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Vol 2002, Apr Issue 


April 2002

The Meeting: Tuesday, March 19, 2002, 7:30 P.M.

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 P.M. by President McGuire on Tuesday, March 19, 2002.

Pledge to the Flag and Conservation Pledge

.... were recited

1st Reading of Prospective New Members

The names of 13 prospective new members were read.

2nd Reading of Prospective New Members

The following 12 prospective members were present when their names were called and were accepted as members upon a MOTION that was SECONDED and then PASSED by unanimous vote: Dave Bair, Bo Herrera, Will Clayton, Gary Cleaver, Brennan Colyer, Bill Dutton, Albert Fanto, Jimmy Hambrick, Ray Hatch, Matt Herbaugh, Michael Moore, and Bryan Martinez.

Reading and Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes were read by the Secretary and APPROVED by the President when there were no additions or corrections.

Officer, Standing Committee and Board Reports

President McGuire reported:  NRA Grant Applications: Discussed the need for a small committee to write NRA Grant Applications and attend Grant Review and Approval Meetings to promote our applications. Representation at these meetings is necessary for getting our grant requests approved. The corporation will reimburse travel expenses to attend the meetings. Please contact the President if you are willing to serve on this committee.

Treasurer Crockett reported (and FILED with Secretary):  Balance Summary: $48,221

Secretary Higgins reported:  Membership: As of 3/18/02 there are 460 members; 178 of which are NRA members for a NRA percentage of 39%. The next cutoff date for delinquent membership renewals is May 1, 2002. Members are delinquent if fees are not paid within 90 days of the member’s expiration date. “Cutoff” means that members will be removed from the newsletter mailing list and they will not receive the new gate lock combination given in the newsletter.

Director Richard Moore reported:  On the possible use of our facilities by Tre Rios for participants in the National High School Rodeo Finals, possible NRA Grant Applications being considered by the Board, potential Basic Pistol and Reloading Classes (and insurance coverage), and Board approval for funds for the booth at the 2002 County Fair.

Outdoor Range Officer Bond Kinney reported:  Range Clean Up Days: Two weekends are scheduled in May for range clean up and paint up, both indoors and outdoors. We want the facility to look professional for the State IDAP Competition and for and the National High School Rodeo Finals. Please call him to volunteer to help.


Mike Reitz announced the recent Cowboy Action State Competition and that one of our members won a couple of divisions.

Charles Phelan announced raffle tickets available for several black powder firearms and promoted the Tuesday night .22 rifle shoot.

Leah Ray announced that tickets are available from her for $25 for the NRA Banquet on May 10th

Denver DeWees reiterated the flyer in the newsletter about the Primo Turkey Calls Seminar at Big Bear.


MOTION made, SECONDED, and PASSED to adjourn at 7:23 P.M.

J. Patrick Higgins, Secretary


If you have any announcements, please call Anna Kinney 564-3651, email: ptnopt@fisi.net or mail it to the Federation address: PO Box 1411, Farmington NM, 87499.  The deadline for the newsletter is 7PM, the Sunday one week prior to the next meeting.

If you move let the Secretary Pat Higgins know!

4 H Sundays

          Dick McGuire is working with the 4H every other Sunday.  The next meetings will be April 21st at the indoor range.  Get a hold of Dick if you can lend a hand. 326-3283 H  324-8798 W

Cleaning House May 4 – 5 and May 18 - 19

The IDPA State Championships are coming!!!  We are planning 2 clean up weekends in May.  The range officers will need all the help they can get. This is a major show-off of our facility!!!  We’d like to look our best so we’ll be painting inside and out, sweeping the dirt and generally sprucing things up.  The Outdoor Range Officer will be calling everyone to see which date will work best for you. 

Gate Combination Change

          The gate lock combination will be changed again after the May membership meeting.  If your expiration date was Before April 1, 2002 ---and you haven’t sent in your dues--- please make sure the Secretary receives them NO LATER THAN MAY 1!  If your dews are not received by May 1 you will not receive the May newsletter which will contain the new combination.

“Traveler’s Guide to the Firearms Laws of the Fifty States”

          If you travel to other states and carry a loaded firearm in your vehicle, this publication will give you the information you need to be sure you do not violate the firearm laws of the various states.  This sixth edition for 2002 was again researched and written by J. Scott Kappas, Esq., a lawyer in Kentucky.  Each state’s firearm laws are summarized on one page starting with a “traveler’s checklist” for quick references.  Cost for a single copy, including shipping and handling, is $12.95, credit card, check or money order.  Contact: Traveler’s Guide, PO Box 2156, Covington, KY 41012.  Phone: 859-647-5100. Internet: www.gunlawguide.com

Legislative Notes

Shooting Range protection bill signed by Governor Gary Johnson.

With the governor’s signature New Mexico became the 45th state to enact a low to protect gun club, commercial and law enforcement shooting range facilities from noise-based nuisance lawsuits aimed at shutting them down.  You can view the final text of HB 112 by visiting www.state.nm.us

Court rules that gun makers not responsible for acts of Criminals (NRA)

Yet another court has rejected the notion that law-abiding gun makers should be held responsible when criminals misuse their products.  On March 25ht, U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins threw out a lawsuit that sought to hold certain gun makers responsible for Buford O. Furrow’s August 1999 attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center in California, where three boys, a teenage girl, and a woman were injured.  The suit also sought damages for the murder of Joseph Ileto, a postal worker Furrow killed after his attack on the community center.  Judge Collins’ 37-page opinion held that the plaintiffs did not show a link between Furrows’ actions and the marketing strategies of the gun makers being sued.

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors will be meeting every 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm. (Same day the newsletter has to be in.)  The members at large are welcome to attend.

Range Schedule

The 2002 range schedule is available at the secretary’s desk at the during meetings. Stop by and pick one up.

All activities must be cleared with the Executive Range Officer and written on the Range Calendar.

What a Blast:

Gun control is not about guns, it’s about control.


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