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As 2011 comes to a close, TSRA would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and Happy Holiday Season! As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the TSRA Weekly NewsBrief a look at the most accessed articles from 2011. Our regular publication will resume Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

UN agreement should have all gun owners up in arms
Forbes (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From June 9, 2011: It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn't approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global "Small Arms Treaty" premised to fight "terrorism," "insurgency" and "international crime syndicates," you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted — our right to own and bear arms. More

8 worst shooting tips we've ever heard
Guns & Ammo    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Nov. 10, 2011: Shooting advice is a wonderful thing. It's how we pass down knowledge gained from from years of money and time spent on the pursuit of our firearms passion. It's the core of what we do. But this pipeline of knowledge is a fragile thing. It's often polluted with ignorance, untruths and downright false claims. More

Presidential race heats up — where do they stand on the Second Amendment?
Ammoland    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Aug. 18, 2011: With the Iowa straw poll concluding over the weekend, the 2012 presidential race is in full swing. The Republican field is taking shape, with one governor dropping out (Tim Pawlenty) and another jumping in (Texas' Rick Perry). But one question that remains for gun owners is where do the candidates stand on gun control issues? More

Gun store owner had misgivings about ATF sting
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Sept. 15, 2011: In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard's Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door. For 15 months, Howard did as he was told. To customers with phony IDs or wads of cash he normally would have turned away, he sold pistols, rifles and semiautomatics. More

AirForce Condor: Made in Texas!

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5 must-have shooting accessories
Shooting Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From July 7, 2011: Shooting accessories aren't all as great as they're hyped up to be, but there quite a few gems. None of the products in this list are new; some have been around for years. They have become indispensable because they're essential to a shooter's success, comfort or efficiency on the range. When you shoot for a living, those qualities mean an awful lot. More

Bill allowing guns in cars at work passes
The Associated Press via Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From June 2, 2011: Legislation allowing Texans to keep firearms and ammunition in their locked cars while at work is heading to Gov. Rick Perry's desk to become law. The bill the Senate gave final approval would ban employers from setting policies prohibiting guns from their parking lots. More

How to make your ammunition last longer
Shooting Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefFrom Aug. 25, 2011: Dick Metcalf gives some good tips on how to store ammunition and to preserve its shelf life. Follow this can't-miss advice, and your ammo will last longer. 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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New US military bullet partially revealed
American Rifleman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From May 19, 2011: The U.S. military is soon to field a new projectile in its standard issue 5.56 mm NATO cartridge. There are two purposes to the new projectile: increased performance and less toxicity in the environment (i.e., lead-free). More

What's the most beautiful handgun ever made?
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From Sept. 22, 2011: What's the most beautiful handgun ever made? That's an interesting question on many levels. Of course, looks are pretty personal, and what is attractive to one person might not be all that wonderful to another. Still, there are some constants. The "golden mean" has withstood the test of time, as have the works of many artists, architects and authors. More

Promotions of 'Fast and Furious' officials draw Texan's wrath
The Washington Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee recently described as "inconceivable" a Justice Department decision to promote key Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives personnel who oversaw the controversial "Fast and Furious" weapons investigation that allowed hundreds of guns to be walked into Mexico. More
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