Utah Shooting Sports Council Information Alert for all members and supporters. June 13, 2008 For latest information always check the USSC website http://UtahShootingSports.com
PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO EVERYONE INTERESTED IN UTAH FIREARMS ISSUES.
--- Event of interest to gun enthusiasts this weekend
--- On the Second Amendment, Donâ€™t Believe Obama!
--- Important Reminder- Act NOW to extend gun rights to National Parks!
--- USSC Website
EVENT OF INTEREST TO GUN ENTHUSIASTS THIS WEEKEND
The Fort Douglas Museum just east of the University of Utah campus is probably the best museum in Utah for gun-related displays, after the wonderful John M. Browning items at Ogden's Union Station.
This yearâ€™s Fort Douglas Day will be greatly expanded from last year. It will be a joint partnership with the Utah National Guard (23rd Army Band), the 96th Regional Readiness Command (US Army Reserve), and This Is the Place Heritage Park. This includes events that the whole family will enjoy. Make sure you stop by and see the special temporary Cavalry exhibit at the Museum, featuring many unusual and historic weapons.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS- come for as many as you like.
LOCATION NOTE: 96RRC = 96th Regional Readiness Command; FD = Fort Douglas; FDM = Fort Douglas Museum; TITP = This Is the Place Heritage Park
7:30-9:00 US Army Reserve (USAR) annual Prayer Breakfast (TITP)
8:00-7:00 Village Interpretation (TITP)
9:00-9:30 Flag Raising ceremony (TITP)
9:30-10:00 Parade of participants (TITP to 96RRC)
10:00-10:30 USAR Flag ceremony (96RRC)
10:30-11:00 Cake-cutting ceremony (US Army birthday & USAR 100th anniversary) (96RRC) 11:00-11:30 Utah Freedom Memorial bikers ride (96RRC to TITP out to Tooele) 11:00-12:00 Buffalo Soldiers (10th Cavalry re-enactors) demonstrations (FDM)
11:00-5:00 Letters to the Troops, etc. (FD Bandstand)
11:00-5:00 Restored military vehicle displays (FDM)
11:00-5:00 US Cavalry uniforms and weapons exhibit (FDM)
11:00-5:00 World War I uniforms and weapons exhibit (FDM)
11:00-5:00 Civil War encampment (FDM)
11:00-1:00 Support the Troops local musical groups (FD Bandstand)
12:00-1:00 History of the Utah National Guard lecture (TITP)
12:00-1:00 History of the US Cavalry exhibit lecture (FDM)
12:00-5:00 Cannon firing demonstrations (FDM)
12:00-5:00 Buffalo Soldiers (10th Cavalry re-enactors) demonstrations (TITP)
1:00-2:00 Support the Troops VIP speakers (FD Bandstand)
2:00-3:00 23rd Army Band concert (FD bandstand)
3:00-4:00 History of the Utah National Guard lecture (TITP)
4:00-4:40 Utah Freedom Memorial bikers return (TITP)
5:00-6:30 Southern Utah State Choir (TITP)
5:00-9:00 1940â€™s era musical group and street swing dance (FD Bandstand)
7:00-8:00 Live musical comedy show â€œUtah, Welcome Homeâ€ (TITP)
Also, please ask when you visit about the plans for the MILITARY WOMENâ€™S MEMORIAL which is going to be built on the Museum grounds.
ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT, DON'T BELIEVE OBAMA
Courtesy of the NRA here is a summary of Obama's record on gun issues. The same list, but with footnotes providing the documented source for each fact is available at http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets ... spx?ID=234
where you can print out a pretty version for distribution to your friends or club members.
The presidential primary season is finally over, and it is now time for gun owners to take a careful look at just where apparent nominee Barack Obama stands on issues related to the Second Amendment. During the primaries, Obama tried to hide behind vague statements of support for â€œsportsmenâ€ or unfounded claims of general support for the right to keep and bear arms.
But his real record, based on votes taken, political associations, and long standing positions, shows that Barack Obama is a serious threat to Second Amendment liberties. Donâ€™t listen to his campaign rhetoric! Look instead to what he has said and done during his entire political career:
FACT: Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry.
FACT: Barack Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban.
FACT: Barack Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.
FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.
FACT: Barack Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities.
FACT: Barack Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense.
FACT: Barack Obama supports gun owner licensing and gun registration.
FACT: Barack Obama refused to sign a friend-of-the-court Brief in support of individual Second Amendment rights in the Heller case.
FACT: Barack Obama opposes Right to Carry laws.
FACT: Barack Obama was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation, the leading source of funds for anti-gun organizations and â€œresearch.â€
FACT: Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in America.
FACT: Barack Obama voted not to notify gun owners when the state of Illinois did records searches on them.
FACT: Barack Obama voted against a measure to lower the Firearms Owners Identification card age minimum from 21 to 18, a measure designed to assist young people in the military.
FACT: Barack Obama favors a ban on standard capacity magazines.
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory micro-stamping.
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory waiting periods.
FACT: Barack Obama supports repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment, which prohibits information on gun traces collected by the BATFE from being used in reckless lawsuits against firearm dealers and manufacturers.
FACT: Barack Obama supports one-gun-a-month sales restrictions.
FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on inexpensive handguns.
FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on the resale of police issued firearms, even if the money is going to police departments for replacement equipment.
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory firearm training requirements for all gun owners and a ban on gun ownership for persons under the age of 21.
USSC does not endorse candidates, but is providing this as educational material.
IMPORTANT REMINDER- ACT NOW TO EXTEND GUN RIGHTS TO NATIONAL PARKS!
If you did it before, do it again. The network of leftist groups are all mobilizing their members to submit comments, so we need to ensure their opposition is matched by an even larger number of comments protecting gun rights! In the spirit of Chicago politics, comment early, and comment often!
After several years of prodding by gun rights groups (including USSC and the NRA) the U.S. Department of the Interior has finally issued a proposed rule to eliminate the prohibition on Right-to-Carry in national parks and wildlife refuges.
First there is a period for â€œpublic commentâ€. Gun owners must take action now to keep the anti-gunners from blocking these improvements.
This has a direct impact on YOU if you ever drive across any of fourteen National Parks, National Monuments or National Historic Sites located on more than 2.3 million acres of land in Utah! If the changes are approved, your concealed weapons permit will be good there, just like everywhere else in Utah, and it will no longer be a crime if you donâ€™t disassemble your guns before driving across these areas.
It is always best to write in your own words. You can use our pre-written letter at http://UtahShootingSports.com/doisuggestedcomments.htm
but here are some talking points to assist in writing your own letter:
-- Rules on carrying and transporting firearms should be consistentâ€"across the boardâ€"with the laws of the state that includes the national park or wildlife refuge
-- Law-abiding citizens should not be prohibited from protecting themselves and their families while enjoying America's national parks and wildlife refuges
-- The new rules should provide uniformity across all federal lands, eliminating the patchwork of laws that create confusion for gun owners
-- Current regulations fail to account for the significant change in state laws since 1984. 48 states now have laws that permit laws that permit carrying and 40 have strong Right-to-Carry laws.
-- Federal regulations should recognize the change in state laws and follow their lead
-- The new regulations should restore the rights of law-abiding gun owners who wish to transport and carry firearms for all lawful purposes on most DOI lands, just as they do now on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands
It is critical that ALL gun owners and sportsmen submit comments during this process.
You can submit comments online at: http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/c ... 648053d497
Or, you can mail comments to the following address:
Public Comments Processing
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222
Arlington, VA 22203
Remember, all comments must be received by June 30. They usually count the number of comments for or against a proposal, so get your spouse or kids to send separate comments as well.
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