I am Scott Sampson the Chief Instructor at Airfield Shooting club. I have decided to conduct small training sessions via the web. I am hoping to conduct these once a month. The sessions will last 30 min, maybe a little longer for some topics. I will hold these during the week in the evening.
To join the training session, all you need to do is click on the link below to join at the prescribed time. I will be hosting the event, and for the majority of them I will be sharing PowerPoints and/or live video for demonstrations.
WHEN: This first session will be held on Feb 25th at 7pm.
TOPIC: Situational Awareness
Join us for a discussion on situational awareness. We will cover
Jeff Copper’s Color codes
How situational awareness impacts your response to a potential or real threat
Situational awareness strategies/rules to live by when you carry
As many of you are aware, we continue to be in a fight for our 2nd Amendment rights. While NRA, VSSA, VCDL continue to help battle those that would restrict our rights, it is up to us as individuals to help ensure that our politicians hear our voice. The Institute for Legislative Action portion of NRA has set up a free workshop that you can attend online. I attended the first workshop which provided helpful links to their web site and discussed how to deal with social media. The email below from Lexy Higgins (NRA) describes the second event and its content. Again it is free. You can ask questions (due to number of folks and time, not all questions get answered while online, but they do promise to get back to you). I was very impressed with how the first session went. And no they didn’t ask for money or donations. I hope you will join this online workshop.
ASC Chief Instructor
#### Message below from NRA-ILA ####
Join NRA-ILA for the second in a series of virtual grassroots workshops we are hosting in Spring 2021. This workshop will be focused on how to be an effective Second Amendment advocate in your state legislature, and will take place on Wednesday February 17th at 7:00pm EDT. This will be a free and live online event.
During this workshop, you will hear from former elected officials who are now NRA State Directors. These NRA State Directors will provide attendees with a unique perspective on what was either helpful or harmful when trying to lobby legislation both from the position of the one being lobbied as well as from the one doing the lobbying. We will also discuss how the Coronavirus has changed the ways we interact with our lawmakers at the state level. To RSVP, click on the button below.
One of our members asked if we could pass this along, doing so with the boards consensus:
The Public Safety Committee of the Virginia House of Delegates will meet @9am Friday morning. Several anti-gun bills are on the agenda. The following link will allow you to see them and either sign up to speak via phone/computer or to submit written comments:https://hodspeak.house.virginia.gov/committees/H15/bill_feedback
Suggested comments from a VCDL alert when the bills were in sub-committee:
HB1909 – School Boards are offices with adult workers in them, just like thousands of offices across the Commonwealth. It makes no sense to treat them as if they were a school with children in them.
HB1992 – This bill expands the number of things that qualify as misdemeanor domestic violence beyond what the federal government uses to take away gun rights. There is no provision to restore rights in the bill and it would create a lifetime ban on gun ownership for a mere misdemeanor. From a gun-rights perspective under this bill, the person charged would be better off seriously harming the other person and getting a felony conviction, from which their gun-rights could eventually be restored.
HB2128 – This bill could make a person wait up to five business days for a background check approval, which would take more pressure off the government to do a timely background check. The promise to gun owners is that the background check system is supposed to be an INSTANT CHECK, not a five-day waiting period check, which, with weekends/holidays could be up to NINE-days in realtime. The current three days is more than sufficient.
HB2276 – This bill was written without a clear understanding of the current law on homemade guns for a person’s own use, which has been legal since America’s founding. Besides banning personally-made guns completely, the bill makes the owners of such guns instant criminals, even if the owner had applied directly to the ATF for a serial number and put the serial number on the gun.
HB2295 – A solution in search of a problem. There has been no events that justify stripping the very people represented by the General Assembly of their right to self-defense. Citizens have been carrying on Capitol grounds and buildings for years responsibly and without incident.
Some of you may have noticed our last email didn’t work quite right, after much testing it looks like the provider we were using was actively removing our links. We later found out that they suspended VA CDL’s service due to their political views. That being said we will be working on moving off from that platform rather quickly.
We will be attempting to simply host the mechanisms that send out email ourselves. What this means for you is:
We will be sending email in a “newsletter” fashion, meaning each day if there is new information the website will roll that up and send it on out.
The system will send 100 emails at a time, which means after posting an item to the site it could take a few hours for all members to receive it.
Certain key emails may still be manually sent, but in general this new workflow is designed to avoid getting us blocked by spam filters and email security mechanisms.
Please bear with us, we are making this change rather quickly due to a real need to get off from Mailchimp, as such we may experience some issues. If you notice anything or have feedback please email email@example.com.
Initially you may notice in the emails that you only see a portion of articles, if you click the link below it’ll take you to the site with the entire post. We’re going to work on resolving this.
In preparation for any additional attempts at impacting our ability to communicate to members the board also established a standing webmaster budget, that way if our service provider was to discontinue service we could quickly find an alternative one.
We have updated the club Bylaws to reflect a resolution made by the Board at today’s board meeting to add a yearly budget to the webmaster. The Bylaws have been updated to reflect this passed resolution. We have also added a revision page to make it easier to see what has changed.
*Note that this email will be sent using both Mailchimp and the self hosted solution. This should be the last email you receive with both methods.
ASC Service Rifle & Zombie Match is back for the new year, this Saturday, January 9th @ 9am.
Yes we are on for the new year… Come on down and bring you new toys with you! 😉
Saturday should be, Partly cloudy skies. High around 45F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Info: ASC’s Service Rifle & Zombie Matches are open to all ASC members, guest and anyone wanting to shoot Service Rifles, High power rifles, Traditional rifles, Modern sporters and practice for the coming Zombie Apocalypse!
Event will take place on the on the 100 Meter Range.
Check-in will begin at 8:45am with safety brief at 9am. followed by the relays.
Match fee is $5.00 for members
You don’t have to be experienced at rifle competition to shoot in our rifle matches. The event is expected to be over by noon but actual completion time is based on the number of competitors. Need more info contact us here….
I am always a bit melancholy for this post, which is my final match report for 2020. It has been an eventful year for all of us. Like many things, our season was shortened. For some of us who are used to being out and in front of people but now relegated to sitting behind a computer screen all day, just seeing old friends and being able to participate in an event we truly love was something to look forward to each month. Thanks to each and every pin shooter who came out in blistering heat and oppressive humidity. Thanks for helping to get the tables built, set up and broken down each month. . For going on pin patrol, finding and carting pins to the warehouse. Thanks for the atmosphere and the camaraderie. And most importantly, thanks for being safe competitors.
On the note of competition, just a reminder to never give up. Our top two five gun aggregate shooters this month were separated 92/100’s of a second. Congratulations to both of them. Kudos to Art Schoner’s decisive carbine win. He has been gunning for it for a while now. Our next match will be Saturday, April 3, 2021. Until then, good luck finding ammunition. Your results are below.
The last installment of how the pins fall for 2020 will occur this Saturday, December 5th at 9 AM at the Airfield shooting club range in scenic Wakefield. If you miss this match, you will not shoot as genuine ASC sanctioned bowling pins until next April. Don’t let that happen. Plan to be at the range this Saturday at 9 AM. Bring your best guns and skills and impress your friends. If you need details about the matches you can find them at airfieldshootingclub.org. Any you can always address questions and concerns to our resident pinhead at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the range!