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TSRA welcomes a new Executive Director
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It is with great confidence that we formally announce the selection of our new Executive Director, Doug DuBois, Jr. Doug comes to TSRA following 18 years with the Texas Food & Fuel Association, where he has served as Director of Education; Director of Membership Development and currently Director of Member Services and Governmental Affairs.

As a Life Member of TSRA and a Life Member of the NRA, Doug is passionate about the 2nd Amendment. He is also community driven and volunteers in various capacities across the state.

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The story of guns in America
The Wall Street Journal
Not only the 100th anniversary of World War I but the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812's Battle of Baltimore — which produced the "Star Spangled Banner" — and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battles to capture Richmond and Atlanta are being remembered this year. But one anniversary has (not surprisingly) gone mostly unnoticed by the mainstream media: the 200th birthday, in July, of gunmaker Samuel Colt.
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7 great new scopes for 2014 deer season
Rifle Shooter
Just a couple decades ago, there were only a few real contenders on the American deer-scope scene. Today, myriad options exist from an array of manufacturers around the world. Choosing the right scope depends, of course, on the type of hunting you generally do: Some hunters need a lightweight, compact scope with a wide field of view for fast action at smell-the-buck distances, while some need a high-magnification precision optic for reaching out and touching a prowling buck far across a flat.
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Is gun battle a no-win for Kroger?
Cincinnati.com
Kroger is caught in the crossfire of the latest debate over gun rights, a delicate position for the nation's largest supermarket chain. On one end, gun control advocates are demanding the Cincinnati-based retailer ban customers from carrying firearms in stores – and urging a boycott until they comply. On the other, hundreds of shoppers and pro-gun advocates have contacted Kroger urging the grocer not to give in.
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First look: Suppressor-ready rimfires from Savage
Guns & Ammo
Savage Arms has recently expanded their lineup of suppressor-ready rifles, adding three new rimfire rifles with threaded muzzles to accommodate aftermarket suppressors. The new offerings are the Model 93 FV-SR chambered in .22 WMR, the Model 93R17 FV-SR chambered in .17 HMR and the Model 64 FV-SR chambered in .22 LR.
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After gun tragedies, Connecticut and Arizona take different paths
The Washington Post
Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers banned at least 115 types of semiautomatic firearms. Four months after the shooting of a congresswoman and a federal judge in Arizona, lawmakers there named the Colt Army Action Revolver the official state gun. The similarities in the attacks were striking: Both were carried out by heavily armed young men with histories of mental illness. But in their aftermaths, the states took radically different ­approaches to gun violence.
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Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range
The Washington Post
A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was recently killed while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.
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Take a kid hunting? You betcha!
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
If you plan on heading into the mountains, prairies or to the nearest marsh to hunt, here’s one simple suggestion: Take a kid with you. A recent survey by Southwick Associates and HunterSurvey.com shows that nearly 46 percent of surveyed sportsmen and women took at least one boy or girl into the field with them in the past year. “We remain committed to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat, and our hunting heritage. And who holds the keys to that future if not our sons and daughters and grandchildren?” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO.
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Smart guns, guts and the NRA: Shoot-out at the Massachusetts corral
The Huffington Post
America doesn't have a gun control issue. It has an impulse control issue. Gun control advocates came to realize that if they couldn't push legislation through Congress in the wake of Newtown and Aurora, it wasn't going to happen anytime soon. And yet, mass killings continue to haunt the headlines with no apparent way to curtail them. Except, possibly, for one approach: So-called Smart Guns.
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57,000 businesses fight back, post 'guns welcome' signs on front door
Ammoland
Despite Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s ongoing push to shame businesses into banning guns in their stores, 57,000 businesses have posted “guns welcome” or similar signs on their front doors. Moms Demand has persuaded just five businesses — Target, Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Chili’s, and Sonic — to ask customers to leave their guns at home. They were also able to pressure a sixth business, Starbucks, into asking open carry practitioners not to be so flamboyant about visibly carrying guns in their stores (None agreed to ban Guns). That’s a total of six businesses, which is 56,994 less than the current total of those who are embracing guns in their bars, restaurants and other businesses.
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Pros and cons of the wadcutter bullet
By John McAdams
This article discusses a relatively uncommon bullet type: the wadcutter. A wadcutter has a flat front and is typically cylindrical in shape. Additionally, the bullet is usually all lead and has no jacket. Though the wadcutter is not extremely rare, it is still a relatively specialized bullet type that is only utilized in a few different cartridges. Like most highly specialized bullets, the wadcutter is great at the job it was designed for: competitive shooting. However, it struggles in applications outside of its primary use.
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Middle finger and unintentional discharges
Ammoland
Defensive weapons and tactic instructor, John Farnam, runs many hot-range Courses every year, including Urban Rifle. Negligent Discharges (ND) are extremely rare. Even at that, most ND expend themselves harmlessly downrange, or strike the deck several meters in front of the blushing student. Farnam believes students need the experience of personally carrying loaded guns (pistols and rifles), all day. NDs happen, even on “cold” ranges too! Risk can be “managed,” but never eliminated completely.
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US taxpayers pay $500 million annually to hospitals for treatment of gunshot victims
GUNS
An analysis published by the Urban Institute this week revealed that more than 70 percent of the nearly $700 million which goes toward the treatment of gunshot victims isn’t being paid by either the victims or insurance companies, but rather the American public. In addition, the analysis shows that the overwhelming majority of gunshot victims are a very specific demographic.
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Handgun competition brings hundreds of shooters to the River Valley
KFSM-TV
The United States Practical Shooting Association Area 4 Handgun Competition brings some of the best amateur shooters to the River Valley from all over the country and world. “I’ve got 4 competitors here from Canada,” Troy McManus, match director said. “I’ve got two that are Jamaican, most of the other competitors come from the Area 4 area, which is Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.”
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Anatomy of a move: An in-depth look at Beretta's decision to leave Maryland for Tennessee
American Rifleman
Founded in Gardone, Italy, in 1526, Beretta is not only the world’s oldest firearms manufacturer, but the family-held company is the oldest continuous maker of anything. Period. Cavaliere Ugo Gussalli Beretta has written about his concerns about the future of firearm manufacturing in Maryland, but the move surprised both the firearm industry as well as Maryland media outlets. At stake were good manufacturing jobs that have been a boon to Prince George’s County, Maryland. Maryland’s loss is Tennessee’s gain.
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TSRA welcomes a new Executive Director
TSRA welcomes a new Executive Director
It is with great confidence that we formally announce the selection of our new Executive Director, Doug DuBois, Jr. Doug comes to TSRA following 18 years with the Texas Food & Fuel Association, where he has served as Director of Education; Director of Membership Development and currently Director of Member Services and Governmental Affairs.

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So, really, where is the .22 rimfire ammo?
American Rifleman
The major domestic ammunition makers have been producing more ammunition than ever. They are all up in terms of total production — double, and in some areas, triple-digit increases. They are all running three shifts. And when it comes to center-fire cartridges, at least of three of the big makers are caught up and beginning to load either new products, line extensions or specialty loads.

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About that time: 2014-15 Texas hunting and fishing licenses on sale Aug. 15
Lone Star Outdoor News
New licenses for the 2014-15 hunting and fishing seasons went on sale Friday, August 15. The current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) will expire Aug. 31.

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TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Texas State Rifle Association

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