The Club Will Reopen Tomorrow

Our club will reopen with restrictions, on Friday, May 22, 2020 at sunrise.

All members who cannot maintain the minimum 6 foot distance from others MUST WEAR A FACE MASK.

The club does not provide face masks, each member and any guests must provide their own.

The indoor range and clubhouse are CLOSED.

Outdoor ranges are open, with the following restrictions:

Rifle Range – The benches are spaced per guidelines. DO NOT MOVE THE BENCHES. ONE PERSON AT A TIME AT THE AMBIDEXTROUS BENCH. DO NOT CONGREGATE AT THE PICNIC TABLES.

Pistol Range – The floor of the firing point will be marked with paint to maintain distance rules.

The regular rule limiting each member to TWO GUESTS will be in effect. GUESTS MUST COMPLY WITH THE SAME RULES AS MEMBERS. THE HOSTING MEMBER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THE MASK AND DISTANCING RULES.

All other club rules and regulations regarding use of the club will be in effect.

Enjoy and be safe!

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The Coxsackie Sportsmen’s Club is officially closed

We have been advised that the club must post an advisory that the club is closed.

Consider this the advisory.

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The Second Amendment Will Soon Be Back at the Supreme Court Trevor Burrus, May 1, 2020, National Review

The mooted case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. NYC, was a challenge to NYC’s bizarre travel restrictions for permitted gun owners and the first Second Amendment case the Court had taken in a decade. After the justices agreed to hear the case, New York City and New York state, fearing a decision that would strengthen the Second Amendment, moved quickly to change the law to keep the Court from issuing a decision. This is a form of strategic mooting, because courts generally don’t hear controversies that are no longer “live” because there is no relief a court can give if the law has already been changed. And while strategic mooting is fairly common, it’s an unsavory form of gamesmanship with the Court’s docket.

New York City asked that the case be removed from the docket, and Whitehouse, joined by four other senators, wrote an infamous amicus brief urging the Court to dismiss the case. Whitehouse didn’t just confine his arguments to the legal question of mootness. He came within a hair’s breadth of outright accusing the Court’s Republican-appointed justices as being shills for the NRA and the Federalist Society. His shocking brief closed with what many interpreted as a threat to restructure the Court if the justices didn’t go along with his request. “The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.’”

On Monday, the justices, by a 6-3 vote, dismissed the case as moot. The same day, they added ten held-over Second Amendment petitions to the Court’s calendar. These are petitions that were being held pending the Court’s decision in the New York case. The justices will discuss these petitions Friday, with decisions likely to be released on Monday.

Five of the petitions challenge various states’ “good reason” restrictions on the right to carry a weapon outside the home. Eight states issue carry permits provided that the applicant meets certain objective criteria (e.g. a criminal background check) as well as the vague subjective criterion that the applicant demonstrates a justified need to carry a firearm, often determined by a local sheriff. This has long been thought unconstitutional, and with good reason: No other constitutional right can be conditioned on the subjective determination of a local official. I wouldn’t want a Sheriff Sheldon Whitehouse determining whether I can carry a gun.

Another petition challenges California’s microstamping requirement, which requires new pistols to stamp the casing with an identifiable mark for better tracking. Problem is, no gun manufacturer has figured out how to do this. It’s akin to a law saying people have a right to free speech only if they’ve turned lead into gold.

There are also a couple of petitions challenging so-called “assault weapons” bans and high-capacity magazine restrictions, and a petition challenging the federal ban on interstate firearm sales, which for some reason irrationally applies to handguns but not rifles.

The Court needs to take a Second Amendment case soon, whether it’s one of these cases or another. In the ten years since the Court took a Second Amendment case, the lower courts have floundered to figure out what the decisions in Heller and McDonald mean. The Ninth Circuit has made a habit out of rubber-stamping almost any restriction on firearms. For example, the court upheld California’s ten-day waiting period law as it applied to those who passed the background check in fewer than ten days and were already owners of a firearm or even had a concealed carry permit.

The Seventh Circuit, on the other hand, struck down Chicago’s ban on shooting ranges in the city — correctly reasoning that if the purpose of the Second Amendment is to allow guns for self-defense, then that entails the ability to practice with the gun. In response to the Seventh Circuit’s decision, the city created an elaborate set of regulations for shooting ranges that left only 2.2 percent of the city even theoretically available for shooting ranges. The Seventh Circuit struck those down too. There’s a wide variance between the circuits where seemingly any gun law is okay and those, like the Seventh, that take the Second Amendment seriously. One of the Court’s most important jobs is to rectify that variance. They’ll soon take a case to do that, and Senator Whitehouse will again be unhappy.

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DEC Offering On Line Hunter Education Course

The DEC will be offering an online Hunter Education course, starting on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020. This course will be available for two weeks only, and will cost $19.95.
Follow the link to sign up

https://www.hunter-ed.com/newyork/

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Spring High School Trap Season Is Cancelled

Due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus, and the resulting uncertainty, we regret to announce that the C-A High School Trap Team season will not open this year.

The season start has been delayed due to restrictions on group activities like training and practice.

This decision was not easy, but the health and safety of all participants always will come first.

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Indoor Range Closed Until Further Notice

In the interest of health and safety, the indoor range is closed until further notice. The difficulty maintaining 6 feet between users is a problem. The time change will allow longer pistol shooting hours outdoors.

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All activities, meetings and events are cancelled until further notice

Due to current conditions, all scheduled events are canceled. Watch this page for future updates.

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Trap Shooting Closed for Two Weeks – March 21 and 28th

Hello all.

Due to the current situation and recommendations to limit gatherings of 10 and more – we have decided to cancel Trap for the next two weeks. This is including Wednesday afternoons and Saturday’s.

Please spread the word!!

We want all of our fellow shooters, families and friends safe and healthy during this time.

Any questions please reach out.

– Chelsea Anderson

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The Black Powder Chili Shoot on April 5th is CANCELED

Out of an abundance of caution, the Chili Shoot is canceled.

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New Applicant

Jackson T. Porter – Ravena, NY

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Pre Licensing Pistol Permit Class

Due to the current conditions, we are delaying the pre licensing class until Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 9AM. Hopefully, conditions will be better by then.

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IDPA Familiarization and Classifier Practice Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM. THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED WHEN CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

Familiarization for members who want to learn about International Defensive Pistol Association activities. There will also be a practice course for the 5X5 Classifier. Participants must have a valid NYS pistol license, a handgun with a concealed carry holster that covers the trigger guard, standard personal protective equipment and at least 100 rounds of ammo. For questions email webmaster@cox-sports.org
Note: you must park in the main parking lot.  There will be no parking next to the pistol range.  This is a COLD RANGE EVENT.  Do not bring a loaded firearm to the club! Guns can only be removed from cases in the SAFE area. If you are not familiar with IDPA procedures, you will receive instruction.

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Greene County Police Officers Association Donates to C-A Trap Team

The C-A High School Trap Team has received another very generous donation from the Greene County Police Officers Association.

A check was presented by Association President Ed Shanley at the December meeting.

Thank you for supporting the team!

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May Membership Meeting Canceled

The May membership meeting is canceled.

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Member Lee Salisbury

We regret to inform everyone that member Lee Salisbury has passed away.

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