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This week's guests are Lynn Finch, president of National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day, Bob McLear, coordinator of youth programs at the Aurora Sportsman's Club and Mike Caines and his granddaughter Abbey Caines, talking about the June 15th National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day.
This week's On Target Radio is a special two-hour program. Hour one will be about the 15th Annual Clyde Howell NRA Youth Shooting Sports Camp being held at the Illinois State Rifle Association Range in Bonfield on May 31, June 1st and 2nd. In our studio will be Kelly McAdams, a past camper and camp intern who is now an adult volunteer running the intern program. Also in the studio will be Tim O'Meara and Kelly Kindelin who have been with the camp since it began 15 years ago.
The second hour will be dedicated to covering industry news including what's happening in the state capital with concealed carry and all things Second Amendment around the country. Be sure to join David & Tim as they foray into the hard news arena by tuning in to AM560 THE ANSWER radio if you're in the Northern Illinois area or by going to www.560wind.com and listening in live-stream on the Internet. Call in with questions to 312-642-5600 -OR- Friend ON TARGET RADIO on Facebook, ask a question there and we'll answer it on the show.
This week's On Target Radio guests are Jim Hagearty, Bob McLear and Marilyn Smolenski talking about youth shooting programs.
Jim Hagearty is the founder of the very successful Illinois Junior Precision Shooters - a junior athletic association dedicated to training and developing 10 to 20 year old precision pistol athletes. In the past eight-and-a-half year's team members have achieved 60 NRA Distinguished Expert Basic Pistol awards and 14 NRA Double Distinguished awards.
Bob McLear is head of youth programs at the Aurora Sportsmen's Club and has been instructing junior rifle since 1998. He is also very active in the scouting program, is a member of the Boy Scouts of America Three Fires Council Shooting Sports Committee, has been a rifle and shotgun merit badge counselor since 1993, and was on the shooting sports staff of the 2010 and 2013 national jamborees.
Marilyn Smolenski is actively involved with the Cub Scout program, is a major supporter of youth shooting sports and focuses on recruiting young people into youth programs.
Please join David and Tim as they explore The "American Jewish Community and Guns", Our guests will be Charles Heller, executive director of the Hartford, Wisconsin-based JPFO, "Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership" and WIND’s own Mike Sakoff who is Jewish and a Second Amendment supporter.
Think the government can't confiscate guns? Think again and join David and Tim as they explore "The History of Chicago Gun Confiscation." This week's guests are Wayne Wiberg, Allen Jaglowski and Ed Ronkowski. Wiberg, a retired Chicago police Commander was on Chicago's "Gun Team" dedicated to taking guns from Chicago citizens. Jaglowski, a retired Chicago P.D. detective, was assigned to the Area Four Violent Crimes unit and Ronkowski is a retired Cook County Assistant States Attorney.
Join David and Tim as they interview Attorney David Carlson and Paul McKinley, Republican candidate running for Jesse Jackson's vacated 2nd Congressional District seat. No stranger to controversy, McKinley is running on the slogan, "Ex-offender trying to prevent the next offender." It's unlikely that any candidate in recent history is more aware of gang violence and he has some strong opinions on what needs to be done. His campaign is less about running against his opponent and far more about running against the Chicago machine. Don't miss this very compelling On Target Radio show on Chicago gang violence.
"Gun Control & Civil Disobedience" Guests, attorneys Ed Ronkowski and Walter Maksym about what happens if the government attempts to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens. What are the options; what are the consequences? This is one show you won't want to miss!
"Women & Guns" Guests Karen Bartuch; a law enforcement office and president of the Women's Tactical Association, Sara Ahrens; a police sergeant, former SWAT team supervisor, and Top Shot Season Three contestant and Marilyn Smolenski; a lifelong shooter and president of Nickel and Lace - a manufacturer of concealed carry holsters designed specifically to meet the requirements of women. Also in the studio; Special Guests, Riley, Emily, Charles and Michael
"Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune Columnist: Case for Gun Control" David and Tim's interview of Chicago Tribune Columnist Eric Zorn about his January 28th column titled, "Appreciating the need for gun respect". Also Eric's perspective on Chicago, Illinois and national gun control proposals in general. While Zorn has a liberal political view, and supports increased gun control, his column was well written and free of anti-gun cliches. This was an interesting and insightful discussion rather than a debate on the differences of opinions over gun control.
"Civilian Marksmanship Program" - Guests include Frank Bernstein and Rich Smith, Civilian Marksmanship Instructors from the Aurora Sportsmen's Club in Waterman, Illinois. They discussed the CMP program including its origins in 1905 with the direction of Teddy Roosevelt to assist with marksmanship training of civilians up to today where a lot of that same training is accomplished. Today the CMP also restores and sells WWII era firearms to those who participate in its programs.
"Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day - IGOLD" Guest Don Moran, president of the Illinois State Rifle Association discussed IGOLD - The "Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day" that gives gun owners in Illinois an opportunity to show their support for the Second Amendment and talk to their legislators in Springfield. This year's IGOLD is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th. Listen in to learn what you can do to influence gun legislation in Springfield and be sure to reserve March 6th on your calendar.
"Shotgun Shooting Sports" Guests Pat and Nancy Donaldson from the Aurora Sportsmen's Club and Wayne Schleehauf from Blackhawk Sportsmen's Club talk about shotgun shooting sports. Everything you ever wanted to know about trap, skeet, sporting clays, and five stand; the equipment you'll need and the costs involved. Richard Pearson, executive director of, and lobbyist for, the Illinois State Rifle Association also was on to talk about impending legislation in the Illinois Legislature.
"2012 Retrospective & 2013 Prognostication" Guests Richard Pearson, executive director of, and lobbyist for, the Illinois State Rifle Association and Doug Mayhall, First Vice President of the same organization. Discussing the high and low points of 2012 and what to expect in 2013. We discussed questions about Illinois Concealed Carry, gun laws in Illinois and what's happening with attempts in the state capitol with respect to more proposed anti-second amendment legislation.
"Close Quarters Defensive Tactics" Guests - Nik Farooqui and Barbara Ehlers of Ballistic Fighting Methods discussing how to protect yourself from an aggressor who is threatening you with a firearm, knife or bare hands.
"Shepard v. Madigan - Illinois Concealed Carry" Guests Don Moran President of the Illinois State Rifle Association and Doug Mayhall First Vice-President of the Illinois State Rifle Association with phone in guests Walter Maksym Illinois Constitutional Lawyer and Richard Pearson Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.
"Youth Law Enforcement Programs" with Guests Teri Ellingham of the Will County IL Sheriffs Office. Terry is one of the founding advisors of the Will County Sheriffs Office Explorer Post #911 and Jeff Hanley 30 year retired police veteran and current Criminal Justice Instructor at the Grundy Area Vocational Center in Morris IL.