Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

APRIL 2007 NEWSLETTER

                                                              

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

                MONDAY, April 9, 2007 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

                               April  2007

 

                                    Sat.         7        Big Bore Silhouette Match           10:00 am

                           Sun.        8        Tax Break Open Skeet                  1:00 pm

                           Mon.      9        Club Meeting                               7:00 pm

                           Sat.       14         Cowboy Action Match                 9:00 am

                           Sun.      22         Action Pistol Match                    12:00 pm

                           Sat.       28         .22 & Field Pistol                       10:00 am

 

 

                               May  2007

 

                                    Sat.       5         Club Workday                           8:00 am

                                    Sun.      6         Summer Warm Up Open, Skeet  1:00 pm

                           Sat.       12         Cowboy Action Match               9:00 am

                                    Mon.    14         Club Meeting                             7:00 pm

                                    Sat.       19         Big Bore Silhouette Match         10:00 am

                           Sat.       26         .22 & Field Pistol                      10:00 am

                                    Sun.      27         Action Pistol Match                   12:00 pm

 

 

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 3/12/07 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 20 members, 1 probationary.  The February Minutes (as edited to correct date) and Treasurer’s report were approved.

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

Club had a great workday – special thanks to John Gallagher and his vinyl siding crew (BGC volunteers) for doing an outstanding job completing the vinyl siding on the club house and pump house.  It looks very nice and is a welcome addition to the club property. 

 Special thanks also to Jeff DeSantis for doing all the plumbing work on the pump house and water filter and softener.  He installed several water outlets around the pump house for RV’s, which are all run through the filter and softener.  The single spigot on the front is straight well water and is not treated. 

 Evil Roy and his wife, Wicked Felina, are coming to the Club to do a cowboy action shooting school March 31 – April 3.  There is still room available.  For more info contact Bill Wetherill: billw@wetherills.net

 New Business:   

Skeet Fields Reserved for April 19 from 4-9pm by Sholar Powell. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:23 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 3/12/07 Meeting.

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH

The name McCarthy has a dubious ring from the past and so as not to be outdone in the present, Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has descended to new depths. The following information in italics provided by the NRA-ILA outlines the gross attempt to outlaw more of our firearms than the original Assault Weapons Ban under the Clinton era.

 

On Feb. 14, 2007, Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 1022, a bill with the stated purpose, “to reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.”   McCarthy’s verbiage warrants explanation. Presumably, what she means by “assault weapons ban” is the Clinton Gun Ban of 1994. Congress allowed the ban to expire in 2004 for multiple reasons, including the fact that federal, state and local law enforcement agency studies showed that guns affected by the ban had been used in only a small percentage of crime, before and after the ban was imposed.

 

With the nation’s murder rate 43% lower than in 1991, and the re-legalized guns still used in only a small percentage of crime, reauthorizing the Clinton Gun Ban would be objectionable enough. But McCarthy’s “other purposes” would make matters even worse. H.R. 1022 would ban every gun banned by the Clinton ban, plus millions more guns, including:

 

• Every gun made to comply with the Clinton ban. (The Clinton ban dictated the kinds of grips, stocks and attachments new guns could have. Manufacturers modified new guns to the Clinton requirements. H.R. 1022 would ban the modified guns too.)

 

• Guns exempted by the Clinton ban. (Ruger Mini-14s and -30s and Ranch Rifles; .30 cal. carbines; and fixed-magazine, semi-automatic, center-fire rifles that hold more than 10 rounds.)  

 

• All semi-automatic shotguns. (E.g., Remington, Winchester, Beretta and Benelli, used for hunting, sport shooting, and self-defense. H.R. 1022 would ban them because they have “any characteristic that can function as a grip,” and would also ban their main component, called the “receiver.”)

 

• All detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles-including, for example, the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 .22 rimfire-because they have “any characteristic that can function as a grip.”

 

• Target shooting rifles. (E.g., the three centerfire rifles most popular for marksmanship competitions: the Colt AR-15, the Springfield M1A and the M1 “Garand.”)

 

• Any semi-automatic shotgun or rifle an Attorney General one day claims isn’t “sporting,” even though the constitutions of the U.S. and 44 states, and the laws of all 50 states, recognize the right to use guns for defense.

 

• 65 named guns (the Clinton law banned 19 by name); semi-auto fixed-magazine pistols of over 10 rounds capacity; and frames, receivers and parts used to repair or refurbish guns.

 

H.R. 1022 would also ban the importation of magazines exempted by the Clinton ban, ban the sale of a legally-owned “assault weapon” with a magazine of over 10 rounds capacity, and begin backdoor registration of guns, by requiring private sales of banned guns, frames, receivers and parts to be conducted through licensed dealers. Finally, whereas the Clinton Gun Ban was imposed for a 10-year trial period, H.R. 1022 would be a permanent ban.

 

Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to oppose H.R. 1022!   You can call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.

 

As you can see there is no limit to the number of attempts to circumvent the Second Amendment. All it takes is for us to blink and the worst may be done... “Eternal vigilance” is not just a catchy phrase; it is our necessary way of life. You may ask, “How do we maintain the liberties we hold so dear?” It is through activism, standing firm in our beliefs, sharing the knowledge and enjoyment of the many facets of firearms ownership. Whether your sport is hunting, collecting, competitive shooting, or just plain plinking we all have a great stake in this battle to defend the Second Amendment.

 

Some in our ranks suggest we should compromise... compromise is when two or more parties agree on an issue and EACH is giving something in return for the solution. What is the anti-gun faction giving to you in return?  Nothing... they are attempting to take from ALL OF US that which is guaranteed in the Bill Of Rights. Let’s not let it happen on our watch!

Be staunch,

Ron       

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE

March 1897

Headline: Dick Holliday Visits Rich Relatives in North Carolina

A filthy rich North Carolina man decided that he wanted to throw a   party and invited all of his buddies and neighbors. He also invited his cousin Dick Holliday......
 
He held the party around the pool in the backyard of his mansion.  Dick was having a good time drinking, dancing, eating shrimp, oysters and BBQ and pound cake and flirting with all the women.

 

At the height of the party, the host said, "I have a 10 foot man-eating gator in my pool and I'll give a million dollars to anyone who has the nerve to jump in."
 
The words were barely out of his mouth when there was a loud splash and everyone turned around and saw Dick in the pool!
 
Dick was fighting the gator and kicking its butt! Dick was jabbing the gator in the eyes with his thumbs, throwing punches, head butts and choke holds, biting the gator on the tail and flipping the gator through the air like some kind of Judo Instructor.
 
The water was churning and splashing everywhere. Both Dick and the gator were screaming and raising hell. Finally Dick strangled the gator and let it float to the top like a dime store goldfish.
Dick then slowly climbed out of the pool. Everybody was just staring at him in disbelief.
 
Finally the host says, "Well, Dick, I reckon I owe you a million dollars."  "No, that's okay. I don't want it," said Dick.
The rich man said, "Man, I have to give you something. You won the bet. How about half a million bucks then?"
"No thanks. I don't want it," answered Dick.   The host said, "Come on, I insist on giving you something. That was amazing.   How about a new saddle and a new sixgun and some gold mine stocks?"  Again Dick said no.
 
Confused, the rich man asked, "Well, Dick, then what do you want?"
 
Dick said, "I want the name of the sumbitch who pushed me in the pool!”

The March shootout was an accuracy event rather than a draw and blast event......One shooter was heard to say that those rifle targets sure were a long way off.....but Wanted corrected him and let him know that those were the pistol targets......no it really wasn't that bad but we  did have to slow down a little.  The scores went like this:

 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATORS DATE - March 10, 2007

 

COWBOY                   CATEGORY   TOTAL

1 Wanted                                  S          201.96

2 High Noon Henry                   T          233.82

3 Buffalo Chip                           T          238.08

4 Tightwad                                S          248.74

5 Dick Holliday                                     T          281.69

6 Tiger Kid                               S          293.60

7 Dodge City Dude                   ES        298.84

8 Slick Vic                                 S          301.48

9 Bullseye Mike                          S          310.52

10 Mopar Kid                           T          320.89

11 Semo Joe                              M         334.65

12 Stalker                                  S          348.97

13 Paco Blacky                          S          378.09

14 Silver Dollar Sunny                D         394.66

15 Cowboy Cloud                     SD       403.34

16 Shady Shyster                        S          413.62

17 Idaho Spud                           ES        424.84

18 Shackle Town Marshall          D         444.62

19 Snake Eye Charlie                  49         457.60

20 Bourbon Shooter                  T          541.15

21 Silverado                              S          595.04

22 Etown Marshall                     S          687.62

 

Be with us on the second Saturday in April when we will put on another shoot'em-up.....but in the meantime 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.