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NRA Convention – Georgia Concealed Carry

NRA Convention – Georgia Concealed Carry

“For many women, a public range can actually be the first barrier to picking up a gun, simply because they don’t know what to expect.”

That’s how the introduction to the new NRA show, “Love at First Shot,” begins. And if you’re a women who’s ever been intimidated by the thought of going to the gun range, it’s entirely dedicated to you.
“It’s a show for the female shooter, and really for the beginning female shooter, although it’s great for anybody,” Natalie Foster, an NRA commentator, new wife, gun enthusiast and blogger told TheBlaze.

Foster hosts the show, which just launched on the NRA Women website. “There’s no content out there to help navigate the world of firearms, and it can get so overwhelming.”

So the NRA and Foster set out to change that

The anti-gun crowd is going to have a hard time trying to fit Chris Cheng into the meticulously crafted stereotype of a National Rifle Association member. An openly gay former Google employee from San Francisco, Cheng is a professional marksman, lifetime NRA member and one of the gun rights group’s newest commentators.
You may recognize Cheng from the popular History Channel TV show “Top Shot.” A self-taught marksman, he entered the national competition as an underdog and ended up winning it all in 2012. In an interview at the 2014 NRA convention, he told TheBlaze he took home $100,000 in prize money (before taxes) and the very first investment he made was to upgrade his NRA membership to lifetime status.

After winning “Top Shot,” Cheng made the decision to quit his job at Google — regularly voted as the best company to work for — to accept a professional marksmanship contract with Bass Pro Shop. He said he realized at the time shooting guns for a living wasn’t as stable of a career as the one he currently had, but that didn’t matter much to him. And just like that, Cheng’s passion became his job.

As an openly gay Asian-American living in San Francisco, Cheng said he wants to make the absolute most out of his gig as an NRA commentator and show the country that the Second Amendment isn’t for one specific type of person or race — it covers all men and women equally

Georgia Concealed Carry

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 — which opponents have nicknamed the “guns everywhere bill” — specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are provisions that allow residents who have concealed carry permits to take guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.

GeorgiaCarry, which lobbied for the bill, calls it “meaningful pro-gun legislation,” despite it being watered down from the group’s perspective. Still, the group has lauded the legislation, which will go into effect July 1. Americans for Responsible Solutions opposed the bill, calling it “extremism in action.”

Wednesday’s signing came at an open-air picnic area along a creek in Ellijay, in northern Georgia. It opened with a prayer, the singing of the national anthem and a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Hundreds of people filled more than 25 picnic tables, while others stood. Many were openly carrying handguns, and some wore National Rifle Association hats and buttons proclaiming, “Stop Gun Control” and “Guns Save Lives.”

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