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Colorado: Expanded Hunting Opportunities Offered in Plan for San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a plan that would guide management of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex for the next 15 years.  The refuge complex is located in the San Luis Valley, a high mountain basin located in Alamosa, Rio Grande and Saguache Counties, Colorado.  Totaling about 106,000 acres, the complex is an important stopover for numerous migratory birds.   
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NBC Offers Repellent Advice on Appeasing Home Invaders

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
Americans have a constitutional right to armed self-defense, but they have other choices as well.  The University of Colorado, for example, last year offered the students it sought to disarm with statewide legislation other “crime prevention tactics.”  Options for female students facing rapists included passive resistance,” biting, and self-degradation.  According to one proponent of the bill to ban the lawful carrying of firearms on campuses, such threats are “why we have the whistles.” 
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Saving the Champagne: Anti-Gunners Not Celebrating AWB Anniversary

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
Last weekend marked the 10-year anniversary of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” magazine bans’ expiration. True to form, gun control supporters reacted by mischaracterizing what the bans did and by attempting to conceal their plans for future restrictions. For those keeping track, the bans were imposed on September 13, 1994, and expired 10 years later.
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Time Comes Out for Banning Private Sales…Again

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
With apologies to popular songwriter Paul Simon, Time magazine is apparently “still crazy after all these years.”  Crazy about gun control, that is.
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Intruder on federal probation stopped by resident, KTLA, Los Angeles, Calif. 09/16/14, Post-Periodical, San Fernando, Calif. 09/16/14

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
A man on federal probation entered a home in Van Nuys, Calif. and attacked the homeowner. The homeowner retrieved a handgun and shot the criminal, halting the altercation. Following a hospitalization to treat the gunshot wound, the intruder was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. 
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‘Compelling need’ for a gun in D.C.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
The terrorists of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, prey on weakness, like Islamic terrorists everywhere. They abuse women, behead children and play the coward’s game, killing behind a mask. Australian police have broken up a scheme in Australia to embroider barbarism with savagery.
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Onerous BATFE rules threaten to put gun dealers out of business

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
Doug Stockman always has had a passion for firearms, so 20 years ago he made a business out of it.Today, his shop, SSG Tactical, is one of the largest gun dealers in Virginia, with 10 employees, training classes and concealed-carry fashion bags.
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Guns are 2014′s hottest campaign accessory

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
So far this election, we've seen candidates shoot drones, televisions, elephant pinatas, Obamacare and targets that were metaphors for Obamacare in campaign ads. One candidate threatened to shoot those who tried to come into his home. Other candidates have brought guns to rallies, raffled them off to supporters or challenged their opponents to debates of accuracy at the shooting range.
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Canada: Stephen Harper reassures gun owners in pep talk to Conservatives

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
Harper also reached out to gun owners, apparently alluding to a recent decision by the RCMP to ban a previously legal rifle, the Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine.Harper said it’s completely unacceptable that owners of the weapons should be subject to an “arbitrary stroke of a bureaucrat’s pen.”
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Why public health needs a new gun doctrine

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:00
I am a public health professional, educated at the vaunted Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health. I like guns, and I believe the Second Amendment clearly secures the rights of individuals to own firearms.You read that correctly. I am a public health professional.And I like guns.This make me a heretic in American public health, where embracing firearms and the rights of gun owners is a gross violation of orthodoxy.
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Candidates from both parties packing heat in campaign ads

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00
Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year.Take it as another sign that the Obama administration’s gun control push is running aground: Firearms have become this year’s go-to accessory for candidates of both parties seeking to advertise their toughness and willingness to fight.
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D.C. leaders will propose ‘concealed carry’ law to address federal judge’s gun ruling

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00
D.C. gun owners could begin applying to carry concealed weapons within weeks under emergency legislation announced Wednesday in response to a federal judge’s ruling in July that the city’s firearms law was unconstitutional.
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Kopel: New anti-gun strategies

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00
To mark the tenth anniversary of the expiration of the federal ban on so-called assault weapons, the anti-gun lobbies made a surprising announcement: They are not attempting to push for a new ban. This is a smart decision, because there is more than one way to shrink the American gun culture. The “assault weapon” prohibition campaign of the last quarter-century was the most successful effort in American history to ban large numbers of guns. But, ultimately, it proved more harmful than helpful to the politicians who supported it and the groups that promoted it.
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NRA Goes Big In Key Senate, Governor's Races

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:00
The National Rifle Association has reserved $11.4 million for its initial fall advertising campaign and will begin airing its first TV commercials Wednesday in three Senate races crucial to determining which party controls the chamber next year.
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California: Governor Brown Needs to Hear Your Opposition to Four Pending Anti-Gun Bills

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
Governor Jerry Brown has until the end of this month to sign or veto the anti-gun bills below.  It is vital that you call, fax AND e-mail Governor Brown DAILY respectfully urging him to VETO these anti-gun bills.  Governor Brown can be reached at (916) 445-2841, by fax at (916) 558-3160 or by e-mail here (https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php).
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Obama administration forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.
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D.C. Council, mayor crafting bill governing gun carry outside the home

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
The D.C. Council and mayor are collaborating on an emergency bill that would regulate residents’ ability to carry legally registered guns outside their homes.
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N.J. GOP Assembly leader Bramnick calls for lesser punishments for some gun crimes

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
The Republican Assembly leader wants to give prosecutors more discretion in cases where someone is charged with transporting a handgun into New Jersey that is legally owned in another state.
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Prosecutor seeks time to rethink position on Shaneen Allen gun case

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain told a judge his office is reviewing its position in the case of a Philadelphia mother facing prison time for bringing her legally owned gun into New Jersey.
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Fact Checker: Are gun-background-check claims true?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
Last month, a group launched a signature drive for the "Background Check Initiative." It would allow Nevada voters on the 2016 ballot to decide whether all gun sales should require background checks.
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