TSRA Weekly NewsBrief
Nov. 17, 2011

The New York Times attempts to reinvent position on gun control
National Shooting Sports Foundation (blog)
Andrew Rosenthal of The New York Times blasted the National Rifle Association while seemingly attempting to reinvent the paper's position on gun control. In his post, Rosenthal declared: "The New York Times editorial board does not oppose gun ownership. We believe the Second Amendment confers a communal right on Americans to own guns — not an individual one. But that's actually a smaller point than you might think. All we really want are sensible restrictions based on public safety and common sense."More

Obama pushing shooters off public lands
U.S. News & World Report
Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first major move by the Obama administration to impose limits on firearms.More

Perfect shots at nationals
National Sporting Clays Association
Perfect scores aren't often seen in sporting clays even in ordinary tournaments, so when a shooter finishes an event at the national championship without missing a single target, it's worth mentioning. At last month's nationals, three shooters had perfect scores.More

Blame Bush: Is that Holder's strategy?
Fox News
Blame Bush. It has been almost three years since President Barack Obama took office, yet he still blames Bush for the bad economy. Now the Obama administration is following the same strategy to get out of the "Fast and Furious" mess.More

It's gun-buying season
American Rifleman
It's gun-buying time. You see, the firearms business can be quite seasonal, like the ski business or the boat business. The only difference is that the pivotal season for the firearms business is not weather-related — it's mostly geared around hunting. While turkey season and dove season are important, the real driver is deer season.More

Smith & Wesson broadens Thompson Center Venture recall
Lone Star Outdoor News
During an internal technical review, Smith & Wesson identified a condition that may exist with the sear supplied with some Thompson Center Venture rifles that would allow the rifle to fire without the trigger being pulled. In the interest of consumer safety, Smith & Wesson is initiating a recall to allow for the prompt inspection and, if necessary, the repair of each rifle. More

Understanding waterfowl: Story of survival
Ducks Unlimited
Survival rates vary considerably among North America's 40-plus waterfowl species. As a rule, larger-bodied waterfowl live longer than smaller birds. Swans generally have the highest survival rates and longest life spans, followed by geese and then ducks. The waterfowl species most commonly pursued by hunters — dabbling ducks and inland diving ducks — generally live shorter lives than geese and swans. More

When is your gun not a firearm?
Gun Reports
Collecting firearms and performing in historical or educational productions has become very popular in the last few decades. Many people have asked about the potential criminal liability for possessing and carrying the weapons used in such activities, according to attorney T. Edwin Walker, vice president/attorney at Walker, Rice & Wisdom, P.C.More