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First Woman in 54 Years to Appear on Guns & Ammo Magazine Cover

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:12
You've heard more than once I'm sure that women are the fastest growing segment of the firearms community.  Guns and Ammo Magazine has noticed and just made conservative talk show host Dana Loesch the first woman in 54 years to appear on the cover of its June issue.
Loesch talked about the honor at the NRA Annual Meetings in April.
Guns and Ammo sat down with Loesch for a 25 questions interview where she shared her insights on various topics such as her personally owned firearms, her favorite Founding Father, the controversy surrounding 3D-printed guns and the future of gun ownership in America.

You can get a copy of the issue now at your favorite magazine seller or directly from Guns and Ammo.
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US Open National Youth Shooting Tournament

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:38
The Youth Shooting Sports Federation has extended an invitation to youth clay target teams to attend the US Open National Youth Clay Shooting Championships.  The US Open Championships include events in trap, skeet and sporting clays for youth, 12th grade and below, who are participating in organized clay target shooting programs sponsored by a school or gun club or are part of a shooting program in State Associations or youth organizations such as the Scholastic Clay Target Program, 4-H, Future Farmers of America or Boy Scouts. This year's the program will be held July 7-11, 2015. It will once again be located at the beautiful Clark County Shooting Complex in No. Las Vegas, NV.

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Partnership Between DGIF and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Leads to Success in Virginia Elk Program

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:56
American Hunter has this story on the success of the reintroduction of Elk in the Commonwealth:
The project, originally spearheaded by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), was met with initial resistance from the Virginia Farm Bureau as farmers worried about potential fence and crop damage as well as the spread of disease to existing cattle herds. VDGIF chose Buchanan County as the drop location because its vast reclaimed mine lands provided the least amount of agricultural risk, and Buchanan was the only county that didn’t initially oppose the reintroduction. The agency coordinated with Buchanan County, RMEF and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and today Buchanan, Dickenson and Wise counties all are included in the Virginia restoration, which adds up to 1,200 square miles of elk country.After the herd reaches 400, hunting will be added to the program as a management tool.  The herd currently stands at about 100, with 20 calves born in 2014 and possibly 50 more this year. 
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Politifact Rates Tim Kaine's Statement on Gun Sales Mostly False

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:56
It's a familiar talking point. "It’s estimated that 40 percent of all the guns that are sold in the United States occur with no background records check." The gun ban lobby uses it all the time to push for so-called "universal" background checks.  The fact that President Obama had already received Three Pinocchios from the Washington Post didn't deter Tim Kaine from repeating the false statement when commemorating the anniversary of the Virginia Tech Shooting.  So PolitiFact decided to do a fact check on Tim Kaine's use of the talking point.
Kaine says "it’s estimated that 40 percent of all the guns that are sold in the United States occur with no background records check."

His source is a small-sample survey that’s almost 21 years old. It counted some firearms that were purchased before a law went into effect requiring federal background checks for many gun sales.

The 1994 survey measured gun transactions, which included firearms that were sold and those that were given as gifts or inheritances. When the results were adjusted to guns sold -- the term Kaine uses -- only 14 to 22 percent of the firearms were sold without background checks.

The researchers say they "don’t know" if their findings are relevant today. There’s no updated national study.

Kaine did not acknowledge these points. So we rate his statement Mostly False. Politifact did not go into as much detail as the Washington Post's Fact Checker did in April of 2013.  If they had, they probably would have given Kaine a "False" rating.  At any rate, it is just one more smackdown for the gun ban lobby's favorite talking point.  Probably won't stop them from using it however.

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Congressman Randy Forbes Co-sponsors Interstate Transport Bill

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:43
Earlier this year, H.R. 131, a bill to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition, was introduced in Congress.  This important piece of legislation is sponsored by Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA9th). 

Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms between two locations where they have a legal right to possess and carry them, regardless of state or local laws that would otherwise apply. The firearm must be cased or otherwise not readily accessible. Unfortunately, there have been some high profile instances where anti-gun local officials in places like D.C. and New Jersey have used overly restrictive state licensing laws to harass and prosecute travelers who have made every effort to comply with the law.  This has resulted in charges being filed, seized firearms that are sometimes never returned, delayed travel, legal fees, and sometimes even unnecessary guilty pleas.

H.R. 131 would ensure the law has the effect Congress intended when it passed more than 25 years ago. Specifically, the legislation would make clear that transportation of both firearms and ammunition is federally protected, as well as expand the protections afforded to travelers to include "staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, medical treatment, and any other activity incidental" to the trip. Additionally, the bill would place the burden of proof clearly on the state to prove that the traveler failed to comply with the law.

Yesterday, Congressman Randy Forbes (R - VA4th) informed VSSA that he had co-sponsored the bill.  If you live in the 4th Congressional District, please take a moment to call or email Congressman Forbes to let him know you appreciate his co-sponsoring H.R. 131 as well as his support for our Second Amendment Rights.
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Natalie Foster on Buying Your First Handgun

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:28
Woman are the fastest growing segment of the gun owning community.  But what if you've made the decision to own a firearm and have no experience on what to look for in that first purchase?  A trip to the gun store can be overwhelming if you’re buying your first firearm.  Girls Guide to Guns co-founder Natalie Foster follows two first time gun buyers as they take their first steps toward gun ownership.
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North Carolina Firearms Trainer Takes Aim at Virginia CHP Requirements

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:24

BearingArms.com has the story here.  Larry Wegman, a firearms trainer in Wake County, North Carolina, plays right into the hands of the gun ban lobby with his comments against the online option available for Virginia Concealed Handgun (CHP) permits. WRAL, the media outlet that Wegman collaborated with, doesn't even accurately describe the Virginia CHP requirements.

I think most people will agree that the requirements of most states to qualify for a concealed carry permit aren't what any serious gun owner would call "training," they are minimum requirements.  Virginia even accepts hunter safety courses as meeting the "training" requirement for a CHP.  However, I don't think it is a stretch to say that the vast majority of people who carry concealed are constantly training, rather it be self training at the range or taking additional courses and certifications. This is borne out by the fact there are so few incidents involving misuse of a firearm by permit holders.  So to have a firearms trainer team up with the media to trash online minimum requirement courses is nothing less than a slap in the face.

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Gun Ban Lobby Looking Forward to Hillary Clinton

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:01
The Hill reports this morning that the though of Hillary Clinton's White House bid is energizing the gun ban lobby, believing she is the one who can finish the task that Barack Obama couldn't on criminalizing private transfers:
Gun control advocates have high hopes for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, viewing her as an ally who can finish the push for tightened background checks that has stalled in President Obama’s second term.

Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, has been a staunch advocate of gun-control proposals such as expanding background checks and banning assault weapons. Last summer, she ripped groups that oppose those ideas as out of step with public opinion.

“We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a view point that terrorizes the majority of people,” Clinton said during a CNN town hall event.It's not really clear how she would be any more successful than Obama since even with the U.S. Senate in the hands of the Democrats and run by Obama's lackey, Harry Reid, they fell well short of the votes needed to take away our rights.  It is also likely that even though Republicans will have a tough battle to hold their Senate majority in 2016 since they have to defend far more seats than Democrats, that there will be enough pro-rights votes in the Senate and definitely in the House to keep her from successfully pushing further restrictions.

Dan Gross of the Brady Campaign believes Clinton can make the sales pitch on so-called "expanded background checks" during the campaign but the Hill pointed out that pushing gun control may pay dividends with the left but could also prove a liability in several battleground states.
For the first time in decades, a majority of Americans say it is more important to protect gun rights than it is to limit gun ownership, according to a December poll from the Pew Research Center.

The same Pew poll found that a slight majority of women now believe owning a handgun can protect them from becoming victims of crime.

This rising popularity of guns among women could help Republicans in swing states like Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina, and New Hampshire, according to GOP strategist Ford O’Connell.Gun control advocates fire back that a 2013 poll showed 90% of the public supports "expanded background checks." But is that really the caseIt depends on how the question is asked.

I'm still not ready to bet the farm that Clinton will be the Democratic nominee, but I would be willing to bet whoever the nominee is, it won't be a friend of gun owners.
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Julie Golob's First NRA Family Insights Vlog

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:25
Champion shooter and self-described "Proud NRA Mom" Julie Golob has become a familiar voice for firearm safety.  Shortly after appearing in a new NSSF Project Childsafe video, she has just appeared in the first of what will be a monthly NRA Family Insights video.  She has chosen Family Gun Safety as her first topic.
Julie is a great spokesperson for the shooting sports.  As a mom she is also a credible voice to speak to parents with firearms and children in the home.  And, since women are the fastest grown segment of the firearm owning public, this short video offers some basic tips for families that are also first time gun owners.
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Is This the Answer to Your .22LR Woes?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:26
The great thing about the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is the opportunity to see and speak to so many vendors, not only firearm distributors but entrepreneurs that have interesting products.  One such vendor was Sharp Shooter 22 LR Reloading.  Reload rim fire ammo you ask?  The answer is yes.  According to Brian Nixon and Dennis Shultz, while a new brick of .22LR can cost around $60, with this product, with this product you can reload a brick for around $8 and have ammo whenever you want it.  Cam Edwards of NRANews.com had the opportunity to speak to the Sharpshooter 22LR Reloader Team to find out more about their product.
You can see the process from start to finish below
Hat tip to NRANews.com.
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Dudley Brown Shows His True Colors in Colorado

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:57
There is an individual who runs two groups, one state and one national, who fashions himself as the true champion of our rights.  In reality, he is a huckster who has never done anything constructive for the movement legislatively or electorally but takes self-promotion to new heights all in the name of raising money.  The individual's name is Dudley Brown and his groups are the Colorado group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the national group is National Association for Gun Rights.  You probably have seen his emails or fundraising efforts disguised as gun giveaways.

To show you just how dishonest this individual is, in 2013, at the height of the battle to defeat President Obama's gun control proposals, Brown came into Virginia attacking NRA "A" rated U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.  Brown sent our an email announcing a press conference to roll out a television ad against Cantor that claimed he was supporting Obama's gun control.  The email also invited pro-gun supporters to the event.  Unfortunately for Brown, no press showed up although a handful of gun rights supporters did attend.  Brown spoke briefly, showed the attack ad, introduced his staff (which out numbered those in attendance) and ended the event.  That afternoon, he sent a follow-up email complete with a photo that made it appear media representatives were asking questions.  In reality it was a staged photo using the staff that was taken after the event had ended and everyone else left.  Brown later claimed credit for the defeat of Cantor in the 2014 primary, though his little seen ad played absolutely no role in the race.

Now, Brown has turned his attention on someone who has impeccable pro-rights credentials, Dave Kopel.  Earlier this month, the Colorado legislature was trying to repeal the 15 round limit on ammunition magazines that was passed in 2013.  Last week, the battle came to a head.  This from the Colorado Springs Gazette editorial board:
Many leading Democrats, since passing the laws, have conceded they went too far.
"A lot of people, if they'd known how much commotion was going to come out of the high-capacity magazines would've, probably would've looked for something different, looked for a different approach," Hickenlooper told Colorado sheriffs in 2014.

More recently, Rep. Joe Salazar extended an olive branch to Second Amendment defenders. The most controversial of the gun laws forbids magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. As vice chairman of the powerful House Veterans and Military Affairs Committee — where the majority party typically kills minority bills — Salazar has committed to supporting a bill that would increase the limit to 30 rounds. It signifies a potential big victory for Republicans and gun rights in a House controlled by Democrats. It represents the kind of bipartisanship Colorado has seldom witnessed in the past decade.

The compromise would resolve 99 percent of concerns about the magazine ban.

Salazar's cooperative attitude has received applause from Colorado's most tireless and successful Second Amendment defenders. Among them is attorney David Kopel, who helped win D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago in the U.S. Supreme Court — the most important gun-rights victories of the 21st century. Kopel represented Colorado sheriffs in a lawsuit that challenged Colorado's new gun laws. But in the view of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Kopel is a problem. The group is distributing an ad that features Kopel's photo and the words: "Oppose the Kopel Kompromise."Moving the limit from 15 to 30 rounds would be considered a victory by most people as many rifle models come standard with magazines over 15 but less than or equal to 30.  But not Brown.  With people like him, it's all or nothing because that's how he can continue to raise money.

The Independence Institute, with which Kopel is affiliated, fired back.
In Virginia, we would not have passed the repeal of the restaurant ban if we had not compromised.  In the early days of the repeal effort, there were groups that wanted a straight repeal with no prohibition on consuming alcohol.  Those bills went nowhere.  They finally understood the only way to get the repeal was to include a prohibition on consuming alcohol.  The repeal finally passed, and was vetoed by Tim Kaine, but was finally signed by Bob McDonnell a couple years later.

People like Brown do more harm than they do good for our cause.  Thankfully, he has no influence in Virginia.
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Bloomberg View Again Pushing Myth of No Gun Research

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:50
The editors of BloombergView have once again trotted out the myth that the NRA has stymied gun related research over the last 20 years.
For two decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been prohibited by Congress from using funds to “advocate or promote gun control.” (The National Institutes of Health faces a similar restriction.) Now there are signs the medical profession is getting fed up. In the April 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine is an editorial calling on physicians to demand the “resources and freedom” to do their jobs: reducing harm. Specifically, the journal calls for an end to the political blockade on research about the health effects of gun violence. I will give them credit for admitting the thesis of their article is not entirely true.
Not all research has been extinguished. Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of California at Davis are among the institutions that have produced notable studies in recent years. The National Institute of Justice has made limited forays into studying the criminal use of guns. But given the scope of the issue -- more than 30,000 firearm deaths and tens of thousands of injuries annually -- foundation grants and a bare trickle of government research can do only so much to advance understanding.According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, firearm related research has been as plentiful now as it was in the past.
There is no evidence that gun control research fell when restrictions were put on federally funded research. Indeed, whether one looks at the number of total articles or total pages, firearms research has been as high or higher than when the restrictions were enacted. In 2013, well before federal funding could have any impact on publications, there was an explosion in firearms research in medical journals.As Dr. Lott has pointed out, there has been no ban on firearm related research, just a ban on using available funds for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advocate or promote gun control.  If that prohibition is responsible for the CDC not doing firearm related research now, doesn't that lead us to the conclusion their past research was for advocacy purposes?
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New York Times: Has the NRA Won?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:21
That's the question New York Times' far left op/ed writer Charles M. Blow asks in response to the new Pew Research survey released last Friday that pointed out  "for the first time, more Americans say that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership, 52 percent to 46 percent.”
It is now fair to ask whether the National Rifle Association is winning — or has in fact won — this era of the gun debate in this country. Gun control advocates have tried to use the horror that exists in the wake of mass shootings to catalyze the public into action around sensible gun restrictions. But rather than these tragedies being a cause for pause in ownership of guns, gun ownership has spiked in the wake of these shootings.Blow goes on to lay out the information Pew's survey shows about how the public's attitude has changed over time then concludes:
One may begrudge and bemoan the fact, but it is hard to deny it: the N.R.A. appears to be winning this round.

I'm sure Blow was moaning the entire time he wrote his column.
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Tim Kaine Pushing Gun Control Again

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:45
America's First Freedom (AFF) reports that Virginia's U.S. Senator Tim Kaine used the opportunity of the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting to push for "expanded background checks."
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., went to the floor of the U.S. Senate to mark the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings by reading the names of the 32 victims and calling for more background checks—ironically of the type that the mass murderer there had already passed.As AFF noted, the Virginia Tech shooter passed a background check.  Had a so-called "universal background check" been law, it would not have stopped that horrible incident.  The reason the shooter passed the background check was because a state judge failed to involuntarily commit the shooter for mental health treatment, resulting in his name not being added as a prohibited person in the background database.

What may have reduced the number of deaths is what John Lott told WMAL"s Larry O’Connor last Thursday, putting an end to "gun free zones."
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General Assembly Fails to Override McAuliffe Veto of Gun Bills, Spikes Anti-gun Substitute Bill

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:26
Governor Terry McAuliffe had his way yesterday with the three vetoes he issued to pro-rights bills in late March.  The State Senate failed to override the veto of SB948, a bill that would have protected concealed carry permit (CHP) holders from the fishing expeditions of law enforcement in states that do not have permit reciprocity with Virginia. The vote fell three short of the 27 needed to override the veto and mirrored to vote on passage during the regular session.  The Senate also failed to override the veto of SB1137, Senator Tom Garrett's bill that would have allowed CHP holders to carry loaded long guns in their vehicles.  Senator Garrett requested the bill go by for the day rather than subject it an override vote that was likely to fail.  Senator Garrett has vowed to try again next year.  Finally, the State Senate failed to override McAuliffe's veto of HB2009, a bill that would have established uniform approval standards across the Commonwealth for NFA items by requiring when the certification of a chief law-enforcement officer is required by federal law for transfer of a firearm as defined in the National Firearms Act, such certification must be provided within 60 days if the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving the firearm. If the applicant is prohibited by law from receiving the firearm, the chief law-enforcement officer or his designee shall notify the applicant in writing of the reason for the prohibition.  The House of Delegates has overridden the veto earlier in the day but the Senate vote was actually four less than the vote on passage during the regular session.  The vote to override was 21-18, while the vote on passage in February was 25-14.

There was some good news however yesterday.  The House rejected McAuliffe's amendment to HB2286.  As passed by the House and Senate, HB2286 provided that the prohibition on the possession and transportation of firearms and ammunition by convicted felons does not apply to a felon whose right to possess firearms or ammunition has been restored under the law of another state.  Governor McAuliffe submitted an amendment in the nature of a substitute that added new misdemeanor crimes for any person who knowingly and intentionally possesses, transports, or carries any firearm following a misdemeanor conviction for an offense that occurred on or after July 1, 2015, for the offenses of (i) stalking in violation of § 18.2-60.3 when the victim was a family or household member, (ii) sexual battery in violation of § 18.2-67.4 when the victim was a family or household member, (iii) assault and battery of a family or household member, or (iv) any offense substantially similar to clause (i), (ii), or (iii) in the laws of any other state or political subdivision thereof is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.  A bill with these provisions had previously been defeated in both the House and the State Senate.  Yesterday, the House ruled that the substitute was not germane.  The original bill is now before the Governor and he may sign it as is or veto it.

Yesterday's votes show the importance of this year's General Assembly elections where all 100 members of the House and 40 members of the State Senate are up for re-election.  Gun owners need to gain at least three Senate seats to have the opportunity to advance pro-rights legislation in the next two years.
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Have a Conversation With Kids About Firearm Safety

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:34
NSSF's Project Childsafe released a new video earlier this month featuring champion shooter Julie Golob that offers some tips for parents who may not know how to talk to their kids about firearm safety.  It starts out with how to talk to young children and progresses to talking with teens.
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Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Increase Bullying of Kroger on Firearm Policy

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:46
It appears Bloomberg's gun ban groups have not given up on bullying Kroger to change their policy related to open carry of firearms in their stores. Forbes reports that Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety and  Moms Demand Action have joined together to released a video ad targeting Kroger that the groups plan to market online. They've also stood up a "microsite" called Groceries not Guns where supporters of the gun ban groups can enter the total of groceries purchased at Kroger competitors:
A representative of the two groups made it clear they’ll carry on pressuring Kroger until the supermarket chain agrees to ask customers to forgo their guns while grocery shopping. Their expenditure on this campaign is just shy of the $1 million mark to date.Interestingly enough, of the competitors Moms Demand lists as alternatives to Kroger that I frequent (Costco and Target), I don't recall seeing signs posted regarding firearms in Virginia Costco and Target stores.  Please continue to let Kroger know you appreciate them honoring the firearm laws of the states in which they do business.

Update: It appears Costco does have a policy against firearms - they just don't post it.
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Moms Demand Pathetic Excuse for Demonstration in Nashville

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:20
All of my favorite blogs have posts about the Moms Demand Action so-called demonstration on Saturday during the NRA Annual Meeting.  My entire family went to Nashville so we took some time away from the Music City Center Saturday afternoon to take a walk down Broadway and get some ice cream at Mike's Ice Cream.  We must have missed the "protest" because we had walked all the way down to the river where it was held and there were no protesters at the time we were there but we passed four people with red Moms Demand t-shirts on our way back up Broadway. One of them had an arm full of t-shirts. Needless to say, according to folks who did see the dismal turnout, the crowd was much less than the 400 Moms Demand predicted.  My favorite photo though had to be the one that explained how Moms Demand made it look like there were more people than there actually were:
Bob Owens of Bearing Arms had this photo from the walking bridge above in comparison to one hallway at the Music City Center.
One photo is the entire @MomsDemand rally. The other is one hallway at #NRAAM2015 on a slow Friday morning. Hmmmm... pic.twitter.com/UZFNSE972F
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) April 12, 2015Bob also had this prediction:
PREDICTION: @MikeBloomberg is results oriented. @shannonrwatts is becoming a liability. She and @MomsDemand will be defunded within 2 years.
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) April 12, 2015
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Kahr Arms Showcases New Gen2 at NRA Annual Meeting

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:52
Kahr Arms used the NRA Annual Meeting to showcase their new Gen2 Premium line of handguns ahead of this summer's availability.  With tighter tolerances and many upgrades, the company's web site notes the Gen2 "truly is the second generation of Kahr pistols."  Some of the new features include:
  • shortened trigger stroke allowing for quicker firing rates – 30% shorter than premium model
  • integrated trigger safety
  • accessory rail for lasers and lights
  • front slide serrations on 5” and 6” barrel models
  • 6” compensated barrel model
  • Leupold® Deltapoint™ Red Dot mount (5” barrel models) with tall target sights
  • Leupold® Deltapoint™ Red Dot optic included with 6” barrel models
  • TRUGLO® TFX™ Tritium/Fiber-Optic Day/Night sights standard on 3.5” and 4” barrel models
  • Safe-Cam striker-fired action
  • double recoil spring system for reduced felt recoil
  • redesigned magazine base and grip for a sleeker look
  • slide machined from the highest quality of stainless steel available for firearms
  • erial tag on grip frame
  • ergonomic single stack grip frame fits most hand sizes from small to large
  • ships with 3 magazines and a lockable, hard, polymer case
Outdoor Channel's Michael Bane spoke with Kahr Arms' Frank Harris about the new offerings showcased in Nashville.
Kahr rolled out eight of the firearms in Nashville but a total of 12 models will be available by December 2015 with four barrel lengths and three calibers including 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. Premium doesn't only describe the model, it could also be used to describe the price.  The MSRP on the new series will range from $976 to $1668.  The 9mm and .45 ACP will be available in July/August 2015 and the .40 S&W will be available in December.
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VSSA Member Ascends to NRA Presidency

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:39
Yesterday, the NRA Board of Directors elected Allan D. Cors President of the NRA.  From the NRA Blog:
A lifelong hunter and competitive shooter with a passion for collecting World War II military vehicles, Cors has served as president of the NRA Foundation and is a member of the NRA’s Executive Committee. He was a principal advocate for the establishment of the NRA’s Political Action Committee. Cors served as a counsel with the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as the director of government affairs and senior vice president at Corning for 34 years.Cors has been a member of VSSA since 1978.  He will serve a term of two years and will likely be succeeded by Pete Brownell, who was elected 1st Vice President.
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