The Board of Supervisors of West Manheim Township in York County, PA will be meeting tonight, September 15th at 7:00 p.m., to discuss a proposed ordinance prohibiting gun owners and property owners from shooting on their land.
The proposed measure creates regulations which would ultimately prevent and discourage recreational shooting for private property owners in the township. For example, the proposal would prevent anyone from shooting within 150 yards of any occupied house or “dwelling,” even if the activity occurs on the shooter’s own property. The measure would also include air pistols, paintball guns, B-B guns and .22 rifles, even with appropriate backstops.
This ordinance is unnecessary and is nothing more than an attack on private property rights. It simply creates another layer of government regulation at the local taxpayers’ expense when there are laws already in place for trespassing and reckless endangerment by any irresponsible persons.
We urge you to attend this meeting tonight and voice your concerns about this ordinance. Again, the meeting will be held tonight, September 15, at 7:00 p.m. at:
West Manheim Township
2412 Baltimore Pike
Hanover, PA 17331