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.
Time To Celebrate - Milt Long
It’s a time to celebrate! Milt Long was a long-time Trustee with ORPA from sometime in the 50’s until the turn of the century. He was the “Mr. Camp Perry” for our organization. His dedication to improving programs and features at the Camp, as well as maintaining relationships with Camp Perry personnel, was second to none and may never be duplicated again. Ask any old-time High Power or Smallbore shooter and I’m sure they can relate a story or two about Milt and his exploits. Everything from sidewalks to pit improvements had his fingerprints on it. I’ve known Milt since the late 80’s when I first became an ORPA Trustee. I always knew him to be this quiet, unassuming man with the low key demeanor who never let anything get in his way to accomplishing his goals. In fact I can’t ever recall a time I ever saw him angry. But there were a couple times when his eyes would narrow and his speech slowed down to enunciate every syllable and a wide path would clear to make room for him. This usually was followed up with another goal accomplished and more betterment finalized. A remarkable man indeed. So why bring this up now? A few weeks ago I received a phone call from Milt’s daughter, Deb Long, asking me to help Milt celebrate his 100th birthday! The date is July 10, 2017. There won’t be any party or large celebration, but she asked me to put in a notice about this remarkable milestone. He is currently residing at the Edgewood Manor Nursing Center.
Cards can be sent to:
Mr. Milt Long
c/o Edgewood Manor Nursing Center
1330 Fulton St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452
Don’t worry if the cards and letters are late, Milt will appreciate hearing from old friends and well wishers. On behalf of the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association, we’d like to wish Milt a Happy Birthday and a great big Thank You for all the years of service to the organization! God Bless you Milt!
Marty Captio Sr.
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.
ORPA Members – Request to receive your Gunsmoke newsletter electronically. If you haven't already done so, please request to receive the email version of ORPA's newsletter, Gunsmoke. By opting to receive the electronic version, you will join a group of members who have already saved ORPA hundreds of dollars on printing and shipping charges. ORPA can now use the funds to strengthen and expand its core programs including state competitions, teams and clinics. Many members believe that the Electronic Gunsmoke is a superior to its paper counterpart. It appears in full color and arrives several weeks before the printed version. The electronic version also includes links to websites including ORPA's online calendar, and Facebook page. The tickets for ORPA's annual sweepstakes will be mailed to electronic subscribers.
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."