"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

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

(Colorado) Concealed Weapons Permits Issued by County Sheriffs

In 2004 Colorado enacted Senate Bill 04-24, a law which established clear guidelines for the issuance of concealed weapon permits by sheriffs. One of the requirements of the law is that each sheriff submit an annual report to the legislature listing the number of permit applications received, the number of permits issued, the number denied and the number revoked. County Sheriffs of Colorado collected the data from sheriffs and submitted it in one report. This information was included in County Sheriffs Magazine so that members and other readers may see the permit activity that each county has reported.

To view this table click here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Colorado 18-12-204. Permit contents – validity – carrying requirements

(1) (a) Each permit shall bear a color photograph of the permittee and shall display the signature of the sheriff who issues the permit. In addition, the sheriffs of this state shall ensure that all permits issued pursuant to this part 2 contain the same items of information and are the same size and the same color.

(b) A permit is valid for a period of five years after the date of issuance and may be renewed as provided in section 18-12-211. A permit issued pursuant to this part 2, including a temporary emergency permit issued pursuant to section 18-12-209, is effective in all areas of the state, except as otherwise provided in section 18-12-214.

(2) (a) A permittee, in compliance with the terms of a permit, may carry a concealed handgun as allowed by state law. The permittee shall carry the permit, together with valid photo identification, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun and shall produce both documents upon demand by a law enforcement officer. Failure to produce a permit upon demand by a law enforcement officer raises a rebuttable presumption that the person does not have a permit. Failure to carry and produce a permit and valid photo identification upon demand as required in this subsection (2) is a class 1 petty offense. A charge of failure to carry and produce a permit and valid photo identification upon demand pursuant to this subsection (2) shall be dismissed by the court if, at or before the permittee's scheduled court appearance, the permittee exhibits to the court a valid permit and valid photo identification, both of which were issued to the permittee prior to the date on which the permittee was charged with failure to carry and produce a permit and valid photo identification upon demand.

(b) The provisions of paragraph (a) of this subsection (2) apply to temporary emergency permits issued pursuant to section 18-12-209.

(3) (a) A person who may lawfully possess a handgun may carry a handgun under the following circumstances without obtaining a permit and the handgun shall not be considered concealed:

(I) The handgun is in the possession of a person who is in a private automobile or in some other private means of conveyance and who carries the handgun for a legal use, including self-defense; or

(II) The handgun is in the possession of a person who is legally engaged in hunting activities within the state.

(b) The provisions of this subsection (3) shall not be construed to authorize the carrying of a handgun in violation of the provisions of section 18-12-105 or 18-12-105.5.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Excuse Me While I Get My Gun

Some Snippets from an editorial by Jacob Sullum at Town Hall.

Read the entire article Here

D.C.'s political leaders know they are inviting another Second Amendment lawsuit, but they are determined to defy the Supreme Court and the Constitution for as long as possible.(snip)

The new law "clarifies that no carry license is required inside the home" to move a gun from one room to another (snip)

D.C.'s acting attorney general, Peter Nickles, "said residents could neither keep their guns loaded in anticipation of a problem nor search for an intruder on their property."(Snip) “if you see an armed criminal charging your home, or in the event of "an actual threat by somebody you believe is out to hurt you," you're allowed to get your gun, unlock it and load it.(snip)

"I am pretty confident that the people of the District of Columbia want me to err in the direction of trying to restrict guns," D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty told Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher. ---How about erring, just this once, in the direction of respecting civil liberties?

Monday, July 21, 2008

DC Rejects Handgun Application

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- District residents can start registering their guns today. But at least one very high profile application was already rejected.
Dick Heller is the man who brought the lawsuit against the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns. He was among the first in line Thursday morning to apply for a handgun permit.
But when he tried to register his semi-automatic weapon, he says he was rejected. He says his gun has seven bullet clip. Heller says the City Council legislation allows weapons with fewer than eleven bullets in the clip. A spokesman for the DC Police says the gun was a bottom-loading weapon, and according to their interpretation, all bottom-loading guns are outlawed because they are grouped with machine guns.

Read the entire article here.

Friday, July 18, 2008

This from Alan Korwan

link to *PAGE NINE*

11- No D.C. Handguns

The lamestream media told you:

Although we very don’t like it, and our editorial department is in conniptions and working overtime to denigrate it, and even our “news” department is trying to spin it so it doesn’t say what it says, the Supreme Court has ruled that residents of Washington, D.C. can keep handguns in their homes (just like criminals, gang bangers, drug dealers, parolees, ex-felons, miscreants, assorted wackos and police and federal officers) but only for self defense and personal protection. What’s the world coming to, here comes Armageddon, or at least the Wild Wild West.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Although innocent, defenseless, law-abiding, decent, harmless, female, gay, weak, elderly, victimized, abused and other citizens in D.C can now keep and bear arms thanks to the Supreme Court’s glorious ruling supposedly restoring the rights the government had mercilessly confiscated, creating the biggest crime-ridden phony “gun-free” zone in the nation, D.C. residents cannot obtain handguns, which are “the quintessential self defense weapon” according to the Court, thanks to federal law:

18 USC § 922(b) It shall be unlawful for any licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to sell or deliver --(3) any firearm to any person who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, does not maintain a place of business in) the State in which the licensee’s place of business is located...

No word yet on whether dealers in adjacent Maryland and Virginia are willing to risk their business licenses and incur prison sentences, to sell legal firearms to residents of D.C. Officials in D.C. implied slightly that it would be OK, but they have no authority over BATFE, the agency that would make the arrests.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

D.C. Council refuses to obey SCOUTS

If the below articles are to be believed, it seems to me that the council in W. DC. doesn't get it...Or are they emboldened by the fact that 4 of the 9 justices on the Supreme Court are unable to read with any comprehension? (Be afraid, be very afraid)

DC to vote on new gun laws after court ruling Staff and agencies15 July, 2008

WASHINGTON The District of Columbia Council planned to vote today on allowing handguns if they are used only for self-defense in the home and carry fewer than 12 rounds of ammunition.
The emergency legislation announced Monday comes as officials try to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month striking down the city’s 32-year-old ban.
The proposal, which maintains some of the city’s strict gun-ownership rules and adds more regulations, was criticized by gun-rights advocates threatening more legal action.
The nation’s capital would still require all legal firearms — including handguns, rifles and shotguns — to be kept in the home unloaded and disassembled, or equipped with trigger locks,with an exception for guns used against the “reasonably perceived threat of immediate harm.”
Police Chief Cathy Lanier will limit registration to one handgun per person for the first 90 days.


Wanna Load Your D.C. Handgun? Better Be a “Reasonably Perceived Threat of Immediate Harm”

Local gun enthusiasts, note these words: “reasonably perceived threat of immediate harm.”

That there, laid out in a law likely to be passed tomorrow by the D.C. Council, lays out exactly when you’ll be allowed to actually load a gun in the District of Columbia for self-defense purposes.

This policy was announced this afternoon at a Wilson Building press conference featuring Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Interim Attorney General Peter Nickles, police chief Cathy Lanier, council Chair Vincent C. Gray, and various council members. Much of the presser was devoted to the nuts and bolts of actually registering a handgun—you’ll be able to apply for a handgun permit likely later this week, Nickles said, and the whole process should take “weeks or months.” That includes taking a written firearms safety test and getting fingerprinted, plus a ballistics sample for every registered gun. Getting your hands on a gun is a trickier process; you can buy a gun in another state then have it transferred to a dealer in the District (for a fee)—last week, WTOP’s Mark Segraves found the one guy in town who’s willing to do that for you: one Charles Sykes, Jr.

As to where you can load that gun...(snip)

LINK to full article

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Radio Program

This has nothing to do with Shooting but I can't help but note that I will be dong my radio program this Sunday morning!! (Note the photo at the bottom of this page at the left) I share a time slot with Costa (our programs run every other Sunday--mine this week--his next) My program is called "Going Up Yonder" I play a variety of Gospel music starting at 6:00 A.M. with bluegrass and then shift to some more modern A Cappella at around 7:30 AM. The program runs until 9:00 on KAFM 88.1. KAFM streams its programing on the Web at KAFM so my program has the potential of the whole world!

On another note I will be participating in the New Instructor Academy for Hunter Safety Instructors today July 12, 2008. I hope to have some fun learning a new discipline involving more than just firearms safety. I have always enjoyed teaching and am looking forward to learning this program produced by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

GJ/APG - IDPA Match - July 5, 2008

Here are the scores for last weekend's IDPA match



Saturday, July 5, 2008

June 21st OMGC Schuetzen Match

Here are the scores from the June 21, 2008 Schuetzen Match

Look for Scores HERE !!

A Web page for your consideration!

Be assured this will come about for real. This page however shows the duplicity present. And that we need to be on our toes and take a vocal stance in this years elections.

There will be a group of miss guided individuals who will use this moniker and will dissuade many folks causing them to ignore the truth.

LINK Sportsmen for Obama?

Friday, July 4, 2008


What is noise-induced hearing loss?

Every day, we experience sound in our environment, such as the sounds from television and radio, household appliances, and traffic. Normally, we hear these sounds at safe levels that do not affect our hearing. However, when we are exposed to harmful noise—sounds that are too loud or loud sounds that last a long time—sensitive structures in our inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

Can NIHL be prevented?

NIHL is 100 percent preventable. All individuals should understand the hazards of noise and how to practice good hearing health in everyday life.


Where can I get more information?

NIDCD maintains a directory of organizations that can answer questions and provide printed or electronic information on NIHL. Please see the list of organizations at
a href="http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/directory">www.nidcd.nih.gov/directory.
Use the following keywords to help you search for organizations that are relevant to NIHL:

Noise-induced hearing loss

For more information, additional addresses and phone numbers, or a printed list of organizations, contact:

NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
1 Communication Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892-3456

Toll-free Voice: (800) 241-1044Toll-free TTY: (800) 241-1055
Fax: (301) 770-8977
E-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pro Gun article in a Canadian newspaper!

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Washington's ban on handguns, our beloved mayor warned this would add to gun violence in Toronto. The mayor is out to lunch -- fear mongering. Again. Under Mayor David Miller's prodding, city council recently voted 31-9 to ban gun clubs in Toronto, hopefully en route to making Toronto a gun-free city.


In reality, overturning Washington's ban on handguns may even make that city safer, and other cities in the U.S. safer. We don't like to consider that possibility, because it goes against the grain of our precious Canadian prejudices.

The law banning handguns in Washington homes came into effect in 1977 -- a year in which there were 192 murders. By 1989, and for the next six years, Washington had the reputation of being "Murder Capital of the U.S." with over 400 murders per year, peaking in 1991 with 482 murders.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pro Second Amendment Committee Essay Contest Winner

The 2nd Amendment
by: Sage G.
2nd Place Middle School
7th grade

The 2nd Amendment says, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Some people think that the 2nd Amendment does not apply today, but it does. The 2nd Amendment is very important for our freedoms, and our future.

The government is constantly trying to break the law of the 2nd Amendment. Some people in our government believe the 2nd Amendment means something else. Imagine if our founding fathers never made the 2nd Amendment If citizens did not own firearms we would have lost the Revolutionary war. We would have lost the war because nobody would have been able to protect themselves or their property.

A perfect example of people not being able to protect themselves came from the Jews in the 1930’s. Before World War 2 the Jews gave their guns over to their cruel government in an order to create peace, but this allowed Hitler to terrorize the Jews. We must try to keep our rights safe and not give up our guns to tyranny. The 2nd Amendment is not only about self-security, it is also about freedom. If the government takes away the right of the 2nd Amendment we would not be able to protect ourselves.

Many people think that guns cause crime, but if guns cause crime then why isn’t there more crime in Switzerland? The crime rate in Switzerland is very low because every person over the age of 16 owns a gun and is highly trained in using it. The only thing that causes crime is human nature. To stop crime all humans would have to be dead. I think if the government was to take away the guns from the people America would fall apart.

The 2nd Amendment affects everybody in America in how it keeps us safe and able to provide. Nobody knows what is going to happen to America but we can help to shape the future. To help shape the future we can teach the next generation to understand our laws and our rights. As you can see the 2nd Amendment is very important to our history and our freedoms.