August Newsletter

JUNE WORK PARTY
This range day consisted of weed eating and cutting brush along the road and the usual general clean up on the ranges.

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JULY WORK PARTY
This range day will consist of weed eating, mowing and general clean up of all ranges. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

WANTED: 5 people to weedeat the ranges. Must bring your own weedeater as we have only one weedeater.

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Walt Heller Knife Raffle
Tickts $1 each or 6 for $5

Drawing at the 2022 Turkey Shoot
For more info: John Way 541-272-7243
Tickets available at Wesley’s Trading Post or from Board Members

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RANGE ORIENTATION

If you have not already done so, schedule your range orientation so you will receive your key for the new year. Range orientation is required for ALL new and renewing members. This range orientation will fulfill the reqiurement needed to maintain our non-profit status and insurance requirements for the coming year.

Classroom space will seat 12 people comfortably, however, if needed, we can utilize the pistol or rifle range to facilitate larger groups. Please email me at newsletter.btrpc@gmail.com or call 541-270-0785 and let me know the date/time you will be attending.

Why do I need to take this class? Well, first of all the General Membership rules indicate “all members must participate in a range orientation prior to being issued a gate key and using the ranges or facilities of the club.” That is the technical side of this issue. The most important issue is the serious safety issue complaints that were received between September and December. More issues have trickled in since then but it definitely was a rude awaking that steps needed to be taken to ensure the safety of everyone. If you have further questions or concerns, please let me know.

Lurlyn Patrick, Range Orientation Instructor

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Oregon voters to decide on nation’s strictest gun control proposals at polls in November
Initiative 17, known as the Reduction of Gun Violence Act, earned enough valid signatures for general election, By Danielle Wallace, Fox News 7/20/2022

Oregon voters will decide on one of the nation’s strictest gun control proposals at the polls come November after the measure received enough signatures this week to qualify for the ballot.

Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan’s elections division determined on Monday that Initiative 17, also known as the Reduction of Gun Violence Act, garnered enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot during the general election scheduled for Nov. 8, 2022. Election officials said 131,671 signatures were validated, more than the minimum 112,080 that were needed.

The proposal had less than a third of the signatures required in May, but high-profile mass shootings at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and the Fourth of July parade violence in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, sent volunteer and donations pouring in, with signatures ballooning by the end of June and into this month, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.

The measure would ban large capacity magazines over 10 rounds — except for current owners, law enforcement and the military — and require a permit to purchase any gun. To qualify for a permit, an applicant would need to complete an approved firearm safety course, pay a fee, provide personal information, submit to fingerprinting and photographing and pass a criminal background check.

The state police would create a firearms database. Applicants would apply for the permit from the local police chief, county sheriff or their designees. The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action has denounced the initiative, saying on its website that “these anti-gun citizens are coming after YOU, the law-abiding firearm owners of Oregon, and YOUR guns.”

“I was thrilled to hear the news and thankful for the 1,600 volunteers, of all ages” the Rev. Mark Knutson, a chief petitioner of the initiative, told The Associated Press Tuesday.

Knutson said he was heading to the world track championships in Eugene, Oregon, when he learned the news by phone. The pastor of a Lutheran church in Portland, Knutson said he responded with a prayer “for those who’ve been affected by gun violence in this nation, especially Buffalo, Uvalde and Highland Park, recently.”

“I signed it to keep our kids safe, because something needs to change,” Raevahnna Richardson said after she signed it last month. “I have a kid that’s going to be in first grade this upcoming season, and I don’t want her to have to be scared at school.”

Oregon – home to the liberal and notorious crime-ridden city of Portland that saw massive anti-police demonstrations and riots targeting federal property after the Minneapolis murder of George Floyd — appears to be the only state in America with a gun safety initiative underway for the 2022 election, The Associated Press reported.

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They say,”Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” well, I think the guns help! Because if you stood there and yelled BANG, I don’t think you’d kill too many people.