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Republicans not backing down on contempt votes
The Associated Press via Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Barring a last-minute deal, House Republicans plan historic votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to a bungled gun-tracking operation. A sitting attorney general never has been held in contempt. More

NRA's Facebook page reaches 1.5 million likes
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NRA's Facebook page has exploded in popularity and this week reached its latest milestone of 1.5 million likes. An NRA-ILA statement said, "Our Facebook page has been a great success and has allowed us to reach many more potential members and supporters with our pro-gun, pro-freedom message. The page continues to be extremely popular, and in less than two years has grown from about 300,000 likes in late July 2010, to over 1,500,000 likes as of this week!" More

Chess for the Big Guns

From 9mm Pawns to 30-06 Kings, this chess set is a sure hit for the avid gun lover! Each piece is modeled after actual ammunition calibers, and skillfully crafted from solid brass and aluminum. Being the perfect combo of brain and brawn, Chessammo is truly a set to die for!

Boerner wins Texas state championship
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Congratulations to Van Boerner, HOA Champion at the 2012 Texas State Skeet Shoot over the weekend, June 22-24, at the National Shooting Complex. Boerner finished at 397, winning a shoot-off with runner-up Carter Wehrheim. In third place was Robert Paxton with 396. Ladies HOA Champion was Bailey Glenewinkel with a score of 390. More

FINALLY, a gun lubricant exists that can withstand the most extreme conditions.
After using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus, Floro Lavalle with Sierra Outfitters in Argentina reported cleanings were much easier, they were needed less frequently and field jamming went down to almost non-existent. While these statements may seem generic and boring, consider that they shoot on average 2000-5000 rounds per day per gun, OVER 1 MILLION ROUNDS PER YEAR, and pair that with Lavalle’s full season of using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus. His report was an 83% reduction in repair/replacement costs. MORE...

14-year-old shoots armed intruder while watching siblings
The Associated Press via KXNT-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said. The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell, Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said. The teen didn't open the door because he didn't recognize the woman. More

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Our products save you from having to use oil and WD-40 on your firearms & weapons every year. Even with continuous application, oil will eventually dry up and WD-40 will gum and turn into a varnish over time. In fact, oil can wind up causing damage to your wood stock as well as your bullets. Instead, save time & money by using Zerust Products to prevent rust and corrosion. MORE
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USA Shooting National Championships for Shotgun to feature four 2012 Olympians
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The 19th Annual USA Shooting National Championships for Shotgun are set to begin Thursday at the home of USA Shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the International Shooting Park located at the Fort Carson Army Base. Four of the six 2012 Olympic nominees will compete, along with over 190 other athletes looking to establish their shooting prowess heading into the next Olympic quadrennium. More

Concealed carry: When can you use deadly force?
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When can you use deadly force? The short answer is that your attacker must possess the ability and opportunity to do you grave harm — but you must also have to have done everything in your ability to avoid a confrontation. In the new Gun Digest book, "Armed: The Essential Guide to Concealed Carry," author Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., provides more insight to this point. More

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Michigan court of appeals strikes down stun gun ban
The Volokh Conspiracy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Eugene Volokh: People v. Yanna (Mich. Ct. App. June 26) holds that Michigan's stun gun ban violates the Second Amendment. I filed an amicus brief on behalf of AWARE (Arming Women Against Rape & Endangerment) in this case, and also wrote a law review article on the subject, so I'm especially pleased by the result. More

Controlled sport hunting a crucial part of conservation
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In a June 12 op-ed, "Animals don't have a voice, but we do," Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., endorses the sentiments expressed in a book on animal and human interactions by Matthew Scully. Many of his points are beliefs shared by the conservation community, of which hunters can claim to be the "original" and most proactive component, contributing significant funding to wildlife management of both game and nongame species and serving as a recognized wildlife and habitat management tool. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Texas State Rifle Association

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