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AVOWED TRUMP SUPPORTER ARRESTED NEAR CAPITOL FOR CARRYING GUN; WOMAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING POLICE. A 22-YEAR-OLD VIRGINIA MAN WHOSE FACEBOOK PAGE FEATURES A PHOTO FROM THE JAN. 6 RIOT AT THE U.S. CAPITOL WAS ARRESTED NEAR THE CAPITOL COMPLEX SUNDAY, AND POLICE SAID HE WAS CARRYING THREE HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES, 37 ROUNDS OF UNREGISTERED AMMUNITION AND A GLOCK 22 FIREARM. SMALL GROUPS OF RIGHT-WING PROTESTERS — SOME OF THEM CARRYING RIFLES — GATHERED OUTSIDE HEAVILY FORTIFIED STATEHOUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY SUNDAY AS NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AND POLICE KEPT WATCH TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THE VIOLENCE THAT ERUPTED AT THE U.S. CAPITOL. THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF ANY CLASHES.‘THERE IS THIS STIGMA THAT IF YOU ARE BLACK AND THAT YOU HAVE A GUN THEN YOU ARE A CRIMINAL,’ SAID VANESSA HALL-HARPER. THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GUN ASSOCIATION HELD ITS FIRST MEETING ON SATURDAY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA IN AN EFFORT TO EDUCATE THE BLACK COMMUNITY ON GUN SAFETY AND PROTECTION.GUNS AND RANGE TRAINING CENTER IN WEST PALM BEACH IS SEEING A BOOM IN BUSINESS AS BUYERS FLOCK TO THE SHOOTING RANGE LOOKING TO BUY ARMS AND AMMO. MIKE SHKOP, THE OWNER OF THE CENTER SAYS THE RISE IN SALES NEARLY DOUBLED SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC.A CROWD OF ABOUT 100 PEOPLE, MANY OF THEM ARMED AND FOCUSED ON GUN RIGHTS, GATHERED PEACEFULLY OUTSIDE THE TEXAS CAPITOL GATES FOR A FEW HOURS SUNDAY IN A SCENE THAT IS FAIRLY COMMON IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN AT THE BEGINNING OF A LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND UNLIKE AUTHORITIES' WORST-CASE SCENARIO FEARS THAT PROTESTS COULD TURN VIOLENT DURING THE WEEKEND. BUT THOSE CONCERNS DID NOT COME TO PASS, AS A HEIGHTENED LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE WAS VISIBLE ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS AND PROTESTERS SPOKE OF BEING CONTACTED BY THE FBI BEFOREHAND. AS OF PRESS TIME SUNDAY, AUSTIN'S SMALL RALLY MIRRORED OTHER PROTESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT DAY.

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WA – TRAINING – Gun range remains shuttered under contempt-of-court ruling, upheld on appeal

KITSAP RIFLE AND REVOLVER CLUB, WHICH OWNS A SHOOTING RANGE ON SEABECK HIGHWAY, REMAINS IN CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR FAILING TO APPLY FOR PERMITS TO REPAIR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND BRING THE RANGE INTO CONFORMANCE WITH LAND-USE RULES. IN A 2-1 DECISION ISSUED TUESDAY, THE WASHINGTON STATE COURT OF APPEALS UPHELD THE CONTEMPT-OF-COURT ORDER IMPOSED BY PIERCE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, AN ORDER THAT PROHIBITS SHOOTING AT THE RANGE UNTIL THE CLUB ADDRESSES ONGOING LAND-USE ISSUES.

VA – TRAINING – How Physical Fitness Will Improve Competitive Shooting Performance

IT’S NO SECRET THAT SHOOTING REQUIRES ACCURATE USE OF SPECIFIC MUSCLES AND MUSCLE GROUPS. WHILE COMPETITIVE SHOOTERS WILL SPEND MANY HOURS AT GREAT EXPENSE WORKING ON THEIR MATCH RIGS, WE OFTEN FORGET ABOUT WHAT HAS TO DRIVE THAT GEAR. EXERCISE IS DRASTICALLY IMPORTANT TO VITALITY, AND BEING IN SHAPE WILL HELP INCREASE YOUR SCORES.

NV – TRAINING – The Best Bang for A Buck: Gun Blast Named Best Gun Range in Vegas for 2020

GUN BLAST VEGAS IS THE LATEST RECIPIENT TO BE ADDED TO RECEIVING AN AWARD FOR BEST GUN RANGE IN VEGAS FOR 2020. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD HAS OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW CONVERSATION REGARDING THE FUTURE OF MODERN GUN RANGES.

VA – TRAINING – Surviving The Ammo Shortage

THE CURRENT AMMUNITION CRUNCH HAS NOT ONLY RESTRICTED FACTORY AMMO AVAILABILITY BUT HAS ALSO RESULTED IN A SIGNIFICANT SHORTAGE OF PRIMERS AND COMPONENT BULLETS FOR RELOADERS. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS PRODUCT SHORTAGE IS PROJECTED TO LAST WELL INTO 2021. THIS HAS PUT A SERIOUS CRIMP INTO PRACTICE REGIMES AND HAS RESULTED IN MANY SHOOTERS LIMITING THEMSELVES TO DRY FIRING IN THE LIVING ROOM.

VA – TRAINING – New Restriction on Conceal Carry Training Starting January 1

ON JANUARY 1ST, 2021, SENATE BILL 263 AND THE IDENTICAL HOUSE BILL 264 GO INTO EFFECT. AS A RESULT, ELECTRONIC OR ONLINE FIREARM TRAINING COURSES WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED WITH NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE VIRGINIA CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT (CHP), TO SATISFY THE MANDATORY TRAINING REQUIREMENT. MANDATORY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ARE YET ANOTHER COST PROHIBITIVE MEASURE INTENDED TO ENSURE THAT LOWER INCOME AMERICANS ARE BARRED FROM DEFENDING THEMSELVES.

AL – TRAINING – Special Report: Firearms training for ladies only (VIDEO)

A LOCAL FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR WANTS TO MAKE SURE WOMEN ARE PROPERLY TRAINED TO USE FIREARMS. MELISSA RANKIN IS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO STARTED A FIREARMS TRAINING BUSINESS FOR WOMEN CALLED, “SHE’S A PISTOL.” RANKIN SAYS SHE STARTED GETTING REQUESTS FROM WOMEN TO LEARN HOW TO USE THE GUNS THEY PURCHASED. “LEARNING TO SHOOT IS PHYSICAL. I AM ABLE TO PUT MY HANDS ON THEM IN A WAY THAT MIGHT BE AWKWARD IF A MAN WAS DOING THAT,” RANKIN SAID.

VA – TRAINING – New Virginia law begins Jan. 1

THE AREA'S THREE LOCAL CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS ISSUED A PRESS RELEASE TUESDAY REMINDING GUN OWNERS THAT THE TRAINING REQUIREMENT TO APPLY FOR A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT IN VIRGINIA MUST BE IN-PERSON AND WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO BE COMPLETED ONLINE BEGINNING NEXT YEAR. A NEW BILL PASSED BY THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY REMOVED THE OPTION OF THE ONLINE TRAINING CERTIFICATION.

MO – TRAINING – New self-defense class for women led by law enforcement (VIDEO)

IT’S A PROGRAM THAT TEACHES MORE THAN EYE-GOUGING AND A WELL-PLACED KNEE. IT STARTS WITH WHAT YOU KNOW — OR EVEN WHAT YOU DON’T. THE NEW “F8” PROGRAM IS MEANT TO EQUIP WOMEN WITH THE MOVES AND KNOWLEDGE TO BE READY FOR A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS. RUN BY A TEAM OF FITNESS GURUS AND MEMBERS OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, IT IS MEANT TO TRAIN THE MIND AND BODY FOR SITUATIONAL SELF-DEFENSE ACROSS AN 8-WEEK COURSE. JULIE AST IS IN THE FIRST EVER GROUP OF 10 WOMEN TO GO THROUGH THE PROGRAM, AND THEY ARE CURRENTLY IN WEEK TWO.

CA – TRAINING – BLM Sacramento founder wants gun training for black community: ‘We need to be armed, we need to be safe’

BLACK LIVES MATTER SACRAMENTO IS TAKING NEW AIM IN THEIR EFFORTS TO KEEP THEIR COMMUNITY SAFE. THE GROUP IS LOOKING FOR SPONSORSHIPS TO GET BLACK COMMUNITY MEMBERS TRAINED IN GUN SAFETY. THEY ARE CALLING IT A HARSH REALIZATION IN A WORLD THAT FAILS TO PROTECT BLACK PEOPLE. “WE NEED TO BE ARMED. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT,” SAID BLACK LIVES MATTER SACRAMENTO FOUNDER TANYA FAISON. “GET PROTECTION IN THESE TIMES WHEN WE KNOW WE CANNOT CALL THE POLICE FOR HELP AND WHERE WE KNOW THAT WE NEED TO STAY SAFE BECAUSE IT IS A REALLY VOLATILE TIME RIGHT NOW,” SHE EXPLAINED.

CA –TRAINING- BLM Sacramento Activist Seeking Gun Training: ‘We Need To Be Armed, We Need To Be Safe’

BLACK LIVES MATTER SACRAMENTO IS TAKING NEW AIM IN THEIR EFFORTS TO KEEP THEIR COMMUNITY SAFE. THE GROUP IS LOOKING FOR SPONSORSHIPS TO GET THEIR MEMBERS TRAINED IN GUN SAFETY. THEY ARE CALLING IT A HARSH REALIZATION IN A WORLD THAT FAILS TO PROTECT BLACK PEOPLE. “WE NEED TO BE ARMED. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT,” SAID BLACK LIVES MATTER SACRAMENTO FOUNDER TANYA FAISON. FOR MONTHS, PROTESTS, CALLS FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONCERNS OVER WHITE SUPREMACY HAVE BEEN A TOP PRIORITY FOR FAISON. NOW SHE IS MAKING A NEW CALL TO THE PUBLIC. “GET PROTECTION IN THESE TIMES WHEN WE KNOW WE CANNOT CALL THE POLICE FOR HELP AND WHERE WE KNOW THAT WE NEED TO STAY SAFE BECAUSE IT IS A REALLY VOLATILE TIME RIGHT NOW,” SHE EXPLAINED.

OK – GUN RIGHTS – TAKING AIM: Sentimental value of guns

WE ALL (GUN OWNERS, THAT IS) SEEM TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE. THAT FIREARM, BE IT PISTOL, RIFLE, OR SHOTGUN, WHICH JUST PLAIN, “AIN’T FOR SALE!” THE SENTIMENTAL FIREARM ISN’T NECESSARILY A VALUABLE FIREARM. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, IT CAN BE FOUND ON THE LOWER END OF THE FIREARM DOLLAR SCALE DUE TO ITS AGE, SCRUFFINESS, OR INITIAL PURPOSE, WHICH IS REFLECTED BY VALUE. FOR INSTANCE, A WEATHER BEATEN, SINGLE SHOT, J.C. HIGGINS BOLT ACTION .22 DIDN’T COST MUCH PURCHASED NEW. BUT IF IT CAME DOWN FROM GRANDFATHER TO SON TO GRANDSON, WELL, IT INHERENTLY GAINS VALUE.

CA – TRAINING – California man, 28, accused of driving into crowd of BLM protesters ‘had amassed stockpile of guns and set up a civil disobedience training camp at his family’s 30-acre vineyard’ (VIDEO)

A CALIFORNIA MAN WHO DROVE INTO A CROWD OF BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS IN MAY WAS COLLECTING WEAPONS AND PLANNED TO TRANSFORM HIS FAMILY VINEYARD INTO A CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE 'TRAINING CAMP', FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ALLEGE. BENJAMIN JONG REN HUNG, 28, WAS ARRESTED ON SEPTEMBER 23 AND CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING TO VIOLATE FIREARMS LAWS AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY ORGANIZED TO TRANSPORT WEAPONS ACROSS STATE LINES FROM OREGON TO CALIFORNIA. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN ARRESTED ON MAY 31 AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY DROVE HIS TRUCK LOADED WITH WEAPONS INTO A CROWD OF PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED IN PASADENA.

MN – TRAINING – Changes in lead regulations may doom Willmar indoor gun range

The future of the indoor gun range at the Willmar War Memorial Auditorium is in doubt after the federal government changed its standards on lead contamination. The standard for allowable lead dust in the air is being lowered from its current 50 parts per million to 10 parts per million. Mayor Marv Calvin says the best they’ve ever seen during the bi-annual cleanings of the range is 20 parts…

INT’L – TRAINING – NRAI receives request from chief coaches to organize shooting camp

NEW DELHI: THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (NRAI) HAS RECEIVED A REQUEST FROM THE CHIEF COACHES IN RIFLE, PISTOL AND SHOTGUN DISCIPLINES TO ORGANISE A ONE-MONTH CAMP FOR THE OLYMPICS CORE GROUP TO ENSURE BETTER PREPARATION. NRAI HAD POSTPONED THE COMPULSORY TRAINING CAMP FOR ITS CORE GROUP PLANNED FROM AUGUST 1 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. HOWEVER, A HANDFUL OF SHOOTERS WHO ARE PART OF THE CORE GROUP HAVE BEEN TRAINING ON THEIR OWN AT DR KARNI SINGH SHOOTING RANGE SINCE THE FACILITY WAS REOPENED FOR USE ON JULY 8.

NV – TRAINING – Practice makes perfect on shooting range

Nevada’s archery hunting seasons for big game are well underway, and that means firearm seasons are just around the corner. Which also means it is time for those who hunt with firearms to invest some of their time at the shooting range. The legendary Jack O’Connor, respected by many as one of the great gun writers, often wrote about the importance of sighting in one’s hunting rifle in preparation…

AZ – TRAINING – Proposed Tucson-area shooting range could be much larger, more controversial than expected

The Tucson Rod and Gun Club’s proposed shooting range could be a complex of five facilities in one, providing space for rifle and pistol shooters, shotgun shooters, archers and practitioners of individual and group marksmanship. Proposed for Redington Pass, the range also would place a long list of auxiliary facilities in now-remote desert along Redington Pass Road. The range would lie about 4 miles northeast of where the pavement…

DE – TRAINING – Firearms/shooting safety on target for Family Day at the Range

A LOCAL RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB AND A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ARE TEAMING UP ON AN EVENT FOCUSING ON FIREARMS/SHOOTING SAFETY LINKED TO ALL-AROUND FAMILY FUN. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION AND AUGUST NATIONAL SHOOTING MONTH, THE BRIDGEVILLE, DELAWARE RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB AND BKK FIREARMS/BKK DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS WILL HOST FAMILY DAY AT THE RANGE SATURDAY. AUG. 29. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THE EVENT WILL RUN FROM 10 A.M. 5 P.M. AT THE BRIDGEVILLE RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB.

AZ – TRAINING – Women gun ownership spikes amid COVID-19, protests

SINCE MARCH, MANY INDUSTRIES HAVE COME TO A STUTTERING HALT OR HAD TO ADJUST THEIR OPERATIONS QUICKLY TO REMAIN AFLOAT AMID COVID-19. HOWEVER, THE WEAPONS INDUSTRY, PARTICULARLY GUN OWNERSHIP AMONG BOTH WOMEN AND MEN, HAS SEEN A HUGE SPIKE AMID THE PANDEMIC AND NATIONWIDE PROTESTS. AN ESTIMATED 46.3 PERCENT OF ADULTS OWN GUNS IN ARIZONA IN 2020. WOMEN GUN OWNERSHIP ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN 20 PERCENT OF GUN OWNERS NATIONWIDE.

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