Remington Law Enforcement Proudly Supports 2012 National Police Shooting Championships

Remington Law Enforcement Proudly Supports 2012 National Police Shooting Championships – Remington Arms Company, LLC. (“Remington”), is proud to support the National Rifle Association (NRA) 2012 National Police Shooting Championships held at the Shooting Range in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 16-20, 2012.  “Remington Law Enforcement is proud to be a part of the 50th annual National Police Shooting Championships. We know that the law enforcement community strongly supports Remington Law Enforcement arms and ammunition and we want to give back to those officers and support the law enforcement competitive shooting community as much as possible,” said Rick Johnson, Director of Law Enforcement Sales for... read more

Hunting Season Opens: Ryan Aims for Both Deer and Votes

Hunting Season Opens: Ryan Aims for Both Deer and Votes – During deer-hunting season, Rep. Paul Ryan has been known to avoid shaving, lest the smell of shaving cream alert his prey. His leisure reading, he has said, includes “Quality Whitetails Journal,” a source of tips about deer habitat. He hunts with a bow as well as a rifle.  Mr. Ryan’s profile as a deer-hunting die-hard is taking on more importance as the Republican presidential ticket looks to rural voters—and white men in particular—to win a series of crucial Midwestern and upper Midwestern... read more

Aerosmith leader Joe Perry talks ‘Sons of Guns,’ classic firearms, defending the Second Amendment

Aerosmith leader Joe Perry talks ‘Sons of Guns,’ classic firearms, defending the Second Amendment – Aerosmith leader Joe Perry fulfilled a life-long dream when he appeared on Discovery Channel’s hit series “Sons of Guns” this week, joining Will Hayden and his team of gunsmiths to restore and repair an antique, black powder Lyle cannon owned by the rock... read more

The new gun culture

The new gun culture – The gun community has forever changed.  Once in a supposed slow decline, the popularity of shooting and gun ownership has come roaring back during the past couple of decades.  Sales of firearms are setting all kinds of records, and gun ranges are frequently packed with people.  Michael Bane calls the latest generation of gun owners “Gun Culture 2.0,” which I find to be an exceptionally apt description.  Much like the move from the “old” internet, to the current generation of interactive and social web sites was called “Web 2.0,” the Gun Culture 2.0 is a similarly remarkable change in our own... read more

‘Furious’ report slams ‘disregard’ for public safety as DOJ officials quit

‘Furious’ report slams ‘disregard’ for public safety as DOJ officials quit – A bombshell report released Wednesday on Operation Fast and Furious faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program and accused officials in charge of a “disregard” for public safety. In the wake of the report, one Justice Department official resigned and another retired. The sprawling report by the department’s inspector general is the most comprehensive account yet on the deadly operation which allowed weapons to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border and resulted in hundreds of firearms turning up at crime scenes in both... read more

Pistol ownership’s changing faces

Pistol ownership’s changing faces – Trish Cutler’s fashion show at a Hudson firehouse drew dozens of law-abiding women in search of comfortable yet stylish holsters to discreetly carry their handguns — at the workplace or a night on the town. The offerings included holster for a bra and one inside a purse.  Cutler, a target-shooting enthusiast from Claverack who belongs to three local gun clubs, has had her pistol permit for three years. The wife and mother is among growing numbers of women in the rising tide of New Yorkers who have licenses to legally possess... read more

Stagecoach Outriders Mounted Shooting Club hosts Balloon Harvest 2012

Stagecoach Outriders Mounted Shooting Club hosts Balloon Harvest 2012 – The Stagecoach Outriders, a cowboy mounted shooting club in Western New York is welcoming all spectators and interested participants to attend the New York State Championship Balloon Harvest 2012.  Come back in time with the Outriders and their guests from throughout the East Coast, as friendly cowboys and cowgirls compete for the coveted titles of State Champion, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 22-23, at the Warren County Fair Grounds in Pittsfield,... read more

National survey shows growth in wildlife-associated recreation

National survey shows growth in wildlife-associated recreation – According to the findings of the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, participation in wildlife-associated recreation is on the rise across the country. Wildlife-associated recreation includes fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing (observing, photographing, and feeding wildlife).  The survey revealed that 38 percent of all Americans 16 years of age and older participated in wildlife-related activities last year. Since the previous survey in 2006, participation in fishing is up 11 percent and recreational hunting has increased nine... read more

National Hunting & Fishing Day coming up

National Hunting & Fishing Day coming up – Area sportsmen and outdoorsmen are setting up for 41st Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day gatherings at local sites Saturday and this weekend. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is the honorary chairman of this year’s events, but many area volunteers will chair, coordinate and conduct an interesting variety of exhibits and hand-on activities to acknowledge the good things anglers and hunters do for the resource and mankind in... read more
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