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Target shooting rights under attack in Washington state.

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The Washington DNR (Dept of Natural Resources) is undertaking a series of "public meetings" to discuss "building consensus" on regulation of target shooting in certain state forests.

Milliern hopes the public forums will help build consensus on the best way to manage target shooting in several state forests popular with recreationists.

“We’re interested in hearing ideas on how to manage target shooting in a way that keeps people safe and allows everyone to enjoy our state lands,” he said.

Read more here: DNR sets public meetings on target shooting in state forests | The Olympian



DNR sets public meetings on target shooting in state forests | The Olympian

Years ago during the campaign for initiative 594, anti gun activist Cheryl Stumbo said in a public hearing that people shouldn't be allowed to shoot on public lands, and this idea of "building consensus" is a farce. it is already illegal to target shoot in an irresponsible manner. if someone is shooting in an unsafe they can already be criminally charged under state law, make no mistake, this is a first step towards banning target shooting on state forest lands.

The current rules are here.

how is anyone following these rules a danger to anyone?

WAC 332-52-145: Firearms and target shooting.
 
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The Washington DNR (Dept of Natural Resources) is undertaking a series of "public meetings" to discuss "building consensus" on regulation of target shooting in certain state forests.





DNR sets public meetings on target shooting in state forests | The Olympian

Years ago during the campaign for initiative 594, anti gun activist Cheryl Stumbo said in a public hearing that people shouldn't be allowed to shoot on public lands, and this idea of "building consensus" is a farce. it is already illegal to target shoot in an irresponsible manner. if someone is shooting in an unsafe they can already be criminally charged under state law, make no mistake, this is a first step towards banning target shooting on state forest lands.

The current rules are here.

how is anyone following these rules a danger to anyone?

WAC 332-52-145: Firearms and target shooting.

The bannerrhoid movement is about banning the legitimate use of firearms and using any reason or excuse to gradually destroy such uses. Why should anyone be surprised?
 

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I really feel sorry for the people that actually live in Washington.
they are at the mercy of the libertards that live in seattle.
 

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The Washington DNR (Dept of Natural Resources) is undertaking a series of "public meetings" to discuss "building consensus" on regulation of target shooting in certain state forests.





DNR sets public meetings on target shooting in state forests | The Olympian

Years ago during the campaign for initiative 594, anti gun activist Cheryl Stumbo said in a public hearing that people shouldn't be allowed to shoot on public lands, and this idea of "building consensus" is a farce. it is already illegal to target shoot in an irresponsible manner. if someone is shooting in an unsafe they can already be criminally charged under state law, make no mistake, this is a first step towards banning target shooting on state forest lands.

The current rules are here.

how is anyone following these rules a danger to anyone?

WAC 332-52-145: Firearms and target shooting.

Seems like new homes are bringing more people closer to the ranges and it could get dangerous. Nothing wrong about looking into it.
 

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Seems like new homes are bringing more people closer to the ranges and it could get dangerous. Nothing wrong about looking into it.

It's a smoke screen.

I live near two of these forests, new homes are being built closer to the edges, but the majority of this land is densley forested.

It is also currently illegal to discharge within 500 feet of a residence, structure, or occupied campsite, or on or across a road, or on or across body of water, and an earthern backstop is required. hence new rules are unnessecary. this is a disguised attempt to ban shooting, because in the 1990s the legislature passed a range protection bill several times, only to have it vetoed by Governor Locke. however DNR and the Forest Service allow shooting on their lands in the state. so DNR closes their lands to shooting, then anti gun activists get established shooting ranges shut down, then with no where to shoot fewer people are interested in guns hence it will become easier to ban them. these are stepping stones, and anti gunners are playing the long game.
 

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I really feel sorry for the people that actually live in Washington.
they are at the mercy of the libertards that live in seattle.

Not really. The people in Seattle are not the issue, they're no where near the majority. which is why the legislature is and always has been friendly to gun rights, in fact we were the first "shall issue" state in the nation.

the problem is, utopian idealists are drawn to government, and over the years insert themselves into executive positions in the state government. and that happens everywhere.
 

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Not really. The people in Seattle are not the issue, they're no where near the majority. which is why the legislature is and always has been friendly to gun rights, in fact we were the first "shall issue" state in the nation.

the problem is, utopian idealists are drawn to government, and over the years insert themselves into executive positions in the state government. and that happens everywhere.

they are because they keep re-electing these same shmucks back into office.
 
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