Tim’s Tidbits

Once again our old world kept on a turning and the stars, sun and moon stayed in their places so here we go again.  Each month in these pages, I try very hard to find and pass on information about your rights, legislation, and the wacky things that go on around us.  Some months I find a lot to pass on and some months not so much.  But there is always something going on that is worthy of note.  So let get going.

Let’s start with this.  It is not good news.  Let’s hope it gets overturned.  It is simply wrong on so many levels.

US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

Published February 21, 2017

Maryland’s ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.

In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., said the guns banned under Maryland’s law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment.

“Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war,” Judge Robert King wrote for the court, adding that the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage.


The following new members recently joined or rejoined the club: James Schmidt, Steve Buck, David Vaupel, Michael Harris, David Klosterman, Jennifer Watson, Robert Granatir, Albert Eggart Jr., Ronald Hoke, Gene Harrington Jr., James Lathrom, Lloyd Deloe, Andrew Garcia, David Griffith, and Troy Clark.

22 Rimfire Rifle Silhouette

A few shooters braved the weather and turned out for the monthly .22 Rimfire Rifle Silhouette shoot on February 18. The newly installed wood stove in the lower range ‘dining hall’ served us well.

Targets for the .22 rimfire rifle silhouette match consist of metal chickens set at 25 yards, pigs set at 50 yards, turkeys set at 75 yards and rams set at 100 yards. These distances are approximate. The targets are both 1/5 and 3/8 scale duplicates of their full-size high power rifle target counterparts. All shooting is done off-hand and each shooter fires one round at each of the ten animals. The bottom row of animals first and then the top row. The shooter then moves to their next shooting position and shoots ten more until they have fired ten rounds at each of the four shooting positions for a total of forty rounds fired. The course of fire is then repeated after a break, for a total of eighty rounds.

Results for this match were:

1st Place Greg Plass

2nd Place Dean Backer

3rd Place Neil Dozler

In an attempt to make the match a little less changeling, because the targets are very small; I mixed rifle and pistol targets. The pistol targets are larger and hopefully easier to hit. From the comments I received, I believe this mix of targets was well received and we will do the same this month.

I appreciate all those who attended and I hope to see you at the next match on March 18, at 9:00 am We can always use help setting up and taking down the targets; so if you show up early and or stay late it will make the day go faster. Thanks to everyone who participated and a big welcome to anyone that wishes to try silhouette shooting for the first time. I think this is a sport that is both economical and fun, due to the low price of .22 ammo and the fact that you only have to shoot 80 rounds. Any .22 rifle will work, and the aid of good optics is always a plus. If you have questions about equipment or ammo please ask one of the veterans, we are always eager to help. Silhouette shooting is probably the best practice you can get for hunting, and it’s fun to hear the ‘clank’ of a critter before to falls over.

Greg Plass, Match Director

32nd Annual CAJRC 2017 Brownell’s NRA Day Junior Rifle Competition Camp Announcement

May 27-29, 2017, (Memorial Day Weekend) Salem, Oregon

Please join us for the 32nd Annual NRA Oregon Shooting Sports Camp held at the Four Corners Rod and Gun Club and sponsored by the Colonel Allison Junior Rifle Club. Two days of training and practice will be followed by an NRA sanctioned match on Monday the 29th, allowing the shooters to utilize their new skills.

Special thanks to the NRA Foundation for their continuing support in keeping this camp affordable for the participants. Please support a Friends of the NRA banquet/fundraiser near you.

Please spread the word, as this will help make it a terrific camp! Precision Air Rifle (Advanced and Intermediate line, if there is enough interest), and Small Bore shooters will all benefit from our great coaches and classes. This is also a great time for beginning shooters to learn shooting sports. Limited club equipment is available for those without their own equipment. Please indicate on your application what equipment you will need to borrow.

We encourage you to attend this rewarding and fun event in Salem this Memorial Day Weekend!

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