Tomorrow, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee will consider legislation that prevents the closure of federally licensed firearms dealers by public officials, Senate Bill 360.  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 360. Senate Bill 360 bars public officials from prohibiting all federally licensed firearms dealers (FFL) in the state or
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Swapping stories around a campfire is a tradition at just about every hunting camp. (StockSnap via Pixabay/) At 5 a.m. on the first day of rifle season in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Johnny Gaylor stands at the camp stove to cook breakfast: sausages, flapjacks…and buckwheat pancakes. No one in camp exactly likes the buckwheat pancakes. They’re dry,
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With Fall 2020 upon us it is time again for gun control advocates’ quadrennial tradition – dishonestly attempting to convince voters that a brazenly anti-gun presidential ticket does not pose a threat to gun owners. This year the deception is again being backed by longtime Massachusetts anti-gun advocate and wealthy businessman John Rosenthal. Despite both
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The handgun remains the most ubiquitous of all defensive weapon systems. Small, compact and highly portable, the platform most often meets most self-defense missions, from bedside table to deep concealment. But shooting a pistol also remains the most difficult skill to master. And nothing improves marksmanship like dedicated time on the range. The new Federal
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released multiple statements addressing the shootings of two sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles and one officer in North Carolina over the weekend, first condemning “violence of any kind” and then calling for gun control. Biden’s comments were released via Twitter and through his campaign on Sunday, with a shorter statement
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Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden claimed on Sunday that a ban on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines would save lives. He did this via a tweet referencing the 1994 federal “assault weapons” ban: 26 years ago today, the Senate passed 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines—it was an effort I was proud to
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The National Rifle Association is still struggling to make a difference in the 2020 election, as they promised President Donald Trump. Their problem, however, is that they’ve got about one-sixth the money they did in 2016. Axios reported Sunday that the group has vowed to support President Trump’s re-election, but it isn’t quite working out the way that
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Since moving to Utah in 1969, I have been disappointed that many of Utah’s civic leaders are shackled by misunderstandings and false narratives, especially regarding our constitutional rights. The following facts emerged clear and indisputable in the Michigan public school civics class I attended: 1. The Bill of Rights was impotent and incapable of creating
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In June, the Pennsylvania House passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 1747.  Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee inched this critical Second Amendment legislation one step closer to final passage on a 9 to 5 vote.  This important legislation will allow Pennsylvania to join the growing list of states which are protecting Second Amendment rights when a state
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One of the hottest trends in the firearms industry remains carry optics. Seemingly every other day, another pistol, reflex sight or holster comes to market, supporting the ever-growing demand. We’ve seen FN, Smith & Wesson, and even Ed Brown launch carry-optics guns recently. But with these new platforms, comes the need for firearm-specific training. Luckily,
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In announcing the launch of “Sportsmen and Sportswomen for Biden,” the former vice president’s campaign demonstrated earlier this month how many gun control advocates misconstrue the purpose of the Second Amendment. The coalition of “50 prominent hunters and anglers” stated that Joe Biden would “protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans to purchase and
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The author’s friend Ryan killed this pronghorn—on his first-ever Western hunt—with his whitetail bow. (Will Brantley/) My buddy Ryan and I drove 18 hours from Murray, Kentucky, to Craig, Colorado, and for roughly 17 of those hours, we discussed long-range bow shots. Ryan has hunted the Kentucky hardwoods all his life, but our road trip
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Two Gun Control Ordinances Still Loom Ahead for September 21st Council Meeting On Wednesday evening, thanks to all of your calls and emails, the Albuquerque City Council voted down Resolution R-20-68 on a 5-4 vote.  This non-binding resolution would have urged the New Mexico Legislature to strip the firearms preemption clause from Article II, Section 6 (the Right
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Amid two crises—the pandemic and the national reckoning sparked by the killing of George Floyd—there have been anguished calls for Americans to come together across lines of race and partisanship. Change would come, a U.S. Today contributor wrote, only “when we become sensitized to the distress of our neighbors.” Empathy born
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Both candidates for Illinois’ 10th Congressional District seat shared stories about gun violence in their families while discussing gun control legislation Tuesday. Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield told a much-repeated story about how he was named in Hebrew after a great-uncle who was shot to death.                                                               
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Over the past few weeks, I had at least two mailers in my mailbox from liberal Gov. Steve Bullock’s campaign where he pretends to support our 2nd Amendment rights. Anyone who has remotely followed the governors public remarks over the last couple years would let out an audible laugh immediately upon receiving one of these
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