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the Youth Program 9s Volunteer State Coordinator 8 Navy Wins 28th NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships 9 2008 NRA All-American Teams 10 NRA Range Grants 12 A Short Summary o' the Sabanes-Oxley Act 15 By Ste.an Tahmassebi, NRA Deputy General Counsel ILA News 16 US Army Study 18 By Troy Acoustics Shooting Range Club News 21 NRA Afliated State Associations 28 NRA Field Representatives 31 c<;A2;A@ Volume 13, Number 2 l club connectIon l \xb // A s a history bu\x3, I am oBten intrigued by the similari- ties between war and politics. With Independence Day approaching and Election Day soon to Bollow, I 9m reminded oB how deception has been used as an e\x3ective weapon in both war and politics since the American Revolution. Without a doubt, deception and double-dealing are at work during this election season. Tat 9s why you must be prepared to separate the patriots Brom the pretenders as we work together to pre- serve and deBend our God-given Right to Keep and Bear Arms.<br><br> A perBect example oB duplicity and deception at work is the so- called American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), which claims to support your Second Amendment rights 4yet attacks your NRA and endorses Barack Obama Bor president. IB you 9re conBused, concerned and conBounded when a suppos- edly cpro-gun d group endorses the same Obama who wants to ban all handguns, outlaw all semi-automatic rearms, shut down nearly every gun store in America and abolish cRight-to-Carry d nation- wide, you 9re not alone. 3elling gun owners to vote Bor Obama is like telling chickens to vote Bor Colonel Sanders. Yet in e\x3ect, that 9s exactly what AHSA is doing, apparently believing that gun owners like you and me are either gullible or stupid, or both. I have a message Bor them 4 cWe 9re not! d When you learn who actually runs AHSA, their motives and the method behind their madness become amazingly clear. Indeed, AHSA 9s board oB directors and executive leadership reads like a cWho 9s Who oB the Gun-Ban Elites. d AHSA 9s executive director is Bob Ricker. Ricker switched sides aBter an unsuccessBul stint as a gun industry lobbyist, and went to work Bor anti-gun Borces in their e\x3orts to sue the rearm industry out oB existence.<br><br> AHSA spokesman Ray Schoenke has given thousands oB dol - lars to Handgun Control, Inc. He has also given political contri- butions to most oB the gun-ban luminaries in Washington, D.C., including John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. John Rosenthal, the Bounder and chairman oB Stop Handgun Violence, a Boston anti-gun group, leBt the board oB directors oB the American Hunters and Shooters Association only aBter his ties to gun-ban groups became widely known. AHSA board member Jody Powell was once press secretary Bor President Carter, whose Bureau oB Alcohol, 3obacco and Firearms (BA3F) grew so abusive oB law-abiding gun owners 9 rights that it spurred three major congressional investigations.<br><br> Te bottom line is that the American Hunters and Shooters Association is nothing more than a Bront group Bor extremist politicians seeking to divide gun owners and deceive you into supporting anti-gun candidates. But AHSA isn 9t alone. In our ght to deBend your Second Amendment rights, we 9ve seen an increasing number oB such decep- tive operations in recent years. Remember Americans Bor Gun SaBety? Tis is the group that sold itselB as being cmainstream d on the gun issue 4yet its billion- aire Bounder, Andrew McKelvey, was a board member oB Handgun Control, Inc., and the primary money man behind the Million Mom March.<br><br> Since 2000, when Al Gore used that Bailed event Bor his own campaign pep rally 4and Hillary Clinton stood shoulder-to-shoul- der with Rosie O 9Donnell, vowing to push gun owner licensing, gun registration and other anti-gun schemes 4gun-ban politicians have become much less open and honest about their true intentions regarding your rights. So now, when Hillary Clinton visits a state with a large popu- lation oB hunters and gun owners, she theatrically reminisces about how, when she was growing up, her Bather allegedly took her duck hunting & and puts out amazingly hypocritical mailings attacking Obama as anti-gun! Meanwhile, AHSA tells us how Barack Obama supposedly cgets it d regarding the Second Amendment because he has pledged to cprotect the rights oB hunters d to own rearms cBor the purposes oB hunting and target shooting. d Since when does the Bill oB Rights say anything about hunting or target shooting? And what about keeping and bearing arms to protect yourselB and your Breedom? As Bor selB-deBense, Obama has been consistent and clear. According to Obama, who touts himselB as a Bormer cconstitutional law proBessor, d the Second Amendment doesn 9t prevent Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Ill. Brom banning selB-deBense guns in citizens 9 homes.<br><br> As the most important elections in generations approach, I ask you to spread the word like Paul Revere did two centuries ago, to Bellow hunters, shooters and gun owners in every city, village and Barm 4 cDon 9t be Booled by pretenders dressed as patriots. d Do your part now. It is absolutely critical that you help to ensure that the Breedoms Bor which our Founding Fathers Bought so hard so long ago won 9t be stolen and destroyed by cBalse-\x4ag d orga- nizations controlled by anti-gun politicians through election-year deception, obBuscation and subterBuge. Pretenders Dressed As Patriots J+&* c. s'g($r, nRA Pr$.'d$*/ Since when does the Bill of Rights say anything about hunting or target shooting?<br><br> ... President 9s Column ... \xc l club connectIon l Volume 13, Number 2 Featured story 3 his year, aBter only eight attempts, I drew a moose tag. Everything changed. With the drawing came a whole new attitude. I could no longer just use other people 9s guns and clothes. My husband, Mel, insisted that I have my own. He took me shopping Bor my own camo clothes, boots and gun. We had many Briends giving me advice on which gun I should use or lending me their guns to try on Bor size. Mel took me to the ring range time and again trying to nd a gun to t me, and to just get me comBortable with a gun - any gun. I 9m sure even he did not know what a chal- lenge that was going to be. ABter several Bailed attempts and much Brustration, our Briend Kevin suggested I try the new Marlin 30-30 I had won several months prior at a Friends o.<br><br> NRA banquet. ABter taking it out and shooting it, I turned to my husband and told him that I was going to use that gun. Once I had the gun modi ed to t me, including a new limb saver pad and brand new Hornady bullets, I was ready to go. Te third week in November, a week aBter shooting my moose, we decided to deer hunt. Now, I don 9t hunt very Bar o\x3 the road and I never hike. I always hunt with my husband, and when he says he 9s going to hike I break out my book and wait Bor him to come back. He always gets bigger deer than me, but I 9ve always been content to just get the whitetail that happened to be closest. Tis particular day had been going very well Bor me. We woke up, got the kids to school, and were detained by a last minute Bavor Bor Kevin that put us back another halB hour. We started very late Bor a morning hunt, which worked great Bor me not so much Bor Mel. When we reached our rst destination, the sun had already risen and was shining brightly. Mel pulled o\x3 and told me he was going to check it out. At rst, I thought he was just going to look a minute and then we would try another spot. Ten I realized that because we were so late getting out, Mel was expecting to hunt this spot. I was gear- ing up Bor more reading and waiting as usual, but I got out oB the truck and glassed with him. He was quiet Bor some time - looking and looking Up the Mountain I am not a typical or avid hunter.<br><br> I used borrowed clothes and borrowed guns. I 9ve never trophy hunted and I 9m not very comfortable with shooting. I have not found a gun that cworks d for me.<br><br> I am 5 93 d and most guns kick me too much - until this year. Volume 13, Number 2 l club connectIon l \xd // Featured story - beBore nally saying, cCan you see that one, he 9s a huge muley! d I glassed the hillside, and oB course I couldn 9t see it anywhere. cHe 9s only a couple hundred yards up, d which in Mel-speak usually means halBway up the mountain. cI 9m going aBter him, are you coming? d he asked. He got about 50 Beet Brom the truck, when I decided that Bor some unknown reason I was going along today. I picked up my gun and started aBter him. Mel was shocked when I ran up behind him and told him I had decided to go. And o\x3 we hiked - straight up - Bor what seemed to me to be Borever. We stopped aBter about 40 minutes. Mel turned to me and pointed up the mountain, cTere they are, mule deer. Let 9s sneak closer to them so we can get a good shot. d More hiking. We stopped three or Bour more times, each time checking out the location oB the deer and whether or not they had spotted us. Te deer were getting Barther and Barther up the moun- tain and we kept stalking behind, trying to stay down wind so as to not spook them. A small two-point buck stopped, turned and came toward us. Busted! We sat and waited Bully expecting the buck to spot us, but the deer remained calm and didn 9t alert the other deer to our presence. He came within 50 Beet Brom us and held his position looking in our direction. We sat there Bacing o\x3 with the deer Bor about 10 minutes when Mel decided that we couldn 9t sit there all day. We had to keep looking Bor the big buck he had seen. He stood up and continued on up the mountain. Our luck held and the deer just turned and walked away.<br><br> HalBway up the mountain, my husband stated he couldn 9t believe that I had made it this Bar and that he had expected me to go back long ago. I wanted to. Te hike was not only steep, but we had to hike over several rockslides wet Brom the morning dew. It was di cult Bor me to not only stay upright, but also to stay quiet at the same time to avoid spooking the deer. ABter a two-hour hike, I had had enough. I could not go any Barther. I was hiked out. Mel continued up another 250 yards then waved at me. Tere they were on a cli\x3; a clear shot 300 yards away - my max. Tere were three bucks standing together: the two-point, and two large bucks. Mel nodded. IB it Beels right take the shot he told me. I raised the gun, took a Bew deep breaths and squeezed the trigger. One shot and the deer went down right over the cli\x3. Since I was tired Brom the long hike, Mel trekked those last yards and retrieved the deer Bor me. ABter dragging the deer back down the mountain to the truck, we took the deer to Mel 9s taxidermy shop where it was scored. 3urned out the deer scored 188 7/8 gross, a 7x9 non-typical. Tat would be my trophy mule deer and one I am de nitely having mounted. It 9s also my very rst mule deer and it just so happens to be bigger than any Mel has ever shot. Most people who know me have asked iB I 9ll do it again. When asked that day, I answered with a most resound- ing no. Now that I 9ve had some time to re\x4ect, who knows? About the author: Equipment list: Marlin lever-action 336 XLR stainless steel - 30-30 Winchester Hornaday Lever Evolution 160 grain Nikon Pro-staff scope Swarovski 8x30 binos River 9s West clothing Contact information: Ann M.<br><br> Siefke 2243 Hwy. 2 West Libby MT 59923 406-293-7878 or work number 406-293-2322 (9 to 5) e-mail: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Information: I am 41 years old and a paralegal. I live in Libby, Montana.<br><br> I am married with 5 children - 3 of my own and 2 stepchildren. My husband owns Wildlife Recapture Taxidermy studio. This is my first mule deer and my first deer with a score able rack.<br><br> \xe l club connectIon l Volume 13, Number 2 My phone rang and a Briendly voice said, cHey John, this is Randy. d ABter the usual exchange oB pleasantries, Randy said, cHave you ever thought about a Patrol Ri\x4e course? d Having the desire to increase my skills with a car- bine, and thinking oB possible Buture projects, this certainly sparked my interest. I 9ve wanted to attend one oB our LEO restricted Law EnBorcement Patrol Ri\x4e instructor courses Bor some time, and not having the requisite law enBorcement background, this is nearly impossible, even Bor a guy in the NRA 3raining Department. I explained to Randy that I certainly own an AR platBorm carbine, but my Bocus has always been with pistols. My son carried a M4 during his tour as a Combat Medic in Iraq so I had a good Briend build me a Rock River Carbine I could legally own. Tis was my way oB Beeling close to him during his deployment. Randy Smith is the President oB DeBensive 3raining Concepts Inc, located in Staunton, Va. He is also one oB our most proli c Senior 3raining Counselors and holds all oB our civilian certi cations, NRA 9s Law EnBorcement Instructor credentials, and a myriad oB others. As a matter oB Bact, he is the epitome oB a personal protec - tion trainer. When we needed someone to play the role oB the cinstructor d during our Personal Protection Outside Te Home DVD development, he was the rst one we thought oB. Not only is he close, he is always eager to lend a hand. cYou know, I quali ed several times with an M14 in the Navy, gone squirrel hunting with a .22, and earned Distinguished Expert in Light Ri\x4e d I explained. Randy replied, cOkay, that 9s the type oB student I 9m looking Bor. d cA Briend built my ri\x4e and I put an Aimpoint M3 on it, which I sighted in and put away. d By this time, I suspect he was sensing a little bit oB excitement in my voice. I have never attended any tactical type training with a carbine, but the thought was certainly an exciting one. I made some notes and asked iB it was the NRA Law EnBorcement course. Randy stated that though the same material would be cov- ered, this course was his own version 3 geared toward train- ing Bolks like me, without a law enBorcement background, but a solid background in rearms saBety training, and that he 9d like my perspective. cWell now, that sounds like some- thing I can do Bor you, d was my response! He guided me to his website so I could take a look at the course syllabus, equipment requirements, registration and tuition. I determined it was something I certainly had the desire to attend, and once I Bound a t Bor it in my budget, I registered Bor the course. I realized I needed to inventory my gear and get prepared Bor the course. I drove down to Charlottesville the night beBore the course and checked into the cBates Motel. d Not literally, but you get the picture! Te course was conducted at the phenomenal Rivanna Ri\x4e and Pistol Club in Charlottesville, Va. I was the rst to arrive Friday morning and gave Randy a hand setting up Bor the course. When everyone else showed up, we settled in and began our introductions. It was quickly apparent that the participants in the course were everyday Bolks that shared the same interests. Joe drove down Brom Pennsylvania to join his brother Mike, who are both insur- ance agents. Bill makes soda pop Bor a living and made sure I knew he wore his NRA hat Bor me. Pete, who ended up being my shooting partner, works Bor a major tobacco com- pany, and 3om is an IDPA competitor with the desire to con- tinue to out-shoot his soldier sons! We were all there Bor the same reason, to become better equipped to use our carbines in a liBe-threatening situation. As in any course, Randy began by covering the Bunda- mentals oB patrol ri\x4e marksmanship, handling and so on. He covered immediate action and Beedway clearance, use oB the sling (all types), loading and unloading, the saBety circle and his expectations on the range, among other things. We spent the rst Bew hours in the classroom, but you all know what we were there to do, Shoot! Once we all Belt mentally and physically prepared we decided to head over and set-up beBore breaking Bor lunch. We took care oB all the Bormalities, range saBety brie ng and sat down Bor a very inBormal lunch. We all visited and learned more about each other beBore getting the okay to load up and begin the part oB the course we had been anticipating. cImagine yourselB standing on a trashcan lid, you will maintain constant awareness oB your muzzle and control it at all times d Randy stated as he took his position in Bront oB us and demonstrated an appropri- ate saBety circle position, in which you held the gun tight against your body, muzzle down within the diameter oB the trashcan lid. He instructed us to maintain control with our grasp and not to rely on the sling. He made it clear that we would be moving constantly throughout the course with a chot d ri\x4e and that the two most important saBety checks were to keep the muzzle in a saBe direction and nger o\x3 the trigger. We took our places on the ring line Bor the rst Bamil- iarization ring. Tese positions remained ours throughout the course. We always assumed the same position, no matter what the exercise. We did all the drills in the same order as well. As the course progressed, I noted that many oB us had long established habits that are hard to break. One thing I gured out quickly is to shoot the carbine much like a pistol, squared to the threat, elbows tucked tight. cNo Chicken Wings! d I heard Randy state a time or two. At one point, during the moving target drill, I caught myselB perBorming an emergency reload by standing above my cover to retrieve my spare magazine& I know better, but in the heat oB the moment, that is what I did. When I pointed this out to Randy he nodded and told me, cthat 9s because it 9s the way you 9ve always done it. At least you are catching yourselB. d cRight& d I noted hesitantly, but that didn 9t make me Beel any better. With that one exercise, I know I will never expose myselB when reloading or perBorm- ing immediate action drills again. We all learn Brom our mistakes! Tat particular exercise was caught on video, so I 9ll have a constant reminder, and Bor that I am quite thankBul. By the end oB the two-day 22 hour course, we were all exhausted and sore. I have the blisters to prove it! Te sun had long been down by the time we completed our exams, received our certi cates and were saying our goodbyes. No one was anxious Bor the end oB the course or complained about the long days. We all had a blast and learned skills that we will carry with us Bor a liBetime. I compare the course to our Personal Protection Outside Te Home course, and well beyond. Instead oB pistols, we used carbines, and shot a lot more ammunition. Te constant use oB cdummy d ammunition mixed in every magazine made immediate action become csecond nature! d Te cPatrol Ri\x4e Skills Assessment d course that started at the 50-yard line, and ultimately ended at the seven gave us the con dence needed to prevail in a liBe-threatening situation. We all leBt with the knowl- edge that our iron sights (and back-up iron sights) were zeroed at 50 yards. We could shoot and move, shoot on the move, deal with moving and multiple threats, transition and shoot Brom our support side, perBorm tactical and emergency reloads, and much more!<br><br> At the end oB the day, I noted that I never witnessed any saBety violations; we learned things above and beyond the norm and simply had a great time. I thank Randy Bor the invitation and look Borward to attending Buture courses. His course is thoughtBully put together and is designed to meet the needs oB a Bast growing audience. IB you are ready to move beyond the basics and enhance your skills using your carbine, D3C 9s Patrol Ri\x4e/Carbine course would be a great start. DeBensive 3raining Concepts, Inc., provides all levels oB rearms and less lethal training to law enBorcement, military, private security and civilian personnel. More inBormation on this and other available training courses can be Bound on their web site at www.dt-concepts.com Instructor Randy Smith demonstrating the cSafety Circle d position. Instructor Randy Smith demonstrating the cSafety Circle d position.<br><br> Beyond the Basics Defensive Training Concepts: Patrol Rifle/Carbine Course By John Howard, NRA National Instructor Trainer Volume 13, Number 2 l club connectIon l \xf // being my shooting partner, works Bor a major tobacco com- pany, and 3om is an IDPA competitor with the desire to con- tinue to out-shoot his soldier sons! We were all there Bor the same reason, to become better equipped to use our carbines in a liBe-threatening situation. As in any course, Randy began by covering the Bunda- mentals oB patrol ri\x4e marksmanship, handling and so on. He covered immediate action and Beedway clearance, use oB the sling (all types), loading and unloading, the saBety circle and his expectations on the range, among other things. We spent the rst Bew hours in the classroom, but you all know what we were there to do, Shoot! Once we all Belt mentally and physically prepared we decided to head over and set-up beBore breaking Bor lunch. We took care oB all the Bormalities, range saBety brie ng and sat down Bor a very inBormal lunch. We all visited and learned more about each other beBore getting the okay to load up and begin the part oB the course we had been anticipating. cImagine yourselB standing on a trashcan lid, you will maintain constant awareness oB your muzzle and control it at all times d Randy stated as he took his position in Bront oB us and demonstrated an appropri- ate saBety circle position, in which you held the gun tight against your body, muzzle down within the diameter oB the trashcan lid. He instructed us to maintain control with our grasp and not to rely on the sling. He made it clear that we would be moving constantly throughout the course with a chot d ri\x4e and that the two most important saBety checks were to keep the muzzle in a saBe direction and nger o\x3 the trigger. We took our places on the ring line Bor the rst Bamil- iarization ring. Tese positions remained ours throughout the course. We always assumed the same position, no matter what the exercise. We did all the drills in the same order as well. As the course progressed, I noted that many oB us had long established habits that are hard to break. One thing I gured out quickly is to shoot the carbine much like a pistol, squared to the threat, elbows tucked tight. cNo Chicken Wings! d I heard Randy state a time or two. At one point, during the moving target drill, I caught myselB perBorming an emergency reload by standing above my cover to retrieve my spare magazine& I know better, but in the heat oB the moment, that is what I did. When I pointed this out to Randy he nodded and told me, cthat 9s because it 9s the way you 9ve always done it. At least you are catching yourselB. d cRight& d I noted hesitantly, but that didn 9t make me Beel any better. With that one exercise, I know I will never expose myselB when reloading or perBorm- ing immediate action drills again. We all learn Brom our mistakes! Tat particular exercise was caught on video, so I 9ll have a constant reminder, and Bor that I am quite thankBul. By the end oB the two-day 22 hour course, we were all exhausted and sore. I have the blisters to prove it! Te sun had long been down by the time we completed our exams, received our certi cates and were saying our goodbyes. No one was anxious Bor the end oB the course or complained about the long days. We all had a blast and learned skills that we will carry with us Bor a liBetime. I compare the course to our Personal Protection Outside Te Home course, and well beyond. Instead oB pistols, we used carbines, and shot a lot more ammunition. Te constant use oB cdummy d ammunition mixed in every magazine made immediate action become csecond nature! d Te cPatrol Ri\x4e Skills Assessment d course that started at the 50-yard line, and ultimately ended at the seven gave us the con dence needed to prevail in a liBe-threatening situation. We all leBt with the knowl- edge that our iron sights (and back-up iron sights) were zeroed at 50 yards. We could shoot and move, shoot on the move, deal with moving and multiple threats, transition and shoot Brom our support side, perBorm tactical and emergency reloads, and much more!<br><br> At the end oB the day, I noted that I never witnessed any saBety violations; we learned things above and beyond the norm and simply had a great time. I thank Randy Bor the invitation and look Borward to attending Buture courses. His course is thoughtBully put together and is designed to meet the needs oB a Bast growing audience. IB you are ready to move beyond the basics and enhance your skills using your carbine, D3C 9s Patrol Ri\x4e/Carbine course would be a great start. DeBensive 3raining Concepts, Inc., provides all levels oB rearms and less lethal training to law enBorcement, military, private security and civilian personnel. More inBormation on this and other available training courses can be Bound on their web site at www.dt-concepts.com Instructor Randy Smith demonstrating the cSafety Circle d position. Instructor Randy Smith demonstrating the cSafety Circle d position.<br><br> 8 l club connectIon l Volume 13, Number 2 nra Programs Steven H. Gibbs is a native oB the Badger State, Wisconsin, and is the son oB a retired deputy sheri\x3. He started shooting around the age oB ve under the close supervision oB his Bather, and at the age oB 12 he began to shoot trap and hunt regularly. ABter graduating Brom Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1980, Steve Gibbs attended the University oB Wisconsin at Platteville where he double majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice. ABterwards, he graduated Brom Hamline University School oB Law in 1988. Steve continued shooting throughout his college career. Steven H. Gibbs is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He had a practice in St Paul, Minn. Bor six years beBore moving to Eau Claire, Wis. where he is a partner at the law rm oB Hertel & Gibbs, S.C. He is a Bounding member oB the Indianhead Friends o. the NRA , which was Bounded over 14 years ago. Te committee 9s dinners have been the top Bundrais- ing event Bor the past eight years. Gibbs has co-chaired Wisconsin 9s NRA State Funds Committee Bor the past ve years. Steve Gibbs 9 NRA credentials are very extensive. He is an NRA patron member and an attorney on the NRA attorney reBerral list (a list Bor NRA members ONLY) where he continues to represent NRA clubs, members, and rearm owners across the state. He is a consultant to various state legislators, and lectures about rearms and the Second Amendment Bor the Wisconsin Association oB Criminal DeBense Lawyers. Gibbs also was a Bormer board member Bor the Wisconsin Ri\x4e and Pistol Association and currently is on the Chippewa County Public Range and Firearms 3raining Bacility Board oB Directors. He is an NRA ChieB Range SaBety O cer, an NRA Certi ed Instructor in six disciplines (including pistol and personal protection inside/outside the home), and an NRA 3raining Counselor.<br><br> Steve Gibbs continues to hunt and shoot trap with his wiBe. He has two children, Marissa (9) and Reid (3) who have been shooting since they turned three. In his spare time, Steve coaches his daughter 9s hockey team. 3o reach Steven H. Gibbs about the opportunities NRA Youth Programs can o\x3er, please call him at (715) 832-4330 or email him at email@example.com. Interested in becoming a Volunteer State Coordinator?<br><br> For more information, please contact the Shooting Sports Camp Coordinator at (703) 267-1591 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet the Youth Program 9s Volunteer State Coordinator Steven H. Gibbs Volunteer State Coordinator for Wisconsin Volume 13, Number 2 l club connectIon l 1 // nra Programs 3 he National Ri\x4e Association 9s 28th Intercollegiate Pistol Championships were held at the international shooting ranges at Ft. Benning in Columbus, Ga. on March 10-14. At this year 9s championships, more than 90 shooters represented 13 educational institutions, and included three RO3C teams. Te U.S. Naval Academy team deBeated its competition with a team aggregate score oB 6329 to take the national title. Overall team aggregate scores are a combination oB team scores Brom Bree, standard, and open-air pistol events. Navy 9s score allowed Navy to overcome runner-ups Ohio State University (6302) and the U.S. Military Academy (6292).<br><br> Nick Mowrer oB Montana 3ech oB the University oB Montana won the overall open individual aggregate title with a combined score oB 1636 (531 in Bree, 545 in standard, and 560 in open-air pistol). Seth Berglee oB Ohio State University came in close behind Mowrer Bor a second place nish with 1635 (530 in Bree, 546 in standard, and 559 in open-air pistol). 3ucker Stachitas oB the U.S. Naval Academy took the bronze medal with an overall score oB 1613 (526 in Bree, 532 in standard, and 555 in open-air pistol). Te women 9s team championship was won by the U.S. Military Academy with an overall score oB 2703. Te women 9s team championship title is determined by combin- ing the team scores Brom women 9s air and sport pistol. Te U.S. Naval Academy Bollowed in second place with a 2694, and the women Brom Ohio State University held on to a close third place with an overall score oB 2684. Tis year 9s overall women 9s individual aggregate was won again by Ohio State University 9s 3eresa Meyer with a total score oB 939 (374 in women 9s air and 565 in sport pis- tol). Te women 9s overall individual aggregate is determined by adding the women 9s air and sport pistol events. Kimberly Schultz oB the U.S. Military Academy came in second aBter shooting a total oB 925 (365 in women 9s air and 560 in sport pistol). Krystin Schmid, also oB Ohio State University, came in third with an overall individual aggregate oB 903 (361 in women 9s air and 542 in sport pistol). For the past two years, NRA has recognized the shooter with the highest nal. Finals are comprised oB the top eight shooters in the Bree, open-air, women 9s air, and sport pistol events. Shooters re ten rounds on command to determine the nal results. 3ypically, each round is scored in tenths oB points instead oB whole numbers, like the match itselB, with the highest nals score being 109.00. Tis year 9s highest nal shooter was 3eresa Meyer oB Ohio State University with a score oB 98.3. Tis score was red in the women 9s sport pistol nals to increase her lead over her competition Bor the gold medal and national title. Troughout the competition, an individual national champion is named in each event. Tis year 9s individual national champion title winners are: Women 9s Air Pistol, 3eresa Meyer oB Ohio State University, 472; Women 9s Sport Pistol, 3eresa Meyer oB Ohio State University, 663.3; Standard Pistol, Seth Berglee oB Ohio State University, 546; Free Pistol, Seth Berglee oB Ohio State University, 621; and Open-Air Pistol, Nick Mowrer oB Montana 3ech oB the University oB Montana, 656.<br><br> Every year, the NRA also invites the top teams in RO3C to participate in the standard pistol event oB the champion- ships. Invitations were extended to teams Brom 3exas A&M, Ohio State University, and the University oB Utah. Kyle Copeland Brom Ohio State University again won the indi- vidual RO3C event with an overall score oB 537. J.D. Webb oB 3exas A&M came in second with a 532. Nick Gruning, also oB 3exas A&M, won third place with a 501. In the team event, 3exas A&M deBeated their competition with a score oB 1996. Ohio State University came in second with a 1902, and the University oB Utah placed third with a score oB 1699. Every year since 1936, the NRA has presented All- American Awards to nominated students who meet a set oB qualiBying criteria. Nominees are chosen based on marks- manship skills, grade-point-averages, coaches 9 recommenda- tions, and leadership qualities. Navy Wins 28th NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships T.e Un/9ers/t: 4f Alas0a Fa/r(an0s cele(rates after cla/m/n- /ts 10t. nat/4nal c.amp/4ns./p /n Marc.<br><br> 2008 and t./rd NCAA t/tle /n as man: :ears. (1994, 1999-2004 and 2006-2008) 2008 NRA ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS FREE PISTOL First Team Seth Berglee, Ohio State University, Junior Daniel Hickok, U.S. Military Academy, Senior Edward Huo, MIT, Senior Cody Owsley, Pikes Peak Community College, Junior Tucker Stachitas, U.S.<br><br> Naval Academy, Senior Second Team Andrew Bock, U.S. Naval Academy, Senior Marc Eskew, U.S. Military Academy, Senior Daniel Jang, MIT, Sophomore Marc Roncoroni, U.S.<br><br> Naval Academy, Sophomore Krystin Schmid, Ohio State University, Senior Honorable Mention Fuzhou Hu, MIT, Junior STANDARD PISTOL First Team Seth Berglee, Ohio State University, Junior Andrew Bock, U.S. Naval Academy, Senior Edward Huo, MIT, Senior Nick Mowrer, Montana Tech, Freshman Tucker Stachitas, U.S. Naval Academy, Senior Second Team Ryan Dowd, U.S.<br><br> Military Academy, Junior Marc Eskew, U.S. Military Academy, Senior Wesley Huber, U.S. Naval Academy, Sophomore Teresa Meyer, Ohio State University, Senior Marc Roncoroni, U.S.<br><br> Naval Academy, Sophomore Honorable Mention Daniel Hickok, U.S. Military Academy, Senior AIR PISTOL First Team Seth Berglee, Ohio State University, Junior Andrew Bock, U.S. Naval Academy, Senior Edward Huo, MIT Senior Cody Owsley, Pikes Peak Community College, Junior Teresa Meyer, Ohio State University, Senior Krystin Schmid, Ohio State University, Senior Tucker Stachitas, U.S.<br><br> Naval Academy, Senior Second Team Ryan Dowd, U.S. Military Academy, Junior Marc Eskew, U.S. Military Academy, Senior Christine Hsueh, MIT, Sophomore Fuzhou Hu, MIT, Junior Rodolfo Palma, U.S.<br><br> Military Academy, Senior Marc Roncoroni, U.S. Naval Academy, Sophomore Kimberly Schultz, U.S. Military Academy, Junior Honorable Mention Ashley Asdal, U.S.<br><br> Naval Academy, Junior Daniel Hickok, U.S. Military Academy, Senior Nick Mowrer, Montana Tech, Freshman Jeremiah Smith, U.S. Naval Academy, Junior Rebekah Vaughan, U.S.<br><br> Military Academy, Senior SPORT PISTOL First Team Teresa Meyer, Ohio State University, Senior Krystin Schmid, Ohio State University, Senior Second Team Rachel Florea, U.S. Naval Academy, Senior Kimberly Schultz, U.S. Military Academy, Junior Honorable Mention Ashley Asdal, U.S.<br><br> Naval Academy, Junior Lindsey Asdal, U.S. Naval Academy, Sophomore For more inBormation on the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, visit www.nrahq.org/compete/coldir.asp, or call the NRA Collegiate and Schools Program at (703) 267-1473. nra Programs Volume 13, Number 2 l club connectIon l 11 // nra Programs 1\xa l club connectIon l Volume 13, Number 2 t h) nra Range Grant Program was established in September 2000 by a resolution oB the NRA Board oB Directors. Tis resolution also dissolved a separate account established by the Board oB Directors known as the Range Loan Fund . Te unused balance oB the Range Loan Fund ( $ 2 million less notes receivable Brom outstanding range loans) was deposited in the NRA Range Loans Program Endowment . Te remaining loan repayments are added to the Range Loans Program Endowment upon receipt. A portion oB the endowment 9s earnings is used to award grants Bor purposes consistent with the endowment 9s objectives. Te amount distributed annually is limited to the lesser oB the endowment 9s prior year 9s net earnings or 5% oB the endowment 9s Bair value as oB December 31 oB the previous year. Grant Bunds available Bor 2008 will be based on the aBorementioned guidelines applied to the Bair value oB the Bormer Range Loan Fund .<br><br> Range Grant Bunds are made available at the NRA 9s sole discretion to qualiBying NRA-a liated clubs and associations by approval oB the Range Development Committee 3 a standing committee oB the NRA Board oB Directors. Te Range Grant Subcommittee reviews grant applications Brom qualiBying NRA a liates, and it submits recommendations to the Range Development Committee Bor approval. Range Grants will be awarded concurrent with the Ball NRA Board oB Directors meeting. At the NRA 9s sole discretion, grants are awarded to qualiBying NRA a liates to assist with acquisition, development and improvement oB shooting Bacilities. Grants are also awarded to assist qualiBying NRA a liates with projects designed to improve community relations and to address environmental issues related to range operations. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS AND PROJECTS In reviewing grant applications, the Range Grant Subcommittee will apply the Bollowing criteria and recommend to the Range Development Committee only those projects that conBorm to these guidelines: " Any NRA-a liated club or association oB which 100% oB the club 9s members are also NRA members is eligible to apply Bor a NRA Range Grant . PreBerence will be given to recipients oB the Gold Medal Club Award. When submitting this application, a club orrange must also submit a list oB the club 9s members in a spreadsheet (CD, disc, emailed le) with the Bollowing inBormation: Last name, First name, Street address, City, State, Zip Code, club ID#, and NRA mem- bership number iB on le. (Tis submission will be used to veriBy NRA membership status Bor all club members.) " Projects and activities eligible Bor Bunding include: acquisition, development and/or improvement oB shooting Bacili- ties; projects designed to enhance community relations, NRA cRange Day, public shooting, and junior programs; and projects addressing range saBety, as well as environmental issues i.e. lead reclamation.<br><br> RESTRICTIONS ON FUNDING " Applications Bor grant Bunding will not exceed $ 5,000 Bor any qualiBying NRA a liate per year. " Grants will be limited to one per year per Bacility in those cases where more than one qualiBying a liate utilizes the same range. " Range grants will not be approved Bor multi-year Bunding oB projects.<br><br> " A nal report must be submitted Bor any and all Bunded projects. Failure to submit a nal report will result in disqualiBcation Bor Buture consideration. NRA Range Grants Volume 13, Number 2 l club connectIon l 1\xb // " All projects must be Bor the sole purpose oB range development/range improvement. Applications Bor short-term supplies such as targets, rearms, PA systems, manuals, etc. will not be accepted. (Short-term being de ned as projects with a liBe oB less than 10 years.) " Applications must be submitted Bor consideration each year. Prior year Bunds awarded shall not be construed as a guar- antee oB Bunding in subsequent years. Te Bollowing activities or projects are also not eligible Bor Bunding: 1) De cit nancing.<br><br> 2) Projects related to commercial ventures. 3) Applications Brom clubs or associations that have not submitted nal reports Bor previously awarded grants . COMPLETING THE APPLICATION All applications Bor NRA Range Grants must be submitted on o cial application Borms. Tese application Borms are available Brom the NRA Range Department or at www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/grantapp.pdB and should be mailed to the address below (Must Arrive at NRA by August 1, 2008): National Ri\x4e Association A33N: NRA Range Department 3 2008 Range Grants 11250 Waples Mill Road FairBax, VA 22030 (703) 267-1276 or (800) 672-3888 x 1276 Tings to Include When Mailing your Application: " Application " Club 9s Membership List in Spreadsheet (CD, Disc or Email) " Copy oB Club 9s Bylaws Stating NRA membership " Photos (not a requirement) " Completed W-9 Form " Supporting Documents (Detailed Description oB club 9s needs) In order Bor grant applications to be promptly considered by the Range Development Committee, they must be received by the NRA Range Department no later than August 1, 2008. All applications received by the NRA Range Department will be Borwarded to the National Manager, Clubs, Associations and Range Services Departments, Bor veri cation oB the applica- tion described quali cations. QualiBying applications will be Borwarded to the Chairman and Committee Members oB the Range Grant Subcommittee Bor review.<br><br> Following an a rmative vote by the Range Development Committee, the Committee Secretary will notiBy the NRA Range Department oB approved applications. Te NRA Range Department will notiBy the applicant that the grant has been approved and will request a check Brom NRA 9s O ce oB the 3reasurer. 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The PCaoB 5)+-67)56 %2( 5)+80%7)6 %00 p8b0-c %cc3827-2+ 7rms, including inspecting, investigating and disciplining accounting 7rms and enforcing professional standards. In fact, it is now unlawful for any public accounting 7rm not 5)+-67)5)( :-7h 7h) B3%5( 73 p5)p%5) 35 -668) 35 p%57-c-p%7) -2 7h) p5)p%5%7-32 35 -668%2c) 3f %2< %8(-7 5)p357 f35 % seC 5)+80%7)( c31p%2<.<br><br> t-70) ii (s)c7-326 201-209) 3f soX 5)+80%7)6 p8b0-c accounting 7rms. Section 204 of the Act requires auditors 73 5)p357 %00 c5-7-c%0 %cc3827-2+ p30-c-)6 %2( p5%c7-c)6 73 7h) 7rm 9s audit committee. 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Section 302 requires CEO 9s and chief 7nancial of7cers to certify that 7nancial statements accurately and fairly represent the 7nancial condition and operations of 7h) c31p%2<. soX p53v-()6 f35 c5-1-2%0 6%2c7-326 f35 intentional false certi7cation.<br><br> Title IV of SOX (Sections 401-409) requires enhanced 7nancial disclosures. This chapter requires disclosure of %00 1%7)5-%0 3ff b%0%2c) 6h))7 75%26%c7-326 %2( 5)0%7-326h-p6 that may have a material effect on the 7nancial condition of the company and the presentation of pro forma 7nancial -2f351%7-32 -2 % 1%22)5 7h%7 -6 237 1-60)%(-2+. s)c7-32 409 requires rapid disclosure of material changes in the 7nancial conditions of the 7rm.<br><br> Section 404 requires 7h%7 )%ch %228%0 5)p357 c327%-2 %2 -27)52%0 c327530 5)p357 :h-ch 1867 -2c08() % 67%7)1)27 3f 7h) 5)6p326-b-0-7< 3f management for establishing and implementing adequate a sh357 s811%5< 3f 7h) s%5b%2)6-ox0)< ac7 continued on page 19 By Stefan Tahmassebi, NRA Deputy General Counsel 1\xe l club connectIon l Volume 13, Number 2 ila news FEDERAL UPDATE H.R. 4900 BATFE Modernization Act Representatives Steve King (R-Iowa) and Zack Space (D-Ohio), have introduced H.R. 4900 the cBureau oB Alcohol, 3obacco, Firearms and Explosives ReBorm and Firearms Modernization Act oB 2007. d Te bill would roll back unnecessary restrictions, correct errors, and codiBy longstanding congressional policies in the rearms arena. Tis bipartisan bill is a vital step to modernize and improve BA3FE operations. OB highest importance, H.R. 4900 totally rewrites the system oB administrative penalties Bor licensed dealers, manu- Bacturers and importers oB rearms. H.R. 4900 would allow nes or license suspensions Bor less serious violations, while still allowing license revocation Bor the kind oB serious viola- tions that would block an investigation or put guns in the hands oB criminals. Tis prevents the all-too-common situa- tions where BA3FE has punished licensees Bor insigni cant technical violation 4such as improper use oB abbreviations, or ling records in the wrong order.<br><br> CONTACT YOUR LAWMAKERS IN SUPPORT OF H.R. 4900! S.<br><br> 2588 Gun Show Legislation Sen. Frank Lautenberg has once again introduced legis- lation to regulate gun shows. And as beBore, it calls Bor mas- sive new government powers to register gun show customers, register gun owners, retain inBormation on people who pass criminal records checks when buying rearms, heavily tax both gun collectors and gun sales, and require gun show pro- moters to police gun show customers, as iB they were agents oB the Bureau oB Alcohol, 3obacco and Firearms. Te bill is not about cgun shows. d Claims that the bill would only cclose d the so-called cgun show loophole d by requiring Instant Checks on non-retail sales oB guns at gun shows, are patently Balse. In reality, gun shows are large, pub- lic events held in convention centers and banquet halls. But S. 2577 de nes cgun show d so broadly, that it would include a person 9s home. Merely co\x3ering d to cexchange d a rearm at an cevent d could be banned. Te National Matches at Camp Perry and your local gun club 9s Sunday trap shoot would be de ned as cevents d subject to the bill 9s provisions. Gun show customer registration: A person who attends a show, even without a gun, who even discusses the pos- sibility oB selling a gun, would be required to sign ca ledger with identiBying inBormation. d Gun show promoters would have to retain the ledgers inde nitely Bor inspection by the BA3FE. Absurd requirement on gun show promoters: Because a promoter cannot know whether a person who attends his show will discuss the sale oB a gun, he will have to require every customer to sign the ledger, and check every customer 9s ID to veriBy the inBormation required on the ledger.<br><br> Invasion oB privacy: In addition to records kept on gun show customers, the bill would allow the FBI to retain, Bor 90 days, personal inBormation about people who clear instant checks when buying guns. Gun collector registration: IB you are at home with a col- lection oB 50 or more rearms, it would be a ve-year Belony to co\x3er d or cexchange d a single gun -- even between Bamily or Briends -- unless you rst registered with the BA3FE and paid a Bee, the cost oB which would be at BA3FE 9s discretion. Te restrictions and regulations S. 2577 would impose upon real gun shows, and upon gun owners 9 personal activi- ties the bill would preposterously de ne as cgun shows d and cevents, d are unprecedented. Running aBoul oB S. 2577 9s numerous, Bar-Betched provisions could send you to prison Bor years.<br><br> CONTACT YOUR LAWMAKERS IN OPPOSITION TO S. 2588! Micro-stamping Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) introduced cmicro- stamping d legislation titled the cNational Crime Gun Identi cation Act oB 2007. d Te theory oB cmicro-stamping d is that a rearm 9s ring pin or other internal parts could bear microscopic codes unique to the rearm, that could imprint the codes on red cartridge cases, and that the codes could be entered into a computerized database beBore the rearm leaves the Bactory. Ten, the theory continues, iB such a gun were used in a Volume 13, Number 2 l club connectIon l 1<br><br>