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URGENT: Rockbridge Considering Serious Restrictions!

Discussion in 'Glockers of the Old Dominion' started by SM-IA, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. SM-IA


    Aug 28, 2006
    West Des Moines, IA
    This is an urgent post for assistance from the VCDL:

    Urgent: If you live, shoot, or hunt in Rockbridge County, the
    Planning Commission is considering some strong restrictions on
    shooting and hunting.

    The Planning Commission meets Wednesday, February 14th, at 7 PM in
    the Court Room and they have citizen comments early in the meeting.
    The County's main government building is at 150 South Main St,
    Lexington, VA 24450. The phone is (540) 463-4361.

    Based on some documents that have been sent to me, here is some of
    what they are looking to do (what have they put in your drinking
    water out there?):

    * You will be restricted to having no more than six (6) rounds in a
    magazine on a shooting range(!)

    * You cannot fire a fully automatic firearm at a shooting range

    * A shooting range must have at least 250 acres of land (!)

    * If you have guests on your own property shooting, you will be
    restricted to having such a shoot 4 times per year and then you can
    only have 5 other people on your land shooting and you, or a family
    member living there, MUST be present (!)

    * No Sunday operations except for a total of 4 single day activities.
    These single day activities shall begin after 12 noon and end one
    hour before sunset.

    The list is extensive.

    Unfortunately, I am tied up with the General Assembly and we don't
    have any Executive members that can help out there.

    If you can attend the hearing and speak against all of these
    unnecessary restrictions, let me know. Also let me know if you want
    to take the lead on this. In either case, I can email you the
    proposed regulations.

    Thanks to John Hall for first alerting me to this situation.

    If you can't make Wednesday's meeting, send an email or call the
    Commission members, asking them not to adopt these bad and
    unnecessary restrictions.

    Here is their contact information: list.htm

    Rockbridge members - you must move swiftly to head this off at the
    pass! Be sure to notify friends, family, and coworkers in Rockbridge
    about this.
  2. Tony S45

    Tony S45

    Sep 29, 2001
    Thank you for posting this information. I am sending an email right away to Rockbridge. In addition I will alert all those that I know that live in Rockbridge Co.

  3. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

    Jul 15, 2002
    Roanoke, VA
    Just came over to post this. Glad you beat me. I posted it on all the VA hunting boards I belong to.

    Good luck to you Rockbridge guys!!
  4. Tony S45

    Tony S45

    Sep 29, 2001
    I have sent an email plus a fax to the Rockbridge County folks with email addresses on the link referenced above to express my concern that they are dooming the hunting and shooting sports in their County to extinction with onerous discriminatory rules.

    I challenge each of you Virginians to send and email ASAP to express your concerns as well!

    here's a better link if the one above gives you fits: list.htm

    Found that a couple of the Rockbridge email addresses don't work so here's the county fax number: 540-463-5981
  5. Tony S45

    Tony S45

    Sep 29, 2001
    Victory in Rockbridge County!

    Thanks primarily to the VCDL, emails and faxes flooded to Rockbridge County Planning Commission members and the meeting was standing room only.

    Their anti-gun ideas were "tabled."

    We must remain vigilant and the VCDL is our best statewide organization to help us protect our civil rights.

    I challenge you to join VCDL. Google VCDL and download an application. VCDL works for us 24/7 and we must support the efforts or slowly loose our shooting rights. The choice is yours.
  6. Truckee

    Truckee Aging Goat

    Jul 17, 2005
    Shenandoah Valley
    As a native of Rockbridge County, I wish to thank each and every one of you (us) that sprung into action over these issues. I no longer live there, but I still have strong ties to the community. I did my part to speak against the proposed anti-restrictions. Please never allow your guard and/or complacency to hinder fighting antis everywhere they rear their heads.

    I personally know the majority of Rockbridge Supervisors. I do not know the guy that proposed the anti-firearm provisions. I mention this to sort of defend Rockbridge and it's citizens. Knowing the inhabitants and representation as I do, I do not think these anti-statutes would have stood a chance... then again, stranger things have happened. {eta an addendum to the this paragraph}Rockbridge has experienced a migration from the 'north' over the past years... and "stranger things" have occurred by their influence and votes... remain ever vigilant.

    Last year, the Supervisors of Rockbridge repealed a statute concerning loaded arms within a vehicle. This statute was originally enacted as a knee-jerk over a horrible and accidental tragedy that resulted in a fatality. The Supers saw their error in an emotional response and repealed the act. Rockbridge is fairly firearm friendly and I hope that it always remains within this mindset.

    The VCDL report concerning the Rockbridge situation:

    Again, my personal "HUGE THANK YOU" to everyone who lent a hand and voice!