Points of Impact: April 3, 2021

In Case You Missed It: April Fool's Funnies, Gov. Kristi Noem Speaks ...

by posted on April 3, 2021
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Women's History Month may technically be over now, but here at NRA Women it's always Women's History Month! We've been focusing on the women who made history with their guns ... especially those whom you may not have heard about before now. In that spirit, meet Margaret Thompson Murdock, the first woman to win a medal in the Olympics in a shooting event

Governor Kristi Noem, on the other hand, is making history right now. She is serious about important topics, such as our Second Amendment, but she will also poke a little fun at herself. She recently tweeted that she wore her Sitka hunting gloves to keep warm at President Joe Biden’s inauguration—and then laughed at herself for eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting afterward. We know how that goes!

With all the spring colors popping, warm temps on the way and turkey season quickly approaching (or already here in some states) it’s a great time to go over ways to make the most of your photos. Check out Melissa Bachman's guide to shutterbug success here!

Speaking of turkey hunting, did you know that women are better turkey hunters than men? Of course we are, and we can prove it. Click here to see how.

Okay, we admit it: That last article was just a little bit tongue-in-cheek. But there was some very serious news in guns this week; you see, on Thursday the 1st we announced that teal is now a mandatory color choice for all pistols. Why is that, and what does it mean for you? Check out our in-depth reporting here.



Here's another heavy-hitting headline from our friends at Shooting Illustrated. Seems that the nomenclature and terminology we use around here to describe guns, ammunition and technique need a bit of an update. Check this mighty compendium lest you fall behind the times and misspeak in front of your peers. Don’t be a fool—stay current with the latest in rifle lingo.

You may have noticed that ammunition has been a little scarce on the ground for oh, about the last year or so. Supplies seem to be loosening up, but a lot of the available ammo is inexpensive steel-cased ammunition from the former Soviet bloc. Can you safely feed your gun a diet of steel? Here's what you should know.

There's more great news on the ammo front! The Remington ammunition plant—now owned and operated by Vista Outdoor—is back in full operation and the added production promises some relief to the ongoing ammo shortage caused by 2020’s collision between a pandemic, urban unrest and the idling of one of America’s largest cartridge factories. Find out more here.

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