Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

                                     

FEBRUARY 2007 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

            MONDAY, February 12, 2007 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant  

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

                                    February  2007

 

                                    Sat.       10         Cowboy Action Match               9:00 am

                                    Sun.      11         Valentine Open, Skeet                 1:00 pm

                           Mon.    12         Club Meeting                             7:00 pm

                           Sat.       17         New Member Orientation          8:00 am

                           Sat.       24         Big Bore Silhouette Match         10:00 am

 

                               March  2007

 

                                    Sat.         3        Club Workday                           8:00 am

                                    Fri. 9 – Sun 11 BSA Troop 220 Camping

                           Sat.       10        Cowboy Action Match               9:00 am

                           Sun.      11        Springtime Open, Skeet              1:00 pm

                           Mon.    12        Club Meeting                             7:00 pm

                                    Sat. & Sun.17-18 March Winds Open,

                                                NSSA Skeet,  Skeet Fields Reserved

                                    Sat.       24        .22 & Field Pistol                      10:00 am

                                    Sat.       31 &  4/1.  Evil Roy Shooting School

 

 

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 1/08/06 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 20 members, 2 probationary, 1 guest and 1 honorary member present.  The January Minutes and Treasurer’s report were approved.

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

Insulating the roof under the new rifle sheds to reduce noise was briefly discussed; we are awaiting information from NRA. 

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New Business:   

There is a new table in the club house, courtesy of Dave Morgan. 

 

A motion was made to join the Kelly Sportsmen’s Club so that every BGC member could there at member rates.  The cost would have been $300.  The motion failed 6-9. 

 

Lewis Carlton was selected as the new Skeet Chair. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:41 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 1/08/06 Meeting.

 

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH

From The Legislative Bench... as the New Year unfolds it will be “interesting’ to see what type and number of anti-gun assaults we will endure. Dust off your flack jackets for they come from all angles. One of the first volleys from the left was the attempt to hinder grassroots organizations with cumbersome detail paperwork regarding information provided to membership and the public at large. The following information in bold italics from Gun Owners of America provides insight into one of the backdoor attempts... restricting the First Amendment in order to erode the Second Amendment:

Congratulations! You have, once again, whupped the anti-gun zealots!

As Constitution-hating senators like California's Dianne Feinstein whined and complained, the Senate -- by a narrow largely-party-line vote of 55-43 -- struck language which would have required GOA to monitor and report on its communications with its members and friends (like you).

GOA has heard reports that there was an outpouring of calls against this anti-speech language on Capitol Hill, and that it made a huge difference.

In addition to the massive wave of grassroots opposition, GOA was also working in concert with key Hill players (many of them trained by GOA) to hammer out a legislative strategy that would either result in the death of the entire bill or, at a minimum, kill the dangerous Section 220.

The good news came late on Thursday night when the Bennett amendment -- which deleted this unconstitutional "grassroots lobbying" reporting language contained in S. 1 -- was adopted by the narrow margin mentioned above.

The war is not over. The House has yet to produce its bill in this area -- and no one is betting that the House will "do the right thing." But we have won what perhaps will be the most important battle.

The 43 Senators who voted to take us down the road of more government regulation and more restrictions on the right of free speech – a road that would eventually make it harder for all of us to petition our government servants -- are listed below:

Akaka (D-HI), Biden (D-DE), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Clinton (D-NY), Dodd (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Klobuchar (D-MN),
Kohl (D-WI), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray   (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Obama (D-IL), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Webb (D-VA),Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)

Quite a motley crew, eh? The “usual suspects” know the purpose of such legislation... one would hope the newly recruited Senators research the intentions of this type legislation... if not, there are some new light bulbs with low wattage on the Hill. What a wonder that the infamous ilk consists of all Democrats with two Independents... no Republicans. Hmmm. That’s not to say we don’t have legislative friends in the Democratic Party... we do, just not many. What was the Democratic Party symbol? Oh, yeah. Well, elephants are fat and Independents are no animal at all.

The following information in bold italics was provided by GRNC... alarming intentions from our very own Senator Julia Boseman

GRNC recently issued an alert regarding two horrific gun control bills filed in the NC Senate by Senator JULIA BOSEMAN (D-New Hanover, GRNC 0-star). Sen. Boseman has responded to your calls and e-mails by
claiming that GRNC is wrong about her bills. Below are the lies she is telling constituents, along with the exact content of the bills and the url for the General Assembly so you too can see exactly how she is lying. Please use GRNC's automated e-mail AGAIN to send a NEW message to the NC Senate.

SB 8: 'CHILD PREDATOR PROTECTION ACT'
SB 8, deceptively titled "Expand Safe Zones/Schools, Parks, Child Ctrs," should really be called the "Child Predator Protection Act" because it would completely prevent gun owners from protecting their children and families. By banning guns in *every* playground, child care center and PUBLIC PARK in the state-along with their PARKING LOTS-it would create so many "victim disarmament zones," potentially including even fast food restaurants like McDonalds if they have children's playground areas, that it would render North Carolina's
concealed handgun statute worthless.

BOSEMAN'S LIE: "The current version of SB 8, Expanding Safe Zone Around Schools, does not include firearms limits. It is aimed at preventing drug dealers and their contraband from getting closer to child-oriented areas."

THE TRUTH: Although Sections 1 and 2 of the bill deal with illegal drug sales and increase penalties for carrying weapons on educational property, Section 3 creates a new §14-269.5(b), entitled "Possessing or carrying firearms in public parks, in child care centers, or on playgrounds," which says: "It is unlawful for any person to possess
or carry, whether openly or concealed, any gun, rifle, or pistol in any public park, in any child care center, or on any playground."

SEE IT YOURSELF:  http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/Senate/HTML/S8v0.html
SB 9: 'DOMESTIC ABUSER PROTECTION ACT'
SB 9, "Domestic Violence/No Firearm Purchase," is equally deceptive.  While purporting to prevent "domestic abusers" from purchasing firearms while under restraining orders, in reality it enables a judge to prevent THE VICTIM from obtaining a firearm for self-protection, demonstrating once again that liberals running the NC Senate think NOBODY should be able to protect themselves-not even people who fear for their lives.

BOSEMAN'S LIE: "Your understanding of Senate Bill 9 is incorrect. Senate Bill 9 requires that the judge prohibit the DEFENDANT (NOT the abused victim) from purchasing a firearm. Therefore, your statement that the bill would "disarm" victims is not only incorrect; it is misleading to anyone who receives it."

THE TRUTH: Defendants under protective orders are **already prohibited** from purchasing firearms under §50B-3.1(d)(1), which became law in December, 2003. SB 9 amends §50B-3(a) to say: "...a protective order may include any of the following types of relief... (11) Prohibit a party plaintiff from purchasing a firearm for a time fixed in the order."

WHAT IT MEANS: By striking the word "party" and substituting the word "plaintiff"-meaning the VICTIM SEEKING THE PROTECTIVE ORDER-it enables judges to bar victims from purchasing guns for self-protection.
SEE IT YOURSELF:http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/Senate/HTML/S9v0.html

With a view,    Ron

 

2006 BGC MEMBERSHIP APPLICANT LIST

 

Applicant                                 Member Sponsor        


 

1. Steve White                            David Nance    

2. Michael Kinnebrew                 Jim Teachey      

3. Frank Hassell*                        Jeff Desantis     

4. Stephen Wheeless*                  Nick King        

5. Richard McAtee*                    R. Thompson   

6. Larry Allen                             Mark Cayton    

7. Edward Pope                                    Mike English    

8. Buddy Walker                                    John Scott        

9. Walter Craven*                       Jack Kuske       

10. Robert Smith                        Ray Campbell   

11. Lon Layton*                                    Ray Campbell   

12. Brian Legere                         T. Wertheimer  

13. Wayne Varner                       Vic Grose        

14. Ronald Wardlich                   John Scott        

15.  Justin Marsh                        Mike Marsh

16. Bryon Stratas*                      Bill Bertrand

17. Gene Harris                         Ray Campbell

18. Larry Coble                         Jeff Desantis

19. Joe Mayfield                         Charles Ruppe

20. Bill Fortune, Jr.                     Jerry Fipps

21. Greg Hibiskie                       Chris Benedict

22. Greg Holloman                    Jerry Fipps

23. Frank Zito                           Bill Bertrand

24. James Teague*                      Tom Mix

25. Jim Cushing, III                    Brad Fields

26. Alton Herndon                     Brad Phillips

27. Ronald Gregoire                   Jim Shaw

28. Bob Moseman                     Ron Prince

29. David Miller                         Sholar Powell

30. Charles Moore, Jr.                Lewis Carleton

31. Al Fulford, Jr.                       Tom Morgan

32. Bob Rockwell                      Mark Bradler

33. Don Cooke                         Sholar Powell

34. Stephen Free                                    Mark Bradler

35. Andy Bessellieu                     Jerry Rouse

36. Patrick Kite                          Sholar Powell

37. Bo Malyk                            Bob Huebner

38. Yogi Wilson                         Ray Campbell

39. Howard Stein                       Jack Kilbourne

40. Eddie Crowell                      Ron Hearn

41.Joe Manning                          Scott McIntyre

42. Chris Moore                                    Ray Campbell

43. Jeffrey Richs                         Bruce Chapman


 

 

* = On Waiting List from 2005

 

These are the membership applications the Club has received thus far.  All new members will be picked based on a random drawing, however applicants that reapply from last year will be drawn first.


 

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE

January 1897    Headline: Sheriff Holliday vs New York Lawyer

An New York lawyer comes flying through Regulatorville on his horse and doesn't stop and one of Sheriff Holliday’s stop signs....So the good sheriff pulls him over.  He thinks that he is smarter than the Sheriff because he is a lawyer from New York and is certain that he has a better education than any law dawg from Regulatorville.  He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Sheriff's expense.  Sheriff Holliday asks for his ownership papers to give him a citation.

Lawyer says, "What for?"

Sheriff says, " You didn't come to a complete stop at the stop sign."

Lawyer says, "I slowed down, and no one was coming."

Sheriff  says, "You still didn't come to a complete stop.

Lawyer says, "What's the difference?"

Sheriff says, "The difference is, you have to come to a complete stop, that's the law.” 

.Lawyer says, "If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I'll give you my license and registration; and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don't give me the ticket."

Sheriff says, "Sounds fair. Dismount please, sir."

At this point, Sheriff Holliday takes out his nightstick and starts beating the ever-loving crud out of the lawyer and says, "Do you want me to stop, or just slow down?"

IT AIN'T ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO BE A WISE ASS!!!!!

 

We had 17 shooters brave the January weather to blast away at the steel for this month......I was at the "Shot Show'" (Lucky me) but I hear Ragtime put another good match.......Scores went like this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category

 

 

Text Box: Total
Match
Time

1

RAGTIME KID

 

TOP GUN

1

185.20

2

HIGH NOON HENRY

TRADITIONAL

TRADITIONAL WINNER

4

208.79

3

SALOON KEEPER

SENIOR

SENIOR WINNER

CLEAN

213.92

4

TIGER KID

TRADITIONAL

 

CLEAN

226.16

5

TIGHTWAD

SENIOR

 

9

227.95

6

DODGE CITY DUDE

ELDER STATESMAN

ELDER STATESMAN WINNER

3

228.83

7

BUFFALO CHIP

TRADITIONAL

 

1

238.33

8

STALKER

SENIOR

 

9

300.81

9

THE BARBER

SENIOR

 

2

306.05

10

HOG LEG

B WESTERN

B WESTERN WINNER

4

308.49

11

SLO HAND

TRADITIONAL

 

CLEAN

313.74

12

SHADY SHYSTER

TRADITIONAL

 

4

319.04

13

MOPAR KID

TRADITIONAL

 

7

343.58

14

PACO BLACKIE

TRADITIONAL

 

4

351.70

15

JEFRO

49er

49er WINNER

9

359.55

16

DOC CLOCK

ELDER STATESMAN

 

4

375.76

17

BILLY BYRD

49er

 

6

414.16

 

Be with us on February 10th as it will definitely be the largest match we've ever hosted and some of the best shooters shooter’s in the state are coming.......(Ragtime had to offer them free room and board at his bunkhouse to get them to come).....So until next Saturday 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.