Outdoor News: Gun Rights Battle, Record Shots & More

Posted by Dan Carlson on May 12th 2021

Outdoor News: Gun Rights Battle, Record Shots & More

NRA future uncertain
The Outdoor Wire’s Jim Shepherd penned an article explaining why the NRA may be in more trouble than ever with its future in doubt. Read it HERE.

Court to take up major gun-rights case
More than a decade after it ruled that the Second Amendment protects the right to have a handgun in the home for self-defense, the Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether the Constitution also protects the right to carry a gun outside the home. Learn more HERE.

Ninth Circuit vacates 3-D printing case injunction, tells lower court to dismiss
The ruling should restore ability to share certain kinds of technical firearms information on the Internet. Find out more HERE.

Smith & Wesson seeking buyer for Thompson/Center Arms Brand
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, has announced it plans to divest its Thompson/Center Arms brand. This decision is part of the Company’s broader strategic plan that will focus on its core Smith & Wesson brands. Read more HERE.

Gillingham sets World Record at Arizona Cup
Tim Gillingham’s world-class finish at the 2021 U.S. Archery Team Arizona Cup earned him a new 50-meter world record. Learn more HERE.

Shooter breaks record with 2.4-mile shot
Hornady® congratulated Robert Brantley on his record 2.40 mile shot at the Clark’s Knob ELR Match, May 1, 2021 in Tipton, KS. Read about it HERE.

Alabama to allow hunting of feral hogs and coyotes at night
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s signed new legislation to provide hunters in Alabama with a new opportunity. It allows Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship to establish a season for hunting feral hogs and coyotes at night without the need for a depredation permit. When finalized, Alabama residents will be able to purchase a $15 license ($51 for non-residents) to hunt feral hogs and coyotes at night. Get the details HERE.

New Jersey bans deer urine lures
Effective May 10, 2021, a change to NJ hunting regulations will ban the possession, sale and use of all natural, deer-derived hunting lures (urine and glandular secretions). Find out why HERE.

Ruger-57 Pistol Product Safety Bulletin
Ruger has discovered that a small number of Ruger-57 pistols may have right safety levers that do not meet our specifications and may be prone to cracking. Learn what to do HERE.

Morel mushroom season has begun in Nebraska
Some morels now are being found along eastern Nebraska’s river bottoms. In a few weeks, they will emerge in hilly wooded areas above rivers. Learn more HERE.