Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

California: The NRA & CRPA Helps Overcome Opposition to Range Opening

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

California: The NRA & CRPA Helps Overcome Opposition to Range Opening

Gunther Guns is a retail firearm store in the City of Carlsbad, California.  The store is located in a warehouse, in an area of town zoned for industrial use.  The owners of Gunther Guns wanted to add an indoor shooting range to their facility so their customers could practice their shooting skills and test-fire the firearms they were interested in purchasing.  The plan was met with enthusiastic support from the local shooting community.  So the owners submitted their plans, along with an application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), to the Carlsbad City Planning Department. But the Planning Department told them that a shooting range was not a conditionally-permitted use under the Carlsbad Municipal Code. Although the code allowed a category for “recreational” facilities, the City Planners erroneously determined that shooting was not a “recreational” use, so a range didn’t qualify!

The owners appealed to the City Council, but the City Council, by a 4 to 1 vote, upheld the Planning Commission’s determination to deny Gunther Guns the CUP for an indoor shooting range because it wasn’t a recreational use.

To help the Gunthers out, attorneys for the NRA and CRPA requested documents under the Public Records Act seeking materials that formed the basis for the decisions that shooting was not recreational.  They also sent correspondence to council members supporting Gunthers Guns’ CUP application, and requested a reconsideration of the City’s determination that shooting was not a “recreational” use.

In response to those efforts, on January 12, 2016, the Carlsbad City Council passed an amendment to its municipal code that now allows indoor shooting ranges in specifically zoned locations.

This new amended ordinance will allow Gunther Guns to open its desired shooting range at its retail sales location!

Great win for the Second Amendment community!   

It seems to already be paying off.  The city council for the nearby city of San Marcos has indicated that it intends to adopt a similar ordinance to Carlsbad’s, opening the way for another new shooting range in the area.

 

Help Us Help You

Shooting ranges are under attack from multiple threats across the country, but particularly in California. The gun ban lobby is trying hard to shut ranges down.  Opening a new one requires monumental effort.  Ranges are where people are introduced to firearms, practice firearm proficiency, and support the Second Amendment (that is itself under assault).  That’s why the NRA and CRPA have dedicated so much effort to protecting, improving, and developing shooting ranges.

Please help us fight for your right to choose to own a gun for sport, or to defend yourself and your family.  The NRA and CRPA work together in California to fight for you, in cities and counties across the state, in regulatory agencies, and in the courts.  Even with the generous rates that our team of civil rights attorneys, legislative advocates, experts and consultants grant us, these ongoing efforts are still expensive. You can support our pro-Second Amendment efforts by donating to the NRA.  All donations will be spent to specifically benefit California gun owners.

 

IN THIS ARTICLE
California shooting range
TRENDING NOW
Anti-Gun Congresswoman Introduces Magazine Ban, Aims Slippery Slope at the Gun on Your Hip

News  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Anti-Gun Congresswoman Introduces Magazine Ban, Aims Slippery Slope at the Gun on Your Hip

We’ve been down this road before, and we know gun control doesn’t work. 

Everytown and Hollywood Launch New Campaign Against Pro-gun Legislation

News  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Everytown and Hollywood Launch New Campaign Against Pro-gun Legislation

In the wake of the still-unfolding Harvey Weinstein scandal, one might have thought that America would receive a brief reprieve from Hollywood’s ceaseless moralizing. However, on October 18, 2017, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, ...

Anti-Gun Billionaire George Soros Pumps $18 Billion into His Political Apparatus

News  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Anti-Gun Billionaire George Soros Pumps $18 Billion into His Political Apparatus

In recent years, Soros’s anti-gun efforts have been eclipsed by those of another billionaire, former-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. However, the Open Society continues to attack American gun owners.

Oregon: Governor Signs Anti-Gun Bill into Law

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Oregon: Governor Signs Anti-Gun Bill into Law

Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 719A.  Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A will create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement ...

NRA Doesn’t ‘Buy’ Politicians, but Gun Controllers Do

News  

Friday, October 20, 2017

NRA Doesn’t ‘Buy’ Politicians, but Gun Controllers Do

Gun control supporters who peddle the myth about NRA money aren’t only wrong, they are ignoring team gun control’s own sordid history of buying politicians. And forget Michael Bloomberg for the moment, gun control supporters ...

No Sale: Marketing Tricks in Gun Control

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 20, 2017

No Sale: Marketing Tricks in Gun Control

Advertising professionals know that switching to a fresh new moniker and a more contemporary or dynamic logo can revitalize a tired or humdrum brand.

Bad News For “Universal” Background Check Supporters

News  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bad News For “Universal” Background Check Supporters

NRATV Host Cam Edwards describes a study that shows the ineffectiveness of so-called “universal” background checks

Illinois: Urgent Action Needed – Numerous Anti-Gun Bills Readied for Consideration Next Week

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Illinois: Urgent Action Needed – Numerous Anti-Gun Bills Readied for Consideration Next Week

Today, multiple gun control bills were released by the House Rules Committee and have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing.

California: Governor Brown Signs Remaining Anti-Gun Bill

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California: Governor Brown Signs Remaining Anti-Gun Bill

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 424, the remaining anti-gun bill on his desk. 

Illinois: Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation to be Considered Tomorrow

Monday, October 23, 2017

Illinois: Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation to be Considered Tomorrow

The Illinois House is convening tomorrow for the 2017 Veto Session.  During this time, numerous gun control bills, including gun and magazine ban legislation, is scheduled for consideration.

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.