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Democrats should embrace FBI background check for voters and gun purchasers alike

THE HILL.COM September 22, 2017 – Background checks are required for so many things from getting a job to buying a gun. But despite legitimate concerns about voting by illegal aliens and felons, Democrats become outraged by the mention of checks for voting. Last week, in testimony to the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, I suggested using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to screen for…

AK – Feature – Duck! Duck! Miss!: No luck on the hunt, but decoy retrieval nets dinner

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER September 22, 2017 – The ducks around Fairbanks were more scared than I was hungry. Over 12 hours of hunting in lakes around Fairbanks this month, I didn’t kill any ducks and only got to take a half-dozen shots. But I did get to taste my first mallard — a thank you duck from another hunter after I helped rescue an escaped decoy. Duck hunting doesn’t get as much…

CO – SHOOTING SPORTS – Colorado’s Centennial Gun Club Earns Highest NSSF Approval Rating

NSSF.ORG September 21, 2017 – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has awarded Colorado’s Centennial Gun Club its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence. Located in the town of Centennial, an active southeast suburb of Denver noted for being one of the safest cities in the country, Centennial Gun Club was founded in 2012 by Richard Abramson. Centennial…

IA – Hunting – New rifle law seen as boon for Iowa deer hunting, gun shops

DES MOINES REGISTER September 21, 2017 – Iowa hunters can legally shoot deer this fall with rifles using straight wall cartridges, and gun shop owners are reporting brisk sales of ammunition and new firearms. Mike Sporer says he plans to hunt deer in rural Marion County with eight longtime friends. He expects all nine of them to carry rifles instead of shotguns that fire slugs. Straight wall cartridge rifles are the same caliber and use the…

Nat’l – Gun Control – Bloomberg Columnist Noah Smith: Gun Control No Way to Reduce Violent Crime

BREITBART.COM September 21, 2017 – Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith claims there are four ways to reduce violent crime–and gun control is not one of them. Smith admits that gun control is a go-to solution for many on the left, yet he “doubts large-scale gun control could do that much to reduce crime.” In fact, Smith writes, “There are a lot of guns already in circulation, and as the drug market…

OH – Gun Rights – Ohio ranks 8th among U.S. states in registered weapons; gun manufacturing near record high, ATF says (VIDEO)

CLEVELAND.COM September 21, 2017 – The number of guns manufactured in the U.S. spiked in the past five years and has remained near-record levels ever since, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In Ohio, there were 173,405 short-barreled rifles and shotguns, machine guns, silencers, explosives and other weapons registered in 2017, the eighth-highest total across the U.S. The state is…

UT – Gun Control – Gun lobby complaints fail to stop hike in concealed-weapons permit fee

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE September 21, 2017 – Legislators have taken a first step to write into law a $20 hike in fees to obtain a concealed weapons permit — which gun enthusiasts say state administrators imposed illegally last month and continue to charge despite dubious authority. The bill approved in committee this week would raise fees for permit renewals, not just original applications. The National Rifle Association and the Utah Shooting Sports…

NY – Industry Insider – No federal gun control for new silencer-muzzleloader

WENY ABC/CBS September 21, 2017 – NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — There’s a new firearm on the market with an attached silencer that is not covered by federal gun control laws because it’s not considered a gun and it’s not considered a silencer. The Maxim 50 from SilencerCo, a silencer manufacturer in Utah, is a .50-caliber muzzleloader, a modern version of the single-shot muskets used in the Revolutionary War. But…

DC – Politics – House GOP pushes to loosen gun rules

POLITICO.COM September 21, 2017 – House GOP leaders are moving forward with plans to vote on two gun-related measures in the coming weeks, the first time Congress has taken up the controversial issue since Donald Trump became president. A bill easing regulations on the purchases of gun silencers — also known as suppressors — could reach the House floor as early as next week. In the Senate, Democrats will…

MA – Shooting Sports – Savage Shooters Dominate Long-Range Competitions

PR NET September 21, 2017 – Shooters armed with Savage rifles are a force to be reckoned with in local, regional and national competitions across the continent. Thanks to Savage Arms’ longstanding commitment to world-class accuracy and reliability, competitors who choose Savage products routinely claim top scores and trophies. For example, Savage shooters took three of the top five places in the 1,000-yard F/TR Division at the Northern Rockies…

VA – Opinion – Should Medics Carry Guns?

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) September 21, 2017 – Should those we entrust to save our lives be denied the right to protect their own? Some lawmakers in Ohio don’t think so. Last week, they advanced a bill regarding whether the state should forbid first responders from being armed for a full floor debate. House Bill 79 applies exclusively to tactical medics, and would allow them to be armed after extensive training and…

GA – Retailers – Gun Shop Suit Aims to Protect ‘Priceless’ Weapons Seized Over Tax Debt

DAILY REPORT ONLINE.COM – September 20, 2017 – A Macon gun shop is seeking an emergency injunction to protect what it claims are millions of dollars’ worth of rare guns—including a Colt M16 once handled by President John F. Kennedy—that were seized by Georgia revenue agents over less than $150,000 in unpaid taxes. According to an emergency petition filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court, agents with the state Department of…

Ethical gun dealer? Machine-gun giant Heckler & Koch will no longer sell in ‘crisis regions.’

WASHINGTON POST September 21, 2017 – Heckler & Koch’s pistols and submachine guns are among the most legendary firearms in the world. While the Colt .45 Single Action Army — nicknamed the “peacemaker” — epitomized the American Old West, and Mikhail Kalashnikov’s AK-47 grew into a visual shorthand for the 20th Century’s Cold War hangover, Heckler & Koch’s products — sleek and black, a favorite of SWAT teams and Special Operations units — are recognizable across…

WA – LE – Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns

DAILY CALLER.COM September 20, 2017 – A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Seattle police can only use force “proportional” to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Department’s ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates under the Obama administration that required police to use only “objectively reasonable force, proportional to…

YOUR TURN – September 20, 2017 – Is 3D Printing Airsoft Guns a Reality?

Editor’s Note: Your Turn is a feature wherein we provide space for readers to share their thoughts, ideas and opinions which are their own and not necessarily those of GunProPlus.

By Michael Kellar — As an airsoft passionate and a 3D printing aficionado, I can’t complain with regards to the wonderful technological times we’re living. I am at the perfect crossroad between technology and airsoft popularity! With the technological development that happened…

IL – Self-Protection – An Anti-Violence Activist Shares Her Reason For Buying A Gun (AUDIO)

NPR.ORG (Transcript) September 20, 2017 – Every other hour is roughly how often someone gets shot in Chicago since a surge of violence began last year. It’s also the name of a yearlong series on gun violence from our member station there, WBEZ. We’ve been focusing this week on who picks up a gun and why. Today – the story of a woman who was wrapped up in gang…

OH – Self-Protection – Md. Teachers Take Firearms Training In Response To Uptick In School Shootings (VIDEO)

BALTIMORE.CBS LOCAL.COM September 20, 2017 – Some Maryland teachers who believe the answer to school shootings is to arm themselves, are taking a firearms training course in Ohio. The Maryland teachers are among 1,000 educators from 12 states in a three-day firearms course in rural Ohio, called “Faster Saves Lives.” Instructors test participants on taking down a gunman and treating wounds.

NY – Gun Control – Gun buybacks get headlines, but there’s no evidence they reduce crime, researchers say

THE BUFFALO NEWS September 20, 2017 – Gun buybacks have been held in the United States since the early 1990s based on the premise that taking firearms off the street will help make communities safer. Academic research into the subject, however, has found no evidence that these events actually contribute to a reduction in crime. So when people line up outside the old Niagara Falls police headquarters on Thursday to turn…

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