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TSRA Gun Show takes place July 30-31
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Be sure and make plans to attend the Texas State Rifle Association's 2011 Gun Show on July 30-31 at the Mesquite Convention Center. The show hours are Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost of admission is $8 for a day pass or $10 for a weekend pass. Kids 12 and under or free with a paid adult. If you are a TSRA member and you show your membership card at the door you get in for $6 a day or $8 for a weekend pass. More

House committee passes amendment to defund illegal firearm sales reporting requirement
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Pro-gun U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., offered an amendment to prohibit the use of funds for a new and unauthorized multiple sales reporting plan proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Amendment passed by a vote of 25-16. The Rehberg Amendment, strongly supported by NRA, will defund the Justice Department's controversial and illegal move requiring federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles. More

Dallas Ducks Unlimited to host fun shot
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The Dallas chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host a fun shoot on Saturday, July 16, at the Dallas Gun Club in Lewisville. This is a 100 target non-sanctioned Sporting Clays event. Prizes will be awarded to high overall champion and to the first place team. There will be a small live auction, a raffle and a shooting game. More

Social networking and new media for the Second Amendment
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The value of internet social networking and new media has exploded in recent years as more and more NRA members and gun owners are now using Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. These online communities foster an important connection between their users and allow distribution of user-generated content (like pictures, profiles, music, video, and text). NRA-ILA has been a part of this social technology for some time now. More

Texan finishes 20th at ISSF World Cup in Slovenia
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At the 2011 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Slovenia, the USA's Staff Sergeant Joshua Richmond of Hillsgrove, Pa., climbed to fourth place overall in the men's double trap final. Richmond nailed 145 match targets and 47 out of 50 targets in the final for 192 total targets. Sergeant Glenn Eller of Katy finished in 20th place with 140 targets. 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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Retailers heeding industry's caution of anti-gun survey
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Last month, NSSF cautioned federally licensed firearms retailers that anti-gun researcher and activist Garen Wintemute and his colleagues at the University of California at Davis were encouraging retailers to participate in a survey to better understand "the unique perspective of firearms licensees on important social issues and the firearms business itself." More

Deadly dove loads
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It will be dove season soon, and with the season will come a bounty of misses. Missing doves is legendary — so much so that it's possible to see hunters fire as much as a box of dove loads for each bird bagged. But there is a "magic bullet" to help you bag more doves. It's steel shot. More

Delta International Open attracts 200 shooters
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The population of Tillar, Ark., was recently doubled over a four-day weekend when 200 shooters visited the small town along the state border for the 2011 Delta International Open. Owned by the Gibbs family, the Delta Conference Center has been a premier resort for some of the finest duck hunting in the nation. As the resort expands, the Gibbs family has created what will surely become a first-class sporting clays venue. More

Urban hog hunting: Public land around for those willing to look
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The group of hogs bolted from cover; six, seven, eight and then a mess of little black piglets. The two bowhunters and their photographer watched as the hogs passed over a hill 60 yards in front of them. After a quick run to close the gap to 30 yards, two arrows were eventually released, but both missed their marks. More
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