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Buck D. Law, SASS #62183

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  1. There is much irony in the fact that the NRA has chosen to address this. This is explained at the end. In general, Alabama is a very gun friendly state and I doubt it will go far. The fact is there are apparently laws in place which already allow this. I know this because, on April 10, 2007, my ex-wife filed a protection order against me claiming that "I had asked her to get back with me and when she refused I had threatened her life and I had guns." I do, of course, have guns. The rest was a bald-faced lie. The protection order went immediately into effect. I understand why this would be the case because initially, nobody knows who is telling the truth and who might be a threat. Having experienced a violent stepfather, I'm a fan of "the law says you have to stay away from me because I have a protection order in place and if you show up and I have to call the police and they find you where you're not supposed to be (close to me), you're going jail." I'm beyond okay with that. A protection order in place also meant that she also had to stay away from me. Once a protection order is in place, there is a hearing scheduled within a few weeks to determine if the order needs to stay in place. I called the court to ask that the date of the hearing be moved up because I was about to go on vacation. I arrived in court with emails, texts, and even voicemails proving that the case was exactly the opposite of what was claimed; it was her asking me to come back, not me asking her back. I was confident that everything would go just fine and was prepared to tell the judge that it was fine if the protection order was left in place. I didn't bring along an attorney thinking that once the evidence was seen and heard and agreeing that the protection order could stay in place, everything would be fine. Boy was I wrong! The judge never let me show the emails, texts, or listened to the voicemails. I was a man and I was guilty in his eyes. He decreed that I must turn in my guns. I remember walking outside the courthouse, looking up at the American flag, and thinking, "Did this really happen in the United States?" Suddenly, if I went to a cowboy shoot, because I was now not supposed to be in possession of guns, I was a lawbreaker. The idea of being innocent, but found guilty rang loud and true. I was in shock. I was numb. By the next day I had calmed enough to prepare to fight it and being a NRA member, I was sure they would be so happy to find that they could come to Alabama, a VERY gun friendly state, and defeat a law that would allow a law-abiding citizen's guns to be taken away without due process. I called the NRA and told them the story. Here's the message I got; "That's unfortunate. Hire an attorney. And good luck to you." I hired an attorney and it cost me $400 for him to look at the judge and essentially say this: Your honor, this man is 50 years old (this was 12 years ago) and has never been charged, let alone convicted of a crime short of speeding tickets. The last one of those was in 1980. Do you want to be the judge who stands against his second amendment rights in Alabama? The judge gave me back my guns. If I ever have the chance to stand in front of a high ranking NRA official, I have a few questions.
  2. T-Bone, you have your saddle on backwards. The advantage is you can enjoy where you've been!
  3. That's it. My original description of the match referred to bracket racing. I did it as a young man and there were some hot cars there. A guy shows up in about a 1950 model flatbed two-ton farm truck with a four-speed that had a "granny gear" as first gear. They would line cars --and 50 model trucks -- up side by side and the vehicle who dialed in the highest number got the green light first. This truck would come off the line at a snail's pace and not get much faster down the entire track. It would be near the end with the other car got the green light. Some of the cars would come off the line doing wheel stands, but if they beat that truck they had broken out. That truck won time after time. It was a tortoise vs. hare classic that I'll never forget.
  4. Here are the details of the side matches. We're calling them the "Zero Time" side matches, but they could be called "Anybody Could Win" side matches. Thanks to T-Bone Dooley for the idea. Zero Time Side Matches Shooters may shoot as many times as they like in an effort to determine the time they would like to “dial in.” The goal is to shoot as close as possible to the dialed in time without shooting faster. Shooting faster than the dialed in time results in a “break out” and no score is recorded. The difference in the dialed in time and the actual time is the score. Score is kept to the 100th of a second. Ideally, a shooter will shoot exactly their dialed in time and receive a score of zero. The lowest score wins. The shooter starts their own timer and can only dial in once in each category. 1) The shooter announces their dial-in time by writing it on the board. 2) The shooter shoots. 3) Score is recorded. . .if they didn’t break out. The person that shoots closest to their dialed in time is the winner. Come on zero! There will be a stage for each of the following: · Zero Time Pistol · Zero Time Rifle · Zero Time Shotgun
  5. The Wild Bunch match has been moved to Thursday afternoon to allow anyone who wishes to shoot both the black powder match and the Wild Bunch match to do so. Full schedule here.
  6. Two weeks from today the shooting begins! Get your applications in!
  7. We imagine that others are focused on us during the early days of playing the game. That's not true at all. As long as you know which way to point a gun, other than the TO and the spotters, people are too busy with their own shooting to pay much attention to anyone else. The fact is every match has people of all speeds. You'll be shocked to find how many longtime shooters will finish behind you. Moral of the story: Nobody but you will be keeping up with how fast you shoot. Go. You'll enjoy yourself. . .probably so much you'll want to come to Alabama April 25-27.
  8. Current shooter list: Poncho Mustang Dave Drake Robey Badlands Bob Max Payne Ophelia Payne Larry Earp Deadly Grace Ironhorse Jim Krazy Kajun El Camino Captain Bill Burt Iron Cowboy Smart * (Smart Asterisk) Pale Ale Rider Georgia Gypsy Card Board Cowboy Foxy Filly Doc Southerly Levi Wrangler Hopalong Mac Big Iron Ranger Pistoleer Montana Colt Ironhead Smith Lefty Young Gun Graver Bill Toolman Crawdaddy Branchwater Jack Alchemist Belle Donald Duke Purly Two Step Net Schofield Twin Kontankerous Tee Miss Half Pint Kay Bad Bud Ketchum Tony Crowe Jasper Jack Bushrod Outcast Sandhills Slim Ms. Jewel Rolan Kraps Deacon Wallace Trail Bandit Scotch Before Noon Sketchy Sue Stampede Sam Robyn Hearts Casketmaker Dave Barkeep Casey Marshal TKD Tullamore Dew Col. Falcon Tuscarora Canoe Creek Kid Sidekick Hunter Sam Sawyer Doc Bard Parker Morning Glory Chattahoochee Big Six Henderson Two Ponies Steelshot Scott Willy Joe Stillwater Bob Sean Clancy O'Conall Marshall WD Cherokee Sargent Mr. Black Cleve Hurricane Charly Slow Jen El Viejo Lobo River Rat Randy Dobber Hoss Blocker Elm Savannah Bama Cowboy Null N. Void Blackfish Kid Alabama Shootist Kat Herder Papa Dave Fast Eddie
  9. Here is the current Who's Coming list. There are a good number who have not yet to signed up but intend to do so, including me. I'm coming, really. Poncho Mustang Dave Drake Robey Badlands Bob Max Payne Ophelia Payne Larry Earp Deadly Grace Ironhorse Jim Krazy Kajun El Camino Captain Bill Burt Iron Cowboy Smart * (Smart Asterisk) Pale Ale Rider Georgia Gypsy Card Board Cowboy Foxy Filly Doc Southerly Levi Wrangler Hopalong Mac Big Iron Ranger Pistoleer Montana Colt Ironhead Smith Lefty Young Gun Graver Bill Toolman Crawdaddy Branchwater Jack Alchemist Belle Donald Duke Purly Two Step Net Schofield Twin Kontankerous Tee Miss Half Pint Kay Bad Bud Ketchum Tony Crowe Jasper Jack Bushrod Outcast Sandhills Slim Ms. Jewel Rolan Kraps Deacon Wallace Trail Bandit Scotch Before Noon Sketchy Sue Stampede Sam Robyn Hearts Casketmaker Dave Barkeep Casey Marshal TKD Tullamore Dew Col. Falcon Tuscarora Canoe Creek Kid Sidekick Hunter Sam Sawyer Doc Bard Parker Morning Glory Chattahoochee Big Six Henderson Two Ponies Steelshot Scott Willy Joe Stillwater Bob Sean Clancy O'Conall Marshall WD Cherokee Sargent Mr. Black Cleve Hurricane Charly Slow Jen El Viejo Lobo River Rat Randy Dobber Hoss Blocker Elm Savannah Bama Cowboy Cornbread Willie Brown
  10. You have no argument from me regarding the value of having online classes available. I think it's a great idea. I'm willing to teach, but my goal is to have the well informed participants in the game in order to increase the consistency of calls made at matches. It would be good for the game. Branchwater Jack is my teaching partner and I happen to know he is highly qualified to set up an online class. If it were up to me I'd ask him and Captain Bill Burt to work together and develop it. If I had the opportunity to hire the two of them for free in my business, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
  11. I can't speak for your area, but I can say that in our area if people wanted the classes there would be instructors willing to teach them. As an instructor myself, I get tired of begging people to take a class.
  12. That's funny right there. I don't care who you are. Barkeep only has one daughter. He buys her nice guns. . .and doesn't let people shoot her. He's a good cowboy daddy. LOL
  13. Same here. TKD is checking with the person who typically runs it before saying absolutely yes.
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