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.
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.
, 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 email@example.com 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.
Field & Stream, the worlds leading outdoor magazine, announced today that Ryan Krapp of Bismarck, N.D., has been named the publications 2014 Conservation Hero of the Year. Field & Streams 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 states 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 masters 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.
Ryans 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 Ryans work to ensure the states 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 birds 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 sportsmens 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.
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.
“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.
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.
Once the fodder of Hollywood spy movies and pulp fiction novels, the NFA-compliant suppressor is becoming ever more common in its use and adoption with numbers at an all-time high.
No matter whether you call it a silencer, a suppressor, or just a can, the mechanism defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 as any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, is shedding decades of misinformation and rapidly becoming more and more mainstream. According to figures released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives earlier this year, there were, as of March 2014, no less than 571,750 legal suppressors listed in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR).
As benchmark in the increase in the number of yearly transfers done on NFA items, such as suppressors, in 1984 the ATF collected just $666,000 in transfer and making taxes on these items. Three decades later, with no increase in the tax rate, the ATF collected almost $18.2 million in transfers, according to its 2013 figures, an increase of over 2,700 percent.
“Suppressors are in much the same position as ARs were ten years ago,” Knox Williams, president and executive director of the non-profit American Suppressor Association, told Guns.com.
“When the Assault Weapons Ban sunset in 2004, there were a lot of popular misconceptions surrounding ‘black rifles.’ A large segment of the pro-gun community thought that all ARs were machine guns, and that they had no place amongst hunters,” said Williams. “Now, ten years later, the tables have turned. The AR is perhaps the most prolific symbol of the gun community, synonymous with the basic right to keep and bear arms. This is not because the rifles themselves have changed, but because over time people have become educated about the true merits and characteristics of the semi-automatic platform.”
Patented in 1909, suppressors have never been illegal under federal law, but since 1934 are required to be registered with Washington. However, states have the authority to pass local laws governing otherwise legal ownership and use of NFA-compliant devices.
As such, suppressors are legal in 39 states. The five states with the highest number of devices are Texas, (86,579), Georgia (43,958), Florida (39,613), Ohio (26,566) and Indiana (22,223) and account for about 40 percent of the total.
Barring the 11 states that do not allow individuals, corporations, and trusts to own suppressors, the five states with the lowest numbers of ownership are population-low but sportsmen-rich West Virginia (3,357), Alaska (2,919), North Dakota (2,834), Wyoming (2,040) and Maine (1,728).
This increase in ownership has seen the production of suppressors mushroom as well in an attempt by the industry to keep up. The ATF listed some 3,020 manufacturers with Special Occupation Tax FFLs needed to produce Title II weapons, such as suppressors, across the nation in 2013, with at least one in every state. When compared to the U.S. population, that is approximately one manufacturer per 100,000 residents. While many traditional firearms companies such as Winchester, Smith and Wesson and Colt have legacies that stretch back to the 19th Century, today’s household names in the supperssor market, makers such asAWC, Remington-owned AAC, and SilencerCo, have all sprouted up in the past three decades.
A big point in the increase in popularity of these devices comes from a removal of the stigma associated with their use.
“Similarly, to most Americans, suppressors are shrouded in mystery,” Williams said. “It is not the devices themselves that baffle people, but rather a general misunderstanding of the unknown. Because most people have never seen or shot with a suppressor, they generally assume that they are actually silent. Because many people have not purchased a suppressor, they generally assume that they are illegal, or require a permit.”
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade group for the firearms industry, has long held that legal suppressors can help prevent hearing loss, help make shooting ranges better neighbors, make great tools for hunting, and do not increase crime in states that allow their possession.
In recent years, pro-suppressor legislation has gained traction nationwide. So far in 2014, bothLouisiana and Georgia have seen lawmakers responding to increased pressure from sportsmen and hobbyists to expand protections and use for suppressors. This came while Alabama saw regulatory changes that paved the way for hunters to use their suppressors for the first time in generations.
In addition to this, a number of states are streamlining the Chief Law Enforcement Officer signature requirement on suppressor transfers to individuals by requiring these law enforcement officers to process applications through a new breed of “shall sign” or “shall certify” legislation. This year alone, lawmakers in Utah, Kentucky, Kansas andArizona passed legislation that mandates CLEOs to approve paperwork within a limited period of time, unless the applicant is found to be a prohibited person, such as a felon, mental defective, minor or domestic abuser. This removes the possibility for law enforcement chiefs to approve or deny suppressor applications for arbitrary reasons.
Lawmakers, in fact, approved so much of shall-sign legislation that when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed such a bill in May, the state legislature overrode it within just 10 days.
Besides industry groups such as ASA and NSSF, gun-rights organizations such as the National Rifle Association have vowed to move forward with a new emphasis on NFA regulation.
“Over time, as the market continues to expand, and as grassroots efforts continue to have success, more and more people will become wise to the fact that there is no such thing as an item that completely silences a firearm, and that in 39 states suppressors are legal to own and possess,” Williams said.
“Will they become the next symbol of the Second Amendment? Only time will tell,” Williams said. “They have already cemented their role within the ever-changing firearms community.”
From Sportsman Channel – Sportsman Channel’s NRANEWS Cam & Co. Giving Away In-Studio Experience and More to One Lucky Fan
Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, brings viewers NRANEWS Cam & Co. Watch ‘N Win promotion beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 19. One lucky winner will win a prize package that includes a trip to sit in-studio and watch the show with host, Cam Edwards at the Farmville, VA studios. The winner also will attend the “Heart of Virginia Friends of NRA Banquet” on Saturday, September 27 and sit with Cam along with Sportsman hosts, Benny Spies andScott Leysath.
To enter, fans simply have to watchNRANEWSCam & Co. (6-7 p.m. ET) daily from Monday, September 15-19 and look for the special code word during the broadcast. Audiences will be asked to visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com to enter the code word to gain entry into the sweepstakes. Each word correctly entered will gain participants additional access into the sweepstakes.
*Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
One winner will receive a NRANEWS Cam & Co. weekend experience including:
· Airfare to watch NRANEWS Cam & Co. show on Friday, September 26, 2014
· Meet Sportsman Channel personalities Benny Spies (Host, Gun It with Benny Spies) and Scott Leysath (Host, The Sporting Chef)
· Attend the “Heart of Virginia Friends of NRA Banquet” on Saturday, September 27 and sit at the Sportsman Channel table with Cam Edwards, Benny Spies and Scott Leysath
· Choice of Kimber Custom II 1911 .45 pistol or Stag Model 2 AR-15 courtesy of the Heart of Virginia Friends of NRA Chapter
· Two nights hotel accommodations
· Local transportation
· Flight from winner’s location to nearest airport (Richmond, VA).
“This is a great opportunity to bring a fan inside of our studios and show them the inner-workings ofNRANEWS Cam & Co.,” said Edwards. “Sportsman Channel is really rolling out the ‘red carpet’ with this prize package, and I’m looking forward to an amazing weekend with our winners.”
For more information on the “Heart of Virginia Friends of NRA Banquet,” click here.
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About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. The leader in outdoor television, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that embraces outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and reveals it through unique, surprising and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. The network also is dedicated to promoting our nation’s military heroes and veterans, as well as providing a voice for conservation throughout the United States. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at www.thesportsmanchannel.com; Facebook, (facebook.com/sportsmanchannel); Twitter (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl and twitter.com/SportsmanPR) and YouTube (youtube.com/TheSportsmanChannel).
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the third “New Unannounced Product”Flash Sweepstakes to correlate with another new product launching this month.
“This has been a busy launch season for Ruger, and we want to continue involving our customers in this process with yet another flash sweepstakes,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. “We at Ruger have really enjoyed getting to know some more of our loyal customers through these New Unannounced Product Flash Sweepstakes promotions and are excited to continue sharing our new product innovations with them,” he added.
Ruger has just launched a new product to distributors today and is again offering consumers a limited time chance to win this new model and receive it on September 22, the exact day it will be revealed to consumers and available in stores. This flash sweepstakes will require the winner to be legally able to possess a handgun in his or her state and locale.
From just 5:00 p.m. ET on September 16 to 9:00 a.m. ET on September 18, participants may enter this “New Unannounced Product” Flash Sweepstakes online at: Ruger.com/NewProductSweeps – Entrants must sign up with their personal contact information and the name of their preferred local firearms retailer.
The winner will be drawn after the flash sweepstakes closes on September 18. Ruger will announce the winner on September 19 and have the new model waiting at the winner’s preferred firearms retailer on Monday, September 22, the same day the product will be launched to consumers.
Last week’s right-handed flash sweepstakes winner, Don from Ohio, received his new Ruger American Rifle® Ranch model yesterday at Mike’s Gun Sales in Covington, Ohio. The left-handedflash sweepstakes winner, Mike from New York, received his new Ruger American Rifle Left-Handed model at Camp-Site Sport Shop in Huntington Station, New York.
Winchester® Ammunition has once again received a Best of the Best Award from Field & Stream. Long Beard™ XR™, the revolutionary and most innovative lead turkey load in Winchester’s history, was chosen as one of the 2014 recipients in this elite group of winners.
“Receiving this prestigious award from Field & Stream multiple times is a true honor,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of marketing, sales and strategy for Winchester Ammunition. “We strive for innovation and are dedicated to develop products year after year that our customers will feel confident using when they are in the field or on the range.”
Featuring new-to-the-world Shot-Lok™ Technology, Long Beard XR offers the tightest patterns and longest shot capability of any lead turkey load in history-with twice the pellets in a 10″ circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads. Long Beard XR has the knockdown power of popular heavier-than-lead loads at a fraction of the cost, meaning it’s a turkey-slamming game changer for hunters looking to push the limits.
“Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers’ time in the woods more productive and more fun,” says Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our tough testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest displaying absolute excellence in their field. The Best of the Best is the highest honorField & Steam bestows on gear and the winning products are the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money.”
About Best of The Best
Each year the editors at Field & Stream review new products and innovations and choose the top performing items for inclusion in the annual Best of The Best round-up. Products are shot, bent, driven, dropped, and generally abused. Anything that falters is immediately eliminated. Beyond surviving the torture tests, winning products are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen. Selection criteria varies, depending upon the category, but all of the winning products share one characteristic: excellence in their field.
About Winchester Ammunition
Winchester The American Legend™, is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with new products like Long Beard™ XR™ and W Train & Defend™ personal defense ammunition. Visit www.winchester.com or connect on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.
Winchester Ammunition is a proud supporter of the NSSF’s Project ChildSafe. For more information on the Own It? Respect It. Secure It.SM Initiative, please log on to: www.NSSF.org/ORS
At the request of industry types, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives revised ATF Form 1 and Form 5, with the biggest change allowing the use of credit and debit cards to pay the making tax when filing a Form 1, the agency announced in a regulations update.
Both Form 1 and Form 5 pertain to National Firearm Act items — machine guns, suppressors, short barreled rifles or shotguns, and other destructive devices. Form 1 is the application to make or register an item, and Form 5 is an application for a tax exempt transfer and registration of an item.
Payment by check or money order is still accepted for applications submitted on paper. Both have also been re-worded to streamline the process.
According to the update, the forms have been revised to incorporate the questions relating to non-immigrant status on ATF Form 5330.20, Certification of Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B), which clarifies an applicant’s citizenship.
“Form 5330.20 is to be submitted when the applicant maker is an individual, not a legal entity. With a submission of the revised Form 1, the submission of Form 5330.20 will not be required. This revision was also requested by the industry,” the update reads.
Forms in the eForms system have not been updated yet, nor has the ATF given a specific date for the change.
Also, the ATF also reminds patrons, “Since the eForm 1 may only be filed by legal entities or government agencies and the eForm 5 is for transfer by a qualified Federal firearms licensee when the transferee is a government agency, the answering of the questions is not required as they are for an individual applicant maker or transferee.”
This is hopefully an indication that the ATF is continuing to make it easier for people to make and register NFA-regulated firearms, which are becoming more and more popular every day.