2014 NFOA Annual Meeting

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Dear Member,
We wanted to remind you that the 2014 NFOA Annual Meeting is coming up quickly!  This year is going to be bigger and better than ever!!  We have several free and educational sessions that will be going on during the day – including live fire workshop sessions for both adults and youths!!
What: NFOA 2014 Annual Meeting
Where: Heartland Public Shooting Park,
6788 W Husker Highway, Grand Island, NE 68801
When: Saturday August 23rd, 2014 8:30am-4:00pm
Lunch: catered by Dickey’s BBQ

You need to pre-purchase your lunch tickets online so we can order the correct amount of food; lunch tickets will not be available for purchase at the meeting Saturday morning. Please help us get a better headcount for the workshops by committing to the meeting as soon as you can and getting your lunch tickets online.Remember, all workshops are provided at no cost to you because the instructors/presenters are also NFOA members and they are donating their time.
                               Here are some of the breakout sessions this year:

“A Brief Intro to Tac Med Class” – Shawn Whittington of 88 Tactical Training. Shawn will cover essential components of and Immediate Aid Kit, pros and cons of commercial tourniquets, how and when to apply a tourniquet, pressure dressings and combination bandages, when and how to apply a combination bandage.
“Intro to IDPA Shooting” – Ron Attanasio of IDPA Nebraska. Ron will cover what is “IDPA (International Defensive Shooting Association) Shooting” including the history of IDPA, equipment needed, basic rules, match opportunities in NE, regionally and nationally, etc… He will also have an IDPA stage or two set up for demonstration.
“Defensive Awareness” – Thomas Howard of Precision Response Training. Thomas will cover Defensive awareness under stress, efficient area scans, and effective after-altercation actions. (This will take place in a pistol bay using inert training pistols)
Thomas will also have a Steel challenge stage set up for demonstration throughout the afternoon like last year.
“NFA Ownership” Scott Jansen of American Reaper Arms. Scott will be discussing the process and possibilities of NFA ownership, as well as bringing along some suppressors and machine guns to demo.

If you want, camping the night before is an option too. Heartland Public Shooting Park has several RV pads and a number of primitive tent camping spots. Join fellow members already planning to camp at the Shooting Park.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Grand Island in a few weeks!

In Liberty,
Rod
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Board of Directors election to be held this fall

The NFOA board is elected by the membership to service two year terms. This year is election year.

Have you thought about getting more involved with the NFOA?

Want to serve on the board?

Nominations for board members will open at the member meeting August 23rd.

The board of directors is responsible for running the day to day business of the NFOA.  Several boards members have decided to step down or not run again.  They have put much time and effort into building this organization.  Now it’s time for some new members to step up and provide fresh ideas and new energy into our growing organization.

If you know someone you believe would make a good board member, or know that you would, get in touch with any current board member before the members meeting so we can get names nominated.

Voting occurs online after we have published bios of all candidates.  More details on the election will be discussed at the Member Meeting.

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Welcome to the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association

NFOA membership is open to all types of firearms owners as long as you are a resident of the state of Nebraska. Whether you are a trap shooter, long-range rifle shooter, concealed handgun permit holder, air gun, rifle and or shotgun hunter, NFA firearms enthusiast or belong to any other group of firearms owners, you are welcome to join our organization.

We are local firearms owners who have a personal interest in representing firearms owners rights in Nebraska. While there are much larger firearms owner groups and lobbyists, we have a personal stake right here in fighting for our rights. We do not have big money to fly in lobbyists from the coasts, we do not have the money to wine and dine Legislators, and we are just everyday normal Nebraska residents like you who want our voices to be heard by the various law makers. We will operate on what money is donated to us voluntarily.

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Hornady Calls for Campaign Against HSUS Petition On Public Lands

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hornady Calls for Campaign Against HSUS Petition On Public Lands
Call Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and tell her to reject the HSUS petition that threatens hunting on public lands! Call 202-208-3181 and email our pre-written letter to voice your objection.

The future of hunting is under attack! Hornady® Manufacturing urges firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to call Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and demand she reject a petition filed by the HSUS that seeks to ban hunting with traditional ammunition on public lands.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), anti-hunting groups, and five individual sportsmen have teamed up to file a petition with the Interior Department demanding rules that ban hunting with traditional ammunition on public lands – more than 160 million acres of federal lands managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That’s one-fifth of the total land area in the United States.

Weighing in at a hefty 50 pages, this petition is rife with emotional statements based on fuzzy science, and fails to make the case that using traditional ammunition threatens wildlife or humans in such a way as to justify eliminating it altogether. It claims prohibiting lead ammunition should be an easy accomplishment since non-lead alternatives are available. But this is nothing more than a back-door way to ban hunting altogether, by making the sport of hunting in America cost prohibitive. Once the rules change with regard to traditional ammunition on public land, it opens the floodgates for over-reaching restrictions on hunting as a whole.

Tell Interior Secretary Sally Jewell how this petition falls short on reason and logic:

It lacks sound science to support banning the traditional hunting ammunition used by hunters for centuries.
It is another attempt by the HSUS to ban hunting altogether.
The adverse impact of traditional ammunition upon wildlife has not been substantiated to the point of necessitating such a drastic move.
There is no evidence that consuming game taken with traditional ammunition poses a human health risk to hunters and their families.
Approving this ban would reduce the 11% excise taxes currently raised from the sale of traditional ammunition, which is used to support wildlife conservation. A ban of traditional ammunition would harm the very animals HSUS claims to protect.

CONTACT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TODAY!

Here is a list of the groups filing this petition:
Humane Society of the United States
Fund for Animals
Defenders of Wildlife
Natural Resources Defense Council
Wildlife Conservation Society
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
South Florida Wildlife Center
Chocolay Raptor Center
Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
Northwood Alliance
National Wolfwatcher Coalition
Five individual sportsmen, including Judd Hanna, former California Fish and Game commissioner

The truth has been clearly revealed. HSUS and its ilk want to ban hunting altogether. Don’t let them succeed. Call your officials today:

Dept. of Interior Office of Communications: 202-208-6416
Dept. of Interior Executive Office: 202-208-3181
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at 202-208-3181 or submit a letter and demand the rejection of the HSUS petition.

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