Change is in the Air
Winter may seem like it will not go away, but spring is on the way! That's not the only change coming to ORPA! The trustees have been working hard behind the scenes and here are a few tidbits to keep you updated:
High power is back! We have a new high power director and she's already secured one match date in June. She is looking for high power people so check out her intro article, Highpower 2018 ---- From the Director. In it you will find a link to a short Google form that will allow her to collect information about you so we can keep you informed about upcoming events.
Sometimes questions come in too fast to handle and become a distraction. Our past president, Marty Capito addresses that issue with regard to the return of highpower. You can check out: An Open Letter To The Highpower Community where he asks for your cooperation in helping our new highpower director by minimizing distractions.
Junior Pistol Shooters are in action, check out ORPA Junior Pistol 2018 for more information about ORPA juniors.
President Henderson has submitted his first president's letter 2018 February Presidents Letter.
Did you start shooting with a BB gun? Well this world class shooter did! One Rifleman's Story is an article about James Kendall Sr. Lt Colonel Retired US Army Reserves. Check it out!
Before you know it, spring will have sprung but while its still cold outside, stay warm inside and check out our ORPA articles. After all, change is in the air!
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."