1 FEBRUARY 2016. Anne Arundel Fish & Game Conservation Association The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. - Thomas Jefferson Hopefully You Saved the Date for From the President Tuesday, February 2nd 2A Tuesday for Maryland Fellow AA&FGers, H ope you all survived Snowmaggeddon 2016 last D on't forget that February 2nd is the date for the 2A. (Second Amendment) Tuesday RALLY on Lawyers Mall between the State House and the Senate & House Office week. It turned out to be one heck of a storm and it put DC on its Buildings. heels for a few days to be I Your presence is needed on Lawyers Mall on 2A Tuesday for one have cabin fever and really to demonstrate that gun owners and shooters are a major hope to get out soon. presence in Maryland and not some small marginalized group AAF&G has many of crackpot yahoos that some of the delegates and senators opportunities this month to get of a more progressive and less enlightened persuasion you out of the house if you want believe us to be.
2 If you remember the huge throngs of gun to brave the weather. I invite all owners that flooded the legislative area in the run up to of you to check out the monthly SB281 which resulted in O'Malley's Firearms Safety Act of 2013, while we couldn't AAF&G Calendar published here stop the bill from becoming law (thanks to strong arming by Mike Miller and Mike in the SCORE and attend an event. Busch and promises by O'Malley) we were able to stop many other aspects of AAF&G is somewhat unique since SB281 that would have made the FSA 2013 much more restrictive! And we we are quite active year round. had those throngs of 2A supporters because their rights were being threatened. In There are many similar clubs that the subsequent years after 2013, the gun owner presence at the General assembly pretty much shut down for the sessions has not been nearly as impressive primarily because the legislature, happy winter. You as a club member that FSA2013 was in effect, was not as aggressively pushing anti-gun legislation.
3 Benefit directly from year round However, as noted in the January issue, the spate of shootings over the past year events at AAF&G, so why not take has galvanized some of the delegates and senators to again threaten Maryland advantage? gun owners by introducing anti-gun legislation. Because there are going to be An amazing event I look more threats to your ability to purchase and possess firearms, including those that forward to every February is the have not previously been regulated by the state, let's make the 2016 2A Tuesday a NRA Great American Outdoor rousing success by once again flooding Lawyer's Mall and the surrounding streets Show, held in Harrisburg PA, 2/6 with gun owners and shooters! to 2/14 this year. This is the largest 2A Tuesday, continued on Page 2. outdoor show in the world. If you have never been to this event it is quite amazing and well worth Come join us for our . the trip up to PA. Expect to see major firearm manufacturers Club Dinner & General Meeting and industry partners with many products on display, outfitters from around the world ready to February 11th book your next adventure, vendors Dinner ~ 7 PM.
4 Selling all types of gear, celebrity appearances etc. There is also a Meeting ~ 8 PM. country music concert as well as Dinner by Mike & Kathy Anderson . many seminars and other events. The Kitchen Committee! President, continued on Page 2. AAF&G Score February 2016 1. 2A Tuesday, from Page 1. P. O. Box 150 The 2A supporting organizations in Maryland NRA, Arnold, MD 21012 AGC (Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore) MSI (Maryland 410-757-6800 Shall Issue), and MSRPA (Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association) have held meetings with individual Senators and Delegates as well as with several groups to talk about AAF&G Range Rules: future legislation they would like to see as well as some #rules legislation they will need to work against. So far, three bills appear to favor things gun owners would like to see: fingerprint retention, a fee reduction for the HQL, and Club Officers & Activities: longer records retention for Meeting minutes under the Open Meetings Act.
5 But let's not fool ourselves, the session is still early and there are some things on the horizon that 2016 Holidays / Shooting Hours: may come up. Examples include using the Federal terror watch list as a prohibitor from purchasing and owning firearms in Maryland, regulating black powder and antique 2016 Orientation Sessions: weapons, an excise tax statewide on firearms and ammo to pay for body cameras in Baltimore City, as well as repeats of other bills we have seen introduced in the past. Please plan to attend the 2A Tuesday Rally and Education & Training: Legislative Lobbying Day on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. and help your 2A supporting organizations help you by talking to your elected officials about the bills already AAF&G Forum: listed by then, and tell them what they can do to support your opinion on firearms rights and your right to personal protection in the State of Maryland. And when you come Calendar out for 2A Tuesday, bring a few neighbors and a few friends.
6 More about the 2A Tuesday rally schedule will be sent to you by email blast as it gets finalized, but the two most important things - the rally and the elected officials meet and greet - are set. The rally will be from 10:00 AM Noon in Lawyers Mall and the elected officials meet and greet will be from Noon to 1:00 PM. We recommend that you contact your elected officials and make an appointment to see them and then let folks in your district know you have done so. If you have any questions about legislation, 2A Tuesday, or how you can help with 2A Tuesday, please contact AGC. at , MSI. at or MSRPA at http://www. Let's show the legislators that gun owners in Maryland FEBRUARY RSOs are still a force to be reckoned with! See you there on Feb. 2nd! and BACKUP RSOs 2/06/2016 Primary: Peter Heckman President, from Page 1. Backup: Matt Nolte It is a family friendly event too. Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, 2/13/2016 Primary: Matt Nolte Archery, RV's etc are represented at the show in 650,000.
7 Backup: John Kerrigan square feet of exhibit hall. You might not be able to see it all in one day. More info can be found at http://www. 2/20/2016 Primary: George Imhoff Backup: Steve Newcomer Hope to see you on the range this month. 2/27/2016 Primary: Jim Price Stay safe and share our sport, Backup: John Michelli Walt Romaniw AAF&G Score February 2016 2 Appleseed Junior Rifle Program I t's a slow time of the year for the Junior Rifle Program. They were able to have one smallbore practice the month M any club members and their families have never had any of January, but the January Awards gathering was cancelled formal marksmanship because of the snow storm and will be rescheduled. training, or at least not If you would like information about our program (I have in many years. Where do a wait list at this time) or help finding another program in the you go to get intensive, area, please email me at step-by-step, by the Have Fun Shooting & Remember Youth are Our Future!
8 Numbers, marksmanship skills that will allow you Andrea Miller to hit your target out to Chairman Jr. Rifle Program 500 yards and beyond? You guessed it . Appleseed! Don't be one of those shooters In Memoriam who don t know what you don t know! Classes are held monthly at AAFG, loaner rifles/. The club notes the recent deaths of members: gear are available, and slots on the line are filling up quickly. See YOU on the line! Peter Perry ( ) )and, Sign up here: John Toomey ( Questions? com/fh/ Like us here: id=12483). Appleseed-Maryland-264406060313831/timel ine/. Our sympathies are with their family and friends. Brian Swift Appleseed State Coordinator/Senior Instructor A Reminder! TAILGATING another car through AAF&G's GATE is against EDUCATION. club policy. EACH vehicle needs & TRAINING. to obtain entry by one swipe of a Prox Card. Failure to comply may F ebruary 6-7 AAF&G will be holding a NRA BASIC PISTOL. class. Upon successful completion result in vehicle or gate DAMAGE.
9 Of this class students will receive a Please do not tailgate!!!! NRA certificate participation is required on both Saturday and Sunday to earn the certificate. Cost is $15 and AAF&G. members have priority for seats. Tentative start time will be 9am both days. Preregistration is required to attend - To register please email DEADLINE FOR MARCH Please view the official AAF&G Training Schedule that SCORE Materials can be found on the AAF&G Website under EDUCATION for future classes: is FEBRUARY 23rd. We are also asking the membership for training feedback. Did you miss a specific class and want to see if it Send material to David Hickey is offered again? Is there a class not offered that you feel will at benefit the AAF&G community? Please contact the AAF&G Training team at: AAFG. We want to hear from you! AAF&G Score February 2016 3. Eccles Range AR15/Service rifle 1st Place (Brass). Club Matches Roy H. 874/900. 2nd Place (Lead) Andrew B. 870/900.
10 T he next Service Rifle/MSR/Any Rifle subject to the FSA of 2013 (except M1A) match will be held on February 6th from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. 3rd Place (Copper). Vintage Bolt Rifle 1st Place (Brass). Brian S. Roy H. 853/900. 836/900. The next Service Rifle/MSR/Any Rifle subject to 2nd Place (Lead) John K 817/900. the FSA of 2013 (except M1A) match will be held on 3rd Place (Copper) Steve A. 810/900. February 6th from 10:00am to 12:00 noonand will be for Vintage SemiAuto Rifle Semiauto Rifles. 1st Place (Brass) Roy H. 841/900. New Service and Vintage Military Rifle Match shooters 2nd Place (Lead) John K. 814/900. should consider arriving NLT 9:30am in order to familiarize 3rd Place (Copper) Rob C. 781/900. themselves with the course of fire and get guidance in use Very Vintage Rifle of the sling. A five minute unlimited sighter shot sighting- 1st Place (Brass) Roy H. 394/400. in period will precede the record fire phases. For details 2nd Place (Lead) Eric S.