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All politics is local. It’s a phrase often attributed to the late Thomas ‘Tip’ O'Neill, former Speaker of the House, and it’s a phrase that gun control advocates are now taking to heart. Read More
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African Rhinos in Texas? It May Not be Far Off

May 22, 2015
African Rhinos in Texas? It May Not be Far Off
Rhinoceroses may soon inhabit ranches in southern Texas, under a proposal discussed at the recent annual membership conference of the Exotic Wildlife Association (http://www.myewa.org) in San Marcos, Texas. The EWA heard a proposal from Quintin Smith, a senior representative of groupelephant.com, to relocate breeding groups of rhinos from South Africa to Texas as part of an ambitious and unprecedented conservation program that could result in us seeing up to 1...

House Dems Propose Mandating Background Checks on All Gun Show Sales

May 20, 2015
House Dems Propose Mandating Background Checks on All Gun Show Sales
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., last Friday introduced the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act, aimed at ending the “major trafficking channel” for illegal guns in the country. The legislation would require that every transfer done at a gun show would have to pass a check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, while funding would be added to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to hire investigators specifically to patrol...

Federal Judge Says DC Gun Carry Law is Unconstitutional

May 19, 2015
Federal Judge Says DC Gun Carry Law is Unconstitutional
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction saying the District of Columbia’s new concealed carry law is unconstitutional. The order, issued Monday by Judge Frederick J. Scullin, was the second decision in less than a year declaring the Washington, D.C., gun carry laws to be unconstitutional. In October of 2014, the same judge ruled that the district’s complete ban on gun carry was also in violation of the Constitution. Scullin barred DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier from...

UPS Refuses to Ship Firearms Suppressors Used for Hearing Protection

May 18, 2015
UPS Refuses to Ship Firearms Suppressors Used for Hearing Protection
National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) this week learned that United Parcel Service (UPS) had changed its policy regarding the shipment of firearms suppressors. New policy states that UPS will no longer ship suppressors, even between licensees. NSSF is working with UPS executives to determine what prompted the enforcement of this unwarranted policy. We are unaware of any thefts or losses that would explain the shipping company’s sudden decision to enforce a prohibition against shipment....

Video: Tourists Get Way Too Close to Montana Black Bears, Nearly Get Mauled

May 11, 2015
Video: Tourists Get Way Too Close to Montana Black Bears, Nearly Get Mauled
The video, recorded by Winston Greely and posted to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Facebook page on May 8, shows what appears to be a black bear sow and her cubs running across a bridge near Gardiner. When the recording starts, several groups of camera-equipped tourists in dangerously close proximity to the animals are running away from them in a (relatively) leisurely manner. As the bears get closer, an onlooker yells “Keep going! Go, go, go!” and the would-be photographers pick...
Josh Brones
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