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The Beauty of Custom Design


Bespoke hunting jewelry, reinterpreted: a falconry hood made of 18 karat (750) yellow gold, south seas pearl, diamonds, lizard leather and stingray leather. Photograph courtesy of Tiroler Goldschmied, Dorf Tirol (Italy)
Bespoke hunting jewelry, reinterpreted: a falconry hood made of 18 karat (750) yellow gold, south seas pearl, diamonds, lizard leather and stingray leather.
Photograph courtesy of Tiroler Goldschmied, Dorf Tirol (Italy)

At a time when people might be frowned upon for not joining the action with more social networks than their busy schedules allow, personalization and individuality become notions that pervade societies across the globe, regardless of their cultural heritage. Marketers have long picked up on this development and are nurturing, Continue reading The Beauty of Custom Design

SCI Scores Firearm Export Victory!


huntforeverdoubleRifleThe efforts of SCI, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the National Rifle Association and others met with success on April 23, 2015 when Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reversed their decision to implement changes to the procedural requirements for hunters and recreational shooters wishing to travel abroad with their firearms. At a budget hearing held before the House Committee on Appropriations, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of CBP, announced that the agency would temporarily return to the paper process used for years by international hunters and recreational shooters. In response to questions posed by members of the Committee, Mr. Kerlikowske explained that CBP would temporarily withdraw its requirement that hunters and shooters, who wish to take their firearms out of the country, register their firearms in the Automated Export System (AES). Mr. Kerlikowske informed the Appropriations Committee that CBP would be modifying its website later in the day to reflect this change in position. Read more about the hearing here.

SCI will continue to pursue a long-term solution to this issue. Today’s decision provides only a temporary fix to a broader concern. The recently proposed (and just aborted) changes to the exportation of firearms comply with regulations, adopted in 2012, that require electronic registration. SCI is working with NSSF, NRA and others to propose revisions to these problematic rules.

Please continue to follow SCI for further developments on this and other hunting issues.

TN Valley Chapter Nearly Doubles Membership


SCI Executive Committee Vice President Laird Hamberlin, CEO Phil DeLone, Vicki and Bill Swan, Chapter Vice President Chris Willmore and Chapter President Keith Watson.
SCI Executive Committee Vice President Laird Hamberlin, CEO Phil DeLone, Vicki and Bill Swan, Chapter Vice President Chris Willmore and Chapter President Keith Watson.

Chattanooga’s Tennessee Valley Chapter nearly doubled its membership in one night during the Club’s annual fundraiser held Saturday, March 14 at the Downtown Marriott and adjacent Convention Center in Tennessee’s fourth largest city. Continue reading TN Valley Chapter Nearly Doubles Membership

SCI Member Alert – Firearm Export Update!


vanZwollwithriflehnt4evr111813SCI has received additional information about the newly implemented requirements for traveling with firearms out of the United States, including for international hunting and recreational shooting Continue reading SCI Member Alert – Firearm Export Update!