WOS Article: Pro-Sportsmen Bill Passes U.S. Senate

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A major pro-sportsmen bill was passed in the U.S. Senate on April 20, 2016.

The Bipartisan Sportsmen Act of 2016 was overwhelming passed in the U.S. on April 20, 2016 with a 85-12 vote.

The bill was lauded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a trade association for the firearms industry best known for putting on SHOT Show. They praised it as a step in the right direction to ensuring and enhancing the rights of anglers, hunters, and shooting sports enthusiasts.

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WOS Article: People Buy Guns For Self-Defense

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An April 13th poll suggests that Americans overwhelmingly buy firearms for self-defense purposes. 

A new Rasmussen Reports poll released on April 13, 2016 found that voters believe their fellow law-abiding Americans are buying guns for self-defense purposes.

Off those polled, 66% believe self-defense is the main driving force for people purchasing firearms. 5% polled from that same study think Americans purchase guns to commit criminal acts, while 1% says gun purchases are job related. 22% of those polled for this survey believe people bought firearms for purposes other than self-defense.

The study also found that 44% percent of Americans believe it’s too easy to purchase firearms in the United States, while 11% say it’s too difficult. 36% percent see no difficulty in obtaining firearms.

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Wash Times: Cuba could be liberated by firearms

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Despite the Cuban embargo being lifted in December 2014, the island nation is still ravaged by collectivist policies like gun control.

Could the presence of privately-owned firearms held by citizens help pivot Cuba towards the path to freedom? It’s very plausible.

Ever since the Castro regime violently and ruthlessly rose to power in 1959, the presence of firearms has been nonexistent. Since installing a military dictatorship, the Castro brothers have made private gun ownership impossible, subject to regulation, and punishable by law. Cubans have thus been rendered defenseless — a factor convincing many Cubans to flee the communist nation for freedom elsewhere.

Cuba’s government has deliberately created an environment where a Second Amendment can’t thrive. It has complete pull over all industries in the country, including the firearms industry. It assigns responsibilities to loyalists in Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) — thuggish neighborhood watch programs slipping into obsolescence — to enforce laws to discourage dissent, instill fear in neighbors who fail to goose-step with the regime, and provide so-called security for those who pledge to a CDR. Moreover, the government exploits disarmament policies to instill fear in people.

Despite the terror seen under the Castro regime, some Cubans have accepted the military dictatorship in place. If Cuba were to become capitalist like the United States, some suggest, changes in gun laws could be possible and therefore lead to violence.

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Wash Times Column: Women are thwarting crime

Below is an excerpt from my second TWT gun column:

Good guys with guns aren’t the only individuals stopping bad guys with guns. Good girls with guns are thwarting crime, too.

With March being Women’s History Month — a month-long celebration honoring American women and their contributions to society — why not celebrate powerful, empowered, everyday women using firearms to defend themselves and others around them?

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Mentioned on 870- The Morning Answer with Ben Shapiro, Elisha Krauss, and Bob Whitman.

WOS Article: Model Hannah Ferguson Approves of Guns

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Model Hannah Ferguson, who’s appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition the last three years, says it’s good for people to familiarize themselves with guns. 

Fashion model Hannah Ferguson, 23, may seem like an unlikely gun enthusiast but has proven to be the opposite. The Texas native comes from a family of Marines who introduced her to firearms at an early age.

“Growing up, at a pretty early age we learned to shoot,” she told FOX411. “They started us with pellet guns.”

Like other women out there, Ferguson believes firearms use is very misrepresented by the media and the gun control lobby.

 

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WOS Article: 5 Fascinating Firearms No Longer in Use

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These five firearms are now obsolete or decommissioned, but still leave a lasting mark on history. 

Firearms have largely defined our nation’s history since our inception. Whether for personal defense or combat, dozens of firearms had been used throughout history.

Below are five firearms that have ceased operation but continue to leave a lasting impression:

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