Support for more gun control nationally has declined by 6 percent in 10 months — from 55 percent in January to 49 percent in November — with momentum for stricter firearms regulations cooling significantly in urban areas and the Midwest, according to a poll conducted by CNN/ORC International.
The poll, released on Dec. 4th, was conducted in mid-November as a barometer of public opinion before the anti-gun lobby launches its anticipated media offensive to mark the one-year anniversary of the Newtown shootings.
According to the poll, since January, the percentage of those who say they “strongly favor” stricter gun laws has declined from 37 percent to 31 percent, and the percentage who strongly oppose them has risen from 27 percent to 32 percent.
The biggest piece of news coming out of acquisition of Bushnell Group Holdings by ATK is that there isn’t much news here. Yes, big fish get eaten by even bigger fish and in the last year ATK has swallowed a couple sizeable morsels in the outdoor industry, first with the acquisition of Savage Arms and now with Bushnell and its family of brands.
With so many brand’s under the ATK umbrella (see list below) it isn’t unreasonable to worry that after a few rounds of tequila shots that the board of directors could sink the entire outdoors industry with an ill-timed investment in bitcoins or gluten futures.
A study by Australian and British researchers published in a frequently debunked European "science" journal claims owning a gun makes Americans racist.
That's disturbing. But what is even more disturbing is this claim was repeated verbatim, without scrutiny, as undisputed "fact" by media more engaged in self-promotion, marketing and the celebration of consumer and celebrity culture than in reporting facts.
Researchers at Australia’s Monash University and Britain’s Manchester University posted their study in PLOS ONE on Nov. 1. In a nutshell, the study says white Americans who hold anti-black sentiments are more likely to keep a gun at home and oppose gun control regulations.
It also claims that black Americans who hold anti-white sentiments are more likely to keep a gun at home and oppose gun control regulations.
1. Losing Focus To be a successful shotgunner, you must stay focused on the bird throughout the shot. If your eyes bounce from the bead to the target, you’ll interrupt the swing of the gun and miss. Keep your eyes on the target to keep the gun moving.
An Oregon school district board on Oct. 24 overturned a ban imposed in March that prohibited educators and staff from carrying firearms on school grounds. The ban spurred a May recall election that resulted in two pro-ban board members being replaced by two anti-ban candidates.
The ban violated Oregon law in a region where open carry is the standard. The ban was also an odd exception in a quiet national trend. Despite efforts in the mainstream media to make it sound strange and dangerous, educators across vast swaths of the nation enjoy the unfettered personal option to carry a firearm on school grounds.
The St. Helens School District, which includes two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and three alternative schools, adopted the measure even though it violated Oregon state law, which allows anybody with a concealed license permit to carry on school grounds.
The Supreme Court's refusal to hear the Second Amendment Foundation's constitutional challenge of Maryland's "good and substantial reason" handgun permit requirement is one of several recent defeats derailing legal efforts to make "shall issue" the law of the land.
The high court on Oct. 15 refused to hear from Raymond Woollard and the Washington state-based SAF, who said Maryland's "may issue" law violates the Second Amendment by restricting it beyond the doorstep.
The Court's decision is not, necessarily, a surprise. The same Court only six months ago left a similar New York "may issue" law intact and, in August, a federal district court upheld New Jersey’s requirement in Drake v. Filko that people show a “justifiable need” to get a carry permit.
The National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of California are among Second Amendment advocacy groups considering legal challenges of several gun control measures signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown over a three-day span beginning Oct. 11.
Brown signed 39 bills over the weekend, including 11 firearms-related laws. Among the 11 is one law that makes California the nation's first state to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting; another bans the sale of parts and repair kits that can create or convert a magazine to a capacity greater than 10 rounds.
The Cleveland Police Department is the first law enforcement agency to challenge an NFL policy banning off-duty officers from carrying their firearms into any of the league's 32 stadiums.
“A police officer is never happy to give up his service weapon, especially when we have the right to carry it, you know, 24 hours, seven days a week, and we’re upheld by our oath, too, to protect and serve the public on or off duty," Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, told Cleveland TV station WOIO 19 Action News on Oct. 4.
Since Cleveland police officers, like those in many other law enforcement agencies, are required to carry their firearms at all times, including when off-duty, the prohibition essentially means police officers cannot attend Cleveland Browns' games unless they are on duty.
The guys over at Winchester sent us this slow motion video of their new Long Beard XR turkey load. The load features a resin called Shot-Lok that fills in the gaps between the pellets and binds them in the wad. Immediately after the shell ignites, the resin fractures and turns to powder. This process creates a tighter shooting shotshell and more pellets on target, according to Winchester.