How to test self-defense ammo

There is some great work being done to advance the state of the art in self-defense-specific handgun ammunition. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the price: It’s always expensive. Yet in using it you are trusting your life to it. So, how to you test it for function and reliability without breaking the bank? It doesn’t matter how many new features your ammunition has if it won’t cycle through your gun.
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New research on mass shootings shows no increase in frequency, assault weapon use rare

A recently completed study at Northeastern University finds that many of the ‘facts’ circulated by gun control groups about mass shootings in the US are far from it. In fact, the study contends that mass murders rarely use ‘assault weapons,’ cannot be prevented with background checks and gun bans, and that the rates of these shootings as well as their toll is not increasing.
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Texas senator proposes bill for nationwide concealed carry reciprocity

On Friday, a Texas senator introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 which would treat concealed carry permits similar to drivers’ licenses, allowing permit holders to legally carry a concealed firearm between states without requiring a different permit for each state.
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CO lawmaker: Arapahoe school shooting ‘validated’ the need for armed staff

Colorado State Sen. Ted Harvey introduced a bill which would allow teachers and other staff to carry concealed guns on school property and, although the bill was introduced before the Arapahoe High School shooting in Centennial, Colorado, last month, Harvey claims that the introduction of yet another tragedy only reiterates the need for armed staff in our schools.
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