During lunch, a special presentation was made to the family of the late Dominick Casciano, in recognition of his longtime support and sponsorship of the event.
The final results for the day of shooting are below.
Bernie Koderski 2019 Crush n Clays Champion
Mike Gilbert Class A Champion
Bob Walla Class B Champion
John Anderson Class C Champion
Bill Patterson Class D Champion
Team Awards (honors only)
Piedmont Sportsmen Club - 132
2nd Place (Tie) -124
Trigger Time Youth
2nd Place (Tie) -124
Casciano TM 1
Dominick Casciano III
3rd Place - 122
Congratulations to all the individual and team winners and thanks to all of the participants for supporting this event for 21 years. Hope to see you all next year.
Northam’s proposals show a deep misunderstanding of the causes and mechanisms underlying gun-related violence in general, and mass public shootings in particular.
Worse, they inherently place the blame for these criminal actions on the shoulders of hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Virginia gun owners who will never use their firearms in an unlawful manner.She goes on to point out that according to data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), data which by the way CDC declined to publicize, indicates that the number of annual defensive gun uses is likely around 1 million. She concludes her article by pointing out law-abiding citizens are not made safer by enacting restrictions that make it more difficult to defend themselves, especially when those restrictions don’t really address the "real mechanisms of criminal gun use." All we do is "tie one hand behind their backs" while "congratulating ourselves for having 'just done something' about gun violence."
Amy was on NRATV's Relentless with Dana Loesch to talk more about her article.
Senator Janet Howell: We would have citizens wandering the halls carrying Uzis and other assault weapons
If you want to know how things have rolled in Virginia on the firearms issue, consider that Gun Lobby Day is an unofficial but highly memorable event held every year at the state Capitol on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“That was so wrong for so many reasons,” Jennifer Wexton, a former state senator who is now a member of Congress, observed about the timing of the pro-firearms offensive. Wexton, first drawn to politics in part by her desire for tougher gun laws, said that the state Senate’s Republican leadership would “put up all the gun bills on that day and kill them, one after another.”You see, even though Governor Northam claims the GOP majority holds "early morning meetings" where they kill everything, the fact is, the State Senate holds hearings on the bills with the most people are at the General Assembly to be heard - on Martin Luther King Day when a number of groups hold lobbying days, not just the pro-rights community, but the anti-rights folks hold a rally at the Bell Tower and are there for the Senate Courts of Justice Committee meeting. On the House side, the subcommittee that hears gun related bills meet at 4:00 PM on Thursday afternoons in a usually packed meeting room and both pro-rights and anti-rights supporters are there to speak for or against legislation.
So, no Ms. Wexton, it isn't wrong for so many reasons. And, no, there weren't people runing around the halls of the General Assembly Building with "Uzis and other assault weapons".
And while we are at it. Would someone please have Donald Jr. educate his dad on suppressors!
Governor Northam Calls for Special Session to Take Up Gun Control in Response to Virginia Beach Shooting
He said in an interview that he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for "common-sense" law related to guns and accessories.
Republicans have previously rejected Northam's gun control bills out of hand, but a top GOP lawmaker signaled Monday that he's open to a legislative debate.
Northam's expected announcement comes less than a week after Virginia Beach city employee DeWayne Craddock used two semi-automatic handguns, a silencer and extended ammunition magazines to kill 12 people, all but one them colleagues he had worked with for years, and injure several others. Craddock was then killed in an intense gunbattle with police during which a bullet hit one officer in a bulletproof vest.
Northam's package of bills includes legislation that directly relates to Friday's shooting — including a ban on silencers and high capacity ammunition magazines as well as broadening the ability of local governments to limit guns in city buildings. But Northam said other recent shootings, including the death last month of a 9-year-old girl who was shot at a community cookout in Richmond, are also driving his call for a special session.
Suppressors are currently legal in Virginia, but an individual has to undergo what amounts to a federal anal exam from ATF after paying a $200 tax before a purchase can be completed. It normally takes at least six months for the process to run it's course.
Some law enforcement told news outlets on Saturday that the suppressor did not necessarily make it easier for the killer to complete his plan and that it was likely his familiarity with the building that allowed him to kill so many.
Contact you legislators now and let them know that you oppose any new restrictions on your rights.
On the national level, the ATF has decided not to track the number of bump stocks turned into its offices for disposal, according to Washington Field Division spokesman Michael Boyer.
“We are not providing any numbers, and as far as I know we're not compiling any numbers,” Boyer said of the returned bump stocks. “We don't have any numbers or any of that information to give.”
Boyer cited the multiple disposal methods — turning the devices into local and national authorities as well as owners destroying the devices themselves — as the reason the ATF has decided not to track the turn-ins.
Democratic Congresswoman Elaine Luria, 2nd Congressional District, condemned that decision and said the administration should track bump stock returns.
“It’s a shame the administration does not appear to be following through in a thorough way with its sensible ban on bump stocks,” Luria said in a statement. “The federal government ought to be able to track the success of its policy.”It's entirely possible however that some in Virginia have decided "I will not comply" with the new bump stock policy.
Sen. Cory Booker, the New Jersey senator who’s running for president, is proposing a slate of sweeping executive actions and policy changes to implement gun control measures that have long hit roadblocks in Congress.
Booker’s plan centers around implementing a federal licensing program for gun ownership, requiring gun owners to submit fingerprints and pass a gun safety course to legally possess a firearm
The plan would also mandate universal background checks on all gun sales, closing the “Charleston loophole” which allows people buying guns from private sellers to bypass background checks in 1 of 5 gun sales across the country, and another loophole that allows people convicted of domestic violence or who are under a restraining order to purchase a gun if they are not married to their partner.
“My plan to address gun violence is simple, we will make it harder for people who should not have a gun to get one,” Booker said.Booker likely could not do most of what he wants to do by "Executive Action" otherwise former President Obama would have done it. He also should know that nothing he is proposing would stop a criminal from getting a gun.
But that doesn't matter to the Democrats running for President.
UPDATE: Cam Edwards of NRATV asks a great question about Booker's proposal:
Will he attempt to jail Americans who refuse to get a federal license to own a firearm?
Keep in mind, there are around 90-million legal gun owners. Right now the federal prison population is a little more than 200,000, of which about 30,000 are in for weapons offenses. https://t.co/FJ2PaVLZS9— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) May 6, 2019
The second one is by Jonah Goldberg and posits the question "Will the Culture War Kill the NRA?" He runs through what has occurred over the last two or three decades related to how special interest groups have pretty much taken over the responsibilities of branding political parties. He also notes that gun rights used to be a bipartisan issue but is now pretty much the purview of the GOP while Democrats are for gun restrictions. With political parties no longer managing their own brands, this has caused a blurring of the things for which the NRA stands.
NRA folks today inveigh against “the socialists” with the same vehemence they used to reserve for gun-grabbers. UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, observes that NRATV, the online media outlet of the NRA, has strayed far from the gun lane. “Now it’s focused on immigration, race, health care,” he told The New Republic. Dana Loesch, an NRA spokeswoman, has called the mainstream news media “the rat bastards of the earth” who deserve to be “curb-stomped.”Read Goldberg's full article.
We are excited to share the new “Many Paths to Firearm Safety” video series! The videos highlight the importance of safe storage no matter your lifestyle: https://t.co/8UWdVtr7qp pic.twitter.com/5DyrVJyb43— Project ChildSafe (@ProjChildSafe) April 16, 2019
The videos are portrayals of three different gun owners and their stories of ownership, along with the steps they took to make sure they would handle and store that firearm safely when not in use. The series reflects that more Americans – especially women – are buying guns for many different reasons, ranging from personal protection to target and sports shooting. The central message is that while there are many different reasons why someone would choose to buy a gun, the common thread among them must be a commitment to store firearms responsibly when not in use so they can't be picked up by a child, stolen or accessed by someone who may want to harm themselves.
Funded by a 2015 award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, NSSF has been doing an enhanced version of their firearm lock distribution program in three cities - Oklahoma City, Memphis, and Cleveland, that also includes two public service announcements and the video vignettes.
GATDaily.com reports that he has earned a spot in the earned a spot at the 2019 World Rifle Shoot in Sweden.
Watching Smith approach a firing line, the symptoms are obvious, but once a gun is in his hands, the tremors stop, all is still. It’s part of what he calls “gun therapy,” a term he coined to describe the positive impact shooting sports has had on his life.Watch the clip from Dana's show below. It's a great interview!
Thank you to VSSA for your support and votes. We could not win without you.
Respectfully, WillesCongratulations Willes and thanks for all you do to fight for our firearm freedom.
This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at the Arlington/Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America in Fairfax County, Virginia. There will be a special reception, Friday evening June 7th, at the IWLA Clubhouse, to recognize and thank our generous sponsors.
We look forward to you joining us in the 21st Annual Crush'n Clays®. On behalf of the kids of St. Jude's, thank you.
To pay by check, click here to download an entry form and mail to VSSA. To become a Sponsor and pay by check, click here to download a form to mail to VSSA.
Crush'n Clays® is not only the the longest running shooting charity that supports the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but also the longest consecutive running charity shooting event in the country!
Entries may now be made online. Just scroll to the bottom of the page. Credit Cards are accepted. Hurry, this event has sold out in the past.
Entry Fee Includes: Main event ammunition, loaner shotguns, targets, clinic, lunch, and awards
All Sponsors Receive: Sponsor Reception Friday evening, Logo on banner displayed in a prominent location, presentation of an appreciation plaque, and mention in all event media releases
June 8, 2019
Check-in begins at 8:00am
Event T-shirts to first 100 entrants
For more information: (540) 672-5848
Trapshooting Team Format
50 Target Event/Person
25 - 16 yard targets
25 handicap targets
Annie Oakley Side Event (ammunition for side event available for purchase at range)
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We saw their agenda during the just completed 2019 General Assembly - a ban on private gun sales, and a sweeping ban on semi-automatic firearms, including hundreds of the most commonly owned rifles, shotguns and pistols in America. We need every Virginia gun owner to be a member of VSSA so that your voice is added to those that have already answered the call to fight for our rights.
VSSA has been successful in beating back the attacks so far because our legislative team has been at the General Assembly every day but now more than ever, with both the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate holding a slim one vote pro-gun majority in each house, we need you. Join today and not only are you saving $15 over the course of your membership, but getting a great knife too!
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The shooting in New Zealand was designed to push gun control and, of course, the choir of canaries in the liberal media started chirping right on queue. Predictably, the media blamed President Trump for the whole thing. I imagine if two asteroids collide in a galaxy 20,000 light years away it would be the President’s fault, according to CNN, MSNBC, ABC and CBS. This illogical blame game will only heat up as we get closer to the 2020 elections.
The left-wing talking heads have brought forth a couple of ideas to tamper with our proven institutions. Their first is to tamper with the United States Supreme Court by “packing” the Court. To do this, the number of Justices would be increased, presumably, with left-wing ideologues to overwhelm the conservatives on the Court. This has been tried before by FDR.
Their second idea is to have term limits on the Justices or to have reappointment hearings every so many years. If any of those ideas were passed, every year we would have a fiasco like the Kavanaugh hearings. Any of these ideas would turn the Supreme Court into a constant ineffective circus, which is what the left wants.
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is railing against the Electoral College. The Electoral College was designed as one last step should the electorate elect some clown or traitor to the Presidency. You can tell who should not be elected by the candidates who hate the Electoral College. The Electoral College has worked just fine and should be left alone.
The United States Supreme Court and the Electoral College were both designed to prevent mob rule and prevent tyranny. Most people equate tyranny with dictatorship but that is not necessarily so. Any form of government can become tyrannical including democracies.Regarding the Electoral College, remember that the United States is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. And without the Electoral College, we would no longer be a Republic. What Warren and other Democratic Presidential Candidates want is a direct democracy where 50% plus 1 rules. That means states like California, New York, Illinois and a few others, all with large cities and large populations, would decide what the rest of the country does. That is exactly what the founders tried to prevent. The Presidential election is not one election, but 51 distinct elections - in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. You are not actually voting for the candidate but for electors for those candidates. Those electors then cast their ballots on the appointed date after the election based on what the vote totals were in their state. It's why the election matters in all fifty states. Without the Electoral College, the most populous states would decide the election. Much is made about the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 but the fact is, those numbers were largely driven by running up the numbers in states like California and New York. While she had a higher number of "popular" votes, Donald Trump won more states, which is exactly how the system was created to work.
ISRA also included a list of the 16 states that currently have "constitutional" carry. For those interested, those states are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
- Basic Gun Safety On and Off The Field
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- Trapshooting Equipment & Operation
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The Season runs from April 2nd to June 2nd and is for youth ages 12-17 (boys and girls). 2019 Fees ($25 AIM Registration and $35 Team Registration) are due April 6. For more information click the web site link above.