Zoning meetings may seem dull but this is where the rubber meets the road and gun owners need to get involved.
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Guns are bad, liberals argue, because they are dangerous and people with guns are unsafe. Just look at all the children who shoot themselves or someone else with a gun they found, left loaded and unattended by an irresponsible gun owner, they claim. Their solution is to try and ban guns of course and, barring that, shut down gun ranges and shooting facilities.
In typical single minded progressive tantrum mode these activists either don’t realize or don’t care that making it harder for people to find places where they can get firearms training does nothing to contribute to gun safety. In many places you would have an easier time opening up a drive through strip club/liquor store/marijuana dispensary next to a church and across the street form an elementary school than trying to start a shooting range.
Andy Massimilian has been trying to open up a shooting range complex in rural Ransom Township Pennsylvania for years. He found a 600 acre property next to a landfill and a cemetery which he purchased after checking all of the state and local zoning laws. When neighbors found out about his plans for the property trouble began with wild rumors of militia/paramilitary activity. Organized protests at public meetings followed as well as anonymous fliers accusing him of all sorts of things (including being from New York which was the one accurate detail).