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Ruger 77/44 44 Magnum

Ruger 77.44 Magnum

The rut has started, frost is on the pumpkin, and Deer Season for firearms is here in the Great Hoosier State.  For most Indiana hunters, that means it’s time to dust off their Mossberg 500 and switch their dove gun into a rifled slug thrower.  A few will carry their scoped in-line muzzleloader, hoping to stretch their long distance skills on that 200 yard buck in the next field.  The Hoosier Gun Guy will proudly be carrying a new issue Ruger 77/44 chambered in 44 magnum, composite stocked, stainless action and barrel, topped with a Millet DMS 1-4x 30mm illuminated reticle scope.  Read More

Introducing Gun Laws by State, 2012 Edition: Part V

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The Reciprocal Carry Conundrum: Part V Determination of the Controlling Laws of the Reciprocal State: How to Conduct and Check Your Legal Research! A big part of legal education is “finding” the law. It seems fairly straight forward as it relates to firearms law and to some extent it is with routine questions. Laws will be local, state and/or federal. These laws are found in administrative rules, statutes and case law. Throughout this introductory series for, these sources of law have been identified and through gunlawsbystate.com, or Gun Laws by State, the book, the locations of Read More

Introducing Gun Laws by State, 2012 Edition: Part IV

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The Reciprocal Carry Conundrum: Part IV Understanding the Legal System: State Sovereignty Versus Federal Supremacy and How it Works Thus far GLBS (GunLawsByState.com) has set out what it does and why it is so necessary for prudent and lawful reciprocal carry. Now it takes the next step and sets forth why and how local, state and federal law may apply in any given instance of reciprocal carry. This is crucial to evaluating whether to carry in a reciprocal state and, if so, what laws to follow. At this point the constitutionalists may be cringing and asking themselves the following rhetorical Read More

Introducing Gun Laws by State, 2012 Edition: Part III

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The Reciprocal Carry Conundrum: Part III With Tens of Thoughts of Laws On The Books, How Can You Locate and Follow Laws of Another State For Reciprocal Carry? Before GLBS (GunLawsByState.com), there were but a few books and on-line resources providing a patchwork of coverages to address some aspect of this question. There are some good state-specific guides, and a variety of on-line forums and other sources that cover a specific and general topic, such as whether one state is reciprocal with another state (i.e., it recognizes another state’s license for carry in that state as if it were its Read More

Introducing Gun Laws by State, 2012 Edition: Part II

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The Reciprocal Carry Conundrum: Part II Doesn't The Second Amendment Allow Me To Carry A Handgun (or Long Gun) Throughout The Country (And If So, Why GLBS!)? In a word, “no.” Broadly, the right to keep and bear arms was conceived as a natural right–a right to self-protection–that the 2nd Amendment was drafted and included in the original Ten Amendments to prohibit the government from limiting. However, even before the Constitution was penned, firearms regulations not incongruent with this right existed. In the Colonies, for instance, there were laws prohibiting the common act of Read More

Introducing Gun Laws by State, 2012 Edition

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The Reciprocal Carry Conundrum: Part I Conundrum is a noun, and is defined as “something confusing.” Although it may surprise you, there are tens of thousands of laws on the legal books that you face when you engage in carrying a handgun with concealed carry permit (“CCP”) in your state or another state by virtue of reciprocity agreements between certain states. Therefore, it is not an understatement my dear reader for me to tell you what awaits you (and me) with reciprocal carry: mind-numbing confusion. This is why I have authored the definitive paper (book form) and interactive Read More

All Work and Some Play – A Wild Boar Hunt in Tennessee

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Every now and again we take some time off to enjoy life a little bit. We decided a hunting trip for this particular occasion and headed down to the Wilderness Hunting Lodge in Monterey, TN. Our goal was to fashion a couple of 300 pound Wild Boar and that we did. We used our PTR91 MSG rifles with Mueller red dot sights and 150 grain .308 Ammo from BVAC (Bitterroot Valley Ammunition Company). The combination brought home the bacon. Check out the videos. Read More