Skip to comments.San Francisco gun club in crosshairs
Posted on 03/20/2008 12:16:26 PM PDT by GSWarrior
Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, the shots start ringing out at 11 a.m. from the 80-year-old Pacific Rod and Gun Club on the shores of San Francisco's Lake Merced, sending loud booms across the western half of the city.
Club members and other shooters trickle in all afternoon, unloading their shotguns and dogs, donning their hunting vests and making their way up a set of rickety stairs to the clubhouse. There, they plunk down their fees - $8 per 25-shot round for nonmembers and $4 for members - and head out to the trap and skeet fields.
But the prospect of shutting the gun club has some people steaming mad and others celebrating. In a city that voted three years ago to ban handguns entirely, many residents may be surprised that a gun club exists - and some of its critics are hoping to seize on the anti-firearm sentiment.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
That there is a gun club in San Francisco should practically be breaking news in itself.
Looks like a nice place. Too bad they have such ignorant neighbors.
I live about a mile away and have never heard them.
A ridiculous statement.
Since when does a shotgun qualify as a handgun?
What the heck do they need DOGS for?
Do they retrieve the little itty bitty bits of shattered clays?
Or do they only send the dogs out on misses, when the clay lands intact?
How do the dogs carry them in their mouths? Do they taste funny?
Which side do you heel a dog on in the skeet field?
< /d**n ignorant reporters! >
The neighbors are not ignorant -they are hateful.
Libs hate everything good and love everything bad. They hate free enterprise and stregth and love weakness and socialism. A very strange species.
Since you can carry it in your hands.
(I am only partially being facetious. Unpopular minorities have even more vested interest in Second Amendment rights than citizens generally.)
What the whiners will never understand is that what they are hearing is the sound of freedom.
Nice indeed.I’m shooting there once a month.
"When the club was originally built ... there was nothing but a couple of farms and sand dunes, and now there are residents all around," she said.
Sounds like she made a pretty stupid decision on where to live, then, if she doesn't like hearing shotgun noises on the weekends.
One of my biggest busybody pet peeves is the morons who move next to an establishment that has undertaken a certain activity (usually for many years) and then demand that the establishment cease its activity because it bothers them. Usually it's some noise that activity makes, but it could be the "types of people" a certain place draws, or its late hours, or rowdy crowds, or just some activity that someone else doesn't care for. But it's never one of these places opening up in an existing neighborhood; it's always some idiot who bought property right next door (and probably got a good deal because of the supposed "nuisance") and then turns around and tries to use the government to shut down an established business.
Especially freedom from tyrannical governments. The farther away I can hear it (about 3 miles around here for a 12 gauge), the better.
However, the reporter went out of her way to conjure up negative images of the sport and its participants.
It's just a trap and skeet range, fer cryin' out loud.
Look at these criminals. How dare they abuse the 2nd amendment. (/sarc)
One way to fix the noise problem, if any, would be for the government to permit suppressors for shotguns.
In the emotional little mind of your average libtard; A hand gun is a shot gun is an assault riffle is a 105mm Howitzer. It's all the same to them.
There are some surprisingly positive and supportive comments at the end of the article in the comments section.