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Texans, use your concealed handgun license as ID and vote early
Texas State Rifle Association PAC
Yes, your Texas Concealed Handgun License is acceptable identification for voting! It’s on the list, as well it should be! Early voting for the Texas General Election began Monday, Oct. 20, and runs through Oct. 31. Vote early if you possibly can! The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
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8 USA Shooting team athletes set for World Cup finals
USA Shooting
An action-packed 2014 is nearly complete, at least internationally, for the Olympic shooting sports. Seven USA Shooting Team athletes, including four Olympians, are set to compete in the sport’s grand showcase, the World Cup Finals (WCF), in Gabala, Azerbaijan. This yearly event typically concludes the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup calendar and brings together the world’s best shooting competitors. The event features medalists from this year’s World Championships as well as World Cup winners and top performers.
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Ruger's 10/22: 'One of the best things' for 50 years
American Rifleman
The 10/22’s open pistol grip, the just-right thickness of the wrist, and the seamless transition of wood to the receiver’s sloping top all made it easy on the eyes, but it was also easy on the wallet — the original price, after all, was only $54.50. Ruger made sure that potential buyers had no compelling reason to look elsewhere based on price alone.
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Couple convicted in broadscale illegal deer breeding operation
Pleasanton Express
The latest chapter in a decade long series of criminal and wildlife disease investigations involving a former South Texas deer breeder ended recently when a Corpus Christi area couple pleaded guilty to 50 charges of Unlawful Possession and/or Sale of Live Game Animals. Frank Thomas Shumate Jr., 51, and Kalub Rogers Shumate, 31, were each assessed $14,127.50 in fines and agreed to surrender the ability to apply for a deer breeder permit or a hunting lease license for all time. Mr. Shumate also agreed to surrender his hunting license through the end of the 2015 license year and Ms. Shumate through the end of the 2017 license year.
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Sasser: Wetlands project should benefit water quality and hunting
The Dallas Morning News
The long-awaited completion of the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area wetlands units is good news for public-area duck hunters, though waterfowl are a secondary benefit of the $75 million project. It’s taken 20 years to complete the 2,000-acres of manmade wetland cells that filter murky Trinity River water through a variety of plants and soils and deliver much cleaner water to Richland Chambers Reservoir, a major water source for the Tarrant Regional Water District.
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The new Umarex Octane pellet rifle shoots .22 caliber pellets at rimfire speeds with the ReAxis gas piston. These air rifles use the SilencAir system to reduce muzzle noise. Rimfire costs 4x as much as pellets and rimfire availability is still problematic.

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Handgun maintenance tips for everyday carry
You’ve got your CCW, a reliable pistol that you’ve practiced with and premium defensive ammo. All you need to do is load up, holster (or pocket) your equalizer, and you should be good, right? Well, yes, but not forever. Whether you take your gun off (holster and all) every night, rarely carry concealed or practice regularly with your daily carry gun, at some point, you will have to deal with some maintenance issues.
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Militia member arrested on gun charge
The Brownsville Herald
Accused of a federal gun violation, a militia member was arrested in Brownsville by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, authorities said. Kevin Lyndel Massey, 48, is accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm, authorities said. ATF spokeswoman Nicole Strong said the arrest was the result of an investigation that began months ago when a U.S. Border Patrol agent encountered an armed militia man and fired several shots near the Texas-Mexico border on Aug. 28.
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Supreme Court to decide whether felons can sell their guns
After shying away from a number of potentially pivotal Second Amendment cases in recent months, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether a gun owner convicted of a felony has the rights to sell off his gun collection. In the case Henderson v. United States, Tony Henderson surrendered 15 guns to the Federal Bureau of Investigation per court order following a 2006 charge for distributing marijuana. After his plea and six-month sentence, he was denied the ability to transfer his guns upon sale to a third party. The FBI explained to him that doing so would “amount to constructive possession.”
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New Aimpoint optic made specifically for the modern sporting rifle
Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the introduction of a new sight designed specifically for modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15. This new product, known as the Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO), expands upon the company’s already proven designs and focuses these features into a high quality, entry priced optic.
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Prospects bright for Texas duck season
Lone Star Outdoor News
We’ve heard it before and been disappointed, but maybe things will be better this season. For the first time in several years, ducks heading into Texas won’t be landing in the dirt thanks to decent rainfall across much of the state in recent months. It’s a reprieve from the drought waterfowlers have been waiting for, particularly in light of reports of record numbers of ducks heading this way.
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Lead exposure at gun ranges 'a serious problem'
The Associated Press via Merced Sun-Star
A confused 38-year-old father in Kentucky rarely crawled out of bed. A conservation volunteer in Iowa lost feeling in his hands and feet. A 5-year-old girl in suburban Seattle doubled over in pain and vomited. The cause of their suffering: Lead poisoning. The source: Dirty gun ranges.
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