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  • August 31, 2012

    GOP Establishes Strong Second Amendment Platform at National Convention-0


    The Republican 2012 party platform, adopted on Aug. 28 by GOP Convention delegates in Tampa, endorses national concealed carry reciprocity, gun owner privacy and “stand your ground” rights while opposing reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and restrictions on magazine capacities.
    "This is the strongest pro-gun rights platform I've ever seen," said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. “This is strong stuff that squarely puts the GOP behind, ahead of and alongside every one of this nation’s millions of law-abiding gun owners."

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  • August 29, 2012

    Animal Rights Extremists Harass Olympic Trap Shooter Through Social Media-15


    A two-time Olympic trap-shooter is being harassed by intellectually bankrupt "animal rights" people-haters because she discusses how much she enjoys hunting in her biography.
    Corey Cogdell is a 25-year-old Olympic trap shooter who became the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in trap-shooting when she took the bronze at the 2008 Beijing games. She finished 11th in the London games.

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  • August 24, 2012

    Two State Attorneys Mutiny Against Illinois' Unconstitutional Carry Ban-3


    Illinois continues to insist that it is exempt from the U.S. Constitution, stubbornly remaining the only state to forbid residents from carrying firearms outside their homes even though the Second Amendment and recent Supreme Court decisions clearly state such a blanket ban is illegal.
    While the Illinois Legislature has failed to address what amounts to a crime against its own citizens, at least two state attorneys are mutinying, saying they will no longer prosecute law-abiding residents "who choose to exercise the rights granted to them by the Second Amendment of the United States’ Constitution."

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  • August 23, 2012

    Video Contest: Win a Beretta A400 Unico and 9mm Nano-0


    We’re kicking off a new program here at Outdoor Life. It is the Outdoor Life video contest. The idea is pretty simple: make a video, sent it to us and you might win stuff.


    Our first go-around is with Beretta and the original concept was to have people make a video “begging” for a chance to win a gun. The Italians loved the idea so much we upped the ante and are giving away two guns, an A400 Unico shotgun and a compact 9mm Nano handgun.

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  • August 23, 2012

    Bills Targeting Semi-Automatic Guns and Ammunition Sales Proposed in 3 States-4


    Anti-gun legislators in three states are using the Aurora mass-shooting as a pretext for restricting access to assault weapons and ammunition, although there remains little momentum -- for now -- for renewing the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.

    Since the July 20 Aurora movie theater shooting that killed 12, restrictions on automatic weapons and ammunition sales have been proposed in California, Illinois and New York.

    On August 16, a proposal to restrict assault rifles in California was shelved for the year by state lawmakers. The measure would have prohibited semi-automatic weapons from having devices that allow them to be easily reloaded with multiple rounds of ammunition.

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  • August 22, 2012

    Colt Competition Pro: A Great 3-Gun Rifle-1


    The Colt Manufacturing Company has always had a strong following among the civilian population, but you can’t really blame these fans for feeling neglected.

    The focus of Colt, until just recently, was relentlessly on the military and law enforcement side of its business. At best, civilian shooters were an afterthought. And like jilted lovers, they’ve felt bitter about Colt’s seeming lack of care or concern—though to its credit the company is now trying to make amends.

    It might be stretching the point to compare Colt’s new Competition Pro rifle to a bouquet of long-stemmed roses in its effort to woo a skeptical public, but it is a gun that is making plenty of shooters swoon.

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  • August 16, 2012

    Three Polls Show Support for Automatic Weapons Ban, Not for More Gun-Control Laws-6


    Three polls show more support for automatic weapons ban, but little tolerance for expanded gun-control laws.

    Two polls show people in Colorado, Wisconsin and Virginia -- three key 2012 election swing states where mass shootings have recently occurred -- favor banning assault weapons yet don't think stricter gun-control laws will deter killing sprees by crazed gunmen.

    Poll results by Public Policy Polling and Quinnipiac University were released on Aug. 8. The next day, a national poll asking similar questions was released by CNN/ORC International.

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  • August 16, 2012

    7 Tips to Make Reloading Shotgun Shells Easier -0


    About the only affordable way for the average guy to support a steady clay target shooting hobby is to reload. This is especially the case with sub-gauge loads. I started reloading shotshells primarily because I shoot 28 gauge and .410 competitions in skeet, and paying more than $10 a box for factory loads can make even a good day of shooting feel bad.

    However, reloading isn’t just for target shooters. With the prices of ammo soaring, hunters who expect to do a lot of trigger pulling, or who want a very specific load, should consider learning to roll their own. It’s the best way to get exactly what you need. Compared to reloading rifle ammunition, shot shell reloading is elementary work, especially if you use a progressive machine, which performs reloading steps on several shells at once and produces a finished shell with each throw of the handle. In that case, most of the work is done just setting up the machine.

    However, no matter what style of loader you use, there are some simple tips that will make your reloading experience easier, faster and safer. This is not a complete guide to reloading. Always study the owner’s manual that comes with each loader, and purchase a quality reloading manual as well.

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  • August 15, 2012

    Reduce Felt Recoil with These 4 Shotgun Tips-0


    I used to like a shotgun with a little thump to it. Then I started shooting skeet and realized that recoil offers no positive gains. Recoil is only a negative. It’s not a comfort issue, but a performance issue.

    Find a way to reduce recoil and you’ll transition faster when shooting doubles, you’ll be able to shoot longer and you’ll maintain focus on the target clear through the break.

    So how do you cut down on recoil? There are four factors you can address:

    #1 - Proper Gun Fit and Mount
    A properly fitting shotgun is one that comes to your face and shoulder comfortably and centers the shot pattern where you want it. Exactly what is the “right way” for a shotgun to fit is somewhat subjective.

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  • August 13, 2012

    Brady Center Leads Challenge to Arms Act that Protects Firearms Industry-3


    The federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a 2005 law that protects the gun industry from liability lawsuits by gun-grabbers, has been challenged in Alaska in a case that may give gun-control activists a chance to test the law before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to an analysis by Andrew Longstreth published by Reuters on August 9.
    At issue is whether a Juneau gun dealer is liable for letting a homeless felon leave his store with a rifle, which he used to murder a total stranger two days later. The family of the murder victim, Anchorage contractor Simone Kim -- and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence -- filed a wrongful death lawsuit that has made it to the Alaska Supreme Court.

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