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  • October 31, 2009

    Protesting the Anti-Gun ‘Bloomberg 7′ Mayors in Virginia-7

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    Philip Van Cleave of the Virginia Citizens Defense League is leading a statewide effort to "out" local mayors who have become New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s lackeys in a big bucks bulldozing of their constitutional rights.

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  • October 30, 2009

    Barr: "Perfect Storm" For UN Gun Control Agenda-8

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    Former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr in an Oct. 26 blog-column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution warns that global anti-gun zealots are "on ethe brink of success."

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  • October 28, 2009

    Editorial: Fingerprints on ammo sales-6

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    Not surprisingly, the San Francisco Chronicle is all for legislation that requires firearms retailers to check a purchaser's identification and take a thumbprint when selling handgun ammunition. In an Oct. 5 editorial, it said the new law "would close this gaping loophole in efforts to keep our streets safe from gun violence.

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  • October 27, 2009

    Study: Carrying a gun increases risk of getting shot and killed-13

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    A study published in New Science, a British magazine, says, "People who carry guns are far likelier to get shot – and killed – than those who are unarmed, a study of shooting victims in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has found."

    The University of Pennsylvania analyzed 677 shootings over two-and-a-half years to discover whether victims were carrying at the time, and compared them to other Philly residents of similar age, sex and ethnicity. The team also accounted for other potentially confounding differences, such as the socioeconomic status of their neighborhood.

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  • October 25, 2009

    Gun retailers aim to plug yearlong bullet shortage-6

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    Weapons sellers say gun enthusiasts won’t have to bite the bullet much longer, as a nearly yearlong nationwide ammunition shortage may be winding down. "We’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel," said DeWayne Irwin, owner of Cheaper Than Dirt, a Fort Worth store and online retailer.

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  • October 23, 2009

    Pennsylvania ‘Firearms Freedom Act’ legislation introduced-4

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    Pennsylvania State Representative Sam Rohrer has introduced the "Firearms Freedom Act" (HB1988) for consideration in the state legislature. The bill is "An Act prohibiting certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition from being subject to Federal law or Federal regulation.":

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  • October 22, 2009

    The media’s assault on ‘assault weapons’-12

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    Bob McNitt, outdoors columnist for the Evening Sun in central New York state, offers a good reason why the media generally blows it when it comes to covering Second Amendment issues -- not only do so few "reporters" understand the U.S. Constitution, even fewer have a clue when it comes to firearms.

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  • October 21, 2009

    ObamaCare could be used to ban guns in home self-defense-17

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    In an Oct. 9 press released posted on ammo.com, Gun Owners of America issued the following warning:

    "Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has something to say to gun owners: 'Own a gun; lose your coverage!'

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  • October 20, 2009

    NSSF applauds Heritage Bill introduction-3

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    The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, applauded the introduction of legislation, the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act (HR 3749), to greatly enhance the ability of federal land managers to provide, promote and plan for recreational uses that balance the needs and interests of all outdoor enthusiasts.

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  • October 19, 2009

    Seattle mayor moving forward with gun ban despite public's rejection-4

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    The Second Amendment Foundation on Oct. 9 warned Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to heed the public rejection of a proposed gun ban at city parks facilities or face the consequences in court. SAF obtained information from the mayor's office that the overwhelming majority of citizens living both inside and outside the city turned thumbs down on the mayor's plan to ban even legally-carried firearms in city parks facilities. Nickels has already been advised by Attorney General Rob McKenna that the city has no authority to enact such a ban, which would be illegal under the state's preemption law.

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