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“NSSF First Shots is dedicated to facilitating just that. Their mission aligns perfectly with our company’s core values. Supporting the NSSF First Shots program simply makes sense, and we are proud and excited to be working with them.”

Vortex Optics Provides Support for NSSF’s First Shots OCT 12, 2010 05:30P.M.

Said Cynthia Dalena, manager of the First Shots program, “NSSF greatly appreciates the support of Vortex Optics and the contribution their fine products will make toward growing the ranks of recreational shooters.”

Vortex Optics Provides Support for NSSF’s First Shots Program

Vortex Optics Hosted by independent shooting facilities, First Shots seminars provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to shooting by qualified range operators and instructors. The seminars cover firearm safety, local ownership requirements, shooting fundamentals, hands-on instruction and information on how and where to continue shooting.

National Shooting Sports Foundation NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- Newcomers to the shooting sports will be assured of a clear view of their target thanks to Vortex Optics, which has generously pledged its support to First Shot, the introductory shooting program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

First Shots is one of many NSSF programs working to increase awareness of and participation in the shooting sports. For more information on First Shots, visit www.firstshots.org.

NSSF is proud to add Vortex Optics to the growing list of industry supporters of First Shots, which helps shooting ranges nationwide provide introductory seminars in handgun, rifle and shotgun.

About NSSF The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 5,500 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

Vortex has been in the optics business since 1986 and is one of the few family owned and operated U.S. companies in the industry. A staff of about 40 dedicated and hard-working employees manufactures rifle scopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, red-dot scopes and other optics products. All products are designed to the company’s own specifications and inspected and serviced at a modern facility located in Middleton, Wis.

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“Introducing and recruiting new participants to the shooting sports in a safe, positive and fun format is something Vortex Optics believes in,” said company president Dan Hamilton.

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Attorney General of Connecticut: • Martha Dean – http://www.marthadeanforattorneygeneral.com

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Connecticut Citizens Defense League Releases Fall 2010 Political Endorsements

• 3rd Congressional District – Jerry Labriola http://www.votejerry2010.com • 2nd Congressional District – Janet Peckinpaugh http://www.peckinpaughforcongress.com

OCT 12, 2010 05:21P.M. Connecticut Citizens Defense League Releases Fall 2010 Political Endorsements

State of Connecticut – House Districts: • District #39 – Andrew Lockwood • District #41 – Tim Plungis http://www.timplungis.com • District #44 – Mike Struzik http://www.michaelstruzik.net • District #46 – William Nash • District #47 – Christopher Coutu http://www.coutu47.com • District #61 – Malvi Lennon http://www.malvilennon2010.com • District #64 – Kathy Lauretano http://www.kathylauretano.com • District #70 – Rosa Rebimbas http://www.reprebimbas.com • District #80 – John “Corky” Mazurek http://www.housedems.ct.gov/mazurek/index.asp

Connecticut Citizens Defense League Groton, CT --(Ammoland.com)- The Connecticut Citizens Defense League has released a comprehensive list of endorsed candidates for the fall 2010 elections, as a service to their members and voters interested in their second amendment rights statewide.

• District #80 – Robert Sampson www.sampson2010.com

Each of these candidates has demonstrated through their voting record or current actions and mindset that they are the best pro-secondamendment choice in their respective race.

• District #85 – Mike Vitali http://www.mikevitali.com

The CCDL reminds its members that the only way to ensure we continue to live in a just and free society is to make every effort to vote for representatives that support personal liberty.

• District #103 – Al Adinolfi http://www.adinolfi2010.com

Please contact your town’s registrar of voters to ensure that you will be able to cast your vote come November 2nd.

• District #126 – James Keyser

• District #81 – Rusty Haigh http://www.rustyforsouthington2010.com

• District #89 – Kathy Brown http://www.brownforct2010.com

• District #123 – TR Rowe http://www.reptrrowe.com

• District #131 – Dave Labriola http://www.replabriola.com The endorsed candidates are: • District #139 – Leon Moore Governor of Connecticut: **District #80 Has two very strong pro-2A candidates for office. Either candidate is exceptional for firearms rights. John Mazurek has a long history of voting on behalf of gun owners, and Robert Sampson has

• Tom Foley – http://www.tomfoley2010.com

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disclosed his 2A views, which are also unwavering.

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Politician’s Stand On The Second Amendment Determines If You Are A Subject Or A Citizen

State of Connecticut – Senate Districts: • District #6 – Henry Zembko • District #13 – Len Suzio http://www.suzioforsenate.com • District #15 – Joan Hartley http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Hartley.html

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• District #16 – Joe Markley http://www.joemarkley.com

A Politician’s Stand On The Second Amendment Determines If You Are A Subject Or A Citizen

• District #20 – Daniel Docker http://www.danieldockersenate2010.com This list represents the best of our knowledge at this time. For more information please visit http://www.ccdl.us. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action. Sincerely, Bennett Prescott Public Relations Coordinator Connecticut Citizens Defense League publicrelations@ccdl.us Letters to the AmmoLand Editor: Got something on your mind? Let us know and you can see it here.

http://www.ccdl.us Cell: (518) 488-7190

Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Texas legislator Dr. Suzanne Gratia-Hupp said, “How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.”

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Every election cycle we see candidates with marginal commitment to gun owners doing a masquerade intended to deceive voters. A standard buzzphrase these candidates use is “hunter access,” words designed to bait unsuspecting gun owners into thinking the candidate is truly committed to the right to bear arms.

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Don’t take the bait for that particular trap, and don’t fall for the onpaper-only, hunting-sounding “groups” that emerge only shortly before each election to offer political cover for candidates who do not fully support the right to bear arms. Rather, trust the entities that have been in the trenches for decades fighting for your rights – the Montana Shooting Sports Association and the National Rifle Association. Both MSSA and the NRA evaluate candidates for you. Find the MSSA evaluations at mtssa.org or at VoteSmart.org, and the NRA evaluations at nrapvf.org.

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Don’t get sucked in by the photo op candidates who borrow a shotgun for a campaign photo. In Montana we call that “All hat and no cows.” Check candidates out carefully or trust MSSA and the NRA to have done a good job evaluating candidates for you.

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As Dr. Gratia-Hupp implies, a candidate’s true attitude about your gun rights is a litmus for much else about that candidate.

OCT 12, 2010 04:30P.M.

Gary Marbut, president Montana Shooting Sports Association P.O. Box 4924 Missoula, Montana 59806 406-549-1252 (Office) 406-544-1252 (Mobile) www.mtssa.org Author, Gun Laws of Montan www.mtpublish.com

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. Brian Judy State Liaison for Montana National Rifle Association 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 455 Sacramento, CA 95814 916-446-2455 (Office)

Babes with Bullets Princeton, Louisiana -(Ammoland.com)- You may register under the wire and get a place at the premiere rifle camp for women, offered by Babes with Bullets at Head Instructor Kay Miculek’s private range near Shreveport, La., from Wed., Nov. 3 through Sat., Nov. 6, 2010.

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This three-day immersion camp concludes with a private match. Many in the gun industry and the nation are aware of Babes with Bullet ladies action-shooting pistol camps, held since April 2004 under the supervision of Miculek – a 14-time national champion in rifle, pistol and shotgun – who recruited many of the top female shooters in the country, instructors that offer the unique ability to reach out to novice female shooters. This camp is the first in a series of rifle camps, added to the roster.

Politician’s Stand On The Second Amendment Determines If You Are A Subject Or A Citizen Tags: Anti Gun Politicians, Gary Marbut, Gun Politics, Gun Voters, Montana Shooting Sports Association, MSSA, NRA

Camp Director Deb Ferns attended the first camp in 2004 as one of the novice shooters. Since 2004, Ferns and Miculek have worked as partners, along with senior instructor, Lisa Munson, to host dozens of camps across the US. To date more than 1,200 novice ladies have joined in the camps, which have been underwritten by Smith & Wesson since 2004. Along with financial support, Smith & Wesson also donates all the firearms – including their new M&P 15/AR-15 and M&P 22′s. This gives campers the opportunity to “try before they buy.” According to Ferns, an aggressive 3-gun competitor, “Of all the rifles I’ve used, the AR-15 is the most fun and easiest rifle to shoot. So many women are intimidated by the word ‘rifle’ and that’s due to the influence of mainstream media and has nothing to do with reality!” HiViz Shooting Systems, along with Nikon and Insight Technology, help make the upcoming Babes with Bullets rifle camp available to more

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women through three-$200 scholarships. Please contact Deb Ferns, camp director, at Deb@BabeswithBullets.com to see if a scholarship is available. See the website at www.babeswithbullets.com to register for the upcoming rifle camp, or any of the other camps for 2010 and 2011.

Specialties® Pro Staff and friends hit the road in search of America’s favorite game animal – the whitetail deer. Matt Morrett, Eddie Salter, Rick White, Phillip Vanderpool, Steve Criner and Al Morris all log hundreds of miles driving across the country in search of the biggest bucks.

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Primetime Bucks® 14 features whitetail hunts in deer hunting hotspots like Iowa, Illinois and Kansas, along with Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Florida, North Dakota and Mexico. Al Morris throws in a great spot and stalk hunt for a trophy mule deer in Nevada to round out the action.

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The DVD features plenty of tips for both novice and experienced hunters to help them be more successful this fall.

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Primetime Bucks 14 Features 26 Hunts And Over 3 ½ Hours Of Hunting Action

Whether it’s early season hunts for bucks in velvet, the middle of the rut, or freezing cold late season deer, the Hunter’s Specialties Pro Staff continues to bring viewers some of the best video footage available. Primetime Bucks 14 sells for a suggested retail price of $ 14.99.

OCT 12, 2010 04:23P.M. For more information about other Hunter’s Specialties products, log onto the Hunter’s Specialties website at www.hunterspec.com Brought to you by - AMMOLAND.COM - Firearms & Shooting Sports News Ammo Land.com Submit Gun, Ammo and Shooting Related News at Ammo Land.com Primetime Bucks 14 Features 26 Hunts And Over 3 ½ Hours Of Hunting Action Tags: Deer Hunting, Hunter's Specialties, hunting video

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Rodney May of Team SIG Takes Home Third Place in Limited Division at 2010 Tennessee Sectional Championship

Hunters Specialties Prime time bucks Primetime Bucks 14 Features 26 Hunts And Over 3 ½ Hours Of Hunting Action

OCT 12, 2010 02:26P.M.

Hunter’s Specialties Cedar Rapids, IA-(Ammoland.com)- Once again the Hunter’s

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May will be competing next at the Mississippi 3-Gun at the Cross Roads Sport Shooting Association in Glen, MS on October 8-10, 2010. To follow Rodney May and Team SIG, click on the Team SIG SAUER Website . About Rodney May: While working as a Nuclear Technician, Rodney May started his shooting career as a hobby. Impressed by his shooting skills, Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting approached him in 2003 to join their ranks. For the past seven years he has served as a Firearms Instructor, teaching Navy SEALS, Army Special Forces and various Federal Agencies. May specializes in 3-Gun style competitions and has recently won the Alabama 3 Gun Match Overall in the Limited Division and placed 2nd in the Production Division at the USPSA Area 6 Championships. May is a Grand Master Production Shooter and is in the process of becoming a Grand Master Limited Shooter.

Team SIG SAUER Shooter Rodney May Rodney May of Team SIG Takes Home Third Place in Limited Division at 2010 Tennessee Sectional Championship

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About SIG SAUER: SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser GmbH in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified company with over 370 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER or any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to www.sigsauer.com.

EXETER, NH -(Ammoland.com)- Team SIG shooter Rodney May secured a third place finish in Limited Division in the 2010 Tennessee Sectional Championship held September 24-26, 2010 in Nashville, TN.

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As the reigning 2009 Limited Division Tennessee Champion and 2008 Production Division Tennessee Champion, May decided to spice things up this year and challenge himself by competing in the Limited Division with a production gun.

Rodney May of Team SIG Takes Home Third Place in Limited Division at 2010 Tennessee Sectional Championship Tags: Competition Shooters, Competitive Shooting News, Rodney MAY, Sig Sauer

The match, comprised of 129 competitors, consisted of nine challenging courses of fire with over 80 pieces of steel. “In a little more than two weeks I’ll be competing at the USPSA Nationals in Las Vegas as part of a super squad team. I really wanted to challenge myself and practice for that upcoming match by using a production gun in the Limited Division here at the Tennessee Sectional,” commented May. “I think any shooter worth his salt wants to be challenged and this was a great match with quality stages throughout that really made you fight for points.” A native of Tennessee, May locked up his third place finish amongst a field of 50 competitors in the Limited Division with a score of 1059.8250, or 92.69%. May finished in the top five in nine of the stages and came in first in two of the other stages.

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technology,” added Pilla. “The new website allows visitors to access customer service support from specially trained eyewear professionals to customize fit, prescription and assist in model and lens selection.”

PILLA High Performance Eyewear Debuts New Web Site

With four simple clicks, consumers are now able to safely and securely custom order PILLA eyewear on-line. Other features of the easy to navigate site are the latest PILLA news, upcoming PILLA events and background of the world class athletes currently using PILLA eyewear.

OCT 12, 2010 01:47P.M.

About PILLA High Performance Eyewear: PILLA High Performance Eyewear has become the authority in performance eyewear for the competitive athlete. Designed for athletes by athletes, PILLA utilizes cutting-edge materials with superior clarity, sun protection capability and a proprietary contrast technology to enhance visual acuity and depth of field, both critical to maximizing focus and minimizing eye fatigue. With lenses available in a variety of prescription options and frames specifically and custom designed for shooting, hunting, golf, equestrian, rodeo, race car driving and aviation, PILLA High Performance Eyewear is the leading Technical Vision Provider for the Sports Enthusiast. Pilla Eyewear Panther

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Weaver Optics Introduces Fast Handling Scout Scope OCT 12, 2010 12:17P.M.

PILLA Eyewear Ridgefield, CT -(Ammoland.com)- PILLA High Performance Eyewear, the leading performance eyewear for the competitive athlete, announced the launch of its new web site . “We are very excited about our new web site which reflects our full range of innovative eyewear, creating a completely customizable vision experience,” said Philip Pilla, chief executive officer and lead designer of PILLA High Performance Eyewear. “A growing number of professional and amateur athletes have turned to our Italian crafted performance eyewear for a distinct competitive advantage,” stated Pilla.

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The newly designed web site was created in response to the growing number of athletes and consumers interested in PILLA’s industry leading glasses. ”Visitors to our website will find the entire line of PILLA glasses as well as detailed information on our unparalleled lens

New Classic K-Series Scope Ideal for Popular Scout Rifles Provides Generous Eye Relief and Fixed Power Perfect for Spot & Stalk

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Ruger SR40 Pistol Introduction OCT 12, 2010 11:09A.M. Ruger SR40 Pistol Introduction

Weaver Optics ONALASKA, WI -(Ammoland.com)- Weaver® is one of the most trusted names in optics, rings and bases. A new scope for hunters who enjoy shooting scout rifles is now available from this industry mainstay. The Weaver Scout Scope (MSRP: $254.95) is a Classic® K-Series™ optic with a fixed power of 4x28mm and is on shelves now. Fast target acquisition for fast action As the perfect addition to fast handling scout rifles, Weaver’s new Classic K-Series Scout Scope is a forward mounting optic that offers an extended eye relief of 8.5” to 9.5”. Required to be mounted much farther forward than traditional scopes, the Weaver Scout Scope has been carefully built to maintain the ideal balance between firearm and optic. An ideal choice for spot and stalk hunts, where close quarter shooting is common and jumping bedded deer requires rapid target acquisition, the Scout Scope offers precision and reliability.

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With a Dual-X reticle and fixed 4x28mm power, the new Scout Scope provides shooters with a clean, uncluttered sight picture and clear field of view. Fully multi-coated lenses, fogproof/waterproof/shockproof construction and black matte finish make this scope rugged enough for any hunting adventure. For more information visit www.weaveroptics.com. Brought to you by - AMMOLAND.COM - Firearms & Shooting Sports News Ammo Land.com Submit Gun, Ammo and Shooting Related News at Ammo Land.com Weaver Optics Introduces Fast Handling Scout Scope Ruger Firearms

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Southport, CT --(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) is proud to announce the Ruge SR40. pistol, the latest extension of the SR Series, striker-fired line of pistols. The SR40 now provides a large caliber option in one of the slimmest and most ergonomic fullsized pistols on the market today. “The SR40 represents the next logical step in striker-fired pistols from Ruger, remarked Bob Gates, Ruger ’s Director of Law Enforcement, Military and International Sales. The outstanding ergonomics and value of the SR9R are now available to officers and civilians in the effective and proven .40 caliber chambering. An added bonus is the surprisingly

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light recoil, which makes the SR40 easy and comfortable to shoot. �

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The SR40 is built on the same high-performance glass-filled nylon frame as the SR9, offering all the great ergonomic features that made the SR9 a success: a slim, narrow frame with a short trigger reach, reversible backstrap for an arched or flat configuration, and fully ambidextrous controls.

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The through-hardened, stainless steel slide on the SR40 is .060 h wider than that of the SR9; the added mass of the slide reduces slide velocity during cycling, reducing recoil and improving service life. The SR40 weighs 27.25 ounces (with an empty magazine) and ships with two fifteen round, flush-fit magazines. A loading tool is also provided, although an anti-friction coating applied to the magazine body greatly reduces the force required to load the magazines to full capacity.

OCT 12, 2010 10:55A.M. Agencies & Partners Intensify White Nose Syndrome Research To Save Bats Bats continue to disappear across Pennsylvania and the Northeast.

The SR40 features a 4.1 h barrel length, fully adjustable three-dot sights, and an integral accessory rail. The SR40 offers modern safety features such as a visual and tactile loaded chamber indicator, striker blocker, trigger safety, magazine disconnect, and a frame mounted ambidextrous manual safety. For more information on the new SR40, or to learn more about the extensive line of Ruger firearms, visit www.Ruger.com. To find accessories for the SR40 or other Ruger firearms, visit www.ShopRuger.com.

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HARRISBURG, PA --(Ammoland.com)- State wildlife agencies in the Northeast, including the Pennsylvania Game Commission, are ratcheting up their response to White Nose Syndrome as they enter their fourth year of researching this disorder in cave bat populations with an aim to better understand, and hopefully slow, its spread to other states.

Syndrome. To date, there has been little recourse to combat this disorder in bat hibernacula. Wildlife managers have been eliminating or limiting visits and disturbances to colonies and studying the carcasses of afflicted bats to learn more about this disorder’s cataclysmic consequences. Many managers, particularly those on the leading edge of WNS, have wished for a more active way to combat the threat.

Working with 10 other wildlife agencies, the Game Commission announced that its interstate response team is broadening the coalition of partners to include researchers at Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University, Northern Kentucky University and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts

“We understand that there is little possibility of treating bats effectively throughout the entire Northeast even if these projects are incredibly successful,” noted Cal Butchkoski, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Diversity Section biologist who was involved in project selection. “But development of a prevention or treatment tactic could be useful in protecting specific high-priority colonies of bats threatened by WNS.”

In essence, these researchers have been involved in the WNS response for the past few years, particularly Dr. DeeAnn Reeder at Bucknell. All have made significant contributions to the effort to shed light on how WNS affects bats. That involvement made these universities perfect partners in the ongoing interstate probe, which is funded by state wildlife agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Competitive State Wildlife Grants Program.

The projects selected by the interstate panel of wildlife managers were: • Terbinafine dosage and safety in WNS infected Myotis lucifugus: Correlation of survival, drug tissue levels, and toxic effects. Alison Robbins. Michael H. Court and Flo Tseng. Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts. The purpose of this project is to determine dosages of the antifungal drug terbinafine in WNS-infected little brown bats that increase survival rates during hibernation.

“The Competitive SWG grant of 2009 included $200,000 for high-priority research,” explained Lisa Williams, coordinator for the grant for the Game Commission. “Our partners unanimously identified treatment and control of White Nose Syndrome as their highest priority, but we wanted to wait until the timing was right to use the funding most effectively. At this point, preliminary WNS treatment studies have been completed, and we are at a point where targeted funds should help us move forward in the search for an agent to prevent or control the impacts of WNS.”

• Fighting the good fight against Geomyces destructans: Evaluating non-invasive anti-Gd treatments and testing the ability of WNS-rehabilitated bats to resist Gd infection during hibernation. DeeAnn Reeder of Bucknell University and Hazel A. Barton of Northern Kentucky University. The purpose of this project is to: 1.) test the efficacy and safety of non-invasive antifungal treatments for two species of bats, and 2.) test whether affected bats that have been successfully rehabilitated have effectively shed the fungus and can hibernate in a clean environment without regrowth of the fungus.

“White-Nose Syndrome has spread rapidly since first being identified near Albany, New York, in 2007, and the best course of action for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic wildlife managers is to continue combining forces and resources to search for answers to this complex problem,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “Time is of the essence, because mortality has been extensive, bats aren’t overly plentiful and their reproductive rates are extremely low – one pup per adult female per year.”

“This heightened multi-state response improves what wildlife agencies already had set into motion in the northeastern United States, but as WNS advances into more states, the potential for harm and the consequences associated with having fewer bats become greater,” explained Williams. “If the large bat colonies to the south of us encounter WNS, funding will need to rise dramatically to meet the threat head-on. At stake are our Eastern bats, with several species imperiled. What remains unclear is whether WNS can be stopped and if we have the resources needed to do it.”

A multi-state review team selected the two projects from eight highquality proposals received in response to a competitive call for projects announced in June. Proposals were reviewed and selected by representatives from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

In Pennsylvania, when it strikes a hibernating population of bats, WNS typically results in greater than 95 percent mortality after just two years of infection. But what has been seemingly unstoppable in bats appears to have no ill-effect on humans, with the exception that folks are finding dead and dying bats around their homes and occasionally afield.

The focus of both projects is to further the development of prevention and treatment options for wildlife managers facing White Nose

For more information on WNS, Pennsylvania cave bats or to report a sick bat in your area, visit the Game Commission’s website

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(www.pgc.state.pa.us). Hyperlinks to all of these areas can be found either on the website’s homepage or in the “Wildlife” section under “Wildlife Diseases.”

appears that the company was assigned a code that Citibank does not lend to. However, we believe this code was misapplied in this case.

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At this time, it does not appear that Citibank is actively denying banking services or credit in an attempt to discriminate against firearm-related businesses. Rather, we believe that there was a misunderstanding as to the nature of this particular company’s business.

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NRA-ILA staff will continue to work with Citibank to resolve this situation and to help prevent similar problems in the future.

Tags: Bats, Fish and Game, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Game Commission, White Nose, Wildlife Biologists, WNS

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NRA-ILA Investigates Citibank Gun Owner Discrimination Issue OCT 12, 2010 10:25A.M.

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NRA-ILA Investigates Citibank Gun Owner Discrimination Issue At this time, it does not appear that Citibank is actively discriminating against firearm-related businesses.

NRA-ILA Investigates Citibank Gun Owner Discrimination Issue Tags: Civil Rights, Gun Owner Discrimination, NRA-ILA

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Congress to Clinton: Revisit Decision on M1 Rifles and M1 Carbines OCT 12, 2010 10:20A.M. Congress to Clinton: Revisit Decision on M1 Rifles and M1 Carbines

National Rifle Association Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- This week, NRA-ILA and NRA’s Publications Division learned of an issue regarding the disapproval of credit by Citibank South Dakota for a respected manufacturer of scope mounts for firearms. Clinton Blocking Return Of Surplus M1 Garands Rifles From Korea Upon investigation with Citibank, it appears that the initial disapproval was based on the type of business the company is engaged in. Citibank applies an industry code to every business that seeks credit and it

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44 other members of the House of Representatives noted that “the M1 is one of the two rifles most commonly used at the National Matches, a marksmanship competition authorized by federal law” and that “there are separate competitions dedicated to each of the two rifles” (the M1 rifle and the M1 carbine). Rep. Donnelly’s letter, like Sen. Cornyn’s, noted that NICS checks would be required on any of the rifles sold in the United States, as would be the case with any imported firearm. Meanwhile Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), who signed Rep. Donnelly’s letter, has introduced H.R. 6240, The Collectible Firearms Protection Act, which would allow for the importation of lawfully importable U.S.-origin surplus firearms without the approval of the Departments of State or Defense. Of course, anti gun Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (DN.Y.), who on several occasions has introduced legislation that would ban the M1 rifle and the M1 carbine as “assault weapons” didn’t sign either the Boozman or Donnelly letters.

National Rifle Association Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- U.S. senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle are urging Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to revisit the State Department’s March 2010 decision disallowing the importation of M1 rifles and M1 carbines from South Korea.

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In a letter to Secretary Clinton, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and 15 other senators state that the importation disapproval “amounts to no more than a backdoor gun ban that lacks any basis or justification under current Federal law and policy” and “violates law-abiding citizens’ constitutional right, protected under the Second Amendment, to purchase these firearms for legitimate purposes such as target shooting, hunting, collecting, and self-protection.”

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The senators question the department’s opinion that the rifles “could potentially be exploited by individuals seeking firearms for illicit purposes,” and request from Secretary Clinton “an explanation of your reasons for blocking the importation and sale of American-made rifles from South Korea.”

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In a separate letter to Secretary Clinton, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) also disagreed with the department’s opinion that importation of the rifles would constitute a public safety risk, saying “The importation of these antique rifles . . . does not pose a security threat to our nation.” Sen. Webb added, “Hundreds of thousands of these firearms are already in the United States, and substantially more advanced and powerful firearms are already available.” In another letter to Clinton, Congressman John Boozman (R-Ark.) and 65 other members of the House also objected to the department’s stated concern that the rifles might be “exploited . . . for illicit purposes,” calling it “a reiteration of tired arguments by gun control advocates.” The Boozman letter also noted “these are the very same types of rifles that have been sold by the federal government to civilians for decades through the Civlian Marksmanship Program.” In yet another letter to Clinton, Congressman Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and

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Firearms Sales Jump 6% In September Over Same Month Last Year

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OCT 12, 2010 10:04A.M. Firearms Sales Jump 6% In September Over Same Month Last Year

Firearms Sales Jump 6% In September Over Same Month Last Year Tags: Background Checks, BFA, Buckeye Firearms Association, FBI, Gun Sales, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, NICS, NSSF

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Action Target Firearms Proficiency Skill Levels OCT 12, 2010 09:46A.M. Firearms Proficiency Skill Levels (part 1) By Benjamin Kurata

Firearms Sales Jump 6% In September Over Same Month Last Year

Action Target Provo UT, -(Ammoland.com)- When we talk about using firearms against lethal force threats, there is only one real measure of proficiency and an endless number of pseudo measurements. I do not say that in a negative way, as pseudo measurements save a lot of wear and tear on our personnel. However, we have to remember not to substitute the pseudo measurements for the real measurement.

Buckeye Firearms Foundation Ohio --(Ammoland.com)- The FBI has released its National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figures for September 2010. NSSF-adjusted figures (770,310) show a 6 percent increase over September of last year (726,572).

The only real measurement of firearms proficiency in the realm of engaging and stopping lethal force threats is this: Did the officer / operator win the fight, and the threat(s) to the officer / operator lose the fight? Sub measurements of proficiency that fall under this can include:

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. Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide a more accurate picture of current market conditions. ‌In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions of firearms sales and transfers on new and used handguns and long guns.

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(Author’s Note: I started this article in 2000, but shelved it because nobody in my organization at that time was interested in discussing proficiency. Recently, a nationally published writer called and asked us about proficiency levels and evaluation, so it might be a good time to visit this subject again.) *Note: Action Target has recently been offering firearm training manuals for sale at our online store. We only charge the cost to produce and ship the item. There are no hidden fees. We believe that your safety is that important, so we elect not to capitalize on the manuals. To get your own hard copies of these training manuals, please click here. Please remember, this entry was the first of a two-part article. You can read the remainder of this article in next week’s Action Target newsletter . Action Target Handgun training

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Number of rounds fired / hits on threat(s); Number of rounds fired by threat(s) / hits on officer / operator; Unintentional hits on non-involved bystanders; Unintentional hits on property (cars, houses, storefronts, etc.) Any other measurement is a pseudo measurement. Within this broad area of pseudo measurements, some come closer to simulating actual fighting conditions and some have very little to do with actual fighting conditions. These include:

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Qualification courses; “Tactical” courses of fire; Formal competition;

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Please note that I do not see any of the above as a negative. Any time you are pressing trigger and getting hits on target you are reinforcing fundamental skills, and that is a good thing.

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In my opinion, the most accurate, predictive live fire activity that the officer / operator can engage in short of an actual gunfight is force-onforce scenarios using dye marking cartridges and converted service weapons. Here, the hit ratio is very close to the actual hit ratio in gun fights. However, force-on-force scenarios have to be carefully scripted and controlled or they quickly degenerate into very expensive paintball games. An integral part of a well scripted scenario includes specific behavioral performance measurements that the trainer can document while the scenario is in progress.

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Longthorne Gunmakers Ltd New Kids On The ‘Mono’ Block (AKA Into The Breech) OCT 12, 2010 09:09A.M. Longthorne Gunmakers Ltd New Kids On The ‘Mono’ Block (AKA Into The Breech)

We are all creatures of (1) comfort, (2) habit. We tend to do what is comfortable to us and avoid what is uncomfortable. If we receive enough positive feedback while performing what is comfortable to us, it becomes ingrained or a habit. The same is true with shooting. We tend to rise to our individual level of comfort and then rationalize our level of performance. (“That’s close / good enough.”) We choose and repeat goals that we know we can routinely achieve.

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UK and is keen to redress this as Britain was once considered the traditional centre of the gun making industry, these days it is not uncommon for guns to be manufactured overseas and rebranded with an English brand name. The Company are eager to make their mark and, their aim has been to inject some much needed technology at manufacturing level thus enhancing traditional methods of manufacture, not unlike many of their foreign contemporaries, and in so doing have produced a high end, traditional English shotgun of unquestionable quality and for reasonable cost, bringing excellence and accuracy to a much wider marketplace. The gun will retail for £12,500.00, including current UK vat of 17.5%, ($19,795.00 current USD) which represents excellent value for a good quality English gun. Longthorne Gunmakers Over Under Shotguns From its concept in June 2006 until its current completion the company has endeavored to encompass into the design as many ‘desirable’ features as possible although naturally this is always going to be a subjective issue. However, after having launched it recently at The CLA Gamefair in England, the feedback has been nothing short of positive. The internal mechanism and fit of the action have been manufactured to extremely close tolerances and the barrels are honed to such a level of tolerance (keeping to a cylindricity, parallelism and roundness of 10-15 microns over a length of 760mm) normally only seen in high end rifles which improves straightness and roundness. The gun has been proofed for 3” steel.

Longthorne Gunmakers Ltd Billinge, Wigan UK --(Ammoland.com)- Newly formed English gunmakers Longthorne (Gunmakers) Ltd have produced a 12 bore over and under shotgun with sidelock ejector, auto safe and single selective trigger.

Longthorne Gunmakers Over Under Shotguns James (Longthorne) Stewart has been involved in precision manufacturing for various sectors of industry including manufacture of firearms components, for the past 28 years his forte being those elements of design and production and he and co-director and wife, Elaine have ran engineering companies both in the UK and Australia where they lived for 10 years.

On their current model the barrels are 30” and of a ‘novel’ construction that is to say that the barrels involve an innovative method of construction which utilises neither chopper lumps nor mono-blocks, in that they are manufactured from a solid piece of high grade material , and are unified and calculated to shoot at a given point of impact at a distance of 40 yards.

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When further questioned as to the reasoning behind their construction Director James Longthorne stewart commented that ‘barrels which are born together stay together’.

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Longthorne have used only the best quality materials and specifications to produce their wholly British made shotgun produced entirely in-house by the manufacturing arm of the company. The company has been conscious of the fact that there is somewhat of an imbalance between the number of imported shotguns and the number currently produced in the

Longthorne Gunmakers Ltd New Kids On The ‘Mono’ Block (AKA Into The Breech) Tags: Custom Guns, Firearms News, Longthorne Gunmakers, New Guns,

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