Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

MARCH 2007 NEWSLETTER

                                                              

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

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

                                               Upcoming Events

                            

                               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

 

 

                               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

 

 

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 2/12/07 Meeting:

Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 25 members, 2 probationary, 1 guest and 1 honorary member present.  The February Minutes (as edited to correct date) and Treasurer’s report were approved.

 

Unfinished and Old Business:

There was a good all day effort putting siding on the clubhouse, the soffit and fascia were completed, the gable ends and pump house are next. 

 

New Business:   

President Scott appointed a committee (Dick Brame, Jeff DeSantis and Ray Campbell) to recommend to the club an addition to the Constitution and Bylaws that would give the club the flexibility to remove a member.  Currently the only way a member can be removed is if he or she commits a safety violation.  The committee will report back at the next meeting. 

 There will also be a request to increase the membership by 25 members next year. 

 In order for Boy Scouts to receive a merit badge for shooting the instructors must be NRA certified instructors.  There are several in the Club that would be available to help out, the possibility of having the Boy Scout troop leaders certified was discussed also. 

 Ashley RPTC shooters – The Ashley High School ROPTC shooting team would like to compete in the state Hunter Safety Tournament held annually and may need some financial help. Robert Neale is going to explore the need with Dave Foster, the Ashley coach and report back. 

 Background checks on new members was discussed.  The possibility of requiring each prospective new member to obtain either a pistol purchasing permit or a concealed carry permit was discussed. 

 Membership: All probationary members from 2006 were voted into the Club and 19 new members were welcomed into the Club for 2007.  They are:

 


 

Larry Allen

Walt Craven

Eddie Crowell

Al Fulford

Frank Hassell

Greg Hibiske

Michael Kinnebrew

Lon Layton

Brian Legere

Bo Malyk

Joe Manning

Joe Mayfield

Richard McAtee

Chris Moore

Scot Ricks

Byron Stratas

Robert Smith

Wayne Teague

Stephen Wheeles


 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:39 pm. 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 2/12/07 Meeting.

 

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH

 

From The Legislative Bench... The story of Jim Zumbo the “Dumbo” is sad indeed. As an outdoor writer and hunter he represents, by default, our sporting community in the public eye. The commentaries of such “sportsmen” have a trickle down affect on the perceptions of the Second Amendment. His thoughts were posted on his blog and created a firestorm of opinion. His post was as follows:

Assault Rifles For Hunters?

by Jim Zumbo

 

"As I write this, I'm hunting coyotes in southeastern Wyoming with Eddie Stevenson, PR Manager for Remington Arms, Greg Dennison, who is senior research engineer for Remington, and several writers. We're testing Remington's brand new .17 cal Spitfire bullet on coyotes.

 

I must be living in a vacuum. The guides on our hunt tell me that the use of AR and AK rifles have a rapidly growing following among hunters, especially prairie dog hunters. I had no clue. Only once in my life have I ever seen anyone using one of these firearms.

 

I call them "assault" rifles, which may upset some people. Excuse me, maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I'll go so far as to call them "terrorist" rifles. They tell me that some companies are producing assault rifles that are "tackdrivers."

 

Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don't need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I've always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don't use assault rifles. We've always been proud of our "sporting firearms."

 

This really has me concerned. As hunters, we don't need the image of walking around the woods carrying one of these weapons. To most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. Let's divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from the praries and woods."

 

What was he thinking? Obviously, he posted his true opinion of certain firearms which he has chosen to view as others do in the anti-gun ilk... with strong language dripping with contempt. Not only was this devastating for his career, but it is more bad press for our firearms community to deal with... and from within. “Fifth Columnist” comes to mind. The anti’s will use this to bolster their quest for the resurrection of the Assault Weapons Ban. There is a “party” in Congress... putting on their funny hats and dancing to Disney’s title music of “Dumbo”.

 

Zumbo has issued an apology for his post. He and a few others in his support group say he was not thinking clearly. Clearly he was... the spew came forth as he intended.  His apology follows after his sponsors, such as Outdoor Life, Remington, et al, severed their ties with him. Oh well, he can always get a public relations job on the Hill.

 

Cuddle your “black rifle”,

Ron

BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE

February 1897

 

Headline......Mule Kills Nagging Wife

 

An old Texas farmer had a wife who nagged him unmercifully.  From morning till night (and sometimes later), she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule.

 

He tried to plow a lot.

 

One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field. He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch. Immediately, his wife began haranguing him again. Complain, nag, nag; it just went on and on.

 

All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet; caught her smack in the back of the head. Killed her dead on the spot.

 

At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner would approach the old farmer, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement. This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it.

 

So after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men. The old farmer said; 'Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I'd nod my head in agreement.'

 

'And what about the men?' the minister asked.

'They all wanted to know if the mule was for sale.'

 

Scores for the February match went like this.....

Cowboy / Cowgirl

Category

Category Winners

Misses

Time

RED RIVER RAY

 

TOP GUN

3

98.51

HOSS BLOCKER

49

49er WINNER

2

127.48

RED CENT

M

MODERN WINNER

2

132.03

DINGO DAVE

49

 

3

138.73

THREE CUT

T

TRADITIONAL WINNER

6

146.04

KILLEM ALL KATE

LM

LADIES MODERN WINNER

5

156.43

SPLINTER HAUSER

S

SENIOR WINNER

3

157.85

HIGH NOON HENRY

T

 

1

157.88

LORENZO KID

BW

B WESTERN WINNER

4

158.73

RAGTIME KID

S

 

4

163.80

TIGHT WAD

S

 

1

169.04

WHITE HAIR TRIGGER

FC

FRONTIER CARTRIDGE WINNER

4

178.75

WANTED

S

 

2

180.67

TIGER KID

S

 

1

194.54

CAROLINA GRAYDOG

49

 

2

197.42

DICK HOLLIDAY

49

 

6

198.24

RANGER BIG IRON

BW

 

CLEAN

204.92

SALOON KEEPER

S

 

CLEAN

207.22

CONCHO VALLEY CHARLIE

T

 

5

212.58

BULL WACKER

GF

GUN FIGHTER WINNER

3

212.99

CAROLINA ROSE

L49

LADIES 49er WINNER

7

220.38

DODGE CITY DUDE

ES

ELDER STATESMAN WINNER

7

220.89

MAT BASTARSON

S

 

CLEAN

229.72

SALVADORE DALLY

ES

 

8

239.02

DUTCH

S

 

4

244.39

WHISKEY MAC

T

 

7

251.54

RINGO STEELE

FD

FRONTIER CART. DUELIST WINNER

CLEAN

253.33

RANGER LAW

BW

 

6

257.24

JETHRO

49

 

5

267.77

PALO DURO TRAILBOSS

SD

SENIOR DUELIST WINNER

4

271.10

STALKER

S

 

6

271.65

SEMO JOE

M

 

4

273.56

KILLER KARL

49

 

5

283.55

COUNTRY LAWYER

CC

CLASSIC COWBOY WINNER

5

288.68

MOPAR KID

S

 

4

289.88

SILVER DOLLAR SONNY

D

DUELIST WINNER

2

300.55

CASTLE HAYNE KID

T

 

14

305.46

SHADY SHYSTER

S

 

5

305.93

PEE DEE DRIFTER

SD

 

CLEAN

320.32

PIECE B STEEL

FC

 

8

323.81

ROBBIN LAW

LBW

LADIES B WESTERN WINNER

10

326.59

THE BARBER

S

 

1

327.51

HORSESHOE HIPSTER

GF

 

11

336.84

EL CHARO

ES

 

15

361.31

BOURBON SHOOTER

T

 

26

398.51

BLUE RIDGE DAVIDSON

GF

 

17

429.90

WILD D BUNCH

SD

 

8

451.88

PACO BLACKIE

S

 

1

1255.81

SADDLE BURR JACK

CC

 

5

3176.77

ALIAS SMITH

T

 

7

3215.07

 

Hey all you drug store cowboys....if you ever thought about watching a cowboy match you sure missed an opportunity in February.....We had some of the best and fastest and best dressed shooters in North and South Carolina at our February Fracus......It was amazing to see and hear how fast some of those cowboys and cowgirls could shoot.....Thanks to all who participated and helped us run the match and make it a fun time for all.....Be with us on the second Saturday in March when we'll do it all over again.....Till 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.