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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

NMSSA Members,
Over the course of the spring and summer, we have seen a number of anti-gun and anti-NRA measures brought before legislative bodies across the state. NMSSA has stepped up to speak out against them, while we have not been able to stop all of them, if we don’t show up and speak out, our chances of defeating the proposals go to almost zero. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of showing up and speaking out for our rights as New Mexicans. In addition to the newsletter, we will be sending legislative alerts to you, our members, to keep you informed on the fight for our rights. I urge you to take action, write a letter to your legislator, call their office, and show up to speak out. Thank you for your dedication to defending out Second-Amendment rights in New Mexico.

Zachary Fort
President, NMSSA 

president@nmssa.org;

 

After Action Project -  FASTER Colorado

By: Jeremy Gill

9 Percent of Colorado residents have a Colorado Concealed Carry License, and many of those responsibly armed citizens are teachers, school faculty members, and school administrators.

Allowing school employees to be armed on campus has been a hot topic over the last few years, and seems to flare up after each school shooting. This month we had the opportunity to interview Laura Carno of FASTER Colorado, a training program that puts teachers, faculty members, and school administrators through 28 hours of training on their path to becoming armed on campus.

We’ve seen the discussion and arguments locally in New Mexico, and many of the concerns that have been raised in our state have been resolved in Colorado.

Funding: FASTER Colorado operates off of donations and private funding, allowing teachers and faculty members to attend the training for free. While the average cost per student is approximately $1,000, FASTER Colorado does not charge any student more than they can afford to pay. For some students that's $500, for other students it’s zero dollars. While some students do pay their full tuition, most attend on a scholarship

Students Targeting Armed Teacher: The only individuals who know which teachers are armed are the individual teachers themselves, and those other teachers within that school that are part of the armed team. This eliminates the risk of teachers being targeted. 

Overall, the FASTER program, both in Ohio and in Colorado, is a well put together program and addresses the majority of concerns that most people may have. Included in the 28 hours of training is emergency first aid and trauma response, skills critical to saving lives in an active shooter scenario. FASTER Colorado relies on professional firearms instructors, including SWAT officers. 

To listen to the full interview and episode visit: https://firearmsradio.tv/after-action-project

About the Author: Jeremy Gill is the Vice President of New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, the Training Coordinator and Lead Instructor of Practical Defense Training, LLC, and the Co-Host, Editor, and Producer of After Action Project, a podcast that brings you into the student’s seat of a firearms training course. For more information please visit: abqconcealedcarry.com or afteractionproject.com.

New Mexico Air Rifle Championship

Socorro, NM

April 20-21, 2018

Match # 7

Aggregate

 

 

 

 

 

Place Award

Comp. #

Competitor

Score

 

First

40

Michael Dietz

574-26

MW

Second

2

Wes Shumaker

549-21

2nd

Third

32

Devlon Shaver

543-15

3rd

 

 

 

 

 

EX

5

Troy Vigil

516-14

 

  

 

 

 

 

SS

18

Vincent V Herrera

435-5

 

  

 

 

 

 

MK

48

Collin Hellwig

449-5

 

MK

61

Xavier Chavez

441-5

 

  

 

 

 

 

Sporter

51

Cody D Fastnacht

423-3

1 Sp

Sporter

11

Noah (Zeke) Logan

387-2

2 Sp

Sporter

63

Lazarus Layton

379-1

 

Sporter

62

Haylee Betenbough

379-1

 

Sporter

64

Jaylee Jojola

294-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Mexico Air Rifle Championship

Socorro, NM

April 20-21, 2018

Match # 8

Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aggregate

 

 

Michnator

 

MW

 

Michael Dietz

574-26

 

 

Devlon Shaver

543-15

 

 

 

 

1117-41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NMT Gold

 

2nd

 

Troy Vigil

516-14

 

 

Collin Hellwig

449-5

 

 

 

 

965-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunters

 

1Sp

 

Cody D Fastnacht

423-3

 

 

Haylee Betenbough

379-1

 

 

 

 

802-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lockers

 

 

 

Noah (Zeke) Logan

387-2

 

 

Lazarus Layton

379-1

 

 

 

 

766-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invisibles

 

 

 

Vincent V Herrera

435-5

 

 

Jaylee Jojola

294-3

 

 

 

 

729-8

 

 

New Mexico Air Pistol Championship

 

 

Socorro, NM

 

 

April 20-21, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAME

Score

 

 

Haley Dietz

458-1

MW

 

Jim McLemore

454-2

2nd

 

Troy Vigil 

445-0

3rd

 

Heather Gaudette

436-2

 

 

Dylan Nelson

421-3

 

 

Collin Helwig

395-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM

 

 

 

Vigil-McLemore

899-2

1st

 

Dietz-Gaudette

894-3

 

 

Helwig-Nelson

816-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lones Wigger Firecracker Regional Championship

 

Raton, NM

 

July 5-8, 2018

 

Match # 17

 

Grand Agg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place Award

Comp. #

Competitor

Score

 

 

MW

80

Steve Goff

4795-393

 

 

2nd

100

Glenn Dubis

4793-382

 

 

3rd

82

Oliver Milanovic

4790-348

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category Award

Comp. #

Competitor

Score

 

 

High Grand Senior

98

Boyd Goldsby

4771-314

 

 

High Senior

1

Virginia McLemore

4786-333

 

 

High Junior

77

Kennadi Barker

4752-296

 

 

High Woman

1

Virginia McLemore

4786-333

 

 

High Collegiate

32

Devlon Shaver

4752-261

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class

Comp. #

Competitor

Score

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

HM

1

Virginia McLemore

4786-333

 

 

HM

89

Ronald Wigger

4782-344

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

MA

2

Wes Shumaker

4782-357

 

 

MA

98

Boyd Goldsby

4771-314

 

 

MA

97

Ron Deradourian

4767-304

 

 

MA

79

Caleb Cooper

4767-294

 

 

MA

4

Bill Rodolph

4761-304

 

 

MA

3

Andrew (Drew) Krause

4761-288

 

 

MA

96

David Bay

4740-261

 

 

MA

94

Kenneth Schwake

3409-87

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

EX

77

Kennadi Barker

4752-296

 

 

EX

32

Devlon Shaver

4752-261

 

 

EX

78

Dennis M Casey

4746-243

 

 

EX

84

Rob Nabower

4742-267

 

 

EX

87

Paul Seyler

4732-244

 

 

EX

88

Guy Taylor

4730-238

 

 

EX

86

Timothy Sralla

2352-108

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

SS

18

Vincent V Herrera

4710-207

 

 

SS

85

Briley Sralla

4646-148

 

 

SS

9

Sha Le Rodolph

4612-152

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

MK

81

Elizabeth R Lilly

4580-140

 

 

MK

99

Bryan Shaver

4550-120

 

 

MK

90

Carleigh Imrie

4529-105

 

 

MK

93

Kathryn Karcheer

2305-71

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

F Class

6

Duane Elms

4750-292

 

 

F Class

92

Mary Arbuckle

4730-282

 

 

F Class

57

Gavin Noel

4186-49

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Scope

95

Kevin Thomas

4782-337

 

 

Scope

91

Jim Arbuckle

4589-162

 

 

 

Thanks to our volunteers

Janet and Tim Morrissey, Jim McLemore, Toma Shaver, Vincent Herrera, Mary Kay Wigger, Jane Shumacher, Ray and Yvane Krause

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NM Conventional Prone and F Class Prone State Championship

Capitan, NM

June 9-10, 2018

Match # 11

Grand Agg

 

 

 

 

 

Place Award

Comp. #

Competitor

Score

 

Match winner

1

Virginia McLemore

3197-228

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class

Comp. #

Competitor

Score

 

  

 

 

 

 

1MA

2

Wes Shumaker

3185-220

 

 

4

Bill Rodolph

3157-158

 

 

3

Andrew (Drew) Krause

3148-154

 

  

 

 

 

 

1EX-SS

32

Devlon Shaver

3151-158

 

 

6

Duane Elms

3134-125

 

 

9

Sha Lene Rodolph

3010-88

 

  

 

 

 

 

1MK

71

Kayla D Riewe

3049-77

 

 

70

John R Leazar

3048-77

 

 

72

Karson Kite

2364-12

 

  

73

Thomas H. Hokama

1509-46

 

 

 

 

 

 

MWF Class

33

Gerald Scott Limbourne

3146-141

 

2F Class

28

Tom Baker

3126-132

 

 

10

Richard Skolsky

3123-114

 

 

74

Paul E Matkiv

3099-120

 

 

76

Bonnie L Manepem

3038-91

 

1SJ F Class

57

Gavin Noel

2836-40

 

1SJ F Class

75

Nikki Garcia

2811-31

 

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‘OKC SHOOTING AFFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF ARMED CITIZENRY,’ SAYS SAF

BELLEVUE, WA – The May 25th shooting incident at a popular restaurant in Oklahoma City, where a “good guy with a gun” intervened by fatally shooting an apparent madman affirms the importance of an armed citizenry, says the Second Amendment Foundation.

“We concur with local police who are calling the armed citizen a hero,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “This courageous bystander became the first responder in a situation where seconds counted, and because of that individual’s actions, it is possible many lives were saved. We’re waiting for to learn the identity of the brave citizen who stepped in and stopped the violence.”

Reports say four people were injured during the incident, but the only fatality was the unidentified perpetrator. He was shot dead in the parking lot outside of Louie’s Grill & Bar. So far, authorities have been unable to determine a motive.

“Millions of law-abiding American citizens carry firearms for personal protection,” Gottlieb noted, “and incidents like this underscore the importance of defending their right to bear arms, in defense of themselves and their friends, family and even innocent strangers. 

“This is hardly the first time an armed private citizen has intervened in a dangerous situation to stop a violent criminal or madman, and preventing further bloodshed,” he added. “After every such incident, the silence from anti-gunners is deafening. 

“It takes something sinister to open fire on unarmed people in any public place,” Gottlieb observed, “and it takes something extra special on the part of an average citizen to place themselves in harm’s way to stop it. Our hearts go out to the people who were injured, and our hats are off to the Good Samaritan who was in the right place at the right time to make a difference.”





Our second NSCA match for August is next Saturday, the 18th. 

This is our annual Westerfeld Memorial match.

Sign ups will start at 8:30 and shooting starts at 10:00. Pre-registration is appreciated, just email director@frshotgunsports.com or call 505-934-2533

Super Sporting, Sub Gauge and Registered 5 Stand will be in the afternoon after the course has been reset, approximately 1:00.

All NSCA classes are welcome including those in Hunter Class.

The 100 target sporting clay's course is $42.00. Junior price is $35.00. The 50 target Super Sporting, Sub Gauge and 5 Stand are $22.00 each.

Lunch is available for $6.00, sandwich, chips and drink.

The main course will be closed Friday 8/17/18, for course set up, but the 5 stand will be open if you want to practice.

This will be last registered match before our state shoot.

The range will be closed starting September 10th for STATE MATCH course set up.
NRA-PVF: Political Victory Fund

New Mexico State Democrats Unveil Four Gun Control Proposals for 2019 Legislative Session

 

Dear New Mexico NRA Member:

We're five months away from the 2019 Session of the New Mexico Legislature and anti-gun lawmakers are already rolling out gun control proposals!  Your NRA-ILA will be reviewing these measures in the coming weeks, but you can read about them here now:

Also this week, Gabby Giffords and her national gun control organization rallied in support of Democratic candidate for governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham.  These events clearly show how critical it is that you elect pro-Second Amendment candidates this fall.

Information on candidate ratings and endorsements will be available to NRA members at www.nrapvf.org in September. 

Thank you!

FROM THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

Giffords, Lujan Grisham push for new gun laws in New Mexico

By Dan McKay / Journal Staff Writer

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords – who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 – joined gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday to push for stiffer gun restrictions in New Mexico.

Lujan Grisham, a Democratic congresswoman from Albuquerque, said that as governor, she would support a legislative package to expand background checks to all gun purchases and prohibit domestic abusers from buying firearms.

She also supports the creation of an “extreme risk protection order” – a legal process intended to allow family members or law enforcement to seek temporary court orders to confiscate firearms from someone they fear may hurt themselves or others.

A crowd of supporters jammed into Lujan Grisham’s campaign headquarters in Downtown Albuquerque to hear Giffords and others speak.

“These are scary times – racism, sexism, lies, violence,” Giffords said. “It’s time to stand up for what’s right.”

Giffords, who represented southern Arizona, was shot in the head seven years ago during a meeting with constituents. She endorsed Lujan Grisham’s gubernatorial bid Wednesday.

Joining them on stage were Giffords’ husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, and Miranda Lovato, a New Mexico State University graduate forced to run when a gunman opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas, Nev.

Lujan Grisham said that if elected, she would aim for bipartisan support for a package of gun legislation in the 2019 session.

“New Mexico does not have the kind of gun violence reforms and safety initiatives that we need,” she said.

The Roundhouse is often a skeptical environmental for firearm restrictions. Republicans – and some Democrats, especially from rural areas – argue that criminals aren’t going to let a background check, or similar law, stop them.

A campaign spokesman for U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, the Republican candidate for governor, said Lujan Grisham supports “extreme policies,” such as a ban on AR-15-style semiautomatic rifles.

“Steve Pearce supports the constitutional rights of all law abiding New Mexicans,” spokesman Kevin Sheridan said Wednesday. “He believes we must do more to protect kids in schools, strengthen and hold accountable law enforcement, fix the flawed mental health system, and get criminals off the streets.”

Pearce, he added, “does not believe that taking away the freedoms of New Mexicans is an answer to any of the state’s problems.”

Few restrictions on gun ownership have made it through the Legislature in recent years. Democrats hold majorities in both chambers.

One bill that did make it through – a proposal to require domestic violence offenders to surrender their firearms, at least temporarily – was vetoed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in 2017.

 

Published: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 2:41pm

Updated: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 9:39pm

NMSSA MEMBERS: PLEASE INFORM ALL OF YOUR 2ND AMENDMENT SUPPORTER FRIENDS, ESPECIALLY IF THEY VOTE DEMOCRAT.

SHOOTING EVENTS

Sat AUG 18TH - IDPA Match Del Norte Range  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Sat. Aug 18th - IDPA Match @ Los Lunas Gun Club
8AM - 3PM

Tue AUG 21ST - EMPSC Tuesday evening USPSA match at Mags indoor Shooting range Moriarty

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thu AUG 23RD - Calibers Cutler fun shoot  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sat AUG 25TH - EMPSC Saturday USPSA match at Founders Ranch Edgewood

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Sat. Aug 25th - 3 GUN MATCH @ Los Lunas Gun Club

8:00 AM - 3 PM

Sun AUG 26TH - Southwest Steel Shooters at Founders Ranch
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Tue AUG 28TH - Calibers Coors Fun Shoot

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sat SEP 1ST - IDPA Match Del Norte Range

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Sat SEP 1ST - Rio Grande Practical Shooting club 1st Saturday ABQ city Range

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Tue SEP 4TH - EMPSC Tuesday evening USPSA match at Mags indoor Shooting range Moriarty

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sat SEP 8TH - NM USPSA State Sectional Championship Jal NM

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Upcoming Locally Registered Shotgun Shoots

Sporting Clays:

August 18th - Westerfield Memorial - Founders' Ranch
September 1 - Monthly Match - Founders' Ranch
September 8 - Del Norte Gun Club

September 13 - 16 - NM State Shoot, Founders' Ranch
September 30 - Eddy County Shooting Range

Trap:

September 7 - 9 - Belen, Annual
(Belen Shooting Sports Assoc.)

September 14 - Silver City
(Southwestern Shotgunners)

September 15 - 16 - Albuquerque Trap Club (Big 50 Event)

September 22 - 23 - Farmington Annual
(San Juan Wildlife Federation)

Skeet:

September 14 - 16 - High Desert Sportsmen, (Abq. Shooting range park)


EAST MOUNTAIN PRACTICAL SHOOTING CLUB - USPSA 

We will be shooting USPSA matches with a classifier twice a month at Founders Ranch in Edgewood (see directions in next article below). The schedule will be 2nd and 4th Saturday starting 10AM ! This is in addition to the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening matches at Mags indoor shooting range in Moriarty. Mark your calendars!
FOR MORE INFO = RICK KENNEDY 480-238-2061


FOUNDER'S RANCH SHOTGUN SPORTS CLUB - MONTHLY SHOOT

We hold a monthly 100 clay shoot on the first Saturday of every month.
The match is open to all, including non-NSCA members (Hunter Class).
The match fee is $40.00 including tax and NSCA fees.
Start time is 10:00 AM.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM.  (Please call ahead.  505-934-2533
 Pre-registration is not required, but helps ensure a smooth and on time start.)  

From Albuquerque take I-40 east to Exit 181 (Sedillo).  
Turn left on NM 333 (Old Rt 66) go 1.4 miles to NM 217.
Turn Right.  Go 4.5 miles to Juan Tomas. Turn Left.
Go 1 mile to Barton Road.  Turn Left.
Go 3/4 mile to gate on right.



ZIA RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB ACTION PISTOL MATCHES

These fun matches are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays starting at 0900.  Open to non-members but call Ron 293-3707 in advance to ensure someone meets you at the gate.  Action Pistol is a fun way to improve your Defensive Pistol skills.  Everyone is friendly and helpful.  Unsure? Go and watch a match first. 

ADDRESS:  3615 Los Picaros Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105 - SOUTH OF ABQ SUNPORT
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