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Thread: Shamrock Rescheduled for June 13-14

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    Shamrock Rescheduled for June 13-14

    Over the last several days Matt Walker and I have been discussing the Covid-19 situation and the advisability of holding the Shamrock as scheduled. This has been a difficult decision, but Matt ultimately decided the safest course is to reschedule and I cannot argue with this decision.

    Below is a letter from Matt explaining the reasons for this decision.

    Steve Lee
    NBRSA Southeast Regional Director


    It is with regret that the Shamrock Shoot in Dublin Georgia scheduled for April 4-5, 2020 will be postponed to June 13-14.

    Two factors have led to this decision: excessive rain and COVID-19.

    It was difficult to filter out the panic and nonsense with reality. By the way, we have plenty of toilet paper. I want everyone to have a fun and enjoyable shoot. I don’t think April 4-5 will be able to offer that experience.

    RAIN
    In the last three months, our area of Georgia has seen record rain that is expected to continue through March.

    1) This has already caused problems with our septic tank. 2) The ground, everywhere, is very boggy, and we will have to close 1/3 of the camping sites or you will need a tow truck to help you leave. 3) The repairs we do to the driveway, entering the range, get washed-out about every week.

    COVID-19
    No one knows what the situation will be like in a month. Having shooters from around the country is not doing “social distancing.” Also, the CDC has stated that groups over 50 people should not meet. And that older people should avoid travel.

    Going off what Italy is experiencing, and the precautions States are taking, the next three weeks is important. Limiting opportunities to spread the disease at a rate that causes the number of cases to exceed hospital capacity is vital.

    Georgia ranks 7th in confirmed cases. Saturday (3/14) had 66, Sunday had 99 and Monday has 121 confirmed cases. Georgia is only testing the at risk and already sick. While cases are mostly in the Atlanta area. Dublin is closely connected to the I-75 and I-16 corridors. This means Middle Georgia is ripe to be the next area hit.

    The number of confirmed cases in the US has increase 54-fold in the last 15 days.

    Sincerely
    Matt Walker, President
    Middle Georgia Gun Owners Association

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    Bumping to top.

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    Riverbend

    Any change at riverbend Steve

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    ?

    Last I heard we will know something late next week, but I'm not very optimistic.

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    No change to the June 13-14 date at this time.
    Steve

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    Sorry...I was talking about Shamrock. Planning to talk to Jim Andress next week about Riverbend so no change at this time.

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