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In a letter mailed to every member of the Oklahoma House and Senate along with many media outlets, the ORA loudly declared their opposition to SB129.

Oklahoma Rifle Association Doesn’t Trust You APR 01, 2011 01:36P.M.

In the letter they explained the reasons for their opposition as follows:

Oklahoma Rifle Association Doesn’t Trust You By Jeff Knox

“First, The purchase of handguns by persons under the age of 21 is in violation of existing Federal Law. Second, Allowing citizens, trained or untrained, to carry Rifles and Shotguns either in a scabbard or with a sling on city streets and into business establishments will create an atmosphere of hostility and distrust, not to mention create fear in those in our society who have an aversion to any type of firearm. Third, The apprehension, created for the Law Enforcement Officers by the open carrying of long guns could create situations resulting in unnecessary use of deadly force.” The first point is a distortion of the truth. While 18 to 21-year olds may not legally purchase handguns from federally licensed gun dealers, they have always been able to possess them and to legally acquire them through private purchase, inheritance, or as gifts from parents, relatives, or others.

FirearmsCoalition.org Manassas, VA --(Ammoland.com)- According to the Oklahoma Rifle Association (ORA) and a good many state legislators from both sides of the aisle, people in Oklahoma are less responsible, less sensible, and less trustworthy than the people of Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and 39 other states.

The next two points distortions in logic; that carrying guns will scare people who are afraid of guns and that openly carried guns will excite police officers to the point that they will start shooting people they shouldn’t.

Or so it would seem based on the arguments they have been voicing against proposals that the state recognize citizens’ right to bear arms out in the open.

Even looked at this in a vacuum these arguments are nonsensical, but when put into the context of the experience of open carry in the US, they are simply idiotic.

The primary proposal, SB129, carves out exceptions to Oklahoma’s firearms carry restrictions for persons carrying their firearms in plain view as long as they are holstered, sheathed, or slung. Like open carry laws in many states, the Oklahoma proposal would lift restrictions for anyone 18 or older and would not mandate a license or training class.

There are 12 states which have virtually no restrictions on open carry and another 16 which recognize the right with few limitations. Another 13 require a license to exercise the right. One state, California, has very liberal open carry laws in rural areas, but restricts it in urban areas. The only states which completely forbid open carry are New York and Illinois – where the states are run by gun-hating big city politicians – and 5 Southern states, including Oklahoma, where the citizens’ rights to arms have never been restored since they were abrogated after the Civil War.

But, as seems to happen every time a state legislature begins entertaining legislation to broaden recognition of their citizens’ right to arms, the debate over open carry in Oklahoma has been conducted as though this is a new and untested idea. There has been much hype, speculation, and hypothetical anecdotal postulating from both sides of the issue. All of this non-evidence is presented as though the state is an isolated island nation with little or no contact with the rest of the world, much less the rest of the US.

All of the speculation, hypothesizing, and hand wringing going on in Oklahoma, and the other states where citizens are actively trying to regain their lost rights, simply diverts attention from the facts. Open carry has been thoroughly tested and it has proven to generate none of

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the problems raised by the fear-mongers. There can be debate about whether such laws effectively reduce crime and the tactical wisdom of the practice, but these things are, again, just side issues. What really matters is that given the opportunity, people exercise their right to arms in a responsible manner. The record proves it and no amount of “what ifs” or “there was this one guys” can compete with clear irrefutable evidence from the states where rights are recognized.

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Firearms Stored in Cars & Campus Concealed Carry Bills Need Your Support APR 01, 2011 01:08P.M.

We’re used to facing irrational emotionalism and arrogant elitism from the hoplophobes, but it is deeply troubling when the same irrational arguments are being put forward by the leaders of a state rifle association. Still, this mentality should not come as any great surprise as many gun club and association boards have exhibited similar narrowmindedness in the past with bans on the use of Evil Black Rifles, military camouflage, and “humanoid” targets on their shooting ranges.

Firearms Stored in Cars & Campus Concealed Carry Bills Need Your Support HB 681~Still in Calendars SB 354~Needs Attention in the Senate

I don’t know whether the membership of ORA will rise up in outrage at these Directors and their decision, but I do know that ORA has lost all credibility within the rights community – and probably within the legislature. To receive The Firearms Coalition’s bi-monthly newsletter, The Knox Hard Corps Report, write to PO Box 3313, Manassas, VA 20108. Copyright © 2010 Neal Knox Associates – The most trusted name in the rights movement. 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

Texas State Rifle Association Houston, Tx --(Ammoland.com)- The Concern With House Calendar’s Committee With two months left in session, it may sound like the Texas Legislature has plenty of time to consider and act on legislation of importance to gun owners and sportsmen. In actuality, the deadline for the House to consider House bills is May 12, less than a month and a half away. Time last week was taken up with action on the voter i.d. bill. Debate on the budget is expected to last over three days this week. And the House will be considering redistricting plans and major state agency sunset legislation in the coming weeks.

Tags: Colorado State University, Firearms Coalition, Jeff Knox, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Rifle Association, Open Carry

In 2009, TSRA-backed legislation that would have allowed employees to transport and store firearms in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked at work, died on the House Calendar in the waning days of session when Democrats filibustered the voter i.d. bill and Republicans failed to take procedural action to end an entire week of stalling. This session, the Senate passed SB 321 by Sen. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy), that chamber’s version of the parking lot bill, in mid-March. There are no excuses for the House not acting on this issue this session! HB 681, the House version of the employee/parking lot bill sponsored by Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington), has been reported out of the House Business & Industry Committee and is currently pending before the House Calendars Committee – the body which decides if and when a

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bill is scheduled for a vote by the full House of Representatives. It will soon be joined by HB 750, Rep. Joe Driver’s (R-Garland) bill to allow Texas CHLs – individuals who are 21 or older, have passed a state and federal criminal records check, completed a handgun training course and been issued a licensed to carry by the Department of Public Safety – to protect themselves on the campuses of public colleges and universities. That bill was recently reported out of the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety and is on its way to the Calendars Committee.

• eddie.lucio@house.state.tx.us

Please contact the House Speaker and the following members of the Calendars Committee – politely urge them to set HB 681, the TSRAbacked employee parking lot bill, and HB 750, the TSRA-supported campus carry measure, on the House Calendar as soon as possible!

• Vicki Truitt • 512-463-0690 • vicki.truitt@house.state.tx.us

• Allan Ritter • 512-463-0706 • allan.ritter@house.state.tx.us • Burt Solomons • 512-463-0478 • burt.solomons@house.state.tx.us

• • • •

House Speaker Joe Straus 512-463-1000 To send an email, click on this link: Email Speaker Straus House Calendars Committee Members

John Zerwas 512-463-0657 john.zerwas@house.state.tx.us Conceal Carry on Campus in the Texas Senate

Please Help Push Concealed Carry on Campus in the Texas Senate On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice voted out SB 354 by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, the campus carry companion bill to HB 750. A two-thirds vote of Senators present and voting (21 if they are all there) will be necessary to “suspend the regular order of business” and bring SB 354 up for consideration on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.

• Todd Hunter, Chairman • 512-463-0672 • todd.hunter@house.state.tx.us • Dennis Bonnen, Vice-Chairman • 512-463-0564 • dennis.bonnen@house.state.tx.us

Please contact your State Senator and urge him or her to support SB 354 by voting to “suspend the regular order of business” so that the measure can be debated and voted on by the full Senate, and to oppose any gutting amendments to the bill – including any attempt to allow taxpayer-funded public colleges and universities to opt-out of its provisions!

• Dan Branch • 512-463-0367 • dan.branch@house.state.tx.us • Byron Cook • 512-463-0730 • byron.cook@house.state.tx.us

• SD 1 Sen. Kevin Eltife – Tyler • 512-463-0101 • kevin.eltife@senate.state.tx.us

• Charlie Geren • 512-463-0610 • charlie.geren@house.state.tx.us

• SD 2 Sen. Bob Deuell – Greenville • 512-463-0102 • bob.deuell@senate.state.tx.us

• Jim Keffer • 512-463-0656 • jim.keffer@house.state.tx.us

• SD 3 Sen. Robert Nichols – Jacksonville • 512-463-0103 • robert.nichols@senate.state.tx.us

• Tracy King • 512-463-0194 • tracy.king@house.state.tx.us

• SD 4 Sen. Tommy Williams – The Woodlands • 512-463-0104 • tommy.williams@senate.state.tx.us

• Lois Kolkhorst • 512-463-0600 • lois.kolkhorst@house.state.tx.us

• SD 5 Sen. Steve Ogden – Bryan/College Station • 512-463-0105 • steve.ogden@senate.state.tx.us

• Eddie Lucio III • 512-463-0606

• SD 6 Sen. Mario Gallegos – Galena Park/Houston

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• 512-463-0106 • mario.gallegos@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 22 Sen. Brian Birdwell – Waco/Granbury • 512-463-0122 • brian.birdwell@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 7 Sen. Dan Patrick – Houston • 512-463-0107 • dan.patrick@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 24 Sen. Troy Fraser – Horseshoe Bay • 512-463-0124 • troy.fraser@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 8 Sen. Florence Shapiro – Plano • 512-463-0108 • florence.shapiro@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 26 Sen. Leticia Van de Putte – San Antonio • 512-463-0126 • leticia.vandeputte@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 9 Sen. Chris Harris – Arlington • 512-463-0109 • chris.harris@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 27 Sen. Eddie Lucio – Brownsville • 512-463-0127 • eddie.lucio@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 10 Sen. Wendy Davis – Fort Worth • 512-463-0110 • wendy.davis@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 28 Sen. Robert Duncan – Lubbock • 512-463-0128 • robert.duncan@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 11 Sen. Mike Jackson – Pasadena • 512-463-0111 • mike.jackson@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 29 Sen. Jose Rodriguez – El Paso • 512-463-0129 • jose.rodriguez@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 12 Sen. Jane Nelson – Flower Mound • 512-463-0112 • jane.nelson@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 30 Sen. Craig Estes – Wichita Falls • 512-463-0130 • craig.estes@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 14 Sen. Kirk Watson – Austin • 512-463-0114 • kirk.watson@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 31 Sen. Kel Seliger – Amarillo • 512-463-0131 • kel.seliger@senate.state.tx.us

• SD 15 Sen. John Whitmire – Houston • 512-463-0115 • john.whitmire@senate.state.tx.us

TSRA may be the NRA state affiliate but our money and our members are from Texas. I’m the point person but TSRA members make up the power. Join, renew, or upgrade your membership to the Texas State Rifle Association today.

• SD 16 Sen. John Carona – Dallas • 512-463-0116 • john.carona@senate.state.tx.us

Keep the faith,

• SD 17 Sen. Joan Huffman – Houston/Lake Jackson • 512-463-0117 • joan.huffman@senate.state.tx.us

Sincerely, Alice Tripp Texas State Rifle Association About: The Mission of the Texas State Rifle Association is to protect and defend the inalienable rights of the individual Texan to acquire, possess, transport, carry, transfer ownership and enjoy the right to lawful use of firearms for self preservation, for the defense of family and property and the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberties of the people. Visit: www.TSRA.com

• SD 18 Sen. Glenn Hegar – Katy • 512-463-0118 • glenn.hegar@senate.state.tx.us • SD 19 Sen. Carlos Uresti – San Antonio • 512-463-0119 • carlos.uresti@senate.state.tx.us

Tags: Concealed Carry on Campus, Gun Bills, Gun Politics, Guns & Cars, Texas, Texas State Rifle Association, TSRA

• SD 20 Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa – McAllen • 512-463-0120 • juan.hinojosa@senate.state.tx.us

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Attorney General Holder was aware of this policy or who did authorize it. The Committee’s investigation seeks answers to these questions and the true nature of Project Gunrunner.

Chairman Issa Subpoenas ATF for ‘Project Gunrunner’ Documents

Documents subpoenaed and due to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform by April 13, 2011, include:

APR 01, 2011 12:57P.M.

1. Documents and communications relating to the genesis of Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious, and any memoranda or reports involving any changes to either program at or near the time of the release of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General report about Project Gunrunner in November 2010.

Chairman Issa Subpoenas ATF for ‘Project Gunrunner’ Documents Subpoena comes after ATF fails to meet earlier deadline.

2. Documents and communications relating to individuals responsible for authorizing the decision to “walk” guns to Mexico in order to follow them and capture a “bigger fish.” 3. Documents and communications relating to any investigations conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) or any other DOJ component following the fatal shooting of Agent Brian Terry, including information pertaining to two guns found at the crime scene that may have been connected to Project Gunrunner.

AmmoLand Gun News WASHINGTON. D.C. --(Ammoland.com)- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today announced the issuance of a subpoena to the Department of Justices’ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for documents related to the highly controversial “Project Gunrunner.”

4. Documents and communications relating to any weapons recovered at the crime scene or during the investigation into the death of Agent Brian Terry.

“The unwillingness of this Administration – most specifically the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms – to answer questions about this deadly serious matter is deeply troubling,” said Chairman Issa. “Allegations surrounding this program are serious and the ability of the Justice Department to conduct an impartial investigation is in question. Congressional oversight is necessary to get the truth about what is really happening.”

5. Documents and communications between ATF and the Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) who sold weapons to Jaime Avila, including any Report of Investigation (ROI) or other records relating to a December 17, 2009 meeting “to discuss his role as an FFL during this investigation.” 6. A copy of the presentation, approximately 200 pages long, that the Group 7 Supervisor made to officials at ATF headquarters in the spring of 2010.

On March 16, 2011, Chairman Issa wrote a letter to Acting Director Kenneth Melson of the ATF requesting specific documents related to Project Gunrunner, its “Fast and Furious” component, and records related to the death of Border Agent Brian Terry. ATF failed to meet the March 30th deadline for producing these documents and furthermore refused to voluntarily commit to any date for producing them.

7. Documents and communications relating to Operation Fast and Furious between and among ATF headquarters and Special Agent in Charge William D. Newell, Assistant Special Agents in Charge Jim Needles and George Gillette, Group Supervisor David Voth, or any Case Agent from November 1, 2009 to the present. The response to this component of the subpoena shall include a memorandum, approximately 30 pages long, from SAC Newell to ATF headquarters following the arrest of Jaime Avila and the death of Agent Brian Terry.

Media reports have raised questions about the handling of operations involving gun trafficking into Mexico – specifically the allegation that ATF has had a policy of permitting – and even encouraging – the movement of guns into Mexico by straw purchasers. This practice may have contributed to the deaths of hundreds on both sides of the border, including federal law enforcement agents. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), who has also been pursuing the matter, recently stated, “I’m still asking questions and we’re still getting the runaround from the Justice Department, [t]hey’re stonewalling.”

8. Documents and communications relating to complaints or objections by ATF agents about: (1) encouraging, sanctioning, or otherwise allowing FFLs to sell firearms to known or suspected straw buyers, (2) failure to maintain surveillance on known or suspected straw buyers, (3) failure to maintain operational control over weapons purchased by known or suspected straw buyers, or

President Obama recently stated that neither he nor Attorney General Holder authorized this operation. His statement did not specify whether

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(4) letting known or suspected straw buyers with American guns enter Mexico.

As part of the fly-in, NSSF will be running ads in D.C. area publications reminding legislators of the firearm industry’s economic impact on the nation’s economy and the pivotal role excise taxes collected from the industry play in funding wildlife conservation throughout the United States.

Tags: Arms Trafficking, ATF, BATFE, Gun Trafficking, Mexico, Project Gunrunner, Washington DC

“For more than 200 years, America’s firearms and ammunition industry has made products that have been part of our country’s tradition of freedom, self-reliance and enjoyment of the outdoors,” said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane.

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Firearms Industry Companies Head to D.C. for Congressional Fly-In

“Making our industry’s voice heard in the halls of Congress will help ensure that this great tradition continues and that our industry members can continue to grow their businesses and create good-paying jobs in their communities.”

APR 01, 2011 12:51P.M. Firearms Industry Member Companies Head to D.C. for Congressional Fly-In

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 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org. NSSF is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. Learn about the Foundation’s history at www.nssf.org/50. Tags: Ammunition Manufactures, Congressional Sportmen’s Foundation, Firearms Manufactures, Gun Politics, National Shooting Sports Foundation, NSSF, Shooting Industry News, Washington DC

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NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry -- will host its annual congressional “fly-in” for executives from industry companies next week.

APR 01, 2011 12:44P.M. These executives will meet with key congressional leaders on legislative and regulatory issues important to the industry, such as safeguarding the rights of sportsmen to continue to use traditional ammunition which anti-hunting groups are trying to ban, improving the ability of U.S. manufacturers and distributors to compete in an increasingly global economy while maintaining national security by modernizing the U.S. export control system that currently impedes business, and seeking a comprehensive federal study of firearms microstamping — a flawed and unreliable concept being promoted by gun-control groups.

River Rock Tac-Ops T1 Tactical Flashlight New Affordable Feature Packed Powerful Tactical Flashlight…Affordable, really?

In addition to meeting with congressional leaders, Rep. Greg Walden (ROre.) and Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), a co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Second Amendment Task Force, are expected to speak to the group. River Rock Designs

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Austin, TX --(Ammoland.com)- River Rock Designs, Tac-Ops T1 is a new, high-tech feature packed tactical flashlight for law enforcement and prepared civilians from River Rock Designs, Inc.

• Head Diameter: 1.3 inches

This heavy-duty precision machined anodized high-strength aircraft aluminum bodied light delivers a truly powerful 235 lumen LED bright white light where and when it matters.

• LED Type: High-output Cree

It gets better. The Tac-Ops T1 can emit a fast flash strobe for signaling or for self defense to dazzle an opponent and a battery saving low light mode for normal use.

• Batteries: Two 3V CR123A Lithium (included)

• Weight: 4.0 ounces (with batteries)

• Maximum Brightness: 235 Lumens

• Weatherproof: O-ring seals • Model Order Number: R-AC12L River Rock Designs, Inc. 900 RR 620 south Suite C101-223 Austin, TX, 78734 512-263-6985 sales@riverrockdesigns.com www.RiverRockLEDlights.comTags: Flashlights, Hunting Gear, River Rock Designs, Tactical Gear

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River Rock’s Multi-Function Nightfire Camp Lantern is Low Cost, Powerful & Portable

River Rock Tac-Ops T1 Tactical Flashlight It gets even better. Operators can utilize three additional low-light color LED modes to meet additional tactical needs: Red for low light operations, night vision retention or emergency use; and a unique UV (blue) LED to search in darkness for fluids such as urine, trace blood and other bodily fluids of humans or animals. Some hunters use it to track wounded animals at night (the one that got away near the end of the day). Also handy for tracing liquid leaks on vehicles.

APR 01, 2011 12:36P.M. River Rock’s Multi-Function Nightfire Camp Lantern is Low Cost, Powerful & Portable

These various LED options and powerful white light modes afford several functions to meet dozens of law enforcement, military operational and civilian personal needs. Price: We did say affordable, didn’t we? How about an MSRP of only $59.99? And, River Rock includes two quality Lithium batteries made by either Duracell, Panasonic, or Energizer. Specifications:

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• Material: High-strength aircraft-aluminum

Austin, TX --(Ammoland.com)- River Rock’s multi-task Nightfire camping lantern is bright, light (pun intended), robust, efficient and safe.

• Finish: Hard-anodized black Nightfire is a compact light-weight camp lantern that could become a backpacker’s best night time friend. The Nightfire is also ideal for camping, RV and trailer back up, base camp or for home and auto. and for emergency use all out of proportion to its compact size and light

• Length: 5.2 inches • Body Diameter: 1.0 inches

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weight.

• Light: Cree white LED

Producing 360 degrees of convex reflected light this powerful AA battery powered lantern puts out a bright 136 Lumens. Simply remove the lantern top cap and you have a powerful flashlight.

• Brightness:136 Lumens • Model: R-LC3AA River Rock Designs, Inc. 900 RR 620 South, Suite C101-223 Austin, TX 78734 512-263-6985 sales@riverrockdesigns.com www.RiverRockLEDlights.comTags: Camping, Flashlights, Hunting Gear, River Rock Designs

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MCoE Rifle Championships Crown a Champion APR 01, 2011 12:26P.M. River Rock’s Multi-Function Nightfire Camp Lantern

MCoE Rifle Championships Crown a Champion By Michael Molinaro USAMU PAO

Don’t need a lot of light, then switch the lantern from high to low light (especially nice in a small enclosure). Need to get attention? It’s as simple as setting the Nightfire on the flashing mode. Ever misplace your light in a tent or camp site at night? The Nightfire has a small LED that helps you locate your lantern in darkness. At full brightness you will get about 25 hours of usable light and at both lowlight and flashing modes about 50 hours of usable light. The weather proof O-ring sealed tough anodized aircraft aluminum body has robust rubber caps on both ends to absorb hard knocks and to provide a non-slip surface for sitting the lantern on rough or slick surfaces. The Nightfire also comes with a small carabiner clip for easy hanging. Price: Only $29.99 MSRP including carabiner and because River Rock believes in quality they include 3 AA Alkaline batteries made by either Duracell, Energizer or Panasonic.

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Lt. Col. Daniel Hodne, commander, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, presents Cadet Robert Hull, North Georgia College and State University, with the trophy for overall individual champion of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Combat Rifle Championship Feb 24 at Phillips Range. Hull, a corporal in the Georgia National Guard, dominated the field, winning the Excellence-in-Competition match as well as earning the coveted bronze Distinguished Rifle Badge during the match.(Photo by Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO)

Specifications: • Weight: 7-ounces with batteries • Overall length: 5.1-inches • Color: Moss green • Diameter: 2.2-inches • Power: Three AA Alkaline major brand batteries

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The matches are designed as both a competition and a training event. They serve to train and support the war fighter and prepare local shooters for the U.S. Small Arms Championships, scheduled to be held in late March on the same ranges. The U.S. Small Arms Championship is slated to be held Mar. 18-26. There are a limited number of slots still open for prospective competitors. Go to www.usamu.com for more information on how to register.

United States Army Marksmanship Unit FORT BENNING, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- A cadet from North Georgia College and State University dominated the field at the Maneuver Center of Excellence Combat Rifle Championships Feb. 23-24 at Easley Range. More than 70 Soldiers and Cadets from Fort Benning and area ROTC units competed under the tutelage of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in two individual matches and a team match to determine the top rifle shooters on post. Fort Benning is the only Army installation to host its own marksmanship competition.

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Soldiers compete during the Excellence-inCompetition match Feb. 24 on Easley Range. The match was part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Combat Rifle Championship, hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Feb. 23-24. (Photo by Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO)

Cadet Robert Hull posted an overall score of 306-6x to blitz the field. Hull, a corporal in the Georgia National Guard, scored a superb 178-4x in winning the Excellence-in-Competition match, clinching the overall title. 1st Sgt. Michael Sage, 2nd Battalion, 330th Infantry Regiment, came in second place overall with a score of 259-3x. 1st Sgt. Erick Ochs, 2nd Bn., 19th Inf. Regt., placed third with a score of 256-3x. A team from NGCSU won the team championship, clearing the field by 85 points. The team members were Hull, Cadet Jacob Freeman, Cadet Casey Jemelka, and Cadet Weston Lee. A second team from NGCSU came in second and 2nd Bn, 330th Inf. Regt. rounded out the top three. In the first match of the event, Maj. David Schultz, 2nd Bn, 330th Inf. Regt., won in the open class with a score of 112-1x. Staff Sgt. Robert Buller was the high score in the novice class, as well as overall for the match, with a score of 131-1x. Hull won in the cadet class with a 128-2x.

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Soldiers fire from the prone position Feb. 23 during the first match of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Combat Rifle Championship on the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Easley Range.(Photo by Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO)

Soldiers were afforded the opportunity to earn EIC points in an effort to obtain their distinguished rifle badges, which are more prominent than normal qualification badges and eligible for wear on their uniforms. Seven Soldiers earned enough points to earn their coveted bronze distinguished pistol badge: Sage, Ochs, Hull, Jemelka, Staff Sgt. Brian Fyffe, 2nd Bn., 54th Inf. Regt.; Staff Sgt. Bret Richardson, 2nd BN., 29th Inf. Regt.; and Staff Sgt. Micah Smith, Martin Army Community Hospital.

About USAMU: The USAMU enhances the Army’s recruiting effort, raises the standard of the Army’s marksmanship proficiency, and supports the Army’s small arms research and development initiatives in order to raise the Army’s

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overall combat readiness. For more information on the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, contact the Public Affairs Office at (706) 545-5436, Michael.Molinaro@usaac.army.mil or www.USAMU.com.

He has spent the last 17 years photographing for the ‘Who’s Who’ of the Industry. Some of his well-known clients include: Brownell’s, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Dillon Precision, Leupold, Aimpoint, Starline Brass, Sierra Bullets, Springfield Armory, Harris Publications, CorBon, Safariland, Surefire, and Shooting USA. He also spent 2 ½ years as a staff photographer for Cabela’s!

Tags: Army Shooting Team, Competition Shooters, Competitive Shooting News, Fort Benning, Marksmen, USAMU

One of the most important aspects of Yamil’s dynamic career is that he is also a shooter. This gives him unique perspectives in looking for those really great shots – both in the match and behind the camera. He has participated with USPSA since 1994 and IDPA since the inaugural event, the Columbia Invitational in 1996. He is classified in both USPSA and IDPA. He has shot the USPSA Nationals seven times with both a gun and a camera since 1995.

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Yamil Sued – Master Photographer at IDPA World Championship APR 01, 2011 10:32A.M.

In his free time (which he has very little of), he also enjoys collecting GI Joes, Jazz Music and WWII history. IDPA is thrilled that we could book into his incredibly busy schedule.

Yamil Sued – Master Photographer at IDPA World Championship

So when you’re on the range at the match, remember to smile – you’re probably on one of Yamil’s many cameras! About IDPA: The International Defensive Pistol Association is the governing body of a practical shooting sport that simulates self defensive scenarios and real life encounters. IDPA is uniquely geared toward being friendly to the new and/or recreational shooter and yet fun and challenging for the experienced competitor. The sport was developed so that practical “everyday” guns and gear may be used competitively. IDPA is the perfect sport for the CCW holder to add experience and proficiency to his or her gun handling skills. IDPA has over 17,000 active members and more than 300 clubs in the US and around the world allowing members to safely exercise their shooting skills. IDPA also has members in 50 countries outside the US. For more information please visit www.idpa.com.

International Defensive Pistol Association Frostproof, Florida --(Ammoland.com)- The International Defensive Pistol Association is pleased to announce that Yamil Sued will be joining us at the Inaugural World Championship, September 21 – 24, in Frostproof, Florida as the official Match Photographer. Yamil is well known throughout the Firearms Industry as the Master Photographer. He graduated in 1985 from Brooks Institute of Photography with a double major in Illustration Photography and Color Technology.

Tags: Competitive Shooting News, IDPA, International Defensive Pistol Association, Photography, Shooting Media News, Yamil Sued

Photographer Yamil Sued

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AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS

Sig Sauer Academy offers dozens of different training classes in five different states. The main campus, in Epping, New Hampshire, is where you’ll find George Harris, Director and one of the founders of the academy. This Sunday, Harris is on Gun Talk to discuss the academy, the classes offered, the importance of training, etc.

Ammo Giveaway Announcement on Gun Talk Radio

About: Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Radio is in its 16th year of national syndication, Gun Talk Radio airs live on Sundays from 2PM-5PM Eastern, and runs on 101 stations, plus SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio. All Gun Talk shows can be downloaded as podcasts through Apple iTunes, the Gun Talk iPhone App, the Blackberry Podcast App, or at www.guntalk.libsyn.com. More information is available at www.guntalk.com.

APR 01, 2011 10:25A.M. Ammo Giveaway Announcement on Gun Talk Radio

Tags: Ammo, ATF, David Codrea, Double Tap Ammunition, Freebies, Guntalk Radio, Pro Gun Radio, Product Giveaways, Project Gunrunner, Shooting Media News, Sig Sauer Academy, Sipsey Street Irregulars, Tom Gresham

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Armed American Radio Adds New Station and the NRA

Gun Talk Radio

APR 01, 2011 10:14A.M.

MANDEVILLE, LA --(Ammoland.com)- It’s an “Ammo Overload” giveaway this Sunday on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) Radio, the nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

Armed American Radio Adds New Station and the NRA

Tom’s on vacation this weekend, so Brian Wilson, afternoon drive host at 1370AM WSPD in Toledo, OH, is guest hosting. He’s ready to talk firearms, politics, training, giveaways, and more! Mike McNett, owner of DoubleTap Ammunition, comes on Gun Talk to announce the next giveaway – The Grand Prize will help one lucky winner stock their ammo closet… Mike Vanderboegh, author of the blog Sipsey Street Irregulars, visits Gun Talk to discuss the latest ATF scandal, nicknamed “Project Gunwalker”. Along with David Codrea, Vanderboegh broke this major story, and has stayed with it since December 2010, in constant contact with the ATF whistleblowers, and Senator Grassley and Representative Issa’s offices. This Sunday from 8-11pm CT, listeners in the Sedalia, Missouri area will be able to fill their prescription for freedom on the Armed American Radio Network.

Howard Nemerov, author of Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t it Working?, and blogger for Pajamas Media, stops by with info on the UN Small Arms Treaty and more. Nemerov, a former civilian disarmament proponent, delved into investigating gun control policies and the effect they had on the safety and welfare of the average citizen in the U.S. – that investigation led to the writing of his book, and a total change in his opinion on gun control.

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For more information and to schedule interviews with host Mark Walters, Please contact: Mark Walters Host Armed American Radio Network www.armedamericanradio.com mark@armedamericanradio.org 386-AAR-Mark (386)-227-6275 Armed American Radio

Armed American Radio is syndicated on the Salem Radio Network. For media kit information, please visit www.srnonline.com/talk/talkwalters.shtml

Atlanta GA --(Ammoland.com)- ARMED AMERICAN RADIO continues its unprecedented growth adding Sedalia Missouri to the list of cities “filling their prescription for freedom”.

About: Armed American Radio is the most free-thinking, politically incorrect radio station in the U.S.A. We discuss liberty, self-defense, weapons, family, friends, and life. Visit: www.Armedamericanradio.org

AAR also welcomes the National Rifle Association, as it’s newest national sponsor debuting this weekend. The Armed American Radio Network hosted by Concealed Carry Magazine writer and co-author of the highly acclaimed book, Lessons from Armed America, Mark Walters is proud to announce the addition of KSIS-AM 1050 in Sedalia, Mo. to the fastest growing, nationally syndicated, pro-self defense radio broadcast in America.

Tags: AAR, Armed American Radio, Mark Walters, NRA, Pro Gun Radio, Shooting Media News, Sponsorships

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Ten Kansas Deer Confirmed Positive In CWD Tests

In addition to the newest affiliate, AAR is proud to welcome the National Rifle Association to the list of national sponsors of the program. Said Mark, “Beginning this Sunday from 8-11pm CT, listeners in the Sedalia, Missouri area will be able to fill their prescription for freedom on the Armed American Radio Network and join other listeners in 26 states tuning in to the fastest growing nationally syndicated radio broadcast dedicated to preserving their right to carry a firearm for personal defense. Armed American Radio is also proud to announce that listeners will now be hearing ad spots from the NRA as our newest national sponsor. All gun owners need to be involved and help us protect our freedoms and no one else does it better than the NRA ”

APR 01, 2011 05:04A.M. Ten Kansas Deer Confirmed Positive In CWD Tests Number of confirmed cases same as last year.

With close to 90 affiliates in 16 months of syndication, Armed American Radio is one of the fastest growing talk radio shows in America, certainly the fastest growing pro-gun show in the nation. With its hard hitting talk about the right to carry a concealed handgun, Armed American Radio discusses the current political climate as it relates to gun rights, responsible training and gun ownership, how to effectively carry and conceal your firearms, national and local gun legislation and real life and death situations involving the use of a lawfully carried gun for self-defense.

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

AAR airs nationwide every Sunday from 8-11pm ET, 5-8pm PT and can be heard delayed one hour in the Sedalia area from 8-11pm CT beginning Sunday 4-3-2011.

PRATT, KS --(Ammoland.com)- The number of positive cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD in Kansas appears to be stable for now. On March 2, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP)

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announced that 10 deer from northwestern Kansas had tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the same number as last year although two of those deer were found in counties farther east than any previous confirmations.

Tags: Chronic Wasting Disease, CWD, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, Kansas, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, KDWP

These were animals taken by hunters in the 2010 hunting seasons. Six confirmed cases of CWD deer were taken by hunters in Decatur County and one each from Graham, Norton, Sherman, and Smith counties. The Norton, Sherman, and Smith cases were firsts for those counties. The cases included nine white-tailed and one mule deer. This season’s testing results brings the total number of confirmed CWD cases in Kansas to 40 since testing began in 1996. In total, 2,503 animals were tested for CWD for the 2010 deer seasons. Although most testing is finished for the year, KDWP will continue testing some vehicle-killed and sick or suspect-looking deer, as well as deer taken with depredation permits, through July 31. If U.S. Department of Agriculture funding is available, and new surveillance period will begin Aug. 1. Annual testing is part of ongoing effort by KDWP to monitor the prevalence and spread of CWD. The fatal disease was first detected in a wild deer taken in Cheyenne County in 2005. Three infected deer were taken in Decatur County in 2007 and 10 tested positive in 2008, all in northwest Kansas. CWD is a member of the group of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Other diseases in this group include scrapie in sheep and goats, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or Mad Cow Disease) in cattle, and Cruetzfeldt-Jacob disease in people. CWD is a progressive, fatal disease that results in small holes developing in the brain, giving it a sponge-like appearance under the microscope. An animal may carry the disease without outward indication (only two of the 40 positive animals showed symptoms) but in the later stages, signs may include behavioral changes such as decreased interactions with other animals, listlessness, lowering of the head, weight loss, repetitive walking in set patterns, and a lack of response to humans. Anyone who discovers a sick or suspect deer should contact the nearest KDWP office. “It must be noted that many symptoms of CWD are indicative of other diseases,” says KDWP wildlife disease coordinator Shane Hesting. “Thus, a sick deer may or may not be infected with CWD. CWD is a serious deer disease but is still a rare disease in Kansas. There is no vaccine or other biological method that prevents the spread of CWD. However, there is no evidence that CWD poses a risk to humans or livestock in the natural environment.” Still, precautions should be taken. Hunters are advised not to eat meat from animals known to be infected, and common sense precautions are advised when field dressing and processing meat from animals taken in areas where CWD is found. More information on CWD can be found on KDWP’s website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us or at the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance website, www.cwd-info.org.

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