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Updates And More!
Spring is here and gone but it just keeps raining! Here's to shooting between the rain drops! The Summer Edition of Gunsmoke will be mailed soon so keep an eye on your mailbox. The summer edition is our only hard copy edition as all others are electronically distributed. The Gunsmoke mailing will contain your sweepstakes tickets so check out the prizes this year, they are awesome! President Jim Henderson gives a rundown in his President's column so click here to view it. Coming up June 23rd is our High Power match at Camp Perry. Click here to go to the High Power page to learn more about it, or click on registration at the top of the page to register.
ORPA's Electronic Gunsmoke has been making its way to ORPA members.
Welcome to the OFFICIAL NRA State Association for Ohio
Ohio is the hub of one of the largest competitive pistol shooting area in the country. It is also the home of The National Rifle and Pistol Matches, held at Camp Perry, the largest outdoor shooting range in the country. Ohio also hosted the Grand American ATA Shotgun Championships at Vandalia until 2005.
Each years thousands of shooters in many different disciplines migrate to Ohio to participate in shooting sports- From the National Matches to local weekly trap shoots and turkey shoots, Ohio is active in all phases of the Shooting Sports.
ORPA is committed to defending our rights as citizens to keep and bear arms as well as to promote safety, education and marksmanship.
Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC)
NRA is announcing a recruitment effort for clubs to put on a Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC). See the following for information on the YHEC program and how to get your club involved.
My name is Eddie and I am the Program Coordinator for NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC). YHEC is a nationwide hunter education program that was created in 1985 to get more kids interested in hunting and to provide them with a safe environment to develop and improve upon marksmanship, hunting, outdoor and safety skills. YHEC events are held all over the country for one or two days as kids 18 and under compete in up to eight shooting and responsibility events under simulated hunting situations. There is ZERO cost to the NRA to host a YHEC and we provide you with marketing and logistic support as well as event materials such as animal paper targets, t-shirts, Hunter's Guides, bags, scorebooks and more for free. Grants are available through the NRA to help with funding and if you qualify as the official state YHEC event, the NRA will give you $10 for every participant.
U.S. Constitution; Amendent II
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Ohio Constitution, Art.1.04 (1851)
"The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power."