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After Action Reports / Re: Annapolis, MD AAR - November 14-15, 2020
« Last post by k3for on Yesterday at 11:24:19 PM »
Thanks for letting me "walk-on" to my second Seed - learned a lot! And I am continuing to practice - hope to see you all in 2021!
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My first Appleseed -what a great program! -Ryan
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After Action Reports / Re: Rimfire KD, Mechanicsville, Va. Dec 18-19, 2020 AAR
« Last post by k3for on Yesterday at 11:20:43 PM »
Great meeting everybody - very impressed to learn the holds in my scope at 25 and 100 were easy to visualize - just gotta work on that squeeze with the rubber band exercise!  -Ryan
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NorthEast Region - CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT / IBC in Hamburg, PA 2/20-21, 2021
« Last post by EZ3 on January 14, 2021, 07:08:08 PM »
This Instructor Boot Camp will be held February 20 - 21 at Hamburg Rifle & Pistol Club.  Max capacity for the clubhouse is 18, including the instructor staff.  Unfortunately there is no camping available on site, but there are camping facilities available nearby, and also motels.  Kudos to azmule for making the arrangements!

Orange hats and/or red hats can sign up as students here: https://appleseedinfo.org/schedule/?qstate=PA&state=Pennsylvania

Shoot bosses and/or red hats, please PM me before signing up as an instructor.  There is a planning thread started here: https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=59802.0   If you can't access the thread, PM me.

Looking forward to spending an educational weekend with the PA Appleseed cadre.  Border-raiders are welcome!
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MidAtlantic Region - DE, MD, NC, PA, VA, WV / IBC in Hamburg, PA 2/20-21, 2021
« Last post by EZ3 on January 14, 2021, 07:06:39 PM »
This Instructor Boot Camp will be held February 20 - 21 at Hamburg Rifle & Pistol Club.  Max capacity for the clubhouse is 18, including the instructor staff.  Unfortunately there is no camping available on site, but there are camping facilities available nearby, and also motels.  Kudos to azmule for making the arrangements!

Orange hats and/or red hats can sign up as students here: https://appleseedinfo.org/schedule/?qstate=PA&state=Pennsylvania

Shoot bosses and/or red hats, please PM me before signing up as an instructor.  There is a planning thread started here: https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=59802.0   If you can't access the thread, PM me.

Looking forward to spending an educational weekend with the PA Appleseed cadre.  Border-raiders are welcome!
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Virginia (BrotherPilot and oddsreven) / VCDL Lobby Day Update
« Last post by BrotherPilot on January 14, 2021, 05:57:36 PM »
VCDL Lobby Day January 18, 2021 - Stand With Us Against the Tyranny of Gun Control!

Go visit the VCDL Lobby Day webpage for the latest:
https://vcdl.org/VCDL-Lobby-Day-2021/

From their latest email update:
 VCDL statement on Lobby Day 2021, January 18

Some have wondered if Lobby Day would be canceled or changed due to the events at the U.S. Capitol back on January 6.  The answer is no.  Lobby Day is on track for this Monday, January 18.  Lobby Day in 2021 is like all our other previous Lobby Days - we are peacefully lobbying to protect our rights, we are not protesting anything.  There are times and places for protests, but Lobby Day is not one of them.

We cannot cancel our events every time the rumor mill starts talking about possible problems caused by provocateurs.  If we did, we would have no more events and no voice in the fight to protect the right to keep and bear arms.  Gun grabbers would make sure there would always be some "threat" to shut down our events. 

Right on queue there are reports (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-internal-memo-warns-of-plans-for-armed-protests-in-all-50-state-capitals-ahead-of-biden-inauguration) that all 50 states could have armed protesters over the election, with some potentially creating violence (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/warning-not-attend-armed-protests-state-capitols-inauguration-possible-sinister-plot-hatched-radical-left-take-away-gun-rights/) at their capitols.  Luckily for us, we aren't protesting, the Capitol is closed anyway, and we are just driving through.

I'm sure you remember all the threats that were supposedly going to happen at last year's Lobby Day.  We were told by various sources that Antifa, white supremacists, the government, and anarchists, were all planning to disrupt the event with violence.  We were told by various pundits that we were being put into a cage to be slaughtered, like buffalos herded to a cliff.  The Governor declared a state of emergency, banned guns on Capitol Square, caged in the Capitol Square and required screening of all individuals entering the cage, brought in loads of police from across the state, and even had a "no fly zone" over Richmond.  Many called for VCDL to cancel that Lobby Day due to the potential for violence. 

We didn't cancel.  Gun owners showed up in huge numbers - over 50,000 attended.  Lobby Day went off without a hitch, with so many telling me that was one of the best events they had ever been to.  The patriotism and camaraderie that day was wonderful and the magnitude of the event shook up the General Assembly and helped VCDL kill most of the gun-control bills, including bans on semi-automatic rifles.  The gun-control bills that passed were greatly watered down.

Could something potentially happen?  Sure.  That's always true.  But liberty and freedom are worth the risk.  There should be plenty of police to deal with anyone committing an act of violence. 

Here are some key points about Lobby Day 2021:

  • VCDL is peacefully lobbying the General Assembly to protect our gun rights.  We are not protesting anything that day.
  • Vehicles should be clearly marked in support of our gun rights.  Awards going to best decked-out vehicles.
  • VCDL has a hotline to the Virginia State Police, Richmond Police, and Capitol Police, should we need to contact each other, just like in the past.  VCDL has a great working relationship with law enforcement and we expect they will be every bit as professional this year as they were last year.
  • VCDL will have a command center to help coordinate the caravans, live stream speakers and information to your smart phones, and provide electronic maps showing the current location of the caravans so that you can merge in as they pass your location.
  • FRS, GMRS, and HAM radio frequencies will be announced for communication between vehicles in the caravans.  HAMs will be helping us to automatically track the sub-caravans, too.  (HUGE response from HAMs when the call went out for help with Lobby Day!)
  • If you have a dash cam, leave it on to document the trip.
  • Be a citizen journalist.  When Lobby Day is over send us your best photos and/or videos.  We will use some of them to create an electronic photo-album on Lobby Day 2021.
  • While we encourage everyone to stay in the caravan, if you decide to walk around Richmond:  1) don't block sidewalks or streets and 2)  If you see anything untoward going on, get out of the area.  Best not to go to any events in the area on Sunday, either.
  • Green Top has run out of flags and other items and they were stocked, and restocked, heavily!  They will be restocked again later today, thanks to Tom Gee, who is driving the items down from Fredericksburg to Ashland.  Green Top will now have magnets and stickers, as well as more signs and flags.  Be sure to get your Lobby Day items for your vehicle soon - there are stores across the state that are distributing them.  Locations and information is here.
  • New VCDL ad:  https://youtu.be/HvzFTsMs2O4
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After Action Reports / Re: San Antonio, TX AAR - January 8-9, 2021
« Last post by TXBootGirl on January 14, 2021, 01:09:21 PM »
It was truly a great event.  I love my San Antonio family/crew and Rob, you are part of that too!  Always a pleasure to have you here.  Keep coming back!  Great job to our new Shoot Boss, Chris.  He's always well prepared and knows his stuff!!!  He did a great job mentoring me and checking on me while I was preparing the 3rd strike.  Thank you for that!  Mr. Everett, it was wonderful meeting you and chatting with you as well.  Mendy enjoyed getting to know you.

Congrats to both of our new riflemen, Alex and my husband Mendy.  He worked hard over the last year sorting out equipment issues, battling heat and not feeling well at past events.  We also might have gone to the ranch and worked on a few things **)  It was incredible to see the age spread in our attendees last weekend.  I think it was 70 years between the oldest and youngest.  Amazing!

As to my being bossy...  Well, I might resemble that a bit, LOL.  But hey, line BOSS and shoot BOSS require a bit of that.  It's not my fault yall named it that and that it suits me to a tee &)  Seriously, I love Appleseed and it's mission.  I'm happy as can be at any event helping our fellow Americans learn about their heritage whether newly here or descended from our forefathers and foremothers.
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After Action Reports / Re: San Antonio, TX AAR - January 8-9, 2021
« Last post by PaleRider on January 14, 2021, 11:47:59 AM »
Everett,
It was great having you and nice meeting you! You are welcome anytime!
Tim

Being in San Antonio for my daughter's 50th birthday (yes, 50!) I could not resist visiting the folks at the nearby Appleseed while my daughter's friends had her partying separately. She did not know we were driving from Georgia to be there. What a pleasure to meet some more of the Texas cadre and to enjoy the history presented by Captain during my short visit (met Captain in WY last June at the RBC, and had worked with WhitePaladin at the private Trail Life event in November, 2019). And to unexpectedly be asked to present WhitePaladin with his green hat was both an honor and a distinct pleasure. Thank you, Pale Rider. Well done, all. Great chatting with Mendy and watching TxBootGirl run a tight line. Only wish I could have spent more time with all of you, but a father's duties always take priority.
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After Action Reports / Re: Pistol Event Huntsville, AL 9 Jan 2021
« Last post by Mixed Metaphor on January 14, 2021, 09:25:54 AM »
Ev,

It's what I do.  LOL
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After Action Reports / Re: Pistol Event Huntsville, AL 9 Jan 2021
« Last post by CokeGuy on January 14, 2021, 09:24:30 AM »
Thanks, Gary, for continuing to turn out Pistoleers for Georgia! Congratulations, wileycoyote...we'll put you to work now.
Everett
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