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Opposition to UN arms treaty heats up
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Some 130 lawmakers sent President Barack Obama a letter expressing their opposition to a pending arms trade treaty if it impinges on gun rights and U.S. sovereignty in any way. The United Nations this week begins a month-long process of crafting a long-delayed treaty to create international standards for importing and exporting conventional weapons. More

Finding Holder in contempt was necessary to discover the truth
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Attorney General Eric Holder's contempt of Congress is surpassed only by his contempt for the Second Amendment. With Holder as its primary spokesman, the Obama administration perpetuated the lie that "90 percent" of firearms used in Mexican crime come from the United States, for no other reason than to promote its agenda of banning commonly owned firearms. More

Chess for the Big Guns

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Shotgunners ready for London Olympics
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Look out London, the Vincent Hancock/Frank Thompson express is barreling down on you, and given their performances at the 2012 USA Shooting National Championships, their next stop might be the Olympic podium. Hancock (USAMU/Eatonton, Ga.), in what he termed a pre-Olympic tune-up, again showcased his Olympic readiness, missing just one target over 275 shots to win the national title by four points. More

FINALLY, a gun lubricant exists that can withstand the most extreme conditions.
After using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus, Floro Lavalle with Sierra Outfitters in Argentina reported cleanings were much easier, they were needed less frequently and field jamming went down to almost non-existent. While these statements may seem generic and boring, consider that they shoot on average 2000-5000 rounds per day per gun, OVER 1 MILLION ROUNDS PER YEAR, and pair that with Lavalle’s full season of using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus. His report was an 83% reduction in repair/replacement costs. MORE...

Google's anti-gun policy
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Google, a company that should know better than to censor the flow of online information, has chosen to ban search results related to firearms and other products it deems not "family safe" in its Google Shopping function. Until recently, gun-related products appeared just like other products in search results, giving shoppers a powerful price-comparison tool. But not anymore. More

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Our products save you from having to use oil and WD-40 on your firearms & weapons every year. Even with continuous application, oil will eventually dry up and WD-40 will gum and turn into a varnish over time. In fact, oil can wind up causing damage to your wood stock as well as your bullets. Instead, save time & money by using Zerust Products to prevent rust and corrosion. MORE
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Behind the scenes at Colt: Making the nation's favorite rifle
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From Iain Harrison: This past week saw a gaggle of gunwriters traipse through the hallowed halls of Colt's plant in Hartford, Conn. I managed to sneak in at the end of the line and thought you guys might like to take a look at what goes into making the nation's favorite rifle. There have been big changes over the past few years in the rifle division for Colt. More

Exercise your CCW rights on Independence Day
Gun Digest (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Kevin D. Michalowski: As we approach the Independence Day holiday, it my be more important than ever to exercise your CCW rights. Most often this space is used to present information about new products, training tips and other important "tangible" CCW issues. I try to avoid political grandstanding. But I'm taking this time to remind you that there remain large and powerful groups of people out there who would happily take our guns. More

Dedication to celebrate improvements at Mad Island WMA
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Ducks Unlimited and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department partners will celebrate several wetland enhancement projects on Mad Island Wildlife Management Area by dedicating the third Legacy Greenwing project in the state near Matagorda on July 21. The dedication will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. More

House bill will help hunters access public lands
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The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the 2013 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that includes $7.5 million to expand and enhance access for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands. More

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Bighorn groups applaud recent decision
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bighorn sheep caught a break when Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and the Environment, withdrew his rider to the 2013 Interior Appropriations Bill. This amendment would have blocked the Payette National Forest from implementing the third and final phase of its management plan to separate bighorn sheep from domestic sheep on 6,800 acres of public land. More

Taxidermy experts seek tips, awards in San Angelo taxidermy convention
San Angelo Standard-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Close to 200 members from across Texas and other states attended seminars and entered mounts as part of the competition. It was the first time the group had met in San Angelo. Taxidermists are continually learning new things, and the convention serves a good educational purpose, said Dan McBride of Burnet, president of the Texas Taxidermy Association. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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