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Gun Storage for your Lifestyle

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by CGC Web Team

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Testimonial on an Attempted Break-in

Monday, February 10, 2014 by CGC Web Team

I woke up around 3:30 AM the morning of January 23, 2014 to hear someone trying to break into my condo, I went to the window and looked out and saw an individual trying to get into my patio door into my kitchen, I went back into my bedroom and grabbed my Glock 27 and chambered a round and went back into the kitchen and pulled back the drapes to confront the individual and it was a young lady. I informed her I was armed and if she persisted there was a good chance she was going to be shot, I might also mention that I have a laser sight on this weapon. She did not care and this seemed to agitate her even more. I stepped back, closed the drapes and called 911 to inform them of my emergency. The police arrived shortly thereafter and the officer asked if I had a weapon to which I replied yes, he asked to see it and I proceeded to unload the magazine and ejected the round in the chamber, and then locked the slide back and handed him the weapon, he commented that I seemed to have handled this weapon before and asked where I had acquired my training. I informed him that I learned my lessons at Centennial Gun Club, he commented that they had instructed me well. I might add that I did everything that I learned; ie, breathing, heartbeat, etc at the club. After about an hour they had the suspect in custody and I was very fortunate to have not shot anyone and I would like to say this was due to my training at the Club. Thank you for the lessons.

Sincerely,

Dennis

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Target Shooting in America: Millions of Shooters, Billions of Dollars.

Monday, January 20, 2014 by CGC Web Team

via NSSF.org

Did you know that more people target shoot than play baseball?

The infographic below provides a look at just how economically impactful target shooting is in America.

Click on the infographic to enlarge.

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Americans Skeptical of ‘Smart Guns’; Oppose Their Legislative Mandate, National Poll Finds

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by CGC Web Team

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — By a wide majority, Americans are skeptical of the reliability of technology intended to prevent all but authorized users of a firearm from being able to fire it. They also say overwhelmingly that they would not be likely to buy such a so-called “smart gun” and overwhelmingly oppose any government mandate requiring the use of this technology should it become available.
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These findings were the among the results of a national scientific poll of more than 1,200 Americans conducted in October by McKeon & Associates   and released today by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry. Although attempts to develop and market firearms equipped with authorized user recognition technology have been discussed for many years, the topic has been revived in recent months by some gun control advocates, remarks by President Obama and by the depiction of a smart gun in the latest James Bond movie.

Asked “How familiar are you with efforts to develop a firearm that will only fire for a specific authorized person(s)?”, only 20 percent of respondents said they were very or somewhat familiar with the concept of “smart gun” technology. When told that such firearms would incorporate biometric or radio frequency identific111213_LikelinessOfBuyingation (RFID) with an activation system that would rely on battery power, 74 percent of respondents said that these firearms would not be reliable at all or very reliable. Only 16 percent thought “smart guns” would be very or somewhat reliable. Some 10 percent responded “don’t know.” Gun owners overwhelmingly (84%) believed a smart gun would not be reliable, while a clear majority (60%) of non-gun owners also believed they would not be reliable.

To the question, “How likely would you be to purchase a gun with smart gun technology that prevented it from firing except for specific authorized users?” an overwhelming 74 percent of respondents overall said that they would not buy or would not very likely buy such a firearm. Only 14 percent of those polled said that they were very or somewhat likely to purchase a “smart gun.”

Some 70 percent of the survey sample also said that did not believe that government should mandate that all firearms produced incorporate “smart gun” technology should it become commercially available. Only 17 percent approved of a mandate, while 13 percent didn’t know.

The poll conducted Oct. 7-8 has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percent. Respondents self-identified as 25 percent Democrat, 23 percent Republican and 52 percent independent. As to ethnicity, 70 percent of respondents said they were Caucasian, 14 percent African-American, 9 percent Hispanic; and 7 percent, other. As to age, 17 percent of respondents said they were 18-30; 28 percent, 31-45; 33 percent 46-60; and 21 percent, 60 or older.
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“The National Shooting Sports Foundation does not oppose the development of owner authorized technology for firearms and, should such products come to market, individuals should be able to decide for themselves whether they want to purchase them. However, we do oppose legislative mandates that would require manufacturers to produce only such firearms,” said Larry G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel. “We commissioned this poll to help determine where Americans stood on this issue. We are not surprised, frankly, to find that the majority of those polled were skeptical of this technology, although the margins were perhaps higher than even those of us familiar with the arguments would have expected. We are encouraged by the fact that seven out of ten of those surveyed did not believe the government should mandate the “one-size-fits-all” approach of so-called “smart gun” technology.

Gov. Brown Signs Lead Ammo Ban in California; What States Could Be Next?

Monday, October 14, 2013 by CGC Web Team

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BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Brown Signs Lead Ammo Ban; Vetoes Bill to Outlaw Rifles with Detachable Magazines

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law AB 711, a statewide ban on the use of traditional ammunition in hunting, the first such ban in the nation, NSSF has just learned. NSSF and a coalition of hunting, sportsmen, gun-owners, labor and some law enforcement officials had urged him to veto this anti-hunting bill.

At the same time, Brown has vetoed SB 374, a measure that would have classified any semiautomatic center-fire rifle that does not have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept 10 rounds of ammunition or less as an assault weapon. This bill would have required that all such firearms be registered with the state and make their future sale illegal. He also vetoed AB 180 that would have allowed the City of Oakland to enact its own ordinance regarding firearms that would be even more restrictive than state law.

“We are greatly disappointed that Gov. Brown decided to sign AB 711, which as we view things today will effectively end or greatly curtail hunting in California, given the restrictions on the use of non-traditional ammunition.” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “We will have more to say on this important issue, but it is mind boggling that the governor would shut down this American tradition and actually imperil the substantial conservation funding that is provided to California through the federal excise tax on ammunition.”

Keane continued: “We are pleased that Gov. Brown vetoed SB 374 and AB 180, however, as these proposed restrictions on law-abiding Californians would have done nothing to make the state safer.”

Brown also signed AB 48 that bans magazine conversion kits.

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