In an effort to squelch some of the rumors that are floating around, I would like to let everyone know what is going on with a rule proposal involving alcohol at PITA shoots.
The PITA Executive Committee has recently been discussing the need for a rule that addresses the consumption of alcohol or non-prescription drugs PRIOR TO OR DURING a PITA Sanctioned event. This rule would have no bearing on what a shooter does after the competition has ended for the day. In no way is the PITA proposing a ban on alcohol. We are simply putting, into the rule book, a formal statement of what 99.9% of the shooters are already doing.
Rules of this type are not uncommon in any sporting association, let alone one whose main component is a gun. The rule has not been formalized yet. The entire PITA Central Handicap and Rules Committee (which includes the Executive Committee) will meet on Thursday night (2/8/18) to discuss.
We will keep you posted as to the outcome of that meeting.
Jennifer Carter, PITA President.