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A Doctor's Prescription to Reduce Felt Recoil & Bruising

Tuesday, November 13th 2018 03:50 PM

Are you tired of being knocked around by your firearm? Becoming bruised and sore from being hit by the butt of the stock when firing your shotgun or rifle is quite a common occurrence with new shooters…even experienced ones. In fact, a few weeks ago I was asked about this three times within three days. That got my mind focusing again on this problem. To reduce recoil, I first think about mechanical devices as arrestors and pads to reduce recoil—which helps a lot. Then a good friend who shoots a lot of handgun stopped by to ask about his bruised shoulder from firing one round of skeet with his new 12 gauge. My wife was there and said, “Remember when I started 45 years ago, and I had a bruised arm, and you told me about body position, etc.?”

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy broadened one of the nation’s toughest gun laws with a ban on untraceable firearms, including those manufactured on three-dimensional printers.

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California’s Confusing Gun Laws

Tuesday, November 6th 2018 05:09 PM

The most controversial new gun law in California focuses on ammunition. Anyone who wants to buy a box of shells will be required to first undergo a background check.

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The Spokane Police Department has sold 311 rifles and destroyed 1,245 handguns or illegal firearms since 2011, police spokeswoman Teresa Fuller said. The city already has prohibited the police department from selling handguns. All other firearms are sold to licensed dealers through a Post Falls auction company. The department currently has 56 guns pending auction.

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Five things to know about illegally purchased guns

Saturday, November 3rd 2018 05:15 PM

Background checks, state and federal laws for gun purchases vary, and some critics say firearm laws in the U.S. are in need of reform. Here’s what to know about illegally purchased guns:

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How Many Guns Do Americans Own?

Wednesday, October 31st 2018 02:24 PM

One estimate of U.S. gun ownership is calculated using data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF. This figure tallies the number of firearms produced by American manufacturers, adding the number of firearms shipped from other countries by American importers, and subtracting the number of firearms exported internationally. By this count, the U.S. has more guns in nonmilitary hands than residents.

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First Look at 2019's New Guns

Monday, October 29th 2018 05:35 PM

With autumn’s chill in the air and the leaves beginning to fall, it was time once again for the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) to host its annual meetings and trade show. This year, attendees traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa., to get a glimpse of the firearms slated to arrive at the end of this year and into 2019. Along with a solid selection of new additions to existing product lines, there were also new options we haven’t seen before. The popularity of short-barreled, non-NFA 12-ga. pump action firearms, including Mossberg's 590 Shockwave and Remington's 870 Tac-14 introduced in 2017, has sent ripples through the industry resulting in a hard to miss theme for 2019. Here is a look at the guns companies are planning to ship in the coming months:

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In a new report, a team of scientists summarizes what we know about each of these potential "water parks" and our long-term options for furthering that knowledge with progressively more ambitious missions. The report is on behalf of the Roadmaps to Ocean Worlds group of NASA's Outer Planets Assessment Group, designed to inform a congressionally mandated research portfolio within the agency.

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A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation against Seattle’s new gun-storage law, siding with the city’s argument that even the ardent gun-rights organizations encourage their members to keep their guns safe.

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To help travelers navigate, we’ve explored the confusing mosaic of gun policies at some of the big hotel chains. But travelers should know that if they want to know the rules at the hotel where they will be staying, they need to call the location itself — regardless of local law, whether you have a permit or if the property is part of a chain — and ask.

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