Concealed Carry has been in effect since the mid 90’s in Oklahoma, and Open Carry was adopted in 2012. However, I never really considered going number two while supporting the number two amendment might pose some serious challenges.  Colion Noir talks poop and guns in his latest vid, check it out:

Sound off in the comments below if you have some good ideas for concealed carry whilst pooping.

A valuable resource for understanding state regulations, license fees and game species

NEWTOWN, Conn. — We’re sure you know that a day spent hunting beats a day in the office. What you might not know, though, is that a day spent hunting in many cases is more affordable than a day spent on the golf course or at a major league ballgame.

That’s something to keep in mind with National Hunting and Fishing Day

coming up on Saturday, Sept. 27. Many opportunities nationwide are available to spend a day afield that weekend.

Statistics in NSSF’s latest report, “Hunting in the 50 States: Regulations, License Fees, Species and Methods of Take,” clearly show that you get more bang for your buck hunting than in other competing hobbies and activities.

“There’s a misperception about hunting being a very expensive pastime. It can be in some circumstances, but for the most part hunting compares very favorably with the costs of other popular activities like playing golf, attending professional sports games and even going to the movies,” said Jim Curcuruto, NSSF Director of Industry Research and Analysis.

The report, found here

, estimates the average cost of a day of turkey hunting at $37.54 for license, tags and ammunition, placing it far lower than a round of golf, estimated at $72.54 for greens fees and a sleeve of balls, or a day at a major league ballpark, which will set you back $57.45 for a ticket, parking and a drink and a hotdog. While 10 days of hunting costs essentially the same as one day afield, taking in 10 movies at your neighborhood multiplex will add about $185 onto your credit card.

Of course, “Hunting in the 50 States” includes much more information than these comparisons—information that is valuable to manufacturers, retailers and shooting ranges.

To gain a better understanding of the expenses associated with hunting, NSSF combed through the regulation guides of all 50 states to produce “Hunting in the 50 States,” which consolidates data regarding big and small game, and provides both state-specific and national information.

The new report includes resident and non-resident license and tag costs, number of species available to hunt (more than 40 in some states), available hunting days and legal firearm use by state. The report’s pages contain interesting factoids on hunting—nine states, for example, allow the hunting of white-tailed deer with an air rifle—and there is an entire page on feral hog facts (population estimated at 5 million).

The report reveals how states provide many economic incentives to encourage hunting. Sportsmen and women in South Carolina, for example, enjoy two free days on which they can hunt without purchasing a state hunting license. In many states, licenses for apprentice hunters, juniors, seniors, military and the disabled are modestly priced, including for non-residents.

“Hunting in the 50 States” is available to NSSF members at nssf.org/research under the Industry Intelligence Reports tab, and non-members can contact jcurcuruto@nssf.org for additional information.

 

The following is the transcript of the above video from NRA News.

In the wake of the ubiquitous coverage of a coward, woman-beating professional football player, there is a woman by the name of Shaneen Allen, being ignored. A single parent mother of two, Shaneen Allen decided to get a license to carry a gun in her state of Pennsylvania, after being robbed twice last year. Shaneen made the honest mistake of crossing into New Jersey, and unbeknownst to her, in a typical anti-gun zealotry fashion, New Jersey didn’t recognize her permit to carry a gun. After being stopped for a minor traffic offense, she told the police about her gun and her permit, thinking she was doing the right thing. As a result, she now faces three years in jail on a felony offense.

So, what the hell does Shaneen Allen’s case have to do with Ray Rice, and his flying fist of fury? Well so here’s the thing: after hulk-smashing his then-fiancé unconscious, Mr. Rice’s prosecutor Jim McClain allowed Rice to avoid jail time by approving him for a pre-trial intervention program. As a first-time offender, this program allows you to make the case for how great a person you are, and that the chance of recidivism is extremely low.

Here’s where it gets interesting: Jim McClain, the prosecutor in Rice’s case, is the same prosecutor on Shaneen Allen’s case. Allen also applied for the same pre-trial intervention program as Ray Rice. But, because carrying a gun for protection as a single-parent mother is somehow worse than a man beating the shit out of his fiancé, the prosecutor denied Shaneen Allen from the program, and instead, offered her a plea deal of 3 years in jail.

What makes this worse is that you have some anti-gun activists like Brian Miller boasting that making an example out of Shaneen Allen somehow makes New Jersey a safer place from gun violence. What kind of perverted political dogma could possibly justify throwing a single-parent mother of two in jail for an honest mistake that hurt no one, but then turn around and let a man who beat his fiancé so bad, he couldn’t lift her limp body out of an elevator back out on the street. This is disgusting.

This woman was robbed twice on her way to work in order to provide for her kids, and you want to turn this woman into a felon for trying to protect herself? What do you think is going to happen to these kids? When they have to live without their mother for the next three years, and then possibly have to live in poverty, because mama can’t find a job because she’s now a felon.

Thank you, New Jersey, Jim McClain and all anti-gunners around the world for perpetuating the very cycle that contributes to the violence in this country. All the while providing an example to young men that it’s OK to beat women, as long as you can throw a football, of course. So is this what the anti-gun utopia looks like? A bunch of confusing, inarticulate guns laws, turning more good people into criminals than actually catching criminals? Ironically, a real criminal would’ve lied to the cop about having a gun, or said nothing, and then moseyed on into New Jersey, and no one would be none the wiser.

You people are a bunch of hypocrites. Political opportunists, masking your desire for control and power, with feigned concern for people’s safety. Then you have these sophomoric anti-gun groups like Moms Demand Action, too busy worried about open-carriers in Kroger and Target, when the very person you all claim you’re trying to protect, a mother of two kids, is faced with 3 years in jail for trying to protect herself, but, isn’t afforded the same second chance that some knuckle-dragging hot head who tiger upper-cuts his fiancé into a momentary coma, is given.

Welcome, to an anti-gun utopia.

 

 

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—Field & Stream, the world’s leading outdoor magazine, announced today that Ryan Krapp of Bismarck, N.D., has been named the publication’s 2014 Conservation Hero of the Year. Field & Stream’s Heroes of Conservation program, now in its ninth year, is dedicated to honoring volunteers involved in grassroots projects that protect and maintain fish and wildlife habitat across the country.

As state chair of the North Dakota Mule Deer Foundation for two years, and a leader of his local chapter for six years before that, Krapp has been instrumental in raising the funds to enroll land-owners in the state’s Private Land Open to Sportsmen (PLOTS) program. He also spearheaded a $75,000 prescribed burn project, which should take place this spring. Krapp, who has his master’s in wildlife and fisheries biology, is also working with his contacts in the energy industry to lobby for a more balanced approach to oil and gas development.

Krapp was awarded the honor at a gala event in Washington, D.C., the evening of September 17 where he was one of six finalists in the running for the title. Each of the finalists was presented with a $5,000 grant and Krapp was also awarded a new Toyota Tundra, courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.  The honorees are all featured in the October issue of Field & Stream, on newsstands now, and are also profiled in a twelve-part video series online.

“Ryan’s volunteerism has the potential to positively impact conservation for generations to come,” said Anthony Licata, Editorial Director of Field & Stream. “North Dakota is in the midst of an energy boom making Ryan’s work to ensure the state’s wildlife heritage all the more essential.”

Besides winner Krapp, the five honorees recognized as finalists at the event included:

•Bill Anderson of Altoona, Pa., is leading the Little Juniata River Association in a full-scale habitat improvement and restoration project of the namesake river.

•Ron Crabtree of Murfreesboro, Tenn., is a major voice for bobwhite quail, lobbying for the bird’s habitat needs and enrolling landowners in conservation programs to benefit the birds.

•Ken Miracle of Boise, Idaho, a photographer who donates his images to benefit sage grouse and also works hands-on to restore wet meadows–important areas for sage grouse chicks to feed.

•Dr. John Muramatsu of Des Moines, Wash., has worked on coho salmon stream restoration projects and scientific studies for the past 21 years, raises funds for salmon restoration, and helps introduce children to conservation work.

•Scott Rall, Worthington, Minn., helped facilitate the acquisition of 2,500 acres of land for conservation where habitat improvement projects are now underway.

“This is a very important program to Toyota because it acknowledges individuals who go out of their way to make the environment a better place,” said Steve Appelbaum, National Manager, Engagement Marketing, Toyota Motor Sales. “These people aren’t looking for gratitude or recognition. Instead, they work tirelessly because they want to make a difference – for our generation and generations to come. We take great pride in being able to spotlight their efforts on a national stage.”

Field & Stream has been committed to the preservation of natural resources for more than 100 years. The magazine, founded in part to help inform outdoorsmen about conservation and ethics measures, helped to popularize the term “conservation ethic” in 1907.  In 2005, Field & Stream continued that tradition with an article titled “Heroes of Conservation,” focused on the local efforts of everyday outdoorsmen. Out of this, a new program was created to recognize sportsmen’s efforts to protect fish and wildlife. Since the introduction of the program, the magazine has been proud to profile and support the conservation efforts of more than 200 men and women.

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The Heroes of Conservation Awards are open to individuals involved in a hunting- and/or fishing-related conservation project that is well under way or completed. Selections are based on a number of factors, including leadership, commitment, project growth, and results. For complete details, including rules, regulations, and nomination instructions, please visit fieldandstream.com/heroes.

 

 

 

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SIG Sauer 1911 Super Target (3)

“If the bullet is the tack then this is the driver,” reads the description of SIG Sauer’s new sport-oriented 1911, the Super Target. These classy pistols will be available with stainless or Nitron finishes and are upgraded versions of the 1911 Target series.

Like SIG’s Traditional series 1911s they sport classic 1911 contours with several modern touches. Super Target models are full-size single-action single-stack .45 ACP handguns with more than a couple of upgrades to give them the competitive edge.

They’re well-off when it comes to features, starting with a very pretty set of Scandinavian Birch target grips that have an integral, extended magwell that neatly conceal the eight-round magazines tucked inside.

SIG hand-fits the Target pistols that are equipped with match-grade barrels and fire control parts including the hammer, sear and trigger. The hammer and trigger are skeletonized and the trigger includes an overtravel screw.

SIG Sauer 1911 Super Target

The slide stop and ambidextrous trigger are slightly extended and serrated and the magazine release is extended as well. Common to SIG 1911s Super Target pistols have extended beavertail grip safeties with “memory buttons” at the base of the safety.

The frames feature 25-line-per-inch checkering on the frontstrap and the backstrap has and 20-LPI checkering for a stable but not overly-sharp grip texture. Not all of the embellishments are strictly for function, as the slide is engraved with a polished SIG logo that blends into the gun’s lines perfectly.

Riding on top of the slide is a long fiber-optic front sight and fully-adjustable rear target sight to perfectly tune the gun and the load to the shooter. The slide has wide, full-height slide serrations at the rear for easy slide manipulation under any circumstances.

And while the Nitron model has SIG’s familiar satin black finish the Stainless model has a dark, matte grey finish with a bead-blasted look.

Both models will weigh in at a hair over 41 ounces unloaded and have suggested retail prices at around $1,399, but like with all SIG products, street prices will be a couple hundred less. We expect these to list in the $1,100 to $1,200 range, give or take, which is competitive with other premium 1911s.

SIG Sauer doesn’t have the details listed yet on the company’s website but they are going into production this month and will ship soon. For more details and all things SIG, head over to the SIG Sauer Facebook page.