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Senate votes to end 'Fast and Furious' gun program
The Associated Press via The McAllen Monitor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Senate voted to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of which were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the United States. More

NRA's LaPierre: 'Fast and Furious' was plot against Second Amendment
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The government-sanctioned gun running operation Fast and Furious was a plot to undermine Second Amendment rights in the United States, National Rifle Association officer Wayne LaPierre charged in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. "It’s the only thing that makes any sense," LaPierre said. More

Exhibitor waiting list grows as DSC builds event quality
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A record 800 exhibitors are confirmed — with a record 400 more remaining on a waiting list — as Dallas Safari Club enters the homestretch of preparation for its 2012 convention and expo. The event, always the first major hunting show of the year in the U.S., will be held Jan. 5-8 at the Dallas Convention Center. More

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TPWD taking action on bobwhite quail decline
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The drought has taken a toll on all Texas wildlife resources, but among the hardest hit is the bobwhite quail. This iconic grassland game bird already faces mounting obstacles to recovery and state wildlife officials say the drought is exacerbating the problem. More

Rains bring hope for duck season
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It might not be a drought buster, but a season saver? No doubt. At a lease in northern Comanche County, one tank had been too dry to hunt — bone dry, actually — for two seasons. The "big tank," not named for its size but for the great mallard hunts beginning in the late 1980s, caught a bunch of the big rains starting the evening of Oct. 8. More

Gold Medalist Invitational shoot
National Skeet Shooting Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You can help America bring home the gold from the Olympics by supporting the Gold Medalist Invitational Fundraiser, a shoot to benefit both the U.S. Shotgun Team and the Kids & Clays Foundation, the official charity of NSSA and NSCA. Scheduled for Nov. 7, at Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall, Calif., the Gold Medalist Invitational offers opportunities for individual and team purchases. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Team USA shooters lead the medal count with 8
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Now competing at the Jalisco Hunting Club in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Americans have continued to add hardware from each event. In Men's 50m Free Pistol, Sergeant First Class Daryl Szarenski (Seale, Ala.) of the U.S. Army's World Class Athlete Program entered the final in third place with 548 qualification points. More

Introduction to 3-gun competition: Limited and heavy metal
Guns & Ammo    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The most popular 3-gun division is Tac Optics, but there are other options available if you don't care for the formula of a scoped 5.56 rifle, a tube-fed semi-auto shotgun and a 9mm handgun. More

Walther P22 pistol review
American Rifleman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Several decades ago, the late Col. Jeff Cooper characterized the double-action/single-action semi-auto pistol as, "An ingenious solution to a problem that does not exist." A whole lot of folks do not share Cooper's viewpoint on this. Virtually every new handgun design is either a DA/SA semi-auto or a striker-fired pistol. More
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