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Minnesota Hunters: Discover the Truth Regarding the Misleading Campaign Designed to Ban Lead Ammunition

The Minnesota Chapter of the Wildlife Society recently held a panel discussion in Bemidji to discuss banning the use of lead ammunition for hunting.  The panelists included researchers, state Department of Natural Resources personnel, and representatives of various non-profit organizations.  Numerous comments were made by some Minnesota Departmen…

Scientist Claims New Reprogramming Technique Works in Human Cells, May Lead to Cloning

After the ground-breaking news last week that Japanese scientists were able reprogram adult cells to embryonic-like cells in mice by simply bathing them in weak acid, the next step was to try this with human cells. The technique is called “stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency”, or STAP. With lightening speed, Dr. Charles Vacan…

‘So incredibly dumb’: Texas Dems say Greg Abbott should instead lead Calif. because he likes ‘liberal’ burgers

Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott recently tweeted about where he’d been eating: Great time at the new In-N-Out Burger in #Austin. #texas http://t.co/RWfHP5pEYc— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 14, 2013 In-n-Out Burger was founded in California, which, to the Texas Democratic Party, means Ab…
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U.S. Ammunition Industry to Survive Closure of Lead Smelter

We previously reported on the closure of the nation’s last primary lead smelter due to tightened EPA standards on ambient air quality.  As the date for closure of the smelter approaches, there has been a significant amount of speculation concerning the effect of the smelter’s closure on the availability and price of ammunition….

Besieged by Regulations and Lawsuits, Country’s Only Primary Lead Smelter to Close

How the closure of the Doe Run operation in Herculaneum, MO, will affect the future production—and, ultimately the availability and consumer cost—of traditional, lead-core ammunition remains unknown. The Herculaneum smelter, which has existed in the same location since 1892, is the only primary lead smelter in the country, producing lead bullion from raw lead ore mined in Missouri’s extensive lead deposits. Several secondary smelters, where lead is recycled from products including lead-acid batteries or spent ammunition components, continue operation in other stateside locations. The lead bars produced in Herculaneum have historically been gone to ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammo components such as projectiles, projectile cores, and primers.

Florida: Letter to the Leon County Commissioners Stating Ordinance Could Lead to Gun Ban and/or Confiscation

The Gun Writer, Lee Williams, of the Herald-Tribune commented on his blog, Hammer: Leon County ordinance could lead to gun ban, confiscation on past NRA President and Executive Director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida Marion Hammer’s letter to the Leon County Board of Commissioners.  “Lee’s note: USF Executive Director Marion Hammer sent a blunt letter to the Leon County commissioners this week, who are drafting their own gun bill and pressuring licensed dealers for help.  Two things stand out.”

Gun limits could lead to recalls of legislators

Gun-rights advocates are ready to launch a recall attempt aimed at some of California’s most vulnerable Democratic state lawmakers – and the party’s supermajority hold on the Legislature – if Gov. Jerry Brown signs some of the dozen-plus gun-control bills sitting on his desk.

Older Texans Lead the Way for CHL Applications

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports this week that in 2012, a total of 1,979 21-year-olds sought a CHL, as did 1,713 22-year-olds and 1,583 23-year-olds. But 57-year-olds led the way last year by a wide margin, with a total 3,609 applying for the state permit.

The 57-year-olds were closely followed by 64-year-olds with 3,588, 53-year-olds with 3,576, 54-year-olds with 3,562 and 55-year-olds with 3,542, the DPS analysis indicates.

Texas Senator Wants to Follow Neighbor’s Lead with Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday

Last weekend marked the fifth year Louisiana held an annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday during the first full weekend of September, when all types of firearms, ammunition and hunting gear sold in the Bayou State were exempt from state and local taxes for three days.

Now, a state senator in neighboring Texas is calling for the passage of a bill to implement a similar event in the Lone Star State.

What terrorist threat? Networks lead off evening news with baseball suspensions

Judging by the ratings, a lot of people have been missing the network evening newscasts, but it’s especially damning when even CBS News’ own White House correspondent concludes that you’re not missing much. Alex Rodriguez’ 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball led all of the network news broadcasts, even while U.S. embassies around the globe are closed for a week due to credible threats from al-Qaida.

Don’t Mess With Texas Babies: We Will Lead the Way Banning Late-Term Abortions

I just returned from the 2013 National Right to Life Convention in Dallas, Texas, followed by a week-long visit with my family in my hometown of Laredo, Texas. Needless to say, the topics of Gov. Rick Perry’s second special session and pro-life legislation were inescapable.

U.S. Marine Confronts Dem Senator Over ‘Unsustainable’ and ‘Unacceptable’ Policies: ‘Lead Far and Get the Hell Out of the Way’

U.S. Marine Confronts Dem Senator at Town Hall Meeting

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps (Marines.com)

During a town hall meeting last week, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps went after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to get some answers regarding the future of the country and the “unacceptable” manner that Washington, D.C., is currently running it.

The Marine, identified as Shaun Adkins, said he was “concerned about the future of our country” and slammed politicians for “spending money at an alarming pace” and sticking with a system that is “unsustainable.”

Will the Amnesty Bill Lead to Gun Confiscation in 2035?

Turning America “blue” could lead to California-style gun control
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Chavez Successor Maduro Narrowly Elected to Lead Venezuela

Venezuela Election Results: Nicolas Maduro vs. Henrique Capriles for Chavez Seat

Venezuela’s interim President Nicolas Maduro greets supporters as he leaves a polling station after voting in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2013. (Photo: AP)

CARACAS, Venezuela (TheBlaze/AP) — Venezuelan electoral officials say voters have narrowly elected Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor as president in a razor-close special election Sunday.

Winner Nicolas Maduro campaigned on a promise to carry on Chavez’s self-styled socialist revolution, and defeated a two-time challenger who claimed the late president’s regime has put Venezuela on the road to ruin.

Senators Paul, Cruz and Lee to Lead Filibuster of Reid’s Gun Control Bribe-o-thon

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