Friday 05 February 2016

 Fourth Circuit: Strict Scrutiny the Rule in Judging Gun Control Laws


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today overturned a federal district court decision that had upheld the 2013 State of Maryland Firearm Safety Act as constitutional under intermediate scrutiny review.  

Writing for the three-judge appellate court panel that heard the case, Kolbe v. Maryland, Chief Judge William B. Traxler wrote: "In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment - 'the right of law-abiding responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home, District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570,635 (2008), and we are compelled by Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), as well as our own precedent in the wake of these decisions to conclude that the burden is substantial and strict scrutiny is the applicable standard or review for Plaintiffs' Second Amendment claim."  

The court vacated the district court's denial of the plaintiffs' claims and remanded the case to the lower court, ordering that it apply the appropriate strict standard of review.

"We are greatly heartened by the Fourth Circuit panel's ruling today," said Lawrence G. Keane, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), one of the lead plaintiffs in this case. "As this important case goes forward, NSSF will continue to work with our co-plaintiffs to ensure that our citizens' Second Amendment rights are protected and that the lawful commerce in firearms is restored in support of this constitutional protection."

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Thursday 14 January 2016

 NEW MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION—SOUTH METRO CABELA’S


Beginning next month, CSSA monthly member meetings will be held in the deli conference room at the South Metro Cabela’s in Lone Tree.  Cabela’s is located just off I-25 at the Ridgegate exit.  Meetings will still be held the third Thursday of every month, except January and December, at 7 PM.
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Wednesday 02 December 2015

 SOUTH METRO GROUP SEEKING FOUNDING MEMBERS FOR NEW GUN CLUB/RANGE


Armored Cow Gun Club is seeking founding members for a new shooting club/range in the South Metro area along the C470 corridor between Ken-Caryl and I-25.

Interested persons should email armoredcowgunclub@gmail.com
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 OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS


The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for Colorado State Shooting Association will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Gander Mountain Sporting Goods, 14000 E. Jewell Ave., Aurora, Colorado, commencing at 7 PM.                                

Members in good standing as of January 9, 2016 not in attendance at the annual meeting may still vote by marking and returning an absentee ballot available on the CSSA website (www.cssa.org) to the CSSA office at 609 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 206, Littleton, CO 80120.  Members who submit absentee ballots may still attend the Annual Meeting, but may NOT participate in live voting. 

In order to be valid, returned absentee ballot envelopes must bear the name and return address of the CSSA member voting and must be received by January 8, 2015.  All members are encouraged to participate in the selection of CSSA officers by casting their ballot in this election, regardless of whether they are able to attend the Annual Meeting.

Click here for the official CSSA ballot.
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Friday 28 August 2015

 FOREST SERVICE SHOOTING CLOSURE PLANS—ATTEND THESE OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS!


The Forest Service is currently holding open house meetings to discuss its latest plans to drastically curtail shooting opportunities in our National Forests.  This is in response to a large push by anti-gun activists to get shooting banned on public lands in the wake of a few recent sensationalized new reports.  It is imperative that shooters attend these meetings so our voice can be heard alongside gun-control advocates. 

There are many other ways to deal with careless, unsafe shooting practices in the National Forest rather than blanket, summary shooting bans.  Recreational shooting has the LOWEST incidence of injury/death than practically any other activity conducted in the National Forests, including camping, boating, hiking, horseback riding, bicycling and 4-wheeling. 

For more info, CLICK HERE

Here is the schedule of open houses:

Monday, August 31 from 5pm to 7pm
Nederland Community Center
750 Highway 72, North Nederland, CO   80466
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Tuesday, September 1 from 5pm to 7pm
Clear Creek Middle School (Clear Creek School District Administration Building)
320 Highway 103, Idaho Springs, CO  80452
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Wednesday, September 2 from 5pm to 7pm
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Avenue, Building E, Fort Collins, CO  80526

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Tuesday 14 July 2015

 FOREST SERVICE POSTS MAPS OF POTENTIAL DESIGNATED BOULDER SHOOTING AREAS


Identifying possible designated shooting areas is a key element of the strategy of the Northern Front Range Recreational Sports Shooting Management Partnership (Partnership). After reviewing multiple possible sites across Boulder County, there are five potential locations that meet preliminary criteria (CLICK) for safe, sustainable designated shooting areas.

These areas are mapped below (click on each entry) and include:

·         Ruby Gulch

·         West Magnolia

·         Allenspark Dump (analysis and public involvement has been completed and is pending a decision)

·         Bunce School Road

·         Beaver Reservoir Road

Residents can also view a map (CLICK) which shows all of the sites as in relation to one another as an overview.

There are three open house meetings scheduled for residents to discuss these possible locations with county staff members. The meetings will be open house-style with multiple stations set up for interested citizens to obtain information and provide comments. There will be no scheduled presentation, residents are welcome to come and go as they please.

A table with information about the preliminary criteria that was used to select the areas will be set up for attendees to view. There will also be a station which displays the maps of possible designated shooting areas currently under consideration.

In addition, the Boulder County Land Use Department will have a station to explain the process for amending the Land Use Code to include considerations of the appropriate size of a site, setbacks from neighboring properties, and health and safety protections.

All open house dates and locations are listed below:

What: Nederland Open House
When: Monday, July 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Nederland Community Center, 750 Highway 72 North, Nederland

What: Boulder Open House
When: Tuesday, July 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 1750 33rd St. Boulder

What: Allenspark Open House
When: Thursday, Aug 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Peaceful Valley Resort, 475 Peaceful Valley Road
(between Allenspark and Ward)

Comments and questions can also be sent to Garry Sanfacon at info@sportshootingpartners.org or at 720-564-2642.

For additional details, CLICK HERE!
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Monday 13 July 2015

 FOREST SERVICE PROPOSAL FOR RECREATION SHOOTING NEEDS YOUR COMMENTS!


Please follow the below link for important information on the USFS’s proposal for recreation shooting in the National Forests!  Recreational shooting in our National Forests continues to be besieged by opponents both within and without the Forest Service. 

Your attention, involvement and INPUT are vital in preserving and improving shooting opportunities in OUR National Forests!

CLICK HERE!!
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Saturday 27 June 2015

 YOUR GUNS ARE YOUR BUSINESS AND NOT YOUR DOCTOR’S!


From our good friends at the Kansas State Rifle Association:

DOCTORS ASKING PATIENTS ABOUT GUNS

Per the NRA, federal law does not require that a question about gun ownership be included in every medical history. In fact, Dr. Timothy Wheeler, head of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) says physicians promoting an anti-gun agenda are violating medical ethics by committing a "boundary violation" by asking such a question.

When Obamacare was moving through Congress, the NRA acted to ensure that the program could not be used as a formal legal basis for mandating inquiries and record-keeping about gun ownership. Section 2716(c) of the Affordable Care Act is titled "Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights."

Subsection (c)(1) states that "A wellness and health promotion activity" implemented under Obamacare "may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to" lawful possession or storage of firearms or ammunition in a person's residence.

The next subsection, (c)(2), states that nothing in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, the formal name for Obamacare) authorizes the collection of information about the lawful possession or storage of firearms or ammunition.

Finally, (c)(3) says that nothing in the PPACA "shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition."

This is certainly a good start, as it prevents Obamacare from being used to mandate gun data collection. But according to the Obama administration, it doesn't prevent physicians from asking the gun question-and recording the answer.

On Jan. 16, 2013, President Barack Obama issued a host of executive actions about gun control. Eight days later, the U.S. Department of Labor issued an FAQ about Obamacare implementation Question five was, "Does PHS Act section 2717(c) restrict communications between health care professionals and their patients concerning firearms or ammunition?"

The Obama administration's answer: "No. ... The statute prohibits an organization operating a wellness or health promotion program from requiring the disclosure of information relating to certain information concerning firearms. However, nothing in this section prohibits or otherwise limits communication between health care professionals and their patients, including communications about firearms. Health care providers can play an important role in promoting gun safety."

NRA informational article on this subject

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Monday 22 June 2015

 HELP SUPPORT NEW SHOOTING RANGE IN JEFFCO

Authorities in Jefferson County and the City of Arvada have proposed building a shooting range in western Arvada. Because the proposed site is just 1.45 miles from a housing development, there will need to be noise abatement features considered in the design of the range.  Nonetheless, some neighbors oppose the construction of the range citing noise concerns even though adequate noise abatement will be incorporated in the design.

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Next Tuesday, June 23rd, please attend this public meeting and show your support for the proposed shooting range in the City of Arvada.

Where:

Cafeteria of Ralston Valley High School (Enter into the School’s front door and turn left)
13355 W. 80th Avenue
6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.  (anytime during this time frame)

Further details about the proposed shooting range and contact information for any questions you may have can be found here.

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Wednesday 20 May 2015

 NEW OBAMA AMMO RESTRICTIONS SURFACE IN CONGRESS


Barack Obama's anti-gun allies in Congress are moving right now to effectively OUTLAW your freedom to purchase ammunition online. The "Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015" was just introduced last week and it already has 30 cosponsors. This crippling new law would:

  • FORCE you to submit a photo ID in-person every time you purchase any ammunition;

  • REPORT you to Obama's anti-gun U.S. Attorney General if you purchase more than 1,000 rounds within a five day period;

  • REGISTER ammunition buyers like you in a database maintained by Obama's bureaucrats at the Department of Justice.

According to the bill's chief sponsor, this new law would give the Obama administration the power to "monitor" law-abiding gun owners and "flag them for law enforcement."
    Call the Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask to speak with your U.S. Representative. Tell him or her that you are flat-out OPPOSED to this sweeping attack on your online ammo purchases - and that you expect him or her to fight back and kill this bill.

    Anti-gun forces in Washington know that access to ammunition is just as critical to private gun ownership and the firearms themselves.  We’ve already seen efforts by this administration to cripple ammunition supplies and availability.  Let everyone who represents you in Washington know that this outrageous attack on your Second Amendment rights will not be tolerated!

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