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2021 Membership Renewal is Now Open

2021 Membership Renewal Forms Now Available

We are open for membership renewals. Here's what to do

Attention, current Mill Creek Rifle Club members: The updated 2021 membership renewal form is now available to begin your renewal process. Click here to go to the membership renewal page.

You are welcome to renew your membership at any time between now and May 31, 2021. However, we ask that you remember a few points:

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Ghost Guns, and more

By Paul Day, Legislative Director

On January 30  2020, U.S. Rep. Henry Johnson (D-Ga) introduced HR 5717, the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020. A week later, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma) followed up with the Senate companion legislation, Senate Bill 3254. 

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Get out and vote 2020

Get out and vote like your rights depend on it

By Paul Day, Legislative Director

On November 3, American citizens will go to the polls to participate in what will be a defining moment for our country. Although, as a non-profit organization Millcreek is prohibited from taking a formal position either for or against any particular candidate, the MCRC Board wants to encourage all of our members to participate in this historic election.

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Appleseed 2020 public

Join Us to Celebrate our Shooting Heritage - June 6 and 7

Whether you’ve never fired a rifle before or you’re already a competitive shooter, no one ever leaves a Project Appleseed event the same. Join fellow Millcreek members in this two-day event that teaches the rifle marksmanship skills once commonly practiced in America. The new skills, history, and friendships are inspiring and life-changing. Click here for a members-only special offer.

 

NRA RSO Training Winter 2020

NRA Range Safety Officer Training Now Available

Join us to show your commitment to Millcreek's safety

Range safety is the first and foremost priority at Millcreek Rifle Club. We emphasize and commit to safety on our ranges and property from all members and their guests. But as any experienced shooter knows, safety is the responsibility of each individual shooter. To strengthen this commitment, we are offering NRA Basic Range Safety Officer courses at Millcreek. NRA RSO courses are conducted by a Chief RSO, an individual certified to train NRA Range Safety Officers. The RSO course content consists of:
  • RSO roles and responsibilities
  • Range standard operating procedures
  • Range inspection and range rules
  • Firearm stoppages and malfunctions
  • Range Safety Briefings which include procedures to follow in the case of an emergency.
This course will also certify you as an NRA Range Safety Officer, in which you have the authority to enforce range rules.  This course is open to Mill Creek members at a discounted rate of $50, and to nonmembers for $75. Participants must be 21 years and older.
The NRA RSO program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become an NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organize, conduct, and supervise safe shooting activities and range operations.
 
The next scheduled NRA RSO course available will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 29, at Millcreek Rifle Club. Click here to register before November 23.

Yes, Millcreek is Open

Yes, Millcreek is Open

Plans to remain open for individual use

Since authorities in Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson County, Missouri, and Wyandotte and Johnson County, Kansas, issued a joint public health order on March 22 ordering all citizens to stay in their homes to try to slow the spread of novel coronavirus, Millcreek has received numerous inquiries about the club's status during the 30-day order.

Your Board of Directors met by teleconference on March 23 and voted to take no action to restrict individual members' access to the club facilities. The following factors influenced that decision:

  • To be clear, the board recognizes the order is not voluntary. It carries the force of law founded on local government's recognized right to protect citizens from a health risk it considers an extreme contagious threat to the population. However, this particular order does allow exceptions for what it deems "essential activities." Even though those essential activities listed in the order do not specifically include firearms recreation or training, the order does specifically permit leaving your home "to engage in outdoor activity." The order lists only biking, walking, hiking and running as examples, but at the same time, it specifically states those examples are not the only examples of permitted essential outdoor activity. Therefore, it is the position of the Board of Directors that the activity associated with using an outdoor shooting range would qualify as essential outdoor activity.
  • In addition, it should be understood that although the order includes an extensive list of "essential businesses" that citizens may leave home to either frequent as customers or work in as employees, the order does not mandate that any business close its doors--essential or non-essential. Instead, the order places the legal responsibility on the individual citizen to decide whether a business he has chosen to leave home to frequent qualifies as an essential business. It is the opinion of the board that it should take no action to interfere with any member's ability to access the grounds of Millcreek Rifle Club should he decide it qualifies as an essential business.
  • The public order also categorically exempts first responders and law enforcement personnel. Because of extensive use of Millcreek Rifle Club by the Johnson County law enforcement community, the board felt any attempt to restrict access to the ranges could pose a significant risk of interfering with necessary first responder and law enforcement firearms related training. 

Because the Johnson County order prohibits any public gathering of more than 10 people, the board elected to continue the restrictions on matches and events until the order expires at midnight on April 24, or until the order is lifted. Vice President Michael Borkon is doing his utmost to reschedule as many events as possible to later in the year. The board asks your patience in the process.

Please remember that if you do choose to avail yourself of the essential outdoor activity provided by your Millcreek Rifle Club outdoor ranges, be sure to follow these contagion-prevention measures as mandated by the order:

  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from all other people while you are there.
  • Make use of available hand sanitizer and other sanitizing products.
  • Watch the website for details on when the facility remains open and how best to reach us and continue services by phone or remotely

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"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
- Thomas Jefferson

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