RANGES UNDER FIRE: If They Can’t Outlaw Guns – Outlaw Where We Shoot
This has nothing to do with a noise complaint; it’s just another avenue of attack by the left, and all we need do is follow the money in this, and any other case…Allen West
If anyone thinks that nutty stuff is exclusive to California, think again.
In West Virginia, a nationally renowned shooting range is being forced to hand over confidential business and member information under a “Protective Order” – all because a new neighbor filed a “nuisance complaint.” Evidently, they think the range makes too much noise.
Who among us wants to hand over private lists and documents to anyone – let alone someone with a political ax to grind? And make no mistake, that is exactly what this absurd lawsuit is – a witch hunt designed to establish a legal precedent that should have everyone – including those of us in California – quaking in our boots.
If they can’t ban the guns – just ban the shooting.
In an outrageous move by the court, Peacemaker National Training Center has been compelled to provide the following confidential documents:
- All member files
- All waivers from any person who has accessed PNTC (including all law enforcement, federal agency personnel, military personnel and foreign military personnel names)
- Comprehensive shooting competition files and lists
- Training information, customer waivers and the identities of all persons who have used PNTC ranges.
- All ATF records
This lawsuit should never have been filed because the local county ordinance specifically exempts shooting ranges from noise restrictions. For some boneheaded reason, Berkeley County Circuit Court Judge Grey Silver (yes – that’s his real name) ruled that the case should move forward, and in spite of repeated mediation efforts, he ordered the confidential documents be released to the plaintiffs and their attorneys.
The family-run outfit is situated in the small town of Glengary, which is less than a two-hour drive from our nation’s Capitol. The range is a local economic job stimulator and provides safe, world-class recreational activities. Evidently, this is of little import to Ben and Diane Goldstein (plaintiffs).
This case has caught the attention of many in the pro-2nd Amendment community, including Allen West, a distinguished former member of Congress from Florida and current Executive Director and Chairman of the Board for the National Center for Policy Analysis, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization.
In his article titled the “Left’s Assault on the 2nd Amendment Just Got PERSONAL”, West says “There’s more to this than meets the eye, and my first assessment is that the progressive socialist left is attempting to establish a precedent. If this can pass the muster, we can expect more of these type of insidious complaints about noise to surface all over the nation. If you cannot outlaw the firearms, just eliminate the ability for law-abiding citizens to improve their marksmanship by shutting down outdoor firing ranges — then move against indoor ranges.”
West’s warnings are wise – the all-out assaults on our freedoms are happening on all levels, are move clever and insidious and just because we have a pro-gun President in Donald Trump, we still must be on constant guard and ready to defend ourselves. If it could happen in little Glengary, West Virginia, it could happen anywhere. This is why GOC needs your support so we can fight the inevitable escalation of this lawsuit with friend of the court briefs here in California. Be armed – be informed. JOIN GOC NOW!
**For more information about the lawsuit against the Peacemaker National Training Center, click here.