Harvard University’s Shooting Club Back In Action

Originally formed in 1883, HSC was disbanded in 2003 because of a lack of student involvement. In October 2009, a group of students went on a shotgun trap outing with the Harvard Law School and became so enthused about the sport that they decided to revive the organization.

The club immediately began organizing group outings, target practices, and open classes, which were wildly popular on campus. Within two days, 140 campus gun enthusiasts had signed up for their course “Handguns 101.” With so much student interest, the club leadership decided that the time was ripe to apply for a status upgrade to an official club sport.

Full story – HERE

Always good to see schools breaking the mold and doing something different nowadays when it comes to guns.

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Todd S December 1, 2010 at 09:27 pm

I like it. I’m surprised that Harvard would allow it, but good on them! Maybe they’ll start allowing free speech on campus, too. (I kid, I kid… they would never allow free speech.)

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Admin (Mike) December 2, 2010 at 03:50 pm

haha nice.

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Dom December 2, 2010 at 06:35 am

Cool story, but…what exactly is going on with the bear in your pic? Not what I’m expecting to see when I come here, know what I mean?

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Josh December 2, 2010 at 09:45 am

That’s a self portrait. Now you can put a face to the man behind the blog.

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Admin (Mike) December 2, 2010 at 03:49 pm

Pure shock value Dom. I throw in a Photoshop like that every now and then to spice up the content.

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sirkut December 2, 2010 at 03:43 pm

Now I need bleach for my eyes. If seeing it on Tosh.0 wasn’t enough!

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Admin (Mike) December 2, 2010 at 03:49 pm

Daniel Tosh mentioned my photoshop on his show? If so, do you have a link?

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Czechnology December 4, 2010 at 06:24 pm

Thing like that would be imposible at my university… Yeah, Europe…

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Fightin' Engineer December 4, 2010 at 09:56 pm

The engineering school I went to had a Student Government Association funded gun club. To my knowledge, it was an old club that was reactivated in 1989. We would hold 3-4 “Big Shoots” per year at a local range and would average 120-150 student participants. The range provided access to a 15yard handgun range, sporting clays stands, 100 and 200 yard centerfire ranges, and 25 and 50 yard plinking ranges. We also had approximately 20-40 student Range Officers who received safety and weapons training and would be in charge of the ranges during events (and be responsible for cleaning the guns afterwards). Our email list was well over 700 students (plus alumni and faculty) at a campus that is approximately 1800-2000 students. The events were held at a range where We would also hold smaller events for campus groups such as the fraternities, volleyball team, or the S.W.E. chapter. Additionally, our budget was one of the largest out of all the SGA clubs. Why? We were able to generate attendance numbers and provide an experience to students that many would not have otherwise. Personally, the club did amazing things for me. I made some great friends, gave me experience in a leadership position, got involved in USPSA, got a great working knowledge of many different firearms, and got to burn up a lot of ammo for no cost (outside of tuition and all that fun stuff).

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Admin (Mike) December 8, 2010 at 12:41 am

Wow that’s awesome. I bet everyone had a great time and there were no fatalities too… contrary to what some groups would have us believe would happen if you mixed 700 students and guns!

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