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Cut the deficit, not conservation
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The first bill to come out of the new U.S. House of Representatives was a budget bill that attempts to get spending under control by instituting massive cuts, including approximately $2 billion in conservation programs. The bill reduces to zero the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Fund, through which DU has helped deliver more than three dollars for conservation for every dollar appropriated by Congress. More



FBI: Crimes rates fall again
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Preliminary FBI figures reveal that the levels of both violent crime and property crime in the U.S. declined in 2010 from the previous year's data. The 2010 Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report shows a 5.5 percent decrease in the number of reported violent crimes when compared with data from 2009. It also shows a 2.8 percent decline in reported property crimes. More

Support the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act
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The National Shooting Sports Foundation is encouraging all hunters, shooters and gun owners to contact their U.S. senators and representatives to urge them to become an original co-sponsor of the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act, legislation that will clarify that Congress has not given the Environmental Protection Agency authority to regulate ammunition and its components under the Toxic Substances Control Act. More

Missing sheriff's guns not linked to 'Gunrunner'
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King County, Wash., Sheriff's Department spokesman John Urquhart confirmed that the agency cannot account for 113 of its firearms, but the good news is that none of the missing guns has ever showed up at a crime scene. Contrast that with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Operation Fast-and-Furious. More

Texan places in top 10 at ISSF World Cup
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The USA Shooting Team's Sarah Scherer (Fort Worth) narrowly missed the finals at the ISSF World Cup 10m Air Rifle competition with 396 qualification points. Scherer, who was the gold medalist (and quota winner) at the last ISSF World Cup in Changwon, finished in ninth place. More

The flip side of the sporting fence
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If you plan to stay in the sporting clays business, you might want to follow the most sensible of all rules: Keep it simple and make it fun. The problem that some range owners seem to have is that they can get caught up the "tournament target" trap with their top registered shooters. More

The Springfield Range Officer M1911 .45 ACP is a ready-for-competition 1911 pistol
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Competitive pistol shooting can be an expensive endeavor. High-end guns account for the bulk of initial costs, which is a reason why many people do not get involved—despite their interest in the sport. Springfield Armory recognized that void in the market and created the Range Officer: a .45 ACP M1911 made with the same materials, fit and quality as its higher-end Tactical Response Pistol, but lacking some amenities found on the TRP and other, more expensive guns in Springfield's line. More

Free videos for schools
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More than 4,000 of NSSF's Firearm Safety and Conservation DVDs have been ordered by teachers and administrators since the offer was emailed recently. The DVDs each contain grades-specific videos appropriate for viewing by students in elementary school through high school. More

Scholastic Clay Target Program teams
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Check the Scholastic Clay Target Program’s website to see if there's a team in your area. If not, start one! More
 
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