Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ineligible Discovered on NC Voting Rolls

With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heta, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.


850 voters in NYC are officially 164 years old

A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials to review their files — where they turned up another 849 New Yorkers who were supposedly alive when Abe Lincoln was president.

The stunning discovery came after The Post reported last week that the birth date of Luz Pabellon, a spry 73-year-old who has been living and voting in The Bronx since the 1970s, was recorded as Jan. 1, 1850.

This week, a search of the records in all five boroughs found 849 more voters with the same wacky birth date.

Voter Fraud: "That’s not even like lying or stealing" (Colorado)

Awesome" is a very common word used by Democratic operatives in Colorado when discussing potential voter fraud.

Voter Fraud or Calibration Error (Chicago)

CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.

Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party.

Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told Illinois Watchdog, the machine was taken out of service and tested.

“This was a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine,” Scalzitti said. “When Mr. Moynihan used the touch-screen, it improperly assigned his votes due to improper calibration.”


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A hunting video

A positive video.....

A hunting video for hunters, non hunters and maybe even anti hunters.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/10/21/3440099_a-hunting-video-for-hunters-non.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Take a few minutes of your day to watch this and you'll understand why the woods are full of hunters in the fall.

"To experience fantastic things, you have to go to fantastic places."          Idaho Statesman   

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/10/21/3440099_a-hunting-video-for-hunters-non.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New York SAFE ACT lawsuit Update

 [NYSRPA-alert] Lawsuit update

Oral arguments for our SAFE lawsuit have been tentatively scheduled for the week of December 18, 2014.

To date we have spent over $500,000 on this suit.

We are raffling off an AR-50 with proceeds going to the legal defense fund. Entries can be purchased online at:


Credit cards and PayPal accepted!

 Jacob J. Rieper, Vice President of Legislative & Political Affairs
 New York State Rifle &Pistol Association

Friday, October 03, 2014

October 2014 @ La Roue du Roy

We spent the day shooting sporting clays at Club La Roue du Roy in Hemmingford, Quebec.

A private club.

If your a serious (or not so serious) clay target shooter, a club you should consider becoming a member of.  Just about something for everyone!

I think this is the second full year of the club under new ownership and major changes have taken place. Everything has been rebuilt or torn down and rebuilt.  The interior of the clubhouse is something to see.

The staff is professional.  I don't speak French, but not a problem, as all seem to have a grasp of English.  Within reason they will meet your needs!

From years past and one of the best, world famous shooter Bill Rodgers is in charge of clay target shooting.  Bill at one time held the long run record in 28 gauge NSSA skeet.  I used to be a skeet ref and was always surprised at some of the shoots that Bill would show up at.  No club was  to small for Bill.  Stiff winds blowing up a storm would not.detour Bill from taking the field. One of the good guys!

The club house.

The tower (so far away)!

Dead & dead!

Time for lunch!
They have a fun 50 target sporting clays course (four machines per station) along the entrance road to the club house.  This course includes the famous tower.  Plans are to add additional machines (up to four more) to the tower at various heights.   I've seen targets set where they land right in front of you, but also have seen targets thrown where Mod is the choke of choice.  Today, IC choke was all that was needed.  Should be interesting once the additional machines are installed. 
They also have two eight station sporting courses (within walking distance of each other).  I found myself using my LM choke a number of times on the second 50.
Skeet and trap is offered.  Pheasants hunts and a newly constructed kennel to house dogs.
A state of art shotgun shooting simulator is available and plans for a covered parcour of some sort for out of the weather clay target shooting during the cold weather months.
No need to bring a lunch, as the club now has a restaurant.  Eat outdoors or inside.  Something that was lacking in the not so distant past.
From conversation I'm under the impression the club has no plans to be hosting shoots.
Crossing the border coming and going was pretty straight forward.  On the return the person working the booth knew me from my military days.  A small world!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A day in the woods

We hit one of the trails in the Adirondacks in upstate New York.

Using the self-timer setting on the camera.

We ate lunch sitting on a log!

Almost a little to much on the warm side, but no bugs.

We wanted to hike this trail before the start of hunting season.  We did see one deer that ran across the trail as we were heading back to the vehicle.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Classic Sporting Clays @ Rochester Brooks

Saturday saw high winds. Sunday saw on and off rain at the 1st Annual Autumn Classic hosted by the Rochester Brooks gun club in Rush, New York.

We shot the sub-gauge event Saturday AM.  I imagine target presentations were not what the target setter had in mind, as very windy.  Being honest, only one station, maybe two where the wind caused me problems.  It was what it was and we had a good time. 
The sub-gauge course is set on it's own course, separate from the prelim course. Fair target presentations were thrown.  The pump and SxS shooters shot on the prelim course at designated stands.

Saturday PM (Prelim) saw no let up in the wind.  One station saw a lot of no bird calls, as the wind kept pushing a target into an unsafe direction.  A nice presentation of targets where thrown.

Sunday came the rains.  Not raining all the time, but seemed to hit us every third or forth station. 

Scores rose and fell accordingly.  Rains seemed to bring limited target visibility on some stations. Instead of seeing a spot of orange, just seeing a gray streak.  Just the way it at my age.  Always hoping for a bit of sun when shooting, but not always getting it.  We had a 5 1/2 hour drive ahead of us and couldn't delay are start time, hoping for better weather (European start).  I shot a 73 and happy with the score, but sure wishing I hit a few more targets!

As always, very knowledge refs working the shoot.  Machine problems caused little delay. A designated crew taking care of problems quickly.

A polished crew working the desk!

Neat looking trophies were presented.  Glass balls were thrown many years in the past....


Monday, September 15, 2014

Huntingdon 5 Man Team Trap Shoot

My wife and I attended this shoot this past Sunday.  A first time visit to the club!

Club de tir Huntingdon, Sainte-Barbe, Québec.

Trap (Fun Shoot)

Tournois annuel (five man team)

A well run shoot!

Teams were selected by random draw.

50 shooters (ten teams).

First squads went out at 10am.

50 targets. 

Shoot 25 on one field and the second 25 on the other.

Lunch was served, prizes awarded, and we were in are vehicle driving home at 2pm.


The club has one PAT rap and a purchase of a second is under serious consideration.

A short video of the new single lane rifle range at the Huntingdon club, as I think not something you see every day, and may be the answer for clubs that wish to put in a range, but have limited property!

A range to site in a rifle.

Rifle Range

I was told with the addition of the rifle range the club was going to have to limit membership, as the response was overwhelming.

Todd Murphy Shoot @ Underhill

Club members (and a few non-members) were out in force and the club held another successful shoot at the Underhill Gun Club, Westford, Vermont.

An NSCA shoot.  Monies raised were donated to Hope Lodge.

A cool start to the day with rain threatening.  An on and off rain hit the third rotation hard.

A nice rabbit presentation was thrown.  I've never seen the rabbit machine set up on this part of the property before and hopefully it will be the machines permanent home.  Saying that, the two stations in the woods on the other side of the property would be well served if a chain saw removed a tree or two.

The ladies working the desk did an outstanding job!

The club is lucky to have so many members that volunteer to work the shoot.  Several clubs that I shoot at have cut back significantly or no longer hold shoots, as volunteers are a rare breed in 2014!


* The sporting clays setup as shown is only available twice a year.  A special setup to hold a shoot with the club only offering skeet, trap and 5-stand (warm weather months) the rest of the year.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Protecting school children, with a gun

ARGYLE (KDAF) -- ARGYLE — It's safe to say Argyle ISD is ready to start the school year with guns blazing.