Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club! Meet your fellow enthusiasts.
Next meetings: 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19 @ 7:30pm
Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site https://bostonvalleycs.com. Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8762 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.
What's Happening @ Your Club?
Open Pistol Shooting
Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Members’ range fee is $4 and nonmembers’ fee is $8 per night. All are welcome but we encourage frequent non-members to become members and support the club. Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.
Cost of shooting & I would suppose all of the great weather we've had has put a damper on the trap program. 34 shooters have signed up for the Fall League. A drop of approximately 10 shooters from the Spring League.
Still time to come out & try your luck at breaking targets. We're at the Club Sundays: 9am - noon & Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm.
After the Fall League Trap Party in late October, the trap program will shut down until Late March of 2023.
As always, thanks to the terrific volunteers & the BVCS Board for their support.
Trap person: Ernie
2022 Fall Pistol League
Dear Pistol Shooters -
I am planning on starting the fall league on September 29th, 2022 with the first relay beginning at 6pm, a second starting at 7pm, and a third relay starting at 8pm. Tuesday will be open shooting only with Thursday reserved for league shooting.
Each week two national matches per relay will be shot for score at the 25 yard line. You can shoot one gun (22 cal.) or two guns (22 cal. and C.F.) for a score each week.
Come out, have fun and shoot the league. It will be great to see you again.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 337-3555 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fall Schedule - 10 WEEKS
- Thursday - September 29
- Thursday - October 6, 13, 20, 27
- Thursday - November 3, 10, 17
- Thursday - December 1, 8
NO SHOOTING - November 24th
Thursday - December 15 Make-up
For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.
We try to keep the website as current as possible. Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information. https://bostonvalleycs.com
The next Newsletter will be out in early January; deadline for information will be December 31st, 2022. Please email information you would like to have published, or to add/edit/remove your email address, to Ryan Rosiek at ryan.rosiek[at]gmail[dot]com. A copy of the current newsletter will be posted at the club.
Note on Smith & Wesson
The House Oversight and Reform Committee under Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (a New York City Democrat) recently sent a subpoena to Smith & Wesson. It’s well worth reading S&W’s response.
A number of politicians and their lobbying partners in the media have recently sought to disparage Smith & Wesson. Some have had the audacity to suggest that after they have vilified, undermined and defunded law enforcement for years, supported prosecutors who refuse to hold criminals accountable for their actions, overseen the decay of our country’s mental health infrastructure, and generally promoted a culture of lawlessness, Smith & Wesson and other firearm manufacturers are somehow responsible for the crime wave that has predictably resulted from these destructive policies. But they are the ones to blame for the surge in violence and lawlessness, and they seek to avoid any responsibility for the crisis of violence they have created by attempting to shift the blame to Smith & Wesson, other firearm manufacturers and law-abiding gun owners.
It is no surprise that the cities suffering most from violent crime are the very same cities that have promoted irresponsible, soft-on-crime policies that often treat criminals as victims and victims as criminals. Many of these same cities also maintain the strictest gun laws in the nation. But rather than confront the failure of their policies, certain politicians have sought more laws restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, while simultaneously continuing to undermine our institutions of law and order. And to suppress the truth, some now seek to prohibit firearm manufacturers and supporters of the 2nd Amendment from advertising products in a manner designed to remind law-abiding citizens that they have a Constitutional right to bear arms in defense of themselves and their families.
To be clear, a Smith & Wesson firearm has never broken into a home; a Smith & Wesson firearm has never assaulted a woman out for a late-night run in the city; a Smith & Wesson firearm has never carjacked an unsuspecting driver stopped at a traffic light. Instead, Smith & Wesson provides these citizens with the means to protect themselves and their families.
We are proud of our 170-year history. We are proud of the commitment of our employees to making a quality product. We are proud to provide law-abiding citizens and law enforcement - our customers - with the tools to provide for their security and independence. We are proud of our responsible business practices.
We will continue to work alongside law enforcement, community leaders and lawmakers who are genuinely interested in creating safe neighborhoods. We will engage those who genuinely seek productive discussions, not a means of scoring political points. We will continue informing law-abiding citizens that they have a Constitutionally-protected right to defend themselves and their families. We will never back down in our defense of the 2nd Amendment.
Mark Smith, President & CEO, Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.
Mark Paoletta, a lawyer representing Smith & Wesson also responded in a much longer letter. Some highlights worth noting:
The firearms company cannot track deaths or injuries, crimes attempted or carried out with semiautomatic rifles.
"…Congress recently proved that it does not need such very specific information about exact units sold and revenue to do its job...On July 29, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives (the House) passed a ban on what you erroneously call 'assault weapons.' This only confirms my prior argument that the Committee does not need 'every scrap of potentially relevant' information to legislate."
The Supreme Court has said, "Investigations conducted solely for the personal aggrandizement of the investigators or to 'punish' those investigated are indefensible."
"There is no basis in Heller for drawing a constitutional distinction between semi-automatic handguns and semiautomatic rifles."
In another case the Supreme Court said, "The Court…is unaware of historical precedent that would permit a governmental entity to entirely ban a type of weapon that is commonly used by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes, whether in an individual’s home or in public."
Unfortunately, the Swamp does not believe Supreme Court decision apply to them.
Given the Swamp's recent attempts to intimidate Donald Trump and anyone who associates with him or votes for him, it’s nice to see someone standing up to the bullies in Washington.
Hon. Charles Schumer, U.S. Senate, 846-4111
Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senate, 854-9725
Hon. Chris Jacobs, U.S. Congress, 634-2324
Hon. Kathy Hochul, Governor, 518-474-8390
Hon. Letitia James, Attorney General, 853-8400
Hon. Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller, 518-474-4044
Hon. Patrick Gallivan, NY Senate, 656-8544
Hon. Timothy Kennedy, NY Senate, 826-2683
Hon. David DiPietro, NY Assembly, 585-786-0190
Hon. Patrick Burke, NY Assembly, 608-6099
Hon. Mark Poloncarz, County Executive, 858-8500