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TSRA, NRA, and NSSF urge support for HR 4089
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The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources is considering the "Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012" (H.R. 4089). The bill combines four legislative priorities that will expand recreational hunting, shooting and fishing opportunities while also protecting the firearms and ammunition industries from detrimental regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency.

Included in H.R. 4089 is the Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act, which is the firearms industry's top legislative priority. The bill amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to clarify the original intent of Congress to exclude traditional ammunition with lead components from regulation by the EPA, and also excludes fishing tackle from the EPA's jurisdiction. The bill is a response to anti-hunting and fishing organizations, as well as extreme environmental groups, that are actively seeking to ban these products even though wildlife populations have not been negatively impacted by their use.

Banning traditional ammunition will drive the cost of ammunition up by as much as 190 percent and curtail wildlife conservation funding supported by the sale of ammunition.
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Federal judge severely limits Second Amendment rights
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Over the last few years, the Second Amendment has experienced somewhat of a rebirth, thanks largely to a pair of Supreme Court decisions: District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago. In these seminal decisions, the Supreme Court affirmed the understanding of the Founding Fathers that there is indeed an individual right to keep and bear arms, a God-given right to protect oneself that is guaranteed to us in the Second Amendment to our Constitution. More

Gun group blasts Texas professor who said school shooting is 'typical 2A exercise'
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Bellevue's Second Amendment Foundation quickly fired off a rebuttal against a University of Texas law professor who sent an e-mail in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Ohio that the incident was a "another typical exercise of the 2d Amendment rights." The e-mail, posted on a listserve, was intercepted by the Washington Free Beacon, and once publicized, it went viral across cyberspace. More

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Should women compete against men in shooting sports?
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As a member of the TCU rifle team, junior Sarah Scherer competes against some of the best female — and male — shooters in the country. But when she competed in the second round of the Olympic trials at Camp Perry, Ohio, she only competed against other women. Why is that? Is it still unfair for men and women to compete against one another — even in sports where size and strength matter little? Or is it just latent sexism? More

Another tragedy results from Obama Administration's 'Fast and Furious' scandal
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Three months ago, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that guns illegally supplied to drug cartels in Mexico — as part of the Obama Administration's "Fast and Furious" scandal — would continue to show up at crime scenes "for years to come." Unfortunately, this is the most honest declaration to come out of Holder's Justice Department since this deadly scheme first surfaced. More

What do Democrats have against guns and gun rights?
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When news broke that Democrat legislators in Iowa had stormed out in protest over pro-Second Amendment bills which Republicans in the Republican-controlled legislature had brought up for a vote, it wasn't too surprising. After all, since when do Democrats approve of guns or support gun rights? More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Keep the information flowing! Go to www.tsra.com or call 512-615-4200 and join, renew or upgrade your TSRA membership. TSRA is the NRA state affiliate, since 1919. Keep the faith and share this email!

Alice Tripp
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Texas State Rifle Association

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Why gun sales are on the rise in 2012
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Gun sales were up in the U.S. during 2011. The good news for the industry is that business in 2012 promises to be just as good or even better. In January 2012, the National Shooting Sports Foundation's adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System numbers showed an increase of 17.3 percent in gun purchase related checks compared to the same time period the previous year. January marks 20 straight months of increased NICS report requests. More

First Shots handgun seminar to take place in League City
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The Arms Room will conduct a First Shots handgun seminar at 6:30 p.m. on April 17 in League City. This free course is a basic introduction to firearm safety, handling and use of handguns and will include live-fire time on the range with supplied firearms. The course is intended for first-time shooters who want to be introduced to the shooting sports and firearms in a safe, managed and supervised environment. More

Rio Brazos to host first NSCA regional shoot
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NSCA's new Regional Championship format launches March 29–April 1 with the Southcentral Regional Championship at Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve in Simonton, Texas, just west of Houston. In addition to being part of the NSCA Championship Tour, the Main Event and FITASC event at the Southcentral are selection shoots for Team USA. More
 
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