July 7th, 2018

What the Mainstream Media Won’t Report — 4-H Shooting Sports

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The mainstream media has an agenda, demonizing firearms and arguing that young people should never see, much less touch, a firearm. Given that agenda, don’t expect CBS, NBC, or CNN to ever say ANYthing about the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Telling the truth about the 4-H shooting program (and other youth marksmanship programs) would under-cut the anti-gun agenda. Why? Because right now over 500,000 young men and women are participating safely and successfully in 4-H Shooting Sports programs nationwide.

Marksmanship training 4-H shooting sports National Championships Nebraska

Thatn’s right, currently more than half a million youths and 20,000 certified volunteer instructors are involved in 4-H shooting sports programs in 47 states across the USA. 4-H Shooting Sports is now the largest youth shooting program in the nation. Since it was founded many decades ago, 4-H Shooting Sports has served millions of young Americans. The organization declares: “The mission of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes so they may become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.”

Marksmanship training 4-H shooting sports National Championships Nebraska

The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youths learn archery, marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles and ethics of hunting, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of dedicated adult leaders help young people develop self-worth, as they learn important life skills and conservation ethics. (Read Brochure)

Marksmanship training 4-H shooting sports National Championships Nebraska

Through the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, participants learn safe marksmanship and archery skills from an early age. State-level 4-H clubs offer programs for individual training as well as team competitive shooting. There is also a 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships Event each summer which hosts Shotgun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Smallbore Rifle, Smallbore Pistol, Compound Archery, Recurve Archery, Muzzle-loading Rifle and Hunting Skills events.

Marksmanship training 4-H shooting sports National Championships Nebraska

Marksmanship training 4-H shooting sports National Championships Nebraska

The 2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships took place June 24-29 in Grand Island, Nebraska. It was a hugely successful event with hundreds of young competitors from around the nation.

Marksmanship training 4-H shooting sports National Championships Nebraska

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July 7th, 2018

Traveling with Firearms — Learn the Laws that Apply


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This summer, many of our readers will be traveling to shooting matches near and far. Many of you will drive 1000 miles or more to attend major championships at Camp Perry (Ohio) and Camp Atterbury (Indiana). Along the way you’ll cross multiple state lines, and be subject to a patchwork of different state and local laws. While traveling with firearms you want to ensure you comply with all laws and regulations, even if you’re “just passing through”.

Ford F-250 Cabelas crew cab gun storage bench seatOn the NRA’s American Rifleman website you’ll find a helpful article that provides basic tips on avoiding legal entanglements when traveling from state to state with firearms in your vehicle. The basic advice is to plan out your trip in advance, researching all state and local laws that will apply. This can be a daunting task, but a Federal law, the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) does provide some protection for travelers.

According to the NRA: “FOPA shields you from local restrictions if you’re transporting firearms for lawful purposes. Under FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm must be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.”

The NRA cautions that: “Laws vary place-to-place, and if you do anything other than pass through a state, you must obey all local laws. This is especially true when you are carrying a loaded firearm in your vehicle or on your person. There’s no shortcut here. You need to map out your trip state-by-state to be sure you stay legal during your trip.”

Resources for Travelers

The American Rifleman article also lists useful print and online resources you can consult to learn more about laws that apply when traveling with firearms:

Guide to the Interstate Transportation of Firearms (From NRA ILA.)

Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide (BATFE publication.)

BATFE’s State Laws and Published Ordinances — Firearms, 2010-2011

BATFE’s Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

State Gun Laws at a Glance (Includes interactive chart with info on state laws.)

The Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States (Printed handbook.)

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July 7th, 2018

NRA Life Membership for $600 — Limited Time Offer

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Here’s a good deal if you have been considering an NRA Life Membership. Right now you can get the NRA Life Membership for $600.00 — that’s a $900 savings over the regular $1500.00 NRA price.

This a special offer through our friends at Shooting USA television. NOTE: The shorter term 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year NRA memberships are also discounted. For example the basic 1-year membership is discounted to $30.00, a $10 savings.

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No FREE NRA Insurance — That’s a Change
Please note, the NRA membership no longer includes $2500.00 in free ArmsCare Insurance for your firearms. The NRA stopped offering this insurance earlier this year, some time in May as best as we can determine. The NRA has not issued an explanation for the change in insurance availability. However it may be related to actions by the State of New York. The NRA is suing New York, claiming state officials coerced banks and insurance companies to withhold services from the NRA. (READ Story Here).

We wish the NRA would issue an official statement about insurance. However, we advise our readers to please take note that you will NOT get free Armscare insurance with any newly purchased NRA membership, even a Life Membership. Got that?

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