Points of Impact: March 19, 2022

ICYMI: 7 Deadly Self-Defense Myths, Hunt Like a Girl Contest, Hunting With Heat ...

by posted on March 19, 2022
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ICYMI: At the top of our lineup this week is a critical piece of mythbusting that no NRA Woman should miss. Writes columnist Jo Deering, "All of the following are things I have actually seen people say in all seriousness online or in person. I implore you not to fall for any of these ignorant, foolish or downright dangerous and illegal self-defense myths." How many of these have you heard?

After discussing the pros and cons of handgun choices, NRA Instructor Heidi Lyn Rao asks her gun students, “How to you plan on carrying your self-defense gun?” The answer is always the same, “I am not sure,” or “I have not really given it much thought.” Decisions on the right gun and holster type should go hand-in-hand. Here's how to choose the best holster type for you.

Springtime is a good time to take a few minutes to clean your concealed-carry handgun. If you’ve never tackled this task on your own, follow along with these basic steps.

One lucky winner will have the opportunity to participate in a guided turkey hunt at Midwest Whitetail Adventures in Clay Center, Kansas on April 21-25th. This contest will provide one new hunter the chance to experience the spring turkey season for the first time with an all-women team from Shoot Like A Girl and Beretta. Find out more here

Nestled in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Raton, New Mexico lies one of the best-kept secrets in America: the NRA Whittington Center (NRAWC). Each summer, this heartbreakingly gorgeous, 30,000-acre facility hosts two sessions of the ultimate teen summer camp: the NRA Whittington Center Youth Adventure Camp. There, teens aged 13 to 17 experience a life-changing adventure that develops wilderness and safe gun handling skills while building memories that will last a lifetime. Registration for the 2023 sessions is open now, and slots will fill up rapidly. (Would you like to go ahead and sign up now, then come back to read the rest of this articleThat's a wise strategy; click here.) 

Hunting predators and destructive species is an incredibly important part of conservation, particularly for residents in the south who suffer from major hog overpopulation. One night hunt can equate to hours and hours of daytime hunting. More and more states are allowing thermal hunting, and if you live in a state where it’s legal, now is the time to get started.

Constitutional carry allows anyone who is legally allowed to posses a firearm to carry that firearm without a permit from the state. It does not expand access to firearms or allow any new categories of people to carry. Currently, it is legal for law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm if the firearm is visible. Now those same citizens can carry that firearm under a jacket or in a purse. Here's the latest good news from Ohio!

Firearm actions are one of the three basic parts of a firearm: action, stock and barrel. Actions of a firearm did not exist until the mid-to-late 1800s. Prior to the development of modern actions, firearms had locks. This is where the old phrase, “Lock, stock and barrel,” originated from. But there's more to know gun actions than that (admittedly very interesting) historical trivia. Heidi Lyn Rao explores the five types of long-arm actions here!

 

 

 

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