Important News From the Membership Meeting


If you missed the CCGC Meeting last Friday, you missed quite a night. We inducted five new members who will enhance our membership, but the Board also made a few decisions that impact everyone in a positive way. Let’s recap….

  1. The 4th Annual BBQ/Swap Meet will be held from 11 am-4 pm next Sunday, September 20. This year, the food is free – bring your family and enjoy the delicious options organizers have in mind. Make up your mind quick, though, because today is the deadline to RSVP with Jack Orischak.
  2. Today, right now, is the second Sunday of the month. As such, it is also now Free Day at the range for women. Unless another activity pre-empts the ranges, each CCGC member may bring a woman to shoot free the second Sunday of the month. The shooter must still sign the waiver in the tray by the front door, but just write “FREE DAY” on the waiver before you put in the slot on the vault door.
  3. The Board has yet to define an official policy regarding firearms classes and training at the Club, but a decision was made to conduct two classes on a trial basis. Brett Denison, CCGC member and NRA instructor, will teach a Range Safety Officer (RSO) course and a Refuse To Be A Victim course in the near future. Neither course requires use of the range.

The RSO Course is 8-9 hours in length, and will cost CCGC members $50 per person, including materials. RSO’s are the members currently conducting the Club’s Safety Orientation and Tube Orientation.

Refuse To Be A Victim is a course that stresses personal awareness and self-defense. It will last approximately four hours at a cost of $25 per person, including materials.

Watch for more details in The Firing Line, in another Potshots, and/or right here. To see a trailer of the course, click the link below.

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Make No Mistake: ‘The Trace’ is No Impartial News Organization


NEWTOWN, Conn –-( Readers Beware.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently revealed a new tactic in his ongoing campaign to impose his anti-gun agenda on Americans with the launch of “The Trace .

The new website describes itself as a “media organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States.”

Bloomberg, of course, already owns and controls one of the largest media empires in the world in Bloomberg LP , but apparently it is not adequately biased to serve his anti-gun agenda.

According to editorial director James Burnett, “The Trace” is not an “anti-gun” organization, but hopes to “appeal to people across the spectrum on the issue.” But the content makes it clear that the organization is just another Bloomberg-funded gun control project. The site even states, “We bring an admitted bias to our beat.”

Huffington Post further illustrated this intentional bias while celebrating the launch of the new “news” organization.

“We believe that the rate of gun violence is too high and we believe that there is not enough information about the issue as a whole,” editorial director James Burnett said in his interview. “As journalists, we have it as our mission to address that shortage of information.”

Like other Bloomberg backed organizations (Everytown for Gun Safety, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America), “The Trace” has already earned a lack of credibility among gun owners. Within the first few days of operation, the organization has readers outraged over one-sided reporting on issues and reckless disregard for facts.

It is clear that Bloomberg’s true goal is not to increase education and awareness on firearms and firearm safety, but to even more thoroughly color the information that reaches Americans about their Second Amendment rights. Orwellian propagandists have nothing on the sprawling Bloomberg newspeak machine.

Readers who may stumble across an article in “The Trace” — and any legitimate reporters seeking to inform themselves and the public on Second Amendment issues — should ignore the advocacy “journalists” at the “The Trace” and treat them like the Bloomberg, anti-gun staffers they are.


About NSSF The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

Boulder County Hosting Two Open Houses to Discuss Designated Shooting Areas


Boulder County is hosting two open houses to discuss possible designated shooting areas in the County.   This is part of a recreational shooting strategy that is under consideration by the Northern Front Range Recreational Sports Shooting Management Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership was formed by the US Forest Service to work across the boundaries of the Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forests and four counties to provide safe, responsible, and accessible recreational sport shooting opportunities.

The two open houses are as follows:

Monday, July 20 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Nederland Community Center
750 Highway 72 North, Nederland

Tuesday, July 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office
1750 33rd St., Boulder

The meetings will be open house-style with multiple stations set up for attendees to obtain information and provide comments. There will be no scheduled presentations and people are welcome to come and go as they please.

A table with information about the preliminary criteria that was used to select the areas will be set up for attendees to view.  There will also be a station to display maps of possible designated shooting areas currently under consideration.  For this first round of possibilities, the areas include:

  • Ruby Gulch
  • West Magnolia
  • Allenspark Dump (analysis and public involvement has been completed and is pending a decision)
  • Bunce School Road
  • Beaver Reservoir Road

Boulder County is in the process of drafting Land Use Code provisions about where and whether future shooting ranges will be allowed in unincorporated areas of the County.  The County will have a station to explain the process for amending its Land Use Code to include such requirements as the appropriate size of a site, setbacks from neighboring properties, and health and safety requirements.  Staff members will be on hand to discuss the possible areas and comment cards will be available for residents to complete.

More information about the Partnership and criteria for identifying possible designated shooting areas can be found online at

If you are a hunter and/or shooter concerned about the future of sport shooting on the 625 square miles of forest land that the Partnership is reviewing, along with the future of such opportunities in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Larimer Counties, it is important that your interests are represented at the open houses.

Please take the time to attend one of these open houses to familiarize yourself with what designated shooting areas are under consideration and provide the Partnership with your comments about the importance of maintaining access and opportunities on public lands for sport shooting.

The NRA also encourages you to provide feedback to Boulder County to ensure that its Land Use Code does not become a No-Use Code for sport shooting in the County.


The Colorado’s Gun Collector’s Show  will be held at the Denver Mart (I-25 & 58th Ave) this weekend May 16-17, 2015.  The show is Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3, admission is $10 per day.
The show will occupy several buildings at the Denver Mart and will feature over 1,000 Tables!
There will be an amazing collection of antique and collectible firearms, militaria, and other weaponry.  Last year there was a gun at the show valued at over one million dollars!  There are lots of great educational displays.  The Colorado Gun Collector’s Show is truly a one of a kind show, so don’t miss it!
Remember, this is a collector’s show so they will not have anything on display or for sale that is not at least 50 years old. Admission is $10 per day.
SATURDAY MAY 16TH: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY MAY 17TH: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

NRA Debuts New Eddie Eagle Video

Watch the new video by clicking the graphic above…..

In 1988, the National Rifle Association set out on a mission to protect children from accidents involving firearms. Since then, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program has reached nearly 28 million children.

Today, I’m pleased to unveil a new Eddie and his friends—the Wing Team. Eddie and the Wing Team remain dedicated to keeping children safe, but we’ve modernized the program to keep up with today’s digital trends and expectations.

We’ve also launched a brand new kid-friendly website that encourages children and parents to explore Eddie Eagle’s message together. We hope the new Eddie video and accompanying resources will open a dialogue in families nationwide about a subject that is paramount to our children’s safety. Visit to learn more.

Please help us in spreading this exciting news far and wide. This new milestone for Eddie Eagle is your victory as a member of the National Rifle Association. Thank you for helping us create something truly special that is going to save lives.



New Release and Waiver Forms are Online

In line with the recently-passed policy allowing shooters under the age of 16 to shoot at the Club for free, you will notice new signage spelling out the procedures members need to follow to be in compliance. EVERYONE must have a signed release and waiver form on file, and the form must be signed and submitted whether you are shooting or not.

Adult guests of Club members must complete and sign the form, as well as wear the red tag that identifies them as a guest. Under-16 shooters must have a form signed by a parent or guardian, and also wear the red tag. Guests and visitors who are not shooting, but simply watching, must still complete the form and wear the tag.

The new form is now available online through the MEMBERSHIP link on the Main Menu on the front page of the website,

If you want to save time when you come to shoot, print out and complete the form beforehand and simply bring it with you. Drop all completed release/waiver forms in the slot in the vault door.

Get Super Chicken (Air Gun Silhouette Sunday)

Do you know what this is?

This is Super Chicken.  This chicken survived the entire last Silhouette met without a single hit. Not one hit!
Are you the person to take Super Chicken down?
Your chance is this weekend, Sunday, March 15th, from 9 AM till Noon on the West Range.
If you plan on attending, please let Bill Spinuzzi or myself know.  there is increased pressure to use the range.  If we know everyone who plans on attending has shot, we can close down early to let other club member use the range. In addition, if we know less than 6 or 8 people plan on attending, we can decide whether to hold the meet at all.
I’m sure Super Chicken would be very happy to go home once more un-hit. See you Sunday!
John Lee