Buccaneer Gun Club
P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402
SEPTEMBER 2007 NEWSLETTER
MONDAY, September 10, 2007 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant
Sat. 8 Cowboy Action Match 9:00 am
Sun. 9 Back-to-School Open, Skeet 1:00 pm
Mon. 10 Club Meeting 7:00 pm
Sun. 23 Action Pistol Match 12:00 pm
Mon. 8 Club Meeting 7:00 pm
Sun. 14 Dove Season Open, Skeet 1:00 pm
Sat. 13 Cowboy Action Match 9:00 am
Sun. 28 Action Pistol Match 12:00 pm
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START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the August 14, 2007 meeting:
A quorum was not present, thus the July Minutes and Treasurers report were not approved and no business was conducted.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 8/14/07 Meeting.
LONG TIME BGC MEMBER PASSES AWAY
Mr. Ralph O. Ellen II. Passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007.
CLUB STORE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 19 – OCTOBER 2
The Club store will be closed Monday, September 10 and re-open Tuesday, October 2. Jeff Desantis will be going on vacation.
FROM THE LEGISLATIVE BENCH
From The Legislative Bench... The “panel of experts” who reviewed the tragedy at Virginia Tech has issued their report and took the opportunity to slant information with anti-gun drippings. However, the lack of communication throughout Cho’s troubled past and on the very day of the massacre was pounded with good reason. The following information is from the NRA-ILA:
Panel On Virginia Tech Murders Pushes Anti-Gun Agenda
Friday, August 31, 2007
Yesterday, the “Virginia Tech Review Panel” released its report on April’s horrific mass murder on campus. Most media attention has rightly focused on failures of communication. These include failures to share information between university officials, mental health counselors, campus police, and killer Seung Hui Cho’s parents, as well as the university’s failure to promptly notify students, faculty and staff promptly about the first two shootings on campus. Yet while the panel effectively reviewed those issues, it used its chapter on “Gun Purchase and Campus Policies” to promote an anti-gun agenda that has no relationship to this spring’s tragedy. Many of its findings and recommendations are contradictory; none would have had an effect on Cho’s rampage.
The panel claims it “knows of no case in which a shooter in campus homicides has been shot or scared off by a student or faculty member with a weapon.” The panel ignores the appendix to its own report, which mentions the 2002 incident at Appalachian School of Law in nearby Grundy, Va., where three students confronted and physically subdued a fellow student who had killed three people. The appendix, like most media reports at the time, doesn’t mention two of the three students who stopped the attack were armed.
The report claims people carrying guns pose a high risk of accidental shootings and suicides, or of misbehavior due to bad temper, intoxication, or other abuse. But the panel ignores 20 years of overwhelming data on law-abiding citizens who carry firearms in Right-to-Carry states. Instead, it supports its argument by noting that off-duty police officers are arrested each year for assault. Would the panel suggest disarming the police?
The panel calls for new restrictions on firearm sales, including those at gun shows—though the panel itself describes how Cho received his guns in an over-the-counter transaction at a gun store.
The panel discusses the now expired federal limit on magazine capacity. It concludes “that 10-round magazines that were legal [under the 1994-2004 ban] would have not [sic] made much difference in the incident. Even pistols with rapid loaders [sic] could have been about as deadly in this situation.” But just a page later, the panel contradicts itself, concluding that “[h]aving the ammunition in large capacity magazines facilitated [Cho’s] killing spree.”
Rather than calling for new restrictions on law-abiding gun owners, the report should have focused its efforts on real solutions to preventing crime.
With classes in full swing from Kindergarten to College, it is past time to seriously consider concealed carry on all campuses... faculty, staff, administrative, students... all that meet the legal requirements should be given consideration. If one person with a concealed carry license would have been in close proximity to the butcher Cho the numbers of innocents killed may have been greatly reduced. If only one life could have been saved...
Hug a student,
NRA ACTION PISTOL MATCH
(Sholar Powell): Good turnout, with 8 shooters at the August match. Had two new shooters come down from Mooresville, who work for NASCAR's Red Bull Racing Team. The usual suspects from BGC, and the end result today was Pelling holding the bragging rights over Campbell….multiple reasons presented for low scores including batteries not working, headache, it's too hot, etc. But all in all, a pretty good match. Kevin Hill had the Hill Tribe out in force. Two more matches left this year (4th Sunday of the month), so come on out.
FALLING PLATE MATCH
Semi-auto Expert Pelling/Taylor (should have been a shootoff) 400/40x
Marksman Lon Layton 200/20x
Pistolero Bill Green, Jr. 400/40x
Revolver Sharpshooter Kevin Hill 450/45x
Pistolero Bill Green, Jr. 380/38x
MOVING TARGET MATCH
Semi-auto Expert Don Pelling 436/14x
Marksman Lon Layton 342/2x
Pistolero Bill Green, Jr. 363/9x
Revolver Pistolero Tom Johansen 338/6x
BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE
Headline: Kids Always Have An Answer
A Texas rancher got on his horse and rode to a neighboring ranch and knocked at the door.
A young boy, about 9, opened the door.
"Is yer Dad home?" the rancher asked.
"No sir, he ain't," the boy replied. "He went into town."
Well said the rancher, "is yer Mom here?"
"No, sir, she ain't here neither. She went into town with Dad."
"How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?"
"He went with Mom and Dad."
The rancher stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other and mumbling to himself.
"Is there anything I can do fer ya?" the boy asked politely. "I knows where all the tools are, if you want to borry one. Or maybe I could take a message fer Dad."
"Well," said the rancher uncomfortably, "I really wanted to talk to yer Dad. It's about your brother Howard getting my daughter, Pearly Mae, pregnant."
The boy considered for a moment. "You would have to talk to Pa about that" he finally conceded. "If it helps you any, I know that Pa charges $50 for the bull and $25 for the hog, but, I really don't know how much he charges for Howard........
The author missed the August match due to a severe rash....No I'm not going to tell you where......I guess I must have gotten it while setting up on Friday and mowing grass.....it looked like a combo of chiggers, red bugs, and STD's.......A few of the usual suspects attended and braved the heat and it looks like the heat set High Noon Henry on fire judging from his score.........
Scores for the match went like this:
1 High Noon Henry Top Gun 156.26
2 Wanted Senior Winner 169.19
3 Saloon Keeper Silver Senior Winner 211.06
4 Tiger Kid Senior 217.45
5 Semo Joe Modern Winner 235.74
6 Dodge City Dude Elder Statesman Winner 245.76
7 Shady Shyster Senior 259.14
8 Paddi MacGarret Traditional Winner 261.91
9 Jefro Gun Fighter Winner 305.28
10 Henry Hawk Modern 312.48
11 Idaho Spud Elder Statesman 317.70
12 Kid Jallao 49er Winner 356.80
13 Paco Blackie Silver Senior 371.41
Be with us on the second Saturday as it should be another good one.....We picked up the new targets a couple of weeks ago, so hopefully we can shoot the entire match on new equipment........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.