2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

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2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by GregG » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:40 pm

The dates have been set for the Texas State Air Rifles Silhouette Match see attachments.
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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by cedestech » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:06 pm

Reminded me to rebuild my TX... did it last night... :) (it was up to 6 minutes between the chickens and rams.... )

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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by GTS » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:39 pm

Is that TSRA membership fee correct? $30 seems a little steep for an out of state shooter at a one time event.

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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by GregG » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:52 pm

Officially there is an event fee I believe of 10.

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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by atomicbrh » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:19 pm

We do not want to join multiple state associations again.
It can be like belonging to multiple NRA's.
We are simply tired of the info e-mails, e-mails asking for donations, regular mail asking for donations, candidates multiple states away from us running for offices we cannot vote for, and publications that do not pertain to us.
We have no complaints if clubs holding matches want to limit their matches to residents that reside within their state and belong to their own state organization.

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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by GregG » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:14 pm

I agree, I too get tired of the hand out all the time by both the NRA and the state associations.

I also sure everyone on this board is aware no matter what state you are in you must be a member of the state association to shoot the state match. It has been that way since the early 80s when I started shooting state matches in Oklahoma. I still join yearly the Louisiana state association to shoot a match in Zwolle.

Some clubs have switched to a regional instead of states. This is too my knowledge an NRA requirement on the state associations.

However, instead of taking it out on this match, do not make the state association fees be a stopper for shooting. Speak to Robert it will work out.


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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by GTS » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:19 am

The NRA does not require membership in a state association. The state tournament has to be recognized and approved by that association, but there is no NRA requirement for membership. The fees charged by the state associations are merely revenue generators, in fact, depending on their bylaws, they don't necessarily have to either require membership or even charge a fee. So in my opinion, charging the full amount of an annual membership is excessive and unnecessary. The applicable sections of the NRA rules are below:
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As you can see, there is no requirement for state association membership.

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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by cedestech » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:27 am

It's a fun match and good people... as stated above, contact Robert....

FWIW, If I want to attend a out of state match, $30 is nominal to the cost of everything else... I understand it's the principle of the thing but it is what it is....

Come down and shoot. :)

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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by GregG » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:47 pm

Greg,

That is really interesting information but is not relevant to the discussion. The Texas state association, as well as Louisiana, and Oklahoma require to membership in their association to shoot in the state match. If we want to hold a state match in the state of Texas then we must follow the guidelines of the state association.

We can complain and grip but these are the rules. I have personally argued about it and there is a $10 out of state event membership now.

If you are interested in coming to the match but the 10 or 30 dollars prevents you, I will personally pay your membership fees. But as we have been saying all along contact Robert.

If you want to argue about paying state fees, I will be happy to continue a thread dedicated to the topic and not the Air Gun State Match announcement; Robert is holding. Hope to see you at the match.

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Re: 2017 Texas State Air Rifles Championship

Post by GTS » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:28 am

I also sure everyone on this board is aware no matter what state you are in you must be a member of the state association to shoot the state match. It has been that way since the early 80s when I started shooting state matches in Oklahoma. I still join yearly the Louisiana state association to shoot a match in Zwolle.

Some clubs have switched to a regional instead of states. This is too my knowledge an NRA requirement on the state associations.
Greg,

The only reason I posted the reply was that your post above seemed to infer that membership in the state association was an NRA requirement. If I was mistaken I apologize. No need for a separate thread to discuss.

Greg

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