November 2015 Newsletter

November 12, 2015

The next Social Meeting of November 23 has been cancelled due to hunting season and the Thanksgiving holiday. The next Business Meeting is December 14th.

The 2016 KSC Membership Applications are trickling in. If you haven’t returned yours now is the time to do so. The earlier you return your application the easier it is to process them. Please don’t wait until the last minute. If you did not receive your membership renewal application please contact Bryan Wurm @ 231-492-5530.

IMG_20140720_130755_067 Thanks to all the members who showed up for the Work Bee: Many hands make light work and everyone pitched in and accomplished the tasks that needed to be done. We also want to thank Annette, a KSC member and owner of the Mayfield Country Store. Annette donated the pizzas for the work bee. Please be sure to stop in to the store and thank Annette as you make a purchase.

Thanks to all the members who helped with Sight in Days. A good group turned out to help which made the event proceed smoothly and most importantly safely with no incidents. There were 110 guns sighted in. This was down from years past. Leafing through old newsletters produced these numbers. 2014-136 guns / 2013-144 guns / 2012-160 guns and 2011 registered 186 guns. Many factors influence the attendance but next year we need to do a better job of advertising the event.

Thanks also to all those who helped serve up a delicious meal at the Hunters Supper. Attendance at the supper was also down this year. The food was great and the price was certainly a bargain, it’s hard to determine why we didn’t have better participation.

All Hazards Preparedness Course 2.0 Dec 5 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is an intermediate follow up to previous Disaster Prep courses offered by David R. Schleisman. Registration deadline December 1st. For information/registration please call 231-882-4673. $40 (Club members)

Found – A single key with a key ring tag was found in the KSC parking lot. A return email will reunite you with the lost key.

The latest Michigan State Police Legal Update #118 contains information regarding that the inoperability of a pistol is no longer a valid defense to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon (CCW). Click the link to find out the details.

The ATF refuses to make a decision on waivers from ammunition manufacturers seeking a sporting purposes exemption for rifle ammunition made from alternative materials. At least 32 petitions have gone unanswered in more than 4 years, preventing manufacturers from bringing new products to market, even in states like California which is phasing in a ban on hunting with traditional ammunition made with lead components. Recently, Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX) introduced H.R. 3802, the Alternative Ammunition Manufacturing Act of 2015. This legislation would require the ATF to respond within 60 days to a petition, and if the petition is not granted, ATF must provide in writing the detailed facts and reasons for the disapproval. If the ATF does not act with 60 days, the projectile would be granted an exemption from classification as armor piercing ammunition. Please click here to write your congressional representative and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 3802, the Alternative Ammunition Manufacturing Act of 2015 introduced by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX).

Reserved/dedicated range Activities. The following reserved activities have first right to the use of the range at the designated days/times. If you are at the range at the same time you will need to adjust your activities to accommodate their needs. Club members and the public are welcome to participate in these activities. If you need 22 ammo to participate the KSC has ammo available for purchase so that you may partake in these events.

Pistol Shooters, every Sunday from noon until 3:00 pm.

Firearms for Sale

KSC Member Jack Gunning is selling his collection of firearms. He has a wide range of AK, AR, 22, 38, 40, 45, shotguns, long range target and left hand items. If you are looking for a new toy please give Jack a call at 231-943-4880.

#144 – Marlin 336C 30-30 Lever Action, blued, 20″ barrel, hammer block safety, 6 round tubular magazine, checkered walnut stock and owner’s manual. Like new, shot less than 50 times, with 300 rounds Remington and Federal ammunition. $645.00. Rifle only $450.00 OBO.

#145 – Thompson Center muzzle loader, Hawkin style in 50 Cal. This rife had a removable scope mount for easy cleaning and has a 3 to 9 scope on it, the bore had no rust or pits in the barrel.
If you are interested in either of these please send a reply email with your name and phone number and the firearm number that you are interested in. Then the week after the newsletter is sent I will forward the replies in the order received to the individual who has the firearm for sale. This way, the owner of the firearm doesn’t have to worry about publicizing their name and phone number for everyone to see and they can decide who to contact in regards to a possible sale.

If you have any firearms that you would like to sell send a return email with the information on what it is (brand, model, caliber, finish, barrel length, optics, etc.) and I will include it in the next newsletter.
January 23rd, March 19th, May 14th, July 9th, September 24th and October 29th are the 2016 dates for the CCW Classes conducted by Ted Hentschel and Dave Wessel, owner of Great Guns in Acme. The class costs $150.00 and starts at 8:00 am and concludes at 5:30 pm. To reserve your spot please call Ted at 231-313-0720.

Gun Shows: Following is a partial list of semi-local upcoming guns shows. If you know of any upcoming gun shows please pass it along for the next newsletter.

January 3 & 4, Cadillac & Wexford Civic Center

January 9 & 10, Grand Rapids @ 28th Street Showplace

January 16 & 17, Houghton Lake @ Houghton Lake Event CenterIMG_20140720_130755_067

Commenting on gun laws, “You can make laws against rattlesnakes biting people, the problem is that rattlesnakes don’t follow the rules” – Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich