Austin Gun Range needs support

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    Austin Gun Range needs support

    Just wanted to pass along this local battle:

    If you want to support the 2nd, here is the link:
    Save the Shooting Ranch gun range | Indiegogo

    Short Summary

    On Jan 10th, 2014 we were served with a lawsuit from the City of Creedmoor Tx. In a clear violation of Texas HB 677 (aka The Range Protection Act) the plantiffs seek to perminantly close our gun range. Our business land use pre-dates the City of Creedmoor's annexation and we feel that Austin shooters need a safe place to shoot.

    What We Need & What You Get

    Funds to assist in our legal battle.
    Funds to help cover carrying costs while we remain closed.
    Donors will receive dollar for dollar store credit, if and when we reopen.
    The Impact

    This is Texas. If we cannot shoot firearms on a very rural 112 acres, when state law clearly states in many different statues that we can, then case law will be established and gunranges everywhere will start to close.

    Cities everywhere are watching our case to determine if they can violate the 2nd ammendment rights of gun ranges and their patrons everywhere.
    Your assistance shows your support for landowner's rights, and well as the 2nd ammendment rights of citizens everywhere.
    Other Ways You Can Help

    Some people just canít contribute, but that doesnít mean they canít help:

    Let the city of Creedmoor know that you plan to boycott their businesses unless the suit is dropped. Richard Crandal, City Secretary 512-243-6700 or CityOfCreedmoor@att.net
    Help us organize political support through other government agencies and political figures. Margaret GomezTravis County, Texas Attorney General, Us Dept of Justice, ACLU or if you may have ties to any high ranking officials who can help in any way. Our email is centexhuntclub@gmail.com if you would like to contact us.

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    I would contact the NRA for advice, and any Texas RKBA or sportsman's associations for help.

    Once you have your ducks in a row, use the news media to your advantage - big, bad town government is trying to put a small, independent business out of business; they have taxpayer-paid legal advice and you don't. Harp on the David-vs-Goliath aspect, maybe get supporters at a council meeting to say they're against spending taxpayer dollars for this. Also, this didn't happen overnight. Find out who is behind the city move - some wealthy landowner? Some business who wants your land once you're shut down? Time to get digging!
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    In terms of getting your ducks in a row, you need to get the legislation correct - looks like it's SB766. HB 677 relates to dam safety

    Range Protection Legislation Passes in the Texas Legislature

    Texas Legislature Online - 82(R) History for SB 766
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    Just a messenger.

    I will forward.

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    i've been following this since the range opened and will cry no tears for the owners. IMO: The range owners caused this mess and they can pay for their own mess.

    i've built firing ranges. When range owners do not own the property to the maximum range of the weapons being fired the berms must be very high: Forty feet high for a 100 yard range is not excessive. Shooters must be briefed not to fire over the berms. Even then close in ricochets will often send bullets zinging over the berm.

    That range re-opened in defiance of local authorities, who had shut it down. The range owners invited their buds and had a shooting party that resulted in judge ordering the range closed a few days later.

    IMO: The owners of that range are unconcerned with the safety of their neighbors. Bullets were hitting buildings 3/4 mile from the range.

    Meanwhile, John Gray, who lives and operates a contracting business adjacent to the range, said stray bullets have struck buildings on his property since the range opened.

    Gray's sister, Mary Tristan, said gunfire is not uncommon for the area but the day the range reopened relatives hunting doves behind her property could hear bullets whizzing near their heads.

    The Shooting Ranch sits about three-fourths of a mile from Tristan's and Gray's properties.
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    Gun range near Creedmoor reopens despite order - The Burleson Star - Burleson, Texas

    Judge shuts down Creedmoor gun range | www.mystatesman.com
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    Charles Cotton is representing them. If there wasn't hope, I don't think he would be there.

    I will keep hope that the allegations don't stand and come October they will be open, if they can survive that long.
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