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NRA supports lawsuit challenging multiple sales reporting requirement
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The National Rifle Association is fully funding and supporting a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's demand that Federal Firearms License holders report multiple sales of long guns in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The lawsuits filed assert that the ATF lacks statutory authority to demand these reports. More

Firearms retailer prevents second Fort Hood attack
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Law enforcement has long considered America's federally licensed firearms retailers to be its partners in combating the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. Those sentiments were again realized when a Killeen gun dealer, Guns Galore LLC, notified law enforcement of a suspect purchaser. Soon after the call to police was made, Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier, was picked up and arrested in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood. More

2011 NJOSC: Wietfeldt, Heiden are champions
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The 2011 USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Championships for Shotgun crowned two new National Trap Champions. Collin Wietfeldt (Hemlock, Mich.) took home top honors in Men's Trap with a match score of 122 targets and 21 targets in the final. Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) shot 120 match targets and 21 targets in the final for 141 total targets and the Women's Trap gold medal. In the Men's Trap J2 Category, the silver medalist was Jake Fritcher (Driftwood, Texas) with 112 targets. More

New licenses go on sale Aug. 15
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Mark your calendar. Hunting and fishing licenses expire Aug. 31, but licenses for 2011-2012 go on sale Aug. 15. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues about 2.1 million hunting and fishing licenses annually, according to a news release. They are sold at TPWD's 28 field offices, more than 65 state parks and at more than 1,500 retailers across Texas. More

NSSF, NRA sue over new 'Fast & Furious' reporting regs
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After two major lawsuits were filed to stop implementation of new firearm purchase reporting requirements — which some say were inspired by the botched Operation Fast and Furious — Bellevue's Second Amendment Foundation did something many observers might find out of the ordinary, while it did not do something else. SAF applauded both the National Shooting Sports Foundation and National Rifle Association for filing separate federal lawsuits, and then promised to file an amicus brief "at the appropriate time." 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 early migratory seasons set for dove, teal and Canada geese
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service SRC has approved the 2011-2012 Texas early migratory game bird seasons, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide for dove, a 16-day early season for teal and Canada geese. Texas dove season in the North and Central Dove Zones will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 23 and reopen Dec. 23 through Jan. 8. The South Zone dove season will run Sept. 23 through Oct. 30, reopening Dec. 23 through Jan. 23. More

Tips for the traveling hunter
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Whether in the air or on the highways, millions of American hunters are traveling long distances in pursuit of wild game and adventure. Dallas Safari Club is offering tips to help make the journey go more smoothly. "Probably the biggest single factor is booking your hunt with an outfitter or agent with a proven track record of client satisfaction. Any reputable hunt operator can give travel advice that applies specifically to you," said Ben Carter, DSC executive director. More

Living and leaving
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The heat from his little body radiated into mine as beads of sweat raced down his cheeks, mixing with the stream of tears carving their course for the tip of his tiny chin. "Hold me tight, Daddy! Hold me tight! Please, hold me tight!" His pleas filled the room as he continued to sink into me, pulling my arms ever tighter around his chest. Finally, the nurse had her sample; with a little luck we would have our answer within a week. After all, how long should a father have to wait to find out if his son has Leukemia? More

2011 World Sporting Clays Championship comes to San Antonio
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Last year's World FITASC in Italy assured anyone who thought that George Digweed's best was behind him should think again. The Brit made winning the World Sporting Championship in New Zealand look as easy as a Sunday afternoon practice. And at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio this year, he took the top step of the podium once again, earning his 19th World Sporting Clays Championship title after an intense super-final shootout. More
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