Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

SEPTEMBER 2006 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

           MONDAY, September 11, 2006 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

          

September  2006

 

                                    Sat.       9         Cowboy Action Match

                                    Sun.      10         Back-to-School Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    11         Club Meeting

                           Sun.      24         Action Pistol Match

 

                                     October  2006

 

                                    Sun.      8         Dove Season Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    9         Club Meeting

                           Sat.       14         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sun.      22         Action Pistol Match

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www: packing.org; www:ccowboys.com

 

 

WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  Please send your e-mail address to the Secretary (ccaasmfc@cs.com), it is cheaper to send the newsletter that way, plus you will get club notices and For Sale items faster.  In addition, I have about 2 dozen e-mail addresses that are now undeliverable, if you used to get your newsletter via e-mail and do not now, please send in your new e-mail address.

 

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 8/14/06 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:03 pm, 13 members (2 probationary) present, thus there was not a quorum in attendance.  No business was conducted, members ate dinner and discussed various issues. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:51 pm. 

 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 8/14/06 Meeting.

 

New Skeet Account System:  In order to reduce the burden on club volunteers, starting this year you will no longer receive a skeet account statement via mail or email.  Instead your account will be posted in the middle skeet house (where the skeet log books are) and you can see how much you have in your account at the end of each quarter.  You still have to log in the rounds you shoot in the notebooks, but your account statement will no longer be sent to you.  You are responsible for keeping up with your skeet account and making sure it never goes into the red. 

 

New Wilmington Gun Show

A new Wilmington Gun Show will be held September 9 - 10 from 9a.m.to 5p.m. both days.  Tables are available for $25.00.  The show will be held at the New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Club.  Directions to show are: Take the Castle Hayne exit off of   I-40 go north on Holy Shelter Road one mile on right across from Coon Hunters Trail.  Admission will be $3.00.  Contact Alan Tiller at cell number 910-297-9267 home number 910-343-1978 or Fred Pickler at 910-395-2082 .Thanks,Wayne Brown

 

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH

From The Legislative Bench... the following list of pro-gun bills, provided by the NRA, should receive our support.

Please review these legislative initiatives and be sure to contact your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121, and your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121, and urge him or her to cosponsor and support these measures.  Additional contact information can be found using the "Write Your Representatives" feature at www.NRAILA.org.

 

. H.R. 5092-Improves BATFE's process for punishing the few FFLs who violate the law, and establishes guidelines for BATFE investigations.  This bill was drafted in large part to address recent BATFE abuses at Richmond, VA-area gun shows highlighted in hearings before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. 

 

. H.R. 5005 -Codifies congressional policies, rolls back restrictions, and corrects errors in federal firearm laws.   

 

. H.R. 1384 -Removes several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms transactions since 1968. 

 

. H.R. 1288/S. 1082 -Repeals the draconian D.C. gun ban and restores the right of lawful District residents to own firearms to defend themselves and their families.

 

. H.R. 4547/S. 3275 -Allows any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state if he or she meets certain criteria.  Importantly, the laws of each state governing where concealed firearms may be carried would still apply within its borders.

 

For additional information on these bills, visit www.NRAILA.org.

 

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable opening of the dove season... Saturday’s temperature was a welcome relief. When you journey to the dove field with more than one firearm in case you have a major malfunction you have the solution to your problem back at the vehicle... whew! Well, if it is up to the likes of Lisa Price, the director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV), you will have to slooooow down your firearm purchases. She intends to have legislation introduced in the next session of the General Assembly that will include gun rationing (aka “one-gun-a-month”), mandatory federal tracing, etc. Lisa Price is the spouse of Congressman David Price (D-4, 0-star rating by GRNC)... birds of a feather... sorry, dove.

Can you imagine “one-gun-a-month”? ;>( I know some spouses may think the “one-gun-a-month” may help the family budget, but we certainly need the option for more. Primarily, it’s a Second Amendment issue! Keep a shooter’s eye on this.

 

Aim safely,

Ron

 

 

ASHLEY HIGH SCHOOL GUN RANGE UPDATE

For BGC members' information - As of Sept 2, the Ashley gun range is completed to the following extent: The concrete floor is in. Roof and steel walls and insulation are up, along with substantial steel beam supports. There is no ventilation installed nor start on inside walls, but of course these must follow. I'll check again in a couple more weeks. Bottom line is that the facility is being built, is being built well, but I cannot yet suggest an opening date; my guess is Jan 1 or so. 

 

Bob Neale

  

AUGUST CLUB SKEET SHOOT

The monthly shoot that was attended by 18 shooter’s.   Here’s the way the scores fell:

 

HOA  Chuck Gambino  50

A          Bill Bertrand      45

D         Lewis Carlton    43        

E          Sunny McHenry 32

F          Barton Smith     35

New     Matt Daniels      28

 

Come out and join us in September 10 for some practice, the doves should have humbled you by then!!

 

 

 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE


 

August 1897

 

Headline: Dick Holliday Joins Monastery

 

Dick Holliday felt bad for all his years of hellraising, drinking, and gunfighting so to make up for all his past sins he decided to join the monastery.....When Dick the monk arrives at the monastery, he is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand. He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, Dick the Monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up!   In fact, that error would be continued in all subsequent copies.

 

The head monk says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."

He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot.

 

So, Dick the Monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall wailing,
"We missed the "R" !"  His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably. Dick the monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?" 

 

With a choking voice, the old abbot replies, "The word was... CELEBRATE!!!"

 

Scores for the August fracus went as follows:

 

 

 

 

NAME

CAT.

INFORMATION

TIME

Ragtime Kid

 

TOP GUN

206.44

Highnoon Henry

T

TRADITIONAL WINNER

216.46

Mad Dog

T

 

263.53

Kearney Kid

49

49er WINNER

271.53

Dick Holiday

T

 

272.99

Cowboy Cloud

D

DUELIST WINNER / CLEAN

274.62

Tiger Kid

T

 

276.79

Killer Karl

49

 

304.06

Bullseye Mike

T

 

309.95

Carolina Rose

L49

LADIES 49er WINNER

310.34

Saloon Keeper

S

SENIOR WINNER

330.79

Little Mix

T

 

334.69

Barber

S

CLEAN SHOOT

364.48

Idaho Spud

S

 

391.29

Paco Blackie

T

 

396.54

Doc Clock

ES

ELDER STATESMAN WINNER

403.41

Jefro

49

 

415.95

Shady Shyster

T

 

427.07

Pearl

LD

LADIES DUELIST WINNER

485.95

Billy Bird

T

 

496.93

Carson

Jr

JUNIOR WINNER

561.82

Roberdale

S

 

1260.74

Gee Chee Dan

S

 

2343.67

Dakota

M

MODERN WINNER

2494.49

 

 

Be with us on the second Saturday which is September 9th for what should be another rip snorter....so until then don't forget to ........Take a kid shooting..........Respectfully submitted Ned Bluntline

 

 


 

** WHEN YOU USE THE CLUB, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU FOUND IT.

 

**  TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DON’T LEAVE THEM UP TO GET WET AND BLOWN ALL OVER THE FIELD.

 

**  PICK UP YOUR BRASS AFTER SHOOTING.

 

**  PICK UP YOUR SHOTGUN SHELLS WHEN DONE AND RELOAD THE MACHINES.