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NRA Foundation Banquet at Annual Meeting



2010 National Metric Championship



Women On TargetÂŽ at the Airfield Shooting Club By Dale Mullin, Clinic Director



2010 Brownells/NRA National Youth Ambassadors



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4PER2S[XS%XXIRHXLI =IEV´W&MKKIWX'IPIFVEXMSR SJ%QIVMGER*VIIHSQ As president of this Association, I’d like to personally invite you to attend the greatest gathering in freedom’s name of the entire year, in the entire country. As one who shares your commitment to the Second Amendment, I’m calling on you to join me and tens of thousands of like-minded citizens to celebrate and safeguard firearm freedom as the birthright of all free Americans—now and in the future. Just about 10 weeks from when this magazine arrives in your mailbox, the 139th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits will convene in Charlotte, North Carolina. I want to see you there. The enemies of our firearm freedoms need to see you there as well. Today, as terrorist fanatics, foreign governments and U.S. politicians seek to redefine, reduce or destroy the freedoms we hold dear as Americans, we who cherish those freedoms have a duty to stand and defend them from harm. I can’t think of any more vocal, visible or fun way to demonstrate that unity and resolve than by attending the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits May 13-16. When you consider all there is for your entire family to do and enjoy, I think you’ll agree. In the huge exhibit hall, you can see and handle all the latest and greatest guns, shooting accessories, reloading components, hunting gear, clothing, electronics and outdoor equipment from hundreds of manufacturers whose representatives will be there to answer all of your questions. Hunting guides from across the U.S. and around the world will be there to discuss and help you plan, price and schedule your next hunt. Chances are, your kids have learned the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe® Program in school, so they’ll be thrilled to meet the Eddie Eagle mascot there in person. Better yet, take them to the on-site air gun range for some safe, supervised shooting fun or competition. As an NRA member, you’ll have free admission to the exhibit hall. But that’s just the beginning of the fun, entertaining and educational events planned for the weekend.

Friday at noon, we’ll present the NRA 6SREPH07GLQIMXW Celebration of American 26%4VIWMHIRX Values Leadership Forum, where you’ll hear powerful, provocative and patriotic speeches from some of America’s top political leaders, opinion makers and inspirational speakers. Saturday morning, you’ll want to attend the Annual Meeting of Members to participate in the official business of our Association. There, you’ll hear official reports from NRA officers detailing the threats our freedoms face and our strategy to meet those challenges head on. Saturday evening, don’t miss the premier social event of the weekend—the Celebration of American Values Freedom Experience—featuring a nationally known patriotic keynote speaker. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your tickets early.

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26%*SYRHEXMSR&ERUYIX EX%RRYEP1IIXMRK In May of this year, thousands of NRA members will gather in the racing capitol of America to show their support of the Second Amendment and the shooting sports at the 2010 NRA Annual Meetings. A highlight of the week-long event is The NRA Foundation’s Auctions where attendees can bid on many unique items while helping raise funds in direct support of clubs and programs across the nation. The National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction to be held Thursday, May 13th in the Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center will feature a fantastic family-friendly environment. The night of fun and fund-raising will be filled with games, raffles, and live and silent auctions featuring amazing high-quality merchandise and unique firearms. At the 2010 Sportsmen’s Brunch and Auction, held the following morning in the same room, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on custom hunting rifles and once-in-a-lifetime hunts you can’t find anywhere else. It’s the premier event for the outdoor enthusiast. Both of these amazing auctions raise funds that directly impact those involved in the shooting sports, helping keep them alive and well in America. Last year, The NRA Foundation’s Auctions at the NRA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, raised over $200,000. In Charlotte, N.C., we are expecting our biggest crowds ever and looking to break records! If you’re interested in finding out more or purchasing tickets, please visit www.friendsofnra.org/annualmeeting. Even if you can’t attend, we hope you’ll take a look at the Online Auction Catalog for a list of our generous donors, and next time you have a purchase to make, we hope you’ll think of those that support our common cause. Be part of the excitement coming to Charlotte in May and come out and support the NRA and The NRA Foundation at these electrifying auctions. These are two events at the 2010 NRA Annual Meetings you won’t want to miss!

:SPYRXIIVW2IIHIHMR'LEVPSXXI Once again, the NRA is seeking volunteers to help at the 2010 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, May 12 – 16, 2010. To a large degree, the success of each year’s NRA Annual Meeting is dependent on the contributions of our volunteers. And you can be a part of that successful effort this year! A number of volunteers are needed to help with set-up on Wednesday and Thursday, May 12 and 13, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During the actual exhibit and meetings Friday through Sunday, volunteers will work in the NRA Store, Membership Services and the Airgun Range, as well as a number of other venues. To volunteer or for more information, visit any of NRA’s web sites or the Annual Meeting site (ZZZQUDDPRUJ). Or contact Dennis Eggers, Annual Meeting Volunteer Coordinator, at 270-522-0909. The e-mail address is '(JJHUV#QUDKT RUJ. Thank you. l'09&'322)'8-32l:SPYQI2YQFIV


2EXMSREP1IXVMG 'LEQTMSRWLMT'EYWMRK)\GMXIQIRX Excitement is building as the NRA staff prepares for the first 2010 National Metric Position and Prone Championships. The National Metric Championship will feature a Three-Position Championship and a Metric Prone Championship contested in July 2010. These Championships will be fired over two days using these two categories: metallic sights and any sights. Located just off Interstate 80, and about three hours from Camp Perry, the Wa-Ke-Da Range in Bristol, IN features a 100 point asphalt covered firing line. The range sits in a large grove of trees providing a beautiful setting and shelter from the wind; ideal for a metric competition. Competitors who like to camp will have plenty of opportunity with a KOA Campground located just a mile away from the range. In addition, the range has 20 RV hookups to support 20 early birds. Competitors who want to stay in a hotel do not need to look very far for a place to stay. There are a few hotels located about two miles from the range in Bristow and about 15 miles away in Elkhart, IN. Numerous restaurants surround the local area for competitors and staff to take advantage of. Food service will be offered at the range for folks who want something to eat during the day. The Position and Prone Team Championships will have a different twist. The teams will be made up of two shooters. The team matches will be a “paper match” with the scores coming from the Individual Championships. A Metric Team Champion and an Any Sight Team Champion will be awarded for position and prone. There will also be a National Metric Position Team Champion and a Metric Prone Team Champion whose scores will come from both the Metallic Sights and the Any Sights Team Championships. The Tournament Program is expected to be ready in March in time to begin accepting registrations beginning April 1, 2010. When a competitor or a coach calls to register and pays the tournament fee they will be given their squadding and a confirmation will be sent to them in the mail. Only 200 competitors will be accepted for the Position Championship and 200 competitors for the Prone Championship will be accepted due to range limitations. Please contact H.Q. Moody, National Manager – Rifle, NRA Competitive Shooting, for more information at (703) 2671475 or via e-mail at KPRRG\#QUDKTRUJ.

President’s Column continued from page 3 the fun at www.NRANews.com or Sirius Satellite Radio Patriot Channel 144. For many Americans, Independence Day is the year’s biggest celebration of American freedom. But, for me, the NRA Annual Meetings give meaning, relevance and value to our most fundamental freedom like no other event of the year. After all, firearm freedom sparked the American Revolution. It won America’s independence. It protects our families and helps us feed our families. And it keeps us free today. As former NRA President Charlton Heston said, the Second Amendment is our first freedom, the one right that allows all other rights to exist at all. To honor, protect and perpetuate that precious freedom, please join me and the rest of the NRA family in Charlotte May 13-16 for the 139th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. Between now and then, please visit www.nraam.org for all the details on the weekend’s events. See you there!

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We have received lots of e-mails from the ladies saying that they had a good time and learned some new things. In speaking with the instructors it is clear that the ladies weren’t the only ones enjoying the day at the range. As previously mentioned, this was a very good group and our instructors truly enjoyed working with them. Curtis Stone, one of our instructors, graciously volunteered to take photos at the event. You can read his account of the day and watch a short video clip at his blog site. KWWSVDLORUFXUWEORJVSRWFRPZRPHQRQ WDUJHWKWPO For more information about Women On Target Clinics coming to your area, contact NRA Women’s Programs at (703) 267-1398 or by visiting KWWSZZZQUDKTRUJ ZRPHQLQGH[DVS

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providing one click access for any visitor to see. The website will also include a “Members Only” section where members can make changes to their address, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as renew their membership, much like NRA members currently do on the Member Services page of the NRA website. Finally, the new website will give VSSA the capability in the future of posting digital versions of its member publication, The Bullet. Digital (online) versions of the member publication will reduce printing and mailing costs. While we will still print enough to send to members that still want hard copies, a digital version will allow members to keep a file copy indefinitely. Because the publication is a benefit of membership, the digital version will only be on the “Members Only” side of the new website. VSSA expects to have the new web page completed before the spring. We have already seen how powerful a tool the Internet can be with the success of our Reloading Clinics that were held statewide last fall. NRA-ILA posted the clinics in the weekly Grassroots Alert and we received interest from gun owners in several states and had attendees come from Delaware, Maryland, and Tennessee. It only makes sense that improving our web presence will bring success in other ways too. The “New Media” has changed the way we live, changing everything from politics to the way we watch TV. By upgrading our web presence to make better use of this new media, the association hopes to see an increase in membership and interest in what the organization does for Virginia gun owners. It should be noted that this project would not have been possible without the NRA grant. State associations should take advantage of this opportunity if you have not done so in the past.

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and community events. From our collective funds from shows throughout the years, we have been able to upgrade our facilities to better our members. Our range includes a 200 yd. highpower rifle range, trap site and installed lights for our night shooters. Along side our exciting range includes a clubhouse that was built by many of our devoted members and volunteers. This 48 x 24 ft. clubhouse was built in 1980. By the mid 80’s we were able to build a 23 ft. high tower for throwing high clay targets, which now has a portable thrower, used for shooting games. By 2002, the club purchased a 5-stand sporting clay system and in 2005, archery stands and target area were input, as well. More recently, we updated our trap range in 2008 with a new thrower, voice release, and handicap-useable shooting sidewalks. Our indoor range is used for Firearm Safety and is taught by our local instructors. As of 2010, we have welcomed over 2,000 students who have successfully completed their training at our facilities. Our gun show has been a great success for our club and our community throughout the years. From a small town of 2,600 people, the Wells Rifle and Pistol Club is very proud of its success. With the continuance of support from our community leaders and local businesses, we hope to continue strong for another 50 years.

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'LIET7LSXW+YR'PYF Kingman, Arizona The Cheap Shots Gun Club holds monthly “shoot-outs” at our local range. At these “shoot-outs”, each member is scored for his or her proficiency in a particular category. Each member that places first, second, or third is then awarded a certificate of excellence at our monthly meeting. After six months, the scores from all of the “shoot-outs” are added up and the members with the highest numbers are then awarded medals. This past month we were excited to conduct our first medal ceremony. Contact Information: Tim Rosenbauer, President Cheap Shots Gun Club 3762 Potter Ave Kingman, AZ 86409 8ST6S[ 0XS6 6YH]7LIPXSR 1MOI(SVR :4 'EVP7RIIH 6SHKIV/MRK 1MHHPI6S[8MQ6SWIRFEYIV

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County Fair comes to town, an NRA recruiter is placed at an NRA tent where Rod and Gun members assist in recruiting for the NRA. This year alone, over 140 individuals were signed up! As a hunting club, we have much appreciation to the landowners in the area. These individuals permit us to hunt on their property and release pheasants, as well. Twice a year we cook a Landowner Appreciation Dinner to recognize the landowners and their families. With each approaching fall season, two important continued on page 23 :SPYQI2YQFIVl'09&'322)'8-32l


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Reiten said. “We have good ventilation, a good facility and good equipment for the juniors and it’s showing. The juniors nowadays, with the equipment and the opportunity to shoot, are shooting much better scores than when we were scraping along with just the barest of equipment.” According to Reiten, the Forks Rifle Club formed in 1933 for shooters focused on competitive events. Over time, more people became interested in the range for sighting in hunting rifles and testing hand-loaded bullets. The club has been at its current location since the mid-1970s. Even during the dead of winter, the outdoor range is a popular spot for predator hunters to sight in their rifles. Reiten explains that the number of people interested in recreational shooting compared to competitive shooting has grown to about two-thirds of the adult membership. “Most of our efforts right now are focused on improving the sighting-in range for the recreational shooter,” he said. The club is planning to construct a three-sided building over the top of the outdoor sighting-in range so shooters can use the facility in inclement weather. Giving it a shot Marcus Moeglein of Reynolds, N.D., was one of the shooters competing in Monday night’s Light Rifle League. Moeglein does not hunt, yet enjoys shooting. That interest, he said, led him to try the club’s high-power rifle league last summer. For the first time this winter, Moeglein was shooting light rifle Monday nights and four-position Wednesday nights. “It’s a good way to spend a winter evening,” he said.

“It’s a nice facility, and it gets me out of the house two nights a week,” Moeglein said. Monday night, Moeglein was shooting the 1950s-vintage Montgomery Ward .22 he received as a gift when he was about 12 years old. His grandfather gave him the rifle, and it still has the same two-power scope that came with the gun. It’s not the most precise rifle, Moeglein said, but it’s fun to shoot a gun with so much history. “I’m not here to win any trophies,” he said. “It’s a personal challenge.” Monday night, Moeglein scored a 181 out of a possible 200 during his best set of 20 shots. “Any score in the 180s is pretty good,” he said. “Get into the 190s, and you’re an excellent marksman.” The Forks Rifle Club’s winter season began Jan. 4, but there’s still time to sign up for a league. Results are based on their top five scores; therefore, shooters don’t necessarily have to attend all 10 weeks of competition. A basic club membership costs $45 annually, which gives members access to the outdoor facilities throughout the year. There’s also a charge of $45 for each of the indoor leagues. Youth memberships cost $15, and they can participate in all of the events at no additional charge. “The future of the shooting sports like any sport is in getting people involved,” Reiten said. These days, the future of the Forks Rifle Club looks very bright indeed. Dokken reports on outdoors. Reach him at (701) 7801148; (800) 477-6572, ext. 148; or send e-mail to bdokken@ gfherald.com.

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)RZMVSRQIRXEP1EREKIQIRXJSV7LSSXMRK 6ERKIW0IWWSRW0IEVRIH6IKEVHMRK0IEH By Stuart Z. Cohen, Ph.D., CGWP Wheaton, Maryland Shooting ranges are potentially subject to four major federal statutes in the environmental and occupational areas. They are the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Resource, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA, the ‘Superfund’ law), and the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA). (The Americans with Disabilities Act and regulations administered by the BATF may also apply.) The extent to which these laws apply depend on whether: the range is indoor or outdoor; shoots over or into ‘waters of the United States’; a citizen complaint/lawsuit has been filed under one of these statutes; the range generates hazardous waste (e.g. lead or lead-contaminated soil that is abandoned or disposed, rather than recycled); and other considerations. We have been working in this area for almost 19 years. For five of those years, I also taught the subject for the NRA at its Range Development Conferences. We cannot do more than scratch the surface in the space allotted for this comprehensive subject. Therefore this article presents a few lessons we have learned - - we learned several of them the hard way - - that may help you. They follow in no particular order. Range Design and Operations. Develop, or hire an expert to develop, a Best Management Practices (BMP) program. This will go a long way toward protecting the environment, and mitigating, or even thwarting, lawsuits, news media exposés, and regulatory citations if the BMP is prominently displayed in the office or the clubhouse. Include in the BMP plan a clear schedule of actions (e.g., reclaim lead from the backstops every 5 years or million rounds, whichever comes first). Work with an environmental scientist and/or an environmental engineer in the design phase to ensure spent bullets and shot pellets do not cause the release of hazardous metal compounds to water resources and offsite. Citizen and News Media Inquiries and Attacks. Understand that risk is a function of toxicity and exposure; i.e., ‘the dose makes the poison’ (a paraphrase of a 16th century toxicologist known as Paracelsus). Lead metal in its l'09&'322)'8-32l:SPYQI2YQFIV

pure or alloy state cannot yield concentrations in soil, surface water, and ground (aquifer) water, unless it first oxidizes (like rust) and dissolves. This process happens slowly; typically 2%, 1%, or even less of the spent lead per year converts to the toxic form and migrates into the environment. Further, it is easily contained, physically and chemically. Thus it should not automatically be assumed that lead shot and bullets lying on the ground pose an imminent threat to adjacent properties and natural resources. (For you technical types, request a free copy of my chapter that explains the scientific basis for BMP measures to control lead [Rome, 2004].) The presence of lead does not necessarily constitute an unreasonable risk, but a management program should be in place (see above). Try to be open and understanding when you deal with reporters and concerned neighbors. Don’t be combative. But when you are not sure about an issue, tell them politely that you will call them back shortly after you check with someone like me or the information resources below. Broken Target Fragments. Shotgun ranges typically have piles of them. In most cases, they can simply be disposed in construction debris landfill, but you will probably have to show the landfill that the fragments have passed the EPA’s TCLP test and related tests for hazardous characteristics. These tests sum to a few hundred dollars. We have been unsuccessful in finding recycling options for these materials. We can cover more issues in a future issue. We would appreciate hearing your concerns about this subject, and we will try to address them. Useful Websites: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/






















lead/guidance.htm#smallarmshooting (risk assessment at shooting ranges); http://www.environmentalandturf.com/ firing/ (our web page on shooting ranges); http://www.rangeinfo.org/resource_library/resLibDetl.cfm?CAT=Facility%20 Management&SubCat=Environmental%20Management (NSSF list of relevant publications); http://saami.org/Environment/ index.cfm (important SAAMI statement). We developed the first industry best management practices guide for firing ranges, â&#x20AC;&#x153;EPA and OSHA Compliance Guide for Small Arms Ranges: A Focus on Leadâ&#x20AC;? in January 1997. The updated and revised third edition was issued in April, 2009.

Small but Mighty! continued from page 15 activities take place. The first event is the annual Kids Fishing Derby. Each year, approximately 50 local children come with fishing poles in hand, to catch trout that is stocked for the event. The club provides hooks and needed bait. The second event is our Pheasant Release. As part of a wildlife conservation plan, Rod and Gun annually hosts a two-day event where 150 pheasants a day are released on Landowner Property. The pheasant release is a very popular event and members eagerly look forward to it. On a monthly basis, the Rochester Rod and Gun offers Family Trap Shooting. This event offers club members and relatives/friends of club members to come with long gun in hand and shoot clay targets under our recently built, enclosed, clay target-shooting house. This year, Rochester Rod and Gun started Tactical Shooting at the club that is available to all members. For the confident shooters, Fun-N-Gun is an annual OFCC (Ohioans for Concealed Carry) fundraiser. This event is a combination of basic tactical training and IDPA type scenarios shoots. It is geared for both beginning and advanced shooters, and is held regardless of weather. In January of 2009, our club voted and changed our by-laws, requiring every member to belong to NRA. The vote was passed unanimously, and briefly we not only joined the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association, but also became a 100% NRA member club. In doing so we also created a web site, and began monthly newsletters along with setting up e-mail

communication systems for our members regarding meetings, events, and work parties, and building usage availability. We are extremely proud of all our achievements we have been able to accomplish. Want to practice your handgun skill or maybe sight in your rifle? Our new four bay pistol range will accommodate that goal, as well as our brand new 100-yard range! Precious items come in plain wrappers. Some clubs may be fancier and bigger. Some clubs may be smaller. Rochester Rod and Gun, however, is a mighty force. Our leadership is strong. Our members are active, interested, and 100% NRA dedicated!

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Active in Nevada continued from page 16 members provide a variety of firearms and SFA funds the ammunition costs; the fee to attend both is only $5. SFA Free â&#x20AC;&#x153;Introduction to Steel Plate Shootingâ&#x20AC;? seminars have also proven popular to the public. This seminar provides everyone a chance to see what steel plate match shooting is all about! We frequently hear shooters say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to shoot, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not good enough to compete.â&#x20AC;? We have just the solution! All shooters are classed by shooting ability, from Master Class through Classes A, B, and C (novice/beginner). The seminar covers match format, range safety, shooting tips, and live fire at steel plate targets at 15 yards. The only requirement is a solid knowledge of safe firearms handling. SFA Safety Officers and NRA Range Safety Officers supervise the event. Host a shooting match! This can be as formal or informal as you like; but, ensure you host a quality event. Providing shade, water, and even lunch will go a long way. Keep entry fees reasonable and award inexpensive trophies, plaques, medals, mugs, etc. Sure, it is competition, but keep it friendly and helpful â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and never discount the â&#x20AC;&#x153;socialâ&#x20AC;? aspect of events. Nothinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to it! It just takes some time and effort! The possibilities are endless in how to productively impact your club in your local area. Stillwater Firearms Association is dedicated to promoting public interest, skill and safety in the use of firearms, target shooting and social recreation for its members as well as the public at large. SFA is affiliated with the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Program. For more information, visit www.stillwaterfirearms.org, call President Elynda Long, (775) 867-2224 or Vice President Alan Frank, (775) 217-6218, or write: Stillwater Firearms Association P. O. Box 665 Fallon NV, 89407 %QSRXLP]QIIXMRKEX7XMPP[EXIV*MVIEVQW%WWSGMEXMSR

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26%%**-0-%8)(78%8)%773'-%8-327 ALABAMA STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION • Mr. James Moses, President 2009 Rodgers Drive, NE Huntsville, AL 35811 256-534-7968 home  J.moses1@comcast.net • Mr. Ramon J. Samaniego, Jr. Secretary/Treasurer 2505 Isabelle Circle, NE Huntsville, AL 35811 256-534-2644  [[[EPEFEQEWIVZMGIVMJPIXIEQGSQ

ALASKA OUTDOOR COUNCIL, INC. • Rod Arno, Executive Director P.O. Box 87-1069 Wasilla, AK 99687 aoc@alaskaoutdoorcouncil.com • Denny Hamann, NRA Liason 66mustang@mtaonline.net  [[[EPEWOESYXHSSVGSYRGMPSVK

ARIZONA STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION • Mr. Landis Aden, President P.O. Box 40962 Mesa, AZ 85274-0962 602-524-4437 office 480-854-8823 fax president@asrpa.com • Mr. Noble C. Hathaway, Vice President P.O. Box 40962 Mesa, AZ 85274-0962 623-687-4251 office  [[[EWVTEGSQ

ARKANSAS RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION • Mr. Al Alberius, President 15424 Hartford Street Little Rock, AR 72223 501-217-0217 jalberius@sbcglobal.net • Mr. Fred Buzen, Vice President 4275 Hwy 51 South Arkadelphia, AR 71923 870-246-2029 buzenf@asmasa.org  [[[EVTESRPMRISVK

CALIFORNIA RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC. • Mr. Thomas O. Thomas, President 271 East Imperial Highway, Suite 620 Fullerton, CA 92835 714-992-2772 office • Mr. John C. Fields, Executive Director 271 East Imperial Highway, Suite 620 Fullerton, CA 92835 714-992-2772 jfields@crpa.org  [[[GVTESVK

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Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-663-9339 office 303-713-0785 fax president@cssa.org office@cssa.org • Mr. David Gill 510 Wilcox Street, Suite C Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-663-9339 office 303-713-0785 fax office@cssa.org  [[[GWWESVK

• Mr. Harvey F. Gerwig, President 1039 Kupua Street Kailua, HI 96734 808-306-7194  hghawaii@gmail.com • Bill Richter, Secretary P.O. Box 543 Kailua, HI 96734 808-261-2754 Info Line itsmeblr@gmail.com  [[[LE[EMMVMJPIEWWRSVK

CONNECTICUT STATE RIFLE & REVOLVER ASSOCIATION

IDAHO STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION

• Mr. Randy Bieler P.O. Box 754 North Haven, CT 06473 203-272-1725 203-239-2106 fax cablerandy@snet.net • Shelly Albino P.O. Box 754 North Haven, CT 06473 203-272-1725 203-239-2106 fax malbino@snet.net  [[[GWVVEGSQ

DELAWARE STATE SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION

HAWAII RIFLE ASSOCIATION

• Mr. Neill Goodfellow, President 8156 North Penn Avenue Fruitland, ID 83619 208-452-4183 home njg308@fmtc.com • Mr. Jon Carter, Secretary 1065 River Heights Drive Meridian, ID 83642 208-888-2829 phone/fax jon@class3firearms.com  [[[MHELSWVTESVK

ILLINOIS STATE RIFLE ASSOCIATION, INC.

• Mr. John J. Thompson, President 113 North Road Wilmington, DE 19809 302-764-6899 302-658-3031 fax Lawman515@comcast.net • Mr. Daniel Lindberg 2010 Kynwyd Road Wilmington, DE 19810 302-475-4228 nanadear@verizon.net  [[[HIPWTSVXWRIX

• Mr. Don A. Moran, President P.O. Box 637 Chatsworth, IL 60921 815-635-3198 office 815-635-3723 fax president@isra.org • Mr. Richard Pearson, Executive Director P.O. Box 637 Chatsworth, IL 60921 815-635-3198 office 815-635-3723 fax executive@isra.org  [[[MWVESVK

FLORIDA SPORT SHOOTING ASSOCIATION, INC.

INDIANA STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC.

• Mr. Thomas Brusherd, President 5921 Blackthorn Rd Jacksonville, FL 32244 president2009@flssa.org • Mr. Michael D. Langfield, Secretary 5921 Blackthorn Road Jacksonville, FL 32244 407-701-1030 home 407-273-9356 fax secretary2009@flssa.org  [[[JPWWESVK

• Mr. Jerry Wehner, Executive VP 7527 State Route 56 Rising Sun, IN 47040 812-534-3258 home vp@isrpa.org • Mr. William H. Jordan, President 755 W. 300 N. Greenfield, IN 46140 317-462-3270 president@isrpa.org  [[[MWVTESVK

GEORGIA SPORT SHOOTING ASSOCIATION

IOWA STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION

• Tracy English, President P.O. Box 1733 Macon, GA 31202 706-343-5870 Gatrooper915@bellsouth.net • Mr. Thomas E. Patton, Secretary/Treasurer P.O. Box 1733 Macon, GA 31202 gssasectres@charter.net  [[[KWWEGSQ

• Mr. John Klopfenstein, President 606 S. Harrison Pl Mt Pleasant, IA 52641 klopfenstein@iowastateriflepistol.org • Mr. Bill Besgrove, Secretary 240 Prospect Road North Liberty, IA 52317-9660 319-626-2710 besgrove@iowastateriflepistol.org  [[[MS[EWXEXIVMJPITMWXSPSVK


KANSAS STATE RIFLE ASSOCIATION • Ms. Patricia Stoneking, President P.O. Box 117 Bonner Springs, KS 66012 913-667-3044 PAStoneking@kc.rr.com • Ms. Linda McCune, Executive Officer P.O. Box 1119 Wichita, KS 67201 316-264-2727 ksramembership@cox.net  [[[OWVE[IFRIX

LEAGUE OF KENTUCKY SPORTSMEN, INC. • Mr. Rick Allen, President P.O. Box 8527 Lexington, KY 40533 859-276-3518 home • Mr. Robert Fraley, NRA Liaison 1620 Old Beechwood Road Owenton, KY 40359 502-750-7565 cell khea@nraonline.com  [[[OIRXYGO]WTSVXWQIRGSQ

LOUISIANA SHOOTING ASSOCIATION • Mr. Daniel Zelnka II, President 11 Carolina Ct. Covington, LA 70433 504-565-3727 direct 504-588-9750 fax dzelenka@couhigpartners.com • Mr. Danny Hudson, Secretary 603 S. Texas St. DeRidder, LA 70634 337-396-9650 direct danohudson@bellsouth.net  [[[PSYMWMEREWLSSXMRKGSQ

(MAINE) PINE TREE STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC. • Mr. Ronald Vaillancourt, President 307 Riverside Dr. Augusta, ME 04330 207-622-7989 ronval@roadrunner.com • Angus N. Norcross, Treasurer 14 Pine Road Wiscasset, ME 04578 207-882-4713 gusnor@roadrunner.com  [[[QEMRIVTESVK

MARYLAND STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION • Mr. Richard Kussman, Chairman 832 Bear Cabin Drive Forest Hill, MD 21050-2734 410-838-1734 home rlkussma@yahoo.com • Ms. Margaret Clark, Vice President 14 Brewer Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-268-5000  [[[QWVTESVK

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MONTANA RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION

• Mr. James Wallace, Executive Director P.O. Box 567, 37 Pierce Street Northboro, MA 01532 508-393-5333 office 508-393-5222 fax jimwallace@goal.org • Mr. Jon Green, Jr., Director Training & Edu. P.O. Box 567, 37 Pierce Street Northboro, MA 01532 508-393-5333 office jongreen@goal.org  [[[KSEPSVK

• Mr. Matt Egloff, President P.O. Box 4394 Butte, MT 59702 406-782-5704 president@mtrpa.org • Ms. Zona Mowrer, Secretary/Membership P.O. Box 48 Ramsay, MT 59748 406-782-3450  [[[QXVTESVK

MICHIGAN RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION

NEBRASKA SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION

• Mr. Leo Cebula, President P.O. Box 530637 Livonia, MI 48153-0637 269-781-1223 lcebula@hotmail.com • Mr. Mike Wesner, Secretary/Treasurer P.O. Box 530637 Livonia, MI 48153-0637 888-655-6772 office 269-781-1223 mike308@twmi.rr.com  [[[QMGLVTEGSQ

• Mr. Ronald L. Grapes, President P.O. Box 1585, 3407-19th Ave. Kearney, NE 68848 308-237-7902 home rlgrapes@frontiernet.net • Mr. Terry Copple, Secretary 10285 North Aspen Avenue Hastings, NE 68901 402-744-2049 home tc68901@yahoo.com

MINNESOTA RIFLE & REVOLVER ASSOCIATION, INC.

• Mr. Robert E. Smith, President P.O. Box 7512 Reno, NV 89501-7512 775-762-1494 office 775-355-8088 fax smitty@intercomm.com president@nsrpa.us • Mr. Mark Geldmacher, Secretary/ Treasurer 8220 Mount Logan Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89131 775-762-1494 office 775-355-8088 fax secretary@nsrpa.us  [[[RWVTEYW

• Morgen Dietrich, Secretary 14500 45th St, NE Foley, MN 56329 320-522-1934 mdietrich@mchsi.com • Mr. George Minerich, President 14500 45th St NE Foley, MN 56329 320-968-6898 home president@mrra.org  [[[QVVESVK

MISSISSIPPI STATE FIREARM OWNERS ASSOCIATION

NEVADA STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC.

GUN OWNERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, INC.

• Mr. Douglas Bowser, President P.O. Box 1061 McComb, MS 39649 601-249-3315 douglasmbowser@yahoo.com • Mr. Samuel Richardson, Secretary P.O. Box 2486 Madison, MS 39130-2486 601-898-9832 goodbet2000@bellsouth.net  [[[QWJSEGSQ

• Mr. Mitch Kopacz, President P.O. Box 847 Concord, NH 03302-0487 603-225-4664 president@gonh.org • Mr. Ralph Demicco, Vice President P.O. Box 847 Concord, NH 03302-0847  [[[KSRLSVK

MISSOURI SPORT SHOOTING ASSOCIATION

ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUBS, INC.

• Mr. Kevin Jamison, President 6140 N. Wagontrail Road Columbia, MO 65202 816-455-2669 816-413-0696 fax kjamison@missourisportshooting.org • Lee Koester, Secretary Po Box 10170 Columbia, MO 65205 leekoester@hotmail.com

• Mr. Scott L. Bach, President P.O. Box 651 Newfoundland, NJ 07435 973-697-9270 defendfreedom@earthlink.net • Ms. Judith Iorio, Recording Secretary P.O. Box 1397 Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 recordingsecretary@anjrpc.org  [[[ERNVTGSVK :SPYQI2YQFIVl'09&'322)'8-32l


26%%**-0-%8)(78%8)%773'-%8-327 NEW MEXICO SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION, INC. • Mr. Roger Buelow, President P.O. Box 30850 Albuquerque, NM 87190 505-345-3646 rhbuelow@comcast.net • Mr. Ken Laintz, Secretary P.O. Box 753 Los Alamos, NM 87544 505-667-0034 nmssamembership@hotmail.com  [[[RQWWESVK

NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC.

OKLAHOMA RIFLE ASSOCIATION • Mr. G. Don Scott, President Rt. 2, Box 23 Maysville, OK 73057 405-867-5234 home dons@recok.coop • Mr. Charles Smith, Executive Director P.O. Box 850602 Yukon, OK 73085-0602 405-324-2450 office/fax okgun@cox.net  [[[SOPEVMJPISVK

OREGON STATE SHOOTING ASSOCIATION

• Mr. Thomas H. King, President P.O. Box 1023 Troy, NY 12181-1023 518-424-1349 518-449-1332 fax tking@nysrpa.org • Mr. Joseph DeBergalis, VP of Operations P.O. Box 1023 Troy, NY 12181 518-389-8322 josephpdebergalisjr@hotmail.com  [[[R]WVTESVK

• Mr. Tim Pitzer, President 2815 South Shore Drive SE Albany, OR 97322 541-928-2460 home 541-981-2064 fax president@ossa.org • Mr. Stan Pate, Vice President 503-652-9931 ossavp@ossa.org  [[[SWWESVK

NORTH CAROLINA RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION • Mr. David McFarling, President P.O. Box 4116 Pinehurst, NC 28374 919-929-9585 home • Mr. David Prest, Secretary P.O. Box 4116 Pinehurst, NC 28374 910-639-4742 office dprest@pinehurst.net  [[[RGVTESVK

• Mr. Jack Lee, President 100 Wycliff Way Butler, PA 16001 724-865-2597 phone/fax prpaleg@zoominternet.net • Mr. James G. Johnson, Secretary 405 Hilltop Road Paoli, PA 19301 610-647-2374 JJohnUVA@bellatlantic.net  [[[TIRREVMJPIERHTMWXSPSVK

NORTH DAKOTA SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION

RHODE ISLAND STATE RIFLE & REVOLVER ASSOCIATION

• Mr. Eric Pueppke, President PO Box 228 Bismarck, ND 58502 701-967-8450 cpueppke@polarcom.com • Mr. James Ladwig, Vice President 1102 Main Ave. Fargo, ND 58103 701-232-9440 james@curtslock.com  [[[RHWWESVK

• Mr. Paul Boiani, President P.O. Box 41148 Providence, RI 02940 401-233-0771 office • Mr. Donn C. DiBiasio, Secretary P.O. Box 17452 Smithfield, RI 02917 401-233-0771 office

OHIO RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION • Mr. G. Martin Capito, Vice President 175 W. Main St. New London, OH 44851 419-929-0307 gmcapito@gmail.com • Mr. Keith V. Bailey, Secretary 175 W. Main St. New London, OH 44851 419-929-0307 kvbguns@msn.com  [[[SVTERIX

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GUN OWNERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA • Mr. Gerald Stoudemire, President P.O. Box 211 Little Mountain, SC 29075 803-945-7677 home • Ms. Peggy Bodner 1080 Pinecrest Dr Rock Hill, SC 29732 803-329-8668 mbodner@comporium.net  [[[KSWGSVK

SOUTH DAKOTA SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION • Mr. Tom Raines, President P.O. Box 3 Dell Rapids, SD 57022 ltraines@sio.midco.net • Mr. Bruce Plate, Vice President 605-6248418 shooterplate@hotmail.com  [[[WHWLSSXMRKWTSVXWSVK

TENNESSEE SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION, INC. • Mr. Ray W. Harvey, Jr., President 6653 Jocelyn Hollow Road Nashville, TN 37205 615-352-3954 tnssa@earthlink.net • Mr. Ralph Walker, Secretary 1436 Right Prong Blue Buck Road Duck River, TN 38454 615-662-9116 Ralph.walker@columbiastate.edu  [[[XIRRIWWIIWLSSXMRKWTSVXWEWWSGMEXMSRSVK

TEXAS STATE RIFLE ASSOCIATION • Dan Walker, President 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Ste 300 Austin, TX 78752 512-615-4200 dwalker@aeps.us • Mr. Charles Cotton, Executive Director 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Ste 300 Austin, TX 78752 512-615-4200 ccotton@tsra.com  [[[XWVEGSQ

UTAH STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION • Mr. Elwood P. Powell, President 4834 Van Buren Avenue Ogden, UT 84403 801-595-1701 office 801-622-2200 fax 1dpowell@sisna.com • Mr. Ralph Schamel, Vice President 801-277-4016 vicepresident@usrpa.org  [[[YWVTESVK

VERMONT FEDERATION OF SPORTSMEN’S CLUBS, INC. • Mr. Clint Gray, President PO Box 225 Lyndonville, VT 05851 802-467-8445 • Mr. Evan Hughes 16 Milestone Blvd. Barre, VT 05641 802-272-8544 VTGUNS@aol.com  [[[ZXJWGSVK


VIRGINIA SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION Mr. Lucien Charette, Executive Director P.O. Box 1258 Orange, VA 22960 540-672-5848 office vssamain@verizon.net Ms. Andrea T. Smith, Secretary/Treasurer P.O. Box 1258 Orange, VA 22960 540-672-5848 office/fax andrea.smith@myvssa.org [[[Q]ZWWESVK

WASHINGTON STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC. â&#x20AC;¢ Mr. Ken Littlefield, President president@wsrpa.org â&#x20AC;¢ Mr. Duane Hatch, Secretary PO Box 382 DuPont, WA 98327 253-853-7533 secretary@wsrpa.org [[[[WVTESVK

WEST VIRGINIA STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION â&#x20AC;¢ Mr. Barry Hogue, President 1220 Philippi Pike Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-624-5363 â&#x20AC;¢ Mr. Richard C. Whiting, Secretary Rt. 1, Box 272-2 Buckhannon, WV 26201 304-623-6093 Mountaineer063@yahoo.com [[[[ZEWVTESVK

WI~FORCE â&#x20AC;¢ Mr. Jeff Nass, President N615 Silver Lane Pulaski, WI 54162-8320 920-687-0505 nass@athenet.net â&#x20AC;¢ Gary Nichols, Secretary W271N7055 Hansen Dr Sussex, WI 53089 262-246-3317 [[[[VTEGSQ

WYOMING STATE SHOOTING ASSOCIATION, INC. â&#x20AC;¢ Mr. Mark Spungin, President P.O. Box 94 Guernsey, WY 82214 307-836-2188 home â&#x20AC;¢ Mrs. Beverly Spungin, Vice President P.O. Box 94 Guernsey, WY 82214 307-836-2188 home â&#x20AC;¢ Mr. Roger Sebesta, Secretary/Treasurer 625 Sweetwater Street Lander, WY 82520 307-335-9323 wssa@wyoming.com [[[[]WWESVK

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