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husband did during his administration. Suffice it to say that this is just another reiteration of the same anti-gun political theater. And the cheers coming from anti-gunners like Dennis Henigan of the Brady Campaign are ample proof of that.

Obama Administration Moves to Block the Sale of M1 Rifles to Law-abiding Americans

Possession of these guns by Americans is lawful. They are antiques of historical interest, particularly for those who, unlike Clinton and her husband, served this country honorably in America’s foreign wars. And anyone wishing to acquire one would have to go through an Instant Background Check as they would for all other firearms purchases.

SEP 10, 2010 09:39P.M. Obama Administration Moves to Block the Sale of M1 Rifles to Law-abiding Americans State Department intimates that these historic relics may be melted down.

If any American, going into the November elections, had any doubt that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party leaders hate guns and have contempt for the Second Amendment, this is proof. Reps. John Boozman and Paul Broun are submitting a letter to State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton — demanding that this unlawful decision be reversed. And we are working with several legislators to offer an amendment on the next available legislative vehicle which would prohibit the administration from blocking the importation – or even the destruction – of these firearms. Please see the ACTION item and pre-written letter below.

Obama Blocking Return Of Surplus M1 Garands Rifles From Korea

Have you recently renewed your GOA membership? If you haven’t renewed your membership lately, then there’s a lot of information that you could be missing. In our newsletters, GOA takes on recent UN efforts to impose global gun control and has provided its members with postcards to inundate their Senators in opposition to any arms control treaties that would infringe upon our gun rights. Gun Owners of America In fact, current members should be expecting another update on UN gun control efforts that will be arriving in their mailboxes soon. We can’t fight all our battles through email and that’s why we need you to be a member of Gun Owners of America.

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Apparently, things are going so well in the Middle East that the State Department now feels it can turn its attention to banning the lawful possession of firearms by American citizens.

You can go to http://gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm and join Gun Owners of America for the cost of a box of ammunition. Get your friends and family to sign up as well. You’ll be glad you did!

In a little-noticed decision in March, the Obama administration reversed an earlier decision and moved to block the importation of 857,470 lawful M1 semi-automatics which were being sold by South Korea in an effort to raise money for its military. According to Hillary Clinton’s State Department, this action was taken because the M1′s “could potentially be exploited… for illicit purposes.”

ACTION: Write your Representative and urge him or her to cosign the Boozman/Broun letter which demands that the unlawful decision against the M1s be reversed. You can go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Representative the pre-written e-mail message below.

Even worse, a spokesman for the State Department left the impression that the valuable historic relics could even be melted down, as Clinton’s

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GA Governor Signs Proclamation For 39Th Annual National Hunting & Fishing Day

Dear Representative: Please stand up for the Second Amendment in opposition to the Obama administration’s anti-gun efforts to block the importation of — or even destroy — over 850,000 legal, historic M1 semi-automatic firearms.

SEP 10, 2010 04:34P.M.

Reps. John Boozman and Paul Broun are submitting a letter to State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton protesting this unlawful action.

GA Governor Signs Proclamation For 39Th Annual National Hunting & Fishing Day Come celebrate at an exciting event near you!

I urge you in the strongest terms to cosign that letter with them. You can contact either Boozman’s or Broun’s office to get a copy of the letter and to indicate your desire to add your name to this effort. Thank you. Sincerely, —– End Pre-written letter —– Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 FAX: 703-321-8408 www.gunowners.org

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About: Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- In celebration of the passion for the outdoors that you share with 64 million other Americans, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division encourages you to get out and participate in one of the many FREE celebrations that will be held in honor of the 2010 National Hunting and Fishing day.

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Governor Sonny Perdue recently signed a proclamation in honor of the conservation efforts led by America’s hunters and anglers, recognizing Saturday, Sept. 25 as NHF Day in Georgia, noting the plans underway for a statewide celebration.

Obama Administration Moves to Block the Sale of M1 Rifles to Lawabiding Americans

Events that will be offered in Georgia include seven kids’ fishing events and five Outdoor Adventure Days (activities will differ at each event – but some highlights include archery and air rifle shooting, trout fishing, hunting dog demonstrations, wildlife programs, exhibits and more). These events are spread out across the whole state – meaning that one is probably near you!

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In addition to these events, a FREE fishing day is offered to all Georgia residents on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. On this day, residents do NOT need a fishing license or a trout license to fish on any public waters in the state including lakes, streams, ponds and public fishing areas. In addition, residents do not need to obtain a wildlife management area

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license to fish on a PFA, WMA or on Waters Creek on this day.

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And if you thought the day could not get better – it just did. Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are offering a FREE day on Sept. 25, 2010, which means no parking or admission fees.

3 Pro-Hunting Bills Considered by CA Governor SEP 10, 2010 04:29P.M.

CHANCE TO WIN! As part of their partnership with National Hunting and Fishing Day, Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. has donated an all-new 2011 Grizzly 450 with Electric Power Steering (EPS) that one lucky outdoorsman will win. The sweepstakes is being promoted at NHF Day events nationwide, and anyone can enter to win by simply registering online at www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday through the end of November.

Immediate Action Needed: 3 Pro-Hunting Bills Considered by CA. Governor

The U.S. Congress and President Richard Nixon established National Hunting and Fishing Day 39 years ago to recognize generations of hunters and anglers for the time and money – more than a billion dollars each year – they donate to wildlife conservation programs. According to the proclamation signed by Governor Perdue, conserving the state’s natural and wildlife resources is one of the most important responsibilities for this and future generations, and the conservation programs supported and financed by Georgia hunters and anglers have benefited hundreds of wildlife species, including deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles and songbirds for all Georgians to enjoy.

California Outdoor Heritage Alliance SACRAMENTO, CA –-(Ammoland.com)- The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) is asking California hunters, as well as our 40plus member organizations, to contact the Governor’s office as soon as possible in support of three separate pieces of state legislation.

For more information on NHF Day in Georgia – including a complete listing of all events in the state visit www.georgiawildlife.com , and then select “Get Involved.” For more on NHF Day across the nation, visit www.nhfday.org .

The following COHA-sponsored bills received broad bipartisan support within the State Legislature, and are currently awaiting consideration by Governor Schwarzenegger:

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• SB 1058 (Harman) would provide accountability and transparency over the expenditure of hunting license tag/stamp monies to help ensure that such monies are used for game species conservation and public hunting purposes. The bill would create a single, consolidated fiscal account for all big game tag monies, create an advisory committee of sportsmen’s groups to review and provide comment on proposed expenditures of hunting license tag/stamp monies and facilitate greater nonprofit assistance with related conservation projects. For a sample letter visit www.outdoorheritage.org

GA Governor Signs Proclamation For 39Th Annual National Hunting & Fishing Day Tags: Georgia, NHF Day, NHFDay.org

• AB 1254 (Berryhill) would authorize the Department of Fish and Game to temporarily suspend, as well as seek reimbursement of, a County’s expenditure of Fish and Game (DFG) fine monies should DFG find that the County is improperly spending such funds on purposes unrelated to fish and wildlife conservation. The bill also authorizes DFG to offer incentives (e.g. special hunting opportunities) to hunter education instructors in order to recruit and maintain a sufficient number of instructors statewide. For a sample letter for a sample letter visit www.outdoorheritage.org • AB 979 (Berryhill) would keep local governments from arbitrarily banning or restricting hunting and fishing activities. This measure

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is necessary as growing urban development and other recreational uses continue to infringe on traditional hunting and fishing areas. For a sample letter visit www.outdoorheritage.org

The adjusted NICS data were derived by NSSF by subtracting out NICS purpose-code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases.

Support letters may be faxed to the Governor at 916-558-3160. You may also email his office at http://gov.ca.gov/interact

Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the adjusted NICS data provide a more accurate picture of current market conditions. Questions concerning NSSF-adjusted NICS data should be directed to NSSF’s research department at 203-426-1320 or research@nssf.org.

Thank you for your assistance! About: The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) is a partnership of conservation organizations, outdoor industry, other related interests and individuals who support science-based wildlife management and the preservation of our hunting rights in California. COHA is a 501(c)4 Political Advocacy organization dedicated solely to influencing legislative, regulatory and administrative policy decisions which promote wildlife conservation and our outdoor heritage. For more information about COHA, visit www.outdoorheritage.org.

In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions of firearms sales and transfers on new and used handguns and long guns. About: Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities. Visit: www.buckeyefirearms.org Brought to you by - AMMO LAND.COM - Firearms & Shooting Sports News Ammo Land.com Submit Gun, Ammo and Shooting Related News at Ammo Land.com

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August Sees 4.6% Jump In Firearm Sales 3 Pro-Hunting Bills Considered by CA Governor Tags: Background Checks, BFA, Buckeye Firearms Association, FBI, Gun Sales, NICS, NSSF, Wholesale Guns

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Hunters Contribute Billions To Conservation Efforts – Animal Rights Groups Zero

August Sees 4.6% Jump In Firearm Sales SEP 10, 2010 04:20P.M.

SEP 10, 2010 04:17P.M. August Sees 4.6% Jump In Firearm Sales From Same Period One Year Ago

Hunters Contribute Billions To Conservation Efforts – Animal Rights Groups Zero Hunters nationwide have contributed more than $6.4 billion dollars to wildlife conservation efforts.

Buckeye Firearms Foundation Ohio --(Ammoland.com)The FBI has released its National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figures for August 2010. NSSF-adjusted figures (718,971) show a 4.6 percent increase over August of last year (687,252).

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management areas that benefit a diversity of wildlife species and provide wildlife-related recreational opportunities, providing information to landowners on how to manage their property for various species, conducting hunter education classes and building and maintaining public shooting ranges. For more information on the Federal Wildlife Restoration Program, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website at http://www.fws.gov/southeast/federalaid/ . For more information on wildlife management practices in Georgia, visit the Wildlife Resources Division website at www.georgiawildlife.com , contact a local Game Management office or call (770) 918-6416. Brought to you by - AMMO LAND.COM - Firearms & Shooting Sports News Ammo Land.com Submit Gun, Ammo and Shooting Related News at Ammo Land.com Georgia Department of Natural Resources Hunters Contribute Billions To Conservation Efforts – Animal Rights Groups Zero

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- The largest, most successful wildlife conservation program in the world, the Federal Wildlife Restoration Program, is fueled by hunters.

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Over the past 70 years, hunters nationwide have contributed more than $6.4 billion dollars to wildlife conservation efforts. In Georgia alone, since 1939, hunters have contributed more than $137 million for wildlife conservation in Georgia.

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Georgia Hunters Need New Deer Harvest Record Prior To 2010-2011 Season

“The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program is the most successful wildlife conservation program in the world and serves as a financial cornerstone to the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. It benefits all wildlife species, conserves and restores habitat and helps enhance wildlife conservation through research,” said John W. Bowers, Wildlife Resources Division Game Management assistant chief.

SEP 10, 2010 04:04P.M. Georgia Hunters Need New Deer Harvest Record Prior To 2010-2011 Season

“Through this program, America’s hunters continue to provide the most substantial source of funding for wildlife conservation and management in the United States.” The program was established through the Pittman-Robertson Act in 1937. Through lobbying efforts in Congress, America’s hunters created this act as a way to fund conservation and management of the nation’s wildlife. Wildlife Restoration funds are accumulated from excise taxes on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. This excise tax is levied at the manufacturer’s level, collected by the Federal government, and distributed to state wildlife agencies to fund wildlife conservation and management programs. The amount of money each state agency annually receives is determined by the number of paid hunting licenses and the land area of the state. The Wildlife Resources Division uses Wildlife Restoration funds for various types of programs, including restoring habitat and improving wildlife populations, conducting research, monitoring wildlife populations, operating more than one million acres of wildlife

Georgia Department of Natural Resources SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- The Georgia Department

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of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division reminds all deer hunters, including big game license holders, honorary and lifetime license holders, hunters under 16 years of age and landowners, to obtain a new deer harvest record for the upcoming season.

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Deer harvest records are required for any person hunting deer, regardless of age, are free of charge and available at www.gohuntgeorgia.com or at any retail license agent.

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Georgia Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens September 11 Georgia Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens September 11

“A deer harvest record is good only for a single hunting season because the bag limit is a season limit,” said John W. Bowers, assistant chief of Game Management for the Wildlife Resources Division. Hunters must complete a deer harvest record before moving a deer from the site of a kill, except when participating in a wildlife management area or national wildlife refuge hunt that requires hunters to check out harvested deer. Hunters may not possess or use multiple big game licenses or deer harvest records and should keep harvest records with hunting licenses. “We appreciate the honesty, cooperation and support from each hunter in respecting wildlife and the conservation tradition by following game and fish laws. We encourage hunters to police themselves by using the anonymous Turn In Poachers (TIP) line (1-800-241-4113) to turn in individuals who violate these laws,” said Bowers.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- Deer season is the most popular time of the year for Georgia hunters, and this year archers get first draw beginning Sat., Sept. 11. Last year, 107,792 archery hunters harvested more than 54,000 deer.

Georgia 2010-2011 Hunting Regulations For more information, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com , contact a Wildlife Resources Division Game Management office or call (770) 761-3044.

Statewide archery season runs through Oct. 8, but special regulations apply to archery-only counties and extended archery season areas. Hunters should refer to the 2010-2011 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide available at www.gohuntgeorgia.com, at retail license agents or any Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division office.

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Georgia is considered a top destination in the country for non-resident hunters and continues to draw tens of thousands of hunters from across the country each year. The state’s quality deer herd and the close to one million available acres of public hunting land serve as the main appeal.

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Georgia offers more than 90 state-operated wildlife management areas. Many of these public lands offer specialty hunts, including primitive weapons hunts, adult/child hunts and ladies-only hunts. Dates and locations for these hunts are available in the 2010-2011 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide, and WMA maps are available at www.gohuntgeorgia.com . Hunters are allowed a season bag limit of ten antlerless deer and two antlered deer (one of the two antlered deer must have a minimum of four points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers). To pursue deer in Georgia, hunters must have a valid hunting license, big game

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license and a current deer harvest record.

Windham, ME --(Ammoland.com)- As of today, law enforcement firearms distributors began receiving the much anticipated Bushmaster ACR, redefining the term “modular” with the extraordinary ability to change calibers, barrel lengths and stock configurations in less than two minutes – without the use of tools.

If hunting on a WMA, a WMA license also is required. For more information on deer hunting seasons and regulations, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com . Brought to you by - AMMO LAND.COM - Firearms & Shooting Sports News Ammo Land.com Submit Gun, Ammo and Shooting Related News at Ammo Land.com

Truly the most versatile and adaptive rifle ever conceived, the ACR is a result of a collaborative effort between Bushmaster, Magpul and Remington. The Bushmaster ACR for the law enforcement market is available now in the Enhanced configuration and demonstrations are available from a Bushmaster Sales Representative.

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“We have started setting appointments with police agencies, throughout the country to give details and demonstrate the ACR,” stated Mike Chamberlain, Vice President – Law Enforcement Sales. “A demo and discussion of the benefits and features of this excellent weapon system may be arranged by contacting your local Law Enforcement Bushmaster dealer or sales representative.”

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Bushmaster ACR Rifles The World’s Most Adaptive Modular Rifle – Ready for Duty

The ACR platform provides a more reliable, accurate and missionconfigurable rifle utilizing our torture-tested, adjustable gas piston operating system which supports suppressed or unsuppressed firing and the ability to quickly change calibers from 5.56mm/223 Rem to 6.8mm Rem SPC. Other key design features include intuitive, operator controls for magazine release, bolt catch and release, fire selector and nonreciprocating charging handle. To enhance durability, the cold hammerforged barrel system (10.5, 14.5, 16.5 and 18-inch barrel options/multiple calibers) and all action components feature our proprietary protective coating and the hand guard, lower receiver and stock are constructed from a rugged, high-impact composite.

SEP 10, 2010 03:20P.M. Bushmaster ACR Rifles The World’s Most Adaptive Modular Rifle – Ready for Duty Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifles (ACR) Enhanced – Law Enforcement Version Now Available.

The Enhanced version features an AAC Blackout NSM Flash Hider for exceptional reduction of muzzle flash; multi-functional, three-sided aluminum hand guard with integral MIL-STD 1913 accessory rail; and folding, six-position telescoping composite stock with rubber butt pad, sling attachment mounts and 2-point push button sling, Magpul MBUS front and rear flip sights; and two 30-round PMAG. All ACR components ship in an oversized, soft, nylon case with room for accessories and extra barrel storage.

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The Bushmaster ACR Enhanced for the law enforcement market is offered in a non-reflective, black finish or Coyote Brown finish. Suggested retail price for the ACR Enhanced is $3,061 and is available now at Bushmaster law enforcement distributors. To locate a Bushmaster law enforcement distributor in your area, visit www.bushmaster.com/community-law-index.asp for a complete listing.

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Palm Pistol Completes 10,000 Round Endurance Testing SEP 10, 2010 12:56P.M. Palm Pistol Completes 10,000 Round Endurance Testing Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifles (ACR) Brown Enhanced Configuration About Bushmaster Firearms Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC (BFI) is the leading supplier of AR15/M16 type rifles in the United States for Law Enforcement, security and private consumer use. Headquartered in Windham, Maine, with additional facilities in Dallas, Georgia and Lake Havasu, Arizona, BFI supplies aluminum and advanced carbon fiber-based rifle platforms in calibers ranging from 5.56mm/223 to 50BMG. These and associated accessories manufactured by BFI meet the tactical rifle needs of US customers as well as Military, Law Enforcement and Security clients from over 50 countries worldwide. Visit our web site at www.bushmaster.com Magpul is a trademark of Magpul Industries Corp. AAC Blackout is a trademark of Advanced Armament Corp.

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - -(AmmoLand.com)- Endurance testing of the Palm Pistol prototype was completed in August, 2010.

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The procedure consisted of firing 10,000 standard rounds and 100 proof loads. Every 500 rounds, the gun was completely disassembled and subjected to wet fluorescent magnetic particle inspection (MPI) by an ASTM certified non-destructive testing laboratory.

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The five structurally critical components (barrel, latch, receiver, barrel pivot pin and latch pivot pin) all withstood the test and passed with “no indications found.” Findings concluded the design was robust and structurally safe. The next task is the drop test. There were some functional/ergonomic issues that surfaced which will be addressed in the production model. We have started the process of obtaining production quotes from the various manufacturing specialties such as investment casting, wire EDM, plastics injection molding, stamping, etc. We do not yet have an estimate on production start date or retail cost.

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Rebuilt M1917 .45 Revolvers SEP 10, 2010 11:13A.M. Some WWII Gun Collectors Prefer Rebuilt M1917 .45 Revolvers Gun Collecting: By John Kullman

Palm Pistol Completes 10,000 Round Endurance Testing Concurrently, we are exploring the development of a multi-projectile .38 special cartridge optimized for the Palm Pistol. This will be suitable for other short barreled self-defense firearms such as Derringers and snub nosed revolvers. Colt M1917 Revolver Matt Carmel President Constitution Arms About: The Palm Pistol is an ergonomically innovative single shot double action only defensive firearm chambered in 9mm that may be fired using either hand without regard to orientation of the stock. Suited for home defense, concealed carry or as a backup gun. It is also ideal for seniors, disabled or others who may have limited strength or manual dexterity. Using the thumb instead of the index finger for firing, it significantly reduces muzzle drift, one of the principal causes of inaccurate targeting. Point and shoot couldn’t be easier. Visit: www.palmpistol.com

FirearmsTruth.com Michigan --(Ammoland.com)- The United States was the only major combatant of WWI and WWII that issued handguns to noncommissioned officers.

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Most nations treated handguns as a symbol status to be handed out to officers, not as a frontline battle weapon. The U.S. considered side arms an important supplement to the trench fighting of the First World War. The average combatant of the Great War carried a bolt-action rifle and the use of a quick-firing pistol is easy to understand when it comes to defending or assaulting trenches.

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The standard military pistol at the time of the U.S.’s entry into WWI was the M1911 .45 automatic. But because the country was woefully unprepared to fight, a supplementary pistol was required that could be more quickly manufactured. Colt redesigned its M1909 revolver and the M1917 was born. The M1917 fired the same round as the M1911 and filled the combat gaps that weren’t able to procure the more desirable M1911’s. Colt produced 150,000 M1917s, with Smith & Wesson adding an additional 153,000 M1917s to military stocks during the war. After the war, the M1917 was retired and became part of the country’s reserve stock. When the United Stated entered WWII, it was once again woefully under armed. The M1917’s were taken out of the reserve stock

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and refurbished. Most were cleaned and the original blued metal was parkerized. Most retained their walnut grips but a few were given plastic grips. The arsenal performing the refurbishing work was stamped on the frame.

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Most refurbished M1917’s were used by the Military Police and as training weapons, but nearly 21,000 made it to the various fronts. Many WWII collectors prefer the refurbished M1917’s to the same model used in WWI. Evidence of parkerization, buffing and arsenal initials indicates a refurbished pistol. After WWII, the M1917 was retired and many were sold to civilians.

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Interview with Black Man with a Gun’s Kenn Blanchard Interview with Black Man with a Gun’s Kenn Blanchard A fun loving, zombie shooting, Harley riding, inspirational Christian pastor that encourages the American family on his podcast.

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Upper Marlboro, MD --(Ammoland.com)- Rev. Kenn Blanchard hosts a listener supported variety show for all law abiding gun owners, air-soft, air-gun, and paintball enthusiasts. The weekly podcast is produced by the pastor of a Christian church in Washington, DC. He is also a former US Marine, federal police officer and firearms trainer. On his show he shares life lessons, and grassroots information with humor, guest interviews, commentary, and gun reviews unlike anyone on the internet.

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“It’s called the urban shooter because it is focused on people that shoot and live in or near a city or town, but all are welcomed.”

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Blanchard believes it might be a little tougher to enjoy your freedom in a city so his show is when you might need a laugh to keep from crying or sing a little song to keep your spirits up. You’ll get it all here from the activist known internationally as the Black Man With A Gun. Blanchard has worked as an self defense activist since 1991. He has lived in Brazil and England. He has traveled to over fifteen countries. He has lobbied the US Congress. He has testified in the state legislatures of Virginia, Texas, South Carolina, Michigan, Maryland, and Wisconsin. He has done commercials for TV against racist gun laws and been featured in three documentaries. He has debated nationally known anti-second amendment people on national television. He is available for speaking engagements, personal consultations,

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prayer, preaching, voice over work or your next BBQ. 888-675- 0202. www.blackmanwithagun.us or Blackmanwithagun@gmail.com The Urban Shooter show is also available on iTunes and has an iphone APP . • Follow me on twitter.com/urbanshooterpod Facebook.com/kennblanchard

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• Forum: www.blackmanwithagun.info • And the show notes on www.urbanshooterpodcast.com Kenn Blanchard The Urban Shooter Podcast “The Pro-Gun Variety Show” “Holla” 1-888-772-6262 www.UrbanShooterPodcast.com www.blackmanwithagun.com About: Urban Shooter PodCast is a listener supported variety show podcast for all law abiding gun owners, air-soft, air-gun, and paintball enthusiasts of the city hosted by author, instructor and activist, Kenn Blanchard. The weekly shows share grassroots information on what’s going on, mixed with humor, guest interviews, commentary, gun safety, marksmanship and listener feedback. Visit: www.urbanshooterpodcast.com

FirearmsCoalition.org Manassas, VA --(Ammoland.com)- By reading this column you prove yourself to be an exception to the rule. You are an exception because you are doing things that most people don’t do or are not doing yet. First off, you are reading which is becoming exceptional all by itself, but not only are you reading, you are reading about politics and it’s still several weeks before a major election.

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On top of that, you are reading about gun politics which most people understand is all written by dangerous radicals and extremists.

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You are an exception because you care enough about our nation to seek out information, study issues, learn about candidates, and cast an educated vote.

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Ignorance, Apathy, & Emotion Destroying America’s Gun Rights

A few days after the 2008 General Election I was exploring how Americans research before casting their votes and I discovered a surprising phenomenon. Looking at search data from the giant Google internet search engine to see how often people searched for key phrases, such as “Obama + gun control” in the days leading up to the election I found, as expected, that search traffic increased dramatically as the election drew closer. But the surprise was that the highest number of searches on key issues − almost double the previous day’s count − did not occur in the days before the election, but on the day after. The data indicated that to a significant number of Americans, the major political question is not, “What are we going to do?” but rather, “What have we done?”

SEP 10, 2010 08:08A.M. Ignorance, Apathy, & Emotion Destroying America’s Gun Rights By Jeff Knox

To see twice as many searches focused on critical issues the day after the election, compared to the day before is troubling at best. I’d like to see Larry Sabato or some other political science professor do some serious

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research into this phenomenon and give us a better idea of what it’s all about.

About: The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists in the form of education, analysis of current issues, and with a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition is a project of Neal Knox Associates, Manassas, VA. Visit: www.FirearmsCoalition.org

Until then, I want to put the less confusing findings of my research to work. Search traffic for politicians’ names linked to key issues shows a very slow and steady increase leading up to the first week of September − Labor Day. After Labor Day there is a slight increase, but not the big bounce that intuition might suggest. The search numbers don’t actually begin to increase significantly until the two weeks or so before the election and then they do so dramatically (sometimes doubling day-today) right up through Election Day.

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What this suggests is that, while we knew that most people don’t think about politics until after Labor Day, there appears to be an awful lot of folks who don’t look at politics until days or even hours before voting.

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This news is both good and bad for activists wishing to impact elections. The bad news is that much of the hard work they do leading up to Election Day may be wasted, or at least not very economical. The good news is that activists can have a major impact on an election right up to the last moment.

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E-Mail, Facebook & Twitter the New Sportsmen’s Club

Pro Gun Volunteers Needed When we launched www.GunVoter.org, in March of ’08, our vision for the candidate-focused forum site relied on a “build it and they will come” model. We hoped that if we created the space and let people know about it, they would flesh it out by each sharing their own candidate research for their corner of the country. So far that model hasn’t worked out because it seems people are more interested in learning than teaching.

SEP 10, 2010 04:27A.M. E-Mail, Facebook & Twitter the New Sportsmen’s Club

Even now, with over 2000 registered users and countless thousands more visitors to the site, most of the hard data is posted by us, and we don’t have the staff to keep up with it all. This year’s elections are too important to wait for the users to drive the information so I’ve begun actively recruiting volunteers to collect and post relevant data and links. With that solid foundation of information I hope we’ll see the interactive component of the board take off as well. If you’re interested in participating in this effort, (especially if you know phpBB,) or you’d just like to see what’s going on, I encourage you to stop by the site and drop me a message. In the next few weeks thousands of voters will be waking up and seeking information about the candidates. What those voters find could depend on you. The more information there is at GunVoter.org, the more useful it will be and the more people will find it, use it, discuss it, and add to it, making it more useful and drawing more visitors, etc. Please help spread the word about GunVoter.org to activists, candidates, political parties, anyone interested in gaining or sharing pertinent information, and if you’d like to lend a hand, let me know.

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Knowledge is power only if it is shared and used. www.GunVoter.org is an ideal forum for sharing, growing, and applying knowledge to realize power and overcome the ignorance, apathy, and emotion that is destroying the Republic.

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how his day’s going. While the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is still pretty “old school” on a lot of things (phone calls and personal letters still count in our book), we’re also working hard to get into this new world. We have a Facebook page, a Twitter page, a YouTube page and a CamoSpace page. Also, one of our biggest efforts to date is the Sentry Program that through email gives you access to important information on how to protect your hunting, fishing and trapping rights. It also lets you easily pass it all on to lots of others.

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We have a Sentry website that’s a one stop shop for things like hunting regulations, maps and weather. There’s contests running now and then and has a place to pin up your photos. Like I said, it’s kind of like a “virtual sportsman club” and its all yours at NO COST. Just need to give us a name, email, zip and phone number at www.ussportsmen.org/beasentry.

Columbus, OH --(Ammoland.com)- I don’t know about you, but I have to watch the Wizard of Oz with my daughter several times each year. In fact, it seems like I always have the song, “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!” swirling around my head. As I was thinking about e-mail, Facebook, YouTube, texting, blogs, forums and Twitter, a similar tune popped in my head – “E-mail, Facebook and Twitter…Oh My!”

Get involved with the group that’s keeping it legal for everyone and check us out at all of our social sites. Be a part of our virtual sportsman club today!

I know, it’s silly and I know that all of you rough and tough outdoor guys are going to laugh a little (or maybe a lot), about me watching the Wizard of Oz! Come on, haven’t YOU ever had to watch it with your kids? I promise I watch John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies too… Anyway, who on earth knows what all these funky so-called “social media” things are?

About: The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. Visit www.ussportsmen.org.

Well, simply put, these are new communications tools helping us all keep up with family, friends and even co-workers. In a way, they are almost like a “virtual sportsmen’s club.”

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It seems like just yesterday folks were joining a sportsmen’s club to have place to shoot, meet up with other hunters, anglers and shooters to talk about what you did in the field. Some of the best memories come from shooting the breeze with good friends and talking about the “one that got away” or that impossible shot you pulled off. You could walk in the clubhouse and there would be a pot of coffee brewing, deer heads on the wall, the American flag in the corner and you’d recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” before the meeting.

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Of course, this is still what a lot of us do. Nothing will ever take the place of good, old fashion face to face time at a local sportsmen’s haunt. Social Media Connecting More Sportsmen But, social media is providing us with another way to talk to each other. Think about it, they are now making it easier than ever to post your deer picture or the video showing how hard you fought that Largemouth Bass on YouTube. Your friends, even the guys you met last year on that hunting trip out west, can comment on it. You can also e-mail the pictures to tons of friends from around the country or even text your buddy sitting in that duck blind a few hundred yards away to check up on

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