Recognizing the Rocky Mountain Rifle Clubby Senator Steve Daines
Posted on 2015-12-10
DAINES. Mr. President, I would like to recognize the Rocky
Mountain Rifle Club, RMRC, for their efforts to support the Teton
County 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle and Air Pistol clubs. I appreciate
RMRC's efforts to honor Montana's strong hunting legacy and protect our
Second Amendment rights.
There are currently 20 Montana kids enrolled in the Teton program. Three students are among the top 10 Montana shooters for their age groups: Berit Bedord, age 14; Ashley Pearson, age 13; and Luke Ostberg, age 12. These three have been the longest lasting members of the Teton club and have steadily earned top scores in State competitions.
The aim of the Teton County 4-H program is to introduce young Montanans to shooting with a focus on safety and the proper and ethical use of firearms. The shooting sports program is one of the most popular 4-H programs in the country, according to Brian Bedord, the coordinator for the Teton 4-H shooting program.
The Rocky Mounty Rifle Club has been a strong supporter of the Teton [[Page S8599]] County 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle and Air Pistol clubs and is currently raising funds to purchase top-of-the-line air rifles and air pistols in addition to target equipment for the 4-H program.
It is my honor to thank the Rocky Mountain Rifle Club and all of its members and employees for continuing to work towards the responsible education of firearms for young Montanans. The right to keep and bear arms is an issue that is of upmost importance to me and the people of Montana. I am grateful for all of RMRC's hard work to educate Montanans and support our State's strong tradition of responsible firearm ownership.