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> Clint Gray is conducting a NRA Women On Target event at the Kehoe Camp in Bomoseen, VT on Sunday, August 23.
> Clint will have done six NRA WOT events in 2015, this will be his seventh, bringing his 2015 NRA WOT season to a close.
> The NRA WOT program is an introductory training course for women to receive safe firearm instruction by qualified
> firearm instructors on a safe facility. Clint conducts this course for the students receiving firearm safety training, range
> safety and instruction on various type of firearms and crossbow.
> The course will start at 8 A.M. and continue into the afternoon. All of the training materials necessary for the NRA WOT
> will be provided. Lunch will also be provided.
> To register for the course please contact Clint at: 802-535-7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
> This NRA Women On Target event is funded by a grant from the profits of Vermont's six Friends of NRA banquets.
> Photo of Vermont riflemen Bruce Baroffio and Chris Bradley at Camp Perry is an attachment.
> Interested in CMP rifle shooting, check out: http://www.vsrpa.org/
> Local Men Compete at Camp Perry
> Since 1907, Camp Perry, located at Port Clinton Ohio, has been the site of the National Matches run by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and the National Rifle Association (NRA). For this year, well over 1,000 competitors were present for the CMP matches with competitors present from all 50 states, in addition to competitors from Canada, England, Ireland and Australia.
> Life-long shooting buddies Bruce Baroffio and Chris Bradley, both residents of Northfield, attended this year's CMP matches from July 16 th – 23 rd. The highpoint of their attendance was the CMP Games competitions, which are matches focusing on using "as-issued" US Military Service rifles such as the M1 Garand, the 1903 Springfield, M1 Carbine and Vintage Military Bolt Guns.
> Based on the scores attained by the respective shooters, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded, in addition to recognition of first, second and third place.
> In the M1 Garand match, Mr. Baroffio not only earned a Gold medal with his stellar score of 290-3x (out of 300), this score was exceptional enough to earn him 3rd place out of 1,072 total shooters where he tied both first and second place but came in third only based on "x" count (number of center shots); Mr. Bradley earned a Silver medal in that same match
> In the Springfield 1903 match, Mr. Bradley earned a Gold medal with a score of 280-3x with Mr. Baroffio earning a Silver medal.
> In the Vintage Military bolt gun match, Mr. Bradley earned a Bronze medal; unfortunately Mr. Baroffio's Swedish Mauser suffered a malfunction which prevented him from medaling. Due to a scheduling conflict, neither shooter was able to compete in the M1 Carbine match.
> The above picture is of Mr. Baroffio and Mr. Bradley taken at the 300 yard firing line on the 150-firing point Vialle Range.
Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs,Inc.
Support for Darryl Montague
On Monday, June 29th, Darryl Montague was shot 3 times at point-blank range. To date he has undergone several surgeries and has received over 30 units of blood, which completely emptied Vermont's supply and required bringing in additional units of blood from New Hampshire.
At this time we understand that the internal bleeding has been stopped and he has been stabilized, but he remains in critical condition and is being very closely monitored.
In response to this horrendous event, the Federation asks you to PLEASE consider helping, hopefully in two ways:
1. Make a Donation
2. Giving Blood
An online fund has been set up to allow money to be donated to help defray the medical costs not covered by insurance as well as other expenses being incurred by his extended family such as travel, lodging meals and incidentals. Please give and please give generously.
If you wish to pay over the web: http://www.gofundme.com/yau56pw
If you prefer to pay by check, please send donations to:
Darryl Montague Fund
c/o Jessica Guay
32 Jonathan Drive
Wilmot, NH 03287
Darryl can accept A+, O+, or O- blood types. The best location to donate blood is the American Red Cross Donation Center in Burlington which is located at 32 N. Prospect St, and be sure to donate in Darryl's name. Time is extremely precious for Darryl and his family, so please make the time to go to Burlington and donate blood. The Burlington Donation Center is open 9am - 6pm Monday - Friday and Saturday 9am - 2pm. If you can't make it to Burlington, then please visit this Red Cross website and type in your zip code to find the nearest donation center, or plan on attending the following donation events:
· Littleton, NH on July 2, 2015
Elks Lodge; Route 302; Littleton, NH 10:00am to 3:00pm
· Brattleboro on July 7, 2015
VFW; Black Mountain Road; from 11:30am to 5:00pm
PLEASE: Beyond being the Secretary of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Darryl is true friend, and avid hunter, and exceptional marksman and extremely dedicated to his family. We respectfully ask that you consider donating to Darryl's Fund, as well as giving blood in Darryl's name; he would do the same and more for you...
> The membership of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs is
> closely following the developing facts of the case of the shooting of
> Darryl Montague. Our thoughts and prayers are with Darryl, his
> immediate family and his extended Federation family.
> Darryl, like his father Harry, have served the Federation for decades
> in various offices and promoted safe shooting by his many years of
> volunteer firearm instructor services. We wish Darryl a swift and full
> Chris Bradley
> President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs (VTFSC), www.vtfsc.org
> Secretary & Treasurer, Vermont State Rifle And Pistol Association (VSRPA) - www.vsrpa.org
|Date||Compensation||EXP - Advertising||EXP - Telemarketing||EXP - Other||EXP - Total||Gifts||Contracts||Disclosure|
|Total:||$ 10,133.70||$ 65,818.30||$ 0.00||$ 1,615.90||$ 67,434.20||$ 0.00||$ 0.00|
> Vermont F&W Department will be conducting a public hearing on altering the rules governing
> shooting at the VT F&W's Hammond Cove Range in Hartland and any new VT F&W ranges.
> These rules do not pertain to any other ranges, only ranges owned by VT F&W.
> This public hearing is not connected to H.296, the bill that would put ranges under municipal
> This public hearing is not about H.460, the bill to ban lead ammo for hunting (for now)
> If you want to oppose H.296 or H.460 both bills are assigned to the House F&W Committee
> and call the Sgt-At-Arms at 802-828-2228 and leave the message "No to H.296 and H.460"
> for Representatives David Deen, Steve Beyor and Kate Webb.
> The hearing is scheduled to run from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Pavilion Auditorium, at 109 State St.
> Montpelier today and another meeting at Hartland Recreational Center, Route 12, Hartland
> on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30-8:30 P.M. Press Release below.
> Proposed Shooting Range Rules Only for F&W Ranges
> VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE
> Press Release
> For Immediate Release: March 30, 2015
> Media Contacts: Daneil Pieterse, Shooting Range Project Technician, 802-272-6923
> Chris Saunders, Hunter Education coordinator, 802-343-5487
> Proposed Shooting Range Rules Only for F&W Ranges
> MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is proposing strengthening rules for the shooting range it owns at Hammond Cove in Hartland and any others it may open in the future. The proposed rules would not apply to any other shooting ranges.
> Fish & Wildlife says the proposed rules are needed to address potential noise, safety and usage issues with a goal of developing more ranges for members of the public to safely hone their shooting skills.
> The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed rules at a public hearing in the Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State Street, Montpelier, on Thursday, April 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and at a public informational meeting in the Hartland Recreational Center, Route 12, Hartland on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
> Since the first department-owned shooting range opened in Hartland, Vermont in 2012, there has been a dramatic increase in its use.
> Proposed rules for ranges operated by the Fish & Wildlife Department include:
> • Require all users15 years of age and older to have a valid Vermont hunting, fishing or combination license unless attending an event or training sponsored by the department.
> • Prohibit use of any fireworks, pyrotechnics, or any other explosive targets, including tannerite.
> • Prohibit firing more than six rounds per magazine.
> Today the House Judiciary Committee took up the Federation's suggested
> Veterans-Hunters-Shooters Protection Amendment to remove the totally
> unnecessary 18 month waiting period for those who have recovered from
> mental illness. This would allow recovered citizen to be able to petition a
> Vermont court to have their rights reinstated.
> This would have resulted in the federal NICS system being notified and the
> citizen to have the legal disability status removed.
> The Federation believed that if the 18 month waiting period was removed, it
> would provide a viable solution on this issue in S.141. Of the 31 states that
> have a similar NICS reporting system, 30 do not have a waiting period.
> The U.S. Department of Justice NICS restoration of rights process does not
> require a state waiting period. Not even for a state to qualify for its grants
> After testimony on the the proposed Federation amendment that was introduced
> by the Rep. Thomas Burditt (R) West Rutland, the language was discussed at
> length and was well received.
> At the very end of the hearing, Rep. Willem Jewett (D) Ripton introduced an
> amendment to the Federation amendment. His amendment would raise the
> standard of proof of a recovered citizen from a preponderance of evidence
> (51 percent) to the much higher "clear and convincing evidence" standard.
> This means a citizen who has recovered from mental illness and petitions to
> have their firearms right restored will face an expensive and very difficult legal
> process that virtually permanently bars them from the possession of firearms.
> This passed all passed in the committee, as did the now amended S.141.
> The vote to pass was along party lines.
> As the Federation was willing to not oppose S.141, if the Federation
> amendment was incorporated into S.141, the amending of the Federation
> language to include the draconian language of the Rep. Jewett has killed
> that offer and the Federation now remains strenuously opposed to S.141.
> S.141 now heads to the floor of the House and it should stand for its first
> floor vote on Thursday and its final vote on Friday.
> S.141 has ceased to be just a gun control bill. It has become much worse.
> In addition being an unnecessary gun control bill, it is a bill that could deter
> people from seeking assistance with mental illness issues. It now reinforces
> a stigma of disdain for those who have had the misfortunate to fall into mental
> illness. Like our returning Veterans and their families.
> The Federation and all of the other gun rights groups could have walked
> away from all of this after defeating S.31 and its mandatory background
> check system. But, instead all stayed to work to remove or correct serious
> and numerous legal and structural problems with the remaining two sections,
> in what became S.141.
> The members of the House Judiciary Committee who voted for S.141 have
> now staked out an inexcusable position of mislabeling the mentally ill (even
> when recovered) as forever being social and legal outcasts, excluded from
> from the respect and the rights of peaceful citizens.
> This awful amendment is now their position, on public record, let them defend it.
> If you would like to voice your opposition to the Jewett Amendment to S.141
> call the Sgt-At-Arms at 802-828-2228 and leave a message for Rep. Maxine
> Grad (House Judiciary Chair) and Rep. Willem Jewett (Vice-Chair):
> Please Justify The S.141 Jewett Amendment
> House Judiciary Members are:
> Maxine Grad, Chair
> (D) - Moretown
> Willem Jewett, Vice Chair
> (D) - Ripton
> Thomas Burditt, Ranking Member
> (R) - W. Rutland
> Charles Conquest
> (D) - Wells River
> William Frank
> (D) - Underhill
> Martin LaLonde
> (D) - S. Burlington
> Marcia Martel
> (R) - Waterford
> Betty Nuovo
> (D) - Middlebury
> Barbara Rachelson
> (D) - Burlington
> Vicki Strong
> (R) - Irasburg
> Gary Viens
> (R) - Newport
> The Committee Assistant is:
> Kate Wilson
> (802) 828-2257