CCRKBA: Anti-Gunners Stymied by Facts in Texas Shooting

BELLEVUE, WA – As more facts emerge from the tragic Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooting, gun prohibitionists and their cheerleaders in the media are stymied in their efforts to exploit this case, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“The perpetrator’s rampage was stopped by a law abiding citizen, using an AR15-type rifle,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “The shooter bought his guns at retail and passed background checks because the military failed to forward his criminal records to the National Instant Check System. Now it is being reported that the gunman once escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico.

“Isn’t it ironic,” he mused, “that a private citizen, who the anti-gunners would prefer to be defenseless, used a rifle that gun control extremists have tried to ban with the claim that such guns do not belong in civilian hands?” Read more

IMR Legendary Powders Announces IMR Enduron 8133

IMR, a Hodgdon Powder Company brand, is pleased to announce IMR 8133, a new magnum powder joining the Enduron family for 2018.

This new powder joins the Enduron family, which is known for copper fouling elimination, extreme temperature stability, ideal load density and is environmentally friendly. This new powder is designed specifically for magnum calibers, such as 300 Remington Ultra Magnum, 28 Nosler or the 264 Winchester Magnum, among many others. This powder is the slowest burn rate among the Enduron powders and compares in burn rate to Hodgdon Retumbo. Read more

MI DNR conservation officers provide tips for a safe, enjoyable hunting season

As the Nov. 15 firearm deer season opener nears, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers encourage hunters to brush up on safety tips and hunting regulations to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience.

“Firearm deer season is a special time of year in Michigan,” Cpl. Dave Painter said. “It brings family and friends DEER 3 COPYtogether in celebration of our state’s great outdoor heritage. Staying safe, knowing the laws and being good stewards of our resources will help hunters have a memorable outing.”

Painter reminds hunters that a mandatory deer check is in place within certain areas of the state due to the confirmation of chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose. Hunters harvesting a deer in these CWD areas must bring it to a DNR check station within 72 hours. Visit for a map and list of check stations.

Regardless of where deer are harvested in Michigan, the DNR encourages all hunters to voluntarily take them to the nearest check station to help with disease surveillance. In addition, big-game hunters who travel outside of Michigan should be aware of new regulations restricting the importation of harvested cervids.

Painter also offered the following general safety tips:

    • Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
    • Keep your finger away from the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to fire.
    • Keep the safety on until you are ready to fire.
    • Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
    • Be certain of your target, and what’s beyond it, before firing.
    • Know the identifying features of the game you hunt.
    • Make sure you have an adequate backstop. Don’t shoot at a flat, hard surface or water.
    • Unload the firearm before running, climbing a fence or tree, or jumping a ditch.
    • Wear a safety harness when hunting from an elevated platform. Use a haul line to bring the unloaded firearm up and down the raised platform.
    • Avoid alcoholic beverages or behavior-altering medicines or drugs before or during a hunt.
    • Always wear a hat, cap, vest or jacket of hunter orange, visible from all sides, during daylight hunting hours, even if hunting on private land. The law also applies to archery hunters during firearm season.
    • Make sure at least 50 percent of any camouflage pattern being worn is in hunter orange.
    • Always let someone know where you are hunting and when you plan to return. This information helps conservation officers and others locate you if you become injured or lost.
    • Carry a cell phone into the woods. Not only does it let you call for help if necessary, but newer phones emit a signal that can help rescuers locate you. Also consider downloading a compass or flashlight app.
    • Program the DNR’s Report All Poaching (RAP) line (800-292-7800) in your phone contacts so you can alert conservation officers to any natural resources violations you may witness.

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Michigan: Crew Boss Academy develops wildland firefighters into leaders

Firefighters in the Crew Boss Academy head out for an exercise.

Three dozen wildland firefighters from around the country knew for sure they were going to find a lot of class work during the 10-day Crew Boss Academy at Fort Custer. The intensive workshop crams four separate firefighting management classes into busy mornings.

It was during afternoon exercises on this military base near Battle Creek, Michigan, when they got some surprises.

On the scene of a grass fire, they might encounter a person recruited to play a disgruntled landowner. Dispatched to a fire site, they might come across a simulated car accident and stop to help while calling for another engine to proceed to the fire.

“They did live fire scenarios with DNR engines on site,” said Paul Rogers, forest fire officer supervisor with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “They were dispatched like they were going to a real fire.” Read more

FPC Issues Statement Regarding Demands for More Gun Control

SACRAMENTO, CA — Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has issued the following statement concerning demands for new gun control following the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and grieve for all those affected by the hand of an evil man in Sutherland Springs, Texas; indeed, we mourn for every man, woman, and child lost to unjust violence and unconscionable circumstance wherever and however they may fall.

In the aftermath of the horrific and illegal premeditated killing at the First Baptist Church we see once more, and quite clearly, that only virtuous people bearing arms can effectively respond to those evil or insane people who, devoid of a moral core, take deliberate actions to kill and injure others when they are at their most vulnerable. And, too, such virtuous people are not limited to those in government service; rather, they are found in abundance throughout our great nation, standing as sheepdogs, vigilant for the cause of peace but prepared to defend life if needed, perhaps even at the cost of their own. Read more

Lyman Announces Fall Rebates

Lyman Products is pleased to offer our customers some substantial rebates on some of our most popular products. Our Fall Mail-In Rebate will run through December 31, 2017. This is a great chance for customers to receive $10.00, $25.00 or even $50.00 back on some of the best-selling products we have to offer. Don’t miss this chance to get the amazing new gear you need AND money back in your pockets!

Qualifying products include the T-Mag Expert Kit Deluxe, the Crusher Expert Kit Deluxe, Cyclone Rotary Tumbler, T-Mag II Turret Press, Gen5 Digital Powder System, and the Bag Jack and Match Bag Combo set. We are also offering this rebate on any of our Pachmayr G-10 Pistol Grips and Pachmayr Renegade Wood Laminate Pistol Grips. Read more

Arizona man charged with deer poaching in Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Iowa DNR Conservation Officers have charged Nicholas W. Slater, 31, of Glendale, AZ with deer poaching in Lake Manawa State Park on November 19, 2016.

Slater has been charged with the following in Iowa:

No valid non-resident deer license (Iowa Code section 483A.1(2)(K)
No valid non-resident deer license (antlered or any sex) (Iowa Code section 483A.1(2)(I))
Restrictions on taking game – illegal transportation of deer (Iowa Code section 481A.38)
Restrictions on taking game – illegal taking of deer (Iowa Code section 481A.38)
Restrictions on taking game – illegal possession of deer (Iowa Code section 481A.38)
Hunting on game refuge (Iowa Code section 481A.7)
No non-resident hunting license and habitat fee (Iowa Code section 483A.1(2)(G)).
The total fines for Slater are $2,243.20, plus liquidated damages for an antlered deer scoring 150 points or less. A judge will determine the exact total of liquidated damages.

These charges are part of a large, multi-state investigation that is ongoing.

Horton Vortec RDX™ Features Reverse Draw Technology

Mogadore, OH. Horton Crossbow Innovations’™ unveiled its new Vortec RDX crossbow model at the 2017 ATA Show in Indianapolis, IN. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning Storm RDX™, the Vortec RDX features a lighter, smaller, reverse draw bow assembly and a new stock focused on improved handling and comfort.

“The Vortec RDX offers incredible balance, ideal weight, and optimal speed at a perfect price point,” said TenPoint CEO Rick Bednar. “Starting at only $799, this is our first reverse draw crossbow that speaks to a large portion of the crossbow market. It has the potential to be an all-time great seller.”

The Vortec’s ultra-narrow bow assembly measures a remarkable 9.125-inches axle-to-axle when cocked. Its new machined, lightweight aluminum riser is fitted with the company’s Over-the-Top™ limb pocket and Zytel® Limb Suspension System that both separates and isolates the limbs from direct contact with the riser to reduce sound and vibration. The pockets hold the bow’s 12-inch 135-pound limbs that are powered by the bow’s NEW Reaper Cam System™ and new Brownell Rhino string and cables. Read more

GAMO’s Hornet Maxxim Air Rifle- Ready for Squirrel Season

Rogers, Arkansas – GAMO® Outdoor USA (, the leading manufacturer of high quality air guns, optics and laser designators encourages everyone to try the Hornet Maxxim break barrel, gas piston air rifle this Fall.

The Hornet Maxxim is available in both .22 and .177 caliber configurations providing the perfect shooting platform for small game hunting, recreational shooting and pest control. The Hornet Maxxim features quality parts and advanced technologies to improve the overall experience of shooting and hunting. Simply break open the fluted polymer jacketed rifled steel barrel, load a pellet and take aim. Hunting squirrels and other small game with the Hornet Maxxim is sure to be an enjoyable time shared with friends and family of all ages. Read more

TenPoint Introduces New Eclipse RCX Crossbow

Mogadore, OH- TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ introduced its NEW Eclipse RCX crossbow. Featuring an innovative reverse cam bow assembly and a time-tested stock and barrel configuration, it is the high-tech manufacturer’s latest response to a growing consumer preference for lighter, faster, more compact crossbows.

“Customer feedback drives our company and we hear every day that customers want lighter, faster, and more compact crossbows,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “With just a 140-pound draw weight and shooting speeds up to 370 feet per second, the new Eclipse is one of the most innovative, efficient platforms the crossbow industry has ever seen.” Read more

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