TCHA Weekly Shot
Aug. 12, 2013

Summertime concealed carry
American Rifleman
When the mercury rises, the sane among us adapt our clothing choices. But wearing fewer clothes tends to make it harder to practice concealed carry. Here are a few tips on how to keep yourself protected, no matter the temperature.More

IRS refuses to answer congressman on AR-15s for 'standoff capability'
Info Wars
The IRS has refused to answer Congressman Jeff Duncan's question on why IRS agents are training with semi-automatic AR-15′s designed for "standoff capability." Back in May, Congressman Duncan, R-S.C. visited the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Maryland as part of his investigation into the Department of Homeland Security's large scale ammunition purchases.More

Zimmerman verdict sparks interest in insurance programs that defend gun owners
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Florida acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who Zimmerman said he shot in self-defense, has resulted in a surge of business for a Texas company that insures gun owners. "People who have seen what happened to Zimmerman began to consider their own circumstances and asked how would their life be affected if something like that happened to them," said attorney Edwin Walker, co-founder of Texas Law Shield.More

Do you truly understand Texas gun laws
Houston Forward Times
Many of you have probably heard the phrase, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse," but do you really know what it means? The phrase, which derives from the Latin phrase, "Ignorantia legis neminem excusat," is a legal doctrine which states that even if a person claims to be unaware of what a law means, it doesn't allow them the ability to avoid the consequence or liability that comes as a result of violating that law.More

Gun owners peacefully protest in McAllen
The Brownsville Herald
Nearly 70 people — many carrying assault weapons, hunting rifles and shotguns — gathered outside the McAllen Police Department, demonstrating their open carry rights. Open Carry Texas, which advocates for gun rights, organized the peaceful protest two days after police arrested Zach W. Horton, 37, of Little Elm, for carrying an assault-style weapon near the McAllen Public Safety Building. Police charged Horton with carrying a weapon where prohibited, a third-degree felony.More

Report: 3-D-printed rifle successfully fires 14 rounds
A Canadian rifle maker has successfully fired a 3-D-printed rifle, based on firearms designer Cody Wilson's work on a homemade handgun crafted from thermoplastics. reports that "Matthew" has successfully fired 14 rounds from a .22 rifle created from a 3-D printer.More

Democratic anti-gun 'guide' urged using Trayvon Martin's death to hit NRA, guns
The Washington Examiner
Newly uncovered Democratic anti-NRA talking points urge anti-gun advocates and politicians to hype high-profile gun incidents like the Florida slaying of Trayvon Martin to win support for new gun control laws. In talking points likely followed by top Democratic leaders including President Obama after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December, the anti-gun "guide" urged gun foes to speak out when a shooting "creates a unique climate" to shout down the National Rifle Association.More

Editorial: Stubborn facts
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
These are trying times for advocates of gun control. Facts stubbornly refuse to go their way. Climate-change denialists are wrong, but at least they can take comfort in a statistical anomaly. Despite increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the world has seen a 15-year pause in global warming. Advocates of gun control are not so lucky. In recent years sales of guns and ammo have gone through the roof. According to standard liberal doctrine, this should have led to an orgy of bloodshed.More

Guns in church, the debate over armed preachers heats up
The Huffington Post
Every email Carl Chinn sends features the same signature: His name, followed by Chapter 4, Verse 9 from the Book of Nehemiah. "We prayed to our God and posted a guard." On Sept. 10, Chinn will lead a seminar for several local, faith-based organizations in Oak Creek, Wis., the same community where a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple, killing six people and wounding four others. Chinn, a church security consultant, will suggest arming designating church-goers during services.More