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US gun sales hotter than a pistol
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The gun business is booming. The question is, why? Smith & Wesson stock was zooming Friday, thanks to a stellar earnings report. The firearms maker also boosted its outlook for the rest of the year. Because of the strong business, its backlog of orders more than doubled from the same quarter last year, the company is concentrating on boosting production and building inventory. More



Long-awaited 'Furious' report places blame on ATF, Justice
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Dozens of senior-level U.S. government officials turned a blind eye to public safety as they pursued an ill-conceived and poorly managed investigation into gun trafficking in Mexico, according to a long-awaited inspector general's report on Operation Fast and Furious. Portions of the Justice Department IG report, which has not been made public, were obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel. More

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How 9/11 affected national and personal defense
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From Richard Nance: When I awoke on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was excited to begin a much-anticipated, two-week police weaponless defense instructor course. I stopped by the police station to grab a cup of coffee and some equipment before I headed to a nearby regional training center. While at the station, I watched the news in disbelief, first as one plane, then another, crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. More

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One on one with Mitt Romney
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This year's election is going to define the future of our freedom, perhaps more than any other in our history. For gun owners, there are a number of areas crucial to the survival of our Second Amendment rights. That's why I took the time to visit with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, to find out precisely where he stands on the issues of concern to gun owners. More



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Sportsmen's Act of 2012 up for possible vote in Senate
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The Sportsmen's Act of 2012 is up for possible consideration next week in the U.S. Senate. This Act is virtually identical to the amendment Sen. Jon Tester (along with Sen. Thune, R-S.D.) hoped to add to the Farm Bill in June of 2012. Attached is the bill — S. 3525 — which is really about 20 bills rolled into one package. Embedded is a brief description of the act and a short document that describes each section of the bill. More


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    Arming illegal aliens through 'non-amnesty'
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    The lamestream media told you: Sidestepping Congress which has refused to act reasonably on various amnesty plans proposed by Mr. Obama, the White House has implemented a program to allow certain undocumented immigrants stay in the country through a "non-amnesty" implemented by executive order, being called "deferred action." This allows youngsters brought into the country illegally by their parents to apply for waivers and attend college. More



    ATF's latest gun grab
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    The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the ATF authority to "seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses." That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime. More



    More pistol-packin' mommas at home on the range
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    From Larry Bell: I've been noticing more deer and antelope amidst the old roaming buffaloes at my favorite gun range, and they aren't just playing either. Some of them appear to be practicing as if their lives depend upon it. And maybe, they're right. Also, more families, including young children, seem to be participating as well. More



    Shooting tip: Keep weight of gun in the hands
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    The weight of the gun should rest in the hands. As with most hand-eye coordination sports, the eyes should lead the hands. If all the weight of the gun is in the hands, the shotgun is then very responsive to the corrections made by the small muscles of the hands and arms in reaction to impulses sent by the brain. More


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    Dove hunt afternoon
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    Some people look forward to a trip to Europe, a visit to an established art museum, or a meal at a five star restaurant. We're a little more simple here at Lone Star Outdoor News — early September has us dreaming of dove. More

    Paralympic shooting competition concludes as Americans blaze historic trail
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    Intense competitors, both Eric Hollen and Josh Olson certainly desired better results in the end. But as the shooting competition came to a close at the 2012 Paralympic Games and the Royal Artillery Barracks, success can't be measured by medals alone. Hollen rolled off the line with a 23rd-place finish in the 50-meter Free Pistol event after a round of 499/600. He finished in 14th place in the air pistol event earlier in the Games. More



    .223 vs 5.56: A history
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    To a whole lot of shooters, ammo is ammo — if it fits, it shoots. These shooters tend to be the guys with seriously tired, worn or even busted firearms. They also tend to focus on the wrong thing; you know, the guy who scrubs the brass marks off his ejector lump, at least until one day his rifle stops working or breaks into many pieces. More

    Bear-ly elk hunting
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    From Luke Clayton: The elk hunter I was guiding was well concealed in the brush, about 25 yards from one of the only water sourced within a couple miles. Elk were coming in to drink and wallow during the last hour or so of daylight each day on a regular basis. I was positioned on a steep slope across the pond from the hunter with camera, my Zeiss binoculars, cow call and bull elk bugle. More



    Duck hunting tips: 6 old tricks that still work
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    Waterfowlers have proven to be some of the most resourceful of all sportsmen throughout history, with their combined approach of calling, decoying and plain old woodsmanship. Here are six old-school tips worth remembering as you prepare to hit the water for ducks and geese this fall. More

    TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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