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Gallup: Most Americans support gun ownership
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An overwhelming majority of Americans support handgun ownership, and there is increased opposition to a ban on so-called "assault weapons," according to the results of the annual Gallup Crime poll, conducted Oct. 6-9. Gallup recently released the results of its annual Crime poll, and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation was quick to react. More

Katy's Eller sets Pan Am Games record
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Glenn Eller of Katy began the day with 49 out of 50 targets in men's double trap at the Pan American Games. Looking to add to the USA's medal count, Sgt. Eller of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shot a perfect 50 targets in his second round and 48 targets in the third round for 147 targets — just one target shy of the world record for the gold medal. More

National Sporting Clays Championship begins
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More than 1,650 sporting clays shooters have descended on the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio for the 2011 National Sporting Clays Championship. The Main Event is underway and consists of four days of shooting on four different courses, and it will result in a new national champion on Sunday evening. More

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Government defends gun sale reporting requirement
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Gun store owners in southwestern border states argued in federal court that the Obama administration cannot require them to report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles. The Justice Department responded to a lawsuit seeking to block the two-month-old requirement by asking a judge to uphold its legality, arguing the measure could help stop the flow of guns to Mexican drug cartels. More

Opening day means putting safety in your sights
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With hundreds of thousands of Texans getting ready for opening day of the general gun season for white-tailed deer on Nov. 5, it's important to keep safety in your crosshairs. "It looks like hunting accidents are headed for another record low this year, and we want to keep it that way," says Terry Erwin, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's hunter education coordinator. Last year, Texas saw 25 hunting accidents; four of them fatal. More

Find a shooting range near you
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The National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched a newly redesigned website,, which is the Web's most comprehensive and frequently updated listing of shooting ranges. Find a place to shoot and other resources. 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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Surveys show parched 2011 negated 2010 hopes for quail
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Two back-to-back years of favorable weather can improve quail populations, and a very wet 2010 provided its share. But drought dominated headlines throughout 2011 are dashing hopes for a rebound. Recently completed statewide quail surveys show it. More

Application deadline is Jan. 1 for NWTF scholarships
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Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. The NWTF knows that helping young people pursue their education and achieve their goals is an important step toward having leaders to conserve our nation's land, water and wildlife resources in the future. To help the next generation of conservation leaders continue their education, the NWTF makes more than $500,000 in scholarships available to high school seniors each year. More

Designing the best pistol for 3-gun
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Three-gun competition can trace its roots back to the "Soldier of Fortune" matches in Las Vegas, starting almost 30 years ago. From those wild beginnings, it has expanded to become the fastest-growing shooting sport around. At the moment, there is no single governing body controlling the rules for all 3-gun competition. More
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