There is an event coming
up known as "Shot Heard Round the World" (SHRW), which actually came
from the Arizona Fish & Game Department.
SHRW now has a life of its own and is headed up by Mr. Scott Levin. The purpose of SHRW is to commemorate the event
that took place April 19, 1775, at Concord, Massachusetts. This idea goes beyond just commemorating the
date. The idea is to stir patriotic
Americans into participating at a gun club or shooting range, and would be an educational
event that would give people a lesson in gun safety and history. While many of the 2017 events are already
planned, my suggestion is that the unscheduled events be moved to the third
Saturday in April, to increase participation. Occasionally, the third Saturday falls on
April 19th. I can see this being the
largest peaceful demonstration in the history of the United States. Imagine what kind of a brain cramp it will
cause the anti-gunners when they realize that millions of American are shooting
firearms in the biggest peaceful demonstration ever held.
Let me know what you think
about "Shot Heard Round the World" day. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that Donald Trump is President,
we have a chance of getting rid of the executive actions that plague law
abiding gun owners. The first thing I
hope to see is a message to the United Nations (UN) telling them we want no
part of the UN Arms Trade Treaty. The
next thing would be a restoration of rights to those Social Security recipients
who use a guardian to oversee their financial affairs. Thirdly, I would like to see executive
actions that require doctors and their staffs that inquire about your firearms,
stopped. This information is then
entered into a national health data base, which is a type of gun owner
registration. Finally, it would be great
if President Trump would lift the restrictions on bringing M1 and M1 carbines
back into the United States from countries we loaned them to. There are many collectors who would love to
own one of those pieces of history. There
are a few other ideas I have which I will write about into the future.
Speaking of M1 rifles, Joe
Smaciarz did a fabulous job teaching the M1 Care and Maintenance class at the
ISRA Range last Saturday. Every once in
a while, we get the pleasure of being in the company of a walking encyclopedia,
like Joe. I am pleased to announce that
Joe will teach one more class on the M1 rifle on Sunday, March 19th. Be sure to check the ISRA Range calendar for
information on this class.
On Sunday, I shot my first
black powder league match - what fun! I
assure all of you that the reputations of Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and Annie
Oakley are all safe for the foreseeable future.
The next Black Powder League will be March 5th.
The 100th General Assembly
has begun and we are seeing all sorts of firearm legislation, both good and bad,
being introduced. I don't expect much
movement until after the Governor's Budget Address on March 15th. We will be there, so stand by for alerts.
The constant topic in
Illinois is the murder rate in Chicago. The
question I always get is, “What is the problem in Chicago?” There is always legislation which is
purported to solve the problem, but in reality, it only effects lawful gun
owners. But, that doesn’t matter because
the anti-gunners will push their legislation anyway.
Here is an example of the
problem: A former Chicago police officer related this story to me. He arrested a juvenile gang member who was
carrying a gun. This is a violation of a
bunch of laws. When the officer went to
court to testify against the juvenile, the judge released the kid with no fine,
no probation, no nothing. That policeman
did his job and all he got for it was to have the rug pulled out from under
him. That kid, and many more like him,
are out there waiting for you, or someone you know or love. For those that can’t figure out the problem,
this particular incident might provide a clue.
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