I will continue to teach as long as there is a demand from my community for my services. Joe Nava 479-2340 What do I think of Obama’s executive order for gun control? President Obama’s new executive orders about guns will accomplish NOTHING. Current law says that a person must have a dealers’ license if they sell guns in a business for profit. He wants a record of every sale kept by the dealer so the feds will know who owns the guns. That is the only thing currently saving our 2 Amendment, which has been tragically weakened by the Supreme Court in the Heller decision. It is sad that he would use those mass shootings to push for more regulations, which if enacted 20 years ago would not have prevented any one of the mass shootings that have occurred. This process went on for many days with many soldiers and many vests. Fish & Game, and others, began urging the use of Blaze Orange clothing in the woods in the fall during hunting season.Then all the data was collected and analyzed by Jack and others. I was impressed by a fluorescent green vest which I surely thought would win as the most visible. The vest that showed up as the most visible was clearly Blaze Orange. Eventually, the use of colored clothing for safety became law in Mass.That was after I had transferred to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
His passion began as a youngster, when he was accidentally shot by his hunting buddy. To require all shooting ranges to be ½ mile from any abode is a death knell to future range construction. Where is the data that show bullets leaving shooting ranges and causing damage? We put up with all sorts of safe and legal noises coming from private property. Please do not initiate control of an activity that does not cause a safety problem. Joe Nava, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor 469 NRA Lane Fairbanks, AK 99709 Control or freedom Do you believe the Fairbanks North Star Borough employees should have the same 2nd Amendments rights you and I do? Borough policy prohibits employees from possessing firearms while at work. It is proven that the most unsafe places are where guns are not allowed. Lance Roberts has introduced Borough Ordinance 2013-48 which will remove that restriction and allow the employees the ability to possess a firearm while at work.
It didn’t have to happen, and since then, Joe has been telling people the basic rules of gun safety! I think someone is practicing to be safer and more accurate with their gun. The general public can possess firearms in Borough buildings, but right now the Borough employees can not.
During Shooters’ Corner, Joe addresses upcoming events in the shooting community and takes calls from listeners, relating to gun safety, firearms, ammunition, or anything else that has to do with guns! I understand this Ordinance will be up for consideration before the Borough Assembly at 7PM on 11 July.
Joe also advocates gun safety training in the schools, with the Eddie Eagle program. You and I should be there to see who supports it and who does not.
Listen to previous Shooter’s Corner programs on our audio page. Muir and Abrahams as composers and Grant Clarke as the lyricist. The noise leaving a shooting range bothers some people. I believe the Borough Assembly is elected to serve the Borough population, not control them. Watch and see how each assemblyman votes so you will know whether they want to serve you or control you. It may help you decide who to vote for in the next election.
We’ve had a number of folks ask about the theme song Joe uses. It was a number-one hit song for singer Bob Roberts in 1912. Just check the Borough records to see where the injuries have occurred on Borough recreational facilities. I vote for an assemblyman so he, or she, can provide me with needed services at a reasonable price. *************** Blaze Orange Safety Vests From 1948 to 1960 I worked for the Massachusetts Division of Fish & Game at the Philips Wildlife Lab. During that time I worked on many, various fish and game projects all over the State.
RAGTIME COWBOY JOE is a popular song composed by Maurice Abrahams in 1912. Over the years, it has been performed by a diverse group of artists, ranging from Eddy Howard to The Chipmunks. After about 30 years of operation, how many bullets have left the South Cushman Borough Shooting Range to cause damage elsewhere? At the same time, how many injuries have occurred on skating rinks, football fields, soccer fields, softball fields, swimming pools, etc.? The Fish & Game Range on College Road has been operating for more than a decade with zero injuries from bullets. One of the most interesting to me was the project designed to determine what would be the best color to wear in the woods in the fall to avoid being mistaken for a deer, or other animal.
“Ragtime Cowboy Joe” was also the radio show theme song for New York City’s long running Public Radio show, Cowboy Joe’s Radio Ranch hosted by Paul Aaron, New York’s Cowboy Joe. I think the entire thing has been done to win support for Hillary’s anti-gun agenda on her way to the White House. His actions will not affect any gun sales I make to private individuals. J Shooting Range Regulation: No shooting range regulation in the Fairbanks North Star Borough is needed. Safety and noise are the two reasons given for the recent ordinance being introduced by some Assembly Members. Jack Woolner (now deceased) was the originator of this project.
He played many versions of the song dating back to one sung by Bob Roberts from a 1919 78 rpm record. He is telling the ATF to lower the number and force any gun seller to get a license, because if they have a license they must background check every gun sale. He worked with the Army at Fort Devans to arrange the complete operation.
He also played versions by the University of Wyoming. This week on Shooter’s Corner: I am NOT retiring from teaching, in spite of rumors that say I am. Without a license it is a private sale and no background check is required. Many countries have more mass shootings than the USA on a per capita basis. Jack had several vests made out of many colored materials. Army personnel were assigned a vest which they wore as they walked a certain trail through the woods. They were assigned to note the first glimpse they got of any vest moving through the woods.
I am NOT retiring from teaching firearms safety and accuracy. Obama wants all private sales of guns to go through the FBI background check. He says we have more mass shootings than other countries. They then made a note of the distance at which they first noticed the vest.