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July 29, 2009  
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Gun Sales: Will The "Loophole" Close?
from CBS News
In the national debate over the right to bear arms, the election of Barack Obama was seen as a victory for those who want stricter gun controls. But so far, things haven't worked out that way. Membership in the National Rifle Association, the NRA, has been rising and the financial crisis is having its own rather surprising effect: in past downturns people stocked up on things like canned soups, but this time it's guns. And even as the stock market was plummeting, shares in Smith and Wesson were going through the roof. More


Weapons Permit Vote Missed Mark
from the Rapid City Journal
Gun owners allowed to carry a concealed weapon in their home states can't legally carry them across state lines despite the efforts of Sen. John Thune. It was a common sense bill defeated by an emotional argument. In truth, if a gun owner follows the law of each state, he or she should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon across state lines without having to do so illegally. More

Defeat of Thune Amendment Runs Afoul of Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause
from the Jurist
When permit holders travel across state lines, the validity of their permits -- and thus their ability to exercise their right of self defense -- depends upon a crazy quilt patchwork of ever shifting reciprocity agreements hammered out among the states. This is precisely the sort of problem the Constitution empowers Congress to solve, giving it the authority to have states extend "full faith and credit" to each others' public acts. More

Taking Aim at the Second Amendment
from the Augusta Chronicle
Our hearty congratulations to the U.S. Senate, which recently reaffirmed the nation's inane gun policy: Disarm the law-abiding citizens. A proposal to allow registered gun owners to carry their concealed weapons when they travel across state lines failed in the Senate this past week when it fell two votes short of the 60-vote supermajority necessary to end debate. More

Foreign Law Shouldn't Impact American Gun Owners
from the Washington Examiner
Gun owners are increasingly concerned with the White House's citing of foreign law when it comes to gun rights. Look no further than the recent Senate confirmation of Professor Harold Koh to be State Department legal advisor in June. Koh, a committed transnationalist, is a passionate opponent of gun ownership. More

Free Web Service Connects Hunters with Places to Hunt in Texas
from Pegasus News
Research surveys show that finding a place to hunt is a barrier for many people in today’s Texas, which is why Texas Parks and Wildlife Department created the Hunt Texas Online Connection, a free Web service that allows anyone to view hunting opportunities posted by private landowners across the state. More

TSRA Has Moved!
from TSRA
TSRA is now operating from the new Austin headquarters. We’re now located at 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 300 in Austin. Give us a call at 800-462-TSRA (8772). More


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