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Hawaii: Federal Court Ruling Overturns Certain Firearm Permit Laws

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Last week, a federal judge overturned Hawaii’s current law which bars legal immigrants from applying for a firearm permit.  This ruling came after an Australian citizen, who is a permanent resident living in Honolulu, filed for relief from state laws restricting him from obtaining a firearm permit.

The NRA Petitions for Much-Needed Structure on Important Fish and Game Committee

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To prevent continued procedural abuses by a government body involved in crafting hunting policy, the NRA has petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission (CFGC) to establish and publish rules for the way its Wildlife Resources Committee (WRC) conducts business.  The Safari Club International and the National Shooting Sports Foundation also have submitted letters expressing concern about the issues raised in the NRA’s Petition.

California: Fate of Four Anti-Gun Bills Still Pending with Governor Brown

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There are still several days for law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen to call, fax and e-mail Governor Brown respectfully urging him to VETO the four pending anti-gun bills below.  Please contact Governor Brown immediately on this critical issue.  He has until Tuesday, September 30, to make his decision to sign or veto these bills.  He can be reached at (916) 445-2841, by e-mail here (https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php).

Feinstein: Everybody's Wrong About My Gun Ban

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Here’s a lesson for California voters:  When electing a person to represent you in Congress, remember that blind zealotry and self-righteousness are a poor substitute for level-headedness and humility. 

D.C. Council Passes Concealed Carry Bill that Nobody Wants

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On Tuesday, the D.C. City Council unanimously passed an emergency bill that created a highly-restrictive “may-issue” concealed carry licensing system in the District.  The law will be in effect for only 90 days, presumably to give the council more time to develop a permanent law and to wait for further developments in the case that overruled the District’s total ban on carrying a firearm in public for self-defense. 

Venezuelan President Announces $47 Million for Civilian Disarmament Centers

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It’s what happens to gun owners and freedom when a lawless, leftwing, socialist president who doesn’t like America, who uses the power of his office to intimidate his political opponents, and who will do nearly anything to preserve his power gets elected.  On Sunday, Nicholas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, announced that he will spend $47 million for 60 civilian disarmament centers, where people can turn in their privately owned guns.  Venezuela banned the commercial sale of guns in 2012, and Maduro--continuing the fundamental transformation of the country begun by his predecessor, Hugo Chavez--now says “We are building peace from within, and for that, you need disarmament.”

The N.J. Star-Ledger Advocates Mandatory Gun Turn-Ins

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Echoing a desire repeatedly mentioned by President Obama, last week the New Jersey Star-Ledger’s editorial board declared its support for Australian-style gun controls, most notably mandatory gun turn-ins.  The comments come following the passage of A2895 in the New Jersey State Assembly, which would require the state to have a minimum number of voluntary gun turn-ins each year, using forfeiture funds and private donations.  While conceding that their wish is unlikely to come true, the board insists that unless the voluntary turn-ins are made mandatory, “don’t expect it to make much of a difference.”

New York Times Mischaracterizes New FBI Report

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Things have sure changed at the New York Times.  In 1863, the newspaper used a Gatling gun to scare off a mob of draft protestors.  Today, it can’t resist the temptation to put an anti-gun spin on things any chance it gets.

Heckuva Job, Hick

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D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado’s tight gubernatorial race a “shocker.” But it’s a surprise only if you’ve been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber.

Bloomberg can’t find enough anti-gun candidates to support

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Former New York Mayor MichaelR. Bloomberg’s gun control group announced a round of candidate endorsements this week, but his plan to pour $50 million into gun control efforts appears to be struggling to find campaigns to back in nationally watched races.

U.N. says Arms Trade Treaty to enter into force on Dec. 24

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A global Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the $85 billion industry and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers and criminals will come into force on Dec. 24 after the 50th country ratified the agreement on Thursday, the United Nations said.

Is It Okay to Hunt While Pregnant

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As more women have joined the ranks of gun owners and hunters, this may be a question that comes up.  Last year, captain of Smith & Wesson’s shooting team, Julie Golob, wrote about shooting while pregnant and some of the things to consider.  Golob gave birth to her second child last year.  After advising her readers to always consult their doctor and partner, she goes over things like lead exposure and things associated with shooting that may be of concern pregnant women.

Along a similar thought, conservative commentator S.E. Cupp recently wrote at CNN about hunting while pregnant.   Last week, Cupp talked about the piece with Cam Edwards of NRANews on the Sportsman Channel.  Basically she said to trust your instincts.

Michael Bane on Pocket Carry

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In the video below, Michael Bane of Best Defense TV discusses things to consider regarding holster selection when you carry your self defense gun in your pants pocket.  Some of the things he discusses includes the shape of the holster to fit the style of pants or the pocket in which you carry, draw out of the holster, and reinserting the gun into the holster after it has been pulled.

Clerk fends off trio of armed robbers, WKYC, Cleveland, Ohio 09/23/14

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A trio of masked and armed robbers entered a Marathon gas station in Canton, Ohio and fired at the clerk on duty. The clerk was struck in the legs, but managed to retrieve a gun and return fire, striking two of the criminals and prompting them all to flee. Police later found the two wounded thieves, who died a short time later. 

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