Picture shows competitive shooter, Lena Miculek shooting a 3-gun match with a shotgun.

Setting a Good Example

It really irks me every time I read Shannon Watts Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s leader describe members of Open Carry Texas as rapists. It makes me just as sick to hear threats of sexual violence against Ms. Watts. Though I do not believe that Shannon Watts is all that trustworthy, I don’t doubt for a second she has received threats to her life.

In Ukraine, a Call for a ‘2nd Amendment’

The geopolitical propaganda that is spreading about Ukraine is hard for the U.S.-based observer to decipher, so we will not try to unravel the details. But by some estimates, snipers from the now-deposed Ukraine government shot between 70 and 100 protesters in the streets. And further upheaval seems guaranteed, whether as a civil war or by invasion.

NJ, VA, NY Voters Want National Gun Registry

We often run stories in The Shooter’s Log that point out what anti-gun politicians are doing in some states, and those politicians richly deserve the opprobrium Cheaper Than Dirt! commenters heap on them. But more worrisome is: What if anti-gun pols are merely doing what their constituencies want?

Turkey Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving!

Three hundred and ninety-two years ago, after an incredibly rough first year in their new home, a group of English folks looking for religious freedom celebrated for three days after their first successful corn harvest. These people—we now call Pilgrims—included local Native Americans, a group they had developed allied relationship with. They feasted for three days. We really have no idea what the Pilgrims and Native Americans ate on what we now consider the first Thanksgiving, but Edward Winslow recorded in his journal the Pilgrims went on a waterfowl hunt and the Wampanoag Indians brought deer.

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The Real Consequences of Gun Control: Persecuting a Hero

Washington Times columnist Emily Miller gained national attention for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series in the Times, and in her new book, Emily Gets Her Gun: …But Obama Wants to Take Yours, she details the wrenching step-by-step process she had to work through in Washington, D.C., to finally get a gun she wanted for self protection. Four months of jumping through regulatory hoops and $435 in fees later, she was able to purchase a basic black SIG Sauer P229.

Eric Hollen, a U.S. Army veteran and Paralympic athlete, competes in a 50-meter pistol competition.

USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Eric Hollen

During his adolescent years shooting was a major part of Eric Hollen life, so was pushing physically to test the limits of his growing body. He had participated and enjoyed shooting firearms and playing sports of some form since he was a young boy. So it was no surprise he would carry these two passions into his adult life as well.

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Discouraged? Stop Comparing Yourself!

Being a female shooter can be tough. Being a female shooter who works in the firearms industry is even tougher. Every day I read about people who shoot better than I do. All day I’m surrounded by guys who know more than me. And it gets discouraging.

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Will Your Bank Stop You From Buying Guns?

In April 2012, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing accused Bank of America (BOA) of severing its 12-year relationship because McMillan manufactures and sells firearms. Seven months later, Joe Sirochman, owner of American Spirit Arms claimed the Bank of America froze his funds for the same reason.

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USA Shooting Team Member Profile: Amanda Furrer

The past year has proven to be one full of accomplishments for Amanda Furrer. The 22-year-old Spokane, Washington native not only represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games, she also wrapped up her degree at Ohio State University. In addition, while 2012-2013 was a banner year for the young Furrer, the future looks brighter still for this shooting star.