Vol. 4, No. 156                                                  March 2015

PROPOSED “GREEN TIP” AMMO BAN - The ATF announced this week (3/10/15) that it will not move forward with its proposed ban on commonplace 5.56 M855 "green tip" ammunition at this time. The Club’s website has links to information so you can contact your congressmen about this and other important Second Amendment issues.

CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY ACT GAINS STEAM – The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow licensed handgun holders to carry concealed firearms across state lines, has been introduced in both chambers of Congress. "The Second Amendment doesn't end at the border of your state," the NSSF's Larry Keane told The Hill. "This would enhance the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves when they're away from home." Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is the lead sponsor of the concealed-carry bill in the upper chamber, while Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) leads the effort in the House. NSSF’s Bullet Points Newsletter 3/10

CLUBHOUSE DOOR LOCKS – The combination for the clubhouse door locks has not changed. Use the same number you were given last year. If you need a reminder, contact any Club officer or director.

+93% OF MEMBERS RENEW FOR 2015 – RCGC currently has 1269 members. About 450 Club members stopped by the Clubhouse on Feb. 7th and 8th to pick-up their new 2015 Gate/ID Cards. It was great to see so many familiar faces and to meet lots of new ones. Ron (President), Jim (Vice President), and Lil (Secretary), put stamps on the remaining approximate 800 packets and prepared them for mailing. Postage for mailing the remaining cards was about $560. Members who picked up their cards saved the Club over $300. Remember to wear your card when on Club property.    

Safe Gun Handling Classes are held on the Sunday prior to each orientation session. Anyone may attend. Pre-registration is not required. The class covers long gun and handgun types and safety rules. Part of the class is held in the Utility Pit where class members (wearing eye and ear protection) will load, fire and unload their own weapons under close supervision. New applicants to the Club are especially encouraged to attend, and can pass off the safety requirement for membership prior to their Orientation session.

ORIENTATION – Jim has begun accepting new applications and holding Orientation sessions. If you know someone who is interested in becoming a member, please ask them to go to the Membership page of the Club’s website. There they will find important information and a link for contacting Jim to request an application.

ICE DAMAGE – Friday Feb. 20th was an eventful day at RCGC. This was the first “warm” day after the snow and record minus zero-degree temperatures of the week before. Jim and Lil were at the Club to meet the gate repairman and were the first to discover broken water pipes above the ceiling of our new clubhouse. The broken pipes have been replaced with a more flexible material and they have been rerouted so that they lie between the ceiling and the drop ceiling. Two dehumidifiers are being used to help dry the walls and carpet. Quite a few ceiling tiles need to be replaced.


MORE CLUBHOUSE NEWS – We now have Dish satellite service for the two HD TVs and we are working with the company that built the cabinets to get some matching furniture for the lounge. As mentioned in an email Alert earlier this month, internet access is available too. The access code number is posted on the bulletin board in the kitchen. Our plan has a limited number of minutes so please do not use it for extended periods of music and/or video streaming. With all of these amenities, we are the best “Guntry Club” around!

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS 3/21 – The CCH class scheduled for 3/21 is filled. Contact Lil to be placed on the list of people waiting for the next class. Watch the Special Events page of the Club’s website for more information.

EMERGENCY EXIT – In the event of a power outage or other occasion when the electronic gate might not be working properly, members can use the gate above the Centerfire Rifle Range. It has a manual combination lock using the same code as other locks on the property. Be certain to close the gate and lock it securely behind you.               

Unless you have been specifically authorized to do so, please do not attempt to make repairs or remove the chain from the electronic gate. Doing so could cause serious damage to the gate controller circuitry.

2015 SKEET SCHEDULE – Skeet Fun Shoots will be held on May 23rd, July 25th, and September 25th; all will begin at 10AM. The shoot on November 7th will begin at 12 Noon, 100 regulation targets. Anyone can shoot any gauge. Entry Fee $20. $8 per shooter will be returned as Lewis Class prize money.

5/23 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING RCGC was first chartered in May, 1985. The Board is planning a 30th Birthday Party and you are invited. We’ll be holding Clinics and Fun Shoots on all ranges. We’re also planning to have a Swap Meet and serve hot dogs and hamburgers. This will be our first 2015 General Meeting date. Watch for more details to be published later.
5/30, 8/29, 10/31 – WORKDAYS In any month that has 5 Saturdays, the 5th Saturday is a Club Workday. Although we call it a workday and start around 8 or 9 AM, we are almost always finished before noon. The Range Directors will each have lists of things they would like to accomplish. Come spend a few hours with us and bring any tools you think might be useful. As always…the ranges are CLOSED until work has been completed.

Remember this is a volunteer organization. Each member is expected to do his part in one way or another. If you see anyone working at the Club, offer to help. It gets the job done sooner, and then both of you can enjoy shooting time.

     Ear & Eye protection are required on all ranges.    

Please pick up and place your spent cartridge cases (all metals) in the buckets provided. If you do not want yours, there are others who will be happy to get them. Remove your paper targets and put all of your trash in a can. All large objects, especially cardboard targets and cartons, should go straight into a dumpster.
If you are last to leave, be sure that lights are turned OFF and buildings are closed and locked.

Jim and Lil Alverson
Editors since 2001

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RCGC strongly encourages its members to join the NRA.

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FBI Reports Confirm Crime Fell While Gun Purchases Soared in 2013.
The trend has continued since then.

North Carolina Benefits from Spending by Target Shooters

In North Carolina, target shooting-related spending contributed $459,373,038 to the state's economy and supported 4,460 jobsNationally, the money target shooters spent in 2011 resulted in $23 billion being added to the nation's economy and supported more than 185,000 jobs. Click here to read the NSSF report Target Shooting in America: Millions of Shooters, Billions of Dollars.


44 states have constitutional provisions protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

More than half of the states have enacted a Castle Doctrine law that protects the right to self-defense, including deadly force, anywhere a person has a legal right to be.

A historic grassroots effort by voters in Colorado’s Senate Districts 11 and 3 has resulted in the recall of Colorado Senate President John Morse (D) and Senator Angela Giron (D). The people of Colorado Springs and Pueblo sent a clear message to their elected officials that their primary job is to defend our rights and freedoms and that they are accountable to their constituents – not the dollars or social engineering agendas of anti-gun billionaires.

FAIRFAX, Va. – released today the results of an extensive survey of about 15,000 active and retired law enforcement officers of all ranks and from departments ranging in size from less than 25 to more than 1,000.
These results strongly show that law enforcement officers do not support President Obama’s gun control agenda. They do, however, strongly support the Right-to-Carry by law-abiding Americans. The survey respondents are united in their desire for politicians to focus on keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill and to reject unconstitutional gun control measures that infringe on Second Amendment rights.