Sounds like somebody found a tame/sympathetic judge. I especially like the part where they talk about people firing full automatic weapons on the range.
So now they need to be in compliance with the rules of the people who took them to court to shut them down? Why do I think that might be just a tad bit difficult to achieve?
They are screwed. I shot there before, It is a nice range but they sure did go crazy with all the IPSC bays.
Very similiar to what happened/is happening for like 8yrs now in Idaho to the Farragut range they are still trying to get open but the Anti range judge keeps finding lame reasons to keep it closed as they comply with his demands.
Coming to a range near U.
The club has suspended shooting for now. http://www.gunsafety.org/
By unanimous vote of the members present at the February Club meeting, the use of KRRC property for the discharge of firearms is temporarily suspended, effective immediately and until further notice, due to legal issues still pending.
The judge issued an injunction that prohibits use of the property as a shooting range until violations of Kitsap County's zoning code are resolved — including the need for after-the-fact permits that place limits on range activities. The injunction specifically prohibits fully automatic firearms, including machine guns; rifles greater than .30 caliber; exploding targets and cannons; and any shooting before 9 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
I do not understand the knee-jerk 30 caliber restriction. I have several rifles that are larger than 30 caliber but are less powerful and far less noisy than a typical 30-06 hunting rifle. I think it is a ploy to drive away membership and make the club close for good.
Here is my letter to the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney.
I am writing to inquire about the recent decision by Judge Serko to limit activities at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club. I reviewed Judge Serko’s order posted online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/81125906/Judge-Serko-s-order . On page 29 it says in part that the Court concludes that a private recreational facility does not encompass the use of rifles greater than common hunting rifles.
If you take a look at Wikipedia online or any cartridge catalog, you can see that there are many hunting cartridges greater than 30 caliber readily available to Washington State hunters. Examples include 8mm Mauser, 338 Federal, 338 Winchester magnum, 340 Weatherby magnum, 35 Remington, 358 Winchester, 375 Winchester and 45-70. I personally load and shoot several low powered rifle cartridges that are greater than 30 caliber. Most of my 338 caliber and higher cartridges are chambered in rifles that are equipped with silencers and are not loud enough to impact well-being of the Club’s neighbors. But I will not be allowed to use them.
The injunction prohibits the use of rifles greater than 30 caliber. I do not understand how this will make the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club safer to operate. As far as I know, there was no evidence introduced at the trial suggesting bullets greater than 30 caliber damaged private property or injured anyone. Rifles greater than 30 caliber do not always have a longer range, more power or noise than 30 caliber hunting rifles such as the 30-06. It appears that the 30 caliber restriction is in place simply to drive members away from the club.
I was told that Judge Serko had little or no experience with firearms prior to the trial. Who recommended the 30 caliber rifle restriction and why? Thank you.
So my suppressed .45ACP enfield is now no longer allowed? It's about as loud as dropping a book on a concrete floor.
All those years I spent promoting the use of large caliber suppressed firearms is nearly wasted. This is a real drag.