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Governor Perry signs gun bills
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed into law SB 321 by Sen. Glenn Hegar Jr., R-Katy, and Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt, R-Lexington. SB 321 will protect the jobs of the vast majority of Texas employees wanting a firearm in their personal locked vehicle when parked on their employer's parking lot. More

2011 men's and women's trap national champions
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A pair of Texans, Morgan Harbison of Waller and Miranda Wilder of Diana, were among the top finishers at the USA Shooting National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. More

Firearms dealers, collectors at Abilene event want paper trail
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When it comes to selling firearms at gun and knife shows, Jo Walker of Ricky Jo's Trading Post of Midland takes precautions. Walker, who holds a federal firearms license, said that when someone buys any type of firearm at a show, she makes sure to record the transaction. Recording every sale is not required, she said. It's just a good idea for the retailer because if a gun winds up on a crime scene, the ATF will come back to the dealer for information. More

New Diana shooting team takes top honors
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The New Diana High School AG 381 shooting team recently took top honors at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's State AG Clays Shoot. The event, sponosored by TP&W and the Texas Hunter Education Instructors Association, was held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. More

Sportsmen win major courtroom battle over hunting on public lands
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The lengthy battle over hunting access on dozens of units of the 100 million-acre National Wildlife Refuge system has ended—and hunters can declare victory. In April, federal Judge James S. Gwin ruled for sportsmen across America by granting summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other defendants while denying a lawsuit aimed at closing hunting on National Wildlife Refuge System parcels. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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'Fast & Furious' explodes: Issa calls operation 'felony stupid'
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The chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called "Operation Fast and Furious" an effort that was "felony stupid" and he promised that those responsible would be held accountable. More

'Melson should go,' says Issa as pressure builds
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In a powerful interview with NRA News, Congressman Darrell Issa said the Obama administration should be ashamed of how the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted, and then evaded answering for, a botched gun sting operation that has put thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartel criminals. More

RMEF moves to protect appellate rights in wolf decision
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U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy will decide whether Congress acted within Constitutional bounds when it delisted wolves in parts of the West. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has filed notice of its intent to appeal any decision that adversely affects states' rights to manage fully recovered wolf populations. More

Firearms industry warns retailers of anti-gun survey
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The National Shooting Sports Foundation is urging extreme caution should retailers decide to participate in a firearms licensee survey being distributed by anti-gun researcher and activist Garen Wintemute and his colleagues at the University of California at Davis. More
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