TSRA Weekly NewsBrief
July 7, 2011

Boerne's Morrill wins at USAS Nationals
USA Shooting
At the 2011 National Championships for Rifle and Pistol, Meghann K. Morrill of Boerne, Texas, won the Women's 10m Air Rifle National Champion title. Morrill entered the final with 790 match points after the two-day competition. Situated in third place, her outstanding final of 102.9 points propelled her to the top of the podium with 892.9 total points. The silver medalist was Sarah Beard of Danville, Ind.More

TSRA Gun Show takes place in Mesquite on July 30-31
Be sure and make plans to attend the TSRA's 2011 Gun Show on July 30-31 at the Mesquite Convention Center in Mesquite, Texas. The show hours are Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost of admission is $8 for a day pass or $10 for a weekend pass. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. If you are a TSRA member and you show your membership card at the door, you get in for $6 a day or $8 for a weekend pass. To attend the gun show for free, simply join, renew or upgrade your TSRA membership at the door. More

Second Amendment Foundation wins injunction against Chicago gun range ban
In a 3-0 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a lower court ruling and ordered that court to issue a preliminary injunction against the City of Chicago on behalf of the Second Amendment Foundation that prevents the city from banning gun ranges inside city limits. Joining SAF in the original lawsuit were Action Target, Inc., the Illinois State Rifle Association and three Chicago residents, Rhonda Ezell, William Hespen and Joseph Brown. More

Congressman attempts to misdirect ATF investigation, promotes anti-gun agenda
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Despite having expressed support for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's investigation of ATF's Operation Fast and Furious, the committee's ranking member, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., held a forum that tried to turn the investigation into an opportunity to advance gun control. Rep. Cummings trotted out gun-control proponents at his forum and issued a report entitled "Outgunned" that suggests a lack of gun control is somehow responsible for Operation Fast and Furious.More

Texan finishes second at USAS National Championships
USA Shooting
In Junior Men's 50m Rifle Prone, Ryan Anderson of Great Falls, Va., is the new USAS national champion. Headed into the final one-point behind Samuel Muegge of Boling, Texas, Anderson overtook Muegge with the highest final of 103.1 points. He finished with 1288.1 total points. Muegge shot 1186 match points and 100.9 points in the final to finish with the silver medal and 1286.9 total points.More

5 must-have shooting accessories
Shooting Times
Shooting accessories aren't all as great as they're hyped up to be, but there quite a few gems. None of the products in this list are new; some have been around for years. They have become indispensable because they're essential to a shooter's success, comfort or efficiency on the range. When you shoot for a living, those qualities mean an awful lot. More

Training a new generation of wildlife officers in Africa
Dallas Safari Club
Poaching, habitat loss and the complexities of managing earth's most diverse collection of game species — all on a continent stressed by civil war, humanitarian crises and corruption — are among the issues awaiting a new generation of wildlife officers in Africa. An ambitious new class of future wildlife officers now receiving formal education in Tanzania, includes four students sponsored by Dallas Safari Club. More

How to clean a handgun
American Rifleman
Modern semi-autos and revolvers are amazing little machines. Quality handguns built by reputable manufacturers are designed to be rugged and reliable. In fact, they've become so dependable it's easy to forget what they really are: precision-built mechanical devices which are forced to operate under less-than-ideal circumstances. Just like any other machine, handguns need proper cleaning and lubrication to keep them running smoothly. More

On-target shooting styles
Sporting Clays Magazine
Just how do you go about selecting a style of shooting that will give you consistent scores? As you might imagine, that answer is not so easy to come by, but there is a lot of information available to help guide you to a style that will work for you. First, you need to know what's available. More

Shotgunner's guide to waterfowling
Ducks Unlimited
In waterfowl hunting, humiliation is defined by missing three times as a greenhead helicopters into your decoys so close that you make eye contact with the bird as it frantically reverses direction and wings away unscathed. We've all been there — with a sheepish grin, some lame excuse (my glasses were fogged up), and no real clue as to why our pellets and the bird failed to converge. More