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Guns in schools can save lives
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Has anyone noticed that these mass shootings at public schools increased after the 1995 Gun-Free School Zone Act? Passed with good intentions, banning guns would supposedly make schools safer. But law abiding citizens, not criminals, obey these bans. Instead of making places safer, disarming law abiding citizens left them sitting ducks. Killers go where victims can't defend themselves. More

Obama wants ban on assault weapons
The Washington Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The national debate over gun control may have been pushed to the back burner in favor of the "fiscal cliff" battle, but President Barack Obama remains committed to confronting the issue. In a rare appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Obama expressed strong support for a reinstatement of the federal ban on assault weapons, outlawing high-capacity clips and a better system of background checks for those seeking to buy firearms. More

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Shop owners report rise in firearm sales as buyers fear possible new laws
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rainier Arms, a gun dealer in Auburn, Wash., receives great Yelp reviews for its responsiveness. But a recent call to the dealer led to a full voice mail box, and an e-mail to its sales team drew this automatic response: "Thank you for contacting Rainier Arms for your AR-15 needs. Due to an overwhelming response to the latest political climate, we are experiencing longer-than-normal response times." More

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Why the 2nd Amendment
Town Hall    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period, and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign tyrants. More

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At DSC Expo, a world of sporting options is packed under one roof
The Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The best hunting show in Texas runs Jan. 3-6 at the Dallas Convention Center. It could be, as the Dallas Safari Club website suggests, the best hunting show in the country. In other words, the best hunting show anywhere. That show is the DSC Expo that occurs along with the club's 33rd annual convention. This year's expo encompasses more than 600,000 square feet of exhibit space. More

More Texas hunters could mean bigger crowds at Dallas Safari Club Expo
AmmoLand    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mirroring a national trend, Texas is seeing a surprising increase in hunters. Participation had been trending downward for years. But new statistics show hunter numbers in Texas are now rising. An additional 46,000 Texans have taken up hunting in the past few years, representing 4 percent growth in the total number of hunters in the Lone Star State. More

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Buying a gun safe
American Rifleman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By B. Gil Horman: It was the winter of 1994, and I was working my way through college behind the gun counter at a major sporting goods store. One of the reasons folks liked to stop by this location was the selection of quality gun safes available for inspection on the show room floor. It was on one of these cold afternoons that a customer came in to look at safes. He was ready to buy one because he had suffered a tragic, but all too common, break-in. More

Public welcome at quail restoration seminar
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Quail hunters and enthusiasts across Texas are invited to a seminar on quail restoration in North Texas this Friday, Jan. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. According to Park Cities Quail, the dramatic decline of wild quail is a national issue that has significant impact in Texas, a historic stronghold for the species. More

Hunting late-season bucks
North Texas e-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the MLDP program that is in widespread use across the state, hunting late season bucks takes on a whole new meaning. Ranches willing to comply with management and harvest guidelines established by Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists are allowed to harvest deer, even bucks, through February. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Texas State Rifle Association

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