Thank You, Guy Cooter for your support of the Club by continuing to help keep the grounds mowed. 5/11
Lost : 4/27/13 Black Jawbone Blutooth head set with custom molded silicon ear piece. If located please call Carlo DeBlasio 336-643-4326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 4/13
Thank You, Jim McNairy for your annual cash donation to RCGC!
Lost: Black glove brand 5.11 Ironclad for Left hand. Please call Jeff 336-255-6264 4/13
Lost: leather pouch for shotgun shells. It has no markings just plain leather with brass rings on the side to hold my badge. Would have been lost in Dec. or Jan., can't remember-just now can't find it. I was shooting skeet, rimfire and centerfire pistol so I could have left it about anywhere. If found, please contact email@example.com 2/13
Contributions Needed: If
you have good photos taken at the Club that you are willing to share,
please send them to Lil at the email address below. If your shots
include people, you must obtain their permission to publish them. If
your shots include minors, permission must be obtained from a parent. No
photos of members on the ranges will be posted unless they are wearing
proper hearing and eye protection. Please send photos as separate files
attached to your email message. Include names and the date the photo was
If you are a member, have an Email address and are not getting Email newsletters and messages from the club, please contact Lil at LilA@rockinghamcountygunclub.com
Contact your Senator and Representatives. Let them know how you feel about gun control.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) 202-224-3154 http://burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) 202-224-6342 http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/
Email your Congressman:
(To identify your Congressman, go to: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/)
Rep. G. K. Butterfield, Jr. (D-01) 202-225-3101 https://butterfield.house.gov/email-congressman-butterfield
Rep. Renee L. Ellmers (R-02) 202-225-4531 https://ellmersforms.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=58§iontree=358
Rep. Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-03) 202-225-3415 https://jones.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Rep. David Price (D-04) 202-225-1784 https://forms.house.gov/price/webforms/contact_form.shtml
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-05) 202-225-2071 https://virginiafoxx.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/
Rep. Howard Coble (R-06) 202-225-3065 http://coble.house.gov/contact/zipcheck.htm
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-07) 202-225-2731 http://mcintyreforms.house.gov/contact/
Rep. Richard Hudson (R-8) 202-225-3715 https://hudson.house.gov/contact/email-me
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-9) 202-225-1976 http://pittenger.house.gov/contact
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10) 202-225-2576 http://mchenry.house.gov/contact/zipauth.htm
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-11) 202-225-6401 https://meadows.house.gov/contact/email-me
Rep. Mel Watt (D-12) 202-225-1510 https://forms.house.gov/watt/webforms/zipauthen_contact.shtml
Rep. George Holding (R-13) 202- 225-3032 https://holding.house.gov/contact/email-me
Introduction to Firearms Management
Rockingham Community College is offering as a part of its Continuing Education Program for Spring 2013 a course entitled Introduction to Firearms Management. This course is designed to introduce basic firearm knowledge needed to work in a variety of businesses. This class will focus on firearm types, vocabulary, legal issues and safety. Topics covered will include purchasing and selling, storage requirements, local, state and federal regulations, policy, licenses, agencies, liability, and considerations for business ownership. Upon completion, students should have the knowledge to safely and legally start working a firearms counter. This class will provide an introduction to assist students with developing firearm related careers. Instructor: Watts Cost: $65 Section 25853 Thursdays 2/7 - 3/14 6PM - 9PM
To register - call 336-342-4261 www.rockinghamcc.edu
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers free Hunter Education Courses. Scheduled throughout the year in every county, the courses are taught by wildlife enforcement officers and volunteer hunter education instructors. The Hunter Education Course includes information about hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and management, firearms, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety. The course is a minimum of 10 hours and is accepted in every state and province in North America. All first-time license buyers must successfully complete a hunter education course before they can hunt in North Carolina or purchase a hunting license. There is no minimum age required to take the course. Due to hunter education, hunting accidents have decreased by over 50% during the last twenty years making hunting one of the safest recreational activities. To locate classes in your area and sign up online go to www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting/H_Hunter_Ed_Course.htm
"Please let Ron know that I thought his letter concerning joining the NRA was excellent! Everyone who owns a firearm should be a member-no excuses! The antigun groups are stronger than ever and the NRA needs and deserves our support. Also, thanks for running such a great club!" Jim Trent NRA Life Member
Irving Earles recently made another contribution to RCGC. He donated a 60X spotting scope to the Centerfire Rifle Range to go with the Lead Sled he contributed several years ago. In addition, Irving made rods for the clay target ranges so shooters can dislodge hulls and wads that sometimes stick in shotgun barrels. Irving also keeps the fuel cans full so the mowers and tractors are always ready. When you see him, remember to tell him Thanks.
The lawnmowers are for cutting grass, NOT for traveling to and from the target boards. If you have mechanical problems with a mower, park it and call someone on the Equipment Maintenance Team. Their phone numbers are on the Directory page of this website.
You must pay for the drinks and snacks you get from the trap and skeet houses. If members continue to take these items without paying, they will cease to be available. Drinks and snacks are 50 cents each. Put your money in the plastic containers inside each refrigerator.
To view Lousiana Gun Presents Charlton Heston's "A Torch With No Flame" click here: http://la-gun.com/videos/torch/
Ten Commandments of Safe Gun Handling
1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
3. Always keep the action open except when hunting or preparing to shoot.
4. Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions and that you have the proper ammunition
for the firearm you are carrying.
5. Be sure of your target before you pull the trigger.
6. Never point a firearm at anything you do not want to shoot. Avoid all horseplay with a firearm.
7. Never climb a fence, tree or jump a fence with a loaded firearm.
8. Never shoot at a flat, hard surface or water.
9. Store firearms and ammunition separately.
10. Avoid alcohol and other drugs before or during shooting.
Ten Ways to Improve Your Club
1. Remove your targets. Clean up and empty the trash.
2. Cruise the property and lock the gate if you are the last to leave.
3. Participate in events.
4. Volunteer help.
5. Show up for Workdays.
6. Come to meetings.
7. Offer helpful suggestions.
8. Willingly accept office or appointment.
9. Stay informed. Read your club Newsletter and Alerts.
10. Pay your dues on time and notify the secretary if your phone, mailing address or Email address
We need donations of #7 1/2 and #8, 20g and 12g, shotgun shells for our Youth Program. If you have any to donate, please contact Ron Anderson, our Youth Director.
According to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story: "The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers a strong moral check against usurpation and arbitrary power of the rulers." (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)