NRA's Gun Safety program for kids takes part in national crime prevention program

Eddie Eagle with kids and their School Resource Officer Fairfax, Virginia - National Night Out.

Organized by National Association of Town Watch's Matt Peskin back in 1984, National Night Out is an effort by communities to show the local criminal element that we are organized and ready to push back. From that first night back in 1984, the event has grown into an outing celebrated by almost 40 million people across globe. Everything from candlelight marches to block parties to cookouts and parades are part of the demonstration. As is NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program.

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Gunslingers series offers NRA insight to the guns of the Wild West - video

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - You know it's going to be a good day when you get a call from Discovery. Even more so when it's the American Heroes Channel calling about their new show Gunslingers.

You haven't heard about Gunslingers? Here's a quick description from their website:

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Adjustable and lightweight holster brings secure versatility for any situation

The NRA Store's new IWB Wrap Holster
Dropping in for an (almost) exclusive Sunday special, NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter has an adjustable, removable, concealable holster solution for just about any pistol situation ...

Fairfax, Virginia - As a concealed carry practitioner, you’re all too familiar with the tedious, frustrating and expensive task of finding the perfect CCW holster. Most are bulky, some are heavy and few of them accept more than one pistol model. Chances are you even have a box in the closet teeming with old holsters that just didn’t fit the bill.

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for that “one size fits all” holster, then the NRA IWB Wrap Holster is here to answer the call. Built from high-strength cling fabric, this inside-the-waistband holster will conform to nearly any style, shape, size or model handgun on the market – it’s even ambidextrous! In three easy folds, the NRA IWB Wrap Holster becomes a custom fit holster for any and all of your handguns.

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Pop your patriotism with a gold NRA Shield radiating off the navy blue cap

NRA SportMesh Cap - front
NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans breaks out a touch of color with a splash of shade for your outdoor summer excursions ...

Fairfax, Virginia - As we march through the sunny, steamy summer weather, headwear is a necessity – especially NRA Hats! Comfort and breathability are indispensable too. That’s why our new SportMesh Cap should be your next go-to summer lid.

When the heat kicks up, this cap’s moisture wicking technology keeps you cool and dry. The soft, padded mesh fabric and sweatband provide exceptional ventilation and all day comfort on the range, golf course or patio.

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Use NRA Grants to improve the safety and quality of your range

Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has first shot at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Shotgun Range opening

Fairfax, Virginia - Just because we’re only halfway through the summer of 2014 doesn’t mean you can relax. Sure there’s time for beach, barbecues, lazy days and getaways, but if you want to take care of your range this year then you better get on the ball. Why is that? Because your application for an NRA Range Grant is due August 1.

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Rifle Rest folds up in your bag and flips out at the range

The NRA Tactical Folding Rifle Rest from NRA Store

Joe Garnreiter, merchandise buyer for the NRA store, is here with some portable support for the you and your rifle.

Fairfax, Virginia - When you’re packing up for the range with all your equipment in tow, it’s easy to get bogged down. Firearms, eye and ear protection, magazines, tools and ammo can all add up to a serious amount of weight. That’s why the NRAstore is constantly on the lookout for lightweight, yet functional gear. This time we hit the jackpot!

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American Rifleman and NRA Museum provide background for Discovery Channel debut - video below

Colt Single Action Army hammer to cylinder Fairfax, Virginia - Late last month, a crew from Discovery's American Heroes Channel (AHC) descended upon the National Firearm Museum for an afternoon of education. Education from our experts on the guns that made the Old West - that made the Gunslingers.

An effort by AHC to profile the major gunfights and gunfighters from the Old West, Gunslingers debuts tonight at 10:00pm eastern with "The Tombstone Vendetta". Here's a quick description from the AHC website:

Exposing little-known facts about America’s first villains and heroes, the six-part series features the stories of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin and Tom Horn. Juxtaposed with vivid reenactments, expert commentary is layered throughout each episode to ensure the authenticity and historical accuracy of each story. Contributors include: David Milch, the creator of Deadwood; Bob Boze Bell, the executive editor of True West Magazine; and actor Kurt Russell (Tombstone).

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Criminals can steal your information without even entering your home!

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim program logo Fairfax, Virginia - You can never be too safe out there.

Whether in the home or on the road, the potential for danger is all around you. Where you park, where you walk and how you act online put you in the potential crosshairs. That's where NRA's Refuse to be a Victim program comes into play.

"To make sure everyone stays on their toes, we like to send out reminders and tips to our students," said Bethany Mullen, NRA's Refuse to be a Victim coordinator. "But there's no reason why you can't share them with your readers too."

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Is over-penetration is a point of contention or an overrated concern?

Shooting Illustrated looks at over-penetration in self defense situations Gun scribe Richard Mann examines over-penetration during a time of conflict ...

Overpenetration
We talk about it all the time, but is over-penetration really something we should worry about in a self-defense situation?

A bullet passing through a threat and continuing with the potential to cause unintentional damage to a bystander or object is a situation commonly described as over-penetration. The occurrence could be a bad thing if you shoot someone who is attacking you while your wife is standing behind the attacker. On the other hand, a bullet that passes through one bad guy and strikes another could be a good thing if the two are lined up to beat you with a claw hammer. Statistically speaking, neither incident is likely to occur.

But let’s imagine a crazed murderer breaks into your home, and you shoot through him. Could that bullet continue through a wall and hit a family member or neighbor?

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