Tuesday 14 July 2015
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 email@example.com or at 720-564-2642.
For additional details, CLICK HERE!
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Monday 13 July 2015
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!
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Saturday 27 June 2015
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
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.
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
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:
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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Friday 08 May 2015
USFS ONCE AGAIN CONSIDERING RECREATIONAL SHOOTING RESTRICTIONS IN ROOSEVELT/ARAPAHOE NATIONAL FORESTS
The US Forest Service (USFS) issued a press release, reprinted below, announcing that it is considering amending the existing management plan for the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in order to address recreational shooting. The Forests are located in north central Colorado and encompass 1.5 million acres. They extend north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area.
The scoping process is the first phase in the development of a federal land management plan or an amendment to an existing plan. During the scoping process the public is invited to comment on the scope of the project as identified in the press release. The NRA is encouraging all shooters and hunters (who shoot on these National Forests) to send comments to USFS by the due date of June 3rd. The most helpful comments will be from those who can speak specifically about areas that should be kept open for continued dispersed recreational shooting and areas that would be suitable as designated shooting areas. Designated shooting areas may be improved with berms, target holders and benches.
Public Scoping Begins on Management Direction for Recreational Sport Shooting
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests announced the public scoping process on a proposal to include Forest Plan management direction for recreational sport shooting activities on National Forest System lands in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.
Currently, the 1997 Forest Plan does not provide any specific direction on how recreational sport shooting should be managed. Due to increasing residential development, housing density, public use, increased public participation in recreational sport shooting and associated health and safety issues; the U.S. Forest Service is considering amending the Forest Plan to include direction for managing recreational sport shooting. Management direction may include:
The U.S. Forest Service is requesting comments on this proposal. Public comments will help shape the Forest Service’s proposal and identify issues and concerns during environmental review. While comments are welcome at any time, they will be most helpful if received by June 3, 2015.
Comments can be submitted in writing or electronically at:
Information about this project and how to comment can be found at:
For more information about recreational sport shooting visit:
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Monday 27 April 2015
Many shooters/hunters may have read recently about serious restrictions on the traveling abroad with firearms imposed by U.S. Customs. Last week, the NRA claimed victory for beating back an Obama administration policy that would have essentially stopped American hunters and sport shooters from traveling internationally with their personal firearms and ammunition.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Thursday that it is returning to its previous system of facilitating the international transport of personal firearms and ammunition, after meeting with representatives from the NRA, firearms industry and sportsmen’s groups, and key members of Congress.
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Friday 17 April 2015
Throughout the month of May, the National Rifle Association is encouraging all NRA members to take beginning shooters to the range. Along with encouraging budding shooters to enroll with local NRA Certified Instructors for expert training, mentors can provide actual places to shoot that are safe and welcoming, help new shooters understand firearms safety, handling and range protocol, and help them locate nearby ranges.
Mentors can enter the Mentor Sweepstakes for the chance at valuable gift cards from Bass Pro Shops and the NRAstore. Everyone is urged to enter the Mentor Sweepstakes today!
For more information on the Mentor Sweepstakes, including how to view official rules and how to enter go to www.nrapublications.org/mentor
The April 2015 issues of American Rifleman, American Hunter, and America's 1st Freedom contained an attached Guide for New Shooters that provides useful info about range rules, gun safety, shooting tips, gun cleaning and storage. A free digital copy of this valuable resource can be found along with range and NRA training class locators at www.nrapublications.org/mentor
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Wednesday 15 April 2015
As expected, anti-gun Democrat representatives killed several pro-gun, pro-defense bills in the House State, Veteran and Military Affairs Committee, AKA the “Kill Committee”. Rather than give these bills, some of which passed with bi-partisan support in the State Senate, a fair up/down vote on the House floor, anti-gun Dem House leadership made sure these bills would meet certain death in a committee stacked with like-minded anti-gun Dems. Each of the following bills was defeated on a strict party-line vote:
Senate Bill 86
Would repeal universal background checks on all private firearms transfers.
House Bill 1138
Would exempt concealed handgun permit holders from having to undergo background checks when purchasing guns from gun shows or licensed gun dealers, saving the state thousands of dollars each year.
House Bill 1168
Would remove a prohibition against carrying concealed handguns on property if the carrier has a valid concealed carry permit.
Senate Bill 32
Would allow concealed carry without a permit by persons over age 21 who are legally permitted to own firearms.
House Bill 1152
Mirrored Senate Bill 32.
Senate Bill 175
Would repeal the prohibition on magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.
Once again, it is important to note that, while not all Democrat legislators are aggressively anti-gun, their leadership IS, and it was this leadership that made sure these common-sense laws failed to get a fair up/down vote before more fair-minded colleagues. It’s often said there is no difference between the political parties. When it comes to firearms rights, nothing could be further from the truth. One need only look at the speakers at this week’s NRA Leadership Forum…how many Democrat leaders appeared to speak in defense of the Second Amendment and firearms rights? ‘Nuf said.
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Thursday 12 March 2015
The National Rifle Association (NRA) was instrumental in stalling the Obama Administration’s initial attempt to ban commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15. The announcement that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will suspend its proposed framework to ban M855 ammunition validates the NRA’s assertion that this effort was nothing more than a political maneuver to bypass Congress and impose gun control on the American people.
"Today’s announcement proves what we have said all along – this was 100% political. President Obama failed to pass gun control through Congress, so he tried to impose his political agenda through executive fiat. But every gun owner in America needs to understand Barack Obama’s hatred of the Second Amendment has not changed," said Wayne La Pierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association.
Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA-ILA criticized the dishonest campaign to ban this common ammunition: “The lies used to justify the ban were shameful. This proposal was never about law enforcement safety – it was about the Obama Administration’s desire to pander to billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his gun control groups. Since they haven’t been able to ban America’s most popular rifle, they are trying to ban the ammunition instead.”
Since the BATFE announced its plan to ban commonly used ammunition less than a month ago, the NRA rallied its five million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country in strong opposition. In addition, the NRA worked with congressional leaders in both the U.S. House and Senate to oppose this misguided proposal.
“The NRA would like to thank House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson for leading the fight against this unconstitutional attack on our Second Amendment freedoms,” continued Cox. “This was a significant victory for our five million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country.
“Make no mistake, this fight is not over. We will remain vigilant and continue to fight against President Obama’s attempt to dismantle the Second Amendment,” concluded LaPierre.
To view the congressional letters to BATFE, along with the Member signatures, click here and here.
To view recent op-ed in the Daily Caller by Chris Cox on the proposed ammunition ban, click here.
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