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Burma-style sign count: 33 sets, 14 counties, two states. 559,400 sightings per day, 204.2 million per year GUNS SAVE LIFE.com She told the audience of her enthusiasm with the program that she sees as a Champaign County Rifle Association Monthly Meeting Report for December 2009 wonderful opportunity for women to learn about shooting shotguns. Attendance (120ish) President David Pike called the meet- right to carry. Speakers will answer ques- She began her interest in the clinics ing to order and led those present in the tions everyday citizens may have and Larry Shurbet, Joe Seten, John about ten years ago after her daughter Pledge of Allegiance and new member address any concerns. We urge our GSL Martin, Richard Klein, sonny introductions. One attendee was present family to bring their families, neighbors came home from a clinic and raved about Fergusson, David Laker, Sue the experience. from Tuscaloosa, Alabama! Welcome all! and friends to this event. If you have any Laker, John Grubb, Sally Grubb, questions, Scott Bowyer can be reached Scott Schmidt, Conner Schmidt, The Vice-President’s Report was next. at 217-822-2354. Chuck Benner, Chad Bennner, John Boch first discussed the email mak- Dean Rothermel, Ralph Jones, ing rounds alleging that while gun owners David Pike introduced our main speaker ken Kyle, Ken Kinder, Devin weren’t looking, Hillary Clinton has signed and that was followed by our Tech Time Kinder, Glen Kinder, Tim Kinder, the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty. This is an speakers. urban legend and patently untrue. Not Sherry Amtower, Ken Amtower, only has this proposed treaty not been Main Speaker Jim Capel, Ray Leisure, Jack Ayd, signed, but it’s still in the drafting stages Jim Capel and Mary Ellen Stites on Ben Thomas, R.D. Johnson, Wil- and isn’t expected to be finished before Wingshooting and Hunter clinics liam Barrett, Earl Buenting, Dewey 2012. Even if this treaty is signed, it Jim Capel, the Illinois Department of Nat- Clew, Donna Clew, James Garrett, won’t take effect unless it’s ratified by the ural Resources Regional Land Manager Jerommie Smith, Dan Worthey, U.S. Senate. for the local area was our main speaker Susie Ries, Terry Ries, Jerry and he discussed the Wingshooting and Bargren, Bob Holland, Brandyn Restaurant carry is legal once again in Hunter clinics put on by the IDNR, with an Odell, Mary Ellen Stites, chuck Tennessee after the Tennessee House assist by Mary Ellen Stites. and Senate over-rode the governor’s veto Stites, Dannie Smith, John Nel- of a new restaurant carry bill. The Wingshooting clinics are for ladies son, Jolane Zarker, Paul Doane, and youths 12-16 only. Virginia Doane, Andy Miller, Dar- Effective March 1, 2011, Pennsylvania rell Cox, Dan Sadler, Steven Long, permits must be applied for in person. “These are about providing a shooting Cody Cundiff, Roger Gronewald, Mr. Boch recommended that anyone experience for non-traditional shooters,” Norman Paul, Ron Beatty, Scott considering a PA permit or that has only Capel said. Crawford, Ronald Raup, Gary uls, a year or two left on their permit by early Bel Nelsen, Gene Nelsen, P.T. next year apply for a new or renewal prior It’s completely free to the participants and Ward, Dave Martin, John Miller, to March. everything is provided including lunch. Wingshooting Clinic certified instructor It’s paid for with monies provided by the Roger Miller, Steve Miller, John Mary Ellen Stites shares a laugh with John also brought up the pair of Armed host (who usually raises the money from Roth, guest, Warren Drake, IDNR Regional Land Manager Jim Capel Citizen events in Chicago in the last local businesses, clubs and individuals). Bill Greenwood, Art Freiberger, and GSL President David Pike (seated). week. In the first, an 80-year-old man Henry Rugg, Larry Ramert, Walter defended his home from a trigger-happy The Hunting clinics are open to everyone Rothermel, Wes Thuney, Ther- burglar. Mr. Burglar didn’t fare so well and the cost is $30. Shooters should ese Nelson, Bill Harrison, Bonnie as the elderly vet shot him dead. In the bring 150-200 rounds of light loads and “I’ve been going every year since then,” Garrett, Mike Greenwood, Gene second case, homeowner confronted a a shotgun with the widest choke pattern Mary Ellen said. Martin, Georges LeFaivre, Marty felon fleeing from police who had just they have. Kropp, Marty Poling, Richard crashed through his window. Mr. Fleeing Today, she’s an instructor and descibed Felon earned a round to the chest from Shooters at both clinics learn gun safety, bond, Ken Selby, John Hamilton, the excitement in teaching youth and a revolver for his efforts. More on these laws, nomenclature, hunting rules and Cory Garrett. women how to shoot and shoot well. She stories on the North of I-80 pages. ethics and so forth. The Instructors are also explained differences in commu- all volunteers and certified. Apologies for any misspellings nicating with men and women and how Lastly, the ATF has redefined a “transfer” because of difficulties reading the women make better students than men. in the case of guns transferred by an FFL One of the Wingshooting instructors sign-in sheets. Several attendees did to agents of other dealers or businesses joined Jim Capel to talk about the Wing- not sign the sign-in sheet, as we had She encouraged everyone to have their for bonafide business purposes. These shooting clinics from the ladies’ perspec- about 120 folks in the room. wives enroll in the Wingshooting Clinic. are now a “transfer” and a 4473 must be tive. completed. Notice all the couples and fam- “Guys, don’t teach your wife to shoot,” Mary Ellen Stites was introduced and ily groups. A GSL meeting is a she said. “Let someone else do it. It David Pike then introduced Scott Bowyer gave a very enthusiastic and positive spouse-friendly, family-friendly works sooooo much better that way!” who then discussed the upcoming Right description of the program. event. to Carry Educational Town Hall meeting Capel then described in detail the day- scheduled for July 12, 2010 (from 7-9pm “You all thought my husband brought Many thanks to all who came out! long courses and touched a little on how at the Hawthorne Suites in Champaign). me to these meetings,” she said, looking monies from the Hunting clinics aren’t Illinois Carry has sponsored a series of around at all of the gents in the audience. swept by the governor into the state’s very successful town hall meetings about “No. I bring him.” general fund, but are used to buy and GunNews 2 maintain equipment for the two clinics. This year’s shoots are coming up. The youth and women’s Wingshooting Clinics are August 21 & 22 and the Hunters Clinic is August 28 & 29. They will be held just west of Monticello this year. For more information, contact Mr. Capel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tech Time #1 David Acklin is no fan of the new polymer composite being used by Glock since the company was sold by Gaston Glock to a consortium of companies including Taurus and Smith and Wesson. David Acklin discussed Glocks new and old during his tech time presentation. “Gaston Glock sold the company but retained the rights to the polymer composite he Generation 4 products, the quality supply store at police prices. Acklin likes developed,” Acklin said. And this new RTF control isn’t what it used to be, per to go over to Ray O’Herron’s in Danville for his. Connor Garth poses “his” brand new rifle material doesn’t absorb recoil like the old Acklin and some of his discussions at the June 2010 Guns Save Life meet- composite and it makes gunsmithing more with some of the nation’s best Glock Mr. Acklin says the “pre-sale” Glock pis- ing with his father, John Garth, in the difficult. “Sometimes you can’t get the pins ‘smiths. tols are still wonderful guns. background. out,” he said. In many ways, Glocks are great guns Gaston Glock, according to Mr. Acklin, was with the interchangeability of maga- more interested in the plastic polymers than zines, barrels, etc. (For instance, Expanded Retail Space - Larger Selection Dave’s Firearms he was in making guns, per se. And that you can shoot a Glock 17 barrel and magic composite he developed and later magazine in your Glock 26 or 19.) used in his Glocks was something he wanted They are also fast and easy to clean. to retain control over. Even better news: If you’re a mem- Located between Urbana and St. Joseph on Route 150 in Glock owns a great majority of the police ber of the Glock Shooting Sports market in America because of a quality prod- Foundation, you can purchase one Mayview. Look for the big yellow building. uct. However, in the late-Generation 3 and Glock pistol each year from a police (217) 469-8000 1868E CR 1600N, Urbana, Illinois WILLIAMLEE2014.org Buy - Sell - Trade Common Sense Solutions PO Box 71, Rockton IL 61072 Authorized Dealer Time to put words into Action Beretta • Reloading equipment & supplies Caesar Guerini • Firearms Cooper Rifles • Consignment firearms! Glock SAVE MONEY! • Ammunition Benelli • Clay targets Kimber (Master Dealer) • Gunsmithing Smith & Wesson • Gun safes • More coming soon! And more! Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns - We’ve Got It All! GunNews 3 Tech Time #2 Jolane won a gun! Dan Sadler also gave a short tech time on a couple of his latest acquisitions. The first wasa Colt 1862 Police. This particular one was the personal sidearm of Lt. Col. John Clark, Commander of the Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Infan- try. It was manufactured in 1863 and inscribed with his name and unit. The second was a Colt Artillery Revolver with mixed numbers. The frame was manufactured in 1880 and it was refin- ished in 1901. Mr. Sadler’s new Colt Artillery Revolver from 1880. Sadler has received letters from Colt on both of these revolvers and was rewarded with extensive research information about Guns them. SAVE At Right: Jolane Zarker from Mahomet was the winner of the dimunitive Kel-Tec “So, have you shot ‘em yet?” was one of Life P3AT .380 Auto pistol at the June 2010 the questions. .com meeting. Next month we’re sure to have “Oh, no. I don’t shoot my collector guns,” Our Name says it all! another nice gun available for you to win! Sadler said. Asked how many guns he had, Sadler gave a ballpark number and noted that a Ammo cans great majority were stored in a large safe deposit box at his local bank. FOR SALE Guns Save Life, as a service to members, has some genuine US ammo cans for sale. The cans are fair to good condition with some surface rust on the exteriors and good+ interiors. These may well be the last of the metal cans as current “surplus” stocks are often crushed and Mr. Sadler’s Model 1862 Police revolver. sold as scrap and new cans are report- edly made of plastic. For members: .50 caliber cans: $5.00 For non-members, Firearm training classes .50s are $10 each for carry permits, rifles, ladies, beginners and ad- We also have a fair number of poor condition cans that we’re selling for $1 vanced coursework and each to members and a few very rough more... ones that we may be giving away. We’re out of 20mm cans. Visit the training forum at To pick yours up, come to the next IllinoisCarry.com GSL meeting where you can inspect before buying. GunNews 4 Minutes of the Board of aluminum gun case Paul has. Paul talking to Ken Enright about having year-long national Directors meeting, raffle at big shows. He’s willing to donate GunsSaveLife, Inc. 10/22 to Youth Camp. Paul will talk to him May 25, 2010 @ 6:15pm; Colonial Village about Colt 1911. Meeting Center, Urbana GunNews – John N. doing it this month. Present: David Pike, president; John Boch, vice president; Larry Shurbet, treasurer; Bon- Signs – Dave P. has workers lined up to pay nie Garrett, secretary; John Naese, director; for maintenance. Will bring me new tagline Paul Vallandigham, director; Dave Acklin, sign. Waiting to hear from Brady camp on director; Dan Sadler sign set. Absent: Frank Wright, immediate past presi- Thomasboro property – Problem with the dent; John Olson, director; Roger Dorsett, Champaign Co. Board, concerning indoor director; Bill Cotter, director range. Paul will get zoning info to Larry. Chaired by David Pike. Donation items – We have a gun safe, tool kit, and range bag that were donated. Naese May meeting review – Need to put the podium will take the range bag to donate to DRPC’s back in the center of the room. Myron Deckard fundraiser. Venue change – Marty will counter-propose BoD members – Need replacement for that we have access to the full room at VFW. Wayne Johnson. Suggested James (Lou) Issue of parking? Tabled. (Later: we did get McClellan. Has FFL, hand-loader, photogra- the whole room. Decision taken by BOD to pher. Larry will talk to him. move the monthly meeting to Champaign VFW on Edgebrook, starting with the July 13, GSL sponsorships – Motion passed to buy 2010 meeting.) $50 in drinks for Darnall’s Appleseed. Motion passed for GSL to sponsor McLean Apple- June meeting – Naese calling Jim Capel of seed at Holland’s farm in July or August. Will IDNR re the hunters and wingshooting clin- provide lunch for ~35 people for 2 days. Mo- ics. Will try to get Mary Ellen Stites to speak tion passed to set aside $2000 for ammo for as well. If it falls through, Naese will handle. Youth Camp. Tech time: Dean Dillon is a teacher, could talk about antiques. Larry can speak on .22 that Ammo cans – They need good homes! Can looks like .45. Drawing will be P3AT Kel-Tec. offer some to Appleseeders at the Holland Appleseed in August. July meeting - Paul is talking to FNRA’s Wayne Steele, will try to get for July (maybe Storage – Suggested GSL get a storage unit August). Mike Frerichs will visit. Steve long for everything that doesn’t need to be climate- is back from Iraq, also a possibility. Could controlled. Boch will talk to someone he split up his presentation between July and knows, try to find a good deal. August. Great Guns Raffle – Motion passed to buy Future meeting ideas – Suggested Todd V. for one AR if one cannot be gotten from Rock war stories on politics, or Mike Wiesman, for River soon. Bill will look into. August. Acklin will contact someone who may like to speak to us about Camp Perry. For Ban Chicago – Other suggestions: “Free tech time: food storage, how to start a fire. Downstate IL,” “Chicago Isn’t Safe,” “Dump Daley.” Tabled. Drawing guns – Motion passed to buy 3 guns: Taurus, Kel-Tec, and funky .22. Larry will Meeting adjourned @ 7:40pm. handle. Idea to have 52-card drawing for East Central Illinois Appleseeds! Rediscover your Heritage! Can you shoot like a Rifleman? www.appleseedinfo.org or call 217-684-2602 for info. July 10 & 11 - Carmi, IL July July 24 & 25 - Danville, IL Newly Added to the Appleseed schedule (or about to be) August 21 & 22 - McLean, IL (Holland Farm) August 27, 28, & 29 September 18 & 29 - Dewitt Co. Sportsman’s Club, Clinton, IL Future Show: October 22, 23, & 24 October 17 & 18 - Dewitt Co. Sportsman’s Club, Clinton, IL GunNews 5 SANGAMON COUNTY RIFLE ASSOCIATION Right Reason on Second Amendment Rights Chicago’s Gun Ban Failure Violent crime has soared in Chicago three years case is still under investigation by police, Bring someone in spite of their recent much publicized when the but it appears to be a clear-cut case of ballyhooed gun “buy back” program. It’s murder rate self-defense. Local newspaper reports new to the SCRA painfully obvious that the criminal thugs didn’t turn in their guns. was as low as when the ban show strong support from the older man’s neighbors. The Chicago Sun Times meeting this started. quoted next door neighbor Curtis Thomp- month... then If Mayor Daley was serious about bring- son who said, “It’s a good thing they had ing Chicago’s violent crime problem under The fact is a gun or they might be dead.” Another take them to the control, he would recognize the consti- that cities like neighbor, identified as Audry Williams, range. tutional right of residents to use firearms Chicago who told the newspaper, “I’d have done the to protect themselves and their families deprive their same thing. They say we’ve got to give instead of wasting time and money on the law-abiding Commentary by up our guns, but that’s crazy.” useless “gun buy back” program. citizens of JIM BUTLER the means Chicago’s gun ban didn’t stop this violent Chicago has banned the private owner- to effectively defend themselves is not criminal, but a homeowner with a gun ship of handguns and rifles by requir- civilized but barbarous, becoming an ac- did. The Chicago 1982 gun ban also Sangamon County ing a complicated and twisted process designed to be impossible to complete. complice of murderers, rapists and thugs. It reveals their totalitarian nature by ac- didn’t stop the recent murder of off-duty Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham Rifle Association www.sangamoncorifleassociation.org Being Chicago, there are exceptions to cepting the disorganized random havoc IV, while trying to stop thugs from stealing the rules that allow politicians and their created by criminals as less of a threat to his new motorcycle that he had bought James Butler, President personal friends to own and even carry them than law-abiding men and women after returning from his second tour of email@example.com handguns. All others are out of luck and who are willing to defend their freedom duty in Iraq. (217) 528-0963 are on their own as far as self-protection and independence. for themselves and their families are The Chicago gun ban has done more Regular monthly meetings take place concerned. As the Founding Fathers knew well, a harm than good. It is a proven failure, the first Monday of each month at government that doesn’t trust its honest and has only made criminals bolder. 6:30 p.m. at The Chicago unconstitutional gun ban law abiding, taxpaying citizens with the Diamond’s Buffet, Town & Country scheme has been a colossal failure. Chi- means of self-defense is not itself worthy It is now up to the Supreme Court to Shopping Center, cago’s murder rate had been falling rela- of trust. Laws disarming honest citizens restore to Chicagoans their fundamental 2441 S. MacArthur, Springfield, IL. tive to the nine other largest cities, the 50 proclaim the government is the master, right to self-defense by striking down Chi- largest cities, the five counties that border not the servant of the people. cago’s gun ban in McDonald v. Chicago, The next meeting of the Sangamon Cook County, and the United States as a as they did in the landmark District of County Rifle Association will be on whole, before the ban took effect. After A violent armed, repeat criminal home Columbia v. Heller ruling. Washington’s the ban, Chicago’s murder rate rose rela- invader was shot fatally by an 80-year- murder rate dropped 25 percent accord- Monday, July 5th tive to all these locations. Throughout the old retired Army veteran in Chicago’s ing to the Washington Times. first 19 years of the ban, there were just East Garfield Park neighborhood. The Come out and join us! The public is encouraged to attend. It’s fun. GunNews 6 SCRA Meeting Notes - 6/7/10 of the bipartisan Second Amendment Bermuda -- even for most police officers Supreme’s Refuse to Hear Enforcement Act, introduced in the U.S. -- Bloomberg’s guards have special per- Senate in late April. A similar bill was also mission to carry firearms. Appeal In Ileto v. Glock Chairman Butler opened the meeting by The National Rifle Association praised inviting Rollie Thomas to lead members introduced in the House by Reps. Travis the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear in the recitation of the Pledge of Alle- Childers (D.MS) and Mark Souder (R-IN). Hawaii Governor Signs Two an appeal in the case of Ileto v. Glock. giance. The Tester-McCain measure would Pro-Gun Bills The lower courts’ decisions in the case On May 12, Hawaii Gov. Linda Langle were among the first to use the NRA- Treasurer Chris Smith gave the finan- eliminate the city’s complicated gun (R) signed two pro-gun bills into law, backed Protection of Lawful Commerce cial report. registration requirements, and prevent SB-358 and SB-532, both sponsored by in Arms Act as the basis for dismissing a Mayor Adrian Fenty and the city council state Sen. Sam Slom. Both bills protect reckless “public nuisance” lawsuit against Chairman Butler talked about the from enacting regulations that essentially the rights of the State’s law-abiding gun firearm manufacturers and distributors. following: prevent gun ownership despite the Su- owners. This decision concludes eight years of preme Court ruling in District of Columbia litigation in the case. v Heller. Tester-McCain Bill Would SB-358 will prevent the seizure of legal Override DC’s Firearms owned firearms or ammunition from any The suit sought to blame firearms manu- Will Mayor Daley follow the same path as lawful possession during an emergency facturers and dealers for the horrendous Laws Mayor Fenty? Probably. or natural disaster. SB-532 is similar to criminal actions of deranged white It seems that pro-gun lawmakers on supremacist Buford Furrow. In 1999, “Castle Doctrine” law in protecting from Capital Hill are fed up with the District Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun civil immunity any homeowner or an own- Furrow killed postal worker Joseph Ileto of Columbia’s dragging their feet on the adoption of citizen-friendly firearms regu- Elitism er of any real property who used force, and wounded three children at a Jewish Mayor Michael Bloomberg deserves the including deadly force, for self-defense. Community Center in Grenada Hlls, Cali- lations, and have introduced legislation to fornia, after illegally acquiring firearms. “elitism in every day life aware.” He has strip the District government of its power walled off his life in Bermuda from voters Texas Sheriff Tells Border to regulate guns its way. Otherwise, to “This is the right decision. Greedy in New York City, arguing it is none of stop the District from maliciously placing their business, according to the New York Town: ‘Arm Yourselves’ trial lawyers and the gun control lobby one obstacle after another in the paths of Along the border, fears are growing that concocted these bogus lawsuits as a Times. District citizens to exercise their Second the escalating drug violence in Mexico means of destroying the Second Amend- Amendment Rights. will spill into the United States, reported ment through bankrupting the American The anti-gun mayor always takes along a police detail when he travels, fly- National Public Radio (NPR). firearms industry. Thanks to this law, Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and John firearms manufacturers and dealers ing two officers on his private plane. McCain (R-AZ) are the main sponsors In March, a well-known rancher was mur- cannot be held responsible for the acts Although guns are largely forbidden in dered in southeastern Arizona. Authori- of heinous criminals,” said Chris W. Cox, ties suspect an illegal immigrant did it. executive director, NRA Institute for Leg- What’s a Gun Meeting For many on both sides of the border, the islative Action. Without Guns? fear is very real. In early April, a couple of hundred residents in Fort Hancock -- a sleepy agricultural town on the border. Jamaica’s Gun Ban A Bloody Brent Harney brought in a Ruger single action Buckeye Special, a about an hour southeast of El Paso, got Failure blunt advice from Hudspeth County Sher- Jamica banned handguns in 1974 and short series made a couple of years iff Arvin West. since then their murder rate has become ago. Brent said it was about the only one of the highest in the world. one he has seen that was still new in the box. He believes they were made “You farmers, I’m telling you right now, arm yourselves,” he said. “As they say This mirrors the results of other countries about 2003. They came in a couple the old story is, it’s better to be tried by and also cities in the United States that different calibers. This would be great 12 than carried by six. Damn it, I don’t have instituted gun bans. It doesn’t work if somebody decided they wanted to want to see six people carrying you.” as it serves only to disarm the victims of shoot it, 10mm being perfectly legal criminals or tyrannical despotic leaders. for deer in the state of Illinois. SIDDENS Indoor Range and Gunshop 10775 Buckhart Rd., Rochester, IL Phone 217-498-6988 Concealed Carry classes, One on One Instruction. Buy, Sell, Trade, Special Orders. Call – I will give directions for you. Gun Rental, FOID applications, Ammo. GunNews 7 SCRA Meeting Notes - 6/7/10 members’ meeting, and a vow from LaPi- home of Steyr Arms consists of 25,000 Mr. Calderon claimed that guns covered Continued erre that “the NRA will not forget Rob, square feet of warehouse and office by the federal ban were particularly “pow- Even before the recent rampage that and we will not forget you.” space, and itt boasts an underground erful weapons.” took place in Kingston, Jamaica, where shooting range and test facility. armed gangs fought with police and sol- LaPierre accused the “Washington, DC While the term “assault weapons” may diers, Jamaica’s murder rate was about political class” of surrendering the border. The company’s new contact information conjure up visions of military hardware, six times higher than before the ban He said that last year, thousands of is Steyr Arms, 7661 Commerce Lane, the inside parts of these feared guns are went into effect. Jamaica’s homicide rate people caught entering the U.S. illegally Dept. GWK, Trussville, AL 35173; phone essentially the same, and are no more is now about 61 per hundred thousand had been found to have criminal records number is 205-655-8299, online: stey- powerful than most deer hunting rifles. people since the recent rampage. Before in the United States already. rarms. or merkel-usa.com. The firing mechanisms in semiautomat- that it was 60 per one hundred thousand ics and machine guns are completely people. “The political elites in Washington, DC Controversial Historian different. The entire firing mechanism of couldn’t care less,” he states. a semiautomatic gun has to be removed As in Chicago and Washington, D.C., it Bellesiles Has New Book and replaced to turn it into a military is the law-abiding, good citizens, not the He also said the way federal officials are Coming weapon like an AK-47. criminals who are disarmed by gun bans. not stopping the flow of illegal aliens into The highly-criticized author of Arming southern border states is a “shameful, America: The Origins of a National Gun Mexican drug gangs are getting real criminal dereliction of duty.” Culture is reportedly preparing to release military weapons from within Mexico, NRA’s LaPierre Blasts Fed’s a new book, 1877: America’s Year of countries south of its border, and other Inaction on Border “If the federal government refuses to pro- Living Violently, which the History News places around the world. Reports indicate When a suspected illegal alien gunned tect us,” he said, “we have got to protect Network (HNN) calls “a broad mediation that grenades and rocket launchers in down Arizona rancher Robert Krentz in ourselves.” on the violence in American history.” use in Mexico aren’t even available for late March, it became the catalyst for sale in the United States and come from passage of Arizona’s controversial im- Sounds like Chicago. Michael A. Bellesiles, who resigned from places like South Korea, Israel and Spain. migration statute, and remembering the his job at Emory University after Arm- Between the yeas 2007 and 2009, 2,239 58-year-old family man is now something ing America set off a firestorm and was grenades were seized by the Mexican of a battle cry for the National Rifle As- Iowa Becomes A Shall Issue ultimately discredited by various scholars, government. They weren’t from the US. sociation (NRA). State On Jan. 1st is now reportedly an adjunct lecturer at Markings similarly show that machine The “shall issue” concealed carry move- Central Connecticut State University. guns in Mexio largely come from China, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne ment that has swept through the nation Israel and South America. LaPierre told some 2,500 members dur- since 1987 has taken another giant step Many people found Arming America ing his speech at the annual convention forward. deeply flawed -- among them scholars Mr. Calderon’s claim that 80 percent in Charlotte, NC, that Krentz was an NRA of unquestioned skill and integrity such of guns used in Mexican crimes come member, and his family all belongs as On April 29, Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) as James Lindgren, Gloria Main, Laurel from the United States is completely well. In the audience were Krentz’ widow signed Senate File 2379 into law moving Ulrich, and Clayton Cramer. Some of false. Most weapons seized in Mexico and children, who received a standing the Hawkeye State from a dwindling list them are conservatives, some liberals, have traceable serial numbers that ovation from the audience at the annual of “may issue” states. The new law takes some contrarians, but they all followed show they come from countries other effect on Jan. 1, 2011. the evidence where it led, regardless of than the United States. The 80 percent their personal views about guns or gun number reflects how many guns sent to Steyr Arms Moves control. The evidence, quantitative and the BATFE for tracing end up being from Into New Alabama qualitative, undid Arming America. America. Most weapons seized in Mexico aren’t transferred to U.S. authorities, so Home that figure is meaningless for calculating Steyr Arms has com- Mexico’s President Felipe overall totals. pleted the move to its new Calderon Lectures Congress headquarters in the Merkel Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon Mr. Calderon also attacked the new Brent Harney also brought in this Yugo Model 70 un- USA building (formerly) arrogantly addressed a joint session of Arizona law that requires people to have derfolding AK and gave some info about it’s use in Iraq. the home of (GSI) located Congress on how we ought to run this verifiable identity papers. We wonder Miss a meeting, miss a lot! in Trussville, AL. The new country. what he would have said if Arizona had adopted Mexico’s law on illegal aliens He called for a renewal of the federal As- that is much harsher than Arizona’s or our sault Weapons Ban that set in September federal law. 2004. His justifications for the ban were flawed. Mexico’s call for gun control in the U.S. while promoting an open border for its sangamoncorifleassociation.org Be sure to visit our web site to see past programs you may have missed along with photos, plus important links to legal documents, transportation laws, training organizations, gun rights organizations, along with .pdf files of past issues of GunNews Magazine! Gun- Guns Save Life sponsored Fourth Annual APPLESEED SHOOT Another Great Success! Bloomington (GSL) - A little rain, a little the two ranges can hold) were hot weather, and a bit of mud were NO preregistered, and 40 of them obstacles to the 40 students and 9 or showed up, despite the gloomy so instructors that showed up June 6-7, weather forecast. 2010, for what has become an annual spring tradition at Darnall’s Ranges - the Those 40, including a couple of Guns Save Life sponsored Appleseed younger people, some teenag- Shoot. ers, and a significant showing of women, were rewarded for their In addition to covering the range fees for daring and perseverance, as the 40 participants, GSL contributed sev- the rain stayed at a light drizzle eral coolers of drinks, which were helpful Lexington during the lunch break. GSL’s everyone else improved their marksman- until about 11 a.m., and then went away in maintaining hydration and avoiding Chuck Stites, along with two of his sons, ship considerably. Most importantly, they completely. The rest of Saturday day was heat injuries. also instructed, as did John Boch and had a safe, good time and hopefully left clear, with thunderstorms returning Sat- John Naese. Many members of GSL the event as Americans awakened to urday night. Sunday, however, dawned Friday afternoon was beautiful, as instru- were present as shooters and (perhaps?) their heritage, and ready to spread the bright and clear, and was probably one tors showed up early to set up target lines as future instructors. word and pass it on to others. of the best shooting days so far this year. and arrange tables and canopy frames to Thanks to drainage improvements made be ready for the big day. Over the course of two days, six of the Thanks to all for showing up, and thanks at Darnall’s over the last couple of years, participants earned the coveted Rifle- to the membership of GSL for helping to the water from the previous nights was Friday night, heavy thunderstorms man’s patch by scoring a 210 or better make this event at this fine venue pos- gone, and moving one of the firing lines drenched the facility, and Saturday on the Army Qualification Test. Nearly sible. up about two feet solved most of the mud dawned dark and ominous, with the problems. Here, participants sit in the shade while getting tips Above: ev- weather radar showing a sea of green. on full distance shooting. What works at 25 meters, eryone who But Appleseeds are not canceled on The 40 shooters on Saturday got the usu- works at full distance. was left on account of weather. (If there were to be al high-quality Appleseed marksmanship late Sunday tornadoes or lightning, there were plans instruction, on two lines. There is some afternoon to move inside for classroom instruction overlap between the members of GSL gathered and heritage presentations.) and the instructor corps of Appleseed, so for the in addition to sponsoring the shoot, sev- group pho- 46 shooters (the maximum number eral GSL members were integral to the to. Look at teaching and them smile! success of the event. GSL’s Far Left: own Matt Skaj firing line in (“Boba Fett” on the morn- the Appleseed ing, with Internet Forum) GSL spon- provided not sorship on only marksman- display. ship instruction but a rendition of the Battle of SCRA Meeting Notes - 6/7/10 signed by a President who also hasn’t read it Continued and who smokes, with funding administered citizens to find a better life north of the border by a Treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, is the height of hypocrisy. to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a Country that’s broke. What [the heck] could possibly go wrong?” And finally, a little humor... Origin Unknown, Precision Shooting June Obama Care 2010 “Let me get this straight. We’re going to be gifted with a health care plan written by a com- mittee whose chairman says he doesn’t under- 50/50 Winner At the end of the meeting the 50/50 drawing stand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t was held. David Turner was the lucky winner. read it but exempts themselves from it, to be GunNews 9 Gizmos and Accuracy At Left: Superior by Dr. Doug Rokke Adjustable or modified stocks may help Arms rifle with red the rifle or shotgun fit better to your phy- dot scope. An Every rifleman and riflewoman seeks to sique. This improves your ability to hold adjustable buttstock excel. Consequently they may consider the gun the same way each and every comes standard installation of all types of gizmos to time that you pull the trigger therefore with many of the improve their shooting ability or the ca- maintaining consistent sight alignment. AR 15 variants on pability of their rifle or handgun to place Grips that are designed or fitted for your the market today. a bullet in the exact place they aim for. hand size will also allow you to hold the Photo by Oleg Volk. Today, adjustable butt stocks, forearms, handgun better and thus improve stability handles, grips, fixed and adjustable open and sighting in on the target. Although iron sights, glow in the dark fixed sights, grips and specialized stocks improve battery operated optics, conventional the fit of the rifle, shotgun, or handgun glass optics (scopes), lasers, tactical to your specific physique, your accuracy lights, sticks, tripods, bipods, fixed rests, will only improve if basic principles are recoil pads, and slings can be purchased implemented. Recoil pads fall under the Below: Hero DMR. Note the multi-adjustable stock and cheeck rest, and the bipod, and installed on your rifle or shotgun. fit and comfort concept with their primary among other bells and whistles. Photo by Oleg Volk. Some of these gizmos are also avail- goal of reducing felt recoil or shoulder able for handguns. Besides physical impact. According to Sir Issac Newton modification of any gun, different types of “for every forward force these is an equal bullets and gunpowder “propellant” com- and opposite backward force”. Therefore binations may be chosen and used to the purpose for installing a recoil pad is improve ballistic properties. The costs for to reduce the effects of this backward each of these gizmos or various bullets / force. Your shoulder will feel better after gunpowder/cartridges varies but they can numerous shots if you use a recoil pad. significantly increase the basic purchase Therefore, you can improve your ability price, gizmo price, and operational cost to hold your gun tightly against your of any gun that a rifleman/riflewoman shoulder improving accuracy. A properly shoots. fitted and used sling improves stabil- ity. Consequently you can decrease the grip of a handgun can have a dramatic need to shoot should be factored in as Some add-ons such as various fixed diameter of any shot group and improve effect on your ability to shoot that hand- you select any of the gizmos for pur- sights or optics such as a scope can help overall accuracy but only if you adhere to gun with consistent accuracy because chase and installation your rifle, shotgun, you improve your aim by helping you see basic marksmanship principles. they increase the need for increased or handgun. But it all comes down to the the aiming point or target better through hand, arm, and shoulder strength. basics. Do you know how to use your magnification or simple optics such as a Bipods, tripods, sticks, and rests are rifle or handgun as designed? Can you peep sight. However, just because you all valuable tools that can improve your The selection of specific bullets, cases, consistently apply the basics principles of can see the target better does not mean overall stability. Heavy rifles and even and gunpowder, especially if you do your marksmanship? that your accuracy will improve. “Red dot some heavy handguns can affect you own reloading, can improve the consis- or green dot” optics allow you to put a ability to hold them in precisely the same tency of a round performance through While some individuals can master optical image on your target but the min- way each and every time without them optimization of bullet aerodynamics by these skills on their own it is prefer- utes of angle (moa) or area that the dot wavering around like flag in a breeze un- selecting a desired ballistic coefficient as able to complete a rifle/shotgun/hand- covers may not improve pinpoint accu- less you have adequate hand, arm, and a function of bullet shape, bullet mass gun safety and marksmanship training racy, especially as the range or distance shoulder strength. Sadly, some of us do (weight), and muzzle velocity. However, course with qualified instructors. Guns to the target increases. Laser sights can not have the required strength and if we individual marksmanship ability still is Save Lives instructors conduct numer- provide you a visible spot, but the moa did it has decreased with increasing age the deciding factor for improving overall ous courses throughout the year (www. or width of the laser dot highlighting your and the onset of health problems. personal accuracy as a rifleman / rifle- gsldefensetraining.com). In conclu- exact point of aim on the target increases woman. Please remember that a bullet sion, each rifleman / riflewoman needs as the distance to the target increases. The relatively new addition or use of only goes exactly where it is aimed for at practice, practice, and more practice in a Lasers also have a limited operational tactical lights poses several challenges. the precise moment it exits the muzzle safe controlled environment to improve range and are affected by bright light First, the additional weight of a light just but with the influence of muzzle velocity, and maintain accuracy no matter what conditions. This means that the vis- like a laser will affect overall balance and drift, and drop. The Winchester ballistics rifle, shotgun, or handgun they shoot and ible laser dot will be wider or maybe not thus stability. Although the target may be calculator on the web site (http://ballis- what gizmos they have installed. But in even visible as the distance to the target more visible – illuminated under low light ticscalculator.winchester.com) can help the end shooting is simply always about increases or the sun shines thus affecting conditions, the now extremely visible light you understand how any bullet performs having fun and the wonderful friendships actual bullet placement. Please note that source at your body makes you a perfect under varying conditions but accuracy each of us can develop and maintain for self defense purposes when you paint target. The bright light may also interfere still depends primarily on individual with others who enjoy shooting. This a target with a laser dot your psychologi- with your own night vision. Obviously marksmanship ability. weekend go buy a box of ammunition cal advantage is incredible. Although target visibility can help you place your then shoot up a bunch of tin cans, punch visibility of a laser dot on the target may sights on the target but at what cost? Thus with all of different types gizmos holes in paper targets, or pulverize some help you designate an exact aiming point, Lights actually decrease overall balance that are available that can help you clay birds with your friends or family basic principles of marksmanship must or stability and thus may decrease accu- improve stability of your rifle or handgun, members at a range or other safe area still be followed. racy. The added weight when a tactical sighting in, and visibility of your target; using any gun you have available. THAT light or laser is attached to the barrel or cost factors and how well you want or IS ENJOYMENT! GunNews 10 Illinois Right to Carry Illinois Firearms Training Classes Educational Town Hall Intermediate Personal Protection meeting schedule Training to Live and Win Dates: October 9 & 10 Location: Darnall’s Gun Works and Ranges, Wayne-Jefferson-Richland-Effing- Bloomington, IL ham-Clay County Right to Carry Advance Registration: $195 Meeting Class size is limited – ENROLL TODAY Saturday June 26, 2010 7:00 - 9:00 pm Primary instructors: John Boch, John Naese, Cumberland Presbyterian Church Frank Wright & Jeff Schwarm. Outer West Delaware Fairfield, IL Registration covers lunch, range fees, safety equipment as needed, course materials and East Central Illinois Right to Carry more. Educational Town Hall Meeting GSL Defense Training is pleased to offer the following classes in Monday, July 12, 2010 Geared towards the carry license holder or 2010. For additional information, along with useful links to licensing anyone serious about prudently approaching 7:00 - 9:00 pm Hawthorne Suites applications, forms and registration materials, call John Boch at 217 the use of deadly force in self-defense, Training 101 Trade Center Drive 356-7027 or at home 217 351-3575 or visit to Win will continue training received in NRA basic classes relating to the judicious use of Champaign, IL www.gsldefensetraining.com deadly force against both armed and “unarmed” adversaries. Students will learn decision- Illinois Carry has sponsored a series of very successful town hall meetings NRA Personal Protection Class (ITH) making skills in high-stress situations and how about right to carry. Speakers will Satisfies the training requirement for a Florida non-resident to articulate danger in explaining their reactions answer questions everyday citizens may Permit-to-Carry to threats in post-shooting interrogations. have and address any concerns. We This training will include “shoot - don’t shoot” Dates: September 11 & 12. safety, basic firearm handling skills, urge our GSL family to bring their fami- scenarios on a shooting simulator, speed skills use of cover/concealment, malfunc- lies, neighbors and friends to this event. drawing and reloading, engaging close-range Location: Darnall’s Gun Works tion clearing for semi-automatic pistol threats (instinct shooting), low-light shooting and Ranges, Bloomington, IL users, the judicious use of deadly A drawing will be held for a Taurus .38 to skills with tactical lights, malfunction clearing, Advance Registration: $195 force (including against unarmed help finance this event (rental of space shooting around barricades/cover and more. Class size is limited – Enroll today! aggressors), how to avoid becoming at the Hawthorne isn’t free!) See Dave’s a victim, interaction with potential as- Guns in Mayview for a ticket, If you Primary instructors: John Boch, John sailants, and post-shooting interven- Registration form have any questions, Scott Bowyer is the Naese, Frank Wright & Jeff Schwarm. tions. Students will spend several Please indicate which course dates: organizer; he can be reached at 217- hours on the range with live-fire both Personal Protection May 22 & 23: _____ 822-2354. Registration covers lunch, range days. A low-light indoor shooting sce- Personal Protection Sept. 11 & 12: _____ time, safety equipment as needed, nario is typically included on Sunday Urban Rifle 101: Oct. 2 & 3: ______ NRA class materials including afternoon. Training to Win: Oct. 9 & 10: _____ textbook, a Florida Non-Resident Hugh Permit-to-Carry application (and PA), No shooting experience necessary! A _________________________________ and more. Firearms Owners ID Card is recom- Name mended, but NOT REQUIRED. Evans This class covers basic firearm _________________________________ Address Refrigeration Urban Rifle 101 _________________________________ City, State, ZIP Date: October 2 & 3 Students will learn proper mainte- Location: Darnall’s Gun Works nance and malfunction prevention, _________________________________ 1701 S. Easy Street and Ranges, Bloomington, IL rifleman fundamentals, sling usage, Phone (res.) Advance Registration: $195 shooting stances, grips and firearm _________________________________ Bloomington, IL 61701 Class size is limited – Enroll today! manipulation. This course will hone Phone (cell) basic fundamentals while teaching _________________________________ Primary instructors: John Boch, John basic individual tactics and tech- Email Naese, Frank Wright & Jeff Schwarm. niques, including shooting on the Mail this form and a check or money order for move, as well as from cover and 309-820-9736 Registration covers lunch, range concealment in various positions $195 per person per class (made out to “John Boch”) to: John Boch, 19 Evergreen Square, Fax 309-821-8092 fees, safety equipment as needed, and transitioning from carbine rifle to Savoy, Illinois 61874 course materials and more. sidearm. GunNews 11 North of I-80 NEWS News and information from North of I-80. CHUCK’S GUN SHOP 14310 S Indiana Ave (between 143rd St & 144th St) Riverdale, IL 60827 (708) 849-4455 GunNews 12 GunNews 13 Carry license holder: “Do Not so smart robbery duo The you really want to do this?” thwarted at Smart Buy Armed American True stories of firearms used by law abiding Americans Jeffersonville, NY (Mid-Hudson News) – Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff Springfield, MO (News-Leader) - Buying furniture from Smart Buy Home Furnish- Wednesday honored a brave citizen who ings may be a smart move, but trying to to save innocent life. fended off a would-be robber at the Jef- rip off the store is not, two men found out fersonville pharmacy last week. over the weekend. Armed mother thwarts at- Highwaymen meet Army GI Schiff recognized Paul Hemmer of Jef- Just after noon on Saturday, Springfield fersonville for his role in thwarting the police arrived at the store at 2845 W. tempted rape of daughter and leave with fresh holes attempted robbery which occurred May Chestnut to find one store manager, a Cape Girardeau, MO (AP/Post Dispatch) Walterboro, SC (The Spartanburg Caro- 26th, at about 2:45 p.m. 45-year-old disabled woman, holding the -- A Cape Girardeau mother with a gun is linas) -- An Army specialist just home would-be burglars at gunpoint. being credited with stopping the attempt- from the Middle East shot and critically A man wearing a ski mask and a blue ed rape of her daughter. wounded a robber who tried to hold up sweat suit entered the pharmacy car- Marlene Woodman, 65, manages the his family after they stopped with car rying a spear and a baseball bat and store with her daughter Angela Mal- The Southeast Missourian reports that trouble late Thursday, authorities said. demanded that the employees “give him lard, 45. Woodman credits Mallard with 51-year-old Craig Kizer faces a variety of all the drugs”. protecting her. Mallard said she stands charges, including attempted rape, armed Two other robbers returned fire as they just under 5 feet 2 inches and weighs 127 criminal action and burglary. He has no pulled their wounded pounds. known address and did not have an at- accomplice into a torney. getaway car and “Angie is my hero,” said Woodman, who sped away from has heart problems. “She was afraid of Police say Kizer had been working on the McCleod Road what they would do to me. They thought I the family’s home as part of a renovation crime scene, ac- was by myself.” project, but was not staying there. The cording to Colleton teen was in bed around 5:30 a.m. Sunday County Sheriff Springfield police confirmed the danger when Kizer came into her room with a George Malone. the women faced. knife and climbed on top of her. None of the victims were wounded, “These two men came in with the intent When he set the knife down on the bed, but their cars were Lucky to be alive: to do a burglary,” said Sgt. Robert Pitts of the teen grabbed it and screamed. struck by bullets, David Jakes. the Springfield Police Department. deputies said. The girl’s mother came into the room Woodman told the News-Leader she with a gun, pointed it at the suspect and Deputies located the injured suspect watched one of the men walk by the front ordered him out of the house. Police later a short time later at Colleton Regional of the store several times before he came arrested him. Hospital, where he was being treated for in to shop. But he was clean and dressed several gunshot wounds, deputies said. nicely, so she had no reason to suspect David Jayquon Jakes, 19, of Smoaks was photo courtesy of Mid-Hudson News. him, she said. Mom caring for child uses later transferred to Medical University Hemmer, who is a pharmacy technician gun to thwart home invasion Hospital in Charleston, where he remains and was behind the counter at the time, in intensive care, Chief Deputy Ted Stan- Belton, SC (Anderson Independent Mail) field said. pulled his licensed handgun and asked Wounded resident doesn’t — A mother who was caring for her young child foiled two men’s attempts to break the bandit, “Do you really want to do give up, slays invader this”? Seeing that the tables had been Creedmoor, N.C. (WRAL) — A Granville in to her house about 1:30 p.m. Monday turned on him, the robber fled the phar- County homeowner exchanged gunfire when she, from her kitchen, shot at the macy empty handed. with a suspected burglar early Tuesday, men. killing the intruder, authorities said. Hemmer provided Sheriff’s Deputies with The woman’s identity was not released, a description that eventually led to the Sheriff Brindle Wilkins said Clay Ellington and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office arrest of Robert Roach, 55, of Jefferson- was trying to break into a home on Dove did not release any other identifying de- ville. Road, near Creedmoor, and fired shots at tails, saying only that “a homeowner” had the homeowner, Richard Chapel. Chapel fired shots. But the woman’s husband Not only did Paul Hemmer defend returned fire, killing Ellington, the sheriff confirmed that it was his wife who fired himself, co-workers and a customer who said. at least two shots when the men tried was there at the time, he also prevented to break in to their home on Broadway dangerous drugs from getting out on the Chapel was wounded in the exchange School Road in Belton while he was out street”, said Sheriff Schiff. “Mr. Hemmer and was taken to Duke University Hos- of town. acted courageously and with great re- pital for treatment. His condition was straint when he confronted this defendant unknown Tuesday afternoon. Right: A member of the Anderson County and therefore, he should be honored as Sheriff’s Office investigates the scene of one of our hometown heroes.” a shooting on Broadway School Road about 1:30 p.m. Monday. The sheriff presented Hemmer with a Photo courtesy Anderson Independent Mail. certificate of appreciation for his actions. GunNews 14 Next Class Date: July 31, 2010 9am-1pm Fairfield Inn Suites 645 West North Ave Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA Phone: 1-630-629-1500 Right off I355 630-750-2329 UTAH CONCEAL AND CARRY CERTIFICATION CLASS Currently recognized in 29 states Family Safety Retired Seniors Personal Protection Multi-State Travelers Class Price: $135.00 Limited class space, call and register today! Includes: Notary. 2x2 Photo, Fingerprints GunNews 15 Freedom’s Forum As a good guy sees it... sold illegally. Wow three guns is thirty Fighting Back these classes or get this training or Could it Be? years!! No, instead they talk about legislation to stop private sales of guns. What by John Naese education. by Don Bekeleski for? There’s one in place already covering But (you say) I’m too (old, young, what they are concerned about, but does he It’s heartening to see the good Not long ago Mayor Daley was screaming for male, female, healthy, infirm, fill serve thirty years? NO! The back of his hand people of Chicago fighting back. more gun control laws. Actually he wants all in the blank _________) to take a is crimson red from the judges slapping it so I’m not just talking about the three law abiding gun owners weapons removed if class or go out and shoot all day. many times! apparently righteous self-defense he could have his way. So a flurry of anti -2nd shootings in Chicago in the last No problem. Do what you can, and Amendment bills were proposed by Chicago Could it be that our state legislators look two weeks. In those cases, the only what you can. But do it. For Democrats in the Illinois legislature. Every- at 48 other states in the union where mil- perpetrators, convicted felons all, example, you could come to an thing from registering this to banning that and lions are carrying guns on their hips through met their match when encounter- Appleseed, sit in the shade, and not being allowed to own or transfer such and conceal carry laws and see crime and murder ing what they thought would be watch. When the shooters circle such. dropping at an ever increasing rate? Could it defenseless citizens. Those citi- up for instruction, come into the circle and listen. When it’s time for be possible that what John Lott and the rest zens, arming themselves in spite All bills were stated to decrease crime and the heritage lessons, the circle will of us have been saying for a long time— of the wishes of Mayor Daley, the gun violence by their sponsors, but in reality probably come to you, as you’re MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME—could actually gun haters, and the nanny-staters, they only created a major hassle for law abid- already sitting in the shade. You be true? changed the thinking of those ing people to own or buy firearms, while the felons quite quickly. They are alive can get the benefits, even with criminals watched their TV’s and laughed and Why is it that the suburbs of Chicago and the today because they fought back. limited physical ability. Read this laughed at such stupid proposals. There isn’t rest of the state where people are allowed paper. Come to the meetings, a criminal one or gang member that believes to be totally armed do not have the same But the type of fighting I’m talking in Champaign starting with the any of this will stop him from continuing in the problems? Maybe criminals don’t like look- about is in the realm of the mind. July 13, 2010 meeting, and talk to same old ways, while more of his intended ing down the barrel of a handgun when it’s More and more citizens of Illinois, instructors and participants in the victims become disarmed or became easier pointing their way! Maybe they are thinking as well as around the nation, are various classes. prey thru such legislation. twice that if I attempt to rob this guy and he making the decision not to be Go to the Right to Carry Educa- is carrying a legal gun on his hip, I just might sheep. They’re taking the proac- Before we would see some of these bills tional Town Hall Meeting. Even get shot? tive stance that the only rights you actually make it to the House or Senate to be have are the rights you’ll fight to if you already know why right to voted on. Lately though, it seems like after You see a where a person is allowed to carry protect. Want to be left alone by carry is a good idea, your friend or a committee vote and passage, that’s where a gun on his person, he or she only has a re- thugs? You can hope - or you can neighbor may not. Invite them and they lay. Could it be that more legislators that mote chance of being confronted by a crimi- prepare. Fortune often favors the bring them. used to be for more gun laws, have realized nal, then someone heading home in Chicago prepared. that they just don’t work and also do not solve Be sure your voter registration is that has an invisible sign on his back saying, any crime problems? This of course doesn’t “Pick me, I can’t hurt you or stop you and I Look through this paper, and com- up to date (have you moved since mean we should let our guard down & relax. am totally unarmed thanks to our mayor”. pare the ads and announcements you last voted?) and be sure to Someone is always trying to take your right Could it be that our legislators are starting to you see now with those from as lit- let folks know who you think they away! realize you don’t stop criminals by disarming tle as two years ago. Opportunities should vote for, and why. Novem- ber will be here quicker than you law abiding citizens? for civilian defensive gun training We have plenty of laws to cover illegal use of and education are through the roof. think. firearms. Does the State’s attorney in Cook In November this state may elect a Governor You can take a four hour class, a County enforce or mandate the punishment Fighting back - it’s not just an activ- that is for concealed carry and will sign it into one day class, two day classes, or due for disobeying them? NO! ity, it’s a mindset - it’s a way of life. law. The people of this state may be looking even longer. And you don’t have to Why when they arrest someone for using or real close at the people in office in Springfield travel to Arizona or Nevada to take carrying a gun illegally, they have to arrest that do back conceal carry and those running him 5 or 6 more times before they really against the ones that are against it. Then mandate punishment? They just keep let- they may decide it’s time for Illinois crime and ting them go till he has a murder charge. murder rates to go down by arming it’s citi- Ah. Now they got him! Yes you got him, zens with conceal carry and electing enough but it had to take someone else’s life be- people that will go along with that Governor fore you really did something about him! to see it finally happen! It’s amazing if they even catch him. Could it be? It’s time for the people of Illinois Then Daley holds another news con- to decide whether it will be! Could it be that ference and of course blames the gun legislators are realizing the impact that con- again, but keep quiet about his other six ceal ed carry would have on this state’s crime arrests, so the people don’t blame them and murder rate? I hope with all my heart that for not putting him away sooner. The city they are and that it will be finally passed into is an embarrassment to the rest of the law in this state! state of Illinois, whose citizens are armed and don’t have one fifth the crime prob- This article appeared on the ISRA website. It lem! There is a law in place that man- is the opinion of the author and not the official dates 10 years in prison for every gun position of the ISRA. GunNews 16 Commentary from around the nation The Daley dilemma: what to say when it turns out that “guns is the answer”? better example of the Patented DMS was June 2, 9:29 AM · Don Gwinn - Chicago Daley’s answer when asked whether the Gun Rights Examiner home defender would be prosecuted for owning the gun that he used to save Mayor Daley is seated squarely on the himself, his wife and his grandson from bayonet of a dilemma. the predator who broke into their home On the one hand, his city’s total ban on with his own gun: the possession of handguns is totter- ing like a fighter rocked by body blows. “I understand the situation and I The ban has been battered by growing understand. What I’m saying is all of opposition from grassroots groups of gun us have to understand that guns is owners, but perhaps more by the bitter not the answer to problems we see in disillusionment of average citizens and homes and on the streets of America. police officers who have watched it fail to It’s just has simple as that.” curb Chicago’s shameful gang violence or trim its humiliating murder rate for As the St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner nearly three decades. pointed out last week, the sheer breath- taking gall of this response is enough On the other hand, there’s just not much to make anyone do a double-take, and he can do about the coming Supreme that’s the key to the Patented DMS(tm). Court decision that everyone, including To state that the answer to the problem him, expects to put the Chicago gun ban “How do I save my family from the armed on the canvas. He has more power over intruder who just shot at me in my own Chicago’s violence addiction, but not home?” is not something like “Fight back much--and no options that don’t cost a any way you can, but preferably with lot of money the city has spent on other your own firearm” is some unfathomable things (hey, hired truck scams and Olym- cago’s gun ban. But the Mayor seems to mix of dishonest and foolish. But repeat pic boondoggles ain’t free, you know!) or be asking himself an important question: yourself like some stuttering idiot, throw cost Mayor Daley the support of groups The Patented Daley Mumbling Then what? Most likely is that the home in some brutal grammatical mistakes, and he needs to hold his power together. Sidestep(tm): defender is not subject to prosecution, you can hope that enough people will be Daley’s favorite defense, the Patented because the Illinois legislature overcame distracted--and you can keep dancing for When it comes to the case of the elderly, DMS(tm) allows the press and punditry vetoes and votes from Rod Blagojevich another day. otherwise law-abiding American veteran to focus on the fun topic of “Look how and Barack Obama years ago to protect *** who apparently concluded that he had a dumb Da Mare is!” and feel superior with Illinois residents who are caught violat- For more info: Check out Illinois Carry for moral duty to break Mayor Daley’s law in little effort, while taking their minds off ing local gun ordinances when they use up-to-the moment discussion and ways to order to protect his family from Chicago’s uncomfortable, less fun topics like “What, their firearms in lawful self-defense. But get involved . . . and see the Gun Rights criminals, Daley has lots of options. The exactly, gives the Mayor of Chicago the even if the prosecution goes forward, Examiners below for more thoughts on problem is, from his point of view, that right to destroy the lives of his citizens if there are only two possible outcomes: this issue. And as always, if you found none of them are very good options: they decide to defend themselves?” The the defender is acquitted, or the defender this piece interesting and have a moment best part is the simplicity and ease of the is convicted, possibly in a plea bargain to pass it on to someone else, don’t be The Daley Mea Culpa: Patented DMS(tm); all Daley has to do is settlement. If the defender is acquit- shy. Mayor Daley could simply say, “We get red in the face, alternate mumbling thought we were keeping Chicagoans ted despite incontrovertible proof that with ranting, and say things that make no safe, but it’s clear now that infringing the he violated the law, as seems likely, it sense. Soon most people have forgotten GunNews Magazine right to keep and bear arms has done means that a Cook County jury chose to that they wanted answers and are simply Published monthly by more harm than good in Chicago, so it’s nullify the Chicago gun ban by refusing to enjoying the show. Occasionally, the GunsSaveLife.com time to find a better way.” This option punish a man for saving his family from Patented DMS(tm) can go wrong if too is largely theoretical, because it would a home invader. If the home defender is much actual information is expressed in John Naese, Editor require Daley to admit that he’s been convicted, the public backlash could con- the sound bite; for instance, when Daley firstname.lastname@example.org wrong for years. If he could do that, he ceivably be the final push that removes threatened to put a rifle and bayonet “up John Boch, Editor Emeritus wouldn’t be Daley. Daley from office. There’s also one more (the) butt” of the Chicago Reader’s Mick problem with a prosecution: the trial, if Letters, including complaints or commen- Dumke. Far too specific, far too under- dations, to the Editor are welcome. Please, The Daley Law and Order, CAGE there was one, would likely take place af- standable, and the Mayor paid a price for limit your letter to 200 words. We reserve Episode: ter the Supreme Court issues its decision that one (but astute readers will notice the right to edit or refuse publication of Mayor Daley could stand by the law he in McDonald v. Chicago. Daley would be that the price paid was of the “Look how any submission. Email to the editor at the says keeps Chicago safe and peaceful. accepting all the political risk with little dumb Da Mare is!” variety, which still address above, or you can mail your His police have already confiscated the chance that there would be a reward. stole some thunder from Dumke’s actual letter to: home defender’s firearm; all he has to do No, prosecution is out, despite how use- question about whether the Chicago gun Guns Save Life now is to insist that the defender also be less and pointless that makes Chicago’s ban has been proven ineffective by near- Post Office Box 51 charged and prosecuted for violating Chi- gun ban look. ly 30 years of complete failure.) A much Savoy, Illinois 61874 GunNews 17 ACTUAL DISTANCE Battle Sight Zero, or BSZ, is the sight setting that will get you hits on full size (20-inch) targets out to 300 yards, with no you about where you need to be at 400 meters. As the distance increases, the “come ups” get bigger; increase from The “forgotten” part of Appleseed instruction, fogotten no more sight adjustments. 400 to 500 and you would need to add Appleseed, now in its fifth year, was start- of the rifles used at Appleseeds were another four clicks. ed to reteach Americans their heritage as centerfire rifles. When the ammo price This is possible because the barrel of the a Nation of Riflemen. increases hit, suddenly going through 500 gun and the sight system are not paral- For those firing .223 caliber rifles like AR- rounds of .308 in a weekend, at a dollar a lel. The barrel actually angles upwards, 15’s, the BSZ is slightly different, because When designing the program, the ques- round, didn’t sound so appealing. so that the bullet is rising as it leaves the of the faster bullet speed. BSZ for a .223 tion was how to get the most marksman- barrel. It will cross the line of sight of using standard 62 grain ammo will about ship instruction at the most locations, and But since Appleseed was geared around the sight system at about 25 meters, still 275 meters. Come ups, measured in do it all in one or two days per event. basic instruction at 25 meters, the use of heading upward. minutes of angle, are similar, although .22 rimfire ammo and rifles was encour- the click adjustments on your rifle may be A simple and elegant solution presented aged. itself: do it like the Army does it. Much of the Army’s firearm training takes place at The result was a lot of people learning to a distance of 25 meters on reduced-size shoot to Rifleman’s standard, but with a targets. The reason is simple: there are .22 rifle at 25 meters only. a lot more 25 meter ranges than there are 500 meter or longer known distance This year, Appleseed began re-empha- ranges. And, most importantly, WHAT sizing the inclusion of an Actual Distance WORKS AT 25 METERS ALSO WORKS (AD) component whenever range facilities AT DISTANCE. allow. For a typical .30 caliber round, the bullet different; 1/2 minute clicks are common. The fundamentals of marksmanship are The AD component will usually be taught will top out at just over 100 meters, and Many scopes are graduated in 1/4 minute the same at whatever distance you’re on the second day of the event, and will start its downward journey. And it will clicks, so a three minute comeup from shooting. Sight alignment, sight picture, vary based on what range facilities are cross the line of sight again at about 200 300 to 400 would take 12 clicks on many respiratory pause, keeping your eye available. Inclusion in the AD component meters. For a .30 caliber, this means that scopes. and your mind on the front sight, trigger is not automatic; you will need to prove BSZ setting is the same for 25 meters squeeze, and follow through are exactly you can shoot to the four MOA Rifleman’s and 200 meters; aim at the center of the Other subjects covered in an AD compo- the same, if you’re shooting a tiny target standard, or nearly so, on the 25 meter target at 25 meters or at 200 meters, the nent of an Appleseed will include the ef- at 25 meters or a full-size target at 500 line before moving to longer range. bullet will hit there. At 100 meters, the fects of wind (it’s not as bad as you think); meters. round will hit 3 inches higher than the target detection, and range estimation (if [For those of you considering attending spot you aimed at - no problem hitting a you have a rifle, you have range estima- Once you have that down at 25 meters, the Danville, IL Appleseed on July 24 & 20 inch target. At 300 meters, the round tor - your front sight.) the only thing you need to know to shoot 25 of this year, we will be including the will hit about 9 inches lower than the point distance is how far is the shot, and what AD component at 200 and 300 meters.] of aim on the target - again, resulting in a This article is just an overview; if you’re at sight adjustments do you need to make? hit on a 20-inch target. all hazy about shooting at actual dis- So what will you find if you move from tance, or if you’ve never shot more than a Along the way to teaching this to Ameri- the 25 meter line to the 200 meter line? For more accurate hits, you can click your hundred yards, and you want to find out cans, reality intervened. Ammo prices Something the Rifleman calls Battle Sight sights up from your 25/200 BSZ; three how, attend an Appleseed that has an AD shot through the roof. When the program Zero. minutes (three clicks on an M1 Garand component, and learn what you need to began in 2006, surplus .308 ammo was or M1A) will put you back at point of aim be that most treasured citizen - an Ameri- going for 15 cents a round, and most at 300 meters. 3 more clicks up will put can Rifleman. DARNALL’S GUN WORKS & RANGES 6125 East 1175 North Road NRA Youth Proud host & sponsor of the longest-running Bloomington, IL 61704 Open to the public! NRA Youth Shooting Camp in the United States Shooting Camp 309-379-4331 • • Indoor pistol range Outdoor ranges to 300 yards COMING SOON www.darnalls.com • Trap • Skeet Visit our website or shop and Directions: • International Skeet pick up applications for the West of Bloomington, Illinois, take • Sporting Clays 2010 NRA Youth Shooting • Classroom Route 9 West 5 miles from I-55/74 to Camp coming up in early road marked 750E. Turn left and go • Full service gun shop • Class III August. south for 2.3 miles to road marked 1175N. Turn right and go west for • NRA Firearm Courses 1.3 miles. Darnall’s Gun Works and • Youth shooting programs Shooting Ranges is on the right. • Advanced firearm training GunNews 18 IDNR Newsbits Just so you know... Get Outdoors: June is “Leave No 8260 or IDNR Biologist Doug Brown at Child Inside Month” in Illinois and the 217/345-2420. George Daglas, Campaign Manager for Dan Rutherford for Illinois IDNR encourages youth and families to State Treasurer, sent along the following, which might be important to get outdoors. Illinois state parks and Wingshooting Clinics: The know come Novmeber: educational programs offer exciting and IDNR and participating partners will spon- unique opportunities that will connect sor wingshooting clinics at sites through- “Senator Rutherford is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment. people with nature and the outdoors. For out Illinois to help improve the shooting He is a longtime member of the NRA. He will continue this support in information on youth and family activi- skills of participants. Youth/Women’s his bid to become the next Illinois State Treasurer.” ties, check this link on the IDNR web site: clinics are designed to teach participants www.dnr.state.il.us/LNCI. basic firearm and hunter safety and the fundamentals of wingshooting. Hunter Fall Turkey Permits: Permit clinics are designed to enhance the wing- applications are now being accepted for shooting skills of hunters and provide the 2010 Illinois Fall Shotgun Wild Turkey sound wingshooting practice techniques. season. The season dates are Oct. 23- The clinics are conducted on weekends 31. The application deadline for the first throughout the spring, summer and early lottery drawing (Illinois residents only) is fall. For a complete schedule, check the July 6. Hunters may apply online through IDNR web site at http://dnr.state.il.us. DNR Direct at www.dnr.state.il.us (click on the Online Licenses button). For Upcoming clinics include: more information on the fall wild turkey season, go to the web site at http://www. June 26-27 – Youth/Women Clinic – dnr.state.il.us/admin/turkey.htm. St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club, Elburn (630/363-6180) Wolf Creek State Park Ar- August 21-22 – Youth/Women Clinic – chery Deer Hunting Change: Shabbona Lake State Park, DeKalb Co. The IDNR has made a change in the (815/758-2773) archery deer hunting program begin- ning this fall at Wolf Creek State Park. August 21-22 – Youth/Women Clinic – Hunters will no longer be required to Raycraft Farm, Piatt Co. (217/935-6860) apply for a week-long reservation as in previous years. Instead, hunters will be August 28-29 – Hunter Clinic – Raycraft required to sign up for a free site hunting Farm, Piatt Co. (217/935-6860) card prior to hunting. The sign-in sheet will be located at the Eagle Creek State September 11-12 – Youth/Women Clinic Recreation Area office (directly west of – Stephen A. Forbes State Park, Kinmun- Wolf Creek State Park across the Findlay dy (618/547-3381) Bridge). Hunters should be careful to sign the correct sheet for Wolf Creek September 11-12 – Youth/Women State Park as there will also be a sign-in Clinic – Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park, sheet for Eagle Creek State Recreation Kewanee (309/853-5589) Area hunting. This change will give hunt- ers the opportunity to hunt without the September 18-19 – Hunter Clinic – Des pre-planning that was necessary with the Plaines Conservation Area, Wilmington previous system. Season dates will coin- (815/785-8129) Ron’s Guns & Knives cide with the statewide archery deer sea- son and will be closed during the firearm September 25-26 – Youth/Women Clinic deer season. All hunters are required to – South Fork Dirt Riders Park, Kincaid s et’ e have a current hunting license, habitat stamp and IDNR-issued archery deer (217/496-3113) 503 N. Church Buy * Sell * Trade permit. Archery hunters at Wolf Creek September 26 – Youth Clinic – Decatur L ad Thomasboro IL Firearms, Ammo, Tr OPEN Pro-Shot Gun Cleaning State Park will be required to harvest a doe before harvesting an antlered deer Gun Club, Decatur (217/521-9469) (217) 643-7667 Supplies (4 points or better). This requirement is intended to help manage the large deer See page two of this issue for more infor- Tuesday - Friday Let us help you Finest Selection of Commemorative and population on and near Wolf Creek State 9a to 5p find that mation and testimonials about how nice Collectable Firearms Park. For more information on deer these clinics are, then find one close to Saturday hunting opportunities and site regulations “Hard to Find” you and plan on attending, or taking your Special Orders at Wolf Creek State Park, contact Eagle child or spouse to one. Turn off the TV 9a to 3p Creek State Recreation Area at 217/756- Evenings by Gun! and get outdoors! 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GunNews 20 THE ISRA & NRA PROUDLY ANNOUNCE 8th Annual Range Open House at the ISRA Range in Bonﬁeld—near Kankakee Saturday, June 26th, 2010 10:00 am – 4:00 pm A ll law-abiding citizens are A lesson in attending to things promptly... invited … even those who do not own a gun or have never ﬁred a gun before. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Factory representatives from by John Naese major manufacturers will be on hand to answer your questions The price of everything goes up, and this is sadly true of about your favorite ﬁrearms. You can test-ﬁre the guns of ammunition as well. When I first started buying 30.06 your choice and try your hand at archery, too. A small fee for ammo from the Civilian Marksmanship Program (www. ammunition will be required. odcmp.com) it was 27 cents a round. (I can hear you Again this Year! A BB gun and an air riﬂe range will be set up for our younger oldsters out there now, “When I started, it was 3 cents a guests—a great opportunity to get the whole family involved, • Military encampments and reenactments for round!”. Sorry, I’m only 48.) RAIN or SHINE! Food and soft drink vendors will be on site WWII, Vietnam and the to make sure you don’t go hungry or thirsty. French and Indian War. I stocked up on some, and the price rose to 36 cents a We will also have information available on a wide variety of • A variety of military ISRA and NRA programs. We encourage you to stop by and round. A little more stocking up and a little less supply at vehicles and an MP guard pick up a pamphlet on your particular area of interest. booth will be on display. CMP, and within the last year, the price had hit 50 cents a round. I stopped stocking up. The ISRA Range has numerous amenities to offer Open House attendees, including: On May 7 of this year, at 2:52 pm, the following notice from • Free safety orientation the CMP popped into my email inbox: • Covered ﬁring points • You will have an opportunity to shoot a wide AP .30-06 M2 BALL: The .30-06 AP ammo that we variety of ﬁrearms under the direct supervision now have available includes headstamps: AYR, SL, of instructors. Shooting disciplines will include: TW, and LC. Dates of manufacture vary from the • Riﬂes 1940s to the 1950s. Most of the ammo is corrosive, • Pistols but some may be non-corrosive. The ammo is pack- • Shotguns DIRECTIONS TO THE ISRA RANGE aged in 8 round M1 Garand enbloc clips, in bando- • Muzzleloaders The ISRA Range is located on Warner Bridge Rd., leers, in spam cans. Purchases of multiple cans will 1589 N 7000W Rd., in Bonﬁeld (near Kankakee). • Airguns be shipped in what appear to be the original wooden Via I-57 from the North: • Covered picnic pavilion Exit at Manteno (exit 322). Turn right (west) and go crates (two spam cans per crate). Cans and crates Photos courtesy of Jeff Battaglia and Jacob Lim. • Indoor restrooms and showers approximately 8 miles to Warner Bridge Road. Turn will be selected luck of the draw as to the headstamp. left (south) and go 8½ miles to the ISRA Range. Via I-57 from the South: 4C3006U202-192P. Single spam can (192 rounds). We invite you to attend and encourage other ﬁrearm enthusiasts to join you Exit at Kankakee, Route 17 (exit 312). Turn left $60.00. S&H at $8.95 per can. (west) and travel approximately 9 miles to Warner at this worthwhile event. Bridge Road. Turn right (north) and go 1½ miles to To be successful, an Open House of this magnitude requires signiﬁcant effort the ISRA Range. 31 cents a round! My patience was about to be rewarded. by our members. As a result, we’re looking for a small army of volunteers to Via I-55 from the North: For that price, I’ll clean my rifle after firing it. Time to stock Exit at Braidwood, Route 113 (exit 236). Follow donate their time and expertise. If you are interested in helping out, please Route 113 south through Braidwood and Custer Park up again! Oh, wait... time to go to work. I had to work call us at 815-635-3198 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. approximately 13 miles to Warner Bridge Road. Turn that evening at 7 pm, and I didn’t have time to make the right (south) and go 4½ miles to the ISRA Range. The ISRA Range Open House will be held in Bonﬁeld, near Kankakee. order. The CMP assured that they had lots of this ammo, Via I-55 from the South: For more information about the event, please visit our range website at Exit Dwight Route 17 (exit 217). Turn right (east) and and showed a picture of the ammo crates stacked in their www.isra.org/range. go approximately 26 miles to Warner Bridge Road. Turn left (north) and go 1½ miles to the ISRA Range. warehouse to prove it. Bring your Family & Friends! I didn’t get around to ordering any until Sunday, but even if I had come back Saturday (I got off work at 7 am Saturday) FREE Admission! We look forward to seeing it would have been too late. FREE Parking! you at this year’s event! Apparently, the CMP sold out of this ammo in just a few hours. Other people told me they tried to order on Satur- If you’re not already an ISRA or NRA member, this will be the perfect day morning, and came up empty. opportunity to join. ISRA range memberships will also be available. The lesson here is simple: The ﬁne print: Persons prohibited from possessing ﬁrearms will not be admitted. Persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult, but are otherwise certainly welcome. Eye and ear protection will be provided and is mandatory at all shooting areas. No personal ﬁrearms or “He who hesitates is lost.” ammunition will be allowed at the range during the ISRA Open House. Security will be provided by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department. GunNews 21 From the Outdoors Column power night. They can’t get a whole high every other Thursday in the Sports sec- power match in when the league starts at 5 Fast Facts about Appleseed Shoots - tion of the Champaign-Urbana News- p.m., but they solve that problem by shoot- - Women, youth 20 and under, and active military shoot FREE. Gazette ing half the match each Tuesday, so they - All others are just $45 for one day or $70 for two days if pre-registered for a by John Naese complete one full match every two weeks. shoot. The high power rifle range is a good facility, - The program can be shot with rimfire or centerfire, with iron sights or with target pits and firing lines at 200 and Hydration is important for all 300 yards. scopes. Bring what you have, and Appleseed will make you better with it. outdoor activities Learn More: If you are going to be spending a big block Wednesday night is the bench rest league, www.appleseedinfo.org of time outdoors, perhaps on the water or starting at 3 p.m. Upcoming Illinois Applessed Opportunities: maybe at a shooting event, you need to go out of your way to make sure you stay Thursday nights, ISRA runs a smallbore hydrated. Lathering on the sunscreen may league starting at 5 p.m. July 10-11 September 11-12 protect you from burns and skin cancer, Ottawa, IL Alton, IL but dehydration can sneak up on you, and In addition to these late afternoon weekday cause major problems before you realize it. leagues, there are some others available on Carmi, IL weekends. September 18-19 Be sure to drink non-caffeinated and non- July 24-25 Clinton, IL alcoholic drinks. If you are not sweating Bullseye pistol shoots will be held June 13, and you should be, that is a bad sign – get July 25, and August 29. Danville, IL in some shade, drink some fluids, and cool Durand, IL September 25-26 down and rehydrate. If you’re drinking a lot There is also the ISRA Glock league, for Ottawa, IL of fluids, but not urinating for several hours, Glock pistols only, on June 27, July 25, and this can be another sign of dehydration. August 29. July 31-Aug 1 Durand, IL Waterman, IL Marion, IL The danger of dehydration, besides what it The Springfield pistol match, for Springfield does to your body, is that it can make you 1911’s, XD’s, and XD-M pistols only, will be unsafe. It affects muscle control and deci- held on May 30 and October 24. August 21-22 October 2-3 sion-making ability. If you’re dehydrated, Ottawa, IL Waterman, IL you may drive your boat into a dangerous Appleseed rifle marksmanship and heritage McLean, IL situation, or handle your gun in an unsafe events will be held at the ISRA Range on manner. June 19-20 and November 20-21. Sparta, IL October 9-10 Bonfield, IL Have fun outside this summer, but take all Good range facilities are hard to find, and a September 4-5 the precautions, including bringing along range that offers the number and variety of and drinking lots of fluids. shoots that the ISRA Range does is worth Chillicothe, IL only October 23-24 driving to. For information on any of these Ottawa, IL Bowlers have leagues; why shooting events, visit the ISRA website at September 11-12 www.isra.org, or call the ISRA office at 815- not shooters? 635-3198. WATERMAN, IL!!!! November 6-7 Bowlers found out years ago that bowling in 300 Shooters Waterman, IL a league is a lot more fun than being a lone wolf. Shooters can discover that same ca- Shooters have fun and benefit Record Attempt maraderie at the ISRA Range in Bonfield, others near Kankakee. Outdoor sports enthusiasts as a group tend to be the kind of people that help others. Shooting in a league is a great way for That is particularly evident in events held to new shooters to learn about the sport and promote and fund special projects. improve their performance. For the expe- rienced shooter, leagues provide a great On June 27, Danville Rifle and Pistol way to keep your abilities tuned up. When Club will be hosting the 6th annual Myron you shoot with a league on a regular basis, Deckard benefit shoot, to provide deserving there is an added benefit: you get to meet candidates scholarships to attend Danville and talk to all kinds of great people who like Area Community College. Several different the same things you do. courses of fire will be set up for you to fire your pistol at steel targets. Entry is $5 per I’ve talked to participants in these leagues, stage, and the entry qualifies you for door and they are very committed to their particu- prizes as well as a 50/50 drawing. The lar sport. Participants often rearrange their festivities start at 10 a.m. and lunch will work schedules, or take a couple hours of be available. Bring your pistol, at least 50 vacation on the same night each week, just rounds of ammo, and eye and ear protec- so they can participate. tion. For more information or directions to the range, contact Larry Pasquale at 217- Tuesday nights at the ISRA Range is high 443-2050. GunNews 22 Champaign County Rifle Association Coming events -- to add your event, email GunNews editor. GUNS SAVE LIFE .COM June 2010 10 & 11 - Revolutionary War Veterans Association’s Appleseed Shoot, Buffalo Range Shooting Park, Ot- 26 8th Annual ISRA Range Open House, 10AM - DIRECTORY 4PM, ISRA Range, Bonfield, IL. 815-635-3198. tawa, IL. www.appleseedinfo.org or call Dan Hen- 26 - IllinoisCarry.com Right to Carry Town Hall Meet- drickson, 630-529-5654 If you have questions or want to volunteer ideas or 10 & 11 - Revolutionary War Veterans Association’s ing, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm , Cumberland Presbyterian your efforts to help our cause, these are the names Appleseed Shoot, Carmi Rifle Club, Carmi, IL Church, Outer West Delaware, Fairfield, IL Valinda you need to know. Even if you can only do a little, Rowe, 618-963-2788 www.appleseedinfo.org or call Dan Hendrickson, 630- do something. 26 - Utah CCW Class, Hampton Inn, Dirksen Park- 529-5654 way, Springfield, IL Richard Wray, 217-529-6550 11 River City Regulators Monthly SASS Shoot, Chilli- Officers Committee Chairs 26 & 27 - Heartland Training Team NRA Personal Pro- cothe Sportsmen’s Club, Chillicothe, IL. email “Uncle David Pike, President tection Outside The Home Course, Williamson County Outlaw”, email@example.com. 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Rifle As- (217) 649-3702 Reloading Committee Terry Kreimeier, 815-635-3198 sociation Meeting, 6 PM dinner, 7 PM meeting, Da- David Acklin 27 - Aurora Sportsmens Club CMP Service Rifle vid Pike, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 352-6405 Larry Shurbet, Treasurer (217) 359-3328 Clinic, 8AM, 10AM, 12PM, Aurora’s Sportmens Club, 17 - NRA Basic Pistol, Hampton Inn, Dirksen Pkwy, 217-643-7314 Waterman, IL. CMP Committee, 815-264-9000. Springfield, IL Richard Wray, 217-529-6550 email@example.com GunNews Distribution Reservations should be made for a particular rifle type 17 & 18 - Arcola Gun Show, Arcola Center, Rt. 45 & Gun ENews email update and registration time. W. Main St., Arcola, IL. 217-268-5000 Bonnie Holland, Mailing list 27 Long Nine Cowboys SASS Shoot, Lefthanders 18 - Black Powder Shoot, 1 p.m., Leroy Rifle and Secretary Warren Drake GC, Loami, Richard Goodall, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pistol Club. 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Remember, starting with the July 2010 meeting, Guns Save Life’s monthly meeting will be held at the Become a Member of Guns Save Life VFW on Edgebrook Drive in Champaign, Name IL, just east of the Home Depot at the corner of Prospect and Bloomington Roads. Address Come hang out with us for a day of firearms and fun City County State ZIP at DRPC for a good cause Telephone (for urgent alerts only) E-mail THE MYRON DECKARD MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER Are you an NRA member (if so, it may help us secure low-cost insurance) SHOOT Yes __________ If so, member number _________________________ Dues: _______ $30 - Annual membership SATURDAY, JUNE 27 10A-4P _______ $90 - Three-year membership At Danville Rifle & Pistol Club _______ Legal Defense Fund donation $5 per stage and includes a chance to win door Donations: prizes. _______ Range Acquisition Fund donation Two grand prizes: Springfield Armory 1911 5” _______ Burma-style Sign Fund donation Stainless or Blued 3” Micro awarded from raffle tickets sold. Need not be present to win. 50/50 _______ Total Enclosed drawing (must be present to win). Bring centerfire pistols, minimum of 50 rounds fo ammo and eye and ear protection. Is this a gift membership? If so, from whom: Political precinct (from your voter registration card): For more information, contact Larry Pasquale at 217-443-2050. We encourage anyone who supports civil rights, particularly the civil right of self-defense to join with us in our battle to retain and restore our civil rights. GunNews 24
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