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Vol 2002, July Issue 


July 2002


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!

Our Next Meeting is Tuesday July 16, 2002 at 7:30 P.M

Legislative Notes:

You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

The Supreme Court of the United States declined without comment to hear U.S. v. Emerson. While the decision is bad news for the defendant, the non-ruling in the case does mean that the 5th Circuit Court’s finding that the Second Amendment protects an individual right will stand! Furthermore, when the Bush Department of Justice submitted its Emerson briefs, it included statements that our Right to Keep and Bear Arms is clearly and individual right protected by the Constitution, which can also be used in legal arguments against unconstitutional gun control laws.

Basic Pistol and Personal Protection

Anyone with “Basic Pistol” and/or “Personal Protection” NRA certifications who is interested in maintaining their certifications should come to a meeting at the SJWF clubhouse July 22 at 6:30. Remember, you must give one class a year to maintain your certification with the NRA. For more information, call Denver DeWees at 326-7296.

Outdoor Range Guy

I have put small buckets out on the ranges for brass. Please use them for brass and not for trash. The large barrels are for trash. Also, please don’t take the buckets. I have tried to wire them on to something that won’t blow away in the wind so they will be there when you need them. Thank you, Bond.

Winners of the Black Powder Raffle

Charles C. Phelan sold a number of raffle tickets over the past few months at the San Juan Wildlife Federation.

The New Mexico Mountain Men club had to cancel their rendezvous at McGaffey Lake on Memorial Day weekend so the drawing was held at the Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous.

The winner of the Lyman Great Plains Rifle was Mr. James R. Miller of Farmington.

The Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous held three raffles. The winner of the 54 Cal. Early Virginia flintlock was won by Mr. Thurman "Crazy Dog" Brake.

The winner of the Traditions 50 Cal. Tennessee percussion rifle was Ms. Charlee Favro.

And the winner of the Dutch Doll Quilt was Charles Phelan, who gave it to a lady whose husband wouldn't buy her a ticket.

Thanks to all those who purchased tickets. They're support is greatly appreciated!

P.S. He still has tickets for the Big Horn Gun Club. The winner has a choice of a 10' X 10' Pyramid Tent, Lyman 54 Cal. Rifle, or $400.00 cash. Drawing to be held Aug. 10th at their annual rendezvous.

The Fair is coming…

If you have any videos on hunting or safety please call me and let me know. Steve Brooks needs them for the Fair. He also needs volunteers.

William B. Ruger

The founder and chairman emeritus of Sturm, Ruger & Co. maker of rifles, handgun and shotguns, died Saturday July 6, 2002 at his home in Prescott, AZ. He was 86.

Cowboy Action

Our next scheduled shoot will be the fourth Saturday of July, i.e. the 27th

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:

If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?


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