U.S. Appeals Court Expands Gun Rights

A Cincinnati appeals court deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man from owning a gun, because he was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago.  Details here…

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RMEF Joins Wyoming, Feds in Next Step Toward Possible Wolf Appeal

RMEF Joins Wyoming, Feds in Next Step toward Possible Wolf Appeal MISSOULA, Mont. -The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, along with the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the State of Wyoming, filed a notice of appeal in the Wyoming wolf case issued by the District Court of the District of Columbia. In essence, the legal move preserves RMEF’s ability to go forward with an appeal, if it is decided to do so.

“We maintain that state agencies, not the federal government, are in the best position to manage our wildlife-that includes wolves in Wyoming,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “The judge removed that responsibility from Wyoming wildlife managers on a technicality that has since been addressed.”

U. S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson recently disagreed with most of the environmentalists’ claims. She ruled that wolves in Wyoming are not endangered, are recovered as a species and that there is plenty of genetic connectivity. However, she rejected Wyoming’s wolf management plan that took effect in 2012 by stating the USFWS should not have accepted Wyoming’s nonbinding promise to maintain a population of at least 100 wolves and 10 breeding pairs outside Yellowstone Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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First-Ever Hornady Rifle is 2015 SHOT Show Auction Gun

Grand Island, Nebraska–The first and only firearm ever manufactured by the Hornady Manufacturing Company will be featured as the 2015 SHOT Show rifle and made available to Hornady fans around the world on www.GunBroker.com.

Recognized for decades as one of the most respected and innovative names in ammunition and reloading equipment manufacturing, Hornady has placed its name on a firearm for the first and perhaps only time in the company’s history.

“We don’t mean to alarm our friends at Remington, Winchester or Ruger. Hornady has no plans of going into the gun business,” commented Hornady President, Steve Hornady in announcing the gun. “The concept of creating a one-of-a-kind Hornady rifle has been percolating for several years and we are excited to make “The Hornady Number One” a reality for 2015– especially since the gun has been selected as the 2015 SHOT Show Rifle.”

Hornady has teamed with the Hunting Heritage Trust and some of the most innovative and respected names in the shooting sports industry to create “The Hornady Number One”. The rifle is a hunting-style bolt action in .300 RCM caliber with serial number H-001. Continue reading

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NRA Donates $50,000 to Harrisburg, PA PD

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the donation of $50,000 (from the NRA Foundation) to the Harrisburg, PA Police Department for the purchase of a fully equipped Police Cruiser. A special check presentation will take place Thursday at 11:00am at the Hoffman Ford dealership on Jonestown Road in Harrisburg.

“The people of Central Pennsylvania were very supportive this February when the NRA launched the Great American Outdoor Show,” said NRA General Operations Executive Director Kyle Weaver. “This is our way of thanking the community for welcoming us to the neighborhood.” Continue reading

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Guns & Ammo Names Leupold Mark 6 3-18×44 2014 Optic of the Year

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is proud to announce the Mark 6® 3-18x44mm riflescope has been named Guns & Ammo 2014 Optic of the Year.

The 2014 award winners were chosen by a select group of staff and contributors from Guns & Ammo magazine. The awards were judged based on merits of performance, proven long-term durability, product value and availability to the consumer.

The staff was impressed by the Mark 6 3-18x44mm’s Tremor 2 reticle, 1/10th-mil pinch-and-turn turret adjustments, DiamondCoat™ 2 lens coatings, front focal plane reticles, power selector, Xtended Twilight Lens System™, length and weight. Continue reading

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SCI Foundation’s HLF Aid Anti-Poaching Efforts in Tanzania

(Washington, DC) On December 17, 2014, SCI Foundation’s Hunter Legacy Fund (HLF) donated $100,000 to provide the Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania (WCFT) with vehicles to be used by anti-poaching patrols.

SCI Foundation has outfitted anti-poaching units with two fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers to monitor the Selous Game Reserve. These new Cruisers will allow teams to locate and track areas most susceptible to poachers.

“I am very sure that the elephants and other wildlife are more secure today and we already see the difference in the bush,” WCFT Trustees and Executive Vice President Eric Pasanisi said. “On behalf of the Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania, I would like to sincerely thank you for your generous donation to our fight to preserve our wildlife in Tanzania.” Continue reading

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Home Invader Shot Dead by Teen Protecting Grandmother

A would-be robber is shot dead by a 14-year old, while trying to steal some prescription medications from a North Carolina residence.  Details here…

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Heizer Defense Ships the Pocket AR Pistol

Heizer Defense is excited to announce the shipping of the new PAR1 “Pocket AR Pistol” in .223. The pistol is the next caliber offering in the Heizer Defense Pocket Pistol Family. The Pocket Pistol Family currently consists of the PS1 “Pocket Shotgun”, chambered in 45LC/410 & the PAR1 “Pocket AR”, chambered in .223, and the Hedy Jane Empowered line, geared for women. The pistols are multi-caliber with interchangeable barrels. Accessory barrels and a number of new caliber offerings will be launched throughout 2015. Continue reading

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Beretta USA Presents Next Generation Handgun to the Department of Defense

Accokeek, MD. (Dec 18, 2014) – After delivering over 600,000 M9 pistols to the DOD and on the heels of being awarded a new contract for up to 100,000 M9s, Beretta USA announced today the presentation of the M9A3 to the US Army. The M9A3 introduces major improvements to the M9 that will increase the operational effectiveness and operational suitability of the weapon. The improvements include design and material enhancements resulting in increased modularity, reliability, durability, and ergonomics. They are being submitted via an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) in accordance with the terms of the current M9 contract.

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E-Duck Stamp Passes Senate

On December 15, the Senate approved the “Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp,” (H.R. 1206), which was passed by the U.S. House in June 2013. This legislation, sponsored by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Vice-Chair Congressman Rob Wittman (VA), allows the Department of Interior to authorize states to sell duck stamps online which can be used immediately after purchase, avoiding an unnecessary trip to the Post Office or sporting goods store. Continue reading

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