Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Tennessee: New Restrictions Proposed in White County Could Eliminate Future Firing Ranges

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On Monday, June 20, commissioners in White County will meet to discuss and vote on a proposed anti-gun resolution regarding the future of new firing ranges within the county.  Although it has not been released to the public yet, the proposed anti-gun resolution brought forth by Sheriff Oddie J. Shoupe, is expected to restrict 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. 

If passed, this anti-gun resolution would ban 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 sets 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. 

The anti-gun resolution will come before the full body of commissioners this Monday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. on the third floor of the White County Courthouse in Sparta.  The NRA encourages you to attend this meeting in opposition of this overreaching anti-gun resolution.  An allotted time for public comment will be part of the agenda, so be sure to arrive on time to ensure a chance to speak.  

If you’re unable to attend, please contact Sheriff Shoupe and the White County Commission in opposition to this anti-gun resolution AND instead encourage them to adopt range guidelines that are reasonable and that can be realistically implemented.  Contact information for Sheriff Shoupe and all White County Commissioners can be found below.    

White County Sheriff and County Commissioners:

Oddie Shoupe, Sheriff
931-836-3028

Wallace Austin, District 1     
931-836-2148
waustin@blomand.net

Diana Haston, District 1      
931-837-2833

Terry Alley, District 2
931-836-3339

Denny Wayne Robinson, District 2
931-836-8041

Andy Alley, District 3          
931-738-5722

B.K. Luna, District 3           
931-738-5329

Jerry Austin, District 4                 
931-935-9102

Al Klee, District 4     
931-739-8633

Mathew McBride, District 5            
931-510-2128
mmcbride313@gmail.com

Marion Bumbalough, District 5       
931-657-2756

Bruce Null, District 6          
931-657-2290
cvm2900@gmail.com

Paul Bailey, District 6
931-761-3049

Joe B. England, District 7              
931-261-8891
jbengland@blomand.net

Hank Clark, District 7
931-761-2774 

TRENDING NOW
The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter.  Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on ...

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on the revenue generated by the city’s firearms and ammunition tax, citing taxpayer confidentiality concerns. Less than a ...

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of ...

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of its annual Injury Facts report this week, and it contains welcome news about firearm safety. 

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322. 

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Continuing to Fight in California

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing to Fight in California

We are excited to inform you of our new California specific webpage – Stand and Fight California.   On this page you will find State Legislation, Legal Updates, and How to Get Involved, among other California ...

Virginia Action Needed: Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Self-Defense Bills

Monday, March 27, 2017

Virginia Action Needed: Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Self-Defense Bills

Following their passage in the Virginia General Assembly, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed multiple self-defense bills; Senate Bill 1299, Senate Bill 1300, House Bill 1852, and House Bill 1853. 

News  

Monday, March 27, 2017

NRA Applauds Texas State Senate for Passing SB 16

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action applauds the Texas Senate today for passing Senate Bill 16, legislation that substantially reduces License To Carry fees in the Lone Star state.

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.