August is National Shooting Sports Month

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) established this celebration to encourage you to spend trigger time at your local shooting range and share your passion for the shooting sports with others. Some 24 million Americans have a great interest in learning about recreational shooting, according to NSSF, making National Shooting Sports Month the perfect time to bring someone new to the range. Here’s just a few of many reasons why you should go shooting:

Bring someone new — There’s nothing quite like seeing the joy on someone’s face after they’ve taken their first shots.

Rediscover shooting — Haven’t shot in a while? Dust off your shooting gear and head to the range, preferably with a friend.

Practice Firearm Safety — The shooting sports are safe. Responsible gun owners safely handle their firearms and securely store when not in use when on the firing line, transporting them in vehicles and at home.

Celebrate Freedom and Tradition — In addition to passing on the great tradition of target shooting, you can educate others about the unique American freedoms that make participating possible.

Share It! — #LetsGoShootingTM is the theme of National Shooting Sports Month. Share the hashtag and your experiences on your favorite social media networks, and remind others to give target shooting a try. Stay connected by following Let’s Go Shooting on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter.

Presidential Message on National Shooting Sports Month

It’s nice to hear a pro gun, pro Second Amendment message from the White House:
“During National Shooting Sports Month, we celebrate the wonderful American tradition of shooting sports. Shooting sports are a terrific reminder of our constitutional liberty and the attendant benefits that accrue to a free people: active friendship within families, between peers, and among communities, and the opportunity for Americans living in small towns and large cities to experience the bounty of America’s great outdoors.

Shooting sports help reinforce many of the bedrock values of our people, such as the free exercise of the Second Amendment. Mastery of shooting sports requires rigor, discipline, and training. State and local shooting sports programs—and instruction by trained family members and mentors—affirm the role of local communities as the primary teacher of the rule of law and personal responsibility.

This month, we recognize the sportsmen and hunters who practice and teach firearm safety and exercise proper stewardship of our land. Sportsmen and hunters not only help others to understand the responsibilities of owning and using a firearm, but they also ensure that our open space and natural resources are safeguarded. Under existing Federal law, for example, a portion of Federal excise tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition is dedicated to American wildlife research and habitat conservation. That is one reason why my Administration has prioritized making it easier for Americans to participate in shooting sports on public lands. By doing so, we are enhancing Americans’ ability to experience the unsurpassed beauty of our blessed Nation and we are better protecting our national treasures for future generations.

I encourage all Americans engaged in shooting sports to continue promoting a culture of safety and to continue exercising the responsibility and duty associated with the right to keep and bear arms. “

Ninth Circuit Rules Openly Carrying Firearm in Public Is Constitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that openly carrying a firearm in public is constitutional.

The ruling, issued by a three-judge panel, is a rebuttal to Hawaii’s claim that Second Amendment protections only applied to carrying a gun openly in one’s home.

Reuters reports that the case was brought by George Young, after Hawaiian official “twice [denied] him a permit to carry a gun outside.” A District Court ruled that the denial did not infringe rights protected by the Second Amendment, but the Ninth Circuit panel disagreed.

Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote, “We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence. But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”

Ten Years After District of Columbia v. Heller, the Fight to Secure Second Amendment Rights Continues

NRA reports that: “Activists, including in the judiciary, had sought to convince Americans that the Second Amendment was a relic of history that had nothing to with individual rights — that it existed only to promote organized militias. These anti-freedom activists feared that if private individuals had judicially enforceable Second Amendment rights, their designs on outright firearm prohibitions would be jeopardized. Thus, they distorted law and history to promote a falsehood about the meaning of the Second Amendment.

Heller should have put an end to their politically motivated chicanery, declaring unambiguously that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to the sorts of arms in common use for lawful purposes, without regard to service in an organized militia. A decade later, however, gun control activists – still abetted by statist judges on the lower courts – continue to press for the disarmament of the American public. As long as ordinary Americans still possess firearms, the fight to keep liberal elites from taking them will continue.

It is not surprising that the same courts who once tried to write the Second Amendment’s individual right out of existence haven’t been quick to embrace the letter or spirit of Heller. To the contrary, they have been engaged in massive resistance to its holding. But it has often been shocking to see the undisguised disdain with which some judges have treated the Supreme Court’s ruling.

It began immediately, with states and localities insisting Heller had nothing to do with their gun control laws at all, given that the handgun ban at issue in that case had technically been enacted under federal authority. Lower courts were generally willing to back gun control advocates on this desperate gambit until the Supreme Court finally put it to rest in 2010 with McDonald v. Chicago.

“Our decision in Heller points unmistakably to the answer,” the McDonald court wrote, as if chastising all the lower courts that had, in fact, made that mistake over the preceding two years. It then went on to explain how the individual right articulated in Heller is “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition” and “among the foundational rights necessary to our system of Government.” The majority concluded, “We therefore hold that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amendment right recognized in Heller.”

NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

Fairfax, Va. -The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court.

During his tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Kavanaugh wrote a strong dissenting opinion in opposition to Washington, D.C.’s ban on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and registration requirement by applying an historical test consistent with Justice Scalia’s opinion in Heller.

“Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated his clear belief that the Constitution should be applied as the Framers intended. To that end, he has supported the fundamental, individual right to self-defense embraced by Justice Scalia in the historic Heller decision. ”


Will the Army get a new Personal Defense Weapon?

For more than a hundred years, U.S. troops have carried either a 1911 (45ACP) pistol or a Beretta 9MM as a personal sidearm. But that may be about to change.
Army Times reports that the army is looking at various small submachine guns chambered in the ever popular 9mm Parabellum cartridge. The Army’s requirement is for a compact, lightweight full-auto weapon with more firepower than a pistol to combat the type of unconventional warfare our troops face in the 21st century.
Guns currently being reviewed are:

Beretta USA Corporation PMX subcompact weapon.

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC for CM9MM-9H-M5A, Colt Modular 9mm subcompact weapon.

CMMG Inc. for Ultra PDW subcompact weapon.
CZ-USA for Scorpion EVO 3 A1 submachine gun.

Lewis Machine & Tool Company for MARS-L9 compact suppressed weapon.

PTR Industries Inc. for PTR 9CS subcompact weapon.

Quarter Circle 10 LLC 5.5 CLT and 5.5 QV5 subcompact weapons.

Sig Sauer Inc. for MPX subcompact weapon.

Trident Rifles LLC for B&T MP9 machine gun.

Zenith Firearms for Z-5RS, Z-5P and Z-5K subcompact weapons.

The concept of small, compact semi- and full auto pistol caliber guns is not new. Mitchell Werbell and his Sionics Corporation developed the MAC10 subgun for use in the Vietnam war, but the Pentagon never really took to the idea.

Gun Safety in the Home


Always keep the firearm’s muzzle pointed in a safe direction. A “safe direction” means that the gun is pointed so that even if an accidental discharge occurred, it would not result in injury.

Always keep your finger off the trigger until you actually intend to shoot. When handling a gun, rest your finger outside the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Don’t touch the trigger until you are actually ready to fire.

Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use. Whenever you pick up a gun, such as when removing it from or returning it to storage, remember to point it in a safe direction and make sure it is unloaded.

Be sure you know how your firearm operates: read the manual on your firearm, know how to safely open and close the action of the firearm and know how to safely remove any ammunition from the firearm and its magazine.

Store your firearms in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or storage case when not in use, ensuring they are in a location inaccessible by children and cannot be handled by anyone without your permission.

Store your ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms.

Use a gun locking device that renders the firearm inoperable when not in use. A gun lock should be used as an additional safety precaution and not as a substitute for secure storage.

Make sure young people in your home are aware of and understand the safety guidelines concerning firearms. Have them sign the Project ChildSafe Pledge for young people—a reminder that if they find an unattended firearm in their home or a neighbor’s to not touch it, and tell an adult.

Always unload, clean and place your firearms in their secure storage location immediately after returning from a hunting trip or a day at the range.

Educate everyone in your family about firearms safety. Visit the Project ChildSafe website for safety information and to find out where to get a free firearm safety kit in your area.
NSSF, a leading organization promoting firearms safety and responsibility in the U.S., launched Project ChildSafe in 1998 (prior to 2003 the program was called Project HomeSafe). Project ChildSafe is a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners. While children are a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help young people and adults practice greater firearms safety in the home. The program has provided more than 37 million free firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
Firearms owners can find tools, tips and information about safe and responsible firearm storage at
Project ChildSafe is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation

Broomfield Gun Control

You may want to attend!

Tuesday May 22, 2018, 6:00 PM
Celebrating Mayor Randy Ahrens’ “Wear Orange” Proclamation of June 2, 2018 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day”
Promoted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America at

Followed by Tuesday May 29,2018. 6:00 PM

On the Mom’s Demand Action event page:
“Come hear the City Council discuss gun safety measures as it pertains to Broomfield schools and sensitive areas within our community. This is Broomfield’s initial discussion surrounding the gun violence issue since the Parkland shooting. Your support, as residents of Broomfield is appreciated.”

The public may attend. There typically is no time for public input (but this may not be a typical session). Agenda will be available on the internet the Friday or Monday before the meeting. The Broomfield contact number is 303-469-3301.