Friends of The NRA Hendrick County Fundraising Event

Friends of The NRA Hendrick County Fundraising Event

The Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association invites you to attend the Friends of the NRA (FNRA) banquet event on May 23, 2024 at the Lizton Lodge in Lizton, IN. Join other champions of the Second Amendment for dinner, games, auctions, and fun with a chance to win exclusive NRA guns, gear, décor, and collectibles!

Location                                                      Contact
Lizton Lodge                                               Howard Griffith
1392 Wyatt Way                                         (317) 438-3227
Lizton, IN 46149                                         griffithsbeagles48@yahoo.com

News from Northern Indiana

News from Northern Indiana

There is a brand new junior air rifle team developing in Middlebury, Indiana. Their home base is American Legion Post 210.

The Legion Post has a Facebook page where photos of early practices or meetings can be viewed.

The team is led by two Life Members of the NRA and the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association. The Coach, Paul Gittinger, and the assistant Coach Paul Carlson are also members of Post 210.

Both coaches are NRA Level 1 Rifle Coaches. They both have extensive shooting experience in several disciplines. The Post Commander also plans on taking the Level 1 Rifle course as soon as it is available.

At the first meeting, there were 8 juniors in attendance along with their parents. Within the next two weeks, 10 juniors were practicing with the team. They all seem to be enthused about learning a new skill. Among the members, there are 3 sets of siblings. And most recently, two new junior athletes joined the team last evening to make a total of 12.

At the 3rd meeting those athletes in attendance chose a name for their team. They will be known as the Middlebury Legion X-Ringers.

The team is focused on learning safe gun handling in the 3 positions of air rifle competition. We are working on the prone position. At the third meeting, after considerable safety training the juniors made 3 shots on a target at 10 meters off a table. Here is that target:

Not too bad for brand-new junior athletes.

The ages of the athletes range from 9 years to 15 years.

As a new team, we need just about everything. We do have 4 Crosman Challenger PCP rifles derived from a grant. We have borrowed 8 older model Challenger PCP rifles from our friends at the X-Count. We do have some target holders, backers and a curtain for the indoor range plus some shooting mats. But we need everything else to outfit the team. We have at least one father thinking about buying a rifle from CMP for his athlete.

Fundraisers are the forte of the Post Commander. So we plan on raising funds soon for our needs. Any help form the wider shooting community would be very helpful and appreciated.

We have affiliations to make and organizing to do too.

With a little more work we may see you all on the range soon.

Submitted by Paul E. Carlson
ISRPA Life Member and Member of the Board of Directors

Indiana: Two Pro-Gun Bills Pass in House, Advance to Senate

Indiana: Two Pro-Gun Bills Pass in House, Advance to Senate

The Indiana House of Representatives passed House Bill 1084, The Second Amendment Privacy Act. This legislation will prohibit the use of firearm-related Merchant Category Codes, which could be used to track gun owners and create a registry of lawful purchases. HB 1084 now goes to the Senate where it will receive a committee assignment. Please contact your state Senator and tell them to support HB 1084.

In September 2022, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved a Merchant Category Code (MCC) for firearm retailers. Since the ISO’s decision, NRA-ILA has worked to alert financial industry stakeholders to gun owners’ concerns, and urged state lawmakers and attorneys general to address this matter. To date, several states and their attorneys general have taken important steps to protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights and privacy. In the first half of 2023, several states enacted legislation prohibiting or discouraging use of the firearm retailer MCC. HB 1084 will protect gun owner data relating to payment card transactions involving firearms and ammunition retailers.

Additionally, the Indiana House of Representatives passed House Bill 1235. This legislation will make Indiana law consistent with other states by prohibiting local governments from lodging frivolous lawsuits against firearm manufacturers. For years cities like Gary, Indiana have sued firearm manufacturers for the unlawful misuse of their products by criminals. In response, more than 35 states and Congress have passed laws to protect the firearm industry from these politically driven lawsuits. HB 1235 will give firearm manufacturers in Indiana these same protections. This bill now goes to the Senate where it will receive a committee assignment. Please contact your state Senator and tell them to support HB 1235.

NRA-ILA is actively working to pass this legislation and will keep you informed as it moves through the legislative process.

Legislative Update: Kelly Myers

Legislative Update: Kelly Myers

Legislative Update:

This was one of the best weeks I’ve had at the Statehouse. Hoosier gun owners will be well-served by the bills that were up in committee this week.

First off I must say I was honored to be part of the pro-2A team that assembled to support the legislation. Guy Relford (The 2A Project,) John Weber (NRA Lobbyist,) Christopher Lee (National Shooting Sports Foundation,) and I were there to testify in support.

Wednesday in the Judiciary Committee House Bill 1235 (Prohibited causes of action concerning firearms) passed out of committee on an 8-2 vote. This bill will put an end to the 25-year-old lawsuit by the City of Gary against firearm manufacturers and retailers. It will also protect the personally identifiable information on 400,000 ATF Form 4473s that are at risk due to this lawsuit.

Thursday in the Financial Institutions Committee House Bill 1084 (Privacy of firearms financial transactions) was up for hearing and testimony. This bill will receive a vote in committee next week, but look for another win here. This bill will prevent financial institutions from creating a registry using financial transactions.

Again, I can’t express how honored I was to be part of that pro-2A team.

Hopefully, all goes well and both bills pass the House and go to the Senate. Then we start the process over again.

In Liberty,

Kelly Myers
Government Affairs Co-Director

Kelly Meyers has recently taken on the role of Co-Director of Legislative Affairs with the ISRPA and works directly with ISRPA President, Charlie Hiltunen. Kelly has been involved in Gun Rights directly since 2017 by serving in numerous roles supporting the 2nd amendment. Go here to see Kelly’s full bio…

Highpower Learning Opportunity THIS WEEKEND

There is a great training opportunity for High Power Rifle Shooters coming up THIS WEEKEBND April 29 and 30 April at Camp Atterbury.  The ISRPA is sponsoring a two day session; on Saturday 29 April there will be a Small Arms Firing School that will teach techniques and will include firing out to 600-yards.  On Sunday there will be an 80-round Regional Match where you can apply the techniques you learned on Saturday.

A lot of us want to shoot better – but try as we will, nothing seems to work. One of the keys to shooting better is better training.  We can read a lot of suggestions and look at videos, but nothing works better than in-person instruction.

For information:

https://isrpa.wildapricot.org/HP-Rifle-Upcoming-Events

Here is a link to register:

https://isrpa.wildapricot.org/event-5177993

Dave Schnelle  dave@silvermountaintargetsusa.com

Free Self Defense Workshop March 24

Build an Expert-Guided Defense Plan to Fortify Your Home and Keep Your Family Safe

Indiana State Library
315 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Friday, March 24, 2023 | 12:00 PM

Why Should You Attend This FREE Live Workshop?

You’ll leave with a simple, yet highly effective home and personal protection plan developed by self-defense experts. And you’ll learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

FREE BONUS: Get $100 (Total Value) in tools & self-defense training
Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM
USCCA Official Partner: Indiana State Rifle & Pistol Association
Location: Indiana State Library – 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

What to Bring: Questions you have and materials to take notes
Seating is LIMITED! Secure your spot before time runs out…

Change of Venue for ISRPA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Saturday November 5- Sign up NOW!

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: ISRPA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Saturday November 5– Sign up NOW!

** Note Change of Venue!** Mark your calendar and plan to attend! The ISRPA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, suspended for 2020 and 2021, will be held Saturday November 5, 2022 at TOP SHOT FIREARMS SIMULATOR in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Awards Banquet is the annual opportunity to recognize the achievements of competitors in various disciplines as well as showcase some of the highlights of the 2022 season.  NEW THIS YEAR, we will also showcase the awesome Laser Range at Top Shot, 1125 E Brookside Ave Suite C02, Indianapolis, IN 46202! 

Sign up NOW- 

Annual Meeting 1:00 pm

Hors d’ oeurve beginning 4:00 pm

Awards to follow

 

ISRPA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Saturday November 5- Sign up NOW!

** Note Change of Venue!** Mark your calendar and plan to attend! The ISRPA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, suspended for 2020 and 2021, will be held Saturday November 5, 2022 at TOP SHOT FIREARMS SIMULATOR in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Awards Banquet is the annual opportunity to recognize the achievements of competitors in various disciplines as well as showcase some of the highlights of the 2022 season.  NEW THIS YEAR, we will also showcase the awesome Laser Range at Top Shot, 1125 E Brookside Ave Suite C02, Indianapolis, IN 46202! 

Sign up NOW- 

Annual Meeting 1:00 pm

Hors d’ oeurve beginning 4:00 pm

Awards to follow

Indiana Becomes 24th Constitutional Carry State!

Governor Holcomb signed Constitutional Carry into Law, making Indiana the 24th state to recognize lawful individuals’ Constitutional right as of July 1, 2022.  Indiana permits will remain available for those that want them, for reciprocity or other reasons.  Constitutional Carry applies only to lawful citizens- the law does NOT change for those prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm.

“The Second Amendment has been debated for years, yet time and again our U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed this important constitutional right that I fully support. Twenty-three other states have laws comparable to HEA 1296. Vermont has had a constitutional carry law in place since it became a state, and several other states have had a similar law for more than a decade. HEA 1296, which I’ve signed today, entrusts Hoosiers who can lawfully carry a handgun to responsibly do so within our State.

It’s important to note that if a person is prohibited, under federal or state laws, from possessing a firearm before this law goes into effect, that person will still be prohibited. And if a prohibited person has a firearm, he or she can be prosecuted. Firearm permits will remain available, without fee, to anyone who wants or needs one, such as Hoosiers desiring to carry a firearm to, through or in another state that has reciprocity with Indiana.

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb”

THANK YOU, Gov. Holcomb!!