Reminder: Arlington Club Meeting this Wednesday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We are having our monthly club meeting on Wednesday, January 13th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

We will be having a special guest speaker, Mr. Dan Blasberg, President of Maryland Shall Issue. Mr. Blasberg will speak about current gun control issues, including what to expect at the upcoming Maryland Legislative Session. Dan spoke to our club last fall and he gave us some amazing insights.

Every year the Maryland Legislature proposes new legislation that will further infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights in Maryland. We need to let our representatives know how we feel about the bills they are proposing, by sending emails, making phone calls, attending the House and Senate Hearings and the 2A Tuesday Rally. If we don’t participate in the process, they will only hear from the Anti-2A crowd. Please get involved! Check the AGC legislative website on a regular basis: http://www.associatedgunclubs.org/legislative.html to keep up with the proposed bills as they are filed and access the email tool that will allow you to email every legislator with the push of a button about a given bill.

The 2A Tuesday – Pro 2A Rally is coming up on February 2nd (Ground Hog Day) in Annapolis. I will post more information about the rally in the next day or so. A bunch of us get together for breakfast before heading to the rally in the morning and meet for lunch afterwards. It is a lot of fun. It is also an opportunity to meet with your representatives. We also be doing the same thing on for the Gun Bill Hearing days for the Maryland House and Senate. It is a real education to attend the hearings.

Don’t forget to bring a show and tell item, if you have one to the club meeting. If you have any AGC raffle tickets, sold or unsold, please bring them to the meeting and give them to Dave Boone. Please make a last ditch effort to sell any tickets you still have.

Have a great week!

Thanks,
Rob

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ARPC February 2015 Newsletter

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have a lot of events coming up in February.

Saturday, February 7th, we have a 2-Gun shoot at the 200-yard range from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will be shooting steel from cover and moving to engage our next target. We will be shooting sporting rifles, (AR and AK’s) and pistols at steel plates. You will be allowed to use a holster if you have one, but the pistol has to be without a mag and with the slide back. You will only be allowed to load firearms in designated areas for safety. If you don’t have a holster, we have some you can borrow. This is a fun shoot so don’t be intimidated by the name. No one cares if you miss a shot or what time you get. The bottom line is shooting safely and having fun. Please no armor piercing ammunition: Green tip, steel penetrating, or ammunition with a velocity of more than 3300 feet per second.

Sunday, February 8th, we will be having a fundraiser frame build benefiting our Juniors team from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Lower Barnes Range House. We will have all of the tools we need to do this on hand. No special skills are needed. We build our frames on an assembly line basis where everyone performs one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and we all leave with a good feeling that we have helped our Junior’s team.

Tuesday, February 10th – Show your State Representatives that Marylanders support the 2nd Amendment. The annual 2A Tuesday rally supporting the 2nd Amendment will be held in Annapolis at the square in front of the Senate Building. I will be posting the details of times and locations where we will be meeting. We can also make arrangements for car pools. We often have breakfast or a cup of coffee at a local restaurant and have lunch afterwards. We have done this in the past and it is always a lot of fun.

Wednesday, February 11th – Club meeting in Memorial Hall from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. We will be going over our new club schedule of events and letting you know about all of the changes to expect at the AGC this year. Please bring in your show and tell. We will have the swap meet at the back of the room. We do have Eley Purple box Target .22 LR ammo for $60 a brick containing 500 rounds. Our Junior’s are now using different ammo, so we are selling this off.

Saturday, February 21st – we are having our club pistol shoot at the pistol range from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will be shooting steel plates, stuffed animals, stake shoots and paper targets. This has always been a very popular fun shoot.

I want to thank everyone for all of your help volunteering at our club shoots. We really appreciate everyone who is able to come out around 8:00 a.m. to help set up the shoot and who help break down the targets at the end of the day. We can’t do these programs without our volunteers. Also a big thank you goes to Mom Pat and Bob for the wonderful food at our events.

Thank you,
Rob

AGC, Maryland Shall Issue and Others Sue to Overturn SB281

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club members,

You can click on the link at the end of this post to view the lawsuit where the Associated Gun Clubs, Maryland Shall Issue, et. al., are suing Governor Martin O’Malley, et. al. in Federal District Court to overturn the SB 281 bill which became Maryland law on October 1, 2013. This is the law which bans the purchase of the most commonly used rifles in the United States, limits the capacity of magazines purchased in Maryland to 10 rounds and requires citizens to obtain a Handgun Qualifying License (HQL) to be able to purchase a pistol.

I will send out any significant developments related to this case.

Thank you,

Rob

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
(Northern Division)
STEPHEN V. KOLBE, et al.,
Plaintiffs,
v.
MARTIN J. O’MALLEY, et al.,
Defendants.

Case No.: 1:13-cv-02841-CCB
PLAINTIFFS’ MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF THEIR CROSS-MOTION FOR SUMMARY
JUDGMENT AND IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR
SUMMARY JUDGMENT
Plaintiffs Stephen V. Kolbe, Andrew C. Turner, Wink’s Sporting Goods, Atlantic Guns, Inc. and
association Plaintiffs Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc., Maryland Shall Issue, Inc., Maryland
State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc., National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc., and Maryland
Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Inc. (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), by and through undersigned
counsel, submit this Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs’ Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and in
Opposition to Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment.

WASHINGTON-#36755-v1-MSJ_-_Memorandum_(Filed_Version).pdf

Gun Bill Day, February 26, 2014

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

** Gun Bill Day in the Senate 2/26/14 ***

10 firearms associated bills (as of 2/13) are being heard on 2/26 in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

If you plan to testify in person, sign up is from 9 am to 12:45 pm. One viable plan for your day is to get down there, sign up to testify, visit your reps and/or listen in at the statehouse chamber session, go have lunch (or have an early lunch then visit your reps) and then show up for the hearing.

Hearing scheduled @ 1300
Witness Guidelines (for folks that want to provide testimony) and Committee FAQ’s can be found here: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/pubs-curr…t-jpr-faqs.pdf

Its essential that you are a registered voter as an active participant in this process (and they do check ). Not registered to vote? Go directly here:http://elections.state.md.us/voter_r…ion/index.html. Be sure to use the same name you are registered to vote with and include your district for any written communication with the legislature.

Schedule link: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/fr…2&tab=subject2

To view a bill: Click on the schedule link above, then click on any of the bill numbers (listed in the left), click on the “Documents” tab, then the bill text (Adobe icon).
Note the order of the list is not necessarily the order that the hearings are held.

Scheduled as of today:

SB 164 Sen Brochin, Crimes – Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime – Diminution Credits and Sentencing
SB 248 Sen Frosh, et al Criminal Law – Use of Handgun in Crime of Violence or Felony – Statute of Limitations
SB 283 Sen Jennings, et al Public Safety – Handgun Permit Background Check – Armored Car Company Employees
SB 353 Sen Manno. et al Criminal Law – Deadly Weapons on School Property – Public and Private Schools
SB 584 Sen Astle Public Safety – Handgun Identification Requirements – Repeal
SB 728 Sen Jacobs, et al Public Safety – Licensed Firearms Dealers – Background Checks
SB 729 Sen Jacobs, et al Public Safety – Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun – Qualifications
SB 731 Sen Jacobs, et al Department of State Police – Firearms – Prohibition on Provision of Information
SB 758 Sen Jacobs, et al Assault Weapons – Firearms Collector – Possession
SB 768 Sen Getty, et al Regulated Firearms – License Issued by Another State – Reciprocity

If you can’t make it to the hearing, please go to the AGC legislative website: http://www.associatedgunclubs.org and use the automated email tool. You can write a brief email. It can be as short as I am for or opposed to SB XYZ. IF you want to testify, you could simply sit down and say you are for or opposed to a single bill or give a listing. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, it truly does help just by being there. The number of people present, does make an impression.

I will not be able to attend the Senate Hearings, but am planning on attending the House hearings on March 4th.

Thank you,
Rob

January 2014 ARPC Newsletter

December and January were snowy months for Arlington.

The snow held off until 1:00 p.m. for our 200 yard steel plate rifle shoot in December. We had a great turn out. Dave brought the propane heater, we had hotdogs, chips, hot chocolate and a good turnout. A big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped set up and put away the steel targets.

Our Juniors shed maintenance day was cancelled due to poor conditions and cold weather. We will schedule a maintenance day when the weather moderates.

We had a terrific turnout at our steel plate pistol shoot. The toy targets took a beating, but the steel targets held up great. We had hot chocolate, hotdogs, chips and cookies. Thank you to everyone for helping set up and take down our targets.

We are finishing out the month with a Wobble Trap shoot on Sunday, January 26th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We have a big month planned for February.

February 8th we have a steel plate rifle shoot at the Barnes Multi purpose Range from 9:00 – 2:00.

February 9th we have a Fundraiser Frame Build benefitting our Juniors team from 9:00 – 12:00 in the lower Barnes Range House. No tools or experience is required. We work on an assembly line where each person performs one or two simple tasks. We normally finish building frames in less than two hours. Our Juniors rely on our fundraisers, so please come out and give us a hand. It is a lot of fun and you leave knowing you made a difference for our Juniors team.

Wednesday, February 12th, Club Meeting from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. We will be having a guest speaker, Mr. John Josselyn, who is the Legislative Vice-President for the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore. John will be discussing the gun bills that are being proposed by the Maryland Legislature. Please check out the legislative session of the AGC website for the latest developments: http://www.associatedgunclubs.org . There is an automated email tool that allows you to email every legislator in the Maryland General Assembly with the click of a button.

February 22nd, we will be having a steel plate pistol shoot at the pistol range from 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. We will be shooting steel plates, plastic toys, softballs and paper targets. We will also be having a team stake shoot.

SPECIAL EVENT: There is a 2A rally in Annapolis on February 4th . The Maryland Legislature is hard at work to further restrict our gun rights and impose fees on guns and a 50% tax on ammunition. We will try to do car pools for anyone who might be interested. We had a great time last year at the rally.

We have some changes that are coming to our 2014 schedule that we would like to talk about at our next club meeting. We are planning a 3 gun shoot on April 6th. We are also going to be adding some different venues for our shoots to keep things interesting.

Have a great February!

Rob

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

AGC Joins Suit Against Maryland State Police

Dear Friends,

The Maryland State Police is required by MD law to process firearm applications within 7 days. It is taking them in excess of 55 days to process applications. The Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore has joined Maryland Shall Issue and several other organizations to file suit against the Maryland State Police to force them to comply with the requirements of Maryland Law. The attachments are copies of the complaint and motions related to the complaint.

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief
Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction or Declaratory Relief
Motion for Expedited Treatment
Motion for Injunctive Relief or Declaratory Judgment
Motion to Proceed Under Fictitious Names

Thank you,

Rob

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

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