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TX – Gun Crime – How drug cartels get American guns into Mexico

HOUSTON CHRONICLE March 23, 2017 – Guns aren’t so easy to come by in Mexico, but the United States is a different story. That’s why, federal prosecutors say, Mexican drug cartels turn to what are called “straw purchases” to arm themselves. Basically, the cartels pay people with clean criminal records in Texas and other states to buy the weapons of choice, then smuggle them into Mexico in exchange for…

AR – Gun Rights – New Arkansas state law will allow concealed weapons inside Razorback Stadium

GRIDIRON NOW.COM March 22, 2017 – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a gun rights measure into law Wednesday that will allow concealed handguns at state colleges, including athletic venues like Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The measure allows someone to carry concealed handguns at the venues if they undergo up to eight hours of active shooter training. The law, known as HB1249, goes into effect on Sept. 1, though…

AK – At Issue – A hunter does some soul-searching on the issue of toxic ammo

ALASKA DISPATCH NEWS.COM March 22, 2017 – We had flown into duck country early in the afternoon with plenty of time to get camp in shape before the evening hunt. Once all was in order, we sat out front of the cabin in camp chairs, two Labrador retrievers laying between us, waiting a bit before we headed out to a favorite pond for the evening flight. A narrow tidal…

SC – Retailers – Recently deployed 3xLOGIC Thermal Cameras Keep Hyatt Guns One Step Ahead of the Bad Guys

BENZINGA.COM March 22, 2017 – 3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions, today announced that Hyatt Guns, the largest gun speciality store in the US, has deployed 3xLOGIC thermal cameras to significantly increase security for the store. Sonitrol Carolinas installed the thermal cameras and oversees video monitoring of the cameras and other on-going needs. Larry Hyatt chose 3xLOGIC cameras to increase surveillance capability for his shop’s…

CA – Courts – California Supreme Court to rule on gun law

SF GATE.COM March 22, 2017 – The state Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether gun manufacturers have the right to challenge a California law requiring identifying microstamps on bullets fired from semiautomatic pistols, a requirement the manufacturers claim can’t be met with current technology. A state appeals court had ruled in December that gun groups could present evidence to support their suit seeking to overturn the law, an exception to…

MT – Hunting – Referendum to constitutionally protect hunting, fishing and trapping passes committee

BILLINGS GAZETTE.COM March 22, 2017 – HELENA — A referendum that would ask voters if the right to hunt, fish and trap should be expressly stated in the Montana Constitution narrowly cleared committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 236, brought by Sen. Jennifer Fielder, R-Thompson Falls, underwent a number of changes through amendment between its hearing on Feb. 16 and the Senate Fish and Game Committee’s vote on Tuesday. The hearing included opposition…

OH – Self-Protection – Now you can bring your gun to work — under certain conditions

NORWALK REFLECTOR.COM March 22, 2017 –  A new Ohio law began Tuesday, allowing employees to bring guns to company parking lots and licensed Ohioans to carry concealed guns to more places. Employers can still ban weapons inside their businesses, but they can no longer prohibit concealed carry permit holders from leaving firearms locked in their personal vehicles parked on company property. The new law also grants civil immunity to…

DC – Politics – Neil Gorsuch Backs Supreme Court’s Key Gun Rights Ruling As ‘The Law Of The Land’

HUFFINGTON POST.COM March 21, 2017 – Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, said Tuesday that the court’s 2008 decision declaring a fundamental right to possess guns for self-defense in the home is settled law.  “ Heller is the law of the land,” Gorsuch told Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on the second day of his confirmation hearing. “Whatever is in Heller is the law, and I follow…

RI – Gun Crime – Tracing a bullet to its gun faster than ever before (VIDEO)

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL.COM March 21, 2017 –  One night last September, a stranger pulled a gun on another man in Washington Park and started shooting when he didn’t give up his jewelry fast enough. As the victim, a man from Boston, recovered at the hospital, detectives seized three shell casings from the blood-spattered scene. Ten days later, police were patrolling by a gang house in the neighborhood when they saw…

TN – Hunting – 2017 Young Sportsman Spring Turkey Hunt Is March 25-26; Statewide Season Opens April 1

THE CHATTANOOGAN.COM March 20, 2017 – Tennessee’s 2017 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 1, and continues through Sunday, May 14. The state young sportsman hunt for youth ages 6-16 is March 25-26. Spring turkey harvest numbers have been consistent for a number of years in Tennessee. Tennessee turkey hunters have passed the 30,000 harvest mark for 14 consecutive years during the spring hunting season.  [full…

VA – Opinion – 10,000+ Gun Stockpile PROVES Criminals Always Get Around Useless Gun Control Laws (While Law Abiding Citizens Are Sitting Ducks!)

PREPARED GUN OWNERS.COM March 21, 2017 – There are still millions of people in America that think simply banning guns will make it so that criminals and terrorists can’t access them. That, my friends, is just dumb. One of the easiest ways to prove or disprove this assertion is to simply look at other countries in the world that — unlike the USA — have practically banned guns and…

CT – Industry Insider – Gun Industry Still Sees Strong Sales Despite Drop Off

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON March 20, 2017 – Industry leaders pushed back Monday on reports that gun sales entered a severe slump after the election of President Donald Trump. “Reports of the industry’s demise are greatly exaggerated,” Michael Bazinet, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, told the Washington Free Beacon. While the pace of firearms-related background checks conducted by the FBI—a strong but not exact barometer of gun sales—has fallen…

Nat’l – Training – If your gun falls, let it drop

EXCLUSIVE.MULTIBRIEFS.COM March 20, 2017 – An “oops” moment. We’ve all had them and will likely have them again. While shooting at stage at the Short Range Match, I was drawing my pistol from concealment. I normally carry with a loose-fitting shirt and the shirt tail out covering the pistol, so that is how I was shooting the match. If you happen to lose control of your pistol while it is…

CT – Self-Protection – The number of gun permits in one deep blue state skyrocketed last year — and for good reason

THE BLAZE.COM March 20, 2017 – The state of Connecticut in 2016 had an extremely high uptick in the number of gun permits issued, recent reports reveal. According to WTIC-TV’s account of a Norwich Bulletin report, state police issued 30,000 pistol permits last year — an increase of 73 percent — from 2015 when 17,000 permits were issued. Gun owners told the Bulletin that they attribute the increase to fears that then-Democratic presidential candidate…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Accidental shootings at all-time low of 489, gun sales highest ever

WASHINGTON EXAMINER March 20, 2017 – Despite gun sales reaching record numbers in the last two years, accidental gun shootings are at an all-time low, a surprising finding by the National Safety Council. In its annual “Injury Facts” report, the group put accidental gun deaths in 2015 at 489. That is the lowest since 1903, when record-keeping began and a 17 percent one-year drop. “That’s about three-tenths of 1 percent…

DC – Politics – Trump could help concealed carry gun legislation become law

WASHINGTON EXAMINER March 20, 2016 – Two Republican lawmakers are optimistic that they will be able to pass new legislation requiring states to recognize concealed carry permits from other states, an attempt to move the issue forward after years of inaction in Congress. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., are moving forward with a bicameral push to enact a new law on what is called concealed…

Nat’l – Retailers – Gun dealers face lagging sales with Obama out of White House

WASHINGTON TIMES March 19, 2017 – Second Amendment advocates and those in the industry say sales remain relatively high but that they are working to retool their marketing in a post-Obama world. “Retailers that experienced panic buying in the past are hitting the reset button to compete in an altered selling environment, one that demands more planning and forward thinking to maintain a consistent bottom line,” Peter B. Mathiesen…

VA – Gun Control – With recent gun bust renewing calls for ‘one-gun-a-month’ limit, a look at how effective the repealed law was

RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH March 19, 2017 – The shutdown of a gun ring supplied with more than 200 guns bought in Virginia for resale in New York City has reinvigorated calls for a state law that limits handgun purchases to one per month. Proponents wanting to restore a so-called “one-gun-a-month” measure in Virginia say it would stifle the flow of guns from the state to crime scenes elsewhere, and…

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