the public, and it's kind of hard for them to attend when the gate is locked since they don't have keys to the range!

Not in A Match? You Can Still Shoot
It's not true. It appears that some club members are under the impression that the entire range is closed when there is a match being held. Only the range on which the match is being held is closed to "open" shooting. The rest of the ranges are open. The only exceptions to this are when the IR 50/50 benchrest match is being held on range #1, range #2 will be closed. Also, range #1 is closed when the high-power rifle silhouette match is being held on range #2. These adjoining ranges are closed for safety reasons since there is no safety berm between range #1 and range #2.

Bylaws Meeting In The Works
We will be holding a meeting sometime in the spring, to consider possible changes to the club bylaws. If you have ideas or suggestions, we'd like to hear about them. Please contact any one of the club officers, or call the club information line and leave a message. Contact numbers are listed below.

New Members
We welcomed fourteen new members at the Febuary meeting. They are Matt Cain, Drew Certain, Rick Combs, Jeff Duncan, Dean Fullerton, Frank Green, Paul Griffin, Jonathan Long, Jeff Massey, Pete San Nicolas, Greg Smith, Mark

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Tackett, Chuck Thompson, and Tim Trusty. Glad to have you with us, gentlemen!
Please note that all new members must attend the mandatory range and safety orientation before using the range. You are not a fully qualified member until you attend the orientation.
Also, don't forget that all new members are entitled to shoot in one club match per shooting discipline free of charge. Look over that match schedule, and come out and experience the fun of competition shooting.

News from the NRA
Here's some news from the NRA ILA news page, available on the Internet at This information is provided as a service of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Fairfax, VA. Reprinted with permission.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times today (Feb. 14), Los Angeles County will pay the organizers of the Great Western Gun Show $1.6 million to compensate plaintiffs for litigation costs.
Organizers sued the county claiming that a prohibition of the show on county's fairgrounds violated their First Amendment rights. Though this placebo ordinance will stand, the show's organizers have pledged to continue to hold the event at a new venue.

Benton Gun Club
P. O. Box 139
Benton, AR 72018-0139