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Crossbow Popularity Gaining

LIVE OUTDOORS.COM From the Archives – Anyone paying attention to current hunting fads has noticed crossbows popping up all over the hunting industry’s radar. Crossbows have been used for centuries; however, modern materials and manufacturing methods have improved both the crossbow’s performance and its popularity. More and more hunters are adding crossbows to their hunting arsenals, and if you are one of the curious, you will need to weigh the…

DE – Gun Control – Assault weapons ban failed because opponents showed up

DELAWARE ONLINE.COM June 22, 2018 – It’s an old cliche about politics, but it’s true: decisions are made by those who show up. If you want to know why Delaware Democrats couldn’t even get an assault weapons ban on the Senate floor for a vote, here’s why: gun owners are the ones who showed up. Look no further than the packed Senate chambers on Tuesday’s vote. Opponents of the ban far…

NYC – Self-Protection – NYPD sued for not disclosing info on Trump family gun permits

NEW YORK POST June 22, 2018 – The NYPD is refusing to disclose information about handgun licenses held by Donald Trump and his two eldest sons, citing privacy and safety concerns, according to a new lawsuit. A news and opinion website called the Daily Dot tried to obtain the records through a state Freedom of Information Law request in January. But NYPD Lt. Richard Mantellino said the request was…

NYC – Media – Why we’re suing the NYPD for Donald Trump’s concealed carry application

THE DAILY DOT.COM June 22, 2018 – Early in his campaign for president, Donald Trump stood before a crowd of fans and declared he could “shoot someone on the middle of Fifth Avenue” and not lose any supporters. The president has penchant for hyperbole, but he does own a firearm. Trump is licensed to own and carry a handgun in New York City, and yesterday, the Daily Dot filed a lawsuit against the NYPD under the…

CT – Industry Insider – Delaware Semi-Auto Rifle Ban Defeated – Again

Sponsored – NSSF.ORG June 22, 2018 – The Delaware State Senate voted this week 10-9 not to suspend the rules to take up SB 163, an onerous ban on nearly all semi-automatic rifles. This occurred just one week after the Judicial and Community Affairs Committee voted 3-2 against the bill, which should have meant its defeat. Bill sponsor Sen. Bryan Townsend (D-Newark) had other ideas, however, and sought a…

Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

WNCW.ORG (NPR) June 22, 2018 – For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids,” says Lori Alhadeff. “On Valentine’s Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist.” The debate in many ways comes down to this: What’s more important — cold steel or warm hugs? Harsh consequences or second…

IA – Self-Protection – Active shooter training comes to the courthouse

WCFCOURIER.COM June 22, 2018 – Sometimes the thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a room full of good guys hurling staplers, fire extinguishers and computer terminals. Or, for safety reasons, tennis balls. That was the case Thursday as the Black Hawk County Courthouse was closed for half a day of active shooter training. As a mock assailant armed with an airsoft pistol stalked the…

NJ – Gun Rights – Gun-Rights Group Files Motion to Block NJ Ammunition Confiscation Scheme as Lawsuit Proceeds

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM June 22, 2018 – The local gun-rights group challenging New Jersey’s effort to ban and confiscate ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds filed a motion on Thursday to block enforcement of the law while their challenge proceeds. The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs asked the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to keep the state from enforcing the ban while…

Nat’l – Opinion – Time for a History Lesson About Gun Control

TOWNHALL.COM June 22, 2018 – Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) just introduced a bill in Congress that would do just that – create a national registry of all firearm owners. The other objective is a ban on “assault weapons,” which have been defined in contradictory, bizarre, ways.  The American Medical Association has just reaffirmed its endorsement of such a ban, including the confiscation of all such firearms from Americans at…

TX – Gun Control – Grand Prairie man who used 3-D printer to make gun is convicted on firearms charges

DALLAS MORNING NEWS June 21, 2018 – A Grand Prairie man prohibited from having a gun was convicted Wednesday on firearms charges after he shot a rifle that had a component made by a 3-D printer.  Following a two-day trial, a federal jury convicted Eric Gerard McGinnis of possessing an unregistered short-barreled rifle and unlawfully possessing ammunition while subject to an active protective order, said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox…

OH – Gun Rights – Gun rights groups sue Columbus over bump stock ban (VIDEO)

MY FOX 28 COLUMBUS.COM June 21, 2018 – There’s a legal fight heading to court over the City of Columbus’s recent gun regulations. City Council members passed legislation this spring to ban bump stocks as well as keep guns away from people who have been convicted of domestic violence offenses. Two gun rights group sued Thursday arguing the City wasn’t allowed to regulate guns in any way under Ohio…

Nat’l – Media – Fear Becomes a Rule: Why YouTube Just Can’t Handle Some Gun Videos

LEGAL READER.COM June 21, 2018 – In late March this year, YouTube waded into the gun control fray by quietly announcing a change in its policy regarding firearms-related content. Though the site already prohibited direct sale of firearms, they gave gun vloggers one month to tailor their videos to the new guidelines or get out. In short order, the policy, which was to take effect in April, met harsh opposition. A…

FL – Woof Protection – Bodycam footage shows police dog wrestling gun away from burglary suspect (VIDEO)

ABC NEWS.COM June 21, 2018 – A rookie police dog in Florida was seen on body camera footage wrestling a gun away from a burglary suspect who is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home. The Pensacola Police Department’s newest K-9 is being credited with saving the lives of several officers — as well as the suspect — after he took a loaded shotgun out of the suspect’s hands,…

CT – Training – NSSF’s Pull The Trigger: This month – Shooting Error with Ryan Cleckner, Competitive Pistol Shooting Tips and More (VIDEOS)

NSSF.ORG June 21, 2018 – Former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner explains how important it is to keep your rifle straight up and down when shooting at a distance. A slight cant to your rifle can cause misses when long-range shooting. Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains how to get a better focus on targets. By sliding your eyes to the front edge of the target it will appear…

Nat’l – Industry Insider – ICYMI: Sen. John Kennedy: Gun rights are being threatened by big banks

FOX NEWS June 15, 2018 – Taxpayers have long memories, especially when it comes to how their hard-earned money is spent. I bet taxpayers remember providing more than $812 billion to Citigroup and Bank of America, two Wall Street banks, in 2009 to bail them out during the 2008 financial crisis. Taxpayers remember that generosity; big banks evidently don’t. Wall Street apparently takes and then forgets, and then comes…

Pastor hailed as a hero recalls taking down Walmart gunman (VIDEO)

CBS NEWS June 20, 2018 –  David George fought back tears as he spoke publicly on Wednesday for the first time since he shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington, on Sunday. “The gunman came past me waving and pointing his gun and he exited the building,” he recalled. But the church pastor was also legally carrying a gun, so he followed the suspect,…

Int’l – Military – ‘Hunting ISIS’ highlights American ‘volunteers’ who fought terror group (VIDEO)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Whether current or former military, or citizen militia, this story is a sample of the feature, Weapons of War, in the upcoming July issue of our companion publication, Firepower,  which profiles the courage of, among others, the first retaliatory force of a dozen Special Forces members that, though outnumbered, fought 50,000 Al Qaeda in Afghanistan just a month after the collapse of the World Trade Center on…

Int’l – Self-Protection – 188 priests seeking gun permits, says PNP

INQUIRER.NET (Philippines) June 21, 2018 – The Philippine National Police on Wednesday said it had received requests from nearly 250 priests and other religious workers to be allowed to bear arms outside their residences amid deep concerns over the killing of three priests in the past six months.

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