Monday 30 September 2013

 CMP UNVEILS NEW CUSTOM SHOP FOR USGI FIREARMS IN ANNISTON


ANNISTON, AL - Over the years, many Civilian Marksmanship Program firearms purchasers have asked if the CMP would consider offering reliable, reasonably-priced and prompt maintenance, repair and upgrade of USGI-issue rifles. The CMP has responded and the answer is "YES" we will.

Effective October 1, 2013, the CMP Custom Shop will open for business, providing a wide variety of repair, upgrade and custom services for a wide range of U.S. Military rifles, specifically those issued in early eras.

The CMP Custom Shop will be able to perform virtually any normal upgrading, accurizing, customizing and refinishing (not to mention regular repairs and troubleshooting) to the types of rifles that we are currently selling or have sold in the recent past.

CMP will specialize in working on the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903 and 1903A3 Springfield, the 1917 Enfield and the Krag. Other rifles like the Remington 40X, Mossberg 44 and H&R Model 12 can also be serviced if needed. CMP will NOT be working on shotguns, pistols, revolvers, M14/M1A, AR15 style rifles or other commercially-produced modern rifles.

The CMP Custom Shop can work on rifles that may have been purchased elsewhere as long as they were made by a USGI contractor. Some examples include: Springfield Armory (not Springfield Inc.), Harrington & Richardson, Winchester, International Harvester, Remington, Rock Island, Eddystone, Inland, Underwood, Rock-Ola, Quality Hardware, National Postal meter, Standard Products, IBM, Irwin-Pederson and Saginaw.

There are many NON-USGI copies of the M1 Garand, 1903 Springfield and especially the M1 Carbine that CMP will be unable to work on.

Those wishing to use the CMP Custom Shop must be a customer on file in the CMP system in order for the CMP to receive and work on their rifles. Customers must meet the same eligibility requirements as for rifle purchases from the CMP.

To begin the process of returning a rifle to the CMP Custom Shop, customers must complete the "CMP Custom Shop Request Form" and print a copy. Customers must then contact the CMP Custom Shop Clerk to provide details of their shipment and request form. Once the clerk has recorded the request, you will be provided with a Return Authorization #. The Return Authorization # must be located on the top of the CMP Custom Shop Request Form and on the outside of the shipping box so CMP can verify the shipment when it arrives.

After filling out the form completely, make sure a copy is placed in the box/case with the rifle so CMP will know who it's from and what modifications are requested. Customers must also fill out a CMP Order Form and include the completed forms in their shipment.

Customers are responsible for shipping expenses when sending items to CMP. Standard CMP shipping charges apply for the shipping of the rifle or other items back to the customer. The current rifle shipping rate is $24.95. The shipping charge for barrels, receivers or parts is $9.95. If you would like to request a shipping label to send your items to the CMP, please make your request when talking to the CMP Custom Shop Clerk and you will be charged $29.95 for the shipping label.

The CMP Custom Shop shipping address is not the same as the regular CMP shipping address. Correspondence and items for the CMP Custom Shop must be shipped to:

CMP Custom Shop
1803 Coleman Rd
Anniston, AL 36207

If a customer wishes to purchase a rifle from the CMP and have the CMP Custom Shop make modifications to it prior to shipping, that can be done by adding the desired work and part NLU numbers to the order form page 3A along with the rifle desired.

Customers should expect the CMP Custom Shop to continue the CMP traditions we are known for: customer service, quality and reasonable turnaround for most work.

For a list of services, their item numbers and prices for that work, visit the CMP Custom Shop web page at http://www.thecmp.org/sales/customshop.htm

If you want more information about CMP Custom Shop, please contact the Custom Shop at customshop@thecmp.org or call (256) 835-8455, ext. 1113.

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

 NSSF Issues Statement on Successful Recalls of Colorado State Senate President Morse & Sen. Giron


NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation today issued the following statement after the successful recall elections on Tuesday of State Senate President John Morse and State Sen. Angela Giron:

When legislators fail to represent the beliefs of their constituents, it is up to the voters to fire them. And this is exactly what happened Tuesday in the Colorado Springs district of John Morse and the Pueblo district of Angela Giron. Sens. Morse and Giron chose to forget about their constituents. Instead, Sen. Morse led the hasty effort that led to the passage of a series of highly restricted gun control laws that will do nothing to improve public safety but that did reflect the wishes of national anti-gun organizations, including the one led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Sen. Giron was a key vote in this ill-considered effort.

On behalf of our members, we congratulate the grassroots effort of the Coloradans who stood up for their Second Amendment rights against a well-financed effort that poured a massive amount of money into the effort to save these seats. Congratulations, too, to Bernie Herpin and George Rivera, who now join the Colorado State Senate and whom we are certain will work diligently to represent the will of their constituents, not forgetting all those who worked so hard to put them in office.


webmasteronWednesday 11 September 2013 - 12:16:41

 COLORADO GUN OWNERS RE-ASSERT THEIR SOVEREIGNTY, OUST MORSE AND GIRON


Congratulations to the thousands of First Freedom advocates who initiated, organized, stumped and contributed to the first-ever recall of members of the General Assembly!  The dedication and commitment of those who participated in this historic campaign to fire two sitting state senators, one the President of the Colorado Senate, will serve as an inspiration to millions of freedom-lovers across the nation, and as a stern warning to other lawmakers who would seek to systematically dismantle the Second Amendment.  Legislators, like all elected officials, are public SERVANTS, and yesterday’s recalls were a bellwether for the People re-asserting their sovereign authority under our constitutions.

Again, to those who gave much in the defense of freedom during these recall efforts:  THANKS, and WELL-DONE!


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Wednesday 04 September 2013

 OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS


The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for Colorado State Shooting Association will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Gander Mountain Sporting Goods, 14000 E. Jewell Ave., Aurora, Colorado, commencing at 7 PM.                                 

Members in good standing as of October 5, 2013 not in attendance at the annual meeting may still vote by marking and returning an absentee ballot available on the CSSA website (CLICK HERE FOR BALLOT) 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 5 PM October 4, 2013.

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 BALLOT



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Tuesday 27 August 2013

 Help Recall Senators Morse and Giron! Attend FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshops In Colorado!


To ensure we defeat anti-Second Amendment State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron in their recall elections on September 10th, we need your help! Learn how you can get actively involved in our efforts to recall Senators Morse and Giron at a free NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop.

At these meetings, NRA-ILA staff and guest speakers will lay out plans to recall John Morse and Angela Giron from the State Senate, and discuss how you can become even more involved with those efforts. You will also get to meet your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative Dennis Rhodes, who is working in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas to recall John Morse and Angela Giron.

These meetings are absolutely free and dinner will be provided. Please make plans to attend and encourage your fellow NRA members to attend as well.

Here are the details:

Tuesday September 3rd, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pueblo Freedom and Rights Office
127 N. SANTA FE AVE.
PUEBLO, CO 81003
307-399-8243
https://www.facebook.com/Pueblofreedomandrights

Wednesday September 4th, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Blucore Shooting Center
7860 WEST JEWELL AVE.
LAKEWOOD, CO, 80232
303-988-5587
http://www.blucoreshootingcenter.com/

Thursday September 5th, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition at VFW Post 4051
430 E PIKES PEAK AVE.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, 80903
719-546-0004 EXT 1322
http://ppfc.org/

Click Here to RSVP!

To register for one of these free events, please click here, or call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683).

If you wish to contact your NRA-ILA Grassroots Coordinator Robert Melvin, with questions, please contact him at 703-267-1195 or rmelvin@nrahq.org

You may also contact your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative Dennis Rhodes (Colorado Springs and Pueblo) at drhodesnra@gmail.com or via phone at 720-549-0021 to volunteer and assist with our mutual efforts.
webmasteronTuesday 27 August 2013 - 12:16:41

 BLOOMBERG THROWS MORSE/GIRON ANOTHER $350,000


News outlets reported today that anti-gun crusader and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has personally donated $350,000 to the left-wing 527 group combating the effort to recall anti-gun state senators John Morse (D-Fountain) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo).  Ever since the recall effort began, the Morse/Giron camps have been claiming that the recall was being conducted and funded by “out-of-state special interests.”  As it turns out, the only out-of-state special interests involved in this recall campaign are those propping up Morse and Giron, funded mostly by 527s operated out of Chicago, New York and Washington by the DNC and Bloomberg.

It is imperative that these outside anti-gun interests are met with renewed Colorado grassroots efforts.  PLEASE ATTEND ONE OF THE NRA GRASSROOTS SEMINARS LISTED BELOW AND LEARN HOW YOU CAN PLAY A PART IN THIS HISTORIC EFFORT TO STAND UP TO GUN-CONTROL BULLIES, BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OF COLORADO!
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Thursday 22 August 2013

 WEST VIRGINIA LATEST STATE TO ENTER INTO CCW RECIPROCITY WITH COLORADO


West Virginia has become the latest state to enter into a concealed-carry reciprocity agreement with Colorado, bringing the total number of states with Colorado reciprocity agreements to 31; however no reciprocity agreement with Vermont is possible as Vermont does not require permits to carry concealed, so Colorado residents are permitted to carry concealed in that state provided all state/federal laws are observed. 

Colorado’s uniform, shall-issue concealed carry law, passed ten years ago, permits residents of other states holding valid CCW licenses/permits to carry in Colorado as long as Colorado residents are afforded the same privilege in their state. 

Colorado residents are NOT permitted to carry in Colorado using a permit from another state, regardless of the existence of any reciprocity agreement.  

A complete list of state having CCW reciprocity with Colorado may be found on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website at http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPS-CBIMain/CBON/1251622200175
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Tuesday 20 August 2013

 IMPORTANT! CALL/FAX/EMAIL YOUR ELECTED OFFICALS IN WASHINGTON AND REMIND THEM “I’M THE NRA, AND I VOTE!—NO MORE GUN CONTROL, PERIOD!”


Organizing for Action (OFA), an organization dedicated to promoting President Obama's agenda and policies (and whose website includes an Obama campaign logo and whose URL is https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/organizing-for-action) is in the midst of its "Action August"--an advocacy initiative that includes "national action days" focused on issues that will include gun control.

According to a Politico article, the thrust of OFA's initiative will be to confront legislators who oppose Obama's agenda while they're in their home districts during the congressional recess and try to get them to change their positions.  OFA's grassroots efforts will include appearances at town halls, phone banks, rallies and office visits, in an attempt to replicate the August 2009 tea party backlash Obama received and--they hope--draw local attention and coverage, and start mounting political pressure, ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

Back in April, the Senate voted on, and rejected, the Obama Administration's gun control agenda.  Despite the claims of congressional anti-gun advocates, you know that banning private transfers of firearms, common semi-automatic rifles, and standard capacity magazines will not reduce crime or make our schools safer.  They know it, too, but they have an agenda.  Exploiting tragedy didn't get them all they wanted, so they press on, trying to pass more misguided laws and to build a case to take away our rights.  NRA will continue to stand firm in opposition to these new laws, and will continue to fight for our Second Amendment rights, but we need your help!

OFA has set Wednesday, August 21 as "Gun Control" day.  NRA members need to stand-up now and let their elected officials know they will not sit by and let the Constitution be trampled, nor will they be blamed for the insidious acts of criminals and lunatics.  

Please contact your elected officials now, and respectfully urge them to protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms.  In addition to contacting your lawmakers' district offices, be sure to visit them as well on August 21 to let your voice be heard.  If you aren't able to personally visit, please be sure to call or write them.  Whatever you do, please act now!  Tell them to oppose any attacks on your Second Amendment rights.

If you do not know the number for your lawmakers' district offices, you can use the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org, or call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683.  Or you can call your U.S. Senators and Representative in their D.C. offices at (202) 224-3121 (Senate), or (202) 225-3121 (House).


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Thursday 18 July 2013

 MORSE/GIRON RECALL ELECTIONS SET FOR SEPTEMBER 10


Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt has denied the challenge of State Senate President John Morse and State Sen. Angie Giron of Pueblo to overturn the Secretary of State’s certification of the petitions to recall both state senators.  As a result, the Governor’s office has set September 10 as the date for the recall elections in State Senate District 11 and District 3.  Republicans in District 11 have already united behind former Colorado Springs City Councilman and former Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition President Bernie Herpin to challenge Morse.  Unlike Morse, Herpin has a long and distinguished pro-gun record as both an elected official and as a firearms rights advocate.

Please contact your friends and relatives in District 11 and urge them to vote for Bernie Herpin on September 10, and please consider helping Bernie in his campaign.
For info, go to www.bernieherpin.com

Since several candidates have come forth to challenge Giron in District 3, as of now CSSA is not endorsing any particular challenger in that race.



webmasteronThursday 18 July 2013 - 12:16:41

Friday 12 July 2013

 COLORADO AG AMENDS TECHNICAL GUIDANCE ON MAGAZINE LAW TO ADDRESS INJUNCTION ISSUES


On July 10 in U.S. District Court, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office agreed to issue an updated and amended letter of technical guidance pertaining to HB13-1224, which bans magazines of greater than fifteen rounds.  As the result of this new technical guidance, the Plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging both HB13-1224 and 1229 (universal background checks), which include CSSA, agreed to withdraw their motion asking for a preliminary injunction pertaining to enforcement of the provisions of HB13-1224 dealing with magazines of less than 15-round capacity that were “designed to be readily converted” and “continuous possession” of grandfathered magazines of greater than 15-rounds.  Specifically, the amended/updated guidance states:

a.      Magazines with a capacity of 15 or fewer rounds are not large capacity magazines as defined in HB 13-1224 whether or not they have removable base plates. The baseplates themselves do not enable the magazines to be expanded, and they serve functions aside from expansion—notably, they allow the magazines to be cleaned and repaired. To actually convert them to higher capacity, one must purchase additional equipment or permanently alter their operation mechanically. Unless so altered, they are not prohibited.

b.      The phrase “continuous possession” in HB 1224 shall be afforded its reasonable, every-day interpretation, which is the fact of having or holding property in one’s power or the exercise of dominion over property, that is uninterrupted in time, sequence, substance, or extent. “Continuous possession” does not require a large-capacity magazine owner to maintain literally continuous physical possession of the magazine. “Continuous possession” is only lost by a voluntary relinquishment of dominion and control.

Therefore, under the new technical guidance, in order for a magazine of less than 15-rounds to be illegal it must actually be modified to a capacity of greater than 15 rounds.  As for “continuous possession”, the new technical guidance makes it clear that the person must voluntarily relinquish not only control, but also DOMINION (i.e. exclusive legal right/title) of the magazine.  These adequately address the myriad of concerns put forth in the motion for preliminary injunction regarding both the statutory language and the original technical guidance. 

Copies of the actual technical guidance letters may be found by clicking here.

The above was the resolution of issues pertaining only to the preliminary injunction…the plaintiffs, including CSSA, will now be preparing over the next several months to actually litigate the constitutional issues in the hope of gaining permanent declaratory and injunctive relief as to both HB13-1224 and 1229.

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