TSRA PAC Special Voterís Alert
from FOX News
Help to elect a Pro-gun Candidate! All TSRA members are being asked to support the election of Republican State Senate Candidate Joan Huffman (SD 17). Huffman is the A rated candidate in a special election with former congressman, Democratic candidate, Chris Bell. Bell is rated C based on a bad voting record on 2nd amendment issues while serving in Congress and answers to his 2009 candidate questionnaire.
SD 17 includes the following: Brazoria Co.(part), Chambers Co. (part), Fort Bend Co. (part), Galveston Co. (part), Harris Co. (part), and Jefferson Co. (part).
Go to www.electjoanhuffman.com and do what you can to help to elect a pro-gun candidate in the Texas Senate District 17. Volunteer to work or make a donation!
Early Voting runs Dec. 8 thru Dec. 12. Election day for this Special Election Runoff is Dec. 16th.
The Life-and-Death Cost of Gun Control
from FOX News
Banning guns is in the news. India practically bans guns, but that didnít stop the horrific Muslim terrorist attacks this last week. A football player concerned for his safety violates New York Cityís tough gun control regulations by carrying a concealed handgun, and people call for everything from banning NFL players from carrying guns to demanding that the athlete serve many years in jail. When police canít promise to protect law-abiding citizens such Plaxico Burress or the victims in India, why donít we allow people the right to protect themselves? Unfortunately, bans do more to encourage crime than prevent it. More
ATF Introduces Online Firearms Form to Ease Transactions, Prevent Errors
from the Washington Post
Every year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives finds thousands of licensed gun dealers in violation of federal law, often for very minor problems. The agency, which conducts about 11,000 inspections a year, says it has come up with a way to eliminate many of those violations before they happen. Instead of filling out the required ATF paperwork by hand, gun buyers and dealers will now be able to complete what officials say is a fail-safe electronic version of the document, known as Form 4473. More
Eric Holder on Firearms Policy
from The Volokh Conspiracy
Earlier this year, Eric Holder--along with Janet Reno and several other former officials from the Clinton Department of Justice--co-signed an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller. The brief was filed in support of DC's ban on all handguns, and ban on the use of any firearm for self-defense in the home. The brief argued that the Second Amendment is a "collective" right, not an individual one, and asserted that belief in the collective right had been the consistent policy of the U.S. Department of Justice since the FDR administration. A brief filed by some other former DOJ officials (including several Attorneys General, and Stuart Gerson, who was Acting Attorney General until Janet Reno was confirmed)took issue with the Reno-Holder brief's characterization of DOJ's viewpoint. More
Video: Gun Shop Holds NRA Membership Drive on Black Friday
It is Black Friday at Gary's Gun Shop. Some customers are buying, others are just browsing, but everyone who walks into the shop Friday can walk out with a new title. "We decided we needed to do something to protect our 2nd amendment rights," Jackie Naatjes with Gary's Gun Shop said. For the next two days, Gary's Gun Shop is holding a membership drive for the National Rifle Association. More
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Gun Sales Booming Across the Nation
from the Culpeper Star-Exponent
People across the nation are buying guns and ammo by the handful, and reports on the buying surge tend to focus on the election of Barack Obama as the impetus. Obama is expected to run the most anti-gun administration in U.S. history, based on his votes on gun legislation while a U.S. senator. "The Obama election represents the kind of worst-case scenario: somewhere between the end of the world as we know it and the apocalypse," said Michael Banes, a national gun-rights advocate and founder of the National Shooting Sports Foundation Education Program. More
How the Decline of Hunting is Changing the Natural Order of Predator and Prey
from Sports Illustrated
Usually when wild animals change their behavior and become more visible to humans, it is because they are diseased or hungry, or they have been drawn out by Dumpsters, dogs or other signs of human development and urban sprawl. These factors explain in part why there have been so many recent sightings of bears on golf courses or in suburban trees, why a herd of bison wandered into the Canadian village of Fort Providence two years ago, why deer have become a traffic hazard throughout the U.S. and why coyotes sometimes show up on Sunset Boulevard. But over the last decade the North American ecosystem has also seen an unanticipated trend upsetting the always delicate relationship between man and wildlife: The hunters have been going away. More
Austin Program Helping Young Hunters Grow
from the Dallas Morning News
The author relearned some valuable deer hunting lessons from Jon-Michael Greaney last weekend. Jon-Michael is 10, and it had been awhile since the author hunted with a 10-year-old. You tend to forget the little things that make deer hunting difficult for young hunters. More
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