Stole this from another site - just figured you guys oughta know...
Monday, December 19, 2005
After a long-standing Wildcat tradition of promoting and developing life-long recreational activities, the University of Arizona wants to terminate the Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Program as of January 1, 2006. This decision is based completely on the State of Arizona Board of Regents Audit Committee recommendation.
As a result, the University of Arizona Police Department would confiscate all University owned guns and associated gear connected with this program for disposition. If the program is indeed terminated, this will be a tragic loss of shooting opportunities not only for both middle school and high school students but also for all up-and-coming shooting enthusiasts statewide.
University of Arizona President, Peter Likins, has temporarily suspended the decision to end Arizona’s 4-H Shooting Sports Program. However, to ensure the University does not move forward in the future to terminate 4-H Shooting Sports, program coordinators are asking for comments from concerned Arizona citizens in support of the program.
Please contact members of the Arizona Board of Regents Audit Committee, University of Arizona President Likins, and State Legislators, and respectfully ask them to reverse this decision!
Please be sure to mention the Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Program assists youth, their families, and adult volunteers in becoming productive and self-directing by developing their practical skills and knowledge through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in shooting activities. Youth exposure is not only key to the development of safe and responsible firearm handling but is vital in preventing accidents. Please also tell them this program not only promotes the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior, but it often brings awareness and understanding of Arizona’s natural resources while complementing and enhancing the impact of existing safety and hunter education programs.
Contact information is as follows:
Arizona State Legislature: Phone (800) 352-8404
**You can find further contact information for your elected official by using NRA-ILA's "Write Your Representatives" feature.
President Peter Likins
The University of Arizona
Administration Building, Room 712
1401 East University Boulevard
Post Office Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Telephone: (520) 621-5511; Fax: (520) 621-9323
Arizona Board of Regents Audit Committee
Chair: Gary Stuart
7000 N. 16th St. Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Telephone: (602) 281-1111; FAX (602) 281-1111
Asst. Secretary: Ernest Calderon
2020 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1110
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Telephone: (602) 265-0004; FAX (602)-251-2978
Asst. Treasurer: Benjamin Graff
(Voting Student Regent)
Student Regent Office
UA Building 19, Room 325W
P. O. Box 210019
Tucson, AZ 85721
Telephone: (520) 626-3825; FAX (520) 626-1134
Lewis and Roca
40 North Central, Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Telephone: (602) 262-0801; FAX (602) 734-3837
Once again, U of A sucks.
Maybe they just need extra room and money for the gay-african-latino-muslim-anti-american-student union
No, that is the curriculum you will find at ASU, where there never was a 4H shooting program.
The UofA might as well be called Southern Northern Arizona University
Did not UofA lose in football to ASU 23-20 this year? Oh yes, that's right.
Glad I dropped out and joined the marines, w00t!