION FRIDAY-SUNDAY AT THE CODY SHOOTING COMPLEX. THE EVENT HAS BROUGHT HUNDREDS OF COMPETITORS AND SHOOTING ENTHUSIASTS TO WYOMING. THE UNITED MULTI GUN LEAGUE 3-GUN EVENT INCLUDES 12 STAGES WITH A MIX OF BAY AND NATURAL TERRAIN AT VARIOUS DISTANCES UP TO 500 YARDS.

UT – SHOOTING SPORTS – Donald Trump Jr. shoots guns from Utah company with ties to polygamous sect

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S ELDEST SON VISITED WITH UTAH GUN-MAKER DESERT TECH LAST WEEK FOR A SHOOT IN THE BEEHIVE STATE. COMPANY OWNER NICK YOUNG SAID HE AND SOME OTHER GUN-MAKERS WERE INVITED BY THE OWNER OF THE PRIVATE GUN RANGE TO MEET TRUMP JR. YOUNG HANDED THE PRESIDENT’S SON A RIFLE TO FIRE. “THERE’S NO POLITICS,” YOUNG SAID. “WE’RE JUST SHOOTING GUNS. I LIKE TO SHOOT GUNS. HE LIKES TO SHOOT GUNS. THAT’S ALL.”

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – 11 Pictures Of People Who Got Scope Eye (Laugh With Them, Not At Them…)

WIDEOPENSPACES.COM – Every year, pictures flood social media of hunters and shooters who gave themselves a scope eye when they shot with their eye too close to the scope on their gun. Hunters and outdoorsmen sometimes wear this wound as an affectionate badge of honor. Others wear it as a cape of embarrassment. Either way, it’s awfully funny when…

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