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Update on Ouray, Colorado Noise Ordinance

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Thanks to the hard work by NRA members who contacted the Board of Commissioners, the Ouray County Commissioners decided to table and rework the language of Ordinance 07-02 on Monday, July 2.

Ordinance 07-02 would restrict decibel (db) levels to 55 during the day and 50 during the night.  Keep in mind that a normal conversation is about 60 db.  

This ordinance would effectively ban anyone from target shooting on his or her own property in the county because they would exceed the decibel levels emanating beyond property boundaries.  The only exception made for firearms in the ordinance is for cases of emergency.

There is no set timeframe of when Ordinance 07-02 will be reintroduced.  The language is being reworked with public comments taken into account.  NRA-ILA will continue to monitor the situation and report any updates as they become available. 

 

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