range improvements and a few more are still on the drawing board. A strategic planning meeting toassess our accomplishments and what’s next is in order.Is our growth in member-ship and range use threatening our very existence? We seem to behaving more and more reports of less than safe practices on the rifle/pistol range. Is this a design erroror do we need different rules foruse?Please come out and beprepared to discuss any facility issues you see that need attention. And at least you will get a delicioustaste of our wild resources. Somelike it hot.C
!! As a friendly but I hopefirm reminder:
All range users areexpected to know, understandand observe our cease fire rules
.Perhaps every one of our membersshould re-acquaint themselves withproper shooting range protocols.
is allowed in front of the firing line on any rangeunless there is a cease fire andsafe range in effect
. We have hadsome occasions lately where ashooter has decided to go downrange and change targets withoutcalling for the cease fire and there were shooters only a few benchesaway on the same range.
This behavior cannot continue.
If you seesuch actions please do your best tocorrect the practice but at a mini-mum find who the offenders are orat least a license tag and reportthem. We have had very few rulechanges in recent years but maybeit is time to look again and have allmembers attend another seminarbefore getting the cards renewed. Ireally hate the thought of that dras-tic action. Official range rules arenow posted on all of the ranges incase you have any question, andthere are phone numbers of who tocall if you still have misunderstand-ings. Spend a few minutes whenyou get your range card and goover the set of rules that you re-ceive with the card. A
It was a major accomplish-ment. Our chapter dramatically imporved hunter education andfirearm familiarization this pastyear with seven hunter safety classes, three hunter education fielddays and two live fire events forhigh school graduates, not to men-tion a First Shots day and the QuailForever family encounter day. While I don’t have a count of how many participants this made, I amsure it was a significant number. Those of you that have handledfirearms for all your life may find ithard to see the remarkable benefits,but rest assured they are very real. Think back to the time of your firstexperience, probably as a young-ster. That must have been an eventthat formed your future as a hunterand/or shooter. Whether youknow it or not, your use and under-standing of firearms took a majorstep with that first day. The liber-ties that we strive for with our 2
Amendment rights are dependenton passing that knowledge and un-derstanding on to our successors.Keep up the good work members.
But remember this;
“The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum. AND Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks.(So watch your Ass)”.
From the desk of Dennis GroneCheers---
- Must be at least
21 years of age
Cannot be prohibited from purchasing or possessinga firearm
by state or federal law.- Must have the
necessary for a Class "O" driverslicense- No misdemeanor
crime of violence convictions
in thepast 10 years.- Cannot have been adjudged
mentally ill or dangerous
isthe past 10 years.- Current
resident of Nebraska
for the past 180 days (thereis an exception to this for Active Duty Military stationed here)-
of any firearms, weapons or controlled sub-stance laws in the past 10 years.- Cannot be on
parole, probation or house arrest
for anyoffense of any degree.- Must be a
United States Citizen
- Must provide
proof of training
. (more info on this later inthis article)- Must
pay a $100
fee to the state of Nebraska for the permit.The Nebraska CHP is valid for 5 years, which you can renewfor another 5 years prior to your permit expiring for a $50 fee(no extra training class required).