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  • November 30, 2010

    Long Distance Mule Deer -1


    My buddy who shot this video the other night on the way home says the quality “sucks” from an artistic standpoint, but I don’t care. What’s cool about it is that the buck was about 400 yards off the road where he pulled over even though the road noise makes it seem the buck is just outside his car window.

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  • November 29, 2010

    Pennsylvania Gov. Vetoes Expansion of 'Castle Doctrine'-2


    Pennsylvania was poised to become the 26th state to adopt an expanded definition of the "Castle Doctrine," which would allow law-abiding citizens to use deadly force to protect oneself, family and others while in their home or an occupied vehicle. That was until Gov. Ed Rendell vetoed a bill on Saturday.

    House Bill 1926 was passed on Nov. 15 by the Legislature in a vote of 161-35, but it failed to pass the Governor's office.

    Under the proposed bill, the presumption is created so that if an attacker or intruder intends to inflict bodily harm, deadly force may be used to protect oneself, family and others while in their home or an occupied vehicle.

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  • November 23, 2010

    Heller II: D.C. Ignores U.S. Constitution -1


    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals is scrutinizing whether Washington D.C.'s registration laws trample Second Amendment rights by banning assault rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 bullets.
    The case is the long-anticipated sequel to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2008 in District of Columbia v. Heller, where the high court voided the city’s handgun ban and declared that individuals have a right to possess a firearm in a house for self-defense.

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  • November 19, 2010

    Some say Indianapolis' 'Black Friday' open-carry walk is too provocative-5



    Agitation to restore the Second Amendment right to open-carry legally permitted firearms continues to surface in the form of proposed legislation in state houses nationwide, as well as in public demonstrations.

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  • November 8, 2010

    'Schrader's Dilemma' Shows Bureaucratic Boondoggle-3


    In 1968, Jefferson Wayne Schrader was a 21-year-old sailor stationed in Annapolis, Md., and bound for Vietnam. Before being deployed for duty in a combat zone, he got in a fight with a gang member who had previously assaulted him for entering the gang's "territory." The fight was broken up by a police officer, who cited both men.

    Schrader paid a $100 fine and $9 court cost, served his tour in Vietnam and was honorably discharged from the Navy.

    However, in 2008 and again in 2009, Schrader was denied the opportunity to receive a shotgun as a gift, or to purchase a handgun for personal protection. He was even told by the FBI to dispose of or surrender any firearms he might have or face criminal prosecution.

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  • November 5, 2010

    The Quarter-mile Handgun-0


    It was supposed to be a serious day of work at the range. I had just collected a brand new T/C Prohunter single-shot handgun from T/C’s custom shop chambered in the superb 6.5 Creedmoor, which has rocketed to the top of my list of favorite cartridges. (I now have three Creedmoors in my gun safe and if you think that were enough to satisfy my 6.5 sickness you’d be wrong—Darrel Holland is building me another on a 700 action that I’m hoping to have before Christmas.)

    This T/C handgun, one of the first they’ve done up in this caliber, is destined to come along with me on a whitetail hunt in Kansas this December and I wanted to get it dialed in and gather some of the data I’d be needing for a full-blown evaluation.

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  • November 3, 2010

    Remington 700 Trigger-10


    I was off hunting in the mountains when CNBC aired its program on the Remington 700 in an attempt to discredit the safety of the iconic rifle and its trigger. Because the premise of the story itself is so silly and because I know a thing or two about Remington 700 triggers, I initially dismissed the whole thing as a non-story—an empty-calories effort to manufacture “news” for ratings.

    And, indeed, there is no substance to CNBC’s show. But it did get people talking and wondering in gun shops around the country—to say nothing of the non-shooting public who happened to view the show—so by that measure it deserves some comment and rebuttal. 

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  • November 2, 2010

    Wilderness Elk Hunt-0



    The first two days of my Wyoming elk hunt were pure Indian summer. It was cool, but the skies were clear and on top of the mountains we could see for 80 miles in any direction.

    And then the snow hit. We got hammered. Temperatures dropped. The wind picked up. Low clouds rolled in and we could hardly see from one side of a drainage to the next.

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