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UN arms treaty aims at terror, but puts Second Amendment in crosshairs
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American Second Amendment rights and U.S. foreign policy interests could be directly threatened by the latest wording of a United Nations draft treaty seeking control over international trade in conventional weapons, FoxNews.com has learned. A U.S. delegate argued against the provisions during closed-door talks, but insiders close to the proceedings say U.N. approval of a final document by the self-imposed July 27 deadline remains likely. More



Obama calls for measures against gun violence
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Faced with a clamor in his party for stricter gun control in the wake of the Colorado movie-theater massacre, President Barack Obama said he would "leave no stone unturned" in seeking new measures to reduce violence nationwide, including more restrictive background checks on gun purchases. The president blamed "politics and lobbying" for defeating gun-control measures when outcries arise after mass shootings in the U.S. More

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Bloomberg: No more police until Americans give up their guns
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Never one to pass on a chance to belittle the right to keep and bear arms, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a guest on Piers Morgan's television show recently, and he called on police officers around the country to go on strike until more gun control is implemented. More

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'Dog ate my ticket', says US shooter Olympic Rhode
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History-chasing U.S. shooter Kim Rhode has had a rough and lonely build-up to her Olympic bid after flight cancellations forced her to miss her team training camp... before her puppy ate her ticket. Rhode, seeking to become the first American to win individual medals at five Summer Games in a row, went to the airport in Los Angeles on Friday intending to fly to Copenhagen in Denmark for the training camp. More


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USA shooter Matt Emmons deals with misses
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USA Shooting's Matt Emmons never bothered to watch his 2004 Athens Olympics gaffe when he shot at the wrong target, costing him a medal in the 50-meter three positions rifle event. That's just one of those rare mishaps that is unexplainable and not worth examining. But then last month for the first time, Emmons watched with a sports psychologist his last shot in the same event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. More

8 things new shooters need to know about competition
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From Mike Seeklander: Like many shooters, my passion began for competing in high school, but unlike many, I had the opportunity to join the rifle team and was introduced into small bore and high power competition rather early. Years later, after some competitive shooting in the Marine Corps, I found my true competitive love while watching a shooting video of the top United States Practical Shooting Association shooters. More



Do copper bullets offer the same performance to hunters as lead bullets?
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Since the birth of the firearm, lead projectiles have reigned supreme. There is good reason for this. Lead is abundant, relatively cheap, easily melted and cast and possesses a density and malleability that makes it nearly ideal for use in high-speed projectiles. In recent decades, however, a number of bullet makers bucked tradition and began crafting bullets that shunned lead for such materials as copper, gilding metal alloy and other non-lead metals. More

25 reasons why 'hunting is conservation'
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A series of 25 facts illustrating how "Hunting Is Conservation" has been compiled by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. RMEF President and CEO David Allen said, "For hunters, these facts are real points of pride. We hope this list helps non-hunters understand what hunting provides for everyone who appreciate wildlife and wild places. Our country's richness of habitat and species exist not in spite of hunters, but because of hunters." More



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Key conservation legislation reaches Senate floor
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The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously reported to the Senate floor three bills important to conservation and of priority interest to Ducks Unlimited: S. 2282, reauthorizing the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through 2017; S. 2156, increasing the price of the federal duck stamp; and S. 2071, making online purchase of duck stamps a permanent option. The bills were reported without objection to the full Senate for consideration. More



North Carolina places restrictions on Texas deer heads
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If any hunter from North Carolina comes to Texas this season to deer hunt, they need to be careful about how they ship those heads home. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is warning citizens that two mule deer in Texas have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. As a result, North Carolina taxidermists can no longer accept full heads for mounts from Texas and must inform wildlife officers if they receive one. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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