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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

TX – Shooting Sports – Shooting sports offer kids choices

LMT ONLINE.COM July 20, 2018 – I was recently working on a project and came across photos of my brother and me during our competitive archery days. There were pictures of us with Tom Jennings, plus one of when we got to meet Fred Bear, from the National Field Archery Championships and the New York State Championships. As I sat there looking at the photos, I wondered if today’s…

WY – Shooting Sports – Gunwerks Monster Steel Challenge PRS Match Registration Open (VIDEO)

PR NET July 16, 2018 – This Precision Rifle Series (PRS) match will be held July 28 – 29, 2018 in Cody, Wyoming at the Cody Shooting Complex and at Monster Lake Ranch. The first match day, held at Cody Shooting Complex, will include 10 stages in a fast-paced, square, range-style set-up. Day two, at Monster Lake Ranch, will provide competitors with a 270-degree fire fan allowing for some…

OR – Shooting Sports – Three-time trap shooting state championships now sets sights on national title

EAST OREGONIAN.COM July 4, 2018 – There’s a lot that stands out when it comes to Hermiston’s Thomas Mabbot. He stands a few inches taller than his trap shooting teammates, his curly red hair can barely be contained under a hat with the well-known ‘H’ on the front and according to him, he competes in one of the most unique sports open to high schoolers. [full…

ID – Shooting Sports – Shooting the bull: Annie get your gun. It’s time to have some shooting fun.

MAGIC VALLEY.COM June 28, 2018 – The reason I became a life-long shooter and hunter stems from my early exposure to guns by my parents. It was a common practice for my folks to load us kids into the station wagon on weekends and head into the heavily wooded country surrounding our Maine home. Out there, we shredded hand tossed clay pigeons with an Ithaca 37 16 gauge pump…

AR – Shooting Sports – 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match (Daisy Nationals) this weekend

MEDIA DIRECT June 25, 2018 – Daisy Outdoor Products is excited to commence the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match (Daisy Nationals) this weekend, June 30-July 3 in Rogers, Ark. This event brings together youth teams ages 8-15 for the 5-Meter National Championship, shooting in four positions (standing, kneeling, sitting and prone) and championships are awarded to teams and individuals. Teams competing in the 2018 Daisy Nationals have…

ID – Shooting Sports – Turning back the clock: Hog Heaven Muzzleloaders fire old-fashioned guns, cannon at annual rendezvous outside Troy

SPOKESMAN-REVIEW.COM June 18, 2018 – John Fisher poured black powder down the barrel of his swivel cannon and compacted it in the breech. He then picked up long strands of grass from the wet ground and packed it down the barrel. Tom Wilson, who was aiming the cannon, said the grass, which acted as wadding between the powder and the ball, also seals the powder’s combustion gases to provide…

PA – Shooting Sports – Youthful curiosity leads to trap shooting success for Hower

THE DAILY ITEM.COM June 14, 2018 –  When he was about 9 years old, Aaron Hower IV wondered what all the shooting was about. Living two minutes from the Valley Gun and Country Club, he couldn’t help but hear all the repetitive shotgun blasts coming from up on the hill west of Route 487. “I heard all the gun shots and I came here to see what was going on,”…

5 Easy Steps to Sighting in your Hunting Rifle

LIVE OUTDOORS.COM From the Archives – There is a lot of good information out there on how to precisely sight in your hunting rifle, and much of it is completely daunting to me (I’m pretty bad at math). But the reality is that you don’t need to be a trained military sniper or hit a dime from 500 yards to be confident on the hunt. Here are five important…

DE – Shooting Sports – What’s the appeal of firearms for women in Delaware? (VIDEO)

DELAWARE ONLINE.COM May 31, 2018 – On a clear spring morning, Kim Duko pulled her STI Marauder pistol from its holster, took aim and dominated a series of targets set up competition-style at the outdoor Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club. For the mother of two from Ellendale, those mornings are the Sussex County resident’s “me time,” where she zones out and lets her competitive nature take over. 

Fishing gathering embraces Second Amendment in Fort Pierce

TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS May 2018 – It’s not rare to see fishermen casting lines along the South Jetty in Fort Pierce. But anglers in the same spot openly carrying guns? It’s not a fish tale. Quite a few folks with rods and reels may be openly armed on Memorial Day at the popular area at the end of Seaway Drive. That’s because Michael Taylor, 38, of Port St. Lucie, is coordinating an “Open Carry Fishing Get-Together”…

IL – Shooting Sports – As Teens Push For Gun Control, Young Shooters Defend Their Sport

WGLT.ORG (NPR) May 23, 2018 – It sounds impossible: Pick up a rifle, aim it at a target 33 feet away, and try to hit a bullseye the size of a period on a 12-point Times New Roman font. Jaden Thompson, 17, can do it. The Normal West student is among the best young shooters in the country. To get there, Jaden has cut back on sugar and caffeine…

FL – Shooting Sports – Long-Range Shooting – In the Good Ol’ Summertime

PR NET May 21, 2018 – The Big Daddy of long-range shooting competition is the Precision Rifle Series or PRS  (www.precisionrifleseries.com). The vacations, blue skies, and warmer temperatures of summer mean … more time on the range, shooting!  And there are many, many opportunities during the summer months to hone your shooting skills and test those skills against your fellow shooters. All the while using state-of-the-art Ballistic, of…

AZ – Shooting Sports – Sharpshooter Sarah Schrade can handle her guns

KINGMAN DAILY MINER.COM May 17, 2018 – Sarah Schrade grew up a tomboy, chasing her older brother around on their dirt bikes and hanging out with his friends, as long as she was tolerable. And when they went quail hunting in the desert and some boy told her she shoots like a girl, well, she was proud to have resembled that remark. This 17-year-old girl with long, flowing brown…

CT – Shooting Sports – Ryan Cleckner Long-Range Shooting tips, AR-15 Maintenance, Shotgun Mounting Drill (VIDEOS)

NSSF.ORG May 17, 2018  Former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner explains how proper head and scope position is critical to consistent long-range shooting. Gunsite Academy instructor and gunsmith Cory Trapp demonstrates the proper way to field-strip, clean and lubricate an AR-15 carbine. Trapp also offers several important technical tips and hints for maintaining your modern sporting rifle, including lube points. 

WY – Shooting Sports – Wyoming State Hunting Championships set for Upton

RAPID CITY JOURNAL.COM May 17, 2018 – Of all high school state championships — football, golf, soccer, speech/debate, track and field, etc. — none are more “Wyoming” than the state hunting championships. The 11th annual Youth Hunter Education Challenge, will be June 9 at the Upton Gun Club. Young hunters do not need to qualify in a regional or district tournament to compete. All Wyoming youth 18 and under, and young…

NY – Shooting Sports – Bill to ban high school rifle teams just makes NRA’s case

BUFFALO NEWS.COM  May 16, 2018 – When 17-year-old Bailey Begovich puts on the stiff canvas jacket and pants that help stabilize muscles and minimize movement, she knows that such physical control is only part of the challenge when she aims her air rifle. But the chance to hone them could be in jeopardy thanks to an asinine bill from a downstate Assembly member who wants to ban air rifle …

Q&A with Kirsten Joy Weiss

NRA BLOG.COM From the Archives – In general to begin to prep or target shooting, I would say to look into a fairly accurate (around 1 moa which is roughly a 1 inch group at 100 yards, so half an inch roughly at 50 yards and so on) bolt action 22 lr with a consistent trigger. It is almost always better to start with iron sights rather than a…

Jon ‘Trick Shot’ Wilson, a World-class Gunslinger

GOOD MEN PROJECT.COM From the Archives – “The sport I’m in is called fast draw,” said Jon Wilson aka Trick Shot, 52 year old champion gunslinger from Pasadena, California. “What you’re doing is taking a single-action gun, a revolver, cocking it firing it as fast as you can off of a stimulus.” That stimulus is most often a light that signals shooter to draw and fire, yet it…

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