Why I Fight: Colion Noir

This feature appears in the 2017 Annual Meetings issue of NRA Ring of Freedom magazine.

To say that I’m not your typical National Rifle Association member is somewhat of an understatement. But at the same time, I am your typical NRA member.

You see, like you and 5 million others like you, I care deeply about the Second Amendment right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms. And like you, I’m willing to fight for that right.

Yet we all must come to this realization in our own way. As a younger man, I wasn’t completely against firearms. At the same time, I wasn’t exactly fond of them, either. That all changed when a friend asked me to go to the range with him.

When I picked up the gun and fired it, it was literally love at first shot. And I’ve been chasing that high ever since.

What started as a series of YouTube videos revolving around firearms in general has led to an opportunity for me to truly make a difference for freedom’s future. And as a commentator and series host for the National Rifle Association and NRATV, I’m spreading the message of freedom on a daily basis to Americans both young and old.

Read the rest of the article: https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2017/4/4/why-i-fight-colion-noir/

Delta Implements New Rule For Guns in Checked Bags

Delta Airlines quietly implemented a new rule for passengers carrying weapons in checked baggage, airlines sources exclusively told NBC 6. Luggage with weapons inside will go through an extra secure process during pick up.

The baggage will go directly to a baggage service agent who is required to perform an ID check on the passenger who picks up the luggage, sources told NBC 6. The agent must then use zip ties to secure the bag.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Delta-Implements-New-Rule-For-Guns-in-Checked-Bags-417732003.html

Texas Senate Approves Reduction Of CHL Fees

The Texas Senate has approved a bill sharply reducing gun license fees.

Jacksonville Republican Sen. Robert Nichols originally sought to scrap the full $140 fee for first-time licenses and the $70 charge for 5-year license renewals. But doing so would have cost Texas $55-plus million during a two-year state budget cycle.

Instead, Nichols proposed reducing the first-time and renewal fee to $40 each.

That means the bill will cost Texas about $15 million annually. It passed 26-5 Monday, and heads to the state House.

Gun advocates say Texas’ current fees are among America’s highest, and senators said classes in Houston and elsewhere have begun offering instruction needed to obtain Florida gun licenses. That’s because that state has lower fees, and Texas has a reciprocal agreement recognizing gun permits issued there.

Source: http://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article141073198.html

SilencerCo On Capitol Hill

For months now, the foremost issue in the shooting sports community has been the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act, a proposed bill introduced by Representatives Jeff Duncan and John Carter that, if passed, would eliminate many of the regulatory hurdles for firearms owners looking to purchase a suppressor by removing the devices from the National Firearms Act of 1934.

Despite uneducated and outright false claims by opponents that “silencers” allow violent criminals to operate undetected by law enforcement or bystanders, the use of suppressors can make shooting safer for users by lowering the report of the gun, which is easier on the shooter’s (and bystanders’) ears, as well as improving accuracy and hunting purposes and sparing Americans from the current burden of a $200 tax stamp requirement and excruciatingly long approval wait times.

Read the rest of the article: https://www.nrablog.com/articles/2017/3/fighting-the-noise-in-dc-silencerco-hits-the-hill/