Adios Senator Lugar

Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock’s Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election

Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican   primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar.  Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions.  Read more

Public Lands: Biospheres Under Glass? Not If USSA Can Help It

by Bill Horn

As regular U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance readers know, on April 17th, the House of Representatives passed the most important fishing and hunting bill in 15 years – HR 4089, The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act – by a lopsided 274 to 146 vote.  A bipartisan majority of 235 Republicans and 39 Democrats voted yes.  The bill has two fundamental features: (1) establishing that 700 million acres of federal public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service are open to fishing, hunting, and recreational, as a matter of law, until or unless closed for good specific reasons and (2) confirming recent EPA decisions that the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act does not allow the agency to regulate lead in fishing gear or ammunition.  The overwhelming support from America’s real conservationists, the angling and hunting community, demonstrates this is good public policy and ought to be non-controversial.

But nothing in Washington, D.C. ever is.  So it’s little surprise that the usual suspects are screaming about the bill and peddling disinformation about what it doesRead more

Competitive Shooters Get State-of-the-Art Facility

By Glen Wunderlich

Preparing American athletes to win Olympic medals is no small challenge.  USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995 and gets no governmental financial help, as do competing foreign shooters.  And, plenty of practice is required.  However, practice itself doesn’t make perfect; only perfect practice does.

Firearms and technique are most important but until now, our athletes had been at a bit of a disadvantage in the technological aspect of matching ammunition to specific firearms.  Not anymore.

Lapua, maker of some of the most accurate ammunition in the world, has opened new Rimfire Service Center in Mesa, Arizona.  Patterned after the world-renowned Lapua Service Center in Schönebeck, Germany, this facility Read more

More Obama, More Guns

Aanalysts say and gun owners know that the “Obama effect” has translated into a financial windfall for the gun industry. The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates that firearms and ammunition had a $31 billion economic impact in 2011, up from $19 billion four years ago.   Funny, you never hear Obama pat himself on the back for his work on stimulating the firearms industry – and, he didn’t have to extract any of my money to do it!  More on the continuing salses increase here…

Antis Spread Lies About Heritage Act

H.R. 4089 Provides Fundraising Bonanza for Extremist Groups

Posted on April 27, 2012

Anti-hunting and Environmental Lobby

Distort the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act to Raise Money

Following in the footsteps of the nation’s most powerful anti-hunting organization, a quartet of environmental groups wasted no time firing off fundraising appeals to fight HR 4089.  The bill, also called the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012, is the most significant pro-sportsmen legislation in 15 years.  The funding requests are full of lies, mischaracterizations and distortions.

Joining the Humane Society of the United States in this cynical attempt to cash in are the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, The Wilderness Society and the National Parks Conservation Association.  Their fundraising appeals can be viewed by clicking on each group’s name.

Opponents falsely claim that the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act will: Read more

Lapua Announces Service Center

GW:  This is exciting news!  Lapua’s facility makes it possible to test various .22 rimfire ammo in particular firearms.  And, then being able to purchase lot numbers in sufficient quantities that works best is how accuracy happens.   And, Lapua is no ordinary ammunition.  I have found it to be the most accurate in my rimfires and use it exclusively for hunting and showing off.

Lapua is pleased to announce the opening of our new Rimfire Service Center in Mesa, Arizona! Patterned after the world renowned Lapua Service Center in Schönebeck, Germany, this facility gives American shooters the same opportunity to test not only various types, but also different lots of rimfire ammunition, in their firearms, under tightly controlled conditions. This assures that the customer will be able to purchase not only the best type of ammunition for his or her particular rifle, but the specific lots of that ammo that performs best in their guns. Read more

USSA Talks Sportsmen’s Rights on C-SPAN

(Columbus, Ohio)- On Friday, April 20, 2012 U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Director of Federal Affairs, Bill Horn, appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal discussing Sportsmen’s Rights, and H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012.
Click here to watch the program. Check local television listings for C-SPAN rebroadcasts of this program. (http://www.ussafoundation.org/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ussportsmen.org%2fvideo%2fussa-talks-sportsmens-rights-h-r-4089-on-c-span%2f&srcid=8766&srctid=1&erid=11474281&trid=e8d896f8-10de-4859-a188-ec6489a14ea4)
Click here for information on H.R. 4089. (http://www.ussafoundation.org/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ussportsmen.org%2flegislative-action%2fu-s-house-votes-to-protect-hunting-shooting-on-public-land%2f&srcid=8766&srctid=1&erid=11474281&trid=e8d896f8-10de-4859-a188-ec6489a14ea4)

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A Review of HR 4089 – Sportsman’s Heritage Act of 2012

By Glen Wunderlich

Known as the Sportsman’s Heritage Act of 2012, HR 4089 has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and, if it continues on its path to becoming law, it may be the most important piece of legislation on behalf of sportsmen and women in decades.   H.R. 4089 is actually the compilation of four bills, all designed to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting: Read more

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