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Aug. 19, 2009  
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The Truth About SB-2099, The Gun Tax Bill
from NRA-ILA
In the last few weeks, NRA-ILA has received hundreds of e-mails warning us about “SB-2099,” a bill that would supposedly require you to report all your guns on your income tax return every April 15. Like many rumors, there’s just a grain of truth to this one. Someone’s recycling an old alert, which wasn’t even very accurate when it was new. More


ATF Increases Inspections of Gun Dealers in Texas
from the Houston Chronicle
Added agents have allowed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to inspect roughly 1,000 licensed gun dealers in the Houston area, an overdue check to ensure dealers are maintaining paperwork needed to investigate gunrunning rings. More

Texas State Rifle Association Names Hegar ‘Texas Legislator Of The Year’
from Fort Bend Now
The Texas State Rifle Association has awarded State Sen. Glenn Hegar its highest legislative honor, naming him “Texas Legislator of the Year” for 2009. Hegar was named the association’s Doc Brown Award winner for his support of gun rights during the 81st Texas Legislature, which ended in June. Alice Tripp, TSRA’s legislative director, called Hegar “a friend and an ally” to Texas gun owners. More

Gun Rights Groups See Opportunity in Hard Month
from the Houston Chronicle
With the 2010 election season under way, gun-rights groups are ramping up the pressure on lawmakers to side with them on every vote. By telling senators that a vote for Sotomayor was a vote against gun rights, the National Rifle Association and other leading Second Amendment advocates forced a handful of conflicted legislators to choose between their long-standing support for gun rights and their potential support for the first Hispanic justice in U.S. Supreme Court history. More

Sportsmen Ante Up for Shot at Taking Limit
from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Hunting and fishing licenses for 2009-2010 went on sale Aug. 15, and if past seasons hold true to form, more than 2 million sportsmen and women across Texas will ante up at the chance to harvest game, fish and fowl sometime this year. Specific information about licensing follows. More

Need-To-Know New Products
from the American Hunter
Stay informed by exploring this year’s selection of new products and services available to the hunting public. More


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