Points of Impact: January 30, 2021

Weekly 2A News Recap: Biden’s Sneak Attack on Gun Manufacturers, Win a Winchester Rifle & more!

by posted on January 30, 2021
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For those of us who were placing bets on how long it would take President Biden to begin attacking the gun industry, the answer is “now.” Imagine if firearm makers and sellers —even those who strictly follow the laws enacted to regulate their industry—faced a lawsuit every time a criminal misused a firearm. It’s like holding automobile makers and dealers responsible for injuries caused by drunk drivers. No business, no matter how conscientious and law-abiding, could ever survive being liable for the acts of millions of random people over whom it had no control. That’s what Biden has in mind, and you can read about it here.

Everyone loves to argue about what the “best gun” is, but who can argue that a “free gun that I won” isn’t the best gun?
So here’s how to win a free gun: TrueTimber has teamed up with Winchester Repeating Arms to host the 21 Days to WINchester giveaway. One lucky winner will be randomly selected at the end of the 21-day promotion period to win a Winchester XPR Strata MB in TrueTimber Strata camo and a $500 TrueTimber gift card. To enter, fans should fill out the online entry form. Promotion ends February 16, 2021.

If you're an aficionado of firearms, January can feel a lot like Christmas as gun manufacturers roll out their latest innovations. Both Christmas and the January launch of all the new guns of 2021 were a little different in the age of COVID-19, so we haven't yet had a chance to test these new firearms. Keep an eye on this space, however, as we put each of the shotguns that excited us the most this year through their paces in search of the best new shotguns for women

Speaking of scatterguns, we’ve talked a lot about shotgun fit and how chokes work. There’s another element to consider: What shot size should you use for different types of shooting? Is it better to have lots of little pellets, or just a few big ones? Joe Deering has the scoop.

For many NRA Women who are single or the primary parent in charge of their family’s safety, lining a closet wall with unsecured long guns or spending thousands of dollars on second-story heavy, large safes are not practical, wise—or in some cases, legal—options. So what alternatives are available for those who want secure and accessible backups to their primary home-defense guns? One option that solves this dilemma comes from our friends at Hornady, who seem to have thought this problem out. Read about our new favorite gun storage option here.

Remember when Beto O’Rourke announced that “Hell yes,” he was coming to take our AR-15s? Meet Lauren Boebert, the woman who replied, “Hell, no, you’re not,” ignoring his supporters’ boos and jeers. She then pointed out how a gun can be an equalizer against larger aggressors and demanded to know how O’Rourke intended to legislate away crime, when criminals, by definition, break the law. Our friends at America’s 1st Freedom have an exclusive interview with Boebert that no NRA Woman should miss.

“What’s in your range bag” is actually a far more interesting question than “what’s in your purse.” It says a lot about what you shoot, how you do it, and (most importantly) where your priorities are. So it’s pretty instructive to tune in to our sister publication Shooting Sports USA’s “What’s In Your Range Bag” series. This week, they’re featuring Junior clay shooter Amy Cawley. Cawley has an impressive resume, including 2020 SCTP New York Skeet Top Gun and back-to-back USA Clay Target League High Conference Lady titles (2018-19). Find out what she keeps in her range bag here.

If you’ve ever squeezed the trigger of your pistol and heard a “click” instead of a “bang,” you know that the sound of silence is bad news. But what about when your handgun goes "...bang...sort of?"  When something didn't quite sound, or feel, right? If you hear a lighter-than-normal "bang," and/or feel lighter-than-normal recoil, it's possible that a "squib load" may have entered your ammo supply. It’s potentially a dangerous situation. Gunsite instructor Il Ling New gives her advice on what to do.




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