March 22nd, 2010

Second Amendment March in Washington, April 19th

On April 19, 2010, thousands of concerned Americans will convene in Washington, DC in a mass demonstration of support for individual rights under the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment March, in the planning for over two years, is designed to “galvanize the courage and resolve of Americans” while demonstrating that the PEOPLE do not want Washington politicians passing more anti-gun legislation. The brainchild of Skip Coryell, author of “RKBA: Defending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms”, the Second Amendment March promises to be the largest pro-firearms demonstration ever held in DC. In addition, there will be “satellite” marches in state capitols nationwide.

Co-sponsored by the Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), the Second Amendment March will take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on April 19, 2010. Attendees will assemble on the northeast corner of the Washington Monument grounds, and the entire program will take place there. There will be many notable speakers at the April 19th event, including Larry Pratt, (Exec. Director of Gun Owners of America), Rep. Paul Broun (Georgia 10th Dist. Congressman), Lt. Col. David Grossman (U.S. Army Rangers Ret.), and Philip Van Cleave (Pres., Virginia Citizens Defense League).

We urge all our readers who live within a couple hours of Washington to consider attending this March. Despite the favorable ruling in the Heller vs. DC Supreme Court case, firearm rights are still under attack across the country. A big turn-out at this event could have a powerful effect on setting National firearms policies in the future.

The directors of the Second Amendment march need volunteers to provide directions at the rally, and to man information booths. CLICK HERE to learn more about state events. Click the link below to donate.

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March 22nd, 2010

Janet Nyce Wins NRA’s 2010 Marion P. Hammer Award

The National Rifle Association has selected Janet Nyce of Green Lane, Pennsylvania, to receive the 2010 Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award. This award recognizes exceptional contributions to the preservation of the Second Amendment and the shooting sports through education, advocacy, volunteerism, and legislative activism in support of the goals of the NRA.

Nyce was introduced to hunting by her husband, James, nearly 45 years ago. Since then, the two have raised three children, nurtured six grandchildren and shared their passion for the outdoors in their Pennsylvania community. An accomplished shooter, Nyce hunts with a rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, and compound bow. Her devotion to training and education led to her becoming an NRA Certified Instructor in shotgun, rifle, and Refuse To Be A Victim. She also volunteers with her community’s Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinic and serves as a shotgun Range Master at the NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

“Being a mentor and instructor are two of the greatest joys in my life. The return factor is amazing,” Nyce said. “I always have felt this quote is so true: ‘the leader who shares experience ensures a bright future and leaves a legacy of success behind.’” As an appointee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, Nyce mentors 30 young people who make up the Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation. In 2005, Nyce was a finalist of the Budweiser Conservation Award. She is a member of many hunting and conservation groups and is a Patron member of the NRA and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Nyce is also a life member of both Safari Club International and Second Amendment Sisters.

Each year the NRA bestows the Woman of Distinction Award to honor the pioneering spirit of Ms. Marion P. Hammer, the creator of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program and first woman president of the National Rifle Association. Hammer has influenced many in her fight to preserve Second Amendment freedoms. From her role as lobbyist in the passage of Florida’s Right-to-Carry legislation, to her grassroots efforts in educating youth about firearm safety, ownership and responsibility, Hammer exemplifies activism.

Article by Danielle Sturgis, courtesy NRABlog.com

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March 22nd, 2010

BRRC Tactical Team Challenge on March 27 in SoCal

BRRC Team Challenge TacticalThe Burbank Rifle and Revolver Club (BRRC) hosts a major SoCal tactical two-gun match this weekend — the 2010 BRRC Team Challenge I. This event is for two-person teams; each shooter needs a rifle and pistol or revolver. Money prizes will be offered to the top teams. The event is limited to twelve teams and there are just two (2) more team slots open so sign up soon if you’re interested. To pre-register, email Gary Eliseo, spraynandprayn [at] socal.rr.com .

Match Director Martin Tardif says: “Break out that tactical rifle and home defense pistol, put on your Mall Ninja/Sniper/Operator Khakis and get your buddy down to Burbank Rifle and Revolver Club north of Los Angeles Saturday March 27th for the 2010 B.R.R.C. TEAM CHALLENGE I.” The linked Match Bulletin details the course of fire, equipment list, and rounds needed.

BRRC Team Challenge Tactical

If you’ve attended the BRRC Team Challenge before, there will be some changes this year to make the event more fun. The field stage is different, there will be more steel targets, more cardboard silhouettes, and more Unknown Distance shooting. But Tardif notes, this won’t be too physically demanding: “If you’re worried about too much running and not enough gunning… trust me, you could shuffle through this stage and still be competitive.”

Required Equipment: Scoped rifle (.30 cal or under) with extra magazines/ammunition and sling for carry during the field course, pistol with extra magazines and holster for field course carry.

Recommended Equipment: Spotting scope, binoculars, compass and shooting mat are useful. Note: No laser rangefinders will be permitted at any time during the match.

CLICK HERE for Match Bulletin

CLICK HERE for Directions to BRRC Range (Los Angeles area)

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