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Donald Trump’s Position on the 2nd Amendment

View Mr. Trump’s position:

  • Defend the Second Amendment of our Constitution. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
  • Nominate United States Supreme Court justices that will abide by the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States that includes upholding the Second Amendment.
  • Enforce the laws on the books. We need to get serious about prosecuting violent criminals.
  • Expand and bring back programs like Project Exile and get gang members and drug dealers off the street. When we do, crime will go down and our cities and communities will be safer places to live.
  • Empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Law enforcement does a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time.
  • Fix our broken mental health system. All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored. We can’t allow that to continue. We must expand treatment programs, and reform the laws to make it easier to take preventive action to save innocent lives. Most people with mental health problems are not violent, but just need help, and these reforms will help everyone.
  • Defend the rights of law-abiding gun owners:

– Military bases and recruiting centers – to have a strong military, we need to allow them to defend themselves
– National right to carry – should be legal in all 50 states
– Background checks – we need to fix the system we have and make it work as intended. What we don’t need to do is expand a broken system.
– Gun and magazine bans – the government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own

“They have no right to say they do not care. They must care!”

On November 3, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge took to the radio airwaves to remind Americans of a solemn duty:

“All the opportunity for self-government through the rule of the people depends upon one single factor. That is the ballot box. . . . The people of our country are sovereign. If they do not vote they abdicate that sovereignty, and they may be entirely sure that if they relinquish it other forces will seize it, and if they fail to govern themselves some other power will rise up to govern them. The choice is always before them, whether they will be slaves or whether they will be free. The only way to be free is to exercise actively and energetically the privileges, and discharge faithfully the duties which make freedom. It is not to be secured by passive resistance. It is the result of energy and action. . . .

Persons who have the right to vote are trustees for the benefit of their country and their countrymen. They have no right to say they do not care. They must care! They have no right to say that whatever the result of the election they can get along. They must remember that their country and their countrymen cannot get along, cannot remain sound, cannot preserve its institutions, cannot protect its citizens, cannot maintain its place in the world, unless those who have the right to vote do sustain and do guide the course of public affairs by the thoughtful exercise of that right on election day.”

If you haven’t voted yet, time is short. It’s too late to mail your ballot, but you can still drop it off at numerous locations. The only other alternative is going to one of several polling places on Election Day Tuesday.

Remember, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about what happens afterwards!

Help NSSF with a Market Research Survey – You Can Remain Anonymous


Shooters are being asked to help one of the firearms industry’s leading organizations conduct a market research survey. Please take a moment to learn more about the organization and consider participating in the survey.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the trade association for America’s firearms industry. Importantly, the NSSF’s mission is to promote, protect, and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. In furtherance of this mission, the NSSF is conducting a study that is designed to help the firearms industry better understand consumers and improve products and services for gun owners. All survey responses are confidential.

The survey will ask about your reasons for owning firearms, hunting, and/or target shooting. Please do not participate in this survey if you do not feel comfortable providing this type of information. Upon completion of the survey, you will be given the opportunity to enter a contest for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. Leave the box blank and click Submit if you would prefer to remain anonymous.


Rifle Tube Refresh Update!

Shooting room 8-16-2016 (Medium)
First!  Thanks again for all of you who have helped on the rifle tube refresh.

I have done an orientation with about 70 % of the qualified rifle tube shooters at the club and in the tube so far.  If you have not done it yet, then please get down to one of my planned orientations and let me go over with you.  If you have schedule issues, then please contact me and I will set up to meet you.   I still have not had time to get the online stuff written and set up.

We have had a lot of shooters through since we opened Saturday 7/23/2016.  As of Tuesday, 8/30/2016,  members had recorded 159 different firearms used in the tube.  (hopefully that is all of them being recorded)  I am working on getting the totals of the number of rounds and weights into a spread sheet.

We have had both the target holding sticks shot once and one shot hit on the upper bullet deflector and one shot hit the roof of the tube in front of the antenna for the camera network.  ???  The west chronograph light frame has been shot once and pieces are stuck in the wall insulation just past the end of it.

Target Picturre 8-16-16 (Medium)The camera has really been a big hit with most shooters.  We have really found it to be useful at the 25 yard line and in the room when we did a couple of tube qualifications.  I installed an additional power plug and a Wi-Fi extender over the inside of the tube door and now we have really good signal all the way to the parking lot.  It will show up as BullseyeCam112057_Ext and uses the same password as the base Wi-Fi: 
) when you go to connect to the camera system.

Clean and dirty filtr 8-22-16 #1 (Medium)The original two air filters completely blocked up in a month. We had expected the first set to block early due to all new dusty rubber and the powdered chemical being loose at the beginning.    I changed them Monday, 8/22/2016, and the new ones are already black on the bottom   We may eventually need to change to a four filter array if they keep blocking up so fast.  We have the space, just a half day of work to remove the existing one and make the new one.

Rubber 8-28-2016 #1 (Medium)
The rubber has not moved nearly as much as I feared and does not show a real need so far to be shoveled or pushed back up.  There are the two side hot spots and one in the center (as quite a few people put a target there) that show up but are not big pits yet..

This is a unique rifle tube  and backstop and vent system and we will be tweaking  things for a while.  Let me know if you notice anything that needs work or to be changed.  If you don’t let us know about it, we can’t fix or improve it.

I put a new record book in for ONLY guests to sign in and to record any damage or maintenance that needs to be done.

We have a lot of little things still to do when we get time in the future.  If you want to do any more just let me know when and what you can help do.

David Burch
Rifle Tube Coordinator


Rifle Tube Orientation Schedule for the End of August

Please attend an orientation if you want access to the rifle tube soon.  I will be giving orientations at the following times and dates:

Saturday:    8/27/2016        At 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00

Sunday:      8/28/2016        At 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00

Monday:    8/29/2016        At 18:00 and 19:00

David Burch – 720-635-7286

Rifle Tube is Now Open! New Orientation Schedule is Released

Rifle Tube is Open as of 7/23/2016 to all who have gone through the new orientation.

 There has been a delay in getting the online orientation started.

 If you want to start shooting again soon, please attend one of the orientations at the club in person. These take about 45 minutes to an hour depending on questions. We will give them every hour on the hour at the times listed below.

 If you plan to shoot in the tube at these times then plan on having a one half hour interruption each hour during these time for others to get their orientations done.

 Saturday, 7/30/2016:             08:00 to 14:00
Sunday,    7/31/2016:              09:00 to 14:00
Monday, 8/1/2016:                17:00 to 21:00
Saturday, 8/6/2016:              08:00 to 14:00
Saturday, 8/13/2016:           13:00 to 17:00
Sunday,    8/14/2016:            09:00 to 14:00

Questions?  Contact David Burch

Rifle Tube Re-opening Plan

After three months of hard work by a few members, we have the Rifle Tube ready to re-open, starting this Saturday, 7/23/2016.

The Tube now has an improved bullet trap/ backstop, improved lighting, ventilation system with filters, a video system for the targets, and many other small improvements.

All current Tube-qualified  members must either attend an orientation at the Club or review all the old and new rules and procedures and answer some questions before your access to the tube will be turned back on.  This WILL NOT require a shooting test.

Members who are not currently qualified  to shoot in the Rifle Tube must schedule to do this orientation in person, plus do the shooting portion when they request to be qualified, as is the procedure now.

I have been very busy trying to get the Tube done and do not have the written orientation and questions ready to post online ready. This will happen next week. Once you have read the procedures and answered the questions and replied back to the Tube address, expect 24-48 hours before your badge is turned back on. I will send another message out when the online process is active. The reply address for this will will be at a different email address than mine.  

Come to the on-site days if you want to get access soonest.

The on-site orientation will take 20-30 minutes to cover the rules and physically show you how to use the video system and the new target backstop system. If you do the online it will take as long as you need.  But the on-line will only have the written instructions for the video system and links to the vendor’s site.

We will be doing orientations at the Club this Saturday and Sunday (7/23 and 7/24) from 08:00 to 17:00.

We will be doing orientations at the club on Saturdays (7/30 & 8/6) from 09:00 to 13:00. If enough members show interest, this time may run later.

We will be doing orientations at the club Monday nights  (7/25 & 8/1) from  17:00.  to 21:00

After that it will be online or by special request and availability of a trainer or the online one.

David Burch

Rifle Tube – Initial Noise Levels Look Good; Minor Tasks Left to Finish

The fan house is finished and up and running.  No more outside work at
this time until after we do the last of the sound tests. We will then
move the additional rubber and chemicals into it for storage.

We did ten shots of a .308 at 25 yards in the tube and the noise levels
outside the fan house were very low, 58 dB at the road on the south
side.  We did 5 shots from a .30-06 at 100 yards and you could
hardly hear it and it was less than ambient noise (would not move the
meter at 50 dB), so all the duct work and sound proofing is working.
The rubber shows that it was hit but not much movement.

We got the shelf  and power outlet for the video camera installed and
tested the router.  We need to make a mount for the camera and get it
located.  Then we can locate and mount the bullet deflector after we get
the mount built.

We still have to decide on what we are doing for the bottom part of the
target hangers.  The targets cannot move or the camera system will not
work correctly.

We still have some clean up and repairs in the shooting room and
positions.  We need to add a couple of electrical plugs above the
shooting doors.  We have to finish the cleanup in the tube at the wall
and chronographs.

I will be out of town until at least Thursday night.  (this might run
into Friday due a relative’s health).  I will plan to be at the club at
10:00 on Friday and 08:00 on Saturday and Sunday unless I send out a
message otherwise.  I will have to leave Sunday around 11:00 due to a
family commitment.  (Take visiting grandson to the Tanner Gun Show).  I
hope we can get most of it done.  I will be available the next week
before opening to finish up as needed.

Please let me know if you will be coming to assist.

I am working on the updated Rifle Tube Orientation and will have
everyone do it online.  All the volunteers who have worked are welcome
to come and go through what I will send out soon to see if it works and
then do some test shots.  If you have a Go-Pro that is charged and ready
to go, bring it so we can record what the rubber is doing for movement
please.  We also want to get the noise levels for a variety of caliber

David Burch

Rifle Tube – Long List of Last-Minute Tasks

We are getting close thanks to a lot of repeat helpers.  The rubber is in.  The fan, filters and duct work are installed and we seem to have the proper amount of air flow.  We have
the variable pulley on the motor at its lowest setting, so we can easily
increase the airflow if needed.

Bill Spinuzzi got the tablet mounts installed in the shooting room for
the camera system.

Warren has almost finished the air inlet vent shut off.  He still may
need help in Finishing the target holder supports at the bottom.

Do any of you have a Go-pro camera we could use to record the rubber in
the box while we do test shots to see how it bounces? Also, if any of
you have a wind meter, we might try to measure the airflow in the tube?

We need to:

– Finish closing the door on the fan house and install a shutter on it and
a door sill and seals to keep the weather out.  Not a bit job but time

– Install a shelf for the power supply and router for the camera.

– Install a power box for the router and camera

– Locate and install the camera.

– Finish fabricating the mount for the errant bullet deflector for the
camera and install it.

– Install the hangers for the shovels and rake at the target box.

– Finish smoothing the dirt in the tube at the end of the concrete.

– Refurbish and add mounts for the 25 and 50 yard crutches.

– Refurbish the rifle racks at the  25 and 50 yard crutches.

– Clean up more of the loose soundproofing debris a the shooting end of
the tube.

– Work on Replacing the shooting door/hole panels and cleaning up the
sound baffles and securing all the loose wire and pieces.

– Install the hour meter for the fan.

– Add additional outlets in the shooting room for the tablets.

– Clean up and spruce up the shooting room.

– Do test shots and audio level recordings.  Also to see what we need to
plan on for taking care of the rubber for our new procedures.

– Lots of small stuff and not all may get done now.  And probably some I

We should be close to setting an opening day in the next couple
of weeks.  I don’t want to just do it and not have things done we could

I will be there at 08:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Please let me
know if you are going to be able to come and help.   I have family
commitments and will be packing and out of town ,  Sunday through Thursday.

David Burch