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Larry Foster

Sadly the local shooting community lost a good friend and strong supporter, when Larry passed away recently.


 

LarsCongratulations to Lars Larson recipient of the Chico Rod and Gun Club Defender of Freedom Award.
The presentation will take place on Friday Feb 18th at the Hotel Diamond, also on KPAY.
You can listen to Lars Mon thru Fri at 3pm on KPAY 1290AM.


Physicians vs. Gun Owners

Physicians
The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. U.S. Dept. of Heath and Human Services.

Gun Owners
The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
The number of accidental gun deaths per year in all age groups is 1,500.
The number of accidental gun deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

Statistically, doctors are approxmately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.


The Bulls-eye Prayer

I've heard those words so many times before,
bringing a little rush but deep to the core...
"Your three minute preparation time has begun!"
The match has started and now for the fun.

I love this game played often times before,
the stance is the same, 45 degrees or more
I place my gear; box, scope, ammo and gun...
The match has started and now for the fun

My prayer begins: Oh God! Help me pass this test
by giving me the strength to do my very best.
Strengthen my mind to concentrate with all my might.
Focus my eyes, not on the bull, but on the front sight.

It's time now... "With five rounds, load!"
The relay is ready and the slides are all home.
"God! Help me concentrate on that front sight!
Still closer, then I hear "Ready on the right!"

I raise the gun and take a deep breath,
let out some air and "Ready on the left!"
As the targets turn quickly and with such a start,
the sound is deafening, but it's only my heart.

The "slow fire" is over and "timed" is the pace,
then "rapid fire" and we're through with the race.
Now, it's all over, the game and the fun,
It saddens me to hear, "Now, you may box your gun!"

The scores are not as high as they used to be...
but just the same, they mean a lot to me.
The medals once won are framed on the wall
and I think of those matches and re-live them all.

God! Thank you for giving me my best,
for winning the match and passing my test.
It's over for now, my shooting for score...
but as I reminisce, it means so much more.

"Your preparation time is over!", a new test has begun.
A bigger match has started, so let's get on with the fun.

Used with permission of the author from his book.
Anxieties In The Outhouse, The Diarya Of An Appalachian Man.
by R. Eugene Wallace

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This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man.

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down.
Up to man's age-old dream -- the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.

Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path.

Plutarch warned, "The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits."

The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people.
And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.
Ronald Reagan
From his televised speech just before the 1964 election.

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