Archive for the ‘Shooting Sports’ Category

Natalie Foster and Julie Golub revisit three of the women from their Love at First Shot series for an update on their journeys since appearing on the show.

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NRA Commentator Natalie Foster talks about what she tells her friends who are not necessarily gun friendly, when they ask her why she carries concealed.

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In her latest video for NRANews, Creator of “Girls Guide to Guns” Natalie Foster talks about how to get over a fear of guns.

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This promises to be a fun event.  There will be an afternoon of shooting followed by a great dinner (last year they had a great steak dinner grilled right on the premises) and the annual meeting of members.  VSSA also has their annual raffle going with the first prize being the new Para G-I Expert Stainless.  You can get more information, including downloading raffle tickets here.

What: VSSA Annual Meeting

When: September 25, 2010 – 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM

Where: Fredericksburg Rod and Gun Club

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Gun owners interested in joining VSSA can now join online. This is something that has been requested for several years and is now a reality. Just go to http://www.myvssa.org.

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In July, the Sussex County Planning Commission unanimously passed a proposal to require “pistol and sporting clays ranges” in A-1 zoning areas to apply for and receive a conditional use permit before opening for operation.  A public hearing of the Sussex County Board of Supervisors (BOS) was held on August 20, 2009 and the BOS unanimously sent the proposal back to the planning commission to “clearly define the terms ‘sporting clays fields and pistol ranges in Sussex County.” 

The Planning Commission has now resubmitted the proposal to the Sussex BOS and a public hearing will be held at 7:00PM Thursday November 19.  Your attendance is needed to defeat this proposal.  It should be noted that the planning commission is the originator of this proposal, not the BOS. 

This is becoming an all to familiar story. While existing ranges Airfield Shooting Club and Sussex Shooting Sports may be grandfathered in by the proposal, approval of the recommendation may mean that future additions to existing clubs and ranges may require them to apply for a permit. This will impact numerous groups that need shooting facilities in the county like Boy Scouts, 4H, NRA Events (i.e. Women on Target Clinics etc), to name a few. 

If you are a gun owner living in Sussex County or shoot competitively at a club currently located in Sussex County, it is important that you attend this public hearing and oppose the proposal. 

The Virginia Shooting Sports Association (VSSA) is in the process of obtaining a copy of the current proposal that will be considered.  When the planning commission  forwards a copy as promised, it will be posted on the VSSA blog. 

What: Public Hearing on Shooting Ranges in Sussex County
Where: Sussex County General District Courtroom, 15080 Courthouse Road, Sussex, VA 23884
When: 7:00 PM

Be sure to attend this meeting.

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Contactmusic.com reported on December 22nd that rocker Eric Clapton is a fan of shooting.  Clapton said “I’m not really that gregarious. And shooting with groups of people up and down the country has taught me a lot about how to get on with my fellow human beings.”

He also said he recently sold 13 pieces of his firearm collection at an auction in Britain.  According to a spokesman for Holt’s auctioneers in Norfolk, England, “He sold because he has developed a preference for a particular type of gun.”

I have always liked Clapton’s music.  This just makes me an even bigger fan.

Hat tip to the TSRA Weekly Sportsman.

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