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Any time you take a shot at game or clay, you need a good foundation, one that will permit your gun to move to and through the bird. As in most sports, this begins with your feet.
When the dogs get birdy or you get into a blind, try to find some level ground where your feet can anticipate the shot. Like aircraft, birds try to take off into the wind for extra lift, then frequently turn with the wind for more speed, so consider the wind as you set yourself up for the shot.
There are a couple of foot positions that work well in the field—the British Churchill and our American Step, or Foxtrot. For the latter, you begin in a ready position with the heels 6 to 8 inches apart and the toes pointing at 12 and 2 o’clock for a right-handed shooter; reverse for a lefty. This allows the shooter to easily move in any direction the bird goes in. At the flush, with your eyes sharply focused on the bird, take a short step—as if dancing the Foxtrot—toward the target as you bring your gun to... [ Read Full Post ]
After learning that her proposed semi-automatic firearms ban would fall at least 20 votes shy of the 60-vote majority needed for approval, Sen. Dianne Feinstein on March 19 withdrew her proposed reincarnation of the 1994 AWB from a package of gun legislation heading to the Senate floor.
Feinstein’s proposal will still get voted on as an amendment, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it will be lucky to attract 40 votes in the 100-member Senate. Feinstein said she might break off the portion of her bill that limits the capacity of gun magazines to no more than 10 bullets into a separate proposal. [ Read Full Post ]
Modern shotguns and slugs can be extremely accurate, but only if you select the right rounds for your gun. This video illustrates exactly why you don't want to shoot a sabot slug through a smoothbore shotgun. Watch the slug tumble its way toward the steel plate before impact. Not exactly the definition of accuracy here. [ Read Full Post ]
Colorado will become the seventh state to impose magazine capacity limits and the 14th to mandate universal background checks for all firearms sales when Gov. John Hickenlooper signs four gun control bills approved after contentious debate into law.
The legislation will ban ammunition magazines that can carry more than 15 rounds and eight shotgun shells; require background checks for all sales and transfers between private parties and online purchases; require firearm buyers to pay for their own background checks; and ban online certification for concealed-carry permits. [ Read Full Post ]
Most shooters recognize that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposed "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013" is blatantly deceptive because they understand the difference between an automatic firearm and a semi-automatic firearm.
Most shooters also know that the nebulous and scary-sounding "assault weapon" in Feinstein's 122-page bill is nothing more than a political designation that makes a semi-automatic firearm an "assault weapon" by adding a detachable magazine and one cosmetic feature, such as a pistol grip or folding stock.
Therefore, most shooters know "assault weapons" aren't made; they are contrived by political whim.
Most shooters know this. Many non-shooters do not.
Unfortunately, it is these people -- the non-gun owners -- who are being manipulated by the gun control lobby to believe recently proposed gun control bills, such as Feinstein's, are crafted to make them safer. These are the people gun owners must convince how dangerously deluded this deception is. Fortunately, the facts will make it easier.
Here are responses to some frequently asked questions and assumptions posed by non-gun owners. Please share this information with your non-shooter friends!
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Recurring allegations continue to surface in cyberspace that the Bank of America has adopted a policy prohibiting it from doing business with firearms manufacturers and retailers.
BoA, one of the world's largest financial institutions with 57 million individual banking accounts and four million small business customers, has been the focus of enmity on many pro-Second Amendment websites since April last year.
In April 2012, McMillan Manufacturing in Phoenix, Ariz., claimed BoA told the firearms-maker, a 12-year customer of the bank, that the "company's business would no longer be welcomed ... because (it) manufactures firearms." [ Read Full Post ]
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bipartisan bill to expand sanctions on illegal “straw purchases” of guns, the first major gun-related bill adopted by the panel since 1994.
But votes on three more controversial proposals -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein's semi-automatic firearms ban, high-capacity ammunition magazine restrictions and expanded universal background checks -- will likely be delayed until later this week. [ Read Full Post ]