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donation. The price includes shipping to all states except Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery time is about 45 days. Franklin Armory will ship your rifle to the licensed dealer of your choice. Send us a copy of your FFL’s license.

California Rifle and Pistol Association Foundation AR-15 Rifle Available Now

Your local dealer, in addition to collecting the $25 state DROS fee, may also require a transfer fee to receive the rifle for you. If you have any questions regarding this limited time special offer, please call the CRPA office at (714) 992-2772.

OCT 21, 2011 03:52P.M. California Rifle and Pistol Association Foundation AR-15 Rifle Available Now

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit our ongoing litigation funding and a new project called “Train a Soldier.” This new project will provide supplemental funding to the marksmanship training and competitive shooting programs of the California Army National Guard which now trains active duty military for deployment to the Middle East. There are numerous mutually beneficial sub-projects that this partnership will foster, including a new state wide multi-gun competitions on military installations. This customized CRPA AR-15′s is a LIMITED EDITION, so order yours today and help CRPA continue to fight anti-gun litigation and help assist the California Army National Guard. Make Checks Payable to THE CRPA FOUNDATION, and Return to: CRPA, 271 Imperial Hwy., Suite 620, Fullerton, CA 92835 Phone: (714) 992-2772 FAX (714) 992-2996 For more information click here.

California Rifle and Pistol Association About: The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA’s members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world. Visit: www.crpa.org

Sacramento, CA --(Ammoland.com)- Now, here’s something really exciting! Most of you know that the CRPA Foundation, (our 501 (c) (3) organization,) has been selling limited edition Henry Golden Boy .22 rifles with the CRPA logo as a fundraiser for the past year or so with great success. Effectively immediately we are launching a similar fundraiser for our 501 (c) (3), The CRPA Foundation, and we’ll be using the same format CRPA has been using with the Henry Golden Boy rifles. The difference is that we are selling limited edition AR-15 type rifles, California legal, of course, for $1,395.

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The purchaser will be able to use a portion of that purchase price (approx. $700) as a tax deductible donation. We will send each purchaser a letter clearly defining the amount of their tax-deductible

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lands accessible to hunters and sportsmen. This will help increase hunter retention and help preserve America’s hunting heritage.”

Senator Tester Pushes Land Access Amendment For Montana’s Hunters

“Keeping the dialogue open between Montana’s private landowners and sportsmen and women is vital,” said Gayle Joslin of the Helena Hunters and Anglers. “We appreciate Senator Tester going to bat for Open Fields in order to maintain our conservation legacy and our commitment to accessible lands for our hunters and anglers.”

OCT 21, 2011 03:46P.M. Senator Tester Pushes Land Access Amendment For Montana’s Hunters & Anglers Senator’s measure restores popular Open Fields initiative.

Open Fields – formally known as the Voluntary Public Lands Access and Habitat Incentive – is run by the U.S. Farm Service Agency along with state and tribal governments. It offers competitive grants to states and tribal governments to expand private land access through easements. Outdoor recreation represents a $2.5 billion-per-year industry in Montana. Tester recently held a public hearing in Bozeman on the value of public lands where he heard from Montana’s sportsmen and women.

AmmoLand Gun News Tester’s amendment is available online HERE. U.S. SENATE --(Ammoland.com)- On the eve of big-game hunting season in Montana, Senator Jon Tester is pushing to improve voluntary access to land for Montana’s hunters and anglers.

Tags: Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, CSF, Land Access, Pro Hunting Bills, Public Land, Tester

Tester this week introduced an amendment that will restore the Open Fields initiative. Open Fields encourages owners and operators of private lands to voluntarily make their property accessible to the public for hunting or fishing.

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Tester, chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, says that the loss of access to private land is the main reason Montana sportsmen and women stop hunting and fishing.

OCT 21, 2011 03:35P.M.

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“Montana is world famous for our hunting and fishing, but we’re also known for our good neighbors who value the traditions of access to land and water,” Tester said. “This measure keeps Montanans working together to access some of the state’s best places to hunt, benefiting Montana’s outdoor heritage and our economy.” Currently, 26 states have voluntary public access initiatives, but funding for Open Fields was removed from a recent Senate appropriations bill. Tester’s amendment is supported by numerous sportsmen’s organizations, including the National Rifle Association, the Montana Wildlife Federation, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, and Ducks Unlimited. “Diminishing access to hunting land is the primary reason many Americans are forced to give up hunting,” said Christopher Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Reinstatement of the Open Fields program will encourage owners and operators of privately held farm, ranch and forestland to voluntarily make those

Panteao Productions Columbia, SC --(Ammoland.com)- Panteao Productions introduces the first in a new series of documentary videos from Panteao. The new video, called Down Zero, follows shooters competing at the 2011

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Maximum Warrior Jeep Wrangler Off Road Competition: WEEK 4

The video is geared towards introducing people to the shooting sports and give them an inside look at a match from the perspective of the competitors and safety officers. Making an appearance on the video and competing for the first time in this type of shooting sport is actor Michael Talbott, known for his role as Detective Stan Switek on the television series Miami Vice.

OCT 21, 2011 03:29P.M. Maximum Warrior Jeep Wrangler Off Road Competition: WEEK 4

Maximum Warrior LOS ANGELES --(Ammoland.com)- In Jeep Wrangler Off Road Maneuvers, each warrior must navigate the sand course TWICE, with random obstacles and explosions along the way. Could you drive that? Panteao Productions Documentary: Down Zero

See the full challenge on FRIDAY at www.maximumwarrior.com. Hit SUBSCRIBE and LIKE to see the challenge when it goes LIVE on YouTube.

You also get a glimpse at a free shooting clinic taught after the match by shooters like Super Dave Harrington, World Champion Robert Vogel, Mark Redl, and Tom Yost.

10 warriors from marines, army, navy, air force. 15 weeks of grueling competition with obstacle courses, competitive shooting, rescue missions and more. Only one man can win the title of Maximum Warrior.

The DVD will be available from Panteao Productions and IDPA Headquarters and will be hitting the market on November 1st. Pre-orders for the DVD are being accepted by Panteao and the video is now available online to subscribers at the Panteao website at www.makeready.tv

Maximum Warrior is a one-of-a-kind competition that tests ten special ops operatives in action-packed, adrenaline-filled challenges ranging from pistol and carbine marksmanship to navigating an off-road driving course in a Jeep Wrangler vehicle.

About Panteao Productions Panteao Productions is a video production company that produces instructional videos from the top firearms instructors in the world.

YOU can WIN a Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 edition vehicle! Enter at www.maximumwarrior.com/?page=sweeps. See all the challenges, interviews with warriors and bonus episodes at www.maximumwarrior.com

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Tags: DVDs, Gun Videos, Panteao Productions Catch all the action on www.maximumwarrior.com. Tags: Competitive Shooting News, Maximum Warrior, Reality TV, Shooting Media News

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our sporting traditions. The 2001 roadless rule is a strong mechanism for conserving America’s backcountry recreational activities and outdoor heritage.”

Federal Court Upholds National Roadless Rule – Sportsmen Celebrate Conservation Victory

The TRCP has mobilized a broad cross-section of sportsmen, conservationists and recreationists supporting conservation of roadless areas and the outdoor opportunities they foster. For purposes of the rule, roadless areas are defined as contiguous blocks of backcountry public land that are 5,000 acres or larger and do not have improved roads.

OCT 21, 2011 02:52P.M. Federal Court Upholds National Roadless Rule – Sportsmen Celebrate Conservation Victory Decision by appeals court resolves uncertainty regarding 2001 rule, safeguards the prime habitat provided by inventoried roadless lands.

While access is important to sportsmen, densely roaded areas have been shown to negatively affect elk and deer behavior, reproduction and survival and consequently hunter opportunity. Excessive, poorly located roads contribute to increased sediment loads in waterways that are important to wild trout and salmon, thereby diminishing the number and size of fish. “We appreciate the dedication of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in upholding this popular land management policy,” said TRCP President and CEO Whit Fosburgh, “and we applaud the court’s decision as one made in the absolute best interest of our public-lands fish and wildlife populations and outdoor recreation. “As the 2011 fall hunting season continues, sportsmen have reason to celebrate backcountry conservation,” continued Fosburgh. “Whether they’re hunting the West Big Hole of Montana, the northern Blue Range of New Mexico or backcountry lands in Vermont’s White Mountains, publicland hunters across the nation will benefit from the court’s thoughtful decision for generations to come.”

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership WASHINGTON --(Ammoland.com)- The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership today commended a decision by the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that reinstated the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule as the law governing 49 million acres of inventoried roadless areas located on the nation’s national forests and grasslands.

Learn more about the TRCP’s work in support of roadless area conservation. Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the TRCP is a coalition of organizations and grassroots partners working together to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing.

The ruling overturned a lower district court’s decision enjoining the 2001 rule in August 2008 and resolved uncertainty about federal management of roadless areas across America.

Tags: Conservation News, Public Land, Roadless Rules, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, TRCP

The so-called “roadless rule” is a multiple-use national forest management regulation that was designed to limit road building and timber harvest on undeveloped public lands managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The rule determines the management of all national forest roadless areas outside of Idaho. “Today’s decision affirmed the value of backcountry areas in sustaining healthy and secure habitat for fish and wildlife – something hunters and anglers have known for years,” said Joel Webster, director of the TRCP Center for Western Lands. “Sound roadless conservation policies safeguard big-game habitat security, productive trout and salmon fisheries and

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examination by the court, but the two “expert witnesses” for the City, both police officers, refused to even touch them.

SKS Rifle Owner Prevails in Chicago “Assault Weapon” Case

The judge ruled in favor of Mr. Lawson and ordered the rifles to be accepted for registration.

OCT 21, 2011 01:28P.M. This case shows how far the city will go to deny law-abiding citizens their Second Amendment rights, refusing to abide by its own regulations until forced by the court.

SKS Rifle Owner Prevails in Chicago “Assault Weapon” Case

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NRA Files “Friend of the Court” Briefs in Two Right-To-Carry Cases OCT 21, 2011 12:24P.M. NRA Files “Friend of the Court” Briefs in Two Right-To-Carry Cases

SKS Rifle Owner Prevails in Chicago “Assault Weapon” Case

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FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- In a case supported by the NRA, David Lawson, who had previously been a plaintiff in McDonald v. Chicago, challenged the decision by the City of Chicago not to allow him to register two normal SKS rifles with fixed ten-round magazines.

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- NRA has filed friend of the court briefs in two separate cases involving the right to carry firearms outside the home for self-defense. In Shepard v. Madigan, currently pending in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the lead plaintiff is church treasurer Mary Shepard, who, along with an elderly co-worker, was severely beaten at her workplace by an attacker with a criminal record. Mrs. Shepard has carry permits issued by two other states, but was left unarmed and defenseless by Illinois’ law. Her challenge – in which the Illinois State Rifle Association, NRA’s state affiliate, also joins as a plaintiff – contends that Illinois’ carry ban cannot stand in light of the Heller and McDonald decisions.

Although the rifles do not meet Chicago’s definition of an “assault weapon,” Chicago refused registration because they were “convertible” into “assault weapons.” The city denied the registration in spite of the fact Chicago has a separate provision for dealing with registered rifles that are converted into “assault rifles” after registration. Following an initial rejection and preliminary appeal before a hearing examiner, the case was appealed to the City Court. The judge ruled the hearing examiner had to take evidence as to whether the guns were actually capable of accepting a detachable magazine, which is one of the criteria to define a rifle as an “assault weapon,” and sent the case back to the hearing examiner.

In Richards v. Prieto, currently pending in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in California, plaintiffs brought suit against Yolo County, Calif. Sheriff Ed Prieto for his refusal to issue carry permits to law-abiding applicants. The case was first heard in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, where the court ruled for the sheriff.

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In both cases, the NRA, as the leading organization in the nation advocating for gun owners’ rights and specifically in advocating for the passage of right-to-carry laws in the states, has lent its expertise on the issue by filing briefs in strong support of the right to carry. The briefs stress that the right to carry is an important part of the fundamental right of self-defense. Additionally, the briefs counter the arguments that permit holders are a public safety threat. Specifically, the brief responds to Brady Campaign claims that passage of right-to-carry laws lead to increases in crime. In fact, the briefs show not only that crime does not increase in right-to-carry states, but that right-to-carry laws contribute to a reduction in crime. USA Shooting Tags: California, Illinois, Lawsuits, NRA-ILA, Right to Carry, Self Defense

GUADALAJARA, Mex. --(Ammoland.com)- Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) began the day with 49 out of 50 targets in Men’s Double Trap at the Pan American Games.

AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS Looking to add to the USA’s medal count, Sgt. Eller of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shot a perfect 50 targets in his second round and 48 targets in the third round for 147 targets-just one target shy of the world record for the gold medal.

A Golden Day for Shooter Glenn Eller at The 2011 Pan American Games

Not only did Eller’s 147 targets set a new Pan American match record for Men’s Double Trap, but his total score of 195 targets is a new Pan American total record, again just one target shy of the world record.

OCT 21, 2011 12:21P.M. A Golden Day for Shooter Glenn Eller at The 2011 Pan American Games

The previous Pan American record was 187 targets, needless to say Eller put up an amazing performance. In the final, he experienced difficulty with a spring in his trigger-he had two malfunctions but didn’t lose any targets as a result. “We were fortunate to have good conditions and the Jalisco Hunting Club is the nicest venue in the Americas,” commented Eller. Puerto Rico’s Jose Torres won the silver medal with 136 match targets and 49 targets in the final for 185 total targets. Luis Da Graca of Brazil won the bronze medal with a perfect final of 50 targets for 182 total targets. His father, Butch Eller (pictured at left with Glenn), made the journey down to Mexico to watch his son compete in his first Pan American Games.

A Golden Day for Shooter Glenn Eller at The 2011 Pan American Games

“This is the only international level event that Glenn has not won a gold medal in and I’m very proud of him,” said the senior Eller. National Shotgun Coach Bret Erickson was impressed with Eller’s “dedication and focus.” Erickson explained that “Eller voluntarily gave up his spot on the 2003 and 2007 Pan American Teams because in both instances, he already held a quota. I’m glad he had the opportunity to attend this year and delivered a world class performance.”

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Fellow teammate Jeffrey Holguin (Yorba Linda, Calif.) was scheduled to compete but withdrew at the last minute to return stateside for a family emergency.

Holding more than 40 patents, Action Target has steadily increased its inventory to include over 4,000 products. In addition to manufacturing, Action Target also designs, delivers, and installs indoor and outdoor range equipment throughout the world. Action Target is the preferred choice for the firearms training programs of US & international commercial/sport shooters, law enforcement, military, Special Forces groups, and tactical training schools.

“I wish Jeff could have been here, I wish his family the best and it would have been nice to have him competing alongside me,” said Eller. His gold marks the twelfth shooting medal for the U.S. at the Pan American Games, and sixth gold medal. Please navigate to the official Pan American Games website for complete results. Highlights of the Pan American Games can be found at http://bit.ly/q4UwBR and http://es.pn/mW8QeW. For updates and news, please visit USA Shooting’s Website, Facebook and Twitter. About USA Shooting: USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting’s mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. Check us out on the web at www.usashooting.org and on Twitter at twitter.com/USAShooting.

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Action Target is honored to be accepted as a voting member by the NSSF’s Board of Directors. It is our pledge to assist in the NSSF’s ongoing mission to promote, protect, and preserve both the shooting industry and the heritage we all share. As private ownership of firearms increases, the need for safe facilities to practice shooting has become crucial. Action Target and the NSSF will work together to enhance the presence of commercial shooting ranges in the USA while supporting the many programs they offer. About the NSSF

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Action Target Becomes an NSSF Voting Member OCT 21, 2011 12:06P.M.

Following a series of industry meetings in the late 1950’s—sponsored by Field & Stream Magazine—the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) was chartered in 1961 to promote a better understanding of and a greater participation in hunting and shooting sports.

Action Target Becomes an National Shooting Sports Foundation Voting Member

In 1963, the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) merged its promotional arm into the NSSF enabling the foundation to expand its efforts and establish its own headquarters in Riverside, CT. Recognizing the growing urbanization of America, NSSF first sought to build public awareness of the sportsman’s role in conservation and their contributions to wildlife management through landmark efforts such as the annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, established in 1973.

Action Target Provo, Utah --(Ammoland.com)- Action Target is proud to announce its recent acceptance as a voting member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

Over the years, the foundation has continued its public outreach efforts while also developing a wide array of programs to encourage new and added participation in hunting and target shooting sports. In the early 1980’s, NSSF was at the forefront of promoting the then-new sport of sporting clays and generating widespread publicity for shooting games of all kinds. An example was the 1988 “Sportsman’s Team Challenge”—the

Founded over 25 years ago, Action Target began with two high school friends working out of their garage. Today, Action Target has become the world’s largest shooting range equipment manufacturer.

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first made-for-TV shooting competition appearing on ESPN, which continued through the 1990’s.

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Confidence Inspired by Vero Vellini Gun Slings Will Help You Get Your Game

Over the past several decades, NSSF has greatly expanded its efforts to strengthen hunting and shooting sports traditions through nationally based efforts such as STEP OUTSIDE, the Families Afield initiative, First Shots, and the Hunting Heritage Partnership, which provides grants to state wildlife agencies for programs that improve access and opportunity.

OCT 21, 2011 12:01P.M. Confidence Inspired by Vero Vellini Gun Slings Will Help You Get Your Game

Since its inception, NSSF has been a leader in building opportunities so future generations can continue to enjoy hunting and shooting sports. NSSF is a major supporter of the nation’s youth shooting programs and has created its own programs such as the Scholastic Clay Target Program along with other similar efforts at the collegiate level. Firearms safety education has also been a fundamental mission of NSSF throughout its history. Over the years, the foundation has distributed millions of safety brochures and delivered safety messages through television, radio, and print media outlets. Initiated in 1999, NSSF’s Project ChildSafe has distributed more than 35 million firearm safety kits throughout all 50 states. The NSSF is actively engaged in representing its members in respect to key legal, regulatory, and legislative issues through its Government Relations division.

Vero Vellini Double Gun Sling Since 1979, critical funding for NSSF’s many programs and activities has come from the NSSF-owned industry trade show, SHOT Show. From an inaugural event of only 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, the show has grown to some 700,000 square feet of exhibit space today and is the largest trade exposition of its kind in the world. NSSF’s foundation represents the broad scope of the hunting and shooting sports industry. Members include manufacturers of sporting firearms, ammunition, a wide array of accessories, and equipment manufacturers as well as distributors, retailers, shooting ranges, and many other companies and organizations in the hunting and shooting sports community. Today’s membership includes more than 5,500 companies and organizations.

Vero Vellini Gun Slings MOORESTOWN, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- As you head to the fields, the mountains, the brush or the prairie this season, be sure your firearm is securely by your side with a Vero Vellini sling.

About Action Targets: Action Target is a privately owned business headquartered about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City in Provo, Utah. For the last 20 plus years, Action Target has been the dominant force in shooting range equipment design and manufacturing for law enforcement, military, and commercial ranges around the world. We are proud of our commitment to deliver advanced firearms training products that help prepare our men and women in uniform for the heroic job of defending our safety and our freedom. Visit: www.actiontarget.com

The proprietary Air Cushion design of the Vero Vellini slings provides endless comfort—even if you are carrying a heavier rifle. The design also provides unparalled slip-proof finish on the contact patch of the sling, providing you with security and confidence, knowing that your firearm will stay in place as you stalk your ultimate trophy. With the comfort and confidence of knowing your firearm is securely at your side, you can now focus on the task at hand: hunting.

Tags: Action Target, NSSF Vero Vellini slings are available in a variety of colors and sizes that will accommodate virtually any long gun, be it a shotgun or rifle. New nonslip premium leather slings and automatic retractable slings have been

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added to the lineup this year. Camouflage patterns are available for those who desire complete concealment, and blaze orange is also available for those who need additional safety color. All Air Cushion slings are available in basic black and green colors. The Vero Vellini lineup also features a double sling that allows both hands to remain free while your rifle will be comfortably and securely slung to your back, much in the same fashion as a backpack. This unique design also provides a solid, expedient off-hand shooting platform, deriving its support from one arm or both. The double sling is ideal for mountain hunts or extended hikes to camp as well as for moving game. Vero Vellini provides the security and confidence – it is up to you to make the shot!

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Vero Vellini slings range in price from $24.99 to $159.99 and can be purchased conveniently online at www.gunslingsdirect.com.

MANDEVILLE, LA --(Ammoland.com)- It’s a new law in California and a new way to see the threat, this week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

Vero Vellini is the acknowledged leader in comfortable, handcrafted gun slings. For nearly two decades, the company has been crafting these beautifully detailed and highly durable slings in Germany. Vero Vellini created the Air Cushion concept, which sandwiches neoprene and other natural and synthetic material to create an almost weightless feeling when carrying a firearm. Vero Vellini also manufactures fast-access cartridge cases and straps for binoculars and cameras.

One state the entire firearms community watches closely is California, where Governor Brown just signed into law a bill that bans openlycarried handguns. Gene Hoffman with the online forum site Calguns.net drops in on Sunday to discuss this latest law, and what else has been happening in California. More on Calguns can be found at www.calguns.net.

For more information on Vero Vellini, contact: Pioneer Research, 97 Foster Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057; call 800-257-7742; or visit www.pioneer-research.com/verovellini.asp. Be sure to visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/verovellini.

You saw the new Crimson Trace Lightgaurd on this season of Guns and Gear TV, and next week, they’ll be available in stores. Iain Harrison with Crimson Trace stops by to talk about the Lightguard, currently made for Glocks, Smith & Wesson M&Ps and Springfield Armory XDMs and XDs.

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Find out more at www.crimsontrace.com. To watch the Guns and Gear segment about the Crimson Trace Lightguard, visit www.guntalk.tv/gtv/library.php?video_id=728.

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California Bans Openly-Carried Handguns on Gun Talk Radio

Also this week, it’s back out to the Remington Arms Versa Max tour with Firearms Development Director Andrew Haskin. This Sunday, the Versa Max Tour Truck will be supplying shot shells to test the Versa Max Shotgun from 9am to 3pm at River Valley Sportsmen Club in Clarksville, AR.

OCT 21, 2011 11:46A.M. California Bans Openly-Carried Handguns on Gun Talk Radio

More details on both the Versa Max tour and the new Remington shotgun are available at www.remington.com/pages/community/versamax-ontour.aspx. About: In its 17th year of national syndication, Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Radio airs live on Sundays from 2PM-5PM Eastern, and runs on more than 120 stations, plus on XM (Ch. 165) Satellite Radio. All Gun Talk shows can be downloaded as podcasts at http://www.guntalk.libsyn.com and Apple iTunes, or through one of the available Apps: the Gun Talk iPhone App, the Blackberry Podcast App, the Android App and the Gun Talk App for

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Android on Amazon. More information is available at www.guntalk.com.

Buffalo, Missouri --(Ammoland.com)- “Today’s personal and business communication technology is moving at light speed and as organizations who are using the Internet, I Phones, I Pads, Blackberrys and more, we not only have to stay on top of the latest changes but must better plan for the future” states Craig Alderman, of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc. (QUWF).

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AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS “We are very pleased to announce a new generation of our web site, www.quwf.net is now up and operational with many new features, color changes and background software” Alderman announces.

Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation Launches A New Upgraded Web Site

“The new upgrade allows full compatibility with Internet Explorer 9 and installs the tools for Internet Explorer 10 due out in 2012 as well as full mobility applications for new mobile phones and new communications devices. The new site will offer I Phone Apps shortly for QUWF users.

OCT 21, 2011 11:32A.M. Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation Launches A New Upgraded Web Site

“Our site has become a conservation hub for upland wildlife habitat and we have to keep it moving forward so the “next” generation will be comfortable using it” explains Craig, “Our staff updates the QUWF web site almost daily with current information, news and chapter support items so it is critical we keep it upgraded and very interesting to visit”. “The rapidly increasing use and volume of the QUWF site and better services to QUWF Chapters, members and sponsors / partners, required a significant upgrade so we prepared a totally NEW platform as aggressive as QUWF is in conservation” states the QUWF Webmaster. A completely new shopping cart system and portal will be launched in a few days making QUWF, all around, one of the most progressive and advanced in the industry. Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation Launches A New Upgraded Web Site

“Like any software upgrade there were a few bumps but overall the transition was very smooth thanks to our Webmaster and his team and it will continue to be a work in process to keep it on the cutting edge of technology serving our members, sponsors and partners with the best web site possible. Our webmaster is constantly watching our site and the options out there to keep it secure, offering leading technology but yet making it easier to navigate and use”, says Craig. Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc., a tax exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organization, was formed to serve its members and chapters nationwide, providing a strong local source of habitat focus on quail and upland wildlife and population recovery. Millions of dollars of habitat work have been completed by its members over the years on thousands of acres of both private and public lands, now that work continues with a renewed vitality. Our chapters from coast to coast, provide the grass roots, local habitat work that is making a difference each and every day. For more information or to join QUWF please visit our website at www.quwf.net.

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is too late. WHAT YOU CAN DO

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation is encouraging all sportsmen, gun owners and firearms enthusiasts to contact both of their U.S. senators immediately and urge them to vote YES on Hatch Amendment 770 to the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill now being debated on the Senate floor. Please ask your senators to co-sponsor this amendment that promotes and protects the firearms industry and our Second Amendment rights.

Anti-gun Senators Blocking a Vote On Pro Gun Hatch Amendment 770 OCT 21, 2011 11:21A.M.

This will only take a minute of your time. Anti-gun Senators Blocking a Vote On Pro Gun Hatch Amendment 770 Call Your Senators and Demand the amendment comes up for a vote.

Provisions in the Hatch Amendment • 1) Firearms Database Prohibition (CJS) • A prohibition on the use of funds to create, maintain or administer a database of firearms owners or their firearms. • 2) Curio and Relic Definition (CJS) • A prohibition on the use of funds to change the definition of a “curio or relic.” • 3) Transfer of BATFE Authority (CJS) • A prohibition on the use of funds to transfer any duty or responsibility of the BATFE to any other agency or department. • 4) Physical Inventory Prohibition (CJS) • Prohibition on a requirement to allow a physical inventory of Federal Firearms Licensees.

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• 5) Information Retrieval Prohibition (CJS) • A prohibition on the use of funds to electronically retrieve personally identifying information gathered by Federal Firearms Licensees.

NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is seeking to offer an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill now being debated on the Senate floor. But anti-gun senators are blocking a vote on the amendment. It is imperative that you contact your legislators tonight and urge them to vote YES on Hatch Amendment 770. Tomorrow morning is too late.

• 6) Business Activity (CJS) • A prohibition on the use of funds to deny a Federal Firearms License or renewal of a Federal Firearms License on the basis of business activity.

The Hatch amendment would permanently enshrine 10 different appropriations “riders” — essentially directions from Congress to the administration about how they must spend, or not spend, funds — into permanent law.

• 7) Information Gathering Prohibition (CJS) • A prohibition on the use of funds to maintain any information gathered as a part of an instant background check or to maintain information for more than 24 hours.

Traditionally, each “rider” had to be reauthorized on a year-by-year basis. Some of these riders go back 30 years.

Again, as you’re reading this, anti-gun senators are blocking the vote.

• A requirement that any trace data released must include a disclaimer stating such trace data cannot be used to draw broad conclusion about firearms-related crime.

Call your senators immediately (202-224-3121) and urge them to become co-sponsors and support this amendment! Tomorrow morning

• 9) Firearms Parts Export to Canada (CJS)

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• A prohibition on the use of funds to require an export license for small firearms parts valued at less than $500 for export to Canada.

Thus the House members investigating Fast and Furious are asking Obama to put his money where his mouth is on this one.

• 10) Importation of Curios and Relics (CJS) • A prohibition on the use of funds to arbitrarily deny importation of qualifying curio and relic firearms.

For example, Congressmen Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Trey Gowdy (RSC) sent a letter to Obama asking him to clarify his own knowledge of Fast and Furious . They want to know when the President learned about the operation and when he learned about the investigation into the operation.

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Chaffetz and Gowdy also asked Obama to lean a bit on Holder, to ensure that the Attorney General appears before Congress to give further testimony on Fast and Furious. Thus, after referencing the apparent timeline conflict we’ve all detected in Holder’s Fast and Furious alibi, Congressman Chaffetz wrote: “We’re looking for answers. I hope Mr. Holder will come before the Congress and clear up this glaring discrepancy. We have a number of questions for Mr. Holder to answer.”

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(Don’t you know the words – “we have a number of questions for Mr. Holder to answer” – reverberate in the AG’s mind as he tries to sleep at night?)

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Obama Says Those Behind Fast And Furious “Will Be Held Accountable”

Additionally, Congressman Pat Meehan (R-PA), a former U.S. Attorney, has sent a letter directly to Holder, in which he writes: “I urge you to appear because in this serious and tragic case, we do owe it to the American people to conduct a thorough investigation and conduct responsible, proper oversight.”

OCT 21, 2011 11:12A.M. Obama Says Those Behind Fast And Furious “Will Be Held Accountable” Congress says Prove It.

The bottom line: pressure is being applied to both Obama and Holder to come clean on this operation. To date, their stories are not believable, and Obama’s pledge to discover who was behind Fast and Furious and hold them “accountable” is simply not trustworthy. Chaffetz, Gowdy, and Meehan are but three of the growing number of House members who are sick and tired of getting the run around on this operation. And as the chorus of Congressional voices demanding answers expands, Obama and Holder have fewer and fewer places left to hide.

AmmoLand Gun News Obama promised that those responsible for Fast and Furious would be held accountable. We’re waiting for that to happen and we won’t be satisfied until it does.

Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday, October 18th, President Obama told ABC News’ Jake Tapper that those who were responsible for Fast and Furious “will be held accountable.” Obama Added: “It’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen. And we will find out who and what happened in this situation and make sure it gets corrected.” However, this statement only comes after months of obfuscation by Obama, where both he and Attorney General Eric Holder have basically tried to convince us they didn’t know anything about Fast and Furious until CBS News started reporting on it.

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Kalkomey Enterprises DALLAS, TX --(Ammoland.com)- Today’s Wildlife Field Identification Guide, published by Kalkomey, is now available in an eBook format, allowing users to carry afield a wealth of wildlife knowledge on their Kindle, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. “Digital eBooks are a natural extension of Kalkomey’s expertise with print-based recreational safety content,” said Edward Cossette, user experience manager for Kalkomey.

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“With the eBook, we are able to offer an experience that lets the user take full advantage of our unique content offerings. For instance, in the Today’s Wildlife eBook there are stunning, full-page images where one can tap and zoom for an additional level of detail that makes wildlife identification easier than ever.”

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University. If you have questions or comments, email him at awr@awrhawkins.com. You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins. Tags: Arms Trafficking, ATF, AWR Hawkins, BATFE, Fast & Furious, Gun Trafficking, Project Gunrunner, Washington DC

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Today’s Wildlife Field Identification Guide Is Available Now For Kindle & Ibooks Users

Today’s Wildlife Field Identification Guide Today’s Wildlife features 82 pages of range maps, wildlife identification facts and color photos of the most common wildlife species in the U.S. This new eBook provides details about wildlife tracks, markings, and habitats for large and small mammals, upland birds, waterfowl, wetland birds, and raptors.

OCT 21, 2011 11:06A.M. Today’s Wildlife Field Identification Guide Is Available Now For Kindle And Ibooks Users

Downloading this eBook to a mobile device is a great way to ensure hikers, campers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts have the information they need at their fingertips. Visit Amazon to download Today’s Wildlife to your Kindle or use iTunes

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to download to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Today’s Wildlife is available for $6.99, which includes free wireless delivery.

misused. The funds were originally established to pay for the administrative process to complete background checks. This year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 819, which authorizes the funds to be used to pay for the enforcement of California’s growing number of anti-gun laws.

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NRA and CRPA fought against passage of SB 819 because it places the financial burden for enforcing California’s unfair gun laws on the backs of law-abiding gun owners. The result will almost certainly be a depletion of DROS funds, leading to additional increases in the fees gun buyers will be forced to pay.

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The suit filed by NRA and CRPA, Bauer v. Harris, challenges the DROS fees as an unconstitutional infringement on the exercise of rights protected under the Second Amendment.

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If successful, the suit will reverse the damage done by the passage of SB 819 by limiting the fees or eliminating them.

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About: Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org

NRA, CRPA Open New Front with Challenge to California Gun Sale Fees OCT 21, 2011 10:55A.M. NRA, CRPA Open New Front with Challenge to California Gun Sale Fees

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Appeals Court Rules Against D.C. Gun Owners in Heller II OCT 21, 2011 10:19A.M. Appeals Court Rules Against D.C. Gun Owners in Heller II

National Rifle Association FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association and the California Rifle & Pistol Association Foundation have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California challenging the Dealer Record of Sales (DROS) fees charged by the California Department of Justice on gun sales on the grounds the fees are being

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have been manufactured since 1986,” and that the banned magazines are even more prevalent. But the court also found — based largely on the testimony of a Brady Campaign lawyer to the District of Columbia Council — that “the District ha[d] carried its burden of showing a substantial relationship between the prohibition of both semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding more than ten rounds and the objectives of protecting police officers and controlling crime.” Fortunately, in a long and well reasoned dissenting opinion that may provide a road map for other courts, Judge Brett Kavanaugh rejected the majority’s reasoning. Rather than the “intermediate scrutiny” employed by the majority or any other “balancing test,” Judge Kavanaugh would have applied a standard based on “text, history, and tradition.” Under that standard, he argued that “it would strain logic and common sense to conclude that the Second Amendment protects semi-automatic handguns but does not protect semi-automatic rifles,” which “have not traditionally been banned and are in common use today.”

Appeals Court Rules Against D.C. Gun Owners in Heller II

Judge Kavanaugh also would have rejected the entire registration system, arguing that D.C.’s type of total gun registration system is not “traditional” and “remains highly unusual today.” NRA - ILA

The NRA strongly disagrees with the outcome, and is reviewing the decision and considering all options.

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- In a split ruling in an ongoing NRA-supported case challenging the restrictive gun laws established by the Washington D.C. government in defiance of the Supreme Court’s 2008 Heller decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld a number of highly restrictive gun laws.

“When it comes to self-defense, semi-automatic firearms of all types are an increasingly popular choice for most Americans, and the court itself admitted that semiautomatics are in common use, with millions of these guns sold in recent years,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. “Law abiding residents of the District should have the same access to these tools as residents of nearly all of the 50 states.”

Unfortunately, the court ruled that the District’s general handgun registration requirement is constitutional. However, the court reached that conclusion by misreading the Supreme Court’s Heller decision as presuming that any type of “longstanding” restriction is constitutional, so it only upheld the more traditional aspects of the registration system, such as the requirements that the registrant provide his or her name and address, a description of the firearm and certain other basic information.

Tags: Heller II, Lawsuits, NRA, NRA-ILA, Washington DC

By contrast, the court found that other D.C. requirements, such as fingerprints, a vision requirement, ballistics tests and mandatory training, were “novel” and therefore need to be reviewed again by a lower court under a tighter standard of scrutiny. Similarly, the court found that long gun registration is “novel” in the U.S. and returned that issue to the lower court as well. D.C. laws banning “assault weapons” and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition were also wrongly found to be constitutional. The Supreme Court said in Heller that “arms” are protected under the Constitution if they are “in common use,” and the D.C. Circuit found it “clear enough in the record that semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding more than ten rounds are indeed in ‘common use,’” based on Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives production statistics showing that “1.6 million AR-15s alone

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require similar reports for long guns.

Court Denies Injunction on BATFE Long Gun Sales Reporting

Therefore, this recent action by the BATFE not only exceeds the Bureau’s legal authority, but also circumvents the will of Congress. About: Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org

OCT 21, 2011 10:04A.M. Court Denies Injunction on BATFE Long Gun Sales Reporting

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Half-Cocked: Maybe lead really IS harmful to wild game animals… OCT 21, 2011 10:04A.M. Maybe lead ammunition really IS harmful to wild game animals – Half-Cocked Cartoons by My Gun Culture

Court Denies Injunction on BATFE Long Gun Sales Reporting

NRA - ILA FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Following the Obama Administration’s move to require federal firearms licensees in the border states to report multiple sales of certain rifles, the NRA immediately began supporting litigation to enjoin this illegal action by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Unfortunately, on Sept. 9, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied NRA’s motion for a temporary injunction, but set an expedited schedule to bring the case before the court for a final ruling with argument set for Oct. 25.

About: Tom McHale describes himself as a conservative gun-totin’ bible-clingin’ literary assault dude who enjoys finding humor in just about anything. His web blog My Gun Culture is an irreverent, twisted look at gun news bordering on the ridiculous. It covers shootin’ stuff, loud noises, defending your own, the occasional mall ninja, and about 200 years of the American way. These are the (partially) true stories of My Gun Culture says Tom. Visit: www.mygunculture.com

The three suits (J&G Sales, Ltd. v. Melson; Ron Peterson Firearms, LLC v. Melson; and 10 Ring Precision, Inc. v. Melson) each argue that the BATFE has no legal authority to require multiple sales reporting of long gun sales and must stop trying to do so. When Congress authorized the reporting of multiple sales of handguns in the 1968 Gun Control Act, it did not empower any federal agency to

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recently published in the official Federal Rules Decision Reporter. The Federal Rules Decisions Reporter is a compendium of selected United States district court rulings that specifically interpret and apply the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure.

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NRA Victory in Arizona Battle Over Use of Lead Ammunition

Publication of this court ruling is important to hunters and NRA members because it sets legal precedent by confirming that there is a “significantly protectable interest” in hunting that can justify intervention by hunter’s rights groups like NRA in the increasing number of lawsuits filed by so-called environmental groups against state and federal natural resource, game and land management agencies.

OCT 21, 2011 10:00A.M. NRA Victory in Arizona Battle Over Use of Lead Ammunition

To see key documents filed in this case, visit http://michellawyers.com/cbdvblm. About: Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org

NRA - ILA FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- In a major legal victory, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association and the federal Bureau of Land Management, throwing a lawsuit filed by an environmental group, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), out of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Ariz.

Tags: Anti-Hunting Groups, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, Center for Biological Diversity, Lawsuits, Lead Ammunition, NRA, NRA-ILA

The case is Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Safari Club International had joined the case as a “friend of the court” and assisted NRA with its successful efforts.

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NRA Files Appeal of Ruling on Handgun Sales Age Limits

CBD’s lawsuit, filed on Jan. 27, 2009, alleged that the BLM and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were illegally mismanaging federal lands in Arizona. The lawsuit challenged the allowance of off road vehicles, construction of roads, inadequate protection of desert tortoises, and inadequate protection of California condors.

OCT 21, 2011 09:54A.M. NRA Files Appeal of Ruling on Handgun Sales Age Limits

Among other things, the suit sought to force BLM to ban the use of lead ammunition for hunting in the Arizona Strip, a rugged area in the northwest corner of the state renowned for great hunting. CBD contended California condors in Arizona and elsewhere were being poisoned from scavenging game that was shot by hunters using lead shot or bullets. But the record plainly shows that California condors were reintroduced to this area of Arizona based on express promises by FWS and other agencies that the reintroduction would not affect hunting. Among other things, the Court ruled that CBD had waived its claims concerning BLM’s failure to assess the alleged impact of lead ammunition on condors because “[i]t did not argue that BLM was required to include the potential effects of lead ammunition in [BLM’s] analysis of environmental impacts.” Even before the ruling, NRA’s intervention in the case on behalf of its members had already resulted in several legal victories. National Rifle Association A Jan. 13, 2010 court ruling granting NRA’s motion to intervene was

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FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- On Sept. 29, a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas decided in favor of the federal government in a case brought by the NRA challenging the federal restriction on the purchase of handguns by 18-20 year old adults.

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The case is far from over, as the NRA has already filed an appeal.

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In the case, Jennings v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the NRA and a group of responsible young adults argued that since 18-20 year olds are considered adults for virtually every other purpose, such as voting and military service, adults in this age group should also be able to purchase handguns from licensed dealers.

Mexican Authorities Release Mexican Wolves In Sonora

Mexican Authorities Release Mexican Wolves In Sonora

In the ruling, Judge Samuel Cummings wrote “the Court is of the opinion that the ban does not run afoul of the Second Amendment to the Constitution,” and wrongly equated lawabiding 20-year-olds with criminals, stating that “the right to bear arms is enjoyed only by those not disqualified from the exercise of the Second Amendment rights.” “We strongly disagree with this ruling,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. “As we said when we filed this case, adults 18 and up have fought and died for American freedom throughout our country’s history. They are adults for virtually every legal purpose under federal and state law, and that should include the ability to buy handguns from licensed dealers to defend themselves, their homes and their families. Our fellow plaintiffs in this case are law-abiding and responsible young adults. We plan to defend their rights to the very end.”

Arizona Game and Fish Department PHOENIX, AZ – -(Ammoland.com)- Mexican authorities released five Mexican wolves in the San Luis Mountains in Sonora, Mexico, on Oct. 12, 2011, approximately 80 miles south of Douglas, Ariz. Mexico’s desire to release wolves in Sonora as part of its recovery effort has been known for the past two years, although the exact timetable for release was unknown.

A similar case, in which many of the same plaintiffs challenge the state of Texas’ ban on issuance of Right-to-Carry permits to adults under 21, remains pending in the same court. That case is Jennings v. McCraw.

“Mexico is a sovereign nation with its own wildlife conservation and recovery goals. The vast majority of historic habitat for the Mexican wolf is actually in Mexico, and longterm full recovery of the sub-species is incumbent on successful recovery there, as well as our recovery efforts in the U.S.,” said Larry Voyles, director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

About: Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org

Game and Fish will continue to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine how the wolves will be monitored and managed if animals cross the international border.

Tags: Gun Owner Discrimination, Lawsuits, NRA

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been actively involved in the multi-agency effort to reintroduce Mexican wolves to portions of their historic range in the east-central portion of Arizona (and adjacent New Mexico) for many years. In 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican wolves were released into the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA) in eastern Arizona. The current population in Arizona-New Mexico was assessed to be

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approximately 50 animals during 2011 monitoring. The Mexican wolf is considered endangered in the United States and Mexico.

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Maryland Natural Resources Police Officers Graduate From Training Academy

Game and Fish continues to express concern over the lack of progress in aspects of wolf conservation. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated efforts earlier this year to update the 1982 recovery plan for the Mexican wolf throughout its historic range in the American Southwest and Mexico,” said Voyles. “The Service also recently released a draft management plan for wolves that might travel to Arizona or New Mexico as a result of the recent release in Sonora or future releases in Mexico. It will likely take years to finalize either plan because of federal environmental compliance processes that could easily be further drawn out by appeals and even litigation.”

OCT 21, 2011 09:35A.M. Maryland Natural Resources Police Officers Graduate From Training Academy

Voyles added that wolf management is an emotional issue with potential effects on the human environment, as well as the natural environment. Everyone engaged in wolf management has a responsibility towards open and transparent coordination and information sharing with Arizona stakeholders, as mandated under provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Sykesville, Maryland –(Ammoland.com)- The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) recognized the 53rd graduating class of Maryland Natural Resources Police Officers today at the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Center in Sykesville.

Voyles said Game and Fish will make every effort to work with the Fish and Wildlife Service, neighboring states, counties, and Mexico, to the extent that transparency allows, to manage and conserve wolves in Arizona.

DNR Assistant Secretary for Mission Support, Wilson H. Parren, and NRP Superintendent Colonel George F. Johnson, IV attended the ceremony with U.S.C.G. Captain of the Port of Baltimore Mark O’Malley.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD’s programs or activities, including employment practices, they may file a complaint with the Director’s Office, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 9423000, or with the Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N. Fairfax Dr. Ste. 130, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Director’s Office as listed above.

Candus Thomson, reporter and former outdoor columnist for the Baltimore Sun, gave the keynote address. “The Maryland Natural Resources Police is crucial to ensuring our citizens and our natural resources are safe,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “Their contributions to our State – whether patrolling the Chesapeake Bay or protecting our wildlife and fisheries resources – are truly a blessing for all of those who enjoy Maryland’s natural areas.” “I cannot offer praise enough for this graduating class and all of their hard work,” said Colonel Johnson. “On behalf of DNR and the NRP, congratulations on this great achievement and we look forward to working with you in protecting Maryland’s citizens and our natural resources.”

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Game and Fish Commission, Endangered Species, Mexico, Wolf Hunting, Wolves

“In Maryland, more than a quarter of a million commercial and recreational fishermen, nearly 400,000 boaters and 122,000 hunters rely on the officers of the Natural Resources Police to enforce the law and keep them safe,” said Thomson. “In my more than 11 years as the Sun’s outdoors writer, I have been frozen to the bone, soaked to the skin and fried to a crisp while covering the work of NRP officers. But at the end of the day or the dawn of a new one, I got to go home, dry off, warm up or cool off and write my column. The officers soldiered on.”

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Below is a list of graduates, their hometowns, and duty assignments;

and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNRmanaged parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland’s effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state’s number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov

• Officer Christopher A. Cary, Southern, Md; assigned to Calvert County. • Officer David B. Garvey, Queenstown, Md: assigned to Anne Arundel County.

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• Officer Steven J. Hunter, Baltimore, Md; assigned to Anne Arundel County.

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• Officer Antonio M Junta, Odenton, Md; assigned to Anne Arundel County.

OCT 21, 2011 09:31A.M. • Officer Martin S. Kaetzel, Hagerstown, Md; assigned to Baltimore County.

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• Officer Annette K. Leonforte, Perryville, Md; assigned to Anne Arundel County. • Officer James B. Seward, Stevensville, Md; assigned to Anne Arundel County. • Officer Andrew J. Shaw, North East, Md; assigned to Kent County. Individual awards given to class members included Excellence in Academic Achievement, Officer Steven Hunter; Excellence in Firearms Award, Officer Antonio Junta; Navigation and Seamanship Award, Officer Andrew Shaw; Excellence in Leadership, Officer Antonio Junta; and the Excellence in Physical Training, Officer David Garvey. Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the oldest state law enforcement agency with its beginnings as the State Oyster Police in 1868. The NRP serves as a public safety agency with statewide authority to enforce conservation, boating, traffic and criminal laws, as well as to provide primary law enforcement services for Maryland’s ½ million acres of land owned and managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The agency is also Maryland lead agency for homeland security on Maryland waters.

Arlington, VA - Joe Biden just does not get it. He confuses support for a jobs bill with the ability of people to resist murders and rapists. He ought to support national reciprocity for the carrying of concealed firearms with people with state CCW permits.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police has an authorized strength of 247 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel that provide a variety of services in addition to maritime, conservation and general law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.

Joe Biden should be in support for the national reciprocity of concealed firearms as the right of self defense does not end at your front door. Watch Video Above for more thoughts on confused Joe. GunRightsPolicies.org John M. Snyder Manager Telum Associates, LLC Arlington, VA 202-239-8005

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland’s forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic

About John Snyder:

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Named the Gun Dean by Human Events, “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News, a “champion of the right to self-defense” by The Washington Times, and “dean of gun lobbyists” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, John M. Snyder has spent 45 years as a proponent of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms as a National Rifle Association editor, public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and founder of www.GunRightsPolicies.org. A former Jesuit seminarian, Snyder is founder/manager of Telum Associates, LL.C., founder/chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc., a director of Council for America, and serves on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens. He is also the author of the book Gun Saint. Visit: www.GunRightsPolicies.org

Pro Ears by Altus TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN --(Ammoland.com)- More than ever the youth of the world face potential hearing loss from a wide variety of sources.

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Now the professionals at ALTUS BRANDS have introduced an exciting new product, the ReVO line of hearing protection ear muffs specifically designed for smaller heads and smaller ears.

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Pro Ears Protects Kids With Cool New ReVO Hearing Protection

Altus Brand’s EVP Charlie Ricci made the announcement: “Our children have been at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to quality hearing protection. Most “youth” hearing protection is either very uncomfortable or more of a children’s toy.

OCT 21, 2011 09:23A.M. Pro Ears Protects Kids With Cool New ReVO Hearing Protection

Pro Ears ReVO Hearing Protection With the hundreds of ways kids are exposed to hearing damaging noise levels, especially in their formative years, we at Pro Ears were determined to create a product kids would want to wear AND that provided an adult level of protection. Our new ReVO line of passive hearing protection muffs are made to fit smaller heads comfortably, offer protection and with knock out graphics every kid will want to wear.ReVO

Pro Ears ReVO Hearing Protection

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Hearing Protection is a major advancement for all our children exposed to dangerous noise levels such as the shooting sports, rock concerts, auto racing and many other circumstances where high or constant noise levels can cause progressive hearing damage.”

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Oliver North Visits the 115th Combat Support Hospital OCT 21, 2011 09:12A.M.

NEW ReVO Passive Muffs: Victory in Afghanistan – Oliver North Visits the 115th Combat Support Hospital

• NRR 26 Protection • Adult level of protection with smaller interior circumference ear seals for a better fit on smaller head and ears • Tighter, adjustable radius headband • Super-Sized ProForm leather ear cushions reduces potential gaps around smaller ears • Exciting graphics kids will love. • One Year Warranty • Made in the USA Pro Ears quality and rugged dependability in hearing protection designed for the smaller sports enthusiast.

National Rifle Association In addition to Pro-Ears, Altus Brands also owns Benchmaster, Cass Creek, Rifleman Hearing Protection, CrossFire Slings, Bughats, Woodland Whisper, Harmon Scents, Heart Stopper Lures and American Bison Leather Products.

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- NRA Life of Duty Correspondent LtCol Oliver North traveled to Helmand Province, Afghanistan this summer to retrieve exclusive information on the withdrawal of U.S. Troops.

For more information please contact: In this segment LtCol North visits the 115th Combat Support Hospital and sheds light on exceptional medical care offered by the medical team. Watch more from LtCol Oliver North on the Victory in Afghanistan series at: http://www.nralifeofduty.tv/#/cololivernorth/list/dosortsearch,37

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Tags: Altus, Hearing Protection, Pro Ears, Youth Shooting Sports

Tags: Afganistan, Lt. Col. Oliver North, NRA, NRA Life of Duty

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