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COVID -19 Alert - Matches Cancelled or Postponed
Pistol Match - Govenors Cup - Postponed until Fall!
Cowboy Match - SASS Ohio State Championship Shootout at Hard Times has been cancelled.
Coming this summer a Pistol Competition that you don't want to miss. Its the Ohio Triple Crown. Three pistol competitions combined to form a prestigous title for someone in the pistol community. Will it be you? Click here for more information.
ORPA's Electronic Gunsmoke has been making its way to ORPA members.
Robert Sacco Memoriam
In Memoriam: Bob Sacco, ORPA Past President - Long time trustee
Robert Paul Sacco passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 67 years old.
Robert was a graduate of Elder High School, Class of '70, where he did some sports-ing (wrestling and football). After high school, he was one of the first males to infiltrate the all-women's college of Mount Saint Joseph, where he found the love of his life, his wife Mary, whom he held tight for 46 years. He worked on a lot of plays at Edgecliff for a year or two, and then got a real job and served as a Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff from October 1973 until January 2004, when he retired. As if 31 years wasn't long enough as a Deputy Sheriff, he then became a Special Deputy, serving from 2004 to 2019. He loved being a cop. He instructed people on how to use guns safely, and was a certified Concealed Carry Instructor. He was a life member of the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association starting out as the Cowboy Director and eventually serving as President for 3 years. He was a Miami Rifle and Pistol Club board member and past President, and a member of the Fairfield Sportsman's Association. Bob, AKA Grubsack, was a member of the Single Action Shooting Society, Big Irons, Stonelick Regulators, and was an avid hunter. He would take trips to Canada, Wyoming, Idaho and Tennessee; honestly, he'd travel just about anywhere they would let him shoot animals and take them home to eat. He once shot two wild boars with one shot - true story. And as if that wasn't enough, he would shoot pistols and shotguns competitively. To top it all off, he was a gun collector, an NRA Life Member and NRA Golden Eagle achieving benefactor status. He not only LOVED collecting and teaching people how to handle guns, but was incredible at it.
He was a Boy Scout, both in his youth and as an adult, who became the Scout Leader for his son's scout troop where he was a Merit Badge Counselor. They belonged to the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the BSA, and Robert supported his son in his quest for Eagle Scout.
All in all, Robert was a loving husband, father and brother, amazing educator, great cop and all around pain in the ass every now and then, but we all loved him just the same.
Bob is survived by his father, Angelo; wife of 46 years, Mary Sacco (nee Bahr); son, Anthony Sacco (Jessica); grandchild, AJ; siblings David (Ursula), Kim Thompson (Norman), Lisa, Angela Sacco-Armocida, Maria (the cutest and the one tasked to write his obit), Carl and James; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces. Preceded in death by his mother, Edith Sacco.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Shield, 7149 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237 or online by clicking HERE.
Welcome to the OFFICIAL NRA State Association for Ohio
Ohio is the hub of one of the largest competitive pistol shooting area in the country. It is also the home of The National Rifle and Pistol Matches, held at Camp Perry, the largest outdoor shooting range in the country. Ohio also hosted the Grand American ATA Shotgun Championships at Vandalia until 2005.
Each years thousands of shooters in many different disciplines migrate to Ohio to participate in shooting sports- From the National Matches to local weekly trap shoots and turkey shoots, Ohio is active in all phases of the Shooting Sports.
ORPA is committed to defending our rights as citizens to keep and bear arms as well as to promote safety, education and marksmanship.
Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC)
NRA is announcing a recruitment effort for clubs to put on a Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC). See the following for information on the YHEC program and how to get your club involved.
My name is Eddie and I am the Program Coordinator for NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC). YHEC is a nationwide hunter education program that was created in 1985 to get more kids interested in hunting and to provide them with a safe environment to develop and improve upon marksmanship, hunting, outdoor and safety skills. YHEC events are held all over the country for one or two days as kids 18 and under compete in up to eight shooting and responsibility events under simulated hunting situations. There is ZERO cost to the NRA to host a YHEC and we provide you with marketing and logistic support as well as event materials such as animal paper targets, t-shirts, Hunter's Guides, bags, scorebooks and more for free. Grants are available through the NRA to help with funding and if you qualify as the official state YHEC event, the NRA will give you $10 for every participant.
U.S. Constitution; Amendent II
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Ohio Constitution, Art.1.04 (1851)
"The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power."