March 9 class, Wyoming reciprocity at risk, Bills gutted and killed

RMGO is now offering monthly Concealed Carry classes in Fort Collins.  We're scheduling them on the second Monday night of each month, so March 9th is our next class.

Click here to sign up for our March 9th, 2009 Fort Collins Concealed Carry Class.

These classes fill up rapidly, so register in advance to reserve a seat.

For more information on our classes, click here.

Wyoming reciprocity at risk, help needed for WyGO!

You might think rural Wyoming safe from the clutches of gun-grabbers, but you'd be wrong.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation issued a letter saying it would end reciprocity with 14 other states, including Colorado, because a "study" revealed permit standards were different in other states.  Of course, the bureaucrats who conducted the study failed to mention that reciprocity agreements between states have done nothing to increase crime and are wildly successful.

Though the WDCI is now backing off of that decision, it highlights the need for a real, no-compromise group in our neighboring state.

Just this fall we helped form Wyoming Gun Owners, and are working to make them a solvent, stable organization that can fight for our issues in Wyoming.

If you'd like to donate to Wyoming Gun Owners (even just a few dollars), click here for their secure, online payment method.

Rest assured we'll be working with WyGO on issues like this.

Brady Bypass bill gutted while Brophy's Heller Enforcement bill killed

A bill in the Colorado legislature designed to allow concealed carry permit holders to bypass Brady Registration Checks for firearms purchases was heavily amended by the House Judiciary Committee after testimony from the Sheriff's Association and Chief's Association opposing the measure.

Most members of the committee ignored the fact that permit holders already go through a more rigorous background check (including the unnecessary fingerprinting), and are extremely unlikely to commit crimes that would deny them firearms purchases.

The bill passed the committee, but only after it's main goal was gutted.  The legislation, HB1180, now simply conforms Colorado CCW law to federal standards by making applicants attest to U.S. citizenship (which is required by the BATFE for Brady Bypass).

The bill now goes to the full House for debate, and we're working with the sponsor to see if it can be salvaged.

Another bill, SB74, died in the Senate State Affairs Committee.  It would have stripped Denver's "Lock-up-your-safety" law based on last summer's Heller case.

"This means the Heller decision did virtually nothing, since the only gun control law it expressly prohibited is still in place in Denver," RMGO Executive Director Dudley Brown said.

The Senate State Affairs Committee also killed SB8, by Sen. Ted Harvey and Rep. Cory Gardner, which would have expanded the Make My Day law to business owners.

You can track legislation in the Colorado General Assembly here.

Another reminder: Fort Morgan shoot March 27-29

The annual .50 cal and Machine Gun Shoot in Morgan County is scheduled for March 27, 28 & 29th.

2009 Annual


.50 Cal

.50 Cal BMG Rifle & Machine Gun


.50 cal BMG

Military Vehicle Display


Printable PDF flier

March 27, 28 & 29, 2009
Morgan County, Colorado 
(70 miles from downtown Denver, directions below , MAP) (Mapquest directions)

Times of Shoot                     Fri. 8:00 am - Dusk
Sat. 8:00 am - Dusk              
Sun. 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fees:  Spectators $15.00 per day or $25 for the weekend (RMGO members $3 off with coupon from our newsletter)

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Children: Ages 6-14, military and LE (with I.D.) $5 per day or $10 for the weekend
(minors must be accompanied by an adult)

Printable PDF flier

We also offer B.Y.O.G. (Bring your own gun) shooter badges for $80 per day.

Fire a Thompson SMG See Huge Artillery pieces firing!

• All Spectators Must Use Hearing & Eye Protection •

• No rain checks - we shoot rain or shine.

• No benches shelter or seating provided. 
Please bring your own (such as a fold-up chair)

No alcoholic beverages allowed on the property

This is NOT a Gun Show - No Gun Sales are allowed

From I-76 --
Exit at Hudson (30 miles from I-25) and go East on Highway 52 (though Hwy. 52 curves North to Wiggins, go straight East) for 37 miles on paved/dirt road to intersection of Road F & Road 14 (14 miles east of the Weld/Morgan county border).  Follow the .50 signs!

From I-70 --
Bennett exit go North on State Hwy. 79 for 23 miles to State Hwy. 52 at Prospect Valley; go East on Highway 52 (Hwy. 52 curves North to Wiggins, go straight East) to intersection of Road F & Road 14 (14 miles east of the Weld/Morgan county border).  Follow the .50 signs!


Mapquest directions

Rocky Mountain Fifty Caliber Shooting Assoc.

Students file complaint against CU for campus gun ban

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, along with Mountain States Legal Foundation, has filed a complaint against Colorado University (including all of their campuses), claiming their campus ban on the carrying on concealed firearms for students, faculty and visitors is not legal and is dangerous to those who carry for self defense.

You can read their complaint here, and their backgrounder here.

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners has long championed concealed carry on campus, and will help these courageous students in every way possible.

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