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September 12, 2019
Governor Abbott Issues Eight Executive Orders In Response To El Paso and Odessa Shootings
Office of the Texas Governor

"Following the tragedies in El Paso and Odessa, Governor Greg Abbott today issued eight executive orders to help prevent further mass shootings by enhancing reporting requirements and ensuring law enforcement and the public have the training, tools, and resources they need to provide and respond to Suspicious Activity Reports."

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“Pro-gun” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Turns on Second Amendment Supporters, Sides With Anti-Gun Lobby

"Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick uses his political website to claim he is 'leading the fight for life and liberty in Texas, including … standing up for the Second Amendment.' He also proudly notes his prior NRA endorsement.

But when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms, Dan Patrick is showing himself to be all hat and no cattle."

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Know the Law: Non-lethal Self-Defense | Texas
U.S. & Texas Law Shield
Editor's Note: The association will be offering certification courses on Pepper Spray, Taser, and ASP/Baton during the 23rd Annual TxHGA Conference, March 27-29, 2020.  In the next couple of months, information regarding the conference and how to register will be available on the association's website,
Rapid response: 7 early observations from the Midland and Odessa shootings
Police One

"These shootings show just how difficult it can be for law enforcement to stop a highly mobile killer."

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A Fresh Look at the Basic Rules of Gun Safety: Which Set Do You Use?

"...We all know what we think we mean when we instruct a student on the “basic rules of firearm safety,” but it is imperative that what we are saying actually makes sense under scrutiny.”

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How To: Shooting While On The Move
Sights, What Good Are They

"If you were to ask a shooting instructor who’s been doing this a long time what is more challenging; correcting sight errors or trigger errors what do you think they would say? Most who I know overwhelmingly comment on trigger errors."

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Impact Weapons for Self-Defense: Training & Skill-Building
NRA Shooting Illustrated

"... Improvised impact weapons as self-defense tools of opportunity can be found anywhere and everywhere. Like learning first-aid to stop the bleeding or how to use a fire extinguisher to stop a fire, you only need to be proficient enough with a handful of basic skills to use an impact weapon to stop a threat in self-defense."

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Introducing the Texas Handgun Association's 2019 Edition of the License to Carry PowerPoint Lesson Plan & Handouts.


[Available either electronically or as a CD/DVD]

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Click here for the DPS Instructor 2019 Renewal Notice
TxHGA's Extra Shot...

Shooting Range Mocks Walmart Sells Bullets by the Pound
The Scioto Post
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Why Hornady Stopped Selling Ammunition to Walmart 12 Years Ago
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Distracting Questions
Active Response Training
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CMP Announcements:

The DeSoto Parish 4-H Shooting Sports is holding a Rimfire Sporter Match on 9/28/19.  The location of the range is: 10117 Hwy 171, Grand Cane , LA.  Match Begins: 8:00 AM. For more information you may contact the match director: David Buffington at

The Northwest Texas Field & Stream Association is holding a Northwest Texas Field & Stream EIC Service Pistol & .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC Match on 9/29/19.  The location of the range is: 4472 Old Friberg Road, Wichita Falls, TX.  Match Begins: 8:30 AM. For more information you may contact the match director: Roger Kroes at

The Franklin Mountain Gun Club & Jr. Div. is holding an As-Issued Military/Carbine Match on 9/29/19 and 12/29/19 in El Paso, TX.  For more information you may contact the match director: Lawrence Kimpell at mkimpel1@e/

The Parker County Sportsman Club is holding an As-Issued Military on 10/19/19 in Poolville, TX.  For more information you may contact the match director: Ronald Woods at

The Claudia Taylor Johnson High School Army JROTC is holding a North East ISD, “MSG Roy P. Benavidez Memorial Air Rifle Match” on 10/31/19.  The location of the range is: 23203 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX.  For more information you may contact the match director: Thomas Groggett at

The Bayou Rifles, Inc. & Jr. Div. is holding an As-Issued Military Match on 12/28/2019 in Rosharon, TX. For more information you may contact the match director: Glenn Edgard at

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