The Satuit Nimrod

The Newsletter of the Scituate Rod & Gun Club
August 2022 — V29N08

News Around the Club

We have a couple of important meeting dates coming up; September 5th. when nominations for office close, and September 19th. when we hold our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for the fiscal year.

Our fiscal year starts September 1st. and dues must be current to run for office, vote in the elections or purchase a new key as we change the locks at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to run for office, contact Rebecca Glancy, she is the chairwoman of the Nominations Committee before or at the first September meeting.

How Do I Get A New Key?

We change the locks annually at the Annual Meeting. Keys will be available that night for $3.00, exact change please. Other times that you may purchase a new key are: monthly meetings, any club event (skeet, trap, etc.) or weekday afternoons around 4:00 p.m. when the the 4 O'clock Committee meets to drink coffee and solve the problems of the world. Thus far untold gallons of coffee have been consumed and no problems solved — but they are working on it, just a couple of cups more.

Pistol

The Bullseye Match held on August 6th. attracted 9 shooters who each shot the course of fire twice. The course of fire was: Slow Fire; 10 rounds shot in 10 minutes on a B-2 target. Timed Fire; 10 rounds on a B-3 target shot in two five round strings, 20 seconds per string. Rapid Fire; 10 rounds on a B-3 target shot in two five round strings, 10 seconds per string. All stages were shot at 50 feet, one-handed, with exceptions (shot two handed).

Round 1 Standings

1st Paul Figueiredo – 199 -1X

2nd Dick Martin – 189 – 2X

3rd Gordon Crosier – 141 - 0X

1st Exception: Phil Lennon – 85 - 0X

Round 2 Standings

1st Paul Figueiredo – 199 - 1X

2nd Gordon Crosier – 147 - 1X

3rd Dick Martin – 1450X

1st Exception: Maura Devine– 201 - 0X

2nd Exception: Phil Lennon – 81 - 0X

A late-in-the-month Miss and You're Out! (MAYO) match will be held on Saturday, August 27th. starting at 2:00 p.m.

Planning is in the works for a Three Gun Shoot —Rifle, Pistol & Shotgun — in September. We haven't held one of these for many years.

Cowboy Action Shooting

The Gunnysackers are off riding the trails to far flung locales to compete in Regional Cowboy Shoots, so there will be no shoot at SRGC in September.

Skeet & Trap

Upland season will soon be here as will the migratory seasons. Shooting both skeet and trap are excellent ways to sharpen or fine tune your wing shooting skills.

Lost & Found

Found — on the 50 yard range, an aperture disk for a "peep" sight.

It's in an envelope marked "Found — Aperture Disk" on the top shelf in the safe.

Ssssammy The Gate Guardian

Ssssammy is a LARGE Black Snake who has taken up residence under the big rock to the left of the gate as you drive in. Ssssammy can be seen sunning himself to get warm and will slither away —maybe — as you unlock the gate. Your editor passed within a foot of Ssssammy when opening the gate recently and he was completely unfazed as can be seen in the photo below.

Quotes of the Month

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed; else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”
George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
Albert Einstein

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Bill to Ban “Assault Weapons”

by Mark Chesnut posted in the NRA America's 1st. Freedom

The arguably unconstitutional ban on so-called “assault weapons” recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is a lot worse than most people are aware. That’s because the measure is nearly 14,000 words long, and most of it is based on sheer ignorance, so digging through the entire document to see what is hidden inside is actually disheartening.

Here’s a brief look at five things in H.R. 1808 that you might not have been aware were included in the legislation.

The criteria used for banning rifles are ignorant and nonsensical. The measure purports to ban “military-style” weapons, although all of the guns banned by the bill fire only one round with a single pull of the trigger like all semi-automatics. Our military, as well as most militaries of the rest of the world, equip their soldiers with rifles capable of fully-automatic fire. And the alleged “military” features that can cause your gun to be banned include the capacity to accept a detachable magazine, along with one of the following: a pistol grip (certainly not uniquely military), a forward grip (doesn’t make it any more “deadly”), an adjustable stock (why is it bad to be able to make your gun fit you correctly?), a grenade launcher (which is actually an NFA item, subject to strict controls, as are any explosive grenades one may want to use with the launcher), a barrel shroud or a threaded barrel (so much for hearing protection).

The measure also bans many firearms by name, not just criteria. It bans all AK-type rifles and lists 28 specific models by name. It also covers “AR types,” and went on to list dozens of different rifles by name or manufacturer that would be banned. When you consider several entries that include all of a company’s semi-automatic rifles, like “Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Rifles” and “Stag Arms AR Rifles,” the list grows to literally hundreds. Also banned by the measure are a long list of semi-automatic rifles that are not ARs, including the Beretta CX4 Storm, Ruger Mini-14 and more than 60 other models. Lastly, it bans all AK and AR pistols.

The legislation bans many pistols and shotguns, too. It bans “any semiautomatic pistol that has an ammunition feeding device that is not a fixed ammunition feeding device” and has one of the following: A threaded barrel, a second pistol grip, a barrel shroud, the capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device at some location outside of the pistol grip, a semi-automatic version of an automatic firearm, a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when unloaded, or a buffer tube, stabilizing brace or similar component that protrudes horizontally behind the pistol grip, and is designed or redesigned to allow or facilitate a firearm to be fired from the shoulder. It also bans any semi-automatic shotgun that “has the capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device or a fixed ammunition feeding device that has the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds,” along with any one of the following: a folding, telescoping or detachable stock, a pistol grip or bird's head grip, a forward grip or a grenade launcher. It even bans any shotgun with a revolving cylinder; a type of shotgun that is fairly rare, and even more rarely, if ever, used to commit violent crime.

The legislation also bans common, standard-capacity magazines. It specifically bans what it calls “large capacity ammunition feeding devices,” and defines the term as “a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, including any such device joined or coupled with another in any manner, that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily restored, changed, or converted to accept, more than 15 rounds of ammunition.” This important portion of the measure has been largely unreported by those in the so-called “mainstream” media.

The authors of the bill knew that much of it is unconstitutional—especially since more than 24 million AR-15-type rifles are owned by American citizens—but pushed the measure through anyway. Proof of that prior knowledge can be found in one section toward the end of the bill that features this clumsy disclaimer: “If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of the Act, the amendments made by this Act, and the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby.”

Of course, the measure also contains a lot of other egregious provisions that would likely shock most law-abiding gun owners. You can read it for yourself here.

Club Calendar

MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, September 5th. – 8:00
p.m. — Nominations Close at this meeting.

ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTION of OFFICERS
Monday, September 19th. – 8:00 p.m.– Locks are changed at this meeting.

SKEET
Sundays: 10:00
a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 4:30
p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

TRAP
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 4:00
p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

PISTOL
Miss and You're Out! match — Saturday, August 27th. – 2:00 p.m.

COWBOY
Nothing planned for September.

SAFETY COURSE
Tuesday, September 6th. – 7:00 p.m. & Thursday September 8th. – 7:00 p.m.

RANGE ORIENTATION
Sunday,
September 11th. – 9:00 a.m. Register here.

…And Finally