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BRING ON THE TURKEY — BUT MAYBE HOLD THE POLITICS. THANKSGIVING IS GLENN ROGERS' FAVORITE HOLIDAY, WHEN PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS TO CELEBRATE FROM THE PAST YEAR. IF YOU FAMILY’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS MIXED, DON’T BRING UP THE SUBJECT OF GUNS OR TRUMP.FOUR ARMED MEN PARTICIPATED IN A ROBBERY AND MURDER SCHEME IN A #GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN HOME ON SEPTEMBER 19. THEY INTENDED TO ROB THE PREMISES AND KILL WHOEVER THEY FOUND INSIDE. THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED BY AN ARMED RESIDENT WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO OF THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HERALD.THE U.S. ARMY IS SELLING SOME OF ITS MOST POWERFUL GUNS (AND YOU CAN BUY ONE). THE .45 ACP M1911A1 PISTOL HAS SERVED THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IN EVERY WAR ZONE AND HOTSPOT ON THE PLANET — AND THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL DEFENSE BUDGET, IT WILL SERVE CIVILIANS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE OCT. 1 MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS FILED FIVE LAWSUITS ON MONDAY IN A CALIFORNIA COURT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE HOTEL FROM WHICH THE GUNMAN FIRED, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL HE TARGETED AND THE KILLER’S ESTATE.IT'S WELL-KNOWN THAT GUN INDUSTRY SALES ARE RUNNING SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE, BUT NOW THEY'RE ALSO STARTING TO SERIOUSLY LAG 2015'S RATE, AND THAT MEANS FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS COULD FACE AN EVEN MORE PERILOUS SLUMP THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED. WITHOUT THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION MAKING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, THE U.S. MARKET WILL LIKELY SEE FURTHER STEEP SALES DECLINES. FORTUNATELY, FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS MAY FIND SALVATION OVERSEAS.

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The American Indian foundation of American gun culture

WASHINGTON POST November 21, 2017 – It is widely agreed that the United States has an exceptional gun culture. Although Great Britain is America’s “mother country,” the two nations have very different arms cultures. Why so? Historically, two reasons were especially important in the early colonial period: 1. The practical differences between conditions in America and in Great Britain. 2. The influence of American Indians.  [full…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

FOX CAROLINA.COM November 22, 2017 – Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. 

MI – Self-Protection – Four men tried to rob and kill an MI marijuana grower, two robbers shot dead

BLASTING NEWS.COM November 22, 2017 – Four armed men participated in a robbery and murder scheme in a #Greenleaf Township, Michigan home on September 19. They intended to rob the premises and kill whoever they found inside. Their plans were thwarted by an armed resident who shot and killed two of the men according to The Times Herald. 

OK – Home Defense – TAKING AIM: Arm’s length is far too close

STILLWATER NEWS PRESS November 22, 2017 – It’s a homeowner’s nightmare: something goes bump in the night and you’re pretty sure you put the cat out. Nonetheless, you pick up your trusty sidearm and descend the stairs. You move quietly to the light switch next to the door and flip it on. It takes a moment for your brain to register that there is indeed someone in your home….

Nat’l – Gun News – The U.S. Army Is Selling Some of Its Most Powerful Guns (and You Can Buy One)

NATIONAL INTEREST.ORG November 21, 2017 – The .45 ACP M1911A1 pistol has served the U.S. armed forces for more than a century in every war zone and hotspot on the planet — and thanks to this year’s federal defense budget, it will serve civilians for the foreseeable future.  

CA – Retailers – Arroyo Grande gun shop fills with supporters after owners’ arrests

KSBY.COM November 21, 2017 – Owners of a gun shop in Arroyo Grande re-opened their doors Tuesday after being arrested on suspicion of possessing assault weapons. While an investigation remains ongoing by the Department of Justice, supporters of the shop filled the business to help in any way they can. Supporters of the local business are now holding fundraisers to help the couple through their legal battle. 

DC – Self-Protection – This church has a warning for visitors: ‘WE ARE HEAVILY ARMED — The Pastors’

WASHINGTON POST November 21, 2017 – The signs on the 21-year-old nondenominational church are about a year old, but caught national attention on social media after Howard-Browne’s post was covered by news outlets in the weeks after the Sutherland Springs shooting. The post has received both praise and criticism. 

CA – Gun News – Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuits in California court

REUTERS.COM November 20, 2017 – Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits on Monday in a California court against the operators of the hotel from which the gunman fired, the organizers of the country music festival he targeted and the killer’s estate. 

Nat’l – Gun Control – Rancho Tehama Gunman Proved Gun Bans Cannot Stop Determined Attacker

BREITBART.COM November 20, 2017 – The Rancho Tehama gunman who killed five people and opened fire on a school proved anew that gun bans cannot stop a determined attacker. After all, guns are banned from California K-12 campuses, but that did not stop Kevin Neal from transporting a gun to the school and opening fire. 

Nat’l – Industry Insider – Is the Gun Market’s Recovery Based Overseas?

MOTLEY FOOL.COM November 20, 2017 – It’s well-known that gun industry sales are running slower than last year’s record pace, but now they’re also starting to seriously lag 2015’s rate, and that means firearms manufacturers could face an even more perilous slump than previously feared. Without the threat of significant gun control legislation making it through Congress, the U.S. market will likely see further steep sales declines. Fortunately, firearms…

If you think mass shootings are becoming more frequent, and worse — you’re right

LOS ANGELES TIMES November 20, 2017 – These days, it seems as if mass shootings in the U.S. are occurring with increasing frequency and producing ever higher death tolls. Did we say “seems”? Actually, that impression is the truth. William P. Gardner has compiled the data in graph form, and they show a distinct increase in the frequency of mass killings — or, to put it another way, a…

Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy

THE HILL.COM November 20, 2017 – President Trump surprised conservationists and hunting advocates late Friday when he took to Twitter to halt his administration’s decision to allow imports of elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. Since being announced Wednesday by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the policy on animal parts like heads and tusks generated strong pushback from numerous corners.

Int’l – Gun rights – 10 Countries Where It’s the Easiest to Own Guns

TOPTENZ.COM November 20, 2017 – In 2007, the Small Arms Survey estimated that there were 650 million civilian-held guns in the world. Unless we all fell asleep and somehow missed a coordinated global melting down of guns, that number has certainly risen. Yep, our planet is awash in guns for all uses: from sport, to hunting, to recreation, to personal safety.

Nat’l – Media – Gun ads continue after mass shootings but with new scrutiny

HOUSTON CHRONICLE  November 20, 2017 – The ads leap out from the pages of almost any gun magazine: Soldiers wearing greasepaint and camouflage wield military-style rifles depicted as essential to the American way of life. A promotional spot by the Mossberg brand boasts of weapons “engineered to the specs of freedom and independence.” 

Nat’l – Self-Protection – In Response to Increased Mass Shootings, Police Are Now Training Clergy on Active Shooters (VIDEO)

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW.COM November 20, 2017 – Twenty years ago, no one could have imagined that terrorism would one day look like someone walking into a church with an assault weapon and shooting as many people as possible. Police in Gloucester Township, New Jersey, are offering free training to any priest or clergy member who would like it.

Nat’l – Gun Control – Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group: Las Vegas Shooting Reveals Need for Muzzleloader Regulation

BREITBART.COM November 20, 2017 – Gun control proponent Gabby Giffords is pushing for new regulations on muzzleloaders while Senate Democrats are pushing an all-out ban on “assault weapons.” Giffords’ gun control group suggests that single shot rifles could prove to be “the next bump stock” unless action is taken to regulate them. 

TX – Retailers – This store is giving away guns to kick off the Christmas shopping season

FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM November 20, 2017 – You might say Cabela’s is kicking off the Christmas shopping season with a bang. The outdoors mega-retailer in far north Fort Worth plans to give away guns to a small number of shoppers to kick off its Black Friday sales. The store will open at 5 a.m. Friday, and the first 600 people age 18 and over in line will receive “mystery envelopes” containing…

CT – Industry Insider – Giving A Firearm As A Gift? Some Reminders From NSSF

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG November 20, 2017 – The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, or collectors, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others. What better way to do that than to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend or relative? Remember, however, there are a few things you should consider before gifting someone a firearm. 

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BREAKING :
BRING ON THE TURKEY — BUT MAYBE HOLD THE POLITICS. THANKSGIVING IS GLENN ROGERS' FAVORITE HOLIDAY, WHEN PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS TO CELEBRATE FROM THE PAST YEAR. IF YOU FAMILY’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS MIXED, DON’T BRING UP THE SUBJECT OF GUNS OR TRUMP.FOUR ARMED MEN PARTICIPATED IN A ROBBERY AND MURDER SCHEME IN A #GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN HOME ON SEPTEMBER 19. THEY INTENDED TO ROB THE PREMISES AND KILL WHOEVER THEY FOUND INSIDE. THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED BY AN ARMED RESIDENT WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO OF THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HERALD.THE U.S. ARMY IS SELLING SOME OF ITS MOST POWERFUL GUNS (AND YOU CAN BUY ONE). THE .45 ACP M1911A1 PISTOL HAS SERVED THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IN EVERY WAR ZONE AND HOTSPOT ON THE PLANET — AND THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL DEFENSE BUDGET, IT WILL SERVE CIVILIANS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE OCT. 1 MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS FILED FIVE LAWSUITS ON MONDAY IN A CALIFORNIA COURT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE HOTEL FROM WHICH THE GUNMAN FIRED, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL HE TARGETED AND THE KILLER’S ESTATE.IT'S WELL-KNOWN THAT GUN INDUSTRY SALES ARE RUNNING SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE, BUT NOW THEY'RE ALSO STARTING TO SERIOUSLY LAG 2015'S RATE, AND THAT MEANS FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS COULD FACE AN EVEN MORE PERILOUS SLUMP THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED. WITHOUT THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION MAKING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, THE U.S. MARKET WILL LIKELY SEE FURTHER STEEP SALES DECLINES. FORTUNATELY, FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS MAY FIND SALVATION OVERSEAS.