MON | JUNE 6, 2022

USA Archery is actively developing cooperative partnerships to grow their para athlete pipeline in alignment with the 2022-2028 Para High Performance Plan. The organization has partnered with Move United, a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of parasports among youth and adults with physical disabilities through more than 200 chapters across the nation.
Set for September 4-10 in Terni, Italy, the 2022 World Archery 3D Championships will have a full USA Team competing. The team includes four former and reigning medalists.
Crafted in 1954 by legendary gunmaker Fred Wells for Jack O’Connor and backed with rock-solid provenance, the auction of this important rifle provides an opportunity to own a historic firearm while supporting the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center.

On June 8, Cowan’s Auctions will offer one of the largest and most complete collections of Native American related and used firearms in its Frontier Firearms from the Lifetime Collection of Larry Ness auction.
The John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center will host two Junior Olympic Development Camps: a Skeet and Bunker Trap Camp, June 12-16 and a second, focused on Bunker Trap, from June 19-23.
U.S. archers are bringing home a myriad of medals, including thee gold, one silver and two bronze from 2022 Youth & Masters Pan American Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Baschieri & Pellagri USA, manufacturer of premiere shotshells for sporting clays and hunting, congratulates B&P Pro Team shooter Karen Shedd on her outstanding performance at the English World Sporting Clays Championship. The event was held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, TX.
Hillsdale College hosted its 12th annual Couples for Liberty camp series from May 22-25 at the John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center. Through basic training and lessons on gun safety, Couples for Liberty seeks to increase participants’ confidence when handling firearms.
GPO USA announced the immediate availability of two new colors to its popular 8x42 and 10x42 ED binoculars, Desert Sand and Dark Brown Earth.

Liberty Ammunition, a manufacturer of self-defense ammunition, is teaming up with Frontier Media Labs for marketing and media.
Walther Manufacturing, Inc. announced the hiring of Thomas Goike to President and CEO. Goike’s hiring is part of a long-term, strategic transition for former Walther Manufacturing President and CEO Adam Blalock.
Roger Sports Marketing is currently looking to add to its team of sales professionals to cover accounts in Alabama and Georgia
Knife Rights' bill to repeal Louisiana's ban on the concealed carry of switchblades has been passed unanimously by the Senate and now heads to Governor John Edwards for his action.
The Firearms Policy Coalition and FPC Law announced that it has filed a federal Second and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit challenging the State of Washington’s unconstitutional ban on common firearm magazines.
The Second Amendment Foundation filed a federal lawsuit against Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and several other officials, challenging the state ban on so-called “large capacity magazines” for rifles and pistols. The case is known as Sullivan v. Ferguson.

Davidson’s has again teamed up with Girsan, imported by European American Armory, to develop yet another Exclusive 1911 offering. Chambered in .45 Auto, the “XLV” features a commander-style 4.25” barrel.
MDT announced the addition of MDT COMP Brake to their suite of competition rifle accessories. It features four unique baffles on each side and 6 top venting ports that reduce concussion and felt recoil by 67%.
TETRA Hearing has renewed its Silver Sponsorship of the Scholastic Clay Target Program. Founded by professional audiologists, TETRA Hearing products are built with proprietary software and hardware to give an edge to clay target athletes.

Kimber, Mfg. is continuing one of its newest promotions: Retail customers get a free 7-round Tac-Mag - which has a value of $53.95 – with all new Micro 9 pistol purchases.
Luth-AR announces Cheaper Than Dirt! will carry the new MCA-22 Rimfire Chassis, designed for Ruger 10/22 and similar actions and barrels. The MCA-22 has been designed and developed by Roth Performance in conjunction with Luth-AR.
In the NRA’s response to President Biden’s address calling for more gun control, the NRA reiterated its support of “substantive policies and real solutions that will make a difference,” while reminding members that President Biden’s proposal “only focuses on infringing on the rights of those law-abiding who have never, and will never, commit a crime."

Editor’s Note: For many of us, the reemergence of “instant legislation” to solve longstanding problems is frustratingly familiar. Across the country, pro-Second Amendment organizations are stepping up efforts to combat what the mainstream touts as “new efforts” to do something about "gun violence". If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice this “new effort” looks a whole lot like another attempt to criminalize a constitutionally guaranteed right. Here’s retired law enforcement officer (and Tactical Wire editor) Rich Grassi’s take.

Same old stuff again –

Yes, there’s been more of that pesky “gun violence.” Strange terminology, but I guess “murder” and “violent crime” doesn’t excite people enough. If it’s something we need more of, it's outrage and other high emotions.

Not surprisingly, the government has come up with “The Solution” -- which is suspiciously like the “Final Solution” of an earlier era. What is this new brain storm?

It’s “Old Gun Control.”

Reminds me of the political cartoon from another earlier time – late 1960s or the 1970s – where a patent medicine salesman standing on his traveling medicine show wagon, selling the latest, greatest wonder drug – Old Gun Control. Not only would it stop all violent crime, but prevent dandruff and halitosis.

If it seems too good to be true, it is.

Again, it’s “Why don’t you give up those (the most currently disfavored gun goes here) for a better world?” And some of our “friends,” the type that start off by saying “I’m a supporter of the 2nd Amendment but …” or “I’m a hunter, but …” are getting their five seconds of fame by cutting up an Evil Black Rifle on social media, opining that “one less of these things will make the world safer.”

Bravo Sierra.

The latest Occupant of the People’s House in Washington, D.C., has likewise given forth his great knowledge of terminal ballistics, firearms technology and public policy, all relating to the topic at hand – just as he’s done since the 1970s. It seems he’s learned even more – about a pistol cartridge developed in 1908 (the 9x19mm) as well as the other “high powered weapons.”

Jeff Cooper, someone actually possessed of quite a bit of real knowledge, referred to that Evil Black Rifle as a “poodle shooter.” He believed putting down a feral human who was in the process of murdering people required a “real rifle.”

The truth, as we’ve come to find out, is somewhere in between.

But what about The Solution? Won’t it solve the problem?

In a word, “no.”

The great philosopher of late night television, Greg Gutfeld, referred to the gun control lobby as people who focus on a single variable. While he clowns around, he couldn’t be more right. It’s a multivariate problem, something the government is profoundly unable to comprehend or deal with. Their solution is to disarm the population, as if that was possible, to solve crime.

It ain’t a gun problem. It’s a people problem (kind of like public policy generally).

The best public policy comes - not from government functionaries - but from the interested citizen.

Why is that?

Because bureaucrats are concerned with continuing and growing the bureaucracy by whom they are employed.

Consider giving money to charities that help the poor; are you outraged by the amount of donations that actually reach their client populations? Good.

Check to see how much of the taxes you’re expected to “contribute” to the poor through various welfare programs – then look to see how much actually reaches those “beneficiaries.”

Around a dime per dollar or so? It’s not much.

And consider their expertise: we’re preached to by people telling us of the awesome power of the AR15 and how the often- considered “puny” 9mm will remove the lungs from people.

These are folks who think a castle nut is a fan of medieval architecture.

All the while not exploring the fact that the real problem is the nut of another kind – the nut behind the trigger.

But can we do nothing?

No. Not the way we’re headed.

We find that a minute number of “denials” from NICS are ever followed up on. Some wise politician, when Vice President a few years ago, admitted they didn’t have the staffing to chase every “deny” response in NICS – so we need even more laws they won’t enforce (unless politically expedient – a discussion for another time).

And in each of the recent (and not-so-recent) cases, the events, while shocking to all, weren’t completely unexpected by people who knew the violent offenders.

They weren’t lone wolf attacks; they were known wolf attacks.

But were they flagged in NICS? No.

So, you ask, why not? Because they were never reported.

So who do you turn to for solutions? You have to turn to the politicians -of both parties.

Make your expectations known. A good many law-abiding gun owners live in districts represented by gun-grabbers. It doesn’t hurt to let them know how many gun owners (or potential gun owners) out there don’t approve of their stupidity.

Age limits? Great, so the voting age, drinking age, medical marijuana and age of military service will all be increased to 21 … right?

What about those who like analogies? What do you say to them?

If you’re smart, nothing. If you’re like me, it would go like this:

“I wish it was as easy to vote as it is to get a gun.”

“Me too. You’d get to go to a federal licensee, fill out a form telling them everything about you – including “race,” sex, age, date of birth, and whether or not you’re Hispanic (not sure why that matters), plus if you lie on any of the questions, you’re subject to federal criminal prosecution for perjury – then you have to wait for your ‘instant’ background check (none of which the candidate running for office has to do). “

Can you imagine such a law being passed? Me either.

-- Rich Grassi

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