Steel Plate Rifle Shoot Tomorrow at the Barnes Range

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have a steel plate Rifle shoot tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Barnes Range. Please come out early around 8:20 a.m. to help set up the steel. There are 4 club shoots on the Barnes Range tomorrow, so it will be a little busy.

Ammo restrictions: We have a restriction to .30 caliber with No Green Tip, Black Tip or armor piercing. The velocity may not be greater than 3200 Feet Per Second.

Eye and Ear protection is now required on the AGC range. The club does have some you can borrow if needed.

Thank you,



Your action is needed to defeat these Second Amendment infringement bills before they become laws in Maryland.

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

I’m pasting this notice from Maryland Shall Issue about how YOUR ACTION is needed NOW to stop these bills. Our Maryland Legislators need to hear from the honest citizens of Maryland, instead of antigun activists funded by a New York Billionaire. Please email your Maryland Legislators and let them know you are opposed to these bills. Every year certain Maryland Legislators try to take away our Second Amendment rights. If we don’t let our legislators know we are opposed to these bills, they will eventually ban firearms completely.

As citizens we need to participate in the Legislative process and let our representatives know our positions. Please email, write or call them. More details are listed below:

Thank you,


Contact your Delegates and urge them to vote against HB786 and HB740.

Maryland Shall Issue
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House Moves on Gun Control — YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW!
The House Judiciary Committee has amended and voted favorably on HB786 – "Public Safety – Rifles and Shotguns – Transactions" ( and HB740 "Criminal Law – Computer-Aided Fabrication and Serial Number (3-D Printed Firearms)." ( This means that both bills move for votes before the entire House of Delegates. Urge your Delegates to vote "Nay" on both of these bills as they still criminalize behaviors you or someone you know do!

You can find and contact your Delegates with this tool from the Legislature’s website (

HB786 was amended to remove the licensing and registration requirements, but it still criminalizes private transfers and even loans of long guns. All such transfers would need to go through a dealer which is something they still cannot legally perform and even if they did, the cost is entirely up to them.

HB740 still criminalizes possession of homemade firearms, albeit those made with a "computer-aided fabrication device" without a serial number created by a federally licensed manufacturer or importer. What’s worse is the bill’s effective date has been sped up to July 1st, instead of the usual October 1st. Make no mistake, when you hear, "No one is trying to take your guns," this is very much literally that. It’s not clear in the bill when that manufacture starts, so it’s still perceivable that most common homemade guns could still be illegal to possess, no matter how the owner made it.

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This year marks an unprecedented attack on law-abiding gun owners in Maryland. The Maryland General Assembly has put forth a series of egregious bills this session and we ask you to plea ( se consider renewing your membership ( to help us continue to fight the egregious attacks on your rights. Not a member yet? Join us! ( Want to help? Donate! (

If all of the anti-gun laws introduced thus far in this session are passed, here is what you have to look forward to:
* Ban on purchasing any long gun firearm without first obtaining a license from the State Police, including paying fees, submitting fingerprints and obtaining formal training
* Ban on obtaining any long gun without first waiting 7 days
* Ban on private sales and loans of long guns
* Ban on purchasing more than one long gun a month
* Ban on mere possession of any Colt HBAR AR-15 and similar heavy-barrel rifles
* Ban of any payment method other than credit cards for permit applications
* Ban on handgun rentals
* Ban on lending handguns or regulated firearms to anyone, including your spouse or family member, no matter how temporary the loan
* Ban on anyone in your house having access to your guns
* Ban on the manufacture of any firearm by an individual
* Ban on the possession of any homemade firearm
* The elimination of the Handgun Permit Review Board

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We are fighting for your rights, and we thank you for anything and everything you can do to help!

Action Shooting Berm work day and Cancellation of 23 March 3Gun


We will be having two berm work days 23 and 24 March, Saturday and Sunday, 8am until complete. Dust off your shovels, stretch them muscles and find that bottle of Motrin. We will be setting up Hesco barriers, assisting the heavy equipment in filling and stabilizing the filled barriers by jumping in between bucket loads and pushing dirt to the corners. There will be an excavator and other heavy equipment on hand to get the heavy work done. Request you bring your own shovel and 8ft ladder if you have one. It can be strenuous work and we ask that you come prepared for a fair amount of manual labor. "Able body" personnel please. We know we have members with big hearts but if you are broken, can’t climb a ladder and use a shovel, we would rather you abstain from the event. We don’t want anyone getting hurt by working outside their body’s ability.

You will get volunteer hours for your work on the berm to offset your range badge fee for next year. AGC will be providing lunch and water.

As a result of the berm work, our ARPC 3 Gun event will be cancelled for the 23rd.

Of course, mother nature could throw us a curve. So please keep an eye out for subsequent announcements regarding weather cancellations.



Please email your representatives about HB 786 and SB 737

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Unfortunately, the House has moved forward with new language in HB 786 which is cross filed as SB 737 prohibiting the loan of firearms. This would have an adverse effect on our club and other clubs who own firearms that their club members. It is especially harmful to our Juniors Program. We loan small bore rifles to club members who are the Juniors parents to enable them to bring their Junior to the range for additional independent practice. These rifles are very expensive and parents would not be likely to purchase an expensive rifle for their Junior to try the sport. We have an extremely successful Juniors rifle program, because of how our program operates. We have Juniors who have received rifle scholarships to college and participate in the Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs. These bills would bring our program and others like it to an end and extinguish the dreams of young men and women of getting a college scholarship.

This bill prohibits the loan of rifles and shotguns. Statistically speaking very few crimes are ever committed with a rifle or shotgun. It would be statistically zero for a crime to be committed with a single shot bolt action .22 target rifle.

Please go to the AGC legislative link to email your representative and let them know that House Bill 786 and SB 737 are harmful to our young athletes:

Thank you,


Email from John Josselyn,

Under the new language of HB 786 a Club will not be able to simply loan firearms. They will have to be standing with the competitor for the duration of the time the competitor has the firearms or transfer ownership via an FFL to the team member borrowing the firearm. The Club will no longer own the firearm.

HB 786 is cross-filed with SB 737


John H. Josselyn

2A Maryland Web Page

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The ATF ban on the possession of Bump Stocks will take effect on March 26, 2019

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The ATF has banned the possession of Bump Stocks as of March 26, 2019. The ATF website describes the "acceptable" way to destroy bump stocks on the ATF website:

** The AGC does not allow any illegal firearms on the range. Bump Stocks will not be allowed to be used on the range as of March 26.

Thank you,


Big week for Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have three club events this week:

Wednesday, March 13 – We have our monthly club meeting from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. We will cover current and upcoming events with the club and the range. We will also discuss some of what has been going on at the Maryland Legislature. We will have a show and tell where members share their latest acquisition or item of interest with he club. A swap meet at the back of the room, where members can sell, trade or give away items. We will also have door prizes.

Saturday, March 16 – we have a Steel Plate Rifle Shoot on the Barnes Multi-Purpose Range from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please nothing larger than .30 caliber. No armor piercing, green or black tips or ammo with a velocity greater than 3,200 feet per second. **Reminder: Eye and Ear Protection is now required on the AGC Ranges.

Sunday, March 17 – We will be having a Juniors Fundraiser Frame Build from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the AGC Maintenance Building. It is the tan metal building next to Memorial Hall and the Trap range. No tools or special skills are required. We build frames on an assembly line basis where each person performs one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and everyone leaves with a good feeling, because they helped our Juniors program.

Have a great week!

Thank you,


Carbine Clinic Update


I will have all my Carbine clinic gear at this Wednesday’s club meeting, 7pm at Memorial Hall. I wanted to welcome the beginner level shooters that might have questions on gear purchases and setup to see the gear I run. All too often, new shooters without sound advice, load themselves and their firearms down with gear that does not favorable effect their ability to shoot better. Gear is a very personal thing and seeing others gear helps the new shooter better decide what works for them. Not mandatory for all attending the carbine event. See you there.


Arlington Juniors Air Rifle Tournament – Sunday, March 10th in Memorial Hall

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Tomorrow is a terrific opportunity for you to see our Juniors Team in Action. They are having a multi-team Air Rifle Tournament in Memorial Hall.
Come out and cheer them on.

Don’t forget to move your clocks an hour ahead for daylight savings time this evening.

Thank you,

AJ Team Challenge – semifinals and final rounds schedule, 3/10.

Great Trail Musketeers (1) vs AJ Silver (4)
Gavin Perkowski / Olivia Scuderi
Reagan Whipkey / Jamie Zhao
Frank Steyn / Matthew Pham

Queen Anne Lions (2) vs AJ Gold (3)
Sophie Veloz / Peninah D’Souza
Mason Mackenzie / Lily Wytko
Michael Donoho / Joseph Zoller

12.30pm Consolation round

2.30pm Championship round

To be followed by awards presentation.
— at Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore – Marriottsville.

Range Walk-through – Sunday March 10th @ 10am

For any members and prospective members who need a range walkthrough please RSVP to arlingtonrpc.vicepresident. I will meet anyone who requires a walk-through at Memorial Hall opposite of the trap fields Sunday March 10th @ 10am.

( An AGC range walk-through is required before any member can purchase a new AGC range badge, it will take approximately 1hr. Please dress accordingly for the weather, boots are highly encouraged as the ranges will be muddy. Eye and ear protection are required if you do not have any please let me know and I will have some available.)

Eye and Ear Protection is now required at the AGC Range

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The Associated Gun Clubs now requires eye and ear protection to be used at the range. Our club has eye and ear protection that can be borrowed at our events.

The AGC Range Officers have eye and ear protection for sale at the range office in the Barnes Range House if you wish to purchase them.

Thank you,