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UN agreement should have all gun owners up in arms
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It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn't approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global "Small Arms Treaty" premised to fight "terrorism," "insurgency" and "international crime syndicates," you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted — our right to own and bear arms. More

Passage of NAWCA reauthorization bill critical to program's future
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Every five years, Congress must reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act program. Congressional "authorization" lays out the intent and processes of a federal program and provides the authority to annually appropriate funds. NAWCA is due to be reauthorized soon and in order to begin the reauthorization process, Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., along with Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., recently introduced H.R. 1960. More

US Olympic hopefuls receive continued support from DSC
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A grant from the Dallas Safari Club is helping underwrite the cost of sending U.S. junior athletes to the 2011 World Shotgun Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 3-14. More

House Democrats urge president to end stonewalling on 'Gunrunner'
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A group of 31 U.S. House members — all Democrats — wrote to President Barack Obama, urging him to end Administration stonewalling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Project Gunrunner," and the "Fast and Furious" program under which border state dealers were encouraged to sell thousands of guns to suspicious buyers. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Does your .30-30 benefit from a boattail?
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Check with any Highpower shooter worth a shot, and he or she will most likely tell you to use boattail bullets for the best accuracy. The 1,000 Benchrest crowd will probably tell you the same. But ask the "short-range" Benchrest shooters — the ones who literally compare the size of one-hole groups to see who wins — and you're more likely to be sent after a box of custom-made flat-base bullets. Why the difference? More

National Wild Turkey Federation makes every day Arbor Day
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For volunteers, sponsors and partners of the National Wild Turkey Federation, planting trees is a year-round conservation effort that reaches beyond Arbor Day celebrations. More

RMEF files motion to intervene in latest wolf suit
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Animal rights groups are challenging in federal court the constitutionality of Congress' recent delisting of wolves in parts of the West. Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula, Mont., will consider the challenge, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has filed a motion to intervene in support of the delisting. More

'LSD' and other shotgunning mind alterations
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Wingshooting and clay target shooting are arts, and too much calculating in the box can disable good performances. However, math can also enlighten, dispelling tired old myths by shedding much-needed light on the basics of our sport. There are times when conclusive logic clears up misunderstandings, thus the art can now be trusted. More
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