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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

YOUTH ACTIVITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The club's popular Youth Rifle League, Youth Archery League, etc. are always in need of more volunteers. It's both fun and rewarding.

2017 SPORTSMEN'S SWEEPSTAKES: Tickets for the 2017 Sweepstakes are now available. The ticket price this year is $ 25.00, and the prize list has been upgraded. Prize list will be posted soon.  

YOUTH RIFLE LEAGUE: The 2017 Youth Rifle League starts on Wednesday, July 5th. See the Youth Events page for details and an application form.

120 CLUB WINNERS: Congratulations to our 120 Club winners, and thanks to all who participated.

MA ATTORNEY GENERAL BANS ASSAULT RIFLES: Attorney General Maura Healey has issued a directive making formerly "Massachusetts Compliant" AR and similar style rifles illegal in the state effective Wednesday, July 20th. Read the part about guns with similar operating systems - most semi-auto rifles use this system! Does this mean your Ruger 10/22 and Remington 100 shotgun are also banned?? Here's the text from her op-ed in the Boston Globe:

"The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash suppressor or folding or telescoping stock, for example, small tweaks that do nothing to limit the lethalness of the weapon. That will end now. On Wednesday, we are sending a directive to all gun manufacturers and dealers that makes clear that the sale of these copycat assault weapons is illegal in Massachusetts. With this directive, we will ensure we get the full protection intended when lawmakers enacted our assault weapons ban, not the watered-down version of those protections offered by gun manufacturers.


The directive specifically outlines two tests to determine what constitutes a "copy" or "duplicate" of a prohibited weapon. If a gun's operating system is essentially the same as that of a banned weapon, or if the gun has components that are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon, it's a "copy" or "duplicate," and it is illegal. Assault weapons prohibited under our laws cannot be altered in any way to make their sale or possession legal in Massachusetts.


 

We recognize that most residents who purchased these guns in the past believed they were doing so legally, so this directive will not apply to possession of guns purchased before Wednesday. In the dozen years since the federal assault weapons ban lapsed, only seven states have instituted their own assault weapons ban. Many of those bans have been challenged (unsuccessfully) by the gun industry, and we anticipate our directive may be too. But our job is to enforce state laws and to keep people safe. This directive does both."

 
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GENERAL NEWS:

ARCHERY - There's a lot going on in the coming weeks. Look for more info on the Buckhorn Archers Facebook page.

SKEET can be enjoyed every Sunday at 9:00 AM and Tuesday evenings starting at 6:00 PM - weather permitting. Stop by and join in. 

NON-RESIDENT FIREARM INFORMATION:  Non-residents wishing to join the Stockbridge Sportsmen's Club or who want to participate at our shooting events should visit our Non-Resident Info page for Massachusetts firearm requirements. You can legally transport a typical sporting arm into Massachusetts by following a few simply rules. Confused? Email the club for clarifications.

HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES: MassWildlife holds about 80 Basic Hunter Education courses around the State each year. You must attend one of these courses to be elligible for a hunting license. Enrollment opens 60 days prior to the course date, and classes fill very quickly thereafter. You can register online for advance notification. To see the current course schedule click here.

DISCOUNTED NRA MEMBERSHIP: The membership fee will increase in 2016. Join or renew now.  Click here or use the link on the Club Affiliations page to save $ 10.00 when you join or renew your NRA membership, or give the gift of a membership.

 

CLUB UPDATES:

ANNUAL ELECTIONS: The following are the results of our 2017 club elections:

President - Rob McDermott 

1st Vice President  - Wayne Myers

2nd Vice President - John Mange

Secretary - David St. Peter

Treasurer - Bonnie Bonn-Buffoni

Board of Directors:

2018 - Wayne Slosek, Jeff Funk, Marty Salvadore, Bob Cameron, George Chasse

2019 - Bill Cahill, Keith Whalen, Gary Johnston, Dave Slosek, Joe Meloveck

2020 - John Cardillo, Tim Minkler, Jason St. Peter, Mike Buffoni, Marc Fadding