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This is pitiful, part 10,026

An argument against State preemption: it prevents cities from stopping dueling. I suppose that in Pottstown PA there are already letters out, asking the satisfaction due a gentleman. I hope their seconds aren’t foolish enough to arrange the "encounter" on…

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Forum in DC: 12/11, noon

Announcement here. Brian D. Aitken will discuss his book "The Blue Tent Sky: How the Left’s War on Guns Cost Me My Son and My Freedom" at the Cato Institute. They’ll also have the discussion online. Hat tip to Alice…

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Infographic: How Hunters Feed the Hungry

Hunters are not only North America’s foremost conservationists, they also help to feed those in need. This infographic from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) shows exactly how hunters contribute to the nation’s food banks, shelters, and ch…

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Treestand Terror: Indiana Officials Investigate Anti-hunting Sabotage

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently investigating a case of possible hunter harassment in Starke County that could have had deadly consequences. The DNR’s Law District 10 posted the following photos to their Facebook page lat…

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Video: The 1-yard Elk Shot

Sometimes, you really do get what you wish for. This hunter got the shot of a lifetime when a bull elk was called in and passed by at touching distance. In fact, if it had been any closer, it probably would have bumped into the hunter himself.

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Video: The 1-yard Elk Shot

Sometimes, you really do get what you wish for. This hunter got the shot of a lifetime when a bull elk was called in and passed by at touching distance. In fact, if it had been any closer, it probably would have bumped into the hunter himself.

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The (in)accuracy of gun ownership surveys

It’s been widely assumed that telephone surveys of gun owners understate the real numbers, because some proportion of them are reluctant to disclose ownership to a stranger. I recently found two pieces of research on the question. Arthur L. Kellerman,…

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Two Hunters Shoot the Same Buck, Owner Decided with Coin Toss

Wisconsin’s deer season opened with a bang, but one 11-year-old hunter will not be going home with the nine-point buck he shot. According to the Associated Press, DJ Jorgenson was hunting with his son, Kameron, near the town of Oneida, Wisconsin when t…

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Our oldest veteran should be an inspiration to us all

He drinks whiskey, enjoys cigars and is 108 years old….

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The holiday season looking good for the gun industry

Three background checks per second on Black Friday….

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California & Brady move for rehearing in Peruta

Story here. The three-judge panel rejected California’s very late motion to intervene (and thus to appeal further when the defendant sheriff was disinclined to do so), so the State and Brady Center are asking the Ninth Circuit to hear the…

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Video: Kodiak Bear Charges Bowhunter after Arrow Hits

For a bear hunter, having the opportunity to hunt on Alaska’s Kodiak Island is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Rugged and untamed, the island boasts one of the largest land predators in the world and hunters come well-prepared to make sure the hunt is…

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93-year-old WWII Vet Bags Deer on Veterans Day

You are only as old as you feel—that is the philosophy of Bruno Delai. The 93-year-old resident of Herrin, Illinois recently bagged a doe on November 11, and Delai is as avid a hunter as you will likely meet. According to KFVS12, the World War II vet…

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Data dump on Fast & Furious

Story here. It’s the DoJ memos on how to manipulate the press. "I’ve talked to NYT, NBC and NPR –gave them all this. NBC not likely to go. Still waiting on other two." "No stories..From NYT, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NBC,…

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Florida Legalizes Hunting with Suppressors Despite Push from Gun Control Groups

Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that it voted to lift the ban on hunting with suppressors in the state, despite delaying the vote from Thursday to Friday as a result of “increased public interest.” The issue …

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How Closely Are Grizzlies Following Hunters? Study Aims to Find Out

When hunting for elk or deer, the last thing most hunters want is an encounter with a hungry bear. Yet the large predators have an uncanny ability to track down animal carcasses, and a study by researchers with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team m…

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Motion win in case against California waiting period

The US District Court had enjoined application of the ten day waiting period to three classes of gun buyers (I forget them now, but seem to remember that the largest one was persons who already owned a firearm–and also those…

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Followup to DC v. Heller, in DC

Story here. The battle in DC continues. Heller established that a ban on possession failed Second Amendment muster; this followup case secured the same ruling as to DC’s absolute ban on carrying. DC responded by adopting essentially a strict "may…

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Video: Muskrat Trapper Accidentally Launches Truck into River

A Michigan muskrat trapper was left without a ride after an incident on Tuesday in which he launched his truck, boat, and nearly himself into the freezing Muskegon River. According to MLive, Jack Kirkpatrick was attempting to bring his boat out of the …

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Russia liberalizing arms carrying laws

Story here. Sounds like the Justice Minister was overridden. Hat tip to Joe Olson…….

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Where Are Bucks Hiding? New Study Reveals Insights into Buck Behavior

Any hunter knows that as bucks behave differently as deer season drags on. Many inquisitive sportsmen will ask how large a buck’s home range is, how far the animal will travel, whether older bucks are smarter than younger bucks, and whether that 10-poi…

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Mass killing at Jerusalem synagogue, Israel vows to crack down….

…by easing restrictions on gun ownership. Some folks have their heads screwed on straight….

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Florida Expected to Legalize Suppressors for Hunting This Week

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet on November 20 to discuss whether the agency wants to overturn a 57-year ban on hunting with suppressors. Commonly known as silencers, these devices work by trapping the expanding ga…

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Motion in California 1st Amendment case

It’s a motion for preliminary injunction, i.e., to enjoin enforcement of the statute until trial or dispositive motions terminate the case. The statute in question forbids firearms dealers to display firearms, or advertising, any place where they are visible from…

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Motion in California 1st Amendment case

It’s a motion for preliminary injunction, i.e., to enjoin enforcement of the statute until trial or dispositive motions terminate the case. The statute in question forbids firearms dealers to display firearms, or advertising, any place where they are visible from…

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Video: Bowhunters Have Close Encounter of the Bull Moose Kind

This father-son hunting duo came within touching distance of a bull moose during recent trip to Colorado. The pair were hunting for elk, but managed to call the moose over instead. The large animal didn’t seem to mind—or see the hunters for that matt…

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Stories like this make me shake my head

I’d say they make me pull my hair out, but I have little to pull, and pull my beard out just doesn’t have the ring. "Can a felon own a gun? 5 loopholes in Federal law". "Although Congress had already…

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Hunters Take “Unicorn” Deer on Two Different Continents

Unicorns may not exist, but these deer may have you believing in the myth after all. A hunter in Celje, Slovenia and another in Spokane, Washington both harvested what can only be described as “unicorn” deer. Caused by a rare form of antler deformity o…

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Review of Steve Halbrook’s "Gun Control and the Third Reich"

The in-depth review is by Prof. Brian Anse Patrick….

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Study: Impact of Wolves on Minnesota Moose Greater Than Expected

A new study recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Management found that wolves may be a bigger factor in Minnesota’s moose decline than experts previously believed. The study, authored by two adjunct professors at the University of Minnesota, D…

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