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Armed mother defends home from intruder, WKMG, Orlando, Fla. 09/26/14

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Lizette Rosario was inside her home in Orange County, Fla. when her son alerted her to an attempted break-in. Rosario retrieved a 9mm pistol and went to confront the intruder, who fled behind a shed in the yard. With the help of her son, Rosario was able to hold the man until police could arrive.

NRA launches new round of anti-Bloomberg ads

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The advertising war over gun control is about to escalate.On Tuesday, the National Rifle Association will begin airing an emotional, 30-second commercial featuring a Colorado crime victim who had been assaulted in her apartment by a stranger. In the ad, Kimberly Weeks said she once had been afraid of owning a gun. That changed, she said, after enduring two hours of "evil" at the hands of her assailant.

Colorado's Second Amendment wildfire

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Last year, in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut, the Obama administration and then-New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg worked to put together a "coalition of the willing" to join them in a war on the Second Amendment and hit upon Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper as a likely recruit.

Data divulges racial disparity in Chicago’s issuance of gun permits

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In Chicago's South Side earlier this month, a 16-year-old boy was shot dead, the seventh person killed this year in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.The boy was able to give his name and reportedly pleaded with the responding police officers, "Please don't let me die."If you live in 60624, the ZIP code where the shooting took place, you don't expect your streets to be safe. In the last 30 days, that neighborhood has recorded more homicides, robberies, assaults, thefts and narcotics charges combined than any other ZIP code in Cook County when measured on a per capita basis. Its population is 98 percent black and averages a median income just above the poverty line.It also is one of the ZIP codes that registers the fewest active concealed carry firearms permits per capita in the county, according to concealed carry numbers obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by The Washington Times.

VSSA Highpower Junior Shooters Featured in CMP First Shots E-Magazine

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The recent CMP First Shot Online Magazine had this article on how the VSSA Junior Highpower Team made the transition from Air Rifle to Highpower Rifle:
Maj. Mike Darnell is the junior highpower program director for the Virginia Shooting Sports Association (VSSA). He began as the air rifle coach for the Brooke Point High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) in Stafford, VA, before a trip to the United States Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA, with four of his shooters for a community service project opened an entirely new marksmanship perspective.

VSSA is very blessed to have some dedicated coaches and program directors working with our junior shooters.  Besides Mike, Highpower Rifle Committee Chairman Mike Jamison and Coach Bill McKaig have worked very hard to make this one of the most active shooter programs in VSSA.
Left to right: Back row: Andrew Ross, Sam Cavender, Anthony Kissik, Nathan Dvornick, Theron Hawkins Front Row: Matthew Ross, Dawson KissikCMP noted that last year, VSSA brought a group of eight shooters to Camp Perry. This year, with the growing attention the team has received from other young shooters, the Camp Perry bunch almost doubled – growing to 14 shooters.
Maj. Mike Darnell began as the air rifle coach for Brooke Point High School before a few of his juniors became interested in highpower. The 2014 National Matches at Camp Perry was Darnell’s second trip as coach of the VSSA team.It's a great article.  Congratulations to the shooters and coaches for catching the eye of CMP.

NPR Touts Taxpayer Funded Research as Way to "Counter Gun Violence"

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For almost 20 years, the gun ban lobby has complained that the NRA has shut down funding for so-called "gun violence research" that would supposedly give us the data we need to reduce crime committed with a firearm.  NPR reports this morning that taxpayer money has started flowing again to such activity:
...But to start with, the CDC has begun offering more than $7 million in grants to states to expand the agency's National Violent Death Reporting System. The hope is that will also capture more data on firearm fatalities.While the taxpayers may not have been funding research, that doesn't mean there hasn't been any research.  Dr. John Lott released a study on the subject in February of 2014 and noted:
There is no evidence that gun control research fell when restrictions were put on federally funded research. Indeed, whether one looks at the number of total articles or total pages, firearms research has been as high or higher than when the restrictions were enacted. In 2013, well before federal funding could have any impact on publications, there was an explosion in firearms research in medical journals.Unfortunately, when the taxpayers fund research, the money goes to support data that leads to gun ban proposals.

California: One More Day to Urge Governor Brown to Veto Anti-Gun Bills

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Governor Brown has until tomorrow, Tuesday, September 30 to sign or VETO four anti-gun bills.  Please call, e-mail and fax the Governor today and tomorrow respectfully urging him to VETO the four pending anti-gun bills below.  He can be reached at (916) 445-2841, by e-mail here (https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php).

Will jihad-style attack boost 'bring gun to work' laws?

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Vaughan Foods Chief Operating Officer Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff's deputy, used his personal handgun that he brings to work to stop a beheading attack by recently converted Muslim Alton Nolen on Friday in Oklahoma.

A prosecutor’s war on a mom

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Apparently NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t the only official involved in the Ray Rice saga who’s reversed course.Jim McClain, chief prosecutor for New Jersey’s Atlantic County, has now done a full 180 in a case in which he tried to throw the book at a young, single working mother.

New Jersey prosecutor fumbles justice

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Justice isn’t always blind, and prosecutors are sometimes so dazzled by a high-profile defendant they lose sight of their responsibility to lock up a menace to society and cut a break to someone who makes an honest mistake.

Obama's UN speech reveals why Arms Trade Treaty is so dangerous

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Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, President Obama said that all nations “must meet our responsibility to observe and enforce international norms.” What he meant by that wasn’t exactly clear, starting with what those norms are, and who gets to define them. But that kind of thinking on the president’s part is precisely why the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is so bad for the United States.

Presence of Armed Citizen Prevented More Death Says Oklahoma County Sheriff

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Earlier today, police reported that two women were brutally attacked in Oklahoma City on Thursday at their workplace. One of those women died, her head severed from her body in the gruesome assault. The other woman survived, her attacker having been stopped by a citizen carrying a concealed handgun. Without the weapon, Traci Johnson might be laying in the morgue instead of recovering at the same hospital where her attacker is being treated today.

Pennsylvania: Final Vote in State House on Firearms Preemption Enforcement Bill Postponed

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Because of a religious holiday, Rosh Hashanah, on Wednesday, the state House of Representatives adjourned before business was concluded for the day and before a final vote was taken on House Bill 1243.  The House will reconvene on Monday, October 6, when they are expected to vote on final passage of HB 1243.  Once passed, it will be sent to the state Senate for its consideration.

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