Join us on Facebook

Did you know that the Western Missouri Shooting Alliance is on social media? Well, we are and have been since last summer. WMSA has its own Facebook group.

It’s a closed group. That means you have to ask to join. We’ve done so to eliminate any trolls who may want to cause dissension to the group. All WMSA members and others who support our 2nd Amendment rights are welcome. We lean towards letting new members join the group unless/until they prove themselves otherwise.

As much as we try to echo posts from here to our Facebook page,  and vice-versa, sometimes a post on Facebook isn’t appropriate on our website. We allow any Facebook group member to post on that group page. We urge you to join us here for up-to-date information and also on Facebook. Join us. Post your thoughts and join the discussions.

See you there.


Another slap against the Antis

The City of Washington, DC, lost another court fight yesterday. DC’s “may issue” law for CCW was deemed unconstitutional. There are few states left that aren’t “shall issue”, New York and New Jersey being two. Some believe the DC decision may lead to a visit to SCOTUS to declare “may-issue” is unconstitutional.

Could new SAF win eventually take right-to-carry back to SCOTUS?

Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner, May 19, 2015 9:06 AM MST

Could the Second Amendment Foundation’s important victory yesterday in a right-to-carry case that secured a preliminary injunction against the District of Columbia’s restrictive “good reason” permit requirement give gun rights advocates another chance to get Supreme Court review because of conflicts in the lower courts?

That may be the proverbial $64 question, because yesterday’s order by federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin cut straight to the bone of contention over whether local governments can require citizens to demonstrate some arbitrarily-defined “justifiable need” to secure a carry permit. In Judge Scullin’s 23-page opinion, that apparently doesn’t hold water. The case is known as Wrenn v. District of Columbia. The ruling may be read here.

The column continues at the Examiner website. Little by little universal, “shall issue” CCW is coming to the nation.


May WMSA General Meeting coming up

General Membership Meeting
is normally the 4th Tuesday of every odd-numbered month

Door prizes and drawings every meeting.


Bass Pro Stop Conservation Conference Room, Lower Level

18001 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, MO 64055

Next WMSA general membership meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (Day after Memorial Day)
7:00 PM

Bass Pro Shop, I-70 and I-470

Independence, MO


Note: we have secured the Bass Pro Shop meeting location for all of 2015.


CCW and Jackson County’s Sheriff Mike Sharp

UPDATE!  Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp finally bows to pressure—and a 21,000 license/renewal backlog, to hire two part-time workers to help reduce the backlog. The cost, spread across the two temporary, part-time, employees is $17,000.

Here’s the link to the story from KSHB.


At our general meeting last night the continuing saga of Jackson County’s Sheriff Mike Sharp was brought to the floor by a member. A blog post appeared today about that issue.



Don’t Mess with Texas

As the article below says, “It ain’t about duck hunting.” The column, written by past NRA Director Dave Workman, is timely.

Questionable ‘ISIS threat’ of more attacks ignores mathematical reality of 2A

Dave Workman, The Examiner, May 6, 2015 9:47 AM MST

Allegedly claiming credit yesterday for the weekend attack in Garland, Texas, and promising more incidents in the months ahead on U.S. soil, a purported message from ISIS that may have been launched to scare American citizens overlooked one thing: The Second Amendment, and as bumper stickers note, “It ain’t about duck hunting.”

News agencies are reporting the alleged ISIS claim – the authenticity of which is already being doubted – in a communique that is being quoted in its entirety by the Gateway Pundit that “We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday…” Skeptics doubt its authenticity, and anyone who understands how well-armed this country is might even question the author’s sanity.

Break out a pocket calculator and subtract 23, or even 71, from an estimated 80-90 million American gun owners. Narrow that down to the number of citizens licensed to carry concealed defensive firearms, the most recent available estimate somewhere north of 11 million.

The column continues at the Examiner website.

I’ve had people ask me why I carry a pistol. I tell them, “It’s like having a spare for one of your car tires. You hope you never need it but you sure want to have one in case you do.” One trained shooter ended the attack in Garland, TX, in 15 seconds…at a distance of over 20 yards.

Perhaps we should add to our Tueller Drills with longer distance shooting and accuracy?