By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Air Gun events, fired each year alongside the National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches, gives experienced competitors and those simply looking for a fun challenge the rare opportunity to compete on a national level. With a variety of air rifle and air pistol competitions designed Continue Reading
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By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Postal Championship will officially open for registration on Nov. 1, 2019, for any junior air rifle marksman involved in 4-H, Scouts, American Legion, club or JROTC air rifle programs. The competition is designed for those interested in testing their three-position sporter or precision air rifle competition skills against some of Continue Reading
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By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer PHOENIX, Ariz. – The annual Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Travel Games will return in 2020 for another round of marksmanship events at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. The week-long series of recreational vintage and modern rifle competitions, normally fired in October, is set to be held March 13-22 and is open to competitors of Continue Reading
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By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Talladega Marksmanship Park, “The Home of Marksmanship,” is a worthy destination for firearm supporters and guests looking for practice, competition and mindful learning opportunities. Featuring exclusive CMP electronic targets and scoring monitors that can only be found at the 500-acre facility, the park regularly hosts rifle, pistol and Continue Reading
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By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio; ANNISTON, Ala. – Registration is now open for one of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) leading events into the junior air rifle competition season. The Gary Anderson Invitational, held Dec. 7-8, 2019, at the CMP South Competition Center in Anniston, Ala., and Dec. 7 at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Continue Reading
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By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – In only its second appearance at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Matches, the Long Range events have attracted some of the most talented contemporary marksmanship athletes currently firing the circuit – as seen by the impressive and consistent final scores marked up during the 2019 competitions. The 2019 National Long Continue Reading
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By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer JERICHO, Vt. – Coming fresh off of an impressive showing at the National Matches at Camp Perry in July as the overall rifle aggregate competitor, James Fox, 34, of Albany, OR, continued showing off his marksmanship skills at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) New England Games event, fired Sept. 16-22, 2019, at the Camp Ethan Continue Reading
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Welcome to your Hump Day Reading List!
This is your refuge from the impersonal Google and FaceBook algorithms that seem to run our lives these days. Instead of a machine deciding what we see, I personally go out and look for great articles that actually have value in the quest for greater personal and family safety.
From all of the articles that I find, I weed out the “fake news” and those that don’t have direct application to some aspect of preparedness. Then, to fight the growing scourge of information overload, I distill everything down to what I believe to be the three most useful articles you can read right now, explain the context of those articles, and identify any bias so you can trust what you read.
It’s a more personal, more targeted, and more efficient way to get the information you need!
I was recently asked to review Guns in Law (University of Massachusetts Press, 2019), for CHOICE, a monthly publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries designed to help librarians decide which books to add to their collections. I was excited to have the assignment because I know the first editor, Austin Sarat, from … Continue reading Frustrating Anti-Gun Biases in Scholarly Publications on Guns
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Talladega 600, a marksmanship retreat for the last five years, is set to begin Tuesday, Nov. 19, and will offer a variety of competitive and learning events through Sunday, Nov. 24, at CMP’s own Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama. Normally fired in December, the event has Continue Reading
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