It should not come as a surprise but a recent survey says that by a huge margin sportsmen and gun owners say it will become more difficult to buy a firearm under the incoming Barrack Obama Administration.
The survey was conducted by the Southwick Associates firm which says that 80 percent of the respondents believe that it will become more difficult to buy a firearm.
Another 16 percent said they expect few, if any, changes while just 1 percent believe it will become easier to purchase a handgun, rifle or shotgun.
The latest industry news from the National Shooting Sports Foundation only reinforces how serious a threat that gun owners and hunter precieve the in-coming Obama Administration to be, too.
For the month of December, the FBI's National Instant Criminal background Check System recorded a 24-percent increase over the December, 2007 figures.
This follows a 42 percent increase for November.
Final year-end NICS checks show that 12.7 million background checks were made last year - a 14 percent increase over 2007, the shooting industry group says.
So huge is the demand for these background checks that the federal form used to record information and which a prospective buyer must complete is in short supply.
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Trout Club frequently has interesting speakers for its monthly dinner meetings. A pair coming up addresses that topic.
On Jan. 21 the club will host Pennsylvania fly fishing guide and outdoors writer Karl Weixlmann on the subject of “Lake Erie Surf Zone Steelheading.”
A couple of weeks later on Feb. 4 the club will host renowned fly angler, fly tier, author and artist dave Whitlock on “Fly Fishing the Ozarks - The Four Seasons River.”
In each case the cost of the catered dinner and lecture is $35 per person and the functions both begin at 6 p.m.
For details and reservations, call the museum at (216) 231-4600, ext. 3278.