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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%.

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AZ – SHOOTING SPORTS – Quick Shots receive grant from NRA Foundation

THE TRI-STATE QUICK SHOT SCHOLASTIC CLAY TARGET PROGRAM AT TRI-STATE SHOOTING PARK HAS RECEIVED A GRANT OF NEARLY $8,000 FROM THE NRA FOUNDATION TO HELP FUND THE PROGRAM. “WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS AS IT GIVES THE YOUTH MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO PRACTICE AND COMPETE WITH EXPENSES BEING PAID,” SAID SONJA FRITZ, COACH AND GRANT WRITER. THE PROGRAM, CONDUCTED BY CERTIFIED LOCAL COACHES, INSTRUCT YOUTH ON GUN SAFETY, SHOTGUN HANDLING AND CLEANING, SHOOTING ETIQUETTE AND SHOOTING PROFICIENCY, ALL IN A SUPPORTIVE AND FUN TEAM ENVIRONMENT.

NE – SHOOTING SPORTS – USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships set for Saturday, Jan. 18

The Western Nebraska 4-H Shooting Club is sponsoring the USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Mitchell and Gering. The events shooters will compete in are 10-meter air rifle, 10-meter air pistol, 10-meter smallbore pistol and 50-feet smallbore rifle. There is a $12 fee for each event that will be forwarded to the Olympic Training Center. The smallbore rifle and air rifle events will be at…

KY – SHOOTING SPORTS – ABC News Footage Of “Slaughter In Syria” Is Actually Footage From A Kentucky Gun Range (VIDEO)

ABC News show “World News Tonight” issued a correction and apology Monday for reportedly using video from a Kentucky gun range while falsely claiming it depicted a fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces. “CORRECTION: We’ve taken down video that aired on “World News Tonight” Sunday and “Good Morning America” this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about…

TX – SELF-PROTECTION – Texas to loosen firearm laws, allowing guns in churches and on school grounds (VIDEO)

A series of new firearm laws will go into effect in Texas next month — further loosening gun restrictions in a state that’s had four of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. The laws — passed before a gunman massacred 22 people and injured dozens in El Paso last weekend — will make it easier to have guns in a state with some of the most lax weapons restrictions in…

‘Ultimate Bragging Rights’ at Stake as Gun Lobbyists and Hill Aides Go Skeet Shooting Tuesday

THE DAILY BEAST.COM August 6, 2019 –  Just days after mass shootings left at least 31 people dead, a bipartisan group of congressional staffers is set to go on an outing to shoot skeet alongside gun lobbyists. The event comes every year, but its timing has a major gun safety advocate frustrated and troubled. 

SC – HUNTING – Response to South Carolina Deer Urine Ban…

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources released a new hunting rule last week banning urine-based scents, taking away an important hunting tool used by many successful hunters every year.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of false and misleading information driving policy and regulations regarding urine-based scents being a risk for spreading CWD.  The impact of banning these products on hunters and businesses, both small and large…

IN – SHOOTING SPORTS – Guns, Not Politics: Shooting Sports Look To High Schools For Growth

Ally Fulp and Levi Dotson live down the street from each other, and compete all the time. They’re in Levi’s yard, shooting at the clay targets Fulp’s dad sends whipping through the air. The sound of gunfire isn’t uncommon here. The two high schoolers have been target shooting for years. They’re both figuring out where they want to go to college. Dotson could go to one…

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – Trap Shooting With Pastors

There were a dozen of us in that small beige room in Morton, Illinois. We were in a stone building, which sat just beyond the Walmart, where the town diffuses into farmland. The building is now the home of the Rural Home Missionary Association, a non-profit dedicated to training and equipping pastors to work and live in rural areas. Ron Klassen stands at the front of the room,…

IL – SHOOTING SPORTS – Illinois passes bipartisan law to allow hunting education classes in school curriculum

Wedged in among the basics of science, math and English, a new bipartisan measure in Illinois now gives school districts the option to build hunting safety education into the daily curriculum. The legislation, signed Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, and put into immediate effect, aims to bolster hunter and gun safety for students. The House and Senate in Illinois are under Democrats’ control, and the…

NC – SHOOTING SPORTS – 10 Great Competitive Shooting Instagram Accounts To Follow

When Instagram launched in 2010, it offered people a unique way to stay connected with a focus on images and video. Since then, it has become a bit of a minefield, to say the least. Whether you’re a longtime Instagram user or you’re just looking for much-needed fresh content, we fully appreciate that it can be tricky to navigate. Who are the right shooters to follow and what…

LA – SHOOTING SPORTS – The rise of local youth shooting teams and the NRA

If KTBS told you that a particular youth sport has increased participation by over 135 percent in the last few years, would you be able to say what sport it is? You might be surprised. “Through the different competitions and stuff that we do, you get to meet so many new people that all the share the same thing that you do, we all share a love…

PA – SHOOTING SPORTS – Pennsylvania’s wild bunch spend weekends shooting guns in Cowboy garb

Something’s a bit off about Tom Payne, a rancher who laid down his badge to reap the easy life out West. He’s got the look down — leather boots, chaps, even the old, reliable Winchester rifle — but when Payne speaks, he sounds a lot more like Tom Colaluca, a guy who’s barely a hundred miles west of the Bronx. Turns out this cowboy had rustled up…

VA – SHOOTING SPORTS – New Pistol Caliber Carbines From PSA & Lead Star Arms

There are more people that are trying out the United States Practical Shooting Association’s(USPSA) Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) division than ever before. Noticing the trend, the Palmetto State Armory (PSA) provided two PCC carbines for review. The first is very traditional in appearance, the PSA Custom 9mm Rifle in metallic black. Known as the PSA Custom Series PCC, this carbine is slated to be available in July 2019. [Editor’s note: No…

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – The 2019 Precision Rifle Expo is Returning to Arena Training Facility

The second annual Precision Rifle Expo is returning to Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia on September 28th and 29th, 2019. The Precision Rifle Expo provides long range enthusiasts a rare opportunity to see and handle a variety of products, as well as take instruction from some of the industry’s leading professionals. One of the most enticing aspects of the expo is its location. Located in southwest Georgia, Arena…

TX – SHOOTING SPORTS – HAVA Goes Long-Range in Texas. Precision Shooting Program Expanded

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) announces the completion of the first of a series of long range disabled veteran shooting weekends at the FTW Ranch near Barksdale, TX. Hosted by the ranch that offers housing, meals and a first-class long-range program, the HAVA group consisted of five disabled veterans, all with significant physical limitations and all combat veterans with no precision shooting experience. Each veteran was supported…

AR – SHOOTING SPORTS – Pierre Junior Shooters Take National Championship At Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match

Each year the Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match features teams of youth from across the nation competing in this 5-meter, 4-position National Championship match, and this year the Pierre Junior Shooters from Pierre, S.D., edged the team out of Walton County, Ga., to take home the Gold Medal and traveling trophy. The event wrapped Saturday night, July 6, with a festive medal ceremony that named not…

Taurus® Team Captain Harrison Takes USPSA Ladies Open

June 2019 (Miami, FL) – Taurus® is excited to announce that Jessie Harrison, professional competition shooter and Captain of the Taurus Shooting Team, delivered an exceptional performance this past weekend at the USPSA Championships.

Competing in the U.S. Practical Shooting Association Area 7 Championship in Dunbarton, NH, Ms. Harrison took First Place…

The straight story: Bow and arrow advances lift other sports

USA TODAY From the Archives – Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky’s slap shot was always precise and straight as an arrow. Give archery an assist for that.The Great One’s aluminum stick, with a wood and fiberglass blade, was constructed in part using innovations derived from bow and arrow technology. So were the shafts on many a golf driver,…

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