"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854

“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ban on Interstate Handgun Sales Unconstitutional


Federal Judge Rules Ban on Interstate Handgun Sales Unconstitutional 


The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor stemmed from a challenge to the ban brought by a Texas firearms dealer and a couple from the District of Columbia in July 2014.
The federal law prohibits a dealer from transferring a handgun, but not a rifle or shotgun, to an individual who does not live in the state in which the dealer's business is located. […]
Andrew and Tracey Hanson met with licensed firearms dealer Fredric Mance Jr. in Texas about buying two handguns, but did not complete the transaction because they could not take immediate possession of the weapons, according to court papers.
Federal law required Mance to transfer the handguns to a federally licensed dealer where the Hansons live, Charles Sykes in the District of Columbia, where they could complete the purchase after paying shipping and transfer fees.
The Hansons and Mance, all members of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, argued in their lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that the ban limits consumer choices and infringes on their rights.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


DENVER - The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Women Afield Program invites women interested in hunting to join them for an introduction to upland bird hunting.  This seminar will be held in Denver on Oct. 16, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

The Ladies Night Out (doors) Seminar series is designed for women who want to learn about various hunting, fishing and shooting sports opportunities available in Colorado. This series is for women only. Guys are welcome at events offered to the general public.

Ladies Night Out (doors) seminars are presented in a relaxed format with time for questions, social networking and sharing information to increase your understanding of hunting and fishing.  Seminars are held weeknights after work and are generally two and a half hours long.

Sign up, bring a friend, a daughter, and mom; kick off your boots and enjoy a night out!!!!!!!!

WHAT: Upland bird hunting, a Ladies Night Out (doors) seminar

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Hunter Ed Building, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver

HOW: Register online at:http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/53160. Space is limited. No cover charge.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.us

For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Armed deputy at Arapahoe High School stopped bad guy with gun

LaPierre was right: Armed deputy at Arapahoe High School stopped bad guy with gun

Full article here:http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/12/16/lapierre-was-right-armed-deputy-at-arapahoe-high-school-stopped-bad-guy-with-gun-89055
Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, was repeatedly mocked, ridiculed and castigated by the liberal left media for suggesting there be armed guards in every school in the nation after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary one year ago.
Every word uttered by LaPierre became fodder for the anti-gun, crush the Second Amendment, crowd.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre was blasted for saying.
“I call on Congress today, to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation,” he said during the NRA press conference after the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012.
Arapahoe Shooting
Photo Credit: Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post
Now consider the events at Colorado’s Arapahoe High School last Friday where heavily armed, dressed to kill, right wing hater Karl Pierson, 18, went on an 80-second shooting spree that ended with him taking his own life after “an armed deputy stationed at the school cornered him in the library,” the Washington Post reported.
Imagine that: the armed officer in the school stopped a bad guy with a gun.
It has to be so difficult for the mainstream media to report the facts in this case considering how the facts don’t fit the left’s usual narrative.
Karl Pierson
Karl Pierson
Photo via CNN
Pierson, “wearing a bandolier containing shotgun shells and carrying a pump-action shotgun, a machete and a backpack holding three Molotov cocktails — walked through a door adjacent to the library,” and in less than 80 seconds, had fired off five rounds, critically injuring Claire Davis, 17, who remains in a coma, before taking his own life, according to CNN.
The CNN report continued, with information from Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson:
The rampage might have resulted in many more casualties had it not been for the quick response of a deputy sheriff who was working as a school resource officer at the school, Robinson said.
Once he learned of the threat, he ran — accompanied by an unarmed school security officer and two administrators — from the cafeteria to the library, Robinson said. “It’s a fairly long hallway, but the deputy sheriff got there very quickly.”
The deputy was yelling for people to get down and identified himself as a county deputy sheriff, Robinson said. “We know for a fact that the shooter knew that the deputy was in the immediate area and, while the deputy was containing the shooter, the shooter took his own life.”
He praised the deputy’s response as “a critical element to the shooter’s decision” to kill himself, and lauded his response to hearing gunshots. “He went to the thunder,” he said. “He heard the noise of gunshot and, when many would run away from it, he ran toward it to make other people safe.”
Related: Media scrub reality to hide Colorado school gunman’s leftist, ‘socialist’ politics

Monday, November 25, 2013



DELTA, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about the theft of waterfowl decoys and hunting blinds from the Escalante State Wildlife Area near Delta on Saturday, Nov. 23. The wildlife area is located west of Delta.

According to wildlife officials, the decoys and blinds had been set up for a waterfowl hunting seminar which was to be held that afternoon. Colorado Parks and Wildlife had partnered with Ducks Unlimited members to teach kids and novices how to hunt ducks and geese. 

A white full-size pick-up truck was seen in the area of the theft at approximately 12:30 p.m. on that day. The truck had the word "Yenter" written in black letters diagonally down the door. The truck was occupied by at least two men and one dark-colored dog.

Approximately 60 duck and goose decoys had been set up on the ponds of the Escalante State Wildlife Area that morning in preparation for the seminar. Also stolen were three hunting blinds: an Avery pop-up blind, a Ground Force dog blind and a goose shell pop-up blind.  Many of the items stolen were the personal hunting equipment of a Ducks Unlimited member who was volunteering to teach the seminar.

"The theft was really disappointing because it had a negative effect on the hunting seminar," said Garett Watson, a district wildlife manager in Montrose. "Participants of the seminar were really disappointed to think that another sportsman was possibly responsible for the theft.  We had to scramble and borrow some decoys to use that day." 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife urg es the public to provide any information that may lead to the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information that can help in this investigation can call the Montrose Parks and Wildlife office at 970-252-6000, or contact Operation Game Thief, a wildlife tips hotline at 877-265-6648. Callers can remain anonymous and cash rewards may be given if the information leads to a conviction.

For more information about Operation Game Thief, go to: www.wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/LawEnforcement/OperationGameThief/Pages/OGT.aspx.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

INFORMED GUN OWNERS CONFERENCE ------Pro Second-Amendment Committee-----

Since this is an election year for District 51 School Board, this year's Pro Second Amendment Committee Informed Gun Owners Conference will be a forum for all the candidates.

This will be at 1:00 p.m. October 5 at Sherwood Park, Juniper Shelter. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

For further information, contact Sharon Armstrong (970) 234-5557.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


NRA Basic Rifle, Shotgun Instructor Class

September 20, 21, and 22, 2013.
8:00 AM through 7:00 PM

September 20 – 6 hours instructor guide (can be waived if
complete within last year)

2:00 PM September 20 – Rifle

September 21 – Continuation of rifle

September 22 – Shotgun

Fee $58.00 rifle, $57.00 shotgun, $20.00 trainer’s guide.

Please check your calendar and send payment made out to:

Grand Valley Training Club
839 Rapid Creek Road
Palisade, CO 81526.

Include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Please respond by September 10. Call me at (970) 234-0444 for more information.

Linn Armstrong
Senior Training Counselor