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What journalists should know about school shootings and guns    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the coming days, journalists will have to provide clear-eyed context to help the nation come to terms with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Without question, this incident will once again spark heated debates over gun control and school safety. Let's step back to see what we need to know to cover those stories. More

Important statement from the National Rifle Association
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The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters — and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown, Conn. Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. 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!

New guns for 2013
American Rifleman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers holds a trade show each year in November. A variety of gun manufacturers provide a sneak peek into what guns might make their way onto the market in 2013. While having a gun on display at this show is not always a sure bet it will become available, it's always interesting to see what gunmakers have in mind. 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...

Shooting tip
Pre-shot planning: Plan

NSSA-NSCA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Plan how you intend to break the targets. Your plan must consist of a visual pickup point, a hold point and a break point for each target. First, identify your break points — the areas along the target lines in which you are most comfortable breaking the targets. This is the precise point at which the target comes into sharp focus and seems to slow down visually. More

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Texas Made SUV Storage Crates
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creates the safest line of animal transportation products available. Our crates are made to slide into the rear of any SUV and are completely customizable. All cages have slide out floors for easy cleaning and all drawers are fully extendable and waterproof.

Using an ankle gun holster
AmmoLand    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefIn this video, Adam Painchaud, director at the SIG SAUER Academy talks about ankle holsters in detail including purpose, firearm considerations, placement and draw. More

NOAA, Ducks Unlimited partnering for Texas wetlands
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This fall, two Gulf Coast restoration projects are being added to a three-year agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Restoration Center and Ducks Unlimited. The Conserving America's Coasts partnership agreement aims to protect and restore approximately 5,000 acres of coastal habitats across the nation. More

Quail, rhino, deer, piranha to headline DSC seminars
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Wildlife, adventures and conservation issues from around the globe headline a roster of seminars at the Dallas Safari Club convention and expo, Jan. 3-6. Each seminar is part of the public-welcome DSC expo at the Dallas Convention Center. The DSC expo is an annual hunter's extravaganza, now with more than nine football fields' worth of opportunities for outfitted hunts and more. More

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Hunts provide great memories
San Marcos Daily Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By Jim Darnell: I recently received a letter from my friend Kevin Potts, Texas Director of Cross Trails Outfitters. "This past weekend I was privileged to take a young man on his first hunt and shared an experience with him that I hope will strengthen him mentally, physically and spiritually," Potts wrote. Nine-year-old Chris Sula is battling a rare bone cancer. Kevin wanted to take him on the dream hunt of his life. More

Texas brothers buying up acreage in Montana
The Associated Press via The Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Near where the borders of Fergus, Musselshell and Golden Valley counties meet south of the Little Snowy Mountains in Montana, two billionaire Texas brothers have quietly collected more than 177,000 acres of ranch land in the last two years. But that's only a portion of the property that Farris, 60 and Dan Wilks, 56, have accumulated in Montana. In all, they own more than 276,000 acres in seven counties in the eastern half of the state. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Keep the information flowing! Go to or call 512-615-4200 and join, renew or upgrade your TSRA membership. TSRA is the NRA state affiliate, since 1919. Keep the faith and share this email!

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Texas State Rifle Association

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