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Posted on June 21, 2011
Yesterday, the White County Commission met to discuss and vote on an anti-gun resolution regarding the future of new firing ranges within the county. Since no one offered a motion to vote on the resolution restricting gun ranges, this proposal is now considered dead.
The proposed anti-gun resolution, which was brought forth by Sheriff Oddie J. Shoupe, would have restricted new gun ranges by requiring at least one-mile, by direct line survey, from any residence. This would mean that the range would have to own or control approximately a one-mile radius containing 3.14 square miles of land, a requirement that is unrealistic and could be viewed as an obvious attempt to ban any future firing ranges within White County.
This anti-gun resolution could have banned all future ranges - public or private, including those on agricultural lands or recreational ranges often used for archery and paintball. The one-mile buffer zone would have set a dangerous precedent; it is restrictive and excessive even for existing Tennessee standards as the discharge of firearms while hunting is only limited to 100 yards.
Politics, Second Amendment/Right To Arms, Handguns, Pro-Gun Groups & Anti-Gun Groups, Hunting/Conservation, Other, Range Protection
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