TSRA Weekly NewsBrief
Jan. 30, 2014

'Coordinated attacks' by global anti-gunners gain sweeping victories at America's doorstep
Meeting fierce opposition on frontal assaults against America's strong pro-rights defenses, anti-gun forces have successfully penetrated the U.S. back door of Latin American countries, where they intend a domino effect of harsh restrictions and bans to eventually topple gun ownership in the U.S.More

Obama vows to pursue gun control 'with or without Congress'
The Daily Caller
President Barack Obama vowed Jan. 28 to pursue gun control "with or without Congress." In his State of the Union address, Obama referenced recent mass shootings and called for new gun laws. In the aftermath of mass shootings over the last several years, Obama and Democrats have unsuccessfully pushed for new gun control measures.More

New 'RIP' bullet hailed as 'one-shot man-stopper'
The Washington Times
A newly developed bullet from G2 Research is being billed as the last round a gun owner will ever need: a smashing hunk of copper with full metal jacket power to shred through solid objects and stop attackers in their tracks. G2R, the Windsor, Ga., company that created the Radically Invasive Projectile, or R.I.P., says the bullet is like a full metal jacket when it strikes and is designed "to take out all your vital organs."More

Texas singer-songwriter Steven Fromholz dies in hunting accident
The Dallas Morning News
Texas singer and songwriter Steven Fromholz has died in a hunting accident when a rifle fell and discharged. The Schleicher County Sheriff's Office said the accident happened at the Flying B Ranch near Eldorado, about 40 miles south of San Angelo. Fromholz was 68.More

3 questions to ask yourself before buying a concealed carry handgun
Gun Digest
Reader Susan G. asks: "I don't know anybody who shoots and the more articles I read about buying a gun the more confused I get. Help!"

Susan you are not alone. Every day thousands of prudent Americans make a commitment to personal defense and decide to buy a gun. Here are three questions to ask yourself prior to going to the store that might help you narrow your search. More

Gun rights activists tote weapons during trash pickup
A group of open-carry gun rights activists were busy picking up trash while packing heat. The group called "Open Carry Texas" came in from Temple. They advocate for the right to openly carry firearms in public which is legal in the Lone Star State. The group says they are working to spread the word about gun rights.More

SHOT Show sets attendance record at Sands in Las Vegas
The 37th Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Trade Show, owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, saw a 6 percent jump in attendance this year, coming in at 67,000 attendees. A gathering place for shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries, the event took place Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.More

Introducing new hunters to the sport
By John McAdams
Training new hunters is an important task and one that all hunters should take seriously. Expanding our ranks by introducing family members and friends to hunting not only provides us an opportunity to enjoy something that we love with those who are important to us, but also helps to secure the future of the sport. More hunters means more money spent on licenses and hunting equipment, which means more money directed towards conservation efforts. Unfortunately, becoming a new hunter is not always an easy task.More

Gun politricks: The false 'firearms insurance' debate
Ammo Land
As many gun rights activists well know, a favorite tactic of the anti-gun-rights bunch lately has been to equate guns rights with car privileges. To keep you, from getting eye roll-induced headaches, we won't rehash this old argument. Instead, the focus will be on the single surviving component that has been the darling of the Brady and Bloomberg zombies: liability insurance.More

Obama vows to pursue gun control "with or without Congress"
The Daily Caller
President Barack Obama vowed Jan. 28 to pursue gun control "with or without Congress." In his State of the Union address, Obama referenced recent mass shootings and called for new gun laws.More

Open carry debate dominates Capitol gun rally
San Antonio Express-News
More than 100 gun rights supporters, including several Republican candidates for statewide office and a former presidential candidate, rallied recently at the state Capitol against further restrictions on carrying firearms.More

John Cornyn and Steve Stockman Senate race is all about gun rights
The Washington Times
While 2013 was a year of Second Amendment advocates on defense, 2014 is lining up to be a year of gaining ground on gun rights.More

Intruder fatally shot during break-in, homeowner charged for firearm violation
A morning home invasion in Jacksonville, Fla., ended with the suspect dead and the homeowner behind bars, but not because he shot the intruder. According to reports by local media, the suspect, an unidentified 20-year-old black male, broke into the home around 10 a.m. after smashing the glass on a side window. But once he made his way into the house, the armed homeowner opened fire on him.More