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Why the Gun Ban Lobby Lies About Guns

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Charles Cooke has a great piece over at National Review's web site that talks about why gun control advocates lie about guns.  You see, the gun ban lobby is not at all happy that the Pew Poll on the public's attitude about firearms shows that for the first time, more people than not believe that owning a firearm makes one safer:
Angered by the news that American voters are now more supportive of the Second Amendment than they have been in two decades, the New York Daily News’s Mike Lupica used his weekend column to vent. Over the course of 900 words, Lupica lambasted the public for continuing “to protect gun nuts,” chided the “mouth-breathing” NRA for its murderous myopia, and contended emotively that “there are no words” available to describe the horror of “a recent poll that says a majority of Americans believe it is more important to protect the right to own guns than it is for the government to limit access to guns.”Cooke spoke with NRANews' Cam Edwards about the article and why the gun ban lobby uses lies to promote their cause.

Stafford County Considering Changes to Air Gun, Archery Ordinance

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The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reports that Stafford Board of Supervisors on Tuesday considered amendments to the part of the county code that deals with how pneumatic guns, firearms and arrows can be used, bringing the air gun ordinance in line with state law:
The amendments allow pneumatic guns to be shot outside of the county’s no-shooting zones. Under the changes, pneumatic guns including BB guns, paintball guns and pellet guns would be allowed at facilities approved for shooting ranges, properties where firearms can be shot and on private property with permission of the property owner as long as “reasonable care” is taken to prevent a projectile from crossing the property’s boundaries.

With the proposed changes, those under 16 wouldn’t be able to use pneumatic guns unless they are accompanied by an adult. Punishments for violators were relaxed under the proposed changes from a Class 2 misdemeanor to a Class 3 misdemeanor.Currently, pneumatic guns can’t be used in no-shooting zones, on public streets and in public places.One Supervisor questioned why 16 was chosen as the age that requires supervision by an adult.  County staff noted that the Code of Virginia references the restriction and Sheriff Charles Jett said his office doesn’t have any statistical data that indicates that an air gun is more dangerous in the hands of a 14-year-old versus a 16-year-old.

The proposed changes to the archery ordinance was similar to the air gun change.  Currently, the county allows arrows to be shot only by licensed hunters or at archery ranges. In line with state law related to shooting air guns, the proposed changes would allow property owners to have archery target practice on their land as long as the other properties aren’t impacted.  Supervisors voted to place the matter with a county committee.

NRA-Endorsed Martha McSally Scores a Major Victory Over National Gun Control Groups

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The National Rifle Association would like to congratulate Martha McSally on her victory in the race for Arizona’s Second Congressional District. Americans For Responsible Solutions (ARS) spent over $2 million in AZ-2, their top priority race – four times as much as they spent in any other race this cycle. This result caps off a long list of stunning defeats in the 2014 midterm elections for anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg and other gun control groups.

Florida Alert: Time Running Out to Get Lifetime Sportsman's License at 1/2 Price

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Time is running out to get in on the super special 1/2 price deal on the Lifetime Sportsman's License.  There are only 14 more days left and the deal ends.  In November, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to lower the price for a Lifetime Sportsman's License for a 5 to 21 year old to $500 rather than the normal price of $1,000 for limited time during the Holidays. This special price is for a limited time only (Nov. 24th - December 31, 2014.)

Florida Alert: Time Running Out to Get Lifetime Sportsman's License at 1/2 Price

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Time is running out to get in on the super special 1/2 price deal on the Lifetime Sportsman's License.  There are only 14 more days left and the deal ends.  In November, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to lower the price for a Lifetime Sportsman's License for a 5 to 21 year old to $500 rather than the normal price of $1,000 for limited time during the Holidays. This special price is for a limited time only (Nov. 24th - December 31, 2014.)

Florida Alert: Time Running Out to Get Lifetime Sportsman's License at 1/2 Price

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Time is running out to get in on the super special 1/2 price deal on the Lifetime Sportsman's License.  There are only 14 more days left and the deal ends.  In November, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to lower the price for a Lifetime Sportsman's License for a 5 to 21 year old to $500 rather than the normal price of $1,000 for limited time during the Holidays. This special price is for a limited time only (Nov. 24th - December 31, 2014.)

Pennsylvania: New law triggers war of words over firearms

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The battle concerns state Act 192, which became law last month. Under the act, any Pennsylvanian legally permitted to own a gun can sue a Pennsylvania municipality over a gun ordinance — even if the plaintiff doesn’t live there.

Sandy Hook families' suit against gun maker will test federal law

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The lawsuit filed Monday by victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the massacre, will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using an exemption normally applied to car accident cases.

Second Amendment protects dirk knives and police batons

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So holds the Connecticut Supreme Court, in the just-released State v. DeCiccio. Here’s an excerpt of the reasoning as to police batons, which also applies in large measure to dirks, and which, I would argue, should apply to stun guns and Tasers (paragraph break added).

Michigan lawmakers OK looser air gun rules

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Michigan would loosen licensing restrictions on air guns and limit local governments' ability to set their own regulations, except when BB, pellet and paintball guns are being used by those less than 16 years old, under legislation lawmakers approved Tuesday.

Senate confirms gun-control advocate as Surgeon General

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The Senate's 51-43 vote confirming Massachusetts physician Vivek Murthy as the next surgeon general marks the end of a protracted fight over gun control and Murthy's views on it. Murthy, who will be the first Indian-American surgeon general to serve in the U.S., waited more than a year for Senate confirmation after the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups threatened to throw their resources against members supporting his nomination. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid determined earlier this year that he couldn't put his red-state members in that position before the 2014 midterm elections and shuffled Murthy to the back of the nominations pile.

Why gun-control advocates lie about guns

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Angered by the news that American voters are now more supportive of the Second Amendment than they have been in two decades, the New York Daily News’s Mike Lupica used his weekend column to vent. Over the course of 900 words, Lupica lambasted the public for continuing “to protect gun nuts,” chided the “mouth-breathing” NRA for its murderous myopia, and contended emotively that “there are no words” available to describe the horror of “a recent poll that says a majority of Americans believe it is more important to protect the right to own guns than it is for the government to limit access to guns.”

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