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  • March 29, 2011

    Bill of Rights vs Local Governments-7


    Florida legislators will soon ponder a bill that will make a three-day wait for handgun permits, and no wait for long gun purchases, uniform statewide. But that is not what is significant about the proposed SB 402 and HB 45.
    What's truly important and, potentially precedent setting, is it would impose fines on cities and counties for enacting tougher gun laws than the state requires.
    Committees in both the Senate and House voted to approve the bill on March 21, which takes an existing 1987 law that prevents local governments from pre-empting the state's gun laws and adds financial penalties between $5,000 and $100,000. The original bill sought to impose a $5 million penalty.

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  • March 25, 2011

    Maryland Shall Issue? Shall Sue!-12


    On Christmas Eve, 2002, Raymond Woollard and his family were attacked in their Baltimore, Md., home by a burglar. Woollard and his family managed to subdue the intruder, but had to wait 2 1/2 hours for the police to arrive.
    The home invader was convicted of First-Degree Burglary and given a sentence of three years’ probation.
    Woollard was granted a handgun carry permit after this attack on his home and family. His permit was renewed in 2005. When he went to renew his permit in 2009, he was denied because he couldn't provide proof that he was in danger.

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  • March 24, 2011

    Beauty Queen With Pink Gun Stops Burglar-10


    Last Christmas Robert Planthaber bought his fiance, Meghan Brown, the most important gift he will probably ever get her: a pink .38.

    Brown, a 25-year-old former beauty queen, used the gun to defend herself and her fiance from an attacker on March 12, according to Fox News. At 3 a.m. Frank Hill, a 42-year-old ex-con, allegedly broke into the couple's home outside of Tierra Verde, Fla. and grabbed the 110-pound Brown by the mouth and nose.

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  • March 21, 2011

    Contest: Win the Newest EOTech Sight-3


    When I was getting my FNH SCAR set up, it didn’t take me long to settle on a sight to use. I went with one of EOTech’s latest offerings, the EXPS2-0. Sadly, my love affair with this sight is going to be short-lived because I’ve been ordered by my bosses to give it away to one very lucky reader here at

    If you want to take my EOTech from me, all you have to do is submit a picture of the rifle you want to use it on. But, since I’m making up the rules for the giveaway, there’s a catch. Your picture has to include a copy of Outdoor Life magazine.

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  • March 21, 2011

    Wyoming is Fourth State to Adopt 'Constitutional Carry'  -8


    Wyoming became the fourth state to affirm the right of its citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a special government-issued license when the state's House of Representatives Wyoming approved a "Constitutional Carry" bill in a 48-8 vote several weeks ago, and Gov. Matt Mead signed it into law on March 3.            

    Wyoming joins Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont as states that have adopted Constitutional Carry. It goes into effect on July 1.

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  • March 18, 2011

    White House Gun Summits-10


    President Barack Obama's op-ed column in the March 13 Arizona Daily Star invited all sides of the gun-control debate to a series of meetings in Washington.
    Two problems: The President invited the NRA to the summits -- which declined to attend -- but neglected to extend invitations to other influential Second Amendment advocacy groups, such as the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).

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  • March 15, 2011

    National Right-To-Carry Act Reintroduced-5


    A proposed federal law that would allow concealed-weapons permit holders to carry handguns across state lines has failed in the House of Representatives at least four times since 2007. But now, with Republicans controlling the House, sponsors believe the time is right to pass the long-awaited National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act.
    In early March, H.R. 822, was introduced in the House by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).

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  • March 7, 2011

    A Moveable Feast of Lies-6


    Billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is sending a moving billboard truck around the country claiming that 34 Americans are "murdered with guns every day."
    The billboard truck, officially sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns but paid for by Bloomberg, launched its moveable feast of lies last month to promote gun-control. It is equipped with a running tally of gun-related deaths in America since the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz. It is slated to appear in at least 25 states.

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  • March 3, 2011

    Sniper School: The 1-Mile Shot-13


    Before last week the farthest I had ever shot a rifle was 300 yards. I learned to shoot in a Wisconsin deer woods where shots outside of 100 yards were a rarity and I have only been hunting out West once.

    So you can imagine my angst as I tried to locate a man-sized steel silhouette target 1,800 yards away through my rifle scope. It was day two of my sniper school course and I had just begun to get comfortable with the Desert Tactical .338 Lapua I had been issued. There were still plenty of flaws in my form, but given a solid rest I had a pretty easy time hitting targets out to 600 yards.

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