Donate to USA Shooting’s Fundraising Drive

Donate to USA Shooting’s Fundraising Drive

Dear Members and Supporters of USA Shooting,

I hope this letter finds you well and filled with anticipation as the Olympic Trials are currently underway on the Path to Paris. The road to the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and unwavering spirit of our athletes and the entire shooting community. As we approach this pivotal moment, I am reaching out to you with both hope and an urgent call for your support.

The Path to Paris represents the culmination of years of dreams and aspirations. Our athletes have poured countless hours into training, overcoming obstacles, and pushing their boundaries to proudly represent our nation on the global stage. They embody the values of discipline, perseverance, and excellence that make us all proud to be a part of USA Shooting.

However, this journey comes with significant financial challenges. The costs associated with training, travel, equipment, and competitions are substantial. We remain committed to equipping our athletes with the necessary resources to succeed, but we cannot achieve this alone. That is why I reach out to you today.

We are launching a fundraising drive with the immediate goal of ensuring that our athletes have the support they need to shine in Paris. Your contribution, regardless of size, will have a profound impact. It will not only provide vital financial support but also serve as a powerful symbol of your belief in our athletes and the values they embody.

I kindly request that you donate whatever you can to support USA Shooting and the Path to Paris. Your generosity will help us provide world-class coaching, state-of-the-art equipment, and the opportunities our athletes require to reach their full potential. Furthermore, I encourage you to share this appeal letter with at least five individuals who share our passion for shooting sports. By uniting as a community, we can ensure the success of our fundraising campaign and truly make a difference in the lives of our athletes.

To make a donation, please visit or send your contribution to USA Shooting, 1 Olympic Plaza #3, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Every dollar contributes and brings us closer to our objective. Together, we can provide our athletes with the support they deserve and epitomize the true spirit of USA Shooting.

Thank you for considering this appeal, for your unwavering support, and for being an integral part of our journey. Let us join forces and create a Path to Paris that our athletes will cherish for a lifetime.

With gratitude and hope,

Craig Kozeniesky
CEO, USA Shooting

Your Help Urgently Needed! Comment Period Open on Biden’s Illegal Background Check Rulemaking

Your Help Urgently Needed! Comment Period Open on Biden’s Illegal Background Check Rulemaking

Source: NRA Explore | Repost ISRPA 9/11/2023 –

Your help is urgently needed, as the official comment period on ATF’s rulemaking, “Definition of ‘Engaged in the Business’ as a Dealer in Firearms,” began on Friday, September 8. Comments on the rule will be accepted for 90 days, until December 7, 2023. The more comments ATF receives exposing the flaws, false premises, and overreaching nature of the rule, the more ATF will have to answer for if the agency persists in this ill-conceived effort. While it might be true that no amount of well-reasoned opposition will cause the Biden Administration to discontinue its persecution of gun-owning America, thoughtful comments exposing the proposal’s true nature may embarrass ATF into rewriting some of its worst provisions. And if that doesn’t happen, judges will be on notice that ATF was warned of the proposal’s problems when the final rule is, inevitably, challenged in court.

The easiest and most effective way to comment on the proposal is through the online portal at Comments can also be mailed to Helen Koppe, Mail Stop 6N–518, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20226; ATTN: ATF 2022R–17. In either case, be sure to reference docket number ATF 2022R–17 to identify the rulemaking on which you are commenting.

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Cameron Zwart Wins 2023 Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy At Camp Atterbury

Cameron Zwart Wins 2023 Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy At Camp Atterbury

Source: NRA | Repost ISRPA 8/22/2023 –

The 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships closed with the awarding of the Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy to Cameron Zwart.

Cameron Zwart captured the NRA Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy on Sunday, August 6, to close out the 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships at Camp Atterbury.

Zwart, who hails from Comstock Park, Michigan, walked away from the 2023 NRA Smallbore Nationals at Camp Atterbury with an aggregate score of 13027-677X. Additionally, last month during the NRA National Smallbore Rifle 3-Position Championship, Zwart finished as the runner-up.

The NRA Lones Wigger Iron Man Trophy is awarded to the highest scoring shooter in the combined Smallbore Rifle position and prone matches at the NRA National Matches.

Finishing as the runner-up in the 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship Iron Man aggregate was Michelle Bohren of Taylor, Michigan, with a score of 13020-712X.

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National Review Wrong on ATF Frame or Receiver Rule

National Review Wrong on ATF Frame or Receiver Rule

Source NRS | Repost ISRPA 8/22/2023 – 

Political observers expect the Washington Post and the New York Times to carry water for Joe Biden’s Department of Justice gun control agenda. It’s surprising when the conservative National Review seemingly bends over backwards to defend the weaponized agency in a poorly researched and written piece.

On August 9, National Review published an item with the confident title “Yes, the ATF Can Legally Regulate Ghost Guns.” The ill-informed piece was written by a summer intern. If it was an unpaid internship, the publication got every penny’s worth.

At issue is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives rule 2021R-05, concerning the “Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms.” Published April 26, 2022, the rule, in part, contends that ATF has the statutory authority to regulate so-called unfinished or 80-percent frames or receivers. As firearms built from unregulated parts for personal use do not require markings and are not subject to federal recordkeeping, gun control advocates refer to firearms constructed using unfinished frames or receivers as “ghost guns” to spook the ignorant.

Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(3), defines “firearm” for the purposes of the Gun Control Act (GCA) as follows:

(3) The term “firearm” means (A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon; (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or (D) any destructive device. Such term does not include an antique firearm.

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August Is National Shooting Sports Month

August Is National Shooting Sports Month

For the seventh year in a row, August is National Shooting Sports Month, and events are being held at a variety of locations across the nation. Some of the biggest in the industry are supporting the celebration, including the NRA, MidwayUSA, SIG Sauer, Mossberg, Trijicon, Browning, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Winchester and dozens more.

In many cases enthusiasts are granted free use of ranges on special days during the month. It’s a great, no-cost opportunity to get behind a trigger at a facility they’ve never visited before.

On Saturday, Aug. 19, for example, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife is hosting a Free Range Day at five of Ohio’s premier public shooting ranges—Deer Creek Wildlife Area, Delaware Wildlife Area, Grand River Wildlife Area and Spring Valley Wildlife Area.

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Larry and Brenda Potterfield Talk About The MidwayUSA Foundation

Larry and Brenda Potterfield Talk About The MidwayUSA Foundation

In this video interview, Shooting Sports USA Editor in Chief John Parker sits down with Larry and Brenda Potterfield, the founders of the MidwayUSA Foundation, where they share details about how the organization serves as a vehicle to support youth shooting sports around the country through endowments. Currently, the MidwayUSA Foundation manages more than $268 million in funds for youth shooting teams around the United States. Watch the full interview above or at this link.

NRA Announces Return Of The World Shooting Championship, Presented By Walther Arms In 2024

NRA Announces Return Of The World Shooting Championship, Presented By Walther Arms In 2024

Source: NRS – Shooting Sports USA | Repost Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association – 6/21/2023

The National Rifle Association of America is excited to announce that the NRA World Shooting Championship, presented by Walther Arms will take place at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, April 4-6, 2024. Being held for the seventh time, the NRA World Shooting Championship is the ultimate all-encompassing tournament which crowns the undisputed “World Shooting Champion” from amateur and professional shooters. More than $250,000 in cash and prizes are available to the field of competitors, with $25,000 awarded to the World Shooting Champion and $1,000 going to the winner of each stage of competition. The NRA, match sponsors and the State of Indiana are again showing their continued commitment to supporting competitive shooting and the Second Amendment.

“NRA’s storied history of organizing and executing premier shooting competitions will continue next spring as top shooters convene in Indiana for the NRA World Shooting Championship,” Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr., executive director of NRA General Operations, said. “Competitors of every background and skill level, whether a professional or amateur shooter, will be challenged through a variety of shooting disciplines with the goal of being declared the ‘World’s Greatest Shooter.’ NRA is excited for the return of this highly popular championship, and we are grateful for the support from Walther Arms and our partners in the State of Indiana.”

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Indianapolis City Council Attempts to Enact Gun Control

Indianapolis City Council Attempts to Enact Gun Control


From NRA-ILA:  What is a usually quiet time in the State with regard to public policy, as the legislature has adjourned until next year, has turned into a perilous summer for our Constitutional Rights and safety of Hoosiers. The Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett, and City Council Members are showing a total and reckless disregard for the US Constitution and State Law in order to create a smokescreen for their public safety incompetencies that have created the violent mayhem in Indianapolis.

With a Procecutor that turns violent criminals back out on the street, a Mayor who brushes off riots in the streets as merely “a reckoning” and after Indianapolis businesses leave downtown after years of unanswered pleas to enforce our existing laws and clean up the streets, the Mayor has put forth a toothless, unenforceable, and unconstitutional proposal to cover up his failures before the upcoming election this fall.

They have proposed a “ smokescreen” ordinance, which unanimously passed the City Council Public Safety Committee and will receive a vote by the entire City Council on July 10th.


The ordinance raises the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21, ends constitutional carry, and bans many common semi-automatic firearms. In 2011, NRA worked with the General Assembly to pass a preemption law preventing localities from passing and enforcing gun control. The council has admitted that this proposal cannot take effect as long as preemption is still the law in Indiana.
It is interesting to note that proponents for the ordinance continue their spectacularly insincere diatribe of spewing that their efforts are not an attempt to limit the rights of law-abiding gun owners and that they are not against you or your guns……I call their callous attempts to placate law-abiding Hoosiers B.S.

Note: Although this is an Indianapolis City Ordinance, EVERYONE should call their city and county leaders to make sure that this BS does not happen in their City. We have seen anti 2A letters and proposals come out of Fort Wayne (Mayor Henry) and Carmel (Mayor Brainard and some City Council members). and we need to nip this issue off at the bud!

ISRPA 2023 Legislative Wrap-up

ISRPA 2023 Legislative Wrap-up

Now that the dust is settling from the 2023 Indiana General Assembly, we can report that the ISRPA effectively moved the needle in protecting our 2A Rights and successfully advocated against a wide variety of threats. Although our State has supermajorities in both Houses of the legislature, we must still be vigilant against indifference and unwillingness to stand up for our Constitutional Rights and be perseverant in our fight against the misleading siren song of “common sense” gun control by those on the weaker side of the majority spectrum.

ISRPA, working with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and NRA, were successful in “shooting a shot across the bow” of financial institutions that discriminate against those who are engaged in anything pro-2A. The newly-signed Law directs the State, as a consumer, to choose not to do business with pension investment companies that use Environmental & Social Governance policies against entities and individuals engaged in the lawful business of firearms, agriculture and energy. Furthermore, it was a STRONG message by the Indiana Legislature that if the banking and insurance industries persist in perpetrating the anti-American policies and further collude with the forces that are undermining the foundations of our Country, they, too, will be in the State’s crosshairs.

Other legislative successes included limitations on access to firearms license holders personal information, firearms training for teachers, and support for school safety. A Bill of note reiterated the Federal ban against machine guns and parts as a result of law enforcement concerns regarding the “Glock Switch”; ISRPA worked to insert language that further clarified the function of a trigger to prevent an ATF interpretation that could outlaw some currently legal trigger systems, however, the Republican Chairman of the Senate Courts & Criminal Law Committee refused to entertain the amendment.

Indiana remains a staunch protector of the Constitution, including the Second Amendment, however, there were many bills introduced that would have undermined and deteriorated those Rights. We all must remain vigilant and not rest on our laurels because the storm clouds are gathering and the policy environment can change as fast as Indiana weather.

Below is a roundup of recent legislative developments in Indiana regarding firearms & the 2A; FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND A COMPLETE LIST OF ISRPA FOLLOWED BILLS, GO TO

Here are the key highlights:


1. HB1008 – Pension Investments (Manning E): This bill focuses on the State Public Retirement System’s investments. It requires the Indiana State Treasurer to provide information to the board of trustees regarding service providers who have made an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) commitment. The bill also prohibits the board from making investment decisions based on non-financial purposes and emphasizes maximizing the target rate of return.

2. HB1177 – Firearms Training for Teachers (Lucas J): This legislation permits the use of funds from the Indiana secured school fund, school corporation, and charter school safety advance program to provide specialized firearms instruction to teachers, school staff, and employees. It also highlights the need for counseling services in the event of a school shooting and emphasizes the creation of a specialized firearms safety curriculum.

3. HB1323 – Information Privacy Relating to Firearms (Haggard C): This bill establishes guidelines for releasing information about applicants and license holders of handgun carry licenses to federal government entities. It allows the release of information for law enforcement purposes and during active criminal investigations.

4. HB1365 – Machine Guns (Gore M): The legislation revises the definition of “machine gun” for the purpose of enhancements and certain criminal offenses.


5. HB1238 – Regulation of Assault Weapons (Campbell C): This bill prohibits the sale or delivery of semiautomatic assault weapons to individuals under 21 years of age by licensed importers, manufacturers, dealers, or collectors.

6. HB1366 – Firearm Storage (Gore M): This legislation makes it unlawful to keep a loaded firearm accessible to a child on premises controlled by the responsible person. Failure to secure a firearm resulting in a child’s possession is a misdemeanor, while injury or death caused by a child’s use of an unsecured firearm leads to higher penalties.

7. HB1471 – Dangerous Access to a Firearm (Boy P): This bill requires firearm owners to keep firearms locked and unloaded and store ammunition separately in the presence of minors or when the owner is absent. Violation of this requirement is a Level 6 felony.

8. SB144 – Minimum Age to Carry a Handgun (Randolph L): This legislation raises the minimum age for carrying a handgun to 21 years.

9. SB149 – Privately Made Firearms (Randolph L): The bill defines “privately made firearms” and makes it a felony to possess or alter certain firearms without appropriate licensing.

10. SB361 – Regulation of Assault Weapons (Alting R): This bill prohibits licensed importers, manufacturers, dealers, or collectors from selling semiautomatic assault weapons or large capacity ammunition feeding devices to individuals under 21 years of age.
11. SB429 – Various Firearms Matters (Melton E): This comprehensive bill includes provisions related to firearm industry standards of conduct, age restrictions on non-handgun sales, enhanced penalties for carrying handguns without a license, firearm storage regulations, transfer procedures, and penalties for fraudulent activities.

We hope this summary provides you with a concise overview of the recent legislative updates in Indiana. Stay informed, stay engaged!