Politics & 2nd Amendment

This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Act to make it easier for state conservation agencies to promote hunting. (Photo: Congressional Sportsmen’s’ Caucus) The U.S. House last week gave a nod to a bill aimed at making more funds available to promote hunting and recreational shooting. The measure, H.R. 2591, termed the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for
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Numbers from the NSSF point to the likelihood that 16 million modern sporting rifles were produced between 1990 and 2016, a period that included the decade-long federal assault weapon ban. (Photo: Chris Eger) The trade group for the firearms industry says that AR-15-style rifles and their competitors are among the most common in the country.
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The J. Clark Salyer NWR, located along the Souris River in north-central North Dakota, will be open to moose hunters for the first time due to the order. The 58,700-acre refuge is the largest in North Dakota and is among 30 across the nation where hunting and fishing opportunities were recently expanded. (Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS)
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A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association purports more people suffer when active shooters use semiautomatic rifles. Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston analyzed FBI data on nearly 250 mass shootings since 2000 — excluding the Las Vegas massacre as a “major outlier” and San Bernardino because
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A former high-profile Pasadena police spokesman faces federal time in his connection to illegally selling more than 100 firearms without a license over a three-year period. Vasken Kenneth Gourdikian, 48, last week signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on charges of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and making
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Grizzly bear in a field at Yellowstone National Park (Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) A federal judge in Montana this week added more ice to a freeze on the opening of the grizzly bear season in two states. U.S. Judge Dana Christensen issued a second 14-day injunction from his Missoula courtroom Thursday as part
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Smith & Wesson doesn’t invest in smart gun technology because consumers don’t want them — making a shareholder proposal to report on the gun maker’s “efforts to produce safer firearms” useless, top executives said. Parent company American Outdoor Brands reiterated its stance on the development of user-authorized “smart gun” technology in regulatory filings this week,
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Another proxy advising firm recommended Smith & Wesson shareholders support a proposed gun violence risk report, according to regulatory filings published this week. In a policy voting recommendation sent to parent company American Outdoor Brands Sept. 7, Institutional Shareholder Services expressed support for the report — a proposal backed by faith-based investors — despite repeated
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The notice, posted Tuesday afternoon, advises those who purchased tickets to the event or its paid workshops will receive refunds for their purchases. The second annual event centered around the National Rifle Association’s concealed carry insurance program was canceled by the group due to a looming tropical threat. Set for this weekend at the Greater
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States in dark blue were the ones examined for the study. (Graphic: GAO) Internal watch dogs found that the ATF investigated only a small percentage of individuals denied a firearm through the federal background check system and just a mere fraction of a percentage point of those individuals were prosecuted. For the report published last
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Jason Hairston, who founded first Sitka and later KUIU, has passed. (Photo: KUIU) The outdoorsman, hunting equipment company founder and former football standout was found dead in his California home this week. Jason Hairston, CEO of Dixon-based KUIU, started the company in 2010 as a result of a life-long passion for hunting after playing professional
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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley attending a city council meeting in March 2018. (Photo: John Minchillo/AP Photo) Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley condemned the country’s “plague of gun violence” after a deadly downtown shooting left four dead and two wounded Thursday. “Random mass shootings, which plague our country, are not normal and we as a country cannot
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