The number of women buying guns is on the rise, with sales to women jumping 20 percent between 2011 and 2012, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry trade group. The information comes on the heels of a December Pew Research Center poll showing that, for the first time in 20 years, there is more support among Americans for gun rights than gun control.
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“Discovering Vintage Las Vegas: A Guide to the City’s Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos & More” leads locals and tourists through the past and present at sites such as Frankie’s Tiki Room, the Gamblers General Store, Freed’s Bakery, the Guardian Angel Cathedral and more.
In the new book “Lizzie and the Last Day of School” by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod, an ending is just a beginning.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that 74 percent of U.S. gun retailers saw an increase in female patrons from 2011 to 2012, with women making up 20 percent of sales. Since 2005, female gun ownership in America has doubled in the $8 billion industry. In contrast, a General Social Survey shows that the number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been, with 32 percent either owning a firearm themselves or living with someone who does. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, roughly half of Americans told researchers there was a gun in their household.
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Editor’s note: On May 20, the city of Las Vegas said it had completed additional testing on its six pools and found no evidence of staph or MRSA bacteria. According to the city, it tests the water in its pools a minimum of twice a day and normally many more times than that to ensure the safety of its patrons.
Clark High School’s gym was packed with heroes on May 5. Police officers, Junior ROTC officers in training, paramedics and Nellis Air Force Base honor guard members were there alongside Thor, the Black Widow and Supergirl.
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True or false: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, everyone in Southern Nevada who wants it has health insurance.
When it comes to social media, it seems adults are cautious about what their children are doing online, but they may be overlooking their own digital footprint.
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
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I love finding out about new spots that have slipped under my radar. I first noticed Strip-n-Dip as the readers’ choice in the Cheap Eats and Family Restaurant categories in this year’s Best of Las Vegas voting. Then one of my editors, who lives in the neighborhood, told me how much she likes it. Time for a visit, and now I concur.
Tony Gemignani began his cooking career in 1991, working in his brother’s pizza parlor. These days, he counts among his accomplishments being president of World Pizza Champions and the world’s top pizza thrower, as well as holding the Triple Crown title for baking at the International Pizza Championship in Italy.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a presentation by Easy Rawlins mystery series author Walter Mosley.
What happens when a celebration occurs and a child is absent the “right” parent to laud? Miriam B. Schiffer gives her main characters a nice fix for what could be an upsetting day in “Stella Brings the Family.”
Las Vegas native Cynthia Vespia spins a tale about an ex-Navy Seal searching for clues to mysterious deaths as a head of casino security in the thriller “Lucky Sevens.”
Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from May 14, 2015, View editions.
Aaron Chisolm , a junior at Palo Verde High School, has received an invitation from Down Under Sports to participate in a conference on Australia’s Gold Coast. He is the only football player from Nevada chosen to go. Sponsors support the cost of the trip, and those sponsoring Chisolm will be entered to win tickets for two to Australia. Entry deadline is June 1. All donations go directly to Down Under Sports at 435-753-4732 or downundersports.com/make-payment. He is the son of Linda and David Chisolm of Las Vegas.
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They pack heat, and they know how to use it. Nationwide, more women are said to be purchasing firearms. According to a study released this year by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 74 percent of U.S. gun retailers saw an increase in female patrons from 2011 to 2012, with women making up 20 percent of total gun sales.