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Way To Go Arizona

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by colt45, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. ARIZONA PASSES SHOOTING RANGE PROTECTION BILL . . . On May 10, 2002 Arizona Governor Jane Hull signed into law a model shooting range protection bill. This landmark bill, which is one of the nation's most progressive, will provide protection against nuisance noise suits and requires developers to pay for noise abatement when a zoning change impacts ranges. In 2000, via legislation, a “Joint Legislative Committee on Firearms Safety and Shooting Rangesâ€￾ was established. Don Turner, who supervises the Ben Avery Shooting Facility and serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Shooting Ranges (a division of the National Shooting Sports Foundation), was appointed to the committee by Governor Hull. As the only shooting range operator /expert on the committee, Turner became responsible for providing much needed expertise to the committee. He proposed the concept and draft language of the bill. Arizona Senator Tom Smith chaired the committee and was the prime supporter in moving the bill through the legislative process. All who helped and supported this effort, including the NASR, who provided Don with technical information and comments, should feel very proud of their efforts. Not only does Arizona now have a nuisance noise protection bill for its shooting ranges, but a mechanism to provide funding to enhance community relations with their residential neighbors.
     
  2. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    YEAH!!! :right: :right: :right: :right: :right:
     

  3. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    They should open state shooting range all along their southern border.
     
  4. Stopper

    Stopper G&G Newbie

    We need this bill brought up and passed in every state.
     
  5. Its a good bill but is a little late. We had a shooting range here that was built in the mid 1940's and when it was built, it was out in the middle of nowhere. Over the years the town grew and some very expensive houses were built nearby the range. The homeowners started to complain, lawsuits were filed and the range was shut down after more than 50 years. What really pisses me off is that every homeowner KNEW that range was there and if they didnt like it, dont build there. Its not fair that some rich people got high dollar lawyers to shut it down just because they didnt like it. Klaus is right about a range on the border. Shouldnt be a charge to shoot there. Maybe the state could supply our ammo. Just aim south.....
     
  6. Thank goodness i shoot at be avery, and the "neighbors" claimed that the shooting was affecting them, only their 10 miles away and there is several large hills between them and the range, maybe this'll shut 'em up.
    -Jesse
     
  7. We've had a law like this in georgia for quite some time. Long enough that there are some pretty hissed off neighbors in high-zoot developments that got even more hissed when they found they couldn't sue.
    :D :D