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Disarming the myths promoted by the gun control lobby
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As much as gun control advocates might wish otherwise, their attacks are running out of ammo. With private firearm ownership at an all-time high and violent crime rates plunging, none of the scary scenarios they advanced have materialized. Abuse of responsibility by armed citizens is rare, while successful defensive interventions against assaults on their lives and property are relatively commonplace. More

Olympic dreams for 6 shooters to become reality
USA Shooting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Olympic dreams will be made this weekend in Port Clinton, Ohio, during the second round of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Airgun. Over 180 athletes are headed to the Civilian Marksmanship Program's north location at Camp Perry, Feb. 24-26, for a shot at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. At the top of the leaderboard in Men's 10m Air Rifle is Corporal Matt Rawlings of Wharton, Texas, and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. More

Texas to join other states allowing hunting with legal suppressors
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change allowing the use of suppressors on firearms for the hunting of game species. Currently, Texas law permits the use of lawfully possessed suppressors for all other shooting activities, including the taking of nuisance species. More

Precision Firearms - Wood Kits

Finally here is a Wood furniture set for the AR Type Rifle. Stock, Hand-guard (forearm), and Grip set. These kits are CNC machined from real Walnut or laminated wood. All kits are specifically designed for both right or left hand shooters. We are proud to be the main distributer to the public of these fine stocks.

2012 Kreighoff All-American teams
National Sporting Clays Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many of NSCA's top shooters have earned places on the Krieghoff All-American teams for 2012. Three teams in seven categories have been named in recognition of their shooting in 2011. Leading the ranks of shooters with the highest number of All-American points is Open team captain Zachary Kienbaum. The list of team captains also includes two Texans: Hunter Milligan (sub-junior) and Montie Sims (veteran). More

Firearms industry responds to Mexican president's calls for US gun control
National Shooting Sports Foundation (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon unveiled a large sign with the English message "No more weapons!" on a Mexican bridge facing El Paso, Texas. Calderon used the unveiling of this sign to call for additional gun control measures in the United States, including the reinstitution of a ban on modern sporting rifles. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Keep the information flowing! Go to or call 512-615-4200 and join, renew or upgrade your TSRA membership. TSRA is the NRA state affiliate, since 1919. Keep the faith and share this email!

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Texas State Rifle Association

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Getting back to the land, with no lack of comfort
Texas Monthly via The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whether you want a night of stargazing in the mountains, hunting in the Hill Country or riding across the range, get back to your Texas roots and connect with the land at one of these five ranches. More

Obama's budget is a sneak attack on our Second Amendment freedoms
The Daily Caller    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ever since taking office, President Barack Obama has tried desperately to convince gun owners and sportsmen that he supports the Second Amendment. But actions speak louder than words, and Obama's latest budget proposal contains numerous sneak attacks aimed at the heart of our firearm freedoms. More

Milestones in conservation
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The slogan for Ducks Unlimited's 75th Anniversary, CONSERVATION FOR GENERATIONS, applies to past, present and future generations alike. Several generations of DU supporters, all of whom have shared a love of wetlands and waterfowl, have been at the center of North America's conservation movement for the past 75 years. More
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