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Can concealed gun laws vary by county?
The San Diego Union-Tribune
If the lawyers arguing both sides of a controversial concealed weapons case agreed on one thing, it was that the constitutional right to bear arms extends outside the home. The panel of 11 judges with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals appeared to agree on the same point, but to what degree was less than clear as arguments on the issue wrapped up in San Francisco.More

Supreme Court declines to review San Francisco gun law, but strong dissenting opinion provides hope for Second Amendment advocates
On Monday, June 8, the United States Supremes Court denied a request to hear the NRA-CRPA supported case of Jackson v. San Francisco. The Jackson cased raised a Second Amendment challenge to the City’s requirement that handguns be kept secured in a locked box or disabled with a trigger lock, unless the firearms are being carried on one’s person. The case was one of many coordinated civil rights cases filed in the wake of the Heller and McDonald decisions in 2008 and 2010, respectively.More

Boy Scout reclaims Medal of Honor soldier’s grave
The Charleston Gazette
Thanks to the efforts of a Mason County, West Virginia Boy Scout, the final resting place of a West Virginia farm worker who was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor during World War I has been reclaimed from the obscurity of passing time and the encroachment of regenerating forest. Derrick Jackson, with the help of family members and other Boy Scouts, has spent years finding and uncovering the grave of Chester Howard West, a 20-year-old first sergeant in an automatic rifle section of the 363rd Infantry regiment, a part of the U.S. Army’s 91st “Wild West” Division.More

He got to witness ‘The Longest Day’
Cornelius Ryan was a 24-year-old war correspondent when he had a chance to see a defining moment in the defining event of the 20th century — the Allied landings on the coast of France to retake France and bring down Hitler. Ryan at first witnessed the invasion from a bomber that flew over the beaches. Then, back in England, he scrambled to find the only thing he could that was going to Normandy. A torpedo boat that, he learned too late, had no radio.More

CRPA to host 3-Day Youth Hunter Camp
CRPA is hosting a 3-Day Youth Hunter Camp from Aug. 14-16 where they go through hunter’s education and safety to receive their California hunting license! They get to go hunting, learn to dress their catch and cook it!! It’s available for ages 7-17. Don’t wait … sign your kid up today!

Legendary gunmaker Colt files for bankruptcy
The legendary American gun maker Colt Defense has filed for bankruptcy, but says that will not affect its business operations. Colt, which has been making guns for 160 years, on Sunday sought bankruptcy protection in Delaware. The company, based in West Hartford, Connecticut, said the filing with allow an “accelerated sale” of its business operations in the U.S. and Canada.More

Ex-Sacramento deputy convicted of dealing illegal guns
A former Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy has been convicted of selling illegal guns. A federal jury recently convicted Ryan McGowan of dealing firearms without a license and conspiracy to make a false statement in federal firearms records. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the 33-year-old former deputy from Elk Grove was selling guns that can be obtained by law enforcement officers but are not on California’s list of handguns approved for sale to the general public.More

5 simple tools to find a place to hunt
By John McAdams
Finding a place to hunt can be really tough these days, especially if you aren’t fortunate enough to own or lease some high-quality hunting land. However, public land is another good option that doesn’t cost much to hunt on. While the quantity and quality oMore

Empowering women through handgun training
Several of the nation’s top female competitors in handgun shooting were in Amarillo recently for a 3-day intensive training camp for women called Babes With Bullets. The instructors hold these camps in multiple states each year, with the goal of empowering women through firearms training.More

Green lasers help make firearms more effective
Green is one of the colors humans see best, and it is currently considered the latest and greatest in laser sights for firearms. Green laser sights required a bit of an engineering leap due to their stronger pull for power. Figuring out a practical battery life was the challenge, but perseverance paid off, and green laser sights are definitely the rage in 2015.More

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