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October 21, 2015


Harvard study reveals astonishing link between firearms, crime and gun control Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

beliefnet via CRPA
According to a study in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, which cites the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the United Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation, the more guns a nation has, the less criminal activity. In other words, more firearms, less crime, concludes the virtually unpublicized research report by attorney Don B. Kates and Dr. Gary Mauser. But the key is firearms in the hands of private citizens.  READ MORE

Hunters’ guide to lead ammo restrictions available Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The National Rifle Association and CRPA are now distributing “The Hunters’ Guide to Complying With California’s Lead Ammunition Restrictions.” This helpful and important guide serves as a comprehensive resource for hunters who need to know about California’s lead ammunition restrictions.  READ MORE


Wounded veteran’s therapy dog serves as best man at his wedding Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Justin Lansford and his dog Gabe have been through a lot together since the U.S. Army Veteran was wounded in Afghanistan. Lansford lost his leg in an IED explosion during his time as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in 2012, ABC News reports. When he returned home to recover, he was partnered with two-year-old Gabe, a golden retriever from the Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit that pairs wounded warriors with therapy dogs to help with post traumatic stress disorder. The two have since become inseparable.  READ MORE

Veteran’s remains return home after 65 years Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

A reunion 65 years in the making happened recently. During the Korean War, Corporal George H. Mason was reported missing in action. Now, his family finally has the closure they’ve been waiting for. With an escort of Patriot Guard Riders leading the way, Corporal Mason’’s remains returned to Tennessee’s Memphis Airport for a special homecoming and honor guard.  READ MORE


This article lays waste to one of the antis most treasured ‘facts’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Washington Post via CRPA
There’s been much talk recently — including from President Obama — about there being a substantial correlation between state-level gun death rates and state gun laws. Now correlation obviously doesn’t equal causation; there may be lots of other factors that are the true causes of both the things that are being measured. But if we do look for now at correlation, it seems to me that the key question should focus on state total homicide rates, or perhaps total intentional homicide plus accidental gun death rates.  READ MORE

Lasers help set sights on personal defense Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

By Ken Jolly
Years ago, I dismissed lasers. Real men trained and used sights, I thought. But I have recently undergone a fundamental change in opinion, and two of the weapons in my arsenal now sport lasers. This change comes mainly from two reasons: me getting a little older (my eyes may not be as good as they once were) and laser technology improving. Being naive, one of the reasons I did not like the idea of a laser is it gives away your position in a dark room.  READ MORE

California ballot measure seeks to tighten strict gun laws Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Washington Post
The lieutenant governor of the state with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation announced a voter initiative recently aiming to create even greater restrictions, including making California the only state to require on-the-spot background checks for ammunition sales. The measure drafted by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, also would require owners to turn in large-capacity magazines and report when their weapons are stolen.  READ MORE


Poll: Gun control far scarier than ‘mass shootings’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chapman University recently released its Survey of American Fears and revealed that more than twice as many Americans fear gun control than fear “mass shootings.” While those on the left may scratch their heads to wonder how this could be, the facts are that gun control leads to gun-free zones, which, in turn, appear to be very popular with mass shooters.  READ MORE

7 trigger control errors and how to fix them Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

By Ben Findley
In my years of training shooters, I have observed major trigger control errors in my students. I have also experienced several of these mistakes myself, so I want to share some advice to help other shooters. I have learned the hard way that the first step in overcoming our mistakes is to identify what the problem is, so I want to specify seven trigger control errors, briefly give you my observations, and some general tips to fix these miscues.  READ MORE

Fitness for shooters: The Combat Triad Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Concealed carry instructors encounter a number of new gun owners who believe that the simple act of possessing a gun will insure their survival in the event violent crime comes their way. Likewise, some accomplished at rifle marksmanship quip, “that’s why I shoot a rifle, so I don’t have to drop my cigarette and run.”  READ MORE