Message from the President – September 2022

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            Fellow Sportsmen & Women of the Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club,

            As I am composing this, there has been no ruling from federal court on the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA). An amendment excluding places like TSC is in committee; unfortunately, the NY legislators do not meet again until January 2023. Without an injunction, the social aspect of our fine establishment will be diminished. Rod Watson basically called Hochul & company “morons”; I am sticking with “dumb-o-crats.” Our Albany leaders deciding who can have guns sounds a lot like WWII Nazi Germany. Very scary.

            If you plan to attend the September 18th gun raffle, you need to purchase an attendance ticket. For $10.00 you get a roast beef sandwich and a cold beverage of your choice, along with door prizes, 50/50 raffles & maybe a surprise or two. A bargain extraordinaire! If your luck does not pan out with firearms, try emptying the coin carrier at the Meat Raffle October 1st! Tickets available at the bar.

            A hearty thanks to the members showing up for the Monday work parties. Work is rarely a party; it is the friendly members that make it a party. A phrase worth repeating.

            With the TSC Winter League fast approaching, any new skeet/trap shooters wanting to shoot should seek lessons on a “Bill & Sharon” fun night. I am always happy to instruct a new skeet shooter; this usually results in a shooter better than me… Following one’s own advice… Hmm                 

            We will soon hear the soothing sound of the bobwhite quail… bubbling in hot oil! Seriously, those cute little buggers can be heard from the back deck while you are enjoying a cool beverage on a Wednesday night or a Saturday/Sunday afternoon. A side note: they are hard to hear with hearing protection and practice shots at flying orange discs.

Let us all hope a federal judge sends the CCIA to its proper location, the compost heap. Meanwhile, stop in and enjoy your Club.

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