Stages, training, and more

Howdy, howdy!

First of all, let me give you the info on our upcoming (May 25th) shoot:

  • Sign-in is at 1.15pm
  • Safety meeting will be held at 1.45pm, and we will be shooting by 2pm; No Exceptions!
  • Expect six stages
  • The rough ammo tally is: 60 Rifle, 18+ shotgun (always bring more), and 60 pistol.

The weather should be nice, too. 🙂

The RO1 Training hosted by Pinto Annie and Runamuck yesterday evening went off without a hitch, so now we can add that to some of our member credentials.

And, I received this in an email the other day and thought some of you would like to read it; I found it to be humbling and shocking all in one, but also a very good reason to pursue the art of shooting sports and to make sure we present an accessible and responsible face to the public.  With so much yammering going on about gun control, I feel that anything we can do to make people realize that guns are a tool, not a weapon, is good:

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

I Thought you might appreciate this….

  • In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
  • China  established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Guatemala  established gun control in 1964.  From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Uganda  established gun control in 1970.  From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,3 81 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:

  • Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent
  • Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent
  • Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
  • In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!

While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.

With guns, we are ‘citizens’.

Without them, we are ‘subjects’.

Herdin’ books,
Emma

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Published in: on May 18, 2008 at 6:39 am  Comments Off on Stages, training, and more  
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