Cold, dead hands: Buffalo NY to seize guns from families following owners' funerals.
11/14/2014 A plan by police in Buffalo, N.Y., to begin confiscating the firearms of legal gun owners within days of their deaths is drawing fire from Second Amendment advocates. The plan is legal under a longstanding, but rarely enforced state law, but gun rights advocates say, with apologies to onetime NRA spokesman Charlton Heston, it is tantamount to prying firearms - some of which may have substantial monetary or sentimental value - from the cold, dead hands of law-abiding citizens.
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Vol. 4, No. 152 November 2014
Alan Brame – I’m a Charter Member of RCGC and have served the Club in a number of ways over the years. I’m the guy who does the cooking at the Club Picnic every year. I was directly involved with the planning and construction of our skeet fields in 2006. After serving three terms on the Executive Board I took a break to help put my daughter through college. I accepted the Board’s offer to fill a vacant seat in January 2014 and am a current member of the Executive Board. I would like to continue to serve the Club.
Mike Hatfield – I have been an avid outdoorsman for the past 40 years. Last year I took the skeet directors position and have improved the skeet fields and the skeet launchers by going to Laporte and learning how to repair and adjust the machines. I am a Battalion Chief with the City of Reidsville Fire Department and I am responsible for the safety of the citizens of Reidsville and for maintaining our fleet while staying within a yearly budget. I am a current member of the Executive Board and would like to continue moving our club in a positive manner.
Steven Spalding – Growing up in central Indiana meant family get togethers at the gun club and frequent trips to Friendship, Indiana for muzzle loader competitions. Being part of this fine organization brings back fond childhood memories that I would like to help build for our family members here at RCGC. I am currently serving as VP of the Northwest Guilford Co. Kiwanis. I started a youth Key Club at Northwest High School this year. I've sat as VP of the Oak Ridge Elem. PTA and co-chaired the Oak Ridge town’s Beautification Committee. I hope my experiences can help carry on proud traditions for our club members.
CLUBHOUSE – The Executive Board voted to make an additional lump sum payment of $65,000 on the building loan. The Board’s goal is to pay off the debt within 5 years.
YOUTH – As they have done for several years, BSA Troop #216 will be using the Club on Saturday, Dec. 6th from 8:30AM until Noon. There will be about 40 Scouts plus adult supervisors, many of whom are also Club members.
RANGE REPORTS – the range directors all report that equipment is in working order and things are running smoothly. Scheduled matches include:
Rimfire – Nov. 8, Dec. 13. Pistol – B.U.G Shoot Nov 15, Fun Shoot Dec. 13 (Bring an unwrapped toy for a needy child in addition to your entry fee.) Trap – Fun Shoot Nov 16, Fun Shoot Dec. 21. Skeet – Fun Shoot Dec.6.
MEMBER PASSES – Long time Club member JC Nunn passed away on Monday 11/3. He was an avid trap shooter and was a member of the NC Trapshooters Hall of Fame.
OFFICIAL 2015 DUES NOTICE –
It is time to send in your 2015 Dues payment if you have not already done so. Remember that your check MUST be in the Treasurers’ hands BEFORE December 31st. Annual members owe $120. If you’ve had 65 birthdays or have an approved military disability, you owe $60. Charter Members are asked to send a $10 fee for insurance only. Please also include updates for your phone number and email address. Make your check to RCGC – DUES, and on the Memo Line write:
2015 dues for (fill in the member’s name)
MAIL your check to:
RCGC – DUES
PO Box 811
Reidsville NC 27323
Anyone not paid by January 15th will be dropped from the roster, which means that to rejoin you will owe another initiation fee plus dues and will need to go through Orientation again.
WORKDAY 11/29 – The month of November has 5 Saturdays. As always, the 5th Saturday is a Club Workday. Although we call it a workday and start around 8 or 9AM, we are almost always finished before noon. All sorts of general maintenance need to be done. This includes mowing, trimming and weed control, berm maintenance, changing target backer boards and restocking the houses with clay targets. 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.
Members are expected to treat each other with courtesy and respect. We cannot tolerate arrogance or bad attitudes. Such behavior violates the pledge that everyone has signed.
This is unacceptable behavior. Park only on the gravel. Once you have unloaded your gear, move your vehicle up to the parking lot. You may use the golf cart to go down range to hang or remove targets. Do not drive your personal vehicle out to the target boards.
GENERAL MEETING – Monday night December 1st, 7:00PM at the Clubhouse. We will announce the 2014 Member of the Year and serve light refreshments. Please bring a gift-wrapped door prize. The Executive Board will meet briefly at 6:30PM before the General Meeting.
MAINTENANCE – watch for Alert messages over the next few weeks as re-grading and drainage repair work is being done.
Remember this is an all-volunteer organization. Members are expected to do their 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 time shooting.
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. Please do not dump them in the trash cans. Remove your paper targets and put all of your trash in a can, or better still, in a dumpster. All large objects, especially targets, should go directly into a dumpster.
If you are last to leave, be sure that lights are OFF and buildings are closed and locked.
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North Carolina Benefits from Spending by Target Shooters 1/15/2014
In North Carolina, target shooting-related spending contributed $459,373,038 to the state's economy and supported 4,460 jobs. Nationally, 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. – PoliceOne.com 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.