Volunteers Needed

The club needs some volunteers to do a general cleanup (weed trimming, policing the range areas, etc.) BEFORE the Capital District Trap League event on Sunday, June 27th. Please help the club out. We eliminated mandatory service with the idea that tasks like this would be taken care of. If we can’t get the volunteer labor, we may need to reinstate the mandatory service hours again. Thank you for your cooperation.

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New Applicant

Brian O’Beirne – Athens, NY

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Terry Whitney Memorial Shoot

There will be a shoot dedicated to trap shooter Terry Whitney on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 9AM until 2PM. A 22 rimfire silhouette shoot will take place at the same time on the rifle range which will be closed for the day.

Even if you are not a trap shooter, come down with your 22 rifle to support the shoot. Proceeds from the event will be donated to St. Judes in Terry’s name.

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June Membership Meeting

We will have a standard, in person membership meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7PM. Anyone who is NOT VACCINATED, OR HAS NOT HAD COVID – 19 IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK TO ATTEND.

There will be masks and sanitizer available at the meeting.

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New applicant

Eric Rottenberg – Athens, NY

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There will be a CAPS shoot at 1PM on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The pistol range will be unavailable during the shoot.


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Capital Region Trap League Shoot

The club will host league shooters on Sunday, June 27, 2021. All ranges will be closed that day.

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New Applicants

Todd Whitley – Catskill, NY

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Call your legislators re: Senate bill S2844 and Assembly bill A930

These bills propose that the task of running NICS checks be done through the New York State Police via a new department to be created and funded by fees charged to FFL dealers. Of course, these fees will be passed on to the buyer.

Why would the state take this task away from the FFL dealer? Because the state wants access to the information contained in the federal form 4473, which it currently does not have. Handguns are required to be registered with the state, but long guns do not. They want to change that by creating another layer of bureaucracy to gather additional data.

Currently, when a prospective purchaser is denied a “proceed” during a NICS check, the dealer stops the transaction. The state wants to know who and why the purchaser was denied. Purchases can be denied for many reasons, many completely innocent. Privacy rights are now being threatened by this legislation. Instead of going after the people who obtain illegal firearms, they once again are trying to punish legal purchasers. In addition, it would be a precursor to creation of a complete firearm database in New York. FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

How many criminals buy guns through an FFL dealer, knowing that they are not a permitted person? Call your legislators and ask them to vote against this punitive and costly additional hurdle for lawful gun owners.

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