Oh, good! The latest USSC newsletter has a correction giving Thomas the credit for establishing this site...
Thank you, USSC!
And thank you, Thomas!!
Thank you, USSC!
And thank you, Thomas!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Utah Shooting Sports Council" <[email protected]>
To: <jefflore[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, 30 July 2004 13:17
Subject: Information Alert
Information Alert for Utah Shooting Sports Council Members and Supporters July 30, 2004
For latest information always check the USSC website http://UtahShootingSports.com
--- Gun show this weekend
--- Join USSC
--- Ladies trap shooting event Aug 7th is full
--- Voter Registration
--- Letters to editor
--- 26 States now honor Utah CCW Permits, 3 more pending
--- Utah War- Cowboy shooting championships Aug 12-14
--- Warning to Air travelers
--- Highway frontage locations needed
--- NUDPA Match August 7
--- PBS report on Guns and churches in Utah
--- UtahConcealedCarry.com new chat website (correction)
--- USSC website
GUN SHOW IN SANDY THIS WEEKEND-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Crossroads of the West Gun Show is this weekend, July 31- August 1st at the South Towne Expo center (about 9400 South State Street). Print out a $1.00 off coupon for the show, from http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com/guncoupn.htm
USSC volunteers will be working to get every gun owner registered to vote and signed up for the USSC email alerts. We will also have copies of our new "Be Safe" story for youngsters (grades K-3).
We still have open slots on Sunday afternoon (11:30 to 4:00) if you can spare a few hours to help defend gun rights. Send an email to [email protected] if you would like to sign up for a slot, or just show up.
If you find the USSC alerts useful, or you just want to help defend your gun rights, take a few minutes to join USSC. The cost is only $20 per year for individuals with other categories also available for families, etc. Sign up at the USSC table at the gun show. All funds are used to support gun rights, and promoting safe and legal ownership and used of guns. Everyone in USSC is a unpaid volunteer, except our professional lobbyist. In the last two years we have placed less emphasis on printed Newsletters and switched more to email alerts to share more information as fast as possible.
LADIES ONLY TRAPSHOOTING CLINIC AUGUST 7TH IS FULL
More than 50 ladies of all ages have already signed up for this great event. However, there will probably be another one scheduled in the future, so your wife, daughter, girlfriend or mom will have another chance if they missed this one.
Congratulations and a big thank you to Wendy Mair who has been doing most of the work on the event. Contact Wendy Mair 435-671-2365 or [email protected] for more info or to volunteer to help her with future sessions.
Utah Residents 18 or older (as of election day) should all be registered to vote if we want to keep our gun rights. Turnout this year will probably be very heavy, due to the devious efforts of numerous "527" groups organized to skirt campaign finance reforms, but to get Kerry supporters registered and herded off to the polls. In some states they have even been paying convicted felons to register voters! Although Kerry and Edwards are not talking about guns now they both have an undeniable history of voting against gun rights on every occasion. It is important that gun owners get to the polls and vote in favor of gun rights, not just at the Presidential level, but also for Utah's next governor, and for Congressmen. Your vote can make the difference in all these races. But, you cannot vote unless you are registered. Stop by the USSC table and pick up a voter registration form for anyone in your family who needs it (assuming they will vote for pro-gun candidates). You ca!
n also go to the state site and open a .pdf file and print out a form and mail it in. http://www.elections.utah.gov/Registration.PDF
Don't forget that you are free to vote for candidates of any party in November, but if you want to vote in future Republican Party primaries you should check the "Republican" party block. For more information on voter registration go to http://www.governor.state.ut.us/lt_gove ... ration.htm
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
It is time to recognize and thank great pro-gun rights supporters and activists who have had letters to the editor published. Given the obvious media bias against guns, this is about the only way pro-gun information reaches the public. Keep up the good work, and don't be afraid to send your letter to the editors of every newspaper in the state. We have links to all of them on the USSC website http://UtahShootingSports.com so you don't even have to spend money on stamps. Keep them brief (150 words or less is best) and include your full name, address, and daytime phone number so the paper can call to confirm that you are really the person who sent the letter.
Congratulations and a big thanks to Dwain Bracken of Nephi; Jesse Black of Sandy; Donald Myrup of American Fork; and John Wangsgaard from Logan.
26 STATES NOW HONOR UTAH CCW PERMITS- 3 MORE PENDING
Too big a list to print here, but we will get it up on the USSC website shortly. Final details are being worked out with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Clark Aposhian has been working hard on this with both the Utah folks as BCI and also the various states.
UTAH WAR- COWBOY SHOOTING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AUGUST 12-14
The fastest growing shooting sport today is "cowboy action shooting" and it is a great family sport. This year's state championship matches will be held near Wanship (near the I-80/I-84 split by the reservoir). For more info by email contact Marsahll Sackett [email protected] or visit their website at http://utahwar.com for entry forms, etc. They also have a bunch of neat photos, and a full list of SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) clubs in Utah so you can find a local club to share your fun.
WARNING TO AIR TRAVELERS
If you are taking a gun (especially a self defense weapon owned by a CCW permit holder) somewhere on a plane, be prepared to extra hassles and possible arrest. Reportedly airports in New York City are rewarding baggage screeners for turning in travelers who have guns in their checked luggage, properly identified and in full compliance with FAA and airline regulation. But, since the traveler does not have a New York City firearms license, they will arrest the traveler, confiscate the gun, and file charges. This is the case even if a traveler is not going to stay in NYC, but merely passing to/from locations where possession is legal. While the McClure-Volkmer Firearms Owners Protection Act protects against such harassment when traveling by automobile, it apparently does not protect air travelers.
HIGHWAY FRONTAGE LOCATIONS NEEDED
Help USSC find privately owned highway frontage (approx 800 feet or more) along Interstates 15, 70, 80, 84 or 215 or US 6, 89 or 40 so we can put up pro-gun "Burma Shave" type signs. This is a simple, powerful way to educate and motivate pro-gun people. No cost to land owner. Signs are about 18" x 96". If you or a friend own land like this, please contact [email protected] We will also need some people with basic mechanical skills to assemble and install the signs.
NUDPA Match August 7
The Northern Utah Defensive Pistol Association invites you to their next Hendricksen Range match on Saturday, August 7, 2004. New Shooter Orientation starts at 8:00am. Match starts at 9:00am. Check their website http://www.nudpa.org for more info.
PBS REPORT ON GUNS & CHURCHES IN UTAH
Clearly edited to push their anti-gun agenda, this will air soon. You can read the transcript now at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethi ... ature.html
and you won't need to waste time watching. Well done to Sen. Mike Waddoups, Clark Aposhian and "Super Dell" Schanze for their agreeing to interviews, knowing that they were likely to be vilified. The usual media tricks are taking quotes out of context and selective editing, such as showing someone posing a question and then showing an answer to a different question.
UTAHCONCEALEDCARRY.COM SITE CORRECTION
We gave credit for this great new site to the wrong person in the last alert, and they graciously pointed out that the guy who did it is really Thomas Knight. Thank You THOMAS KNIGHT!
Now, everyone check out the site at http://www.utahconcealedcarry.com/forum
http://UtahShootingSports.com includes frequent updates of gun related news stories from Utah and around the nation. There are daily updates on gun related bills during the Legislative Session. You can sign up for our Alerts, or remove your name, or change your email address (add the new one and delete the old one).
Thanks for your time!