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IN MARCH, LOCAL SPORTING GOODS STORES WERE SEEING A MAJOR RUN ON GUNS AND AMMUNITION AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HIT THE REGION. SOME TYPES OF GUNS AND SOME AMMUNITION WERE ALREADY IN SHORT SUPPLY. AND THINGS HAVE ONLY GOTTEN WORSE SINCE THEN. “IT’S TERRIBLE, GUNS AND AMMO BOTH ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY,” CHRIS MILLER, THE SON AT FRANK MILLER & SON SPORTING GOODS, SAID. “WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF FIRST-TIME BUYERS,” HE SAID. “FIRST, IT WAS THE PANDEMIC. PEOPLE WERE AFRAID THAT THINGS WOULD GET BAD AND THEY WANTED TO PROTECT WHAT THEY HAD. THEN, IT WAS THE SOCIAL UNREST AND THEY WERE WORRIED ABOUT THAT.LT. GOVERNOR DAN PATRICK, CHAIR OF TRUMP TEXAS VICTORY, ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TODAY: “MORE THAN 2.3 MILLION GUNS WERE SOLD IN JUNE, A 145 PERCENT INCREASE FROM THE PRIOR YEAR. THE FBI REPORTS THEY CONDUCTED 3.9 MILLION BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT SAME MONTH. AS VIOLENCE ACROSS AMERICA ERUPTS -- HOMICIDES ARE UP 24 PERCENT IN THE COUNTRY’S FIFTY LARGEST CITIES -- CITIZENS ARE TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. “DEMOCRAT LED CITIES ACROSS THE NATION INCLUDING PORTLAND, SEATTLE AND NOW AUSTIN ARE SURRENDERING THE STREETS TO LAWLESSNESS AND MOB RULE. WITH THEIR “DEFUND THE POLICE” RHETORIC ESCALATING, THEY HAVE SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT PROTECTING AND DEFENDING THEIR RESIDENTS IS A LOW PRIORITY. “CITIZENS ARE LEFT WITH FEW OPTIONS AS LIBERAL DEMOCRAT LED CITIES ABDICATE THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES.THE HUSBAND OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY'S FIRST BLACK DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS BEEN HIT WITH THREE CHARGES OF ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM STEMMING FROM HIM PULLING A GUN WHEN AN ESTIMATED 30 BLACK LIVES MATTER ACTIVISTS SHOWED UP AT THE COUPLE'S HOME DEMANDING TO SEE HIS WIFE EARLIER THIS YEAR. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTED THAT DAVID LACEY, HUSBAND OF L.A. COUNTY CHIEF PROSECUTOR JACKIE LACEY, WAS CHARGED BY THE CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE OVER AN INCIDENT IN EARLY MARCH WHERE HE WAS RECORDED ON VIDEO BRANDISHING A GUN AT PROTESTORS WHO SHOWED UP ON HIS FRONT PORCH CALLING FOR A MEETING WITH HIS WIFE.THIS SUMMER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLED OUT THE PRESIDENT'S ROADMAP TO EMPOWER VETERANS AND END A NATIONAL TRAGEDY OF SUICIDE (PREVENTS) - A LONG AWAITED STRATEGY TO BRING DOWN THE RATE OF SUICIDE IN THE MILITARY AND AMONG CIVILIANS. IT FOCUSES ON ENLISTING COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT THE STIGMA AROUND SEEKING HELP DURING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. CRITICS IN CONGRESS HAVE SAID THE PLAN ISN'T PROACTIVE ENOUGH.THE FBI RELEASED NEW INFORMATION MONDAY, SAYING MORE THAN 300 MILLION MORE GUNS ARE IN THE HANDS OF AMERICANS.'' WAYNE BATSON, OWNER OF SHARPSHOOTERS IN GREENVILLE, SAID ANY TIME THERE IS SOCIAL UNREST, ELECTION YEARS, ETC. THE GUN INDUSTRY TENDS TO SEE AN UPTICK. WATSON IT'S HARD TO IGNORE THE NEW INFORMATION FROM FBI SAYING GUN SALES ARE NOW UP BY 300%.

Shooting Sports Archive

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…

MI – SHOOTING SPORTS – Midland’s Paul Phillips part of world-record four-mile rifle shot

PAUL PHILLIPS HAS FORGED TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN HIS 25 YEARS AS A COMPETITIVE MARKSMAN. BUT WHAT HE AND HIS 13-MEMBER TEAM DID LESS THAN ONE YEAR AGO IS UNPRECEDENTED IN THE HISTORY OF RIFLE SHOOTING. LAST SEPTEMBER, HE LED A TEAM THAT EXECUTED A FOUR-MILE SHOT, THE LONGEST DOCUMENTED RIFLE SHOT TO HIT A TARGET IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND, IN A DESERT AREA IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. "IT'S CONSIDERED AN EXHIBITION SHOT; THERE'S NOT A COMPETITION FOR IT," PHILLIPS EXPLAINED. "WE WERE JUST OUT TESTING AND EVALUATING TO LEARN HOW TO SHOOT (FROM) EXTREME LONG-RANGE BETTER, AND IN DOING SO, WE HIT THESE PLATES AT 3.4 MILES AND FOUR MILES. IT TOOK 22 SECONDS FROM THE TIME THE BULLET LEFT THE BARREL OF THE RIFLE TO IMPACT THE TARGET, PHILLIPS SAID.

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – How To Create Your Own Backyard Archery Paradise

ARCHERY360.COM – A backyard archery range can save you time and make it easier to practice daily. You can make it happen with a hay bale, PVC pipe and ingenuity. Before you know it, you’ll be practicing archery each morning in your pajamas. First, though, realize that laws governing backyard ranges vary, so check your city’s rules, regulations and…

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – Building the Ultimate Backyard Archery Range on a Budget

REALTREE.COM – Bowhunting and archery are disciplines that require routine practice. Unlike range-time with firearms, practicing with a bow or crossbow can be done in a wide array of places. Archery ranges, 3D and field archery courses can be found across the country. Visiting one of these establishments can provide added challenge and fun to your practice routine, but traveling to a range to shoot typically isn’t necessary unless…

INT’L – Shooting Sports – Firearm ban targets law-abiding citizens: Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association

MEMBERS OF THE (CANADIAN) WILLIAMS LAKE SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION, INCLUDING ITS PRESIDENT, ARE TAKING AIM AT THE FEDERAL LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S RECENTLY BILLED ‘ASSAULT-STYLE’ WEAPON BAN. THE GROUP SAID IT IS HOPING TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE CALLING AN UNDEMOCRATIC, OVERREACHING ORDER IN COUNCIL FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WHICH BANS CLOSE TO 2,000 TYPES OF FIREARMS IN CANADA.

UT – SHOOTING SPORTS – Hobble Creek Wranglers target mutual love of firearms and Old West in Utah County

It’s a hot, summer afternoon, and a posse of cowboys and cowgirls with aliases such as Lonesome Hart, Tamarack, Anita Gunn and Colt Colton are gathering at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon in Springville. Dressed in Old West attire, with single-action six-shooters, rifles and shotguns in hand, they’ve come to see who has the keenest eye and fastest trigger finger of the bunch on this side of the…

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – Me, My Liberal Wife and What Happened When We Went to a Gun Range

TIME.COM – There are plenty of people my lovely wife Cassandra rants against — some of whom don’t even live in our house. But the ones who get it worst are gun owners. Having grown up in a rural, gun-loving town, she finds the preppers and vigilantes to be self-heroizing macho bullies who, now that I type this sentence,…

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – The Loneliness of the Liberal Gun Lover

POLITICAL.COM – On a recent Saturday, a 35-year-old Puerto Rican woman who grew up in Spanish Harlem, came out of the shadows. In front of two dozen strangers mopping up the last of their buffet lunch, Miriam O’Quinn revealed two details about herself that she rarely shares, at least not in the same sentence. She voted for Bernie Sanders. And she…

INT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – Langley couple are the fastest guns in the world

WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, WALNUT GROVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA RESIDENT SHAWN MURPHY LIKED TO READ THE WESTERN NOVELS OF LOUIS L’AMOUR, WHICH OFTEN FEATURED QUICK-DRAW SHOOTOUTS. THAT WAS WHERE HIS INTEREST IN THE SPORT OF FAST DRAW COMPETITION FIRST TOOK HOLD, MURPHY RECALLS, ALTHOUGH HE HAS SINCE LEARNED THAT THE REALITY OF FAST DRAW SHOOT-OUTS ISN’T QUITE THE WAY L’AMOUR DESCRIBED IT. “HE WAS A LITTLE MORE HOLLYWOOD THAN ACCURATE,” MURPHY COMMENTED. IN THE REAL WORLD, MURPHY AND HIS WIFE PAULA HAVE JUST BECOME THE FASTEST GUNS IN THE WEST. AND THE EAST, NORTH AND SOUTH. THEY WON BOTH THE MEN’S TOP GUN AND WOMEN’S TOP GUN AWARDS AT THE WORLD FAST DRAW ASSOCIATION (WFDA) BUCKLE AWARDS AND RATINGS.

FL – SHOOTING SPORTS – Florida NRA Case to Protect Second Amendment Rights of Young Adults Moves Forward

NRA'S EFFORT TO VINDICATE THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF YOUNG ADULTS IN FLORIDA IN THE CASE NRA V. SWEARINGEN HAS PASSED AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE. ON FRIDAY MAY 1, THE CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA MARK E. WALKER DENIED ALMOST ALL OF THE STATE'S MOTION TO DISMISS, ALLOWING THE CASE TO MOVE FORWARD. CITING THE RELEVANT CASELAW, WALKER NOTED THAT NRA'S COMPLAINT "CONTAINS 'ENOUGH FACTS TO STATE A CLAIM TO RELIEF THAT IS PLAUSIBLE ON ITS FACE."

NY – SHOOTING SPORTS – Sportsmen’s clubs lobby to reopen

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, joined local leaders of several sportsmen’s clubs in issuing calls for the state to allow them to re-open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a common sense issue. Everyone, including our local sportsmen’s clubs, are putting public health first. Many of the activities these clubs offer, including targeting shooting and sporting clays courses allow for even greater social distancing than launching a boat from…

AR – SHOOTING SPORTS – Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Season Canceled

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has canceled the upcoming season of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program due to concerns stemming from the current coronavirus status in the United States. All regional shoots, as well as the 2020 AYSSP State Championship, have been canceled.

Grant Tomlin, assistant chief of shooting sports programs for the AGFC, says the call was hard to make but follows the best practices set forth…

WY – SHOOTING SPORTS – Cody to again host Magpul shooting competition

FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, WYOMING WILL HOST THE MAGPUL WYOMING GOVERNOR’S CUP UNITED SHOOTING SPORTS LEAGUE NATIONAL COMPETITION. AND FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CODY SHOOTING COMPLEX. IT’S SET FOR JULY 31-AUG. 2.

IA – SHOOTING SPORTS – Warrior trap shooting team thrives

The Alta-Aurelia Trap Shooting Team began its season on Monday with the first classroom session for new athlete training where a new crop of young shooters in middle and high school met to learn the sport. This is the 9th year that Head Coach Mike Bartholomew and his wife, Kelli, have led the team. “We started our first year with just five high school kids. The second year we…

IA – SHOOTING SPORTS – ‘Red flag’ gun-control proposal is a recipe for decreased safety and less freedom (VIDEO)

Because firearms have been a positive part of my family’s life in Iowa for as long as I can remember, I am shocked to see New York-style gun control bills coming to my home state of Iowa.

My grandfather was a gunsmith and my father shot on the Army Marksmanship Unit. My sister and I were both “brass rats,” which means we picked up our father’s brass, and when we…

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