Virginia Ban On Woods And Backyard Shooting?

Am I reading this right?

SENATE BILL NO. 353 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled January 6, 2020

A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 12 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-511.2, relating to outdoor shooting ranges; prohibited adjacent to residential areas; exceptions; civil penalty.———-Patron– Bell———-Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice———-

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 12 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-511.2 as follows:

§ 18.2-511.2. Outdoor shooting ranges; prohibited adjacent to residential areas; exceptions; civil penalty.

A. As used in this section, “outdoor shooting range” means any partially enclosed or unenclosed area or facility designed for the use of rifles, shotguns, pistols, silhouettes, skeet, trap, black powder, or any other similar sport shooting.

B. It is unlawful to operate an outdoor shooting range within 500 yards of any property zoned for residential use unless the Range Design Criteria developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security have been met.

C. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $100,000 for the initial violation and $5,000 per day for each day of violation thereafter.

By stipulating “any partially enclosed or unenclosed area,” they seem to want to outlaw any backyard or woods shooting, regardless of county or town regulations.  In other words, your “range” doesn’t have to be a formally designated range open for business.  It might be your backyard, as long as you’ve put up a berm or some steel targets.

I guess they really are coming for the Fudd regardless of what he thinks.  Shooting is a perishable skill.

There appears to be no depth to which they will not stoop.


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12 Responses to Virginia Ban On Woods And Backyard Shooting?

  1. Ray Jones says:

    when will this end…………………………………..when the people put a stop to it….

    • Arizona says:

      RAYJONES,hahaha,ARE you kidding,THERES NOTHING but queers,women,homos,Traitors and losers in the governments of every state,and NO MEN TO REEL THEM IN,what you are going to have, are a LOT of dead bodies everywhere soon,its what the women and queers want,they want you to HANG them or blow out their brains..THE LORD HAS GRANTED THEIR WISH,theres going to be blood everywhere…

  2. ProGunFred says:

    Well, the NRA’s Virginia Lobby Day was yesterday. So, they probably saved their range and have already negotiated your rights away. Oops!

    • Charles in VA says:

      Hey, Fred. “probably”?

      I guess that was easier than saying, “Hi. I’m Fred. I have NO IDEA what I’m talking about, but I hate the NRA and want to steal their members away to some other organization of MY choice.”

      There’s really no room in this fight for your petty personal bigotry, Fred. And if your 2A organization of choice isn’t standing shoulder to shoulder WITH NRA to fight this attempted abridgment of our Rights, then it isn’t worth joining or supporting.

      Your baseless accusations and innuendo certainly aren’t worth anyone’s time or consideration.


      A Life NRA member

    • The NRA is anti-2nd amendment.

      “… shall not be infringed.” MEANS “… shall not be infringed.”

      NRA = negotiating rights away since 1934

      “I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I seldom carry one. I have when I felt it was desirable to do so for my own protection. I know that applies in most of the instances where guns are used effectively in self-defense or in places of business and in the home. I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses.” — Karl Frederick, NRA President in 1934, (testimony during congressional NFA hearings)

      The NRA incorporated in 1871 and its primary goal was to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis”.

      Too bad they did not stick to that goal!

      After PROMOTING “gun control” in the 1938 Federal Firearms Act (FFA), the NRA supported parts of the Gun Control Act of 1968.

      The NRA did NOT promote and support “… shall not be infringed.”, they promoted its destruction and became major “gun control” advocates.

      Natural Rights Can Not Be Compromised!

  3. adam says:

    Boycott the census. My state claims they will lose $3000/yr for every uncounted person.
    Civil Disobedience at all levels.
    They refuse to acknowledge your RIGHTS …. do not cooperate … cause failure of their systems.
    Boycott Charities … make Them carry the burden of careing for those THEY impoverished. …
    Anyone can think of ways to throw wrenches into the gears of Tyrants

  4. jim says:

    Stop paying taxes ! Why would you send money to people who are destroying the US and want you in jail or dead ??

    • Blather says:

      The problem is you STARTED paying them and fell for the tom foolery. Chances are they are laffing at your soulution.

      You see, only businesses make income. You have to barter for a living. There’s a difference. As far as I know there is no living tax. But anything to make your lives harder and more miserable.

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  6. Blather says:

    Really? This blackface is a JOKE. My only conclusion is he is a SICK man and is just doing this to harass you and get you all riled up. Bet he is just laffing his arse off.

  7. TheTruthBurns says:

    Properly named State of Vagina where the Communist Pussies Rule. Shoot ALL Communist Pussy Cunts in their Fuckin Faces.

  8. Jerry Meeks says:

    Leave these anti gun tyrants in the woods unarmed with a 300 lbs. wild boar

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