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FULLBORE RIFLE PRACTICE
Will shoot at 600yds this Wednesday on the Camp White Range at 5 PM.
22 rounds or less prone or bench. Frank 541 899 6872
Any Shooter with a CenterFire Rifle, caliber <,35 and any sights can join in the fun
Medford Multigun Match
Please see the registration link for practiscore below if
you’d like to sign up the June 30th match.
If you have questions on round count:
Shotgun: You’ll need 5 slugs, and probably 65 rounds of birdshot.
Rifle: bring 100 rounds to be safe.
Pistol: bring 100 rounds to be safe.
I encourage you to bring extra ammo, just in case.
Let us know if you have any questions.
An Issue at the Jackson County Public Shooting Ranges
Please remember that the Public Ranges and the Competition and Training Ranges are run
completely separately by RVSSA, and the range fees are completely separate.
As such, when you participate in any MRPC sponsored shooting event, remember that when
the event is over, you are not free to stop and conduct additional shooting at the Public Ranges
on your way out, UNLESS
you first go back to the Main Gate to Sign-in and pay the Public Range Fee or show your annual pass.
Naturally, if you know you’re going to use the public ranges when you first arrive, you could
take care of the Public Range requirements when your first enter the Sports Park.
Personification Is Not an Excuse
By Beth Alcazar // 06/05/2018
USCCA | Delta Defense, LLC • 1000 Freedom Way, West Bend, WI 53095
Personification is an effective literary tool used as a method for describing something. It is a technique by which human characteristics, qualities or emotions are attributed to something that is not human — or even alive. Personification can add interest to a poem, presentation, advertisement or story. It’s fun to read. It can bring life and understanding to the subject at hand. For example, have you ever heard someone say, “Traffic slowed to a crawl,” or, “The stars winked in the night sky?” We know that cars are not literally crawling around the asphalt like infants. We also understand that big balls of gas in space are not human, and they do not have eyes, so they cannot wink. But we also comprehend what is meant by both statements: Traffic was really bad, and the starlight twinkled.
With that, I would argue that most people know that an inanimate object does not really have feelings, needs, desires or the ability to do human things. We get it. So that is one reason it bothers me so much that people are allowing — and falling for — the personification of firearms.
Consider the gun owner who destroyed his AR-15 in a viral video after the atrocious incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He stated, “I can’t live knowing that my gun’s out there, and it can one day possibly commit a horrific act like the other day in Florida.”
See the problem?
We know that guns do not kill people. While they can certainly be used by human beings for malicious intentions, guns are not alive. They cannot commit crimes. They do not have emotions. They do not get angry. They cannot make decisions. Guns do not choose to wound or kill. They cannot move on their own. They do not have the ability to get up and go.
Guns are things — inanimate objects — and yet, guns are constantly blamed for injuries. Guns are blamed for deaths. Guns are blamed for mass shootings. This blaming is an egregious error because personifying firearms takes away attention from the person or people who actually committed the crime. It takes away the responsibility of the criminals who use guns to hurt or kill others. It takes away the accountability from the human beings at fault. And instead of people seeing these bad guys and wanting to bring them to justice, people are seeing the guns and wanting them either destroyed or taken away. And sadly, that’s not the problem. And it’s certainly not the solution.
Personification is a poetic technique; it is not an excuse for terrible people to do terrible things with guns.
Misfire Uncovers Thousands of Flawed Army Rifles
A selector switch malfunction means 900,000 rifles have to be re-tested.
While there were a number of guiding principles drilled into my head during my time in the Army, one of the most important was the need to take care of my rifle, so that it could take care of me.
Well, recently the Army found that their M4A1 rifles were not living up to their end of that deal. Approximately 3,000 of the weapons, which are made by South Carolina-based FN Manufacturing, failed mandated safety checks that resulted from a concerning malfunction and misfire.
Located just above the trigger on an M4 is a selector switch with three positions: Safe, which means the weapon can’t fire; Semi, which means the weapon will fire one shot each time the trigger is squeezed; and Auto, which means the weapon will fire repeatedly until the trigger is released.
While using his M4A1 at Fort Knox, Kentucky the selector switch on a soldier’s rifle was stuck between Semi and Auto. When the soldier squeezed the trigger, the weapon failed to fire. The soldier then moved the selector switch and the weapon fired even though the trigger was not touched.
This led officials to put their entire inventory of M4s and their predecessor, the M16, through a new seven step-safety check. As of this filming about 50,000 rifles had been tested, with 3,000 failing the test. The Army reports that as many as 900,000 weapons still need to be tested.
The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center has been assigned the task of finding the cause of the malfunction. So far, they haven’t found anything.
For FN Manufacturing this follows a request from the Marine Corps last fall for 50,000 M27 automatic rifles from Germany’s Heckler & Koch. This was to replace the M4s they had been using – instead of updating to the M4A1.
Although it’s been in the Army’s arsenal for more than six years, the M4 platform replaced the M16 as the primary individual weapon about three years ago. They carry an average price of about $700, and the Army is estimated to have just over 480,000 of the rifles in their inventory.
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