Participate in the Hoyt Instagram/Twitter photo contest for your chance to win a grand prize of a HOYT hunting bow of choice fully equipped with FUSE Accessories for your dad or the father of your children!

2nd through 5th place finalists will receive a special prize package from one of the following contest sponsors: UNDER ARMOUR, EASTON, REALTREE and BONE COLLECTOR.

We’re looking for any creative or inspiring photo showing dads in the outdoors bowhunting or preparing to bowhunt (shooting 3D targets, sighting in bow, etc). To enter: Post your image to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #mydadbowhunts

Make sure to follow Hoyt’s Instagram @HOYTBOWHUNTING and Twitter @HOYTARCHERYinc to keep up to date. If your Instagram is private, Hoyt will not be able to view your photo and it will not be submitted.

Hoyt will accept Photos from May 28, 2014 – June 9, 2014, during which five finalists will be chosen. The top 5 finalist will be determined in Hoyt’s sole discretion regardless of the amount of likes or comments. The 5 Finalist will be re-posted June 10th on Hoyt’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
The winner will be determined by the image that gets the combined most likes (out of the 5) on Hoyt’s Facebook and Instagram as well as the most Retweets on Twitter during the period of: June 10 – June 13, 2014. Contest ends on June 13, 2014 at 10 PM MST.

Winner will be announced on June 14, 2014. Valid in the USA only and void where prohibited.

Hoyt owns the photos submitted and has the right to display the photos without any further remuneration to the individuals who submit the photos.

RULES:
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are eighteen (18)years of age or older as of the start of the applicable Giveaway Period. Officers, directors, and employees of contest entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the contest. contest entities, as referenced herein, shall include Hoyt Archery, 593 North Wright Brothers Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (“Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and its administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.

TO ENTER: To enter, submit a photo of your father, grandfather or father of your children, or yourself with your kids in the outdoors bowhunting or practicing for hunting. Images must be submitted on Instagram or Twitter using #mydadbowhunts Photos will not be accepted on Facebook. All Entries become the property of Hoyt Archery and will not be acknowledged. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are not responsible for the administration of the contest and are not involved with the contest in any way. By providing images, you are providing your information to Hoyt Archery, not to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. You may enter as many times as you want during the contest. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Instagram or Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who registered the Instagram or Twitter account used to enter. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use any entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL: Hoyt will not accept any images that are pornographic in nature or depict animal cruelty. Hoyt upholds the standard of ethical hunting and will not condone any type of torture or unethical hunting practices. Images that show illegal actions or a disregard for local laws will also be disqualified.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Top five finalists will be notified by comment on Instagram and Twitter no later than June 10, 2014. Upon notification, finalists will need to email the chosen photo to Hoyt Archery. Finalists will need to respond within 48 hours of the notification, otherwise Hoyt reserves the right to disqualify participant and choose an alternative finalist. The photos will then be re-posted on Hoyt’s Instagram (@hoytbowhunting), Twitter (@HOYTARCHERYinc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/HoytBowhunting) on June 10, 2014. The winner will be chosen by having the most combined likes on Facebook and Instagram as well as retweets on Twitter. Contest ends on June 13, 2014 at 10 PM MST. Winner will be announced on June 14, 2014 on Hoyt’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Winner will be personally notified via Hoyt and will need to respond within 48 hours. Potential winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within forty-eight (48) hours of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period may result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) Prize per family or household.

PRIZE: The finalist is entitled to a 2014 Hoyt hunting bow of choice equipped with FUSE Accessories. Draw length and draw weight configuration will be specified by the winner. 2nd through 5th place finalists will receive a prize package from one of the following contest sponsors: Under Armour, Easton, Realtree and Bone Collector. All details of each Prize will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. Gift card prizes may be subject to additional te­­rms and conditions of the provider.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these official rules. Hoyt Archery assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer or phone relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the contest. Hoyt Archery is not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these official rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Hoyt Archery reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these official rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these official rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, sponsor reserves the right to select a winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on Hoyt’s Facebook page. Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these official rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, sponsor, or sponsor’s agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the contest.

DISPUTES: The Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Utah, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in Salt Lake City, Utah. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the contest, or any prize awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.

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Participate in the Hoyt Instagram/Twitter photo contest for your chance to win a grand prize of a HOYT Carbon Spyder Vicxen Edition Bow fully equipped with FUSE Accessories and a dozen Easton ION Arrows for your mom or the mother of your children! 2nd through 5th place finalists will receive a special prize package from one of the following contest sponsors: UNDER ARMOUR, EASTON, REALTREE and ARCHER’S CHOICE.

We’re looking for any creative or inspiring photo showing moms in the outdoors bowhunting or preparing to bowhunt (shooting 3D targets, sighting in bow, etc). To enter: Post your image to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #mymombowhunts

Make sure to follow Hoyt’s Instagram @HOYTBOWHUNTING and Twitter @HOYTARCHERYinc to keep up to date.

Hoyt will accept Photos from March 13, 2014 – April 28, 2014, during which five finalists will be chosen. The top 5 finalist will be determined in Hoyt’s sole discretion regardless of the amount of likes or comments. The 5 Finalist will be re-posted May 1st on Hoyt’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

The winner will be determined by the image that gets the combined most likes (out of the 5) on Hoyt’s Facebook and Instagram as well as the most Retweets on Twitter during the period of: May 1 – May 8, 2014. Contest ends on May 8, 2014 at midnight MST.

Winner will be announced on May 9, 2014. Valid in the USA only and void where prohibited.

Hoyt owns the photos submitted and has the right to display the photos without any further remuneration to the individuals who submit the photos.

RULES:

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are eighteen (18)years of age or older as of the start of the applicable Giveaway Period. Officers, directors, and employees of contest entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the contest. contest entities, as referenced herein, shall include Hoyt Archery, 593 North Wright Brothers Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (“Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and its administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.

TO ENTER: To enter, submit a photo of your mother, grandmother or mother of your children in the outdoors bowhunting. Images must be submitted on Instagram or Twitter using #mymombowhunts Photos will not be accepted on Facebook. All Entries become the property of Hoyt Archery and will not be acknowledged. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are not responsible for the administration of the contest and are not involved with the contest in any way. By providing images, you are providing your information to Hoyt Archery, not to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. You may enter as many times as you want during the contest. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Instagram or Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who registered the Instagram or Twitter account used to enter. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use any entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL: Hoyt will not accept any images that are pornographic in nature or depict animal cruelty. Hoyt upholds the standard of ethical hunting and will not condone any type of torture or unethical hunting practices. Images that show illegal actions or a disregard for local laws will also be disqualified.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Top five finalists will be notified by comment on Instagram and Twitter no later than April 30, 2014. Upon notification, finalists will need to email the chosen photo to Hoyt Archery. Finalists will need to respond within 48 hours of the notification, otherwise Hoyt reserves the right to disqualify participant and choose an alternative finalist. The photos will then be re-posted on Hoyt’s Instagram (@hoytbowhunting), Twitter (@HOYTARCHERYinc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/HoytBowhunting) on May 1, 2014. The winner will be chosen by having the most combined likes on Facebook and Instagram as well as retweets on Twitter. Contest ends on May 8, 2014 at midnight MDT. Winner will be announced on May 9, 2014 on Hoyt’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Winner will be personally notified via Hoyt and will need to respond within 48 hours. Potential winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within forty-eight (48) hours of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period may result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) Prize per family or household.

PRIZE: The finalist is entitled to a 2014 Hoyt Vicxen Edition Carbon Spyder bow equipped with FUSE Accessories and a dozen Easton Arrows. Draw length and draw weight configuration will be specified by the winner. 2nd through 5th place finalists will receive a prize package from one of the following contest sponsors: Under Armour, Easton, Realtree and Archer’s Choice. All details of each Prize will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. Gift card prizes may be subject to additional te­­rms and conditions of the provider.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these official rules. Hoyt Archery assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer or phone relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the contest. Hoyt Archery is not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these official rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Hoyt Archery reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these official rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these official rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, sponsor reserves the right to select a winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on Hoyt’s Facebook page. Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these official rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, sponsor, or sponsor’s agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the contest.

DISPUTES: The Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Utah, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in Salt Lake City, Utah. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the contest, or any prize awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.

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John Feinblatt, Chief Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg for Policy and Strategic Planning and Criminal Justice Coordinator.  (Photo Credit: NY Daily News),

John Feinblatt, Chief Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg for Policy and Strategic Planning and Criminal Justice Coordinator. (Photo credit: NY Daily News)
People are buying and selling firearms on the social media website Instagram, an online photo- and video-sharing social networking service.
Not a big deal, right? Well, it is for some.
Gun-control advocates and federal officials argue that since intrastate firearm transactions occur via Instagram between private buyers and sellers and they’re not subject to background checks it gives felons and the mentally ill an easy way to obtain guns.
However, it’s not against federal law for one to use social media websites to sell firearms, nor is it against Facebook’s corporate policy, the company that bought Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012.
(While Facebook’s policy technically allows a person to sell firearms in site, buying sponsored ads or articles in order to sell weapons is prohibited.)
“There is no federal law prohibiting sales of firearms over the Internet and the ready availability of firearms through social applications presents yet another avenue for unlicensed sellers to transfer guns anonymously and without background checks,” Allison Price, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department told the Daily Beast.
“This loophole underscores the need for a universal background check requirement, so we can keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and other persons prohibited from having them,” she added.
John Feinblatt, the chief policy adviser for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-gun control organization, echoed Price’s concerns.
“Whether its Armslist.com or Instagram, there are too many easy ways for criminals to buy guns online without a background check,” said Feinblatt.
While Internet sales that occur out-of-state require background checks and the assistance of a Federal Firearms Licensee or gun shop dealer, in-state sales are mostly unregulated (except in the 15 or so states that require universal background checks). A private buyer can solicit a private seller online and then the two can meet in person and exchange the cash for the gun and forgo a background check.
That said, under current federal law it is illegal for one to sell or transfer a firearm to someone he/she knows is prohibited from possessing one. Moreover, it would appear the majority of the buyers and sellers online are responsible citizens who use sound judgment before sanctioning a deal.
“Every time I do a sale I look up the actual law,” Mike, an Instagram user who has sold guns on Instagram, told the Daily Beast. “I just Google it.”
“I can’t really speak for everyone, but for myself personally it’s not worth making $10 to spend 10, 20-years-to-life, and lose my voting rights, most importantly,” he said. “No amount of money is worth it. When it comes to that, I play strictly by the book.”
Danny, another gun owner and Instagram user, said that he would not consider circumventing the law but acknowledged that there are ways around it.
“I personally wouldn’t sell illegally because I am a responsible firearm owner, and would not want to deal with or be involved with anyone who isn’t,” he said, adding that he prefers to ship his guns through a licensed dealer but if someone didn’t want to go through an FFL he’d have to make a decision “based on the individual’s character.”
A gun for sale on Instagram.
A gun for sale on Instagram.
Yes, it is true that private transfers in many states do not require background checks, but perhaps the question is how many criminals actually purchase firearms online from sellers they do not know.
While the answer to that question is unclear, a 2004 study conducted by Daniel Webster of the John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research found that among offenders who were incarcerated from crimes committed with handguns 11 percent got them from a licensed dealer, 39.5 percent from friends or family, 37.5 percent the black marked or ‘the street,’ 9.9 percent were stolen and 1.7 percent got them at a gun show or a flea market.
Though, admittedly, one could argue that these figures are outdated. Facebook was in its nascency in 2004 (it launched in February 2004) and Instagram didn’t even exist.