Whether you're new to the sport or an expert, archery is pure exhilaration. It won't take long before you discover just how freeing it can be to Release Your Wild. This campaign aims to get more of the world's youth interested and involved in archery. www.releaseyourwild.com
The Hunter Education Association developed the Hunters Handbook which takes over 700,000 students each year beyond the general mandatory safety guidelines offering a wide variety of additional subject matter from archery, firearm cleaning, survival and much more.
The 2013 Hunters Handbook is being distributed in Hunter Education classrooms around the country. Mentoring and encouraging new hunters and shooters to participate in the sport is critical in the continuation of our hunting and shooting traditions.
This year I am beyond honored to share my passion for the outdoors and conservation as a featured personality within the Hunters Handbook. It feels so good to have your passion and love for something turn into impacting nearly 1 million kids nationwide as a positive role model for young hunters. This is such an incredible honor.
This is what Brian Thurston of the Hunter's Handbook had to say:
"We here at Hunter's Handbook appreciate the hard work, dedication, and fulfilled dreams that you've accomplished as a driven student and teacher of the hunting and shooting sports. Your contributions and influence are a great and vital part of our industry." Brian Thurston, Publisher Hunter's Handbook
March 25th, 26th and 27th myself along with Sharon Preston, Linda Hanson and Sheila Larson of the Ladies of Lead Group Therapy LLC. attended the NRA Instructor Certification Course, Refuse to be a Victim Instructor Course and Basic Pistol Instructor Course.
As new graduates, we are all now qualified to teach the NRA Refuse to be a Victim and Basic Pistol Course. Within the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course, attendees are allowed the opportunity to learn about various pistols, cartridges, bullets and shooting positions. There is 8 hours of classroom instruction followed by 4 hours of range time.
Within the Refuse to be a Victim, attendees will learn to have an overall personal safety strategy in place, before it is needed. With topics covered including home security, personal security, automobile security, workplace security, and technological security.
For additional information contact Sharon Preston at Ladies of Lead, Group Therapy LLC at 541.788.5858 or www.lolgrouptherapy.com .
Today I urge you all to take the time to write your individual State legislator(s). Locating your states representatives is an easy process, simply "Bing" or "Google" -Example: Find Oregon State Legislature; and you you will receive a link like this one from Oregon that will provide you with each legislators name and contact information.
Let your voice be heard today!! Below is a copy of the letter that I sent to my Oregon legislatures based off of Executive Vice President of the NRA Wayne LaPierre's recent speech. Feel free to copy.
To Whom It May Concern,
I deeply care about my second amendment freedoms in the United States. The second amendment lies at the very heart at what this country was founded upon. Our founding fathers knew that without the second amendment ALL of our other freedoms could be at jeopardy.
I agree with the NRA and feel that an armed and trained police or security officer should be present at EVERY school in America. A parent dropping their little one off at school would have that security seeing that police car in the parking lot, knowing that officer is there to protect their child. Gun free zones only restrict law abiding citizens. Restricting magazine capacity and firearms types only affects law abiding citizens, not criminals. We need to take steps that actually work like prosecuting violent criminals, improving security in our schools, fixing the mental health system, removing dangerous people off of the streets.
Start allowing the records of those whom have been adjudicated mentally incompetent and dangerous into the current National instant check system that is currently used at the point of firearms purchase.
Banning, taxing and taking from the law abiding citizen is NOT okay. Demonizing law abiding American gun owners is NOT okay. All gun owners are NOT potential criminals in waiting. STOP treating the law abiding citizen like we are!!!
What is good for the goose is not good for the gander. You cannot restrict law abiding citizens of the rights to defend themselves, meanwhile not following the same rules and regulations that your are proposing on your own personal security systems. As a single woman living alone, my only means of security is the second amendment when the glass breaks in the middle of the night, I have the right to defend myself.
If you limit my access to semi-automatic technology and high capacity magazines you are directly limiting my ability to defend myself. You do not have the right to take that right away!!!
In regards to universal checks, they are not reasonable!!! Criminals, the mentally adjudicated and dangerous will never be a part of this process. There are currently 23 states that are putting in virtually no records into the National instant check system and many that are putting in none! This new universal check is really universal registration and is only being asked for, not to protect me from the criminals and mentally dangerous and unstable but to make me a law abiding citizen forced to be a part of a list that I believe in the future, you will use to confiscate my guns.
I do not want my name on a massive Government list that can be used in conjunction with my address with a potential list of all of the firearms that I own in my home. That list would put me in grave danger should it reach the hands of gang members and criminals. This entire process makes me fear my own Government like I fear no criminal.
Law abiding citizens should not be asked to surrender rifles, shotguns and handguns. These are guns that have been passed down for generations or legally purchased.
As Americans, we all want the same thing, criminals with guns to be prosecuted, the gun laws that are on the books right now to be enforced against felons with guns, against drug dealers with guns and against gangs with guns. If that were done and those violent criminals were off the streets and in prison, we would all be safer.
This legislation must be pulled from consideration and it is time to implement programs that address the real problems in a real and meaningful way. Put police in our schools, enforce our federal gun laws that are on the books right now, incarcerate violent criminals, rebuild our broken mental health system. Get the mentally ill help by getting them off the streets and getting them into treatment. Leave us good, honest, law abiding citizens ALONE!!!
This is political hypocrisy. I will unflinchingly defend my constitutional rights, I will not be dooped, I will not be demonized and I will not be divided from the rest of the United States that stand with me. Together we will fight to preserve the liberty that was handed to us intact. The second amendment that ensures my very freedom. I am proud to defend that freedom!
As a lawful gun owner, I deserve nothing less than the respect as people that believe in my own individual rights, believe in individual responsibility, believe in protecting my family, and believe in defending our country.
Crosman Corp. recently wrote a story about my trip to shoot Challenger Air Rifles with the Redmond OR High School Marksmanship team. The team was awared a $10,000 endowment from the Rocky Mountain Elk Founation earlier this year.
CROSMAN PROSTAFF AND CELEBRITIES APPEARANCE SCHEDULE SHOT Show 2013, Booth #13940
ROCHESTER, New York, (January 7, 2013) –Crosman Corporation, long known for innovative, high quality products for the shooting sports, as well as promoting safe shooting practices, today announced their lineup of pro staff and television personalities who will appear in the Crosman booth #13940 at SHOT Show, 2013.
“Benjamin Airguns are one of the most exciting things to happen in hunting over the past few years, and this outstanding team has demonstrated that some of the greatest fun in the outdoors can be had with an air rifle. We’re proud to be associated with each and every one of them, and invite you to stop by and visit to talk about serious airgun hunting,” said Crosman Web and Social Marketing Manager, Chip Hunnicutt. “The appearance schedule includes some of the biggest names in the outdoor industry.” Tuesday, January 15 11am - 12pm Fred Eichler, Predator Nation 1pm - 2pm Jim Shockey, Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures 3pm - 4pm Dave Poteat and Tim Anello, Inside Outdoors TV
Wednesday, January 16 11am - 12pm Pat and Nicole Reeve, Driven TV 1pm - 2pm Jim Shockey, Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures 3pm - 4pm Haley and G.O. Heath, Family Traditions
Thursday, January 17 11am - 12pm Justin Martin, The Season 1pm - 2pm Kristy Titus, Team Elk
About Crosman Corporation: Crosman Corporation was founded in 1923 and has built its business on innovation and quality. It has become the most successful company in the airgun and airsoft categories, designing and manufacturing its products here and abroad, and marketing them around the world. During the past decade, the company has twice doubled its size.
Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, CenterPoint® optics, and Crosman®, Game Face™, and Undead Apocalypse® airsoft products. Crosman is a licensee of U.S. Marine Corps airsoft and the exclusive worldwide licensee of Marlin® airguns.