TSRA Weekly NewsBrief
June. 16, 2011

New shooter learns by competing
Gun Reports
We've all seen some fast and fancy shooting, sometimes at a county fair, sometimes on television. You sit or stand in the gallery and wonder how these fellows and gals got to be so fast and accurate. Do they have special guns or trick loads? Did they start real young or grow up in the woods with fathers, mothers and uncles that handed down a tradition?More

Judiciary chairman: Al Qaeda threat no reason to change gun laws
The Hill
A top Republican has rejected the notion that Congress should re-examine the nation's gun laws after al Qaeda urged Muslims to attack America by exploiting loose firearm rules. Earlier in the month, Adam Gadahn, an American-born spokesman for al Qaeda, released a video calling on Muslims to commit violent jihad against America by taking advantage of the so-called "gun-show loophole." More

Justice officials in 'panic mode' as hearing nears on failed anti-gun trafficking program
Fox News
Officials at the Department of Justice are in "panic mode," according to multiple sources, as word spreads that congressional testimony next week will paint a bleak and humiliating picture of Operation Fast and Furious, the botched undercover operation that left a trail of blood from Mexico to Washington, D.C. The operation was supposed to stem the flow of weapons from the U.S. to Mexico. More

Don't blow a shot in the wind
Shooting Times
Wind does weird things to bullets, but one it doesn't do is "blow" them off course. Understand how wind "deflects" bullets, and be a better shooter. More often than not, you'll miss in the wind because of what you think the wind is doing to the bullet.More

Cabela's donates $20,000 to Outdoor Adventures program
Dallas Safari Club
Cabela's donated $20,000 to the Dallas Ecological Foundation's Outdoor Adventures physical education program, which aims to encourage outdoor recreation among young people. The contribution came from proceeds of a Jack Ingram concert celebrating the grand opening of the company’s Allen store last month.More

Confessions of a shotgun snob
Guns & Ammo
Writer Scott Mayer says he's always been very practical about guns, and admitting to being a shotgun snob is tough. But he says he's not your "typical" shotgun snob who fawns over trifles such as intricately engraved receivers. Instead, his snobbery goes the other way. He pretty much hates shotgun engraving unless it's really, really good engraving on a high-end shotgun.More

Physical fitness is important
Guns & Ammo
It is no secret that being in good physical shape is going to aid you rather than hamper you in protecting yourself and your loved ones. The television, magazines, newspapers and internet are overloaded with information supporting the benefits of physical fitness; we are not going to rehash that. What we are going to discuss is a person who is poor phsyical shape's inability to handle the stress associated with having to defend themself or someone else.More

Video: What not to shoot
National Wild Turkey Federation via YouTube
Practice at the range is critical to improving your marksmanship, but not every target is alike. MidwayUSA's Larry Potterfield demonstrates the dangers of using improper and unsafe targets.More

The father of modern pistol shooting
American Rifleman
John Dean Cooper — "Jeff" to one and all — stands alone and unchallenged as the most influential individual to ever hold forth on small arms doctrine and technique. More