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TSRA Gun Show only 9 days away!
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Greetings! The Texas State Rifle Association, the NRA state affiliate, is having its annual gun show. It will be held at the Mesquite Convention Center on July 30-31. Admission is $8 a day or $10 for a weekend pass; children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Times are Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, July 31, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Come shop an acre of guns and hunting gear. Buy, sell and trade all types of firearms. There will be more than 350 tables and free parking. Anyone needing vendor or attendance information should contact Crystal Walker at or call 512-615-4200. Dove hunting is just around the corner and it's always the season for collectors! Buy a weekend pass and bring the family to Mesquite.

Panhandle student wins NWTF's national FFA scholarship
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The NWTF has awarded David Underwood of Dimmitt a $5,000 National FFA Collegiate Scholarship. Underwood graduated second in his class of 65 students at Dimmitt High School and maintained a 3.85 cumulative grade-point average throughout his high school career. He plans to attend Texas Tech University in the fall to pursue a bachelor's degree in wildlife management. More

ISSF World Cup Slovenia: Women's skeet
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In one of the most exciting finals of the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Slovenia, China's Donglian Zhang captured the Women's Skeet gold medal in a shoot-off with Panayiota Andreou of Cyprus. Zhang shot 72 out of 75 match targets and 22 targets in the final for 94 total targets. The USA Shooting Team's Connie Smotek of College Station was the highest-placing American with 68 targets for 23rd place. More

Team USA FITASC wins 6 medals
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Team USA FITASC has brought home six medals from the 2011 World FITASC Sporting Championships held in Orville, France, including a gold medal for Junior shooter David Radulovich; Silver medals for Junior, Veteran and Super Veteran teams; and individual bronzes for Senior shooter Anthony Matarese, Jr. and Super Veteran Michael Taylor. 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!

Alice Tripp
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Texas State Rifle Association

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Editorial boards continue to mislead on multiple sales reporting
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While NSSF was announcing its intention to file a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to require multiple sales reporting of modern sporting rifles, leading editorial boards, including The Washington Post and The New York Times, continued to hail the regulation in an attempt to generate support among the American public. More

Justice Department trying to shield officials in guns scandal, ATF chief says
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The Justice Department is trying to protect its political appointees from the "Fast and Furious" scandal by concealing an internal "smoking gun" report and other documents that acknowledge the role top officials played in the program that allowed firearms to flow illegally into Mexico, according to the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. More

2011's sundry shotshells
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Of all the equipment shotgunners use and accumulate, quality shotgun shells are probably the most necessary. While most of us could probably make due with only one shotgun if we had to (what a horrible world that would be), to shoot that shotgun we need shotshells. By choosing the proper load, everything from sporting clays' bouncing rabbits to September's darting doves to high-flying Canada honkers can all be shot with the same appropriately chambered gun. More

Kids, .22s and tin cans
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Kids are strange and wonderful creatures that present adults with many challenges. The three basic challenges are keeping them safe, keeping them fed and keeping them entertained. Kids are reckless eating machines with short attention spans. It is usually easy to get them interested in some activity: shooting, for example. Keeping them interested can be a lot tougher. More
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