Local Las Vegas shooting park prevails

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by AcidFlashGordon, May 15, 2009.

  1. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

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    For 20 years, the Clark County Shooting Park has been on the books. Originally, the land was 6 miles away from any housing. Recently, during the "land boom" here, developers bought up land by the hundred acre and constructed housing tracts. So, due to urban sprawl, fueled by unprecedented growth, homes have drawn to within a couple of miles of the proposed shooting park.

    It seems that now, as construction continues, those homeowners in the area are suddenly concerned about the "noisy gun nuts" shooting near their homes. Some homeowners have even complained of the excessive gun noise, even though the shooting park is STILL under construction and no gun owners have been able to use the park. There IS a skeet range even closer to these homes but NONE of these homeowners even knew that.

    A couple of the local newspaper stories:
    IN THE OUTDOORS: Study: Shooting park no nuisance - Sports - ReviewJournal.com
    Study: Noise at gun park falls within accepted threshold - News - ReviewJournal.com

    Well, as of 12 May, the court battles are over. The shooting park will be open, as scheduled, in August.

    Even though August and September are the hottest months in Las Vegas, I'll still be taking my AK-47, AR-15 and Mosin-Nagant out there to run rounds downrange. AND, if I get off my butt and order the Dragunov (actually the PSL Romanian PSL-54C 7.62x54R Rifle at aimsurplus.com), I'll be taking THAT one out there, too.
     
  2. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Maybe those people should have done a little research into what was in the area before they built/bought thier homes. Glad to see stupidity was struck down this time.

    Last year they built a hospital right across the interstate from my place of work, a limestone quarry. Quarries use explosives to lossen the rock and a noisy processing plant to process the rock. Now the hospital wants the quarry owners to stop using explosives because it bothers the patients at the hospital. My opinion, the patients will get over it because the rock quarry has been there since 1953. I wish people would use thier heads when they build.
     

  3. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

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    Unfortunately, the great god, Money, runs the lives of many developers. They don't give an aerial intercourse through a highly motivated circular pastry about anything else. And besides, where they've got their heads would involve employing a very good proctologist to find it.