TSRA Weekly NewsBrief
May. 17, 2012

TCU student earns finals bid in Milan
USA Shooting
TCU junior Sarah Scherer showcased her Olympic readiness at the International Shooting Sport Federation Milan World Cup, advancing to the final and placing sixth in the Women's Air Rifle event. Scherer highlighted a U.S. Team performance that secured two top-10 finishers in the event. Jamie Gray of Lebanon, Pa., walked away with a 10th-place finish.More

Two Texans picked for 2012 Youth Education Summit
Ammoland
The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the 45 students — including Celina's Michael Garner and Montgomery's Wyatt Saltarelli — selected to attend the 2012 Youth Education Summit, a seven-day, expense-paid educational experience in Washington. Summit participants will tour memorials and monuments surrounding the nation's capital throughout the week.More

Program opens door to world of hunting
Austin American-Statesman
Maybe it's not water-into-wine stuff, but each year thousands of adults and children benefit from a state program that turns $48 into a license to hunt on thousands of acres of otherwise private property. As any hunter can tell you, $48 won't get much in the way of a hunting lease. And, if you don't have a lease or a friend with a big ranch, you aren't doing much hunting. More

Democrats join Fast and Furious accountability efforts
Daily Caller
Congressional Democrats are abandoning their party line en masse to support efforts to hold the administration accountable for Operation Fast and Furious. In another sign of bipartisanship on Fast and Furious accountability, 142 House Democrats backed an amendment from Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz that prevents the Department of Justice from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress. More

US military snipers are changing warfare
USA Today
When Marine Sgt. Jonathan Charles' unit arrived in Afghanistan, the American troops faced an entrenched enemy that picked a fight with the Marines almost every time they stepped off base. "They couldn't get outside the wire more than 50 meters before it was a barrage of fire," said Charles, a scout sniper. The Marine battalion quickly dispersed well-camouflaged scout sniper teams throughout the area. More

Oklahoma officials: Open carry no problem
Muskogee Phoenix
Law enforcement officials in Muskogee, Okla., say the signing of a bill allowing Oklahomans to openly carry firearms won't create problems. The bill was signed by Gov. Mary Fallin. Oklahoma will become the 25th state in the nation with "permissive open carry" laws or "licensed open carry" laws. The law, which will go into effect in November, requires weapons to be properly licensed.More

Truth is collateral damage to anti-hunters, legislators
Ammoland
When it comes to asserting the rights of animals, the end truly justifies the means for the animal rights lobby and their minions in Congress and state legislatures across the country. This phenomenon has been on stark display in the United States House of Representatives and in the California Senate over the recent past. More