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TCHA 17th Annual Convention coming to Kerrville in February
TCHA
The Texas Concealed Handgun Association Board of Directors is proud to announce plans for the 17th Annual Conference, Feb. 28 to March 2 at the YO Ranch Resort. TCHA is continuing to offer education during the seventeenth Annual Conference. We will offer continuing education to instructors and noninstructors alike. This is the start of a program designed to improve the knowledge and skills of CHL holders. The goal of this program is to set a standard of excellence that may become the normal requirement within the CHL community. Several courses will be offered.
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Obama vows to pursue gun control 'with or without Congress'
The Daily Caller
President Barack Obama vowed Jan. 28 to pursue gun control "with or without Congress." In his State of the Union address, Obama referenced recent mass shootings and called for new gun laws. In the aftermath of mass shootings over the last several years, Obama and Democrats have unsuccessfully pushed for new gun control measures.
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Gun politricks: The false 'firearms insurance' debate
Ammo Land
As many gun rights activists well know, a favorite tactic of the anti-gun-rights bunch lately has been to equate guns rights with car privileges. To keep you, from getting eye roll-induced headaches, we won't rehash this old argument. Instead, the focus will be on the single surviving component that has been the darling of the Brady and Bloomberg zombies: liability insurance.
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SHOT Show sets attendance record at Sands in Las Vegas
TSNN
The 37th Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Trade Show, owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, saw a 6 percent jump in attendance this year, coming in at 67,000 attendees. A gathering place for shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries, the event took place Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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Intruder fatally shot during break-in, homeowner charged for firearm violation
Guns.com
A morning home invasion in Jacksonville, Fla., ended with the suspect dead and the homeowner behind bars, but not because he shot the intruder. According to reports by local media, the suspect, an unidentified 20-year-old black male, broke into the home around 10 a.m. after smashing the glass on a side window. But once he made his way into the house, the armed homeowner opened fire on him.
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Gun rights activists tote weapons during trash pickup
KIII-TV
A group of open-carry gun rights activists were busy picking up trash while packing heat. The group called "Open Carry Texas" came in from Temple. They advocate for the right to openly carry firearms in public which is legal in the Lone Star State. The group says they are working to spread the word about gun rights.
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Dramatized video of Trayvon Martin shooting calls out Texas gun laws
CultureMap Dallas
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has re-created the night Trayvon Martin was killed in a dramatic PSA that asks Americans to "stand up to 'Stand Your Ground Laws.'" Twenty-six states including Texas currently have some form of law allowing for deadly force if one feels threatened. The video, which was posted August 19, takes several creative liberties with the accepted story line in which neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a Florida apartment complex. Zimmerman was acquitted for Martin's death in July.
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'Coordinated attacks' by global anti-gunners gain sweeping victories at America's doorstep
TheGunMag
Meeting fierce opposition on frontal assaults against America's strong pro-rights defenses, anti-gun forces have successfully penetrated the U.S. back door of Latin American countries, where they intend a domino effect of harsh restrictions and bans to eventually topple gun ownership in the U.S.
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Gun test: Bond Arms Derringer
The Daily Caller
Henry Deringer developed the Derringer in the 19th century, and it has been attributed as the original "pocket pistol." also It also is known as the gun that John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. You don't need to search the Web to find out that the Derringer is popular because of its small size, allowing a person to carry concealed in the summer. The gun fits inside a cowboy boot, too. Sometimes considered as a backup gun, it also is known as a "belly gun" because its short barrel makes it convenient to shoot at close quarters.
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New 'RIP' bullet hailed as 'one-shot man-stopper'
The Washington Times
A newly developed bullet from G2 Research is being billed as the last round a gun owner will ever need: a smashing hunk of copper with full metal jacket power to shred through solid objects and stop attackers in their tracks. G2R, the Windsor, Ga., company that created the Radically Invasive Projectile, or R.I.P., says the bullet is like a full metal jacket when it strikes and is designed "to take out all your vital organs."
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3 questions to ask yourself before buying a concealed carry handgun
Gun Digest
Reader Susan G. asks: "I don’t know anybody who shoots and the more articles I read about buying a gun the more confused I get. Help."

Susan you are not alone. Every day thousands of prudent Americans make a commitment to personal defense and decide to buy a gun. Here are three questions to ask yourself prior to going to the store that might help you narrow your search.

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