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WA: At Weekend Gun Show, NICS Works While Govt. Doesn’t
Submitted by: David Williamson
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The monthly gun show in Puyallup, Washington is a busy place this weekend as the government shutdown has not affected the National Instant Check System (NICS), and nobody seems concerned that the government “isn’t working.”

Said one man standing in line for coffee Saturday morning, “The government doesn’t work very well, anyway.”
 

WY: Jury Decides Moose Kill was Self-Defense
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After a one-day trial in state court, six jurors returned a verdict of “not guilty” for Chauncy G. Goodrich of Pinedale, who testified he shot and killed a young bull moose in self-defense. Goodrich, who lives along Pine Creek on Willow Lake Road, was charged with the high misdemeanor of illegally taking big game, a moose, without a license on July 24, 2017. Wyoming Game and Fish’s Pinedale wildlife supervisor John Lund and wardens Bubba Haley and Jordan Kraft investigated the moose kill after Goodrich texted Haley about his actions, they testified.

 

OH: CCW Permit Applications Drop Following 2016 Election
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What a difference a presidential election makes when it comes to applications for permits to carry a concealed weapon. The number of new CCW permits issued in 2017 by the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office was 851, a 44 percent decline from the 1,515 permits issued the year before.
 

Re-elect John L. Cushman to the 2018 NRA Board of Directors
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Your NRA Nominating Committee reviewed many incredible Board candidates and determined that John L. Cushman has the expertise, experience and courage needed to help lead us at this crucial time. John has been on the Board for just over 20 years and has what it takes to continue to be of value to firearms owners and sportsmen – a strong and knowledgeable advocate for our firearms rights.
 

KS: Topeka Gun Show Draws Wide Range of Enthusiasts
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Brad Evertson said although he “doesn’t shoot much,” he never misses a gun show if he can help it. “I’m going in there to find weird guns,” said the 62-year-old Topekan on Saturday as he was walking into the RK Shows Inc. gun show at the Kansas Expocentre. “I guess I’m kind of eccentric in my choices for guns. I like unusual guns.”
 

Savage Arms Expands Left-Handed Rifle Offerings
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Left-handed shooters are often snubbed when it comes to new firearm introductions, the majority of which are designed for the right-handed consumers who make up the bulk of the market. However, Savage Arms is expanding its left-handed rifle offerings for 2018, ensuring that southpaws have expanded options. “Research reports approximately 10 percent of Americans are left-handed,” said Jessica Treglia, Savage Arms senior brand manager. “Then there are those who are right-handed, but left-eye dominant. These hunters and shooters greatly benefit from a left-handed firearm, and Savage is proud to supply them with dependable and accurate left-handed choices.”
 

Gunmakers Look to New Products to Lift Demand
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After cooling demand for firearms in 2017, large manufacturers are hoping new models of pistols and long guns rolling out at the industry’s big trade and convention next week in Las Vegas will generate strong consumer interest and boost sales in the coming year. The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s four-day SHOT Show officially kicks off Jan. 23 and is expected to attract around 65,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors.
 

AL: Gunfire Death Rate Increases in 7-year Period
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People killed by gunfire in Alabama have increased 22 percent within a seven-year period. The Violence Policy Center states the gunfire death rate was the second highest in the United States with 21.51 fatalities per 100,000 people, Al.com reported . The number of people killed by gunfire in the U.S. increased by 17 percent.
 

AZ: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Man Who Drove onto Property and Fired a Shot
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The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Chino Valley. Authorities say deputies responded to a "shots fired" call at a home near Yuma Drive and Road 3 around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night. When deputies got on scene, they found a 59-year-old man inside a pickup truck parked on the property who had been shot.
 

Guns, Politics & Freedom Radio Show Talks with Gun Rights Writer David Codrea
Submitted by: David Williamson
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“Guns, Politics and Freedom” will feature award-winning AmmoLand News' gun rights writer David Codrea of The War on Guns. Codrea will discuss his recent article in “Guns” magazine entitled “What happens in Vegas…” which details efforts by gun ban advocates to exploit the Las Vegas tragedy. The show will also introduce the SHOT Show, the world’s biggest gun show, beginning this week in Las Vegas. Valone will cover the show in this and future editions of the show.
 

PA: Meet Scott Wagner, Pennsylvania’s Blue Collar Republican
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State Sen. Scott Wagner, Republican frontrunner in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial contest has established a reputation as a brash and aggressive outsider bent on bringing a CEO’s efficiency to Harrisburg. Wagner, who owns and operates a $70 million dollar-a-year trash collection empire, styles himself in the image of President Donald Trump, insisting “he wants to make Pennsylvania greater again.”
 

MI: Three Arrested in Stolen Firearms Case in Gogebic County
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Gogebic County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a breaking and entering in Erwin Township, Thursday. The victim of the breaking and entering reported that he had numerous guns, ammunition and other miscellaneous items stolen from his residence. GCSD officers and members of the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team (GIANT) later received additional information on the incident. After talking to the Gogebic County Prosecutor Nicholas Jacobs and the 98th District Court in Gogebic County, two search warrants were authorized to be executed in the city of Ironwood regards to the investigation.
 

Oh No She Didn’t- Nancy Pelosi Makes Mockery Of Government Shutdown
Submitted by: David Williamson
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At the esteemed Potomac School Of Leadership, the founding principle hammered into rookie politicians, world leaders and tyrants, which has included the likes of Ghandi, FDR, Mao, Churchill, Mandela, Castro, and Jimmy Carter, is how to deescalate an epic civic crises.

While the faculty of the institution has historically been handpicked from the who’s who of global college professors one elbow patch on the blazer away from sparking a cultural revolution, the underlying lesson is simple, always maintain an intense, yet carefree composure. Proud graduate and political incumbent Nancy Pelosi, continues to defy logic with a sterling display of cognitive abilities that rival the psychological flaws and complexities of Hannibal Lecter.
 

Do Increased Gun Thefts Show Futility of Background Check Laws?
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Bloomberg News reported Friday that gun store robberies have increased by an alarming 227 percent since 2013 and burglaries have spiked 71 percent during the same period, raising the question whether so-called “universal background check” laws are a feel-good exercise in futility.

The Bloomberg story comes two weeks to the day after American Handgunner’s “Insider Online” report on gun store thefts.

 

Gun Management Advocates See Likelihood of Victory in State Legislatures
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Supporters of stricter gun regulations see opportunities for victories in state legislature this year after some Republicans showed they would be willing to break with the National Rifle Association in order to support some new restrictions, reported Thursday.
 

CO: Wanted Felon Found In Teller County With An Arsenal Of Guns And Ammo
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Due to Teller County’s rural and desolate atmosphere, the area has always been a place where criminals come in order to hide. A classic example of this scenario is when the “Texas Seven” was apprehended in a Woodland Park campground. Recently, an incident took place involving a potentially dangerous criminal and the scenario could have ended very badly.
 

Patriots Linebacker Faces Pushback for Posting Photo of ‘Assault Weapon’ on Instagram
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New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison is getting pushback for posting a photo of an “assault weapon” on Instagram. As a Pittsburgh Steeler, Harrison expressed his enthusiasm for guns by posing for Men’s Journal with a revolver in one hand and a pistol in the other.
 

Camping World Holdings Buys Into a Large but Challenging Outdoor Market
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Call it brand extension if you want, but Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) is branching far beyond its sales and service of recreational vehicles. The company recently made its fifth acquisition in the outdoor recreation market in just nine months, and it shows no signs of quitting.
 

TX: Shooter Claimed Self-Defense in Deadly Central Lubbock Confrontation
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A police report quotes one person as saying a deadly shooting in the 2900 block of Vicksburg Avenue Saturday was self-defense. Police did not use the term “self-defense” in a press release a few hours after the shooting, but the police report quoted the man who admitted to firing the shots.
 

OK: Federal Figures Shed Light on Trends
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Of the more than 1,700 guns traced in Oklahoma in 2016, more than half of them were pistols, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reported. Not all firearms used in crimes are traced, and not all firearms traced were used in crimes.
 

UT: Man Convicted of Selling Conversions Kits for Weapons
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A Utah man has been convicted of selling kits to convert semi-automatic weapons into machine guns. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Scott Ray Bishop was found guilty of one count each of unlawfully engaging in the business of manufacturing machine guns and illegal possession of machine guns.
 

UT: Big Game Hunting Permits Available Beginning Jan. 25
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Applications for big game hunting permits will be accepted starting Jan. 25 and must be received through www.wildlife.utah.gov, no later than 11 p.m. on March 1, to be included in the draw for permits.
 

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