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At Eight Bucks-A-Head to Get In, Augusta Gun Show on Saturday Looks Like a Success! [Today’s Hours 9am-2pm]

Mike (my gun guru who knows weapons like no one else I know) and I drove into the Augusta Civic Center parking lot and, on the way up the access road, he said, "all these cars can't be for the gun show, can they?"

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Joe Raedle,Getty Images

Maine Lawmakers Learn More about Guns + Mental Health Issues

This would have been very interesting to attend. It was an informational meeting with law enforcement and lawmakers on gun violence. The take away message for those who attended was that in order find the solutions, we need to dig deeper into the mental health issues not just the kinds of weapons used.

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Obama And Biden Unveil Proposal To Decrease Gun Violence In U.S.
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President Calls for Assault-Weapon Ban, Stronger Background Checks

Wednesday afternoon, President Obama proposed numerous measures in response to a string of recent mass shootings across the country, including one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and six adults were murdered by a gunman.

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Jon James is Glad He Has a Concealed Carry Permit but Doubts He Would be Effective [VIDEO]

I took a firearm's safety course from Chuck Cabanniss in Vassalboro, a former cop who really knows his stuff and got my concealed carry permit. I've learned a lot from long time policeman and good friend Mike Gagne about how to shoot. It was Mike who showed me this video.

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Hammond Tractor Co-Owner Rescinds Offer to Destroy Guns

Gary Hammond, the co-owner of Hammond Tractor in Fairfield, who is a gun owner and hunter, offered people the opportunity to bring in guns they wanted destroyed in the wake of the Newtown Connecticut shooting. He said he would use tools at the business to dismantle the guns. Criticism has caused him to change his mind.

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Joe Raedle,Getty Images

Hammond Tractor Will Destroy your Guns If That is What You Choose [Update]

After the recent mass shooting in Connecticut, there is now a way to destroy your guns if that is what you choose to do with them. I was reading in the KJ that Hammond Tractor in Fairfield has found a way to reduce the number of guns in the community. They will tear apart handguns,free of charge for anyone who wants their gun destroyed.

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NRA Calls for Armed Guards at Schools

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, read a statement Friday morning in reaction to last week's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. He called for installing armed guards in schools to prevent future gun violence against students.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Guns Projected to Overtake Cars as Leading Cause of Non-Medical Deaths

Guns and cars have long been among the leading causes of non-medical deaths in the United States.  By 2015, firearm deaths will probably exceed traffic fatalities for the first time. While motor-vehicle deaths dropped 22% from 2005 to 2010, gun fatalities are rising again after a low point in 2000.

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I Own an AR-15…Therefore, I Am An Idiot… The World According to Piers Morgan on CNN

I, like every civil minded person in this country, am sickened over the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. I am also a responsible gun owner.  I resent Mr. Morgan suggesting that his interviewee and others are "idiots."  He also used the word "stupid."  Classy guy, he is. How is he on a national TV show?

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Hall of Fame Shortstop Robin Yount Shot the Cubs’ Manager in the Ear

On a recent quail-hunting trip, Hall of Famer and former Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Robin Yount accidentally shot his hunting partner, current Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum, in the ear. Apparently this National League Central division rivalry is fiercer than we thought.

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