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  • November 26, 2012

    Next Attorney General Cold Be Even More Anti-Gun Than Eric Holder-2


    Attorney General Eric Holder will honor President Barack Obama’s request to stay into the second term, but will remain on the job only “for about a year,” he announced on Nov. 19. "Good riddance," Second Amendment advocates cheer.
    But could his successor be even more hostile to America's 90 million gunowners than Holder was?

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  • November 21, 2012

    Bond's Biometric Gun: Dumb, Dangerous, and Plausible-3


    Bond, James Bond.
    Unless you are Bond, James Bond, the biometric Walther PPK/S carried by 007 in 'Skyfall' won't work for you.
    Zany gizmos are Bond movie trademarks. However, according to Dave Guston and Ed Finn of, the technology to biometrically personalize all firearms -- as in 'Skyfall' -- "is technically plausible" now.

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  • November 16, 2012

    Field Test: DRT Terminal Shock Muzzleloader Bullet (Graphic Image Warning)-3


    DRT - which formally stands for Dynamic Research Technologies and informally stands for "Dead Right There" - released a new muzzleloader bullet this fall that's frangible, or designed to break apart during penetration instead of mushrooming. I had the opportunity to hunt with this new bullet on a writer's event in Oklahoma earlier this month and saw the it action.

    Here's the scoop.

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  • November 12, 2012

    As Post-Election Markets Plummet, Firearms Stocks Surge-0


    As Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq stocks plummeted the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, shares in two major firearms companies -- Smith & Wesson Holdings and Sturm Ruger & Co. -- rose sharply in value.
    Smith & Wesson's stock increased by 9.6 percent, closing at $10.37 on Nov. 7. Thus far in 2012, Smith & Wesson's stock has gained 135 percent in value.

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  • November 8, 2012

    Obama's Coattails Don't Extend to Gun-Control Advocates in Senate, House-0


    Despite his re-election, President Barak Obama's proverbial coattails carried little practical influence in Congressional and Senate elections, particularly for gun-control advocates.

    Democrats made marginal gains in the 435-member House, adding two seats. Five races were still too close to call on Nov. 8. Even if Democrats won all five remaining races, the GOP would still retain at least a 35-vote majority in the 113th Congress.

    The Senate remains the same: 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans and two Independents.

    However, according to David Kopel of The Volokh Conspiracy, gun-rights advocates were assured of gaining three pro-Second Amendment additions to the Senate regardless which candidate won in New Mexico, North Dakota and Indiana.

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  • November 8, 2012

    Slow-Mo Video: Winchester PDX1 Slug vs. Watermelon -3


    Back in August I attended a ladies-only personal defense event hosted by Winchester and Sound Gear, where we got up close and personal with PDX1 Defender ammo.

    In this video, I shot a watermelon from 12 feet away with a 12-gauge Winchester Defender Segmented Slug (the slug is cruising at about 1600fps, but it's been slowed down for your viewing pleasure).

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  • November 8, 2012

    New Solution to Reduce Violence in Chicago: Tax Legal Gun Owners-3


    Cook County Commissioners have cooked up an innovative way to reduce street violence by criminals with unregistered weapons: Tax legal gun owners.
    On Nov. 1, Cook County Commissioners voted 9-7 to impose a $25 tax on each firearm sold within Cook County. The tax is expected to raise $600,000 in revenue in 2013 to offset the costs the county accrues in treating uninsured victims of gun violence.
    With the vote, the nation's third most populous county -- which includes the city of Chicago and its suburbs -- becomes the first large U.S. jurisdiction to approve such a measure, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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  • November 6, 2012

    NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Refuses Brooklyn's Request for Armed National Guard Presence-6


    When a rash of looting swept through Coney Island's Mermaid Avenue last week in Hurricane Sandy's wake, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz asked New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to send the National Guard into his beleaguered borough.
    Markowitz said the NYPD and NYFD are “brave -- but overwhelmed," suggesting the presence of armed soldiers would deter criminal activity in Brooklyn's still-inaccessible evacuation zones.
    “All of our resources have been stretched to the limit,” Markowitz said on Nov. 1. “In the name of public safety, we need to send more National Guard personnel into Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Red Hook, and any other locations.”

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