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Missouri Legislative Resolution:

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by The Literalist, Apr 21, 2011.

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  1. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    FIRST REGULAR SESSION
    House Concurrent Resolution No. 41
    96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
    INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES PARKINSON (Sponsor), FRANKLIN AND KORMAN (Co-sponsors).
    1501L.01I

    WHEREAS, the sport of trapshooting is one of the three major forms of competitive clay pigeon shooting and is growing in popularity throughout the United States and Missouri; and

    WHEREAS, the trapshooting games were originally meant for the hunters to develop their skills, but these shooting games have obtained international recognition and are encouraged by sports associations; and

    WHEREAS, trapshooting is a sport where flying clay targets are fired at with a shot gun. Trapshooting is considered to be an exciting and challenging sport where many people, young and old, compete in trapshooting events; and

    WHEREAS, trapshooting has been a sport since at least 1793 when it used real birds, usually the Passenger Pigeon, which was extremely abundant at the time. Fake birds were introduced around the time of the American Civil War as the Passenger Pigeon was nearing extinction. Clay targets were introduced in the 1880's; and

    WHEREAS, Olympic trap is one of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) shooting events, introduced to the Olympic program in 1900. The current version of the sport was introduced in 1950; and

    WHEREAS, the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) is the primary governing body of American trapshooting and has launched a major initiative to attract more youth shooters; and

    WHEREAS, a great deal of coordination and discipline is needed for trapshooting. Trapshooting sports test a player's skill in marksmanship and strategy and improve confidence of youth who may not possess the physical attributes to compete in other competitive sports offered at their schools; and

    WHEREAS, the goal of any program of youth trapshooting should be to provide instruction and promote gun safety, personal responsibility, and sportsmanship among primary and secondary students; and

    WHEREAS, the ATA and many state organizations also award scholarships to college-bound trapshooters based on citizenship, scholarship, and need. Many youth trapshooters are now attending college with the help of those scholarships; and

    WHEREAS, our youth should have the opportunity and be encouraged to participate in this extracurricular activity in the same manner as other youth extracurricular activities, such as football, baseball, softball, basketball, track, scouting, or band; and

    WHEREAS, the boards of education of every Missouri school district is encouraged to promote and include trapshooting as a high school sport:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-sixth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby encourage the school boards of every school district in the State of Missouri, in conjunction with the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance, to voluntarily promote and include trapshooting as a high school sport for the youth of our state; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro, the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance, and each school district in Missouri.
     
  2. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Is this for real? C'mon Denny...
     
  3. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    It's real. Advancing through...

    Pretty neat, eh?
     
  4. Ed Y

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    Whoever proposed and got this through should move to New Jersey. We sure could use them here.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  5. Smithy47

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    It has not been passed yet but it shows that we have some great people in our legislature in Missouri. I am proud to be from Missouri as they are mostly pro-sportsmen.

    We hosted the Sportsmens Cacus, mostly house and senate personnel at our club last night, had a good turnout. Ms Franklin was one of those attending.

    They have my vote again next time.

    Bob
     
  6. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    Feel Good info. Reminds us that all may not be lost.

    Don
     
  7. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    HELL YEAH!!!! We are only one state away from Mizzou. It would be an easy move.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Missouri and Oklahoma. States with balls.
     
  9. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Linn Creek, the Cardinals and now encouraging shooting in the schools! I may have to move there...

    Hope it passes.

    Bob
     
  10. trapwife

    trapwife Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Rep Diane Franklin and her husband, Dr.Chris have both become active shooters at MTA in Linn Creek. They have been very supportive of both the club and the youth program. Missouri is trying to lead the way for the encouragment of youth shooting...this is very for real.
     
  11. Trapshooter1

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    good old Missouri.
     
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