TSRA Weekly NewsBrief
Jul. 12, 2012

UN Arms Trade Treaty negotiations underway
As we reported last week, for nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners. That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.More

DOJ probing whether 'Fast and Furious' whistleblowers are safe from retaliation
The Hill
The Justice Department's inspector general is probing whether two federal agents could face retaliation for blowing the whistle on operation "Fast and Furious." In a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., IG Michael Horowitz said he was investigating their concerns that two federal officials could be at risk of retaliatory action for speaking out against the botched gun-tracking operation.More

Heiden and Burrows conquer past, set tone for future
USA Shooting
The 2012 Men's and Women's Trap National Championship was the year of comebacks as U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athletes Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) and Brian Burrows (Fallbrook, Calif.) claimed the top of the podium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Last year, Heiden and Burrows entered the finals of nationals ahead of the competition and faltered to finish third and second, respectively. Both, however, were determined to rewrite history in 2012.More

ATF posts a revised ATF Shotgun Importability Study
ATF has just posted the revised ATF Shotgun Importability Study to their website. Based on a quick read — in a nutshell, it defends the "sporting purpose" test as constitutional; it does not recognize "3-gun" matches as a sport. It amends the prior report's factors test such that now a forward pistol grip is considered to have a sporting purpose, including on an integrated rail system.More

Register now for NSSA World Shoot
National Skeet Shooting Association
In less than three months, hundreds of shooters will be on their way to San Antonio for the 77th annual World Skeet Championships. If you plan to be one of them, it's time to register! The week-long event gets underway at the National Shooting Complex on Sept. 28 and concludes Oct. 5. If you plan to attend the World Shoot for the first time, there is an opportunity for you to have free registration through your state or zone.More

A profile in courage
Ducks Unlimited
From Jim Kennedy: I met Martin Blaisdell, who was 14 at the time, through his mom, who works down the hall from me and said one day that her son wanted to become a duck hunter. Sandy told me that Martin, after watching me appear on a Ducks Unlimited television show, wondered if he might be strong enough to ever go duck hunting. You see, Martin had been battling cancer for half of his young life.More

Tips to improve your shooting concentration
Any lover of nature will at some time have pondered and admired the gift of vision birds of prey are blessed with. The ability to find, lock on to and maintain visual contact through to completion of strike and kill. During a fall of hundreds of feet and thousands of feet per second. Many sports call for similar visual skills: baseball, tennis, golf and even basketball.More

Texas early migratory seasons set for dove, teal and Canada geese
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service SRC has approved the 2012-2013 Texas early migratory game bird seasons, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide for dove, a 16-day early season statewide for teal and 16-day early season for Canada geese in the Eastern Goose Zone. Texas dove season in the North and Central Dove Zones will run from Saturday, Sept. 1, through Wednesday, Oct. 24, and reopen Saturday, Dec. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 6.More

DEFIANCE introduces the HPS 4GSK cal .45 ACP high precision silencer
DEFIANCE, a manufacturer of optimized accessories for operators and professionals, announce the release of the first DEFIANCE Suppressor designed for the use with the KRISS Vector family of firearms and is compatible with all KRISS SMG, SBR and SDP firearms (supports M16x1 LH threaded .45 ACP models).More