Monday, November 21, 2011

Gun News

Arkansas candidates stick to their guns

As election season gears up in Arkansas, candidates are bringing out their big guns — literally, in some cases. The one campaign issue in Arkansas that tends to unite even the fiercest political rivals is support for gun rights, which is seen as a key credentialing tool for office-seekers at all levels in the Natural State.

Read About It: The Arkansas News

Wisconsin: Gun law poses little impact, speaker says

Bruce Keeble thinks all the talk about the state's new concealed carry law is much ado about virtually nothing. "November 1 has come and passed and is the new law of the land," Keeble, a claims consultant for AON Risk Services in Green Bay, told a Friday audience attending a Chamber of Manitowoc County sponsored program at Felician Village. "The sun is still rising in the east ... there have been no shootouts in the Manitowoc streets with concealed weapons holders," Keeble told about 50 people attending "Concealed Carry in Wisconsin -- Considerations for the Business Community."

Ohio: Some hope for an OK of guns on campus

Michael Newbern of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, an OSU student organization, thinks legislators and school administrators should lift prohibitions on carrying hidden guns on college campuses. "Criminals are going to target the weakest, and college students, partially because of this ban, are the weakest when it comes to their self defense," the 37 year old engineering student from Hilliard said.

More women are using guns for fun and protection

One a recent Saturday morning, Debra Robinson, 52, of Macomb Township drove two hours to spend the day learning about and practicing shooting guns. The married mother of two adult children admits that it was a little intimidating to point and shoot a gun at first. "It's a deadly weapon," she says. "I didn't grow up playing with guns. I'm a quilter." But Robinson wants to learn to shoot -- for personal protection and for fun.

Rep. Rehberg (R-Mont.): Urging Obama Administration & allies to abandon anti-hunter policies

Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management Secretary Bob Abbey asking them to revise a draft policy that empowers federal land managers to prohibit "recreational shooting" on public lands. Yesterday, Rehberg voiced his concerns with this policy at a meeting with Jamie Connell, Montana State Director for the Bureau of Land Management in his Washington, D.C. Office.

Virginia: Humane Society takes aim at hunting on Sunday

Virginia is one of a handful of states that still prohibits hunting on Sunday. Virginia State Director of the U.S. Humane Society Laura Donahue wants the century old law to remain on the books.

Read About It: WTVR (Richmond, Va.)

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