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Law enforcement using social media to find illegal guns
Gang officers around the Valley are taking more illegal guns off the streets, and they say they’re finding them posted by criminals on social media. “We’re looking for gang members posting things about guns or being involved in criminal activity,” said Sgt. Paul Cervantes, Fresno Police. We’re not even half way through the year and gang officers say they’ve already recovered at least two thirds of what they took from criminals all of last year. And some of those they’re finding thanks to Facebook and Twitter.

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Single dad paralyzed in Iraq gets ‘smart home’ In Palmdale
A disabled Southern California veteran has received a brand-new house in Palmdale built by a nonprofit organization. Retired Spc. Jerral Hancock, a single dad who just celebrated his 29th birthday, was left paralyzed, lost one arm and suffered burns throughout most of his body in a bombing attack in Iraq eight years ago.
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Survey finds civilian physicians feel underprepared to treat veterans
American Osteopathic Association via Medical Xpress
A survey of nearly 150 U.S. physicians who frequently treat veterans found civilian doctors aren’t adequately trained in health issues related to military service, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. More than half of the respondent indicated they were not comfortable discussing health-related exposures and risks that veterans might experience, such as depleted uranium, smoke and chemical weapons.
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USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed after Navy ship hits dock
Los Angeles Times
The USS Arizona Memorial, one of Hawaii’s top tourist attractions, has closed after a Navy ship struck and damaged the memorial’s landing dock. The USHS Mercy, a U.S. Navy hospital ship, collided with the dock, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The ship was at Pearl Harbor for a training exercise.
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Guns, guns, whose got the guns?
No one knows how many American households have guns. That’s the good news. The only way to know with any degree of accuracy would be through national registration, which hasn’t happened — at least not yet. But a lack of knowledge doesn’t keep the gun ban lobby from trying to marginalize those who choose to own a gun.
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California Senate passes measure to repeal concealed carry in schools
A bill that will end the current exception for lawful concealed carry on California campuses rapidly gained steam and passed a bipartisan Senate committee with unanimous vote then took the floor in a 23-12 vote. The measure, which would remove the long held ability of licensed concealed carry permit holders to carry on K-12 and university campuses in the state, passed the Senate’s Appropriations Committee by a 7-0 vote then met with more of a GOP response in a floor vote.

Smaller handguns hot in concealed carry market
Gun Digest
Smaller, concealed carry handguns are in big demand at Portland Gun Store, according to manager Don Hanna. “I sell more Sig P238’s than anything else,” he said. “SIG has come out with some awesome finishes, like gold and high polish colors that appeal to the ladies and the collectors, both of which continue to be a growing market.”
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Reloading handguns: A fast, foolproof method for semi-autos
Outdoor Life
You’ve just been forced to use your concealed-carry semi-auto handgun to defend against a violent attack. The assault has stopped, but you don’t know how many attackers might remain. Nor do you remember how many rounds you’ve fired. Getting a full magazine into your gun right now, while retaining the partially filled magazine in case you need it later, would be smart. There are two techniques that can help you do that: the Tactical Reload and the Reload With Retention.
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Report: Deciphering California’s assault weapon ban list
Obtained through a public records requests, analyzed the California Department of Justice’s assault weapon list of some registered 145,253 firearms, as well as the politics of the ban.
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Reloading your own ammunition: Dropping gunpowder
By Ken Jolly
There is a huge difference between black powder and today’s smokeless powder. I had this demonstrated to me by someone pouring the two different powders into can lids and igniting them. The smokeless powder burned over a short period of time in a rising flame. The black powder created a sudden and violent explosion. That same concept applies to the various smokeless powders available to us — some burn faster and hotter than others.
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Evolution of the rifle stock
Guns & Ammo
The days of traditional wood stocks being the only option for rifle shooters are long gone. While wood-stocked rifles are still common, manufacturers today offer rifle stocks that are made from diverse materials and that sport a number of different designs.
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