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University Opens Off-Campus Range For Student Use
NRA-ILA ^ | 2/20/09 | STAFF

Posted on 02/21/2009 7:21:40 AM PST by epow

Kudos to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where it was recently announced that students will be allowed to use the university's off-campus firearm ranges to shoot. The two ranges, used primarily to train the university's police officers, will permit the use of rifles, shotguns, and handguns during designated shooting hours.

"I am a firm believer in using all of the university's assets to benefit students and to enhance the student experience at LU," said Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. "Recently, we have had students asking for a place to target shoot, so it made perfect sense to open the range to students. Without any cost to the university, we are giving students one more unique and educational activity to pursue." Students who choose to use the range must first pass a safety course, and the university will provide targets as well as a range supervisor who will be on-site during all shooting times. "The supervisor will be there for safety reasons and will also be available to assist students with their shooting technique," said Lee Beaumont, Liberty's director of auxiliary services. "In addition all students participating will be members of the LU Gun Club, and eventually we hope to have a competitive shooting team in addition to offering recreational shooting opportunities."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; christianschools; christianstudents; falwell; highereducation; liberty; libertyu; lynchburg; range; shooting; university
Liberty University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and 8 other boards covering all of it's departments, programs, and curricula. I wonder how long before Barry-O's bullie's begin quietly pressuring those boards to cancel Liberty's accreditation? I predict those boards won't be hard to convince, the US education establishment is not exactly known for it's respect for the 2nd Amendment.
1 posted on 02/21/2009 7:21:40 AM PST by epow
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To: epow

SACS might just walk right into a wall if they do the bidding of the “O” Team in selectively persecuting schools like Liberty. That would backfire on the whole bunch...


2 posted on 02/21/2009 7:27:52 AM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: epow

Great Post! Good to hear about Lynchburg-I was born there and have a lot of family in the general area. Liberty does a lot of good - glad to see them adding to the list. One more thing - if Jr. is anything like his pappy, he wont be bowing to anybody but Almighty God.-—JM


3 posted on 02/21/2009 7:29:21 AM PST by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: epow

Hmm, may have to add that to Junior’s list of potential colleges.


4 posted on 02/21/2009 7:31:06 AM PST by bgill
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To: epow

Maybe, just maybe we are starting to get off the political correctness binge and start doing what is right and good for America.


5 posted on 02/21/2009 7:31:45 AM PST by chainsaw (The Democrat Party = The Party of Corruption.)
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To: epow
time to bring back “gun clubs” in High School to get these kids ready for competition in College.....
6 posted on 02/21/2009 7:33:08 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: epow
Great school. Great idea.

These students will need these skills as the Obombanation descends upon the populace.

7 posted on 02/21/2009 7:34:59 AM PST by IbJensen (In 2008, Americans foolishly used their freedom to vote for “chains” not “change.”)
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To: bgill
Check this out Liberty University. It has ROTC Programs too. Now this is University that works.
8 posted on 02/21/2009 7:39:58 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: epow

I’m the poud father of a youngster attending there. They can pressure the boards all they want. It won’t change a thing. Top quality eduation, safe campus environment in a beautiful setting, surrounded by good decent folks and a student body that actually says “please and thank you” and holds the door open for their elders and dates...and goes to church on Sundays. Jeepers! Go ahead, Barry. Give it your best shot. See what happens.


9 posted on 02/21/2009 7:44:56 AM PST by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: Jubal Madison

See! There is good news out there if you look hard enough.


10 posted on 02/21/2009 7:52:04 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: PowderMonkey

I wish I could get my Grandkids to go there when they are of age.


11 posted on 02/21/2009 7:54:36 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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One visit to the campus will do the trick. They’ve even got an ice rink and ice hocky team! If you go, be sure to visit nearby Bedford, Va. and the National D-Day Memorial with the kids. It’ll open their eyes like nothing else.


12 posted on 02/21/2009 7:59:27 AM PST by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: bgill

Can look at Hillsdale College as well..........

http://media.www.hillsdalecollegian.com/media/storage/paper1270/news/2008/02/21/News/Colleges.72Acre.Shooting.Range.Opens.This.Fall.Student.Weapon.Storage.Locker.In-3225746.shtml

Hillsdale College students may soon have a place to store and shoot their firearms.

About 72 acres of land, roughly three miles south of campus on Bankers Road will open as a shooting range this fall, Hillsdale College officials said this week. The range will open initially without frills, though building storage areas for firearms is part of the long-term vision for the range.

It is against school policy for students to keep guns in their dorms.

Vice President of Administration Rich Péwé said he already has heard sharp interest from student, faculty and community members, eager for the new option to hone their shooting skills.

“We probably can’t [finish the range] fast enough,” he said.

The first phase of the shooting range, anticipated to debut in September, will include temporary traps at the range site with 100-target capacity and the resources necessary for some physical education classes on target shooting.

Péwé said the college also plans to purchase ammunition, targets, safety equipment and several shotguns to start Hillsdale College’s shooting program.

The college still needs to hire a part-time supervisor to maintain the grounds and oversee programs and equipment, Péwé said.

He said the college also plans to hire a part-time certified instructor to teach an introductory course on stance, sighting and trigger control. Students will be able to receive physical education for taking the course once the instructor develops and receives approval for the course curriculum.

The original land purchase was funded in part by the college’s Roland Ebersole endowment, which promotes Second Amendment rights.


13 posted on 02/21/2009 7:59:42 AM PST by milwguy (........)
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To: chainsaw

They have their own form of political correctness - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/935532/posts


14 posted on 02/21/2009 8:21:48 AM PST by DevNet (What's past is prologue)
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To: PowderMonkey

The D-Day Memorial is very nice in the fall.

15 posted on 02/21/2009 8:52:48 AM PST by Just Another Lurker (I'll go back to sitting in my corner now)
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To: Just Another Lurker
http://chriswolfe.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/d-day-memorial-023.jpg

Here's a larger image of that statue. Would you know the history behind its meaning? Thank you.

16 posted on 02/21/2009 8:59:00 AM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: milwguy
I have heard many good reports about Hillsdale. I hope my two grandkids will be financially able to go there after having been home schooled through grade school level. I say financially able because my son is a pilot with a major US airline, and to put it mildly, US commercial aviation is not exactly what anyone would call a stable industry these days.

But as my Dad often said when he was still with us, God always provides what he knows we really need, which is not always what we think we need.

17 posted on 02/21/2009 9:24:38 AM PST by epow (If God is your co-pilot, swap seats.)
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To: jla
From the D-Day Memorial web page;

Emplaced at the midpoint of Stettinius Parade, this recasting of Edmond de Laheudrie’s (1861-1946) Le Monument aux Morts retains the battle scars the original sculpture acquired during the liberation of Trévières. Its siting on a direct axis with the Overlord Arch invites comparison with the familiar images of the 28th Infantry Division parading through Arc de Triomphe during the liberation of Paris.

18 posted on 02/21/2009 9:26:00 AM PST by Just Another Lurker (I'll go back to sitting in my corner now)
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To: epow
Two years ago my alma mater beat Army to win the NCAA rifle competition. They have both a pistol and a rifle team.
19 posted on 02/21/2009 9:33:32 AM PST by RonF
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To: milwguy

Enough of these schools and campus shooters will think twice. Other campus crime will also decrease.


20 posted on 02/21/2009 10:39:51 AM PST by bgill
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To: epow
I am not a fan of Jerry Fawell, but in this case I say well done, good thinking.
21 posted on 02/21/2009 11:29:28 AM PST by TYVets
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To: SandRat

I am a Student at Liberty U, a second year cadet in its Army ROTC, and just completed the first range safety class. I am currently one of only 40 students of about 13,000 to be able to use the range. The school is great, the ROTC is top notch, and the range is sweet. Any questions? (pcchris3@hotmail.com)


22 posted on 02/21/2009 3:22:34 PM PST by SGT B (Liberty U, gun range, ROTC, Army)
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To: Just Another Lurker
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I go there every time I'm in the area visiting Liberty University to renew my spirits, and pay homage to my father and his brothers. It is a very special place for me and my family.
23 posted on 02/21/2009 5:03:19 PM PST by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: TYVets
I am not a fan of Jerry Fawell, but in this case I say well done, good thinking.

As you probably know, Jerry Falwell is now deceased and his son has taken his place at Liberty University. I'm not sure if he is also taking his father's place as pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, which was founded and led by his father for many decades.

I realize that many conservatives didn't like Falwell any more so than practically all liberals did, and I am not entirely sure why that was true. Perhaps it was because he was sternly uncompromising on matters of biblical Christian belief and practice that are offensive to those who either believe differently regarding those same matters, or to those who are hostile to Christianity in general.

Whatever the reason, he was never intimidated by the criticism and accusations that often came from highly placed sources in both Democrat and Republican administrations and Congresses, or by the smarmy inferences of immoral behavior that were slyly made to his face by his enemies in the news and entertainment media. And he was certainly not intimidated by the the hierarchy of the apostate mainline protestant denominations that have for all practical purposes renounced the Christian faith of their denomination's founders and have become little more than willing tools of America's liberal left.

I suppose that the skin-deep "Christianity" now passed off as the authentic Gospel of Christ in the majority of today's mainline denominations' seminaries has been so deeply ingrained into the fabric of those denominations that biblical Christian views on moral and social issues are no longer in vogue with either clergy or laity. As a result, it's now quite possible and acceptable to be a "Christian" and at the same time be a practicing, impenitent homosexual or a trained and licensed physician hired to kill unborn babies without offending the drastically lowered moral standards of those denominations.

OTOH, Jerry Falwell and the Liberty University faculty stood, and Jerry's son and the faculty still stand, resolutely on the biblical doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in the efficacy of Jesus Christ's atoning blood and His resurrection from death by God the Father. It is abundantly clear that not much has changed in the last 2000 years regarding true Christians and the false pretenders who are wont to persecute true believers. All those in Christ who would live godly lives and who condemn the false religions devised by man will suffer persecution by false "Christians" and the openly hostile world as surely as Jesus' disciples were persecuted to the death by the 1st century antecedents of the 21st century heretics who now dominate the mainline denominational hierarchy and clergy.

24 posted on 02/21/2009 11:26:39 PM PST by epow (If God is your co-pilot, swap seats.)
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To: PowderMonkey
Wife's family is from the Bedford/Floyd area. Her father was a S/SGT. with the 434th Troop Carrier Group working with the gliders at Normandy.


25 posted on 02/22/2009 5:28:48 PM PST by Just Another Lurker (I'll go back to sitting in my corner now)
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