TSRA Weekly NewsBrief
Oct. 25, 2012

What President Obama says he'll do to your gun rights
During the second presidential debate, a participant, Nina Gonzalez, asked President Barack Obama, "President Obama, during the Democratic National Convention in 2008, you stated you wanted to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. What has your administration done or planned to do to limit the availability of assault weapons?"More

Two weeks to freedom
Daily Caller
From Chris Cox: Few elections in American history have mattered more to the future of our gun rights than the one that will take place in just two weeks. For that reason, Jeff Foxworthy and I are spending the final weeks of this campaign season touring key swing states and rallying NRA members and gun owners to not only vote on Election Day, but to make sure every one of our pro-freedom friends and family members vote as well.More

Obama Administration still trying to cover up Fast & Furious
Gun Reports
Fast & Furious is in the news again. The Obama Administration recently filed court papers to get the lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives against Attorney General Eric Holder thrown out, according to the Gun Owners of America. The House lawsuit asks the court to reject a claim of executive privilege by the President, who sealed thousands of documents relating to Fast & Furious.More

Obama's class warfare — don't let him fool you again
From Chuck Norris: Have you noticed how the Obama campaign has stepped up its class warfare rhetoric as we draw closer to Election Day? President Barack Obama constantly resorts to this tactic because he's simply unable to defend his own record in office, as 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed and the economy remains in distress. More

Four-time Olympian Parker collects World Cup Final trophy
USA Shooting
Four-time Olympian Jason Parker demonstrated once again why he's considered one of the top marksmen in the world after he claimed the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Final trophy in the Men's Three-Position Rifle event in Bangkok, Thailand. Sergeant First Class Parker (USAMU/Omaha, Neb.) won the ISSF World Cup Final, beating Han Jinseop of South Korea and Olympic finalist Ole Krsitian Bryhn of Norway.More

Survey says: Club membership on rise
A recent survey of more than 5,000 shooting enthusiasts conducted on ShooterSurvey.com discovered approximately one-third, 32 percent, of active shooter respondents claim membership at a shooting range or sporting clays club, a six percent increase over the previous year's survey results. While the growth is encouraging, the news many clubs might want to focus on are the reasons why 68 percent of surveyed shooters say they still aren't members.More

Memo to ammo makers from the CBD: Oppose the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 — wait, what?
It is an Alice in Wonderland through the looking glass moment we could not have predicted. The Center for Biological Diversity, which is leading the effort to force the federal Environmental Protection Administration to ban traditional ammunition, has been contacting ammunition manufacturers by email asking them to oppose the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S.3525) — a bipartisan package of measures that among other things would stop the CBD's effort to ban traditional ammunition.More

Sportsman Channel honors presidents most active in hunting, fishing, shooting
In honor of the upcoming presidential election, Sportsman Channel has released its Great Eight "Sportsman" U.S. Presidents. Sportsman Channel's Great Eight "Sportsman" U.S. Presidents are as follows: 1) Theodore Roosevelt; 2) Grover Cleveland; 3) George Washington; 4) Herbert Hoover; 5) Andrew Jackson; 6) Chester A. Arthur; 7) Dwight Eisenhower; and 8) Calvin Coolidge. More

Prospects good for Texas deer season
Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 3 statewide. "Despite the drought of 2011 deer appeared to come through the season in fair shape, which I think in part is a tribute to hunters and landowners doing a better job of managing deer populations and the native habitat across the state," said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department white-tailed deer program leader. More

Overall quail population down this season
San Angelo Standard-Times
Hunting quail in Texas has always been a hit-or-miss proposition and for the last 42 years it's been mostly misses. Steve Lightfoot, spokesman for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, says the numbers speak for themselves. "We've been in catch-up mode since 1970. Research from our biologists reveals that Texas bobwhite numbers have declined 80 percent since 1970," Lightfoot said. More

Texas Public Safety chooses SIG
American Rifleman
The Texas Department of Public Safety's Special Operations Group has chosen the SIG Sauer .45 ACP 1911 TACOP as its official sidearm. The SOG is the tactical unit of the Texas DPS that includes the Texas Ranger Special Weapons and Tactics Team, the Texas Ranger Reconnaissance Team and the Special Response Team. More

Records for big game trophies, hunters' conventions in Texas
Dallas Safari Club
Like all hunters, Texans are fascinated with records — their state's biggest buck, biggest ram, biggest hunters' convention, etc. Here's a list of Texas bests.More