Skip to comments.Iowa Range Protection/Preemption Law Introduced in Legislature
Posted on 02/14/2020 4:39:42 AM PST by marktwain
House Study Bill 615 has been introduced in Iowa. The bill prevents local governments from making the improvement or construction of shooting ranges more onerous than existing state law.
Section 1. NEW SECTION . 335.26 Shooting ranges. In approving the improvement of property acquired to establish, use, and maintain a new shooting range or in approving a substantial change to an existing shooting range pursuant to section 657.9, subsection 1, the county zoning commission, or if there is not a county zoning commission, the county board of supervisors, shall not require a person seeking approval to comply with any conditions relating to the establishment, use, or maintenance of the shooting range that are more stringent than those imposed by state law.
The bill applies these standards to city zoning as well.
Shooting ranges have been attacked by those desiring an unarmed population, in many states. The right to keep and bear arms is severely infringed upon if it is extremely difficult to find a place to shoot, teach others to shoot, and to maintain shooting skills. One of the most popular ways to attack the right to arms is to close down shooting ranges, often using the power of local zoning and local governments. As the population increases, the need for shooting ranges has increased and the pressure to shut down shooting ranges has increased as well.
If the right to keep and bear arms is highly valued, innovative ways to provide for safe shooting ranges can and will be found. Shooting ranges for long-range rifle practice are found all over the small country of Switzerland. The ranges have an excellent safety record.
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With 42 square miles of ranch they’ll never shut my range down, you can shoot as far as you can see.
It was a complete .30-30 cartridge. Brass, bullet, unfired primer. The cops laughed, the media took her seriously, until the sh!tstorm started...
It is not hard to go to a range, find a bullet, buy a slingshot, and propel the bullet through a window.
1/2 mile! That’s one heck of a throw.
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