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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 www.nraila.org. This information is provided as a service of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Fairfax, VA. Reprinted with permission.

As we have frequently reported, one of NRA-ILA`s top legislative priorities in Congress, is the passage of S. 659/S. 1806, the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act."
The House version of this bill-- H.R. 1036--passed last April by an overwhelming vote of 285-140, and has the support of the White House.  Yet, despite assurances of a timely vote and broad bipartisan support,  S. 659/S. 1806 has become stalled in the Senate. At present, the situation remains very fluid, and there`s still a possibility that the Senate could pass S. 659/S. 1806 before it goes into recess for the year.  But the only remaining opportunity to pass the bill this year is through appropriations legislation, which funds government operations.  If S. 659/S. 1806 is passed as part of a spending bill, it will represent a major pushback by pro-gun Senators against the obstructionist tactics of the dedicated corps of anti-gun Senators who blocked consideration of the bill in early November.

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Thanks to the dedicated grassroots efforts of millions of NRA members and gun owners across the country, S. 659/S. 1806 is now widely acknowledged as having enough votes to overcome a filibuster by anti-gun Senators.  But we can`t stop a filibuster until one starts, and the process can`t begin until the bill reaches the Senate floor for debate.
On November 6, pro-gun leaders in the Senate attempted to bring the bill to the floor with a proposed "consent agreement" to govern the length of debate and the number of amendments each side could order.  Anti-gun Senators sent their representative to the floor to object.  After much discussion, and failing to gain "consent," Senate leaders moved to other business, but vowed to bring S. 659/S. 1806 to a vote early next year, without regard to the objections from the anti-gun corps.  That sets us up for a full-blown brawl in the New Year.
In the end, it all boils down to politics, but you can help break the logjam.  In the coming weeks, your Senators will likely be traveling around your state, holding town hall meetings, where they can report on what they`ve been doing in Washington, and take questions from their constituents.  These meetings offer a tremendous opportunity for you to personally voice your strong support for S. 659/S. 1806.  Your Senators need to know that this bill is about saving jobs, and protecting our rights.  If you can`t attend a meeting, send a letter or make a phone call to your Senator`s office.  Tell them it`s time to stop playing politics with the Second Amendment.  Urge them to fully support S. 659 without any anti-gun amendments!  Ask them to do everything in their power to end these meritless lawsuits and ensure that this essential legislation is approved as written. Tell them it`s time to pass S. 659/S. 1806!  Make no mistake--with your help, we will win this fight and see this critical legislation signed into law.
Finally, please continue to urge your U.S. Representative and your Senators to oppose current legislation seeking to expand the 1994 Clinton gun ban--H.R. 2038, S. 1431, and S. 1034.  You can find contact information for your elected officials by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org, or you can call your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121 and your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.

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