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13 April 2011

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AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS Illinois --(Ammoland.com)- The Unorganized Militia, by Federal Code,
is made up of all able bodied males between the ages of 17 and 45. In
Origins of Unorganized Militia reality, it encompasses anyone and everyone who is willing to do their
part as American Citizens.
– Propaganda Corps in Defense
Talking to Glen Caroline, Director of NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Division, I
of the 2nd Amendment once made the joke that gun bloggers were the Propaganda Corps of the
APR 12, 2011 07:04P.M. Unorganized Militia and an idea was born.

Origins of Unorganized Militia – Propaganda Corps in Defense I designed a logo and some patches to hand out to those who attended
of the 2nd Amendment and the original UMPC patch was born. It proved so popular that other
bloggers and non-bloggers were asking for it and other designs.

Since then I have included new colors, stickers and lapel pins along with
the UM Infantry, Marksman and Sniper patches. The blogger Kent
McManigal offered the design of his ‘Times Up’ flag for use as a patch as
well.

These patches have proven to be a good way to start a conversation as


people ask what they stand for as well as a way to show your pride and
dedication to preserving our Rights as Americans. If you would like to
display one yourself, they are available through Days of Our Trailers.

The only requirement to become a ‘member’ is a dedication to do


everything you can to maintain our Rights as they were originally
intended when our great nation was founded.

- Roy Kubicek AKA Thirdpower Days of Our TrailersTags: Days of Our


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AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS Background:


Last fall the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considered a
Support the Hunting, Fishing petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – a leading anti-
hunting organization – to ban all traditional ammunition under the
and Recreational Shooting Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, a law in which Congress expressly
exempted ammunition from EPA oversight.
Sports Protection Act
APR 12, 2011 06:25P.M. Though the EPA ultimately rejected the petition, a decision that is now
being challenged in court by the CBD, the attack demonstrated the need
Support the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting to preserve and protect the rights of all sportsmen to choose their own
Sports Protection Act ammunition and fishing tackle. This is why Senators Tester and Thune
Help reaffirm the right of all sportsmen to shoot the ammunition of and Representatives Miller and Ross will introduce the Hunting, Fishing
their choice. and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act.

It is important to note a ban on traditional ammunition will affect not


only hunters and sportsmen but also law enforcement, military and
target shooters who may never go afield. Passing an amendment that will
necessarily lessen the military and law enforcement’s ability to train puts
the safety and well-being of all Americans at risk.

Important Facts You Need to Know about Traditional


Ammunition:

• There is no scientific evidence that the use of traditional


ammunition is having an adverse impact on wildlife populations
requiring a change in current regulation. Regulating the methods
and implements for the taking of game is best managed by the
wildlife biologists in the state fish and game agencies and the U.S.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Fish and Wildlife Service, not the EPA.

NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- The National Shooting Sports


• A 2008 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms,
Prevention on blood lead levels of North Dakota hunters confirmed
ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry — is encouraging all
that consuming game harvested with traditional ammunition does
hunters, shooters and gun owners to contact their United States Senators
not pose a human health risk.
and Representatives.

• A ban on traditional ammunition would have a negative impact on


Urge them to become an original co-sponsor of the Hunting, Fishing and
wildlife conservation. The federal excise tax that manufacturers pay
Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act, legislation that will clarify
on the sale of the ammunition (11 percent) is a primary source of
that Congress has not given the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
wildlife conservation funding. The bald eagle’s recovery,
authority to regulate ammunition and its components under the Toxic
considered to be a great conservation success story, was made
Substances Control Act (TSCA).
possible and funded by hunters using traditional ammunition, the
very ammunition organizations like the CBD are now demonizing.
Currently, anti-hunting groups are trying to force the EPA to ban all
traditional ammunition under TSCA.
• Recent statistics from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
show that from 1981 to 2006 the number of breeding pairs of bald
The legislation would also prevent the EPA from banning traditional
eagles in the United States increased 724 percent. And much like
fishing tackle.
the bald eagle, raptor populations throughout the United States are
soaring.
This legislation is set to be introduced in both the Senate and House
shortly by Senators Jon Tester (D-Montana) and John Thune (R-SD)
Visit NSSF’s Government Relations site at nssf.org/GovRel.
and Representatives Jeff Miller (R-Fla.-1st) and Mike Ross (D-Ark.-4th),
all of whom are the co-chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.
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Republicans, Pro Hunting Bills, Shooting Sports, Washington DC
Please, call your Senators and Representative today! Capitol
Switchboard: 202-224-3121

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AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS Fortin (15th), and popular gun writer, Bryce Towsley (111th). Kurt Miller
took second place in the Tactical Limited Division (T/L) and Jansen
Team Benelli Wins Big at Jones took seventh place in the Heavy Metal Scoped (HMS) Division.

Superstition Mountain Mystery “We recognize the rising popularity of 3-gun matches and the
APR 12, 2011 06:17P.M. significant role that Benelli shotguns play in serious
competition,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA’s VP
Team Benelli Wins Big at Superstition Mountain Mystery Marketing and Communications. “We’re proud to be teamed
with top shooters in this challenging sport that’s based on
real life practical shooting scenarios where there is no
substitute for total reliability and dependability.”

About:
Headquartered in Accokeek, MD, Benelli USA offers the largest selection
of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of fine
products from Franchi, Stoeger, A. Uberti, and Stoeger Airguns. The
company has built a solid reputation for producing high quality, durable
products with their commitment to reliable function, efficient styling and
mechanical precision. For more information visit the Benelli USA web
site at www.benelliusa.com

Tags: Benelli, Competition Shooters, Competitive Shooting News,


Shooting Teams, Winners

Benelli Three Gun AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS

ACCOKEEK, MD --(Ammoland.com)- Team Benelli enjoyed Update on the IDPA World


impressive wins at the nation’s annual Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-
Gun Competition held last week at the Rio Salado Sportsman Club in Shooting Championship
Mesa, Arizona. Superstition Mountain marked the beginning of a new APR 12, 2011 06:10P.M.
era as the first event in the inaugural season of the 3-Gun Nation (3GN)
Tour. Update on the IDPA World Shooting Championship

Competing with more than 300 top 3-gun shooters, Team Benelli’s
Taran Butler, Grand Master shooter, 10-time California State 3-Gun
Champion and four time USPSA Multi-Gun National Tactical Champion,
led the pack, taking first place in the Tactical Scope (T/S) Division, and
second place in the 3-Gun Nation Shoot-Off.

International Defensive Pistol Association


Sixteen year-old Katie Harris took top honors as the overall Junior
Champion, but even more impressively she also took top Lady honors in
River Ranch, FL --(Ammoland.com)- The preparations for the
the T/S Division. Preceding the main event, 3-Gun Nation debuted a new
inaugural IDPA World Championship continue to progress and we would
format with the inaugural 3-Gun Nation Team Event.
like to keep everyone apprised as we finalize the many various elements
to this exciting match.
Remarkably, Harris drew two other top women shooters including
Dianna Liedorff and Tasha Hanish, to complete her formidable team. As
First we would like to announce the release of the Team Entry form. All
team captain, Harris laid down a smoking shotgun run to give her team
countries submitting a team for competition in the World Championship
the early lead. Hanish maintained a slight edge over Miculek through the
will need to complete this entry form and submit it to IDPA
rifle, before Liedorff cruised through the pistol arrays to give Harris’ the
Headquarters as soon as possible.
win. For their performance, each member of the team received a check
for $500 from Brownells.
We would like to finalize the teams before we begin accepting the
individual entries on June 1st. All persons on the team will not only
Other Team Benelli top finishers in the Tactical Scope Division were,
compete in the team challenge but for placement in the individual
Chris Sechiatano (3rd), Rob Romero (5th), Patrick E. Kelley (6th), Ben

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standings as well. The team form is available for download from the practical shooting sport that simulates self defensive scenarios and real
IDPA website on the World Championship page or by following this life encounters. IDPA is uniquely geared toward being friendly to the
www.idpa.com/champ_info.asp link. new and/or recreational shooter and yet fun and challenging for the
experienced competitor. The sport was developed so that practical
“everyday” guns and gear may be used competitively. IDPA is the perfect
sport for the CCW holder to add experience and proficiency to his or her
gun handling skills. IDPA has over 17,000 active members and more
than 300 clubs in the US and around the world allowing members to
safely exercise their shooting skills. IDPA also has members in 50
countries outside the US. For more information please visit
www.idpa.com.

Tags: Competition Shooters, Competitive Shooting News, Florida,


Handgun Shooting, IDPA, International Defensive Pistol Association

AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS

ATK Awarded $49.9 Million


IDPA World Shooting Championship Contract to Produce 30mm
We will also begin taking entries for those members that would like to be M789 High Explosive Dual
part of the match by helping out as Safety Officers or Match Staff. There
are numerous positions to fill in this match from Safety Officers, Squad Purpose Ammunition
Guides (and SO), score runners, beverage cart runners and several other APR 12, 2011 04:54P.M.
positions. Those chosen to help work the match will receive free entry
and hotel accommodations as well as other perks to help express our ATK Awarded $49.9 Million Contract Option to Produce LW30
appreciation for your willingness to help produce a match of this high M789 HEDP Ammunition
caliber. The Match Director and HQ will be selecting the staff from all Light Weight 30mm HEDP Rounds Offer Superior Armor Penetration.
the entries received. The SO and Staff form is available for download
from the IDPA website on the World Championship page or by following
this http://www.idpa.com/champ_info.asp link.

Lastly, we would like to announce the official Match hotel for the IDPA
World Championship. HQ is very happy to announce that we will be
partnering with the Westgate River Ranch to host our competitors for
this event. Westgate will also be the location of the Hospitality Rooms
and match Sign-in as well the Saturday night Awards Banquet. Westgate
is a beautiful facility that is located only 17 miles from the range.
Westgate River Ranch consists of 1,700 beautiful acres in Central Florida ATK
and just an hour from Orlando. Westgate River Ranch boasts Western-
themed accommodations, an abundance of recreational activities such as MINNEAPOLIS, Minn --(Ammoland.com)- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has
horseback riding, nature hikes, fishing, swimming, boating, airboat and been awarded a $49.9 million contract option from the U.S. Army
swamp buggy rides, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts, a Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island,
petting farm and more! It is a unique opportunity for families and Ill., to produce Light Weight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual
friends to spend quality time with each other. It also boasts the award- Purpose (HEDP) ammunition.
winning Smokehouse Grill and the River Ranch Saloon to help relax after
a day at the range. Pricing for accommodations starts at $79.00. You The M789 round is fired by ATK’s M230 Chain Gun, in use on the U.S.
must contact Westgate directly to make reservations. The number is Army’s AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters. Delivery of the optioned
863-692-2913. The rooms are blocked under group code 24-873 and rounds is set to begin in September 2012, with production taking place in
please identify your self as attending the IDPA World Championship. the company’s facilities in Radford, Va. and Rocket Center, W.Va.

About IDPA: “The dual-purpose M789 round provides the firepower


The International Defensive Pistol Association is the governing body of a necessary to penetrate armor while maintaining its high-

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explosive capability for use against soft targets,” said Dan


Olson, Vice President and General Manager, ATK Integrated
Weapon Systems. “This versatility has made it a highly-
effective combat round, and it is currently supporting
operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose Ammunition International Training Inc Advanced Sniper / Observer Course

ATK provides affordable, precision, medium-caliber cannons; advanced


fire control systems for ground, sea, and air platforms; and produces
more than eight million rounds of medium caliber ammunition per year.

ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with


operations in 23 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally, and revenues of
approximately $4.8 billion. News and information can be found on the
Internet at www.atk.com.

Tags: Ammunition News, ATK Ammunition, Military Contracts

International Training Inc


AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS
DILLEY, TX --(Ammoland.com)- International Training, Inc. (ITI), a
International Training Inc subsidiary of Wackenhut Services Inc., and providers of benchmark
security training programs to the U.S. Government, U.S. Military and
Texas Campus to Teach corporate America, will be teaching an Advanced Sniper / Observer
Course at the Mountain States Tactical Officers Association (MSTOA)
Advanced Sniper / Observer Conference held at Fort Harrison, MT May 3-5, 2011.

Course This course is complete in content regarding advanced sniper


APR 12, 2011 04:36P.M. marksmanship and the tactical application of sniper / observer skills.

International Training Inc Texas Campus to Teach Advanced The range and field applications stress precision shooting and proper
Sniper / Observer Course tactics. Students will be presented a wide variety of live fire drills and
At Mountain States Tactical Officers Association (MSTOA) Conference scenarios.
May 3-5, 2011.
This course will cover the following advanced skills:

• Advanced Sniper Marksmanship

• Position Shooting

• Engaging Multiple Targets

• 50-700 Known / Unknown Targets

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• Urban Operations training and instruction to existing tactical teams, to provide


correspondence to all members through a newsletter and to advance by
• Stress Shooting legitimate means the interest of the membership, promote the general
welfare of the Mountain States Tactical Officers Association, and do any
• Moving Targets and all things properly within the scope of the Association for the welfare
of its members.
• Observer Skills
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• Techniques of Observation Long Range Shooting, Snipers

Equipment requirements: 308 rifle or other short action caliber


capable of one minute of angle; easily adjustable scope, bipod, leather or AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS
nylon sling, not a carrying strap; rear bag; cleaning gear for rifle; pen,
pencil, highlighter and black marker; two small spiral notebooks or one Michigan DNR Encourages
rifle data book; flashlight; calculator; eye and ear protection; long
sleeved shirts and long pants; durable boots or footwear; Camelback or Hunters to Try Turkey Hunting
other water system; leather gloves; rucksack or backpack to carry all
gear; sunscreen; bug repellent; rain gear; hat or ball cap; wind meter; This Spring
spotting scope. 250 rounds of match grade ammunition. APR 12, 2011 03:57P.M.

To register for the MSTOA Conference and the Advanced Sniper / Michigan DNR Encourages Hunters to Try Turkey Hunting
Observer course, please visit the MSTOA website for the conference This Spring
registration form. For more information, visit www.mstoa.comor Leftover Licenses Still Available
www.itiwsi.com. Prior to April 15, 2011, registration fees per non MSTOA
member is $175 each, MSTOA members (1-5 members) $150 each and
MSTOA members (6+ members) $125 each. After April 15, 2011 late
registration fees of $50 per individual and $150 per team will apply.

About the Instructors


ITI’s instructor cadre is a globally experienced and diverse group. This
provides a unique and balanced perspective in creating our training
programs. The instructors are drawn from all branches of the
Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Military and
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Law Enforcement Special Operations, Federal, State and Local Law
Enforcement, along with members from the Intelligence and
Michigan --(Ammoland.com)- The Department of Natural Resources
Investigative communities. This blend of full time instructors provides
reminds hunters that spring turkey licenses are still available.
an outstanding depth and strength to ITI’s training.

The 2011 season runs from April 18 through May 31 with hunts lasting
About International Training, Inc.
from seven to 44 days, depending upon the hunt unit. Available licenses
International Training Incorporated (ITI) is a subsidiary of Wackenhut
can be viewed at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Licenses will be sold
Services Inc. Founded in 1989; ITI is committed to providing benchmark
until quotas are met.
security training programs emphasizing professionalism, quality,
customer service, and a fair price. ITI conducts both mobile and fixed
“Generally, turkey numbers are good across the state,” said Al
site training in security assistance and security service programs for the
Stewart, DNR upland game bird specialist. “More area is
U.S. Government, U.S. military, corporate America, and now private
open to spring turkey hunting this year than ever before and
citizens. For more information on ITI or any of their courses, log on to
people have many hunting opportunities.”
www.itiwsi.com.

Over 40,000 private-land only licenses are available for Hunt No. 301
About Mountain States Tactical Officers Association (MSTOA)
(Unit ZZ), which includes most of southern Michigan. Those hunting
Mountain States Tactical Officers Association (MSTOA)’s mission is to
private land should receive permission to hunt before purchasing a
provide mutual aid and protection of its members, to gather the
private-land only license.
members in social sessions, to train and to educate existing tactical
officers to assist their law enforcement agencies, to test and evaluate new
For hunters wanting more latitude, Hunt No. 234 is a great choice. This
equipment and provide reports on the performance of same, to hold an
hunt includes all areas of the state open to spring turkey hunting except
annual conference for all members and potential members, to provide

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the public lands of southern Michigan, and extends from May 2-31. Hunt presidential election. After two years of avoiding the gun control debate
No. 234 licenses can be purchased through May 1. After May 1, Hunt No. (and violating his own campaign promises to push for additional
234 will be available only to those who applied for a hunt in the drawing. restrictions), Obama finally is showing his true colors on this important
issue. Let’s not forget that this is the same candidate who once espoused
Michigan residents can purchase a spring turkey license for $15, while a total ban on handguns and more recently supported a nationwide ban
seniors can purchase a spring turkey license for $6. To purchase licenses, on right-to-carry laws. And if he couldn’t get that done, he said he would
go to www.mdnr-elicense.com or visit any license agent. support increasing the taxes on guns and ammunition by 500 percent.
Now he is trying to be measured about his gun control objectives, using
Michigan’s current turkey population is estimated at over 200,000 birds vague and gauzy rhetoric that his handlers hope will be difficult to hang
and turkey hunters here are privileged with one of the longest turkey around his neck.
seasons nationwide. Last spring, turkey hunters harvested about 37,000
gobblers. But can there be any doubt that during a second term, Obama would
unleash the full power of the presidency toward destroying our Second
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the Amendment rights? He already has appointed two Supreme Court
conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s justices who are now on record opposing the opinions that confirm that
natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear
more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr. arms. And those opinions both came down on the thinnest possible
margin, 5-4. If even one justice retires or otherwise departs from the
Tags: Hunting News, Michigan, Michigan Department of Natural court, Obama will have a clear path to install another opponent of our
Resources, Turkey Hunting freedoms and tip the balance against us.

Meanwhile, unbelievably, even while the White House pursues new


AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS restrictions on our rights, the bureaucratic apparatus of the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been allowing known
Gun Owners’ Guide to the 2012 smugglers to arm drug cartels in Mexico. By encouraging honest gun
dealers to consummate the sales of thousands of guns to shady
Election characters and then allowing the smugglers to move the guns into
APR 12, 2011 03:31P.M. Mexico unimpeded, one of our own federal law enforcement agencies has
been fueling cartel violence in Mexico. These shocking revelations have
Gun Owners’ Guide to the 2012 Election been brought forward by courageous whistle-blowers in ATF field offices,
By Chuck Norris and the official reaction has been to divert attention and stonewall all
inquiries.
But the diversion tactics haven’t worked; even mainstream media outlets
are catching on to this appalling scandal.

But the stonewalling continues. Congressional investigators gave the


ATF until March 30 to turn over the documents they requested. But the
deadline flew by, ignored in flagrant bureaucratic defiance. Now the heat
AmmoLand Gun News is really on because the ATF defied the one committee that can do
something about it. The House Committee on Oversight and
Dallas, TX – -(Ammoland.com)- This week, the picture is finally Government Reform has issued a subpoena for the documents it is
complete. seeking. Officials at the ATF will have to furnish the requested
documents and appear in person to answer questions or risk their own
First, the Obama White House decided to leap headfirst into the gun incarceration. How bitterly ironic is that? These are the guys who are
control debate. supposed to be enforcing our laws, not being jailed for their contempt of
them.
Then came the response from Congress, which is far more interested in
investigating the “Fast and Furious” scandal, in which federal agents Some observers of this scandal believe that these documents will confirm
allowed thousands of guns to be “walked” into Mexico and furnished to the darkest suspicions over “Fast and Furious” — that the illicit gun
drug cartels. smuggling was allowed and encouraged in order to drive up the number
of guns recovered in Mexico that could be traced back to U.S. gun stores.
And now the final piece: President Barack Obama has filed his papers to
run for re-election. Anyone interested in driving up those numbers could have
only one reason: to justify new restrictions on our Second
That in a nutshell is all gun owners need to know about the 2012 Amendment rights.

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Finally, this past week saw the official filing of papers for the Obama re- Tags: ATF, Chuck Norris, Fast & Furious, Gun Politics, Obama Hates
election campaign. Decidedly de-emphasized by the White House, this Guns, Project Gunrunner
moment nonetheless marks a turning point in the administration. Now
the accounting begins.
AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS
The Obama machine is detecting a profound buyer’s remorse in the
ranks of its original supporters — and who could blame them? This South African Man’s Story On A
president campaigned to end the war in Iraq, but now he’s started a new
one in Libya. He campaigned to close down Guantanamo, but now he’s Real Life Gun Fight With
cleared the way for accused terrorists there to face military tribunals. He
campaigned to push for more gun control but didn’t bother until it was Terrorists
evident that his administration instead was defying international law and APR 12, 2011 03:21P.M.
arming drug cartels. About the only thing this president promised and
did force through was a massive nationalization of health care, but now South African Man’s Story On A Real Life Gun Fight With
he’s handing out waivers to political cronies so they don’t have to Terrorists
comply.

Despite all this, Obama could easily win re-election as it stands today.
And he will be spending the next year and a half working feverishly to
guarantee this result.

It may well be that the best strategy to defeat him is to ask his
supporters whether they have gotten what they bargained for.

Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- A South African man’s story on a


real life gun fight with terrorists told at VCDL meeting last week

Last week’s VCDL membership meeting in Annandale had an excellent


guest speaker: Charl Van Wyk, who saved countless lives back in 1993
because he was able to shoot back at some terrorists who attacked a
Chuck Norris church he was attending.

COPYRIGHT 2011 CHUCK NORRIS The terrorists came in with nail-encrusted grenades and fully-automatic
AK47s, intent on a full fledged massacre.
About Chuck Norris:
What Charl did back then was extremely courageous. When the attack
Action hero and Second Amendment activist, Chuck Norris is one of the started with grenades and AK rounds flying into the church during a
most enduringly popular actors in the world. He has starred in more service, Charl drew his gun, a snubby .38 Special revolver with 5 shots
than 20 major motion pictures. His television series “Walker, Texas and no reloads, and fired two shots at the attackers at the front of the
Ranger,”“Gunsmoke.”In 2006, he added the title of columnist to his church. Charl was sitting near the back of the church when the attack
illustrious list of credits with the launch of his popular Internet column. started and he was unsure if his gun’s accuracy was sufficient to actually
Now Chuck is a regular contributor to AmmoLand, click the following hit the terrorists at that range, but he had to try anyway.
link to See more of Chuck Norris on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
which completed its run in April 2001 after eight full seasons, is the most After firing the two shots, Charl exited the church through a back door.
successful Saturday night series on CBS since At that point, most people would have run for the hills and called the

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police. But not Charl, he ran around the outside of the building, hoping
to come in the front door and shoot the terrorists in the back with his last AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS
3 bullets. The were four terrorists for his three bullets, so he had a
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Charl opened fire, sending his last 3 rounds towards the terrorists by the
getaway vehicle. At that point the other terrorists came running out of
the church and they all fled in the getaway vehicle.

It turned out that Charl had actually hit one of the terrorists with his first
two shots in the church. The terrorists were already spooked by that and
his last 3 shots from the parking lot was the last straw (lucky for Charl).

The terrorists had superior numbers and superior firepower, yet they
were intimidated by a man with a 5 shot .38 Special snubby! With Charl
firing at them from inside the church and then from behind in the
parking lot, the terrors probably thought there were multiple defenders!

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One of the terrorists later said that they had picked that church to attack
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For those interested in learning more about the story, Charl has a book
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Charl is a Christian missionary and part of the book and DVD deals with
him coming to grips with religion and the right, and the requirement, to
protect innocent life. Clean-Shot Archery

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Maryland -–(Ammoland.com)- In an October article, the Baltimore


Brew quotes Bryan Miller as being the Director of Public Advocacy for
the supposedly grassroots interfaith group, Heeding God’s Call.

Some of you will know Bryan Miller as the director of Ceasefire New
Jersey. His brother, FBI Agent Michael John Miller, was killed while
inside of DC police headquarter in 1994. Yes, that’s right, an FBI Agent
was killed in a gun free city while inside of a police facility by a gang
member already suspected of having committed previous murders.

Mr. Miller has a long history in the circles of the anti-freedom, anti-
rights movement and it appears that he has joined forces with those that
have set their sights on Maryland gun owners and firearms retailers.

By no small coincidence, Mr. Miller’s sister, Lisa Miller Delity, is


involved with the organization formerly known as Ceasefire MD (which South African Gunowners Association
is no longer owned by the anti-gun bigots) and is a fixture on the
Maryland anti-gun circuit. South Africa --(Ammoland.com)- The first draft of the proposed
“Firearms Control Amendment Bill, 2011” was posted on SAGA’s website
This further demonstrates what we have contended for years: That the on 10th April 2011.
anti-gun organizations are populated by an incredibly small group of
individuals who constantly reinvent themselves with new names for their This document was circulated to the organized firearms fraternity
organizations and cite each others’ flawed studies to give the appearance shortly in advance of meetings since held (and still to be held) between
of larger forces at work in the name of “preventing gun violence”. This is the Secretary of Police, Ms Jenni Irish-Qhobosheane, together with her
just another installment in this long saga, but thankfully we see through legal and police advisors and separate batches of representatives of
their charade. firearm users and their legal advisors.

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partisan effort dedicated to the preservation and advancement of all
gunowners’ rights in Maryland, with a primary goal of CCW reform to In plain words, this means that the full Act and its Regulations and
allow all law-abiding citizens the right to carry a concealed weapon; and management are not open for discussion at present. Regard this 2011
Amendment Bill as an interim measure to help clear up “difficulties”

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with “cap and ball revolvers”, validity of competency certificates (in AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS
terms of time), etc, and is designed mainly to help the SAPS comply with
the Minister’s instructions to clear the administrative backlogs in the Outdoor Channel Broadens
issuing of licences and competency certificates and start providing
efficient service. And, maybe, just maybe, provide the long-awaited Tennessee Footprint Through
“Policy Guidelines” which could help would-be firearm owners prepare
“acceptable” motivations. Comcast
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You must note however that neither the changes nor the original are set
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goes to Parliament and then becomes available for public comment.

The only thing you can be sure of is that the associations are being
involved in the process and are doing their best to look after your
interests. The government, although happy to listen to us, remains firmly
in the saddle and may reject proposals that we see as practical common
sense. We will continue to point out errors, injustices, etc and make
practical proposals, but, when the Bill finally (but quite soon) gets its
’final’ form for Parliament to consider, we need every one of you to be
ready to bend ear and make noises about such impracticalities/injustices
which remain in the Bill.

Outdoorchannel TV
We expect further drafts of the Amendment Bill as the process unfolds
and will keep your as up-to-date as practically possible. At this stage
Temecula, Calif. --(Ammoland.com)- Outdoor Channel, America’s
however we must express our thanks to those in the firearms fraternity
Leader in Outdoor TV, today announced the launch of the network on
who have been doing the work/negotiating/consulting as well as the
Comcast Cable Systems in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee, effective
Secretary for Police and her team for showing some understanding of our
immediately.
problems and acceptance of our bona fides as law-abiding citizens.

“Outdoor Channel’s agreement with Comcast in Knoxville


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“We are pleased to offer Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader
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Gillespie, Vice President/General Manager for Comcast of
Knoxville. “This channel will bring a broad spectrum of
Outdoor Channel’s popular fishing, hunting, shooting and
adventure programming,” continued Gillespie.

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AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS pride and inspiration for soldiers. These rarely displayed flags are
delicate and cannot be exposed to light for long periods of time. They will
Grand Opening of ‘Plowshares be rotated every three months, for a total of 16 flags displayed
throughout the exhibit. The first four flags are from the First Michigan
Into Swords’ Civil War Exhibit Cavalry Regiment, the First Michigan Three Months Infantry Regiment,
APR 12, 2011 02:06P.M. the Second Michigan Infantry Regiment and the Third Infantry
Regiment.
Grand Opening of ‘Plowshares Into Swords’ Civil War Exhibit
To be Held at the Michigan Historical Center April 16. The exhibit runs through Feb. 5, 2012. For more information about this
and other Civil War Sesquicentennial events, visit www.micivilwar.org.
Admission and parking for this event are free.

The museum is located inside the Michigan Library and Historical


Center, 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing. The museum and visitor
parking are on the north side of Kalamazoo Street, two blocks east of M.
L. King Jr. Boulevard. For more information, visit
www.michigan.gov/museum or call 517-373-3559.

An electronic press kit for the “Plowshares Into Swords” exhibit —


Michigan Department of Natural Resources
complete with photos to download, a video and a link to a recent
interview with Historian Eric Perkins — is available at
Michigan --(Ammoland.com)- The Michigan Historical Center, its
www.michigan.gov/dnrpressroom.
grounds and the adjacent grassy lot will be transformed into a Civil War
experience on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to signal the
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the
grand opening of the new “Plowshares Into Swords” exhibit.
conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s
natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For
The title is a nod to the hundreds of everyday Michiganians who left their
more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.
homes and farms to fight in America’s bloodiest war. Soldiers — re-
enactors from the 7th Michigan — will arrive the night before to settle in
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for the encampment. Spectator hours begin Saturday starting with
Reveille at 9 a.m.

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On the 1.5-acre green space just west of the museum, witness life from
the soldier’s perspective, with the aroma of meals cooked by campfire,
the sound of cannon firing and the beat of the drums as soldiers drill.
Rockcastle Shooting Center
You may meet President Abraham Lincoln, Michigan’s wartime
Governor Austin Blair or nurse Annie Etheridge.
Hosts Sportsman’s Team
“There are many ways to commemorate the Civil War,” said
Challenge Regional Match
APR 12, 2011 11:23A.M.
Historical Center Director Sandra Clark. “In our new exhibit
and this special event we are focusing on individual soldiers,
Rockcastle Shooting Center Hosts Sportsman’s Team
their families and communities. We hope visitors leave with a
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better understanding of Michigan in the time leading up to
the war and an empathy for those who fought and those who
waited at home.”

Inside the museum, stroll through the “Plowshares Into Swords” exhibit
and discover rich personal stories — quotes pulled from Civil War diaries
and newspapers, plus artifacts — that tell of life in Michigan at the start
of the Civil War. Try to decipher the sounds of the telegraph relaying
news from the battlefront, and imagine what a family back home would
feel, hearing the news of faraway battles.

Four of the state’s cherished Civil War battle flags will also be on display.
These flags, often made and presented by local women, were source of
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Park City, KY – -(Ammoland.com)- Rockcastle Shooting Center, the Registration for the upcoming Sportsman’s Team Challenge is available
nation’s premier shooting competition site will host the Sportsman’s by contacting Rockcastle Shooting Center directly at (270) 749-4101. A
Team Challenge Regional Match April 16, 2011 at the Park Mammoth complete rulebook and required course of fire for each event with
Resort. descriptions is available at www.sportsmansteamchallenge.com.

The Sportsman’s Team Challenge, now in its twenty-fourth year is a two Tags: Competition Shooters, Competitive Shooting News, Rockcastle
or three person team event, which combines multi-discipline shooting Shooting Center
competition of rifle, pistol and shotgun.

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targets and countdown timers visible to onlookers, the event has grown
to attract top-level professional competitors and draws families to California Bill Would Require
experience a safe and fun day of competition.
Long Gun Carry in Public & Ban
The course of fire consists of six events, three of which involve reactive
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and centerfire pistols. These events are the Rifle, Pistol and Combo. Each APR 12, 2011 11:17A.M.
event is designed to encourage teams to incorporate team strategy with
individual shooting skills to achieve the best results for the team. California Bill Would Require Long Gun Carry in Public & Ban
Open Carry of Handguns
Three shotgun events utilize aerial clay targets to round out the field of
fire with the Flurry, Flush and Mixed Bag. The Flurry and Flush require
teams to engage fifty targets in approximately one minute, while the
Mixed Bag is similar to a five-stand course with the shooter not knowing
from which of the traps a pair of clay targets will be released upon their
call.

Nick Noble, CEO of Rockcastle Shooting Center said, “What


makes the Sportsman’s Team Challenge so appealing for the OpenCarry.org
first time shooting enthusiast never having shot the match is
the availability of the loaner equipment program. Our 2,000 Sacramento, California --(Ammoland.com)- Like most states,
acre resort, along with our lodge, restaurant and indoor pool California law allows law abiding adults to openly carry properly
is very family oriented, so hosting the match is a perfect holstered handguns without any permit. California’s law is just stricter –
pairing.” it, alone among all other states, requires openly carried guns to be
unloaded in incorporated areas.
Jason Massey, President of Sportsman’s Team Challenge
Association commented, “After visiting Rockcastle Shooting California strictly bans the concealed carry of handguns, and concealed
Center last fall and observing the infrastructure already in carry permits are rarely issued and when they are, it is on a “may issue”
place, it was a natural decision to bring the Sportsman’s basis.
Team Challenge to Park City so the local shooting sport
enthusiasts could enjoy what others have for the past twenty- But now Assembly Member Anthony Portantino (D – Pasadena) wants to
four years. We’re looking forward to a great turnout at drive a stake through the heart of the Second Amendment in California
Rockcastle as the Sportsman’s Team Challenge makes its way by way of AB 144, a rambling, complicated, and convoluted 99 page,
to the National Championships ending in June.” 8,601 word bill to, inter alia, ban the open carry of handguns generally in
California.
Rockcastle Shooting Center is the newest addition to the Park Mammoth
Resort property, which is already developing into the nations’ premiere Under Portantino’s scheme, citizens would essentially be required to
shooting sports resort. The shooting center offers a 15-station Sporting open carry shotguns or rifles in public places like Ralph’s grocery stores,
Clay course, 5 Stand, Pistol and Rifle Ranges out to 1,500 yards, a SASS Starbucks, sidewalks, streets, and other public places. “I don’t know
Range and two 3D Archery Ranges, which are open to the public with what Portantino is thinking,” says John Pierce, Co-founder of
various levels of membership opportunities available. The center is OpenCarry.org. “If Portantino wants guns out of sight, his bill is going
nestled among the wooded ridges and valleys of the historic property to backfire,” adds Pierce.
encompassing 2,000 acres of the Park Mammoth Resort located in south
central Kentucky. “Places like Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade will look
like a moving gun show when parents shoulder AR-15s and

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double-barreled shotguns while taking their kids out for ice


cream.”

California gun rights groups like South Bay Open Carry and the
Responsible Citizens of California (RCC) also oppose Portantino’s bill.3
RCC Spokesperson Yih-Chau Chang explains that

“We just think the Supreme Court made a lot of sense” when
it held in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) that the
Second Amendment protects handgun carry because
handguns can be carried in a holster and aimed “with one
hand while the other hand dials the police.”

Pierce points out that the Florida legislature is on the verge of legalizing
open carry and that as the open carry movement has expanded in
California, rank and file law enforcement leaders acknowledge that open
carriers haven’t caused a public safety problem. For example, Palo Alto
Police Lt. Sandra Brown told the Mercury News on March 5, 2010 that
“we don’t suggest that people panic, because there hasn’t been a
problem with open-carry . . . in other cities.” And as San Bernardino
County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Phelps explained to the San Bernadino Sun,
on September 6, 2010, “gang members aren’t known to open carry.”4

Since 2010, thousands of Californians have signed online petitions5


opposing bills to ban open carry, and such bills have all failed over the
last few years. On Saturday April 9, 2011, OpenCarry.org launches a
radio campaign to turn up the heat on Portantino and his anti-gun rights
agenda.

“In just a few days we will reach about 1 million listeners,”


says Pierce, “and many will not like the fact that politicians in
Sacramento are attacking their right to carry.”

Carry on!

About:
OpenCarry.org was founded in 2004 by Virginia gun-rights activists
John Pierce and Mike Stollenwerk and has served to ignite the “Open
Carry Movement” that is sweeping the country. In addition to being an
invaluable legal resource for gun owners, the site has quickly grown to be
a social networking portal for thousands of American gun owners. Visit:
www.OpenCarry.org

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