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Firearms and Feminism

firearms and feminismSeptember 18th, 2013This article was originally written on The National Review.Female gun ownership has surged over the past five years, and it’s easy to understand why. Women who own guns consistently list the self-confidence and the sense of protection that having a firearm gives them, and the way it makes them feel in general: that rush of adrenaline, that inner strength, and perhaps even a little glamor. But nobody becomes a gun person overnight. There are many building blocks that go into m…

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Colorado gun laws: Two compromises on ammo magazines reached

colorado gun laws: two compromises on ammo magazines reachedJuly 12th, 2013Article originally written on The Denver Post.The first salvo in a legal battle to block Colorado's new limits on gun ammunition magazines fizzled Wednesday, but sheriffs, firearm dealers and other opponents still aim to have the law declared unconstitutional.Both sides in the dispute about the new gun law reached a last-minute agreement to clarify certain provisions of the law, which limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds.That agreement came on the eve of a hearing before Chief…

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Magpul draws thousands for massive giveaway ahead of ban

magpul draws thousands for massive giveaway ahead of banJuly 1st, 2013The article was originally written on BizPac.Magpul Industries, a gun accessories manufacturer, thumbed its nose at the Colorado legislature that banned one of the company’s most popular items — 30-round magazines — by giving thousands of them away two days before the law goes into effect.The event, billed as the “Freedom Festival,” drew in an estimated 5,000 Second Amendment advocates, who were able to pick up some 20,000 magazines — 1,500 for free, the remainder at discounted pri…

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10 Year Old Boy Foils Brooklyn Home Invaders Plot After Getting Hold of Suspects Gun

10 year old boy foils brooklyn home invaders plot after getting hold of suspects gunJune 5, 2013 Two home invaders' plans were foiled when they busted into a Brooklyn, N.Y., family's home demanding money, only to be scared off by a worthy opponent: a 10-year-old boy. The suspects, two men in their 20s, forced themselves into the Canarsie home Monday evening at approximately 5:15 p.m., the New York Police Department said. Authorities said that the two armed men -- one was dressed in a FedEx uniform, the other in a black shirt -- told all four people inside to get down on the g…

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House Passes Gun Bill Over Quinn, Emanuel Objections

house passes gun bill over quinn, emanuel objections May 24, 2013 SPRINGFIELD — Over objections of Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the House approved a concealed weapons bill today that is aimed at ending Illinois’ status as the last state in the nation without a law to allow its citizens to carry guns in public. But the gun bill backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan goes to a Senate where President John Cullerton has denounced the proposal because it would override local gun laws like Chicago’s assault weapons ban. Cullerton’s stan…

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Gun Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Connecticut Gun Law

gun rights advocates file lawsuit challenging connecticut gun lawMay 23, 2013 HARTFORD, Conn. –  A group of Connecticut organizations that support gun rights, pistol permit holders and gun sellers filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state officials, arguing the state's new gun control law violates their constitutional rights. The plaintiffs are seeking a federal court injunction to stop the law from being enforced. Wednesday's suit comes more than a month after Malloy signed into law a wide-ranging gun con…

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Massive Florida Gun Collection Gets A Lot of Looks

 massive florida gun collection gets  a lot of looks May 21, 2013 How many guns is that, you say? One hundred and fifteen. The country’s clash over gun control has created anxiety about ammo shortages, increased applications for conceal-carry permits and even brought a Florida man social-media fame. @Gun Collector had 8,500 followers on the photo-sharing site Instagram before the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary bolstered calls for tougher firearms laws. Now he has a celebritylike following of nearly 40,000 fans who subscribe …

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Smart Rifle Begins Shipping to Gun Owners This Week

smart rifle begins shipping to gun owners this weekMay 17, 2013 A  Texas startup has developed a “smart rifle”that barely needs to be aimed. The maker of the gun, being shipped to stores this week, brags that “even a novice shooter can become an elite long-range marksman in minutes.” The company, TrackingPoint, has said its “world’s first” long range Precision Guided Firearms (PGF) integrate precision hardware, digital optics, and tracking technology to deliver an unmatched shooting experience. The line of rifles starts at about $22,…

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Chicago Gun Laws Bar Museum from Displaying Nazi Weapon Seized by WWII hero

chicago gun laws bar museum from displaying nazi weapon seized by wwii hero May 15, 2013 What’s a military museum without firearms of yesteryear? Chicago Alderman Edward Burke introduced an ordinance last week that would allow museums in the Windy City to possess and display unloaded guns classified as “curios or relics” after learning that the Pritzker Military Library and other city museums are currently banned from including them in exhibits. If passed, the museum’s president and CEO told FoxNews.com it would allow its estimated 15,000 annual visitors to see a sig…

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Suicide Is Leading Cause Of Gun Deaths, But Largely Absent In Debate On Gun Violence

suicide is leading cause of gun deaths, but largely absent in debate on gun violenceMay 15, 2013 WASHINGTON -- When faith leaders sat down with Vice President Joe Biden last week to talk about the next steps in advancing gun control legislation, they discussed the usual issues like background checks and gun trafficking. But one aspect of gun violence came up that united the group in a deeper way, according to one of the attendees, and it's an issue that's getting hardly any attention on Capitol Hill: suicide. "That's when the meeting became emotional for a lot of folks," said …

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Chris W Coxs Message to Gun Owners on Their Victory in the Senate

chris w coxs message to gun owners on their victory in the senateWhile both sides in the gun control debate regroup after our victory in the Senate earlier this week, I want to give credit where credit is due. The credit for Wednesday’s defeat of gun control goes to the countless gun owners and other Americans who drew a line in the sand--who sent emails and letters and made phone calls to their U.S. senators, urging them to protect private firearm transfers, semi-automatic firearms, and the magazines that millions of Americans own for self-defense. There is…

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54-46 Final Score!!! Defeated in the Senate, the background check proposal!

54-46 final score!!! defeated in the senate, the background check proposal!April 17, 2013Article originally written at foxnews.com. The Senate has defeated a vital amendment seen as the linchpin to Democrats' gun control bill, dealing a major setback to President Obama as he campaigns to expand the federal background check system. The vote was 54-46, with supporters falling six votes short of the required 60-vote threshold. The Senate is proceeding to several other amendments, but the failure of the background check proposal authored by Sens. Joe Ma…

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Violent Crime at 37-Year Low, why?

violent crime at 37-year low, why?April 17, 2013Self-defense is a fundamental right. The U.S. constitution, the constitutions of 44 states, common law, and the laws of all states recognize the right to use arms in self-defense. Right to Carry (RTC) laws respect the right to self-defense by allowing individuals to carry firearms for protection.The Supreme Court, striking down the District of Columbia’s handgun ban in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), ruled that “the inherent right of self-defense has been central to the Seco…

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NRAs Three-day Celebration of the Second Amendment and Our Freedom

nras three-day celebration of the second amendment and our freedomHouston, Texas Hosts Nine Acres of Guns, Gear & Outfitters.Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year's Annual Meetings and Exhibits, to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas from May 3-5, 2013.Members of the news media who wish to cover this year’s event will need press credentials. For press credentials, please email your name, media affiliation, phone number, and email address to media@nrahq.org. Credentials will be av…

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Megan McArdles Outrageous Gun Recommendation

megan mcardles outrageous gun recommendationDecember 19th, 2012Article originally written on The Atlantic.Former colleague Megan McArdle writes in The Daily Beast:I'd also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodie…

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