August 26th, 2006 10:28 PM
NRA's look at the states again
Today's info - States with updates this issue: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking public comment
on the draft "Wildlife 2012" plan, which, according to AZGFD, is a
"strategic plan that will guide how the agency manages wildlife, outdoor
recreational opportunities, and its own operations for the next six
years." Because the AZGFD determines issues important to the pro-gun
community in Arizona (such as shooting ranges, access to public lands,
and overall hunting policies), it is extremely important that NRA
members attend these informational meetings. The meeting dates are as
follows (all meetings will be held from 6-9:00 p.m.): Yuma, Wednesday,
September 6, Arizona Game and Fish Department/Regional Office, 9140 E.
28th Street; Kingman, Monday, September 11, Arizona Game and Fish
Department/Regional Office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road; Flagstaff,
Tuesday, September 12, Arizona Game and Fish Department/Regional Office:
3500 S. Lake Mary Road; Mesa, Thursday, September 14, Arizona Game and
Fish Department/Regional Office: 7200 E. University Drive; Pinetop,
Friday, September 15, Arizona Game and Fish Department/Regional Office:
2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.; and Tucson, Monday, September 18, Arizona
Game and Fish Department/Regional Office: 555 N. Greasewood Road. For a
copy of the "Wildlife 2012" plan, please visit www.azgfd.gov.
AB2714, sponsored by Assembly Member Alberto Torrico (D-20), is
currently on the Senate floor. This legislation would require that no
ammunition (or reloaded ammunition) may be sold in a retail transaction
unless the purchaser personally presents evidence of his or her identity
and age, as specified, to the seller of the ammunition. Additionally,
it would severely undermine California's state preemption law. AB352,
sponsored by Assembly Member Paul Koretz (D-42), would require that
after a certain date, the make, model, and serial number be microstamped
onto the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns in
such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted onto the cartridge
case upon firing. Handguns that do not include their identifying
information would be defined as "unsafe," and their manufacture, sale,
and transfer would be a crime. AB352 passed in the Senate by two votes
and now moves before the Assembly for a final vote. Please contact your
State Legislators today and urge them to oppose AB2714 and AB352 by
visiting www.calnra.com/legs/asm.shtml, and
Due to strong opposition from local residents and a lack of support from
town council members, the proposal to severely restrict the discharge of
a firearm within the Town of Montville has been dropped. This comes on
the heels of last week's town council meeting, where introduction of the
measure was postponed due to the overwhelming number of NRA members who
showed up to voice their concerns. Although this latest development is
certainly good news, we can't consider this fight over. In fact, the
Norwich Bulletin doesn't even think gun owners and sportsmen have the
right to be heard. Check out today's editorial at
We will be sure to inform you of any further developments.
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, September 5! For
more information on voting in Florida, please use the following link:
http://election.dos.state.fl.us/. Be sure to "Vote Freedom First"!
A Friends of NRA dinner and fundraiser will be held at the Holiday Inn
in Cumberland, on Wednesday September 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The
committee promises an entertaining evening with good food, great prizes,
and a lively auction. Some of the great items featured for auction
include the "2006 Weatherby .270 Gun of the Year," the "Case Buffalo
Knife of the Year," and the "2006 Eagle Print of the Year," by Cole
Johnson. 100% of the money raised at the dinner will be used to fund
programs such as Women's and Youth safety and educational initiatives at
the national and local level, with 50% of funds staying in the state of
Maryland. For tickets or further information, please call chairman,
Donald Schneider at (304) 738-2055.
The Humane Society of the United States has placed a dove-hunting ban,
Proposition 3, on the November ballot in Michigan. You can help defend
Michigan's hunting heritage by attending the Citizens for Wildlife
Conservation Grass Roots Rally on Tuesday, August 29, from 7:30 - 9:30
p.m., at the Kellog Christian Reformed Sportsperson's Club, 610 52nd
Street, Kentwood, MI 49548. The Citizens for Wildlife Conservation will
inform attendees about the proposed ban and what sportsmen can do to
help protect the rights of Michigan's hunters. For more information
about the rally, please contact: Steve Bartz, (616) 291-5783,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Pat Klott, (616) 534-8194,
email@example.com; Paul Zeman, (616) 891-0613, firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Lee Zeidler, (616) 538-0510, email@example.com. Please keep checking your
email and www.NRAILA.org for future updates on this important hunting
In addition, the "2nd Annual Friends of the NRA Michigan Celebrity
Shoot" will be held on Saturday, September 9! Please come join us as we
get warmed up for hunting season by shooting with local celebrities, or
just come for dinner. Also enjoy our many gun raffles and limited
edition NRA commemorative items in our live and silent auctions! The
"NRA Michigan Celebrity Shoot" is being held September 9, at the Detroit
Gun Club (DGC), in Commerce Township. This is a 100-target shotgun fun
shoot that includes 50 targets of Sporting Clays, 25 targets of Skeet,
and 25 targets of Trap. All targets, shells, lunch, and steak dinner is
included! Everyone will also receive a 4"x 6" squad photo.
Some of the celebrities that attended last year were: former Detroit
Tiger pitcher and World Series record holder, Mickey Lolitch; former
Detroit Red Wing, Dennis Hextall; State Senator Nancy Cassis (R-15); and
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard (currently running for U.S.
Senate against anti-gun Debbie Stabenow); among many others. This is a
great time to gather and shoot with pro-NRA celebrities, while also
raising money to protect and promote the shooting sports for future
generations! Money raised at Friends of the NRA events go toward
educational programs, with 50% of the money staying in Michigan to be
made available for pro-Second Amendment worthy causes in the form of
grants. ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY - NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON THE DAY
OF THE EVENT! To buy your tickets, or for further information, please
contact Jerry Kraus, Chairman of Oakland County Friends of the NRA, at
(248) 706-1513, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln Update: On Monday, the Lincoln City Council passed the
ordinance proposed by Mayor Colleen Seng (D), to add a list of crimes to
an existing ordinance that would restrict who can possess a firearm
within the Lincoln city limits. The new state law already bans
concealed weapons in government buildings that contain courthouses or
city hall meetings, but the city council also passed another ordinance
expanding the ban to include other dangerous weapons, and firearms in
plain view. Please continue to call Mayor Seng at (402) 441-7511, and
the City Council members at (402) 441-7515, and ask them to reconsider,
and oppose, any further attempt to infringe on Lincoln's law-abiding
Kearney Update: On Tuesday, a large group of NRA members attended the
Kearney City Council public hearing to show their support on lifting the
city's ban on concealed firearms. This hearing was held to gauge public
opinion. In response to the concealed carry ban, citizens organized the
Kearney "Right to Carry Concealed" Taskforce. The taskforce held their
first meeting on Thursday to brainstorm ideas to help inform the City
Council that concealed permit holders are law-abiding citizens and not
criminals. Please contact the Kearney City Council members at (308)
233-3216 and ask them to support lifting the city's ban on concealed
Columbus Update: In a surprise move, the Columbus City Council Public
Property, Safety and Works Committee met on Monday, and voted to retain
the city's ordinance barring concealed weapons. This issue will be
revisited next year after the new state law has been in place for a few
months. Please check your email and www.NRAILA.com for future updates
on this infringement of Columbus city residents right to keep and bear
Your help is needed at the upcoming National Police Shooting
Championships that will be held at Shooting Range State Park, (west of
Albuquerque) from Thursday, September 28 to Thursday, October 5. Event
organizers are looking for volunteers to assist as line officers, safety
officers, target runners, and scorers. An organizational meeting for
interested volunteers will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, August
26, at the range. For directions, please visit
www.cabq.gov/openspace/shootingrange.html, and scroll down to "Map." If
you cannot attend the meeting, but are still in interesting in
volunteering, please contact Neil Terry at (505) 873-6604.
The long awaited vote to close the Suffolk County trap-and-skeet
shooting range took place on August 23, and the Suffolk County
Legislature voted of 15-3 in opposition to Legislator Kate Browning's
bill to close the Trap & Skeet range in Southaven County Park.
Congratulations, Suffolk County! Many thanks go out to the local
shooters and legislators responsible for this decision. To call and
thank the Suffolk County Legislature for making the right decision to
keep the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet range open please call (631)
853-4074. The battle to keep the range open is far from over; the Long
Island Pine Barrens Society is currently suing the Suffolk County
Government and the New York State Pine Barrens Commission for, in their
opinion, illegally re-opening the range. Please continue to show your
support by visiting the range located at 165 Gerard Road in Yaphank,
N.Y., 11980, (631) 924-5600. The hours of operation are 9 A.M. to 5
P.M., Wednesday through Sunday. Also check your e-mail and
www.NRAILA.org for any updates.
In addition, the Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education Inc.
(S.A.F.E.) will be hosting its "2006 Right-to-Carry Conference & Second
Amendment Rally" on Sunday, October 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(doors open at 12:00 noon). The event will be held at the Sheraton,
Long Island, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Smithtown, NY, (631)
231-1100, (on Motor Parkway on the North side of LIE between exits 53 &
55). In attendance at the event will be: Wayne R. LaPierre, NRA
Executive Vice President; Bob Barr, Former Member, U.S. House of
Representatives and NRA Board Member; Jim Fotis, Executive Director, Law
Enforcement Alliance of America; John Faso, Republican Candidate for New
York State Governor; John Spencer, Republican/Conservative Candidate for
U.S. Senate from New York; and John L. Cushman, S.A.F.E. President and
Founder, and NRA Board Member.
Attendees will get the latest information on the Right-to-Carry
nationwide and locally. You will meet and network with fellow sportsmen
and women concerning your civil rights and those of your children and
grandchildren. This conference will raise issues of concern and give
suggested courses of action with local and national leaders of Second
Amendment organizations and legislators from all levels of government.
You will also have a chance to win valuable prizes in drawings limited
to attendees only. Admission and parking is free, and the event is open
to your family and friends.
Hunters in North Carolina, who have been deprived of the ability to hunt
on Sunday for more than a century, now they have a chance to speak out.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission held public meetings
earlier this year to get input on the fate of Sunday hunting in the
state. Now the Commission is allowing the public to submit comments
online, and the comment period ends on Thursday, August 31. There is no
scientific reason that hunters shouldn't go afield on Sunday. In fact,
only eight states have a complete prohibition on Sunday hunting. The
states allowing hunting on Sundays have healthy game populations and do
not have higher rates of hunter accidents or landowner-hunter conflicts.
All the arguments against Sunday hunting are without merit. The bans
works to discourage hunting at a time when hunter recruitment and
participation must be encouraged in order to save our hunting heritage.
To find out more about why Sunday hunting should be allowed, read
NRA-ILA's fact sheet on the issue at www.NRAILA.org. Please take the
time to submit your comments about Sunday hunting online by clicking
www.ncwildlife.org/sunday_hunt/sunday_hunt.htm. Remember, you have
until Thursday, August 31, to let your voice be heard!
Registration for the NRA and Future Wisconsin Sportsmen's Conference is
filling up fast! This event is open to the public, and the cost is $10.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9, at the Bluemound Gardens
Conference Center, 11703 West Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226. The
event begins at 7:00 a.m., with a breakfast buffet. Conference speakers
include State Senators Tom Reynolds and Dave Zien, and State
Representative Scott Gunderson among others. In conjunction with this
event, you'll want to make plans to also join NRA-ILA Grassroots
Division Director, Glen Caroline, and your fellow NRA members, for
socializing at a FREE NRA-ILA Mix N' Mingle beginning at 1:30 p.m. To
RSVP, please call (414) 258-1719, or e-mail email@example.com. For more
information, please visit www.widigest.com.
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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August 26th, 2006 11:39 PM
Originally Posted by P95Carry
Not a fan of trap and skeet...BIG FAN of ANYTHING pro gun and pro "little guy". Made my calls and fired off e-mails, feels good to win a battle for the cause.
Please, someone corrrrrrrect me if I'm wrong but, Is Mark (Hunter Sports) not the owner of this property? Mark happens to be a hell of a good guy and would make this victory all the more sweet.
***Edited to add***
"2006 Right-to-Carry Conference & Second
PLEASE, if you're from NY, please try to attend. If you DO plan on going, get in touch with me. I would really like to meet you guys and perhaps buy you a beer or nine.
Last edited by distortion9; August 26th, 2006 at 11:44 PM.
Reason: "2006 Right-to-Carry Conference"
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August 27th, 2006 05:00 AM
Thanks for the info.
If you do hear anything regarding PA specifally please post it or even email me.
August 27th, 2006 09:43 AM
"Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment" - NRA/ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.
"...be water, my friend."
August 27th, 2006 10:07 AM
Well at least the Maryland "news" was sort of positive this time, a welcome change from the usual "F".
EOD - Initial success or total failure
August 27th, 2006 01:19 PM
Thanks for the heads up, good looking out.
August 27th, 2006 02:42 PM
Where do this idiots get these assinine ideas?
AB352, sponsored by Assembly Member Paul Koretz (D-42), would require that after a certain date, the make, model, and serial number be microstamped onto the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted onto the cartridge case upon firing. Handguns that do not include their identifying information would be defined as "unsafe," and their manufacture, sale, and transfer would be a crime. AB352 passed in the Senate by two votes and now moves before the Assembly for a final vote.
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