Support your local range! Dateline - Ashland Oregon:
Millionaires who built mansions near a popular gun club are now suing to shut the club down.
Dan Springer reports that the Ashland, Oregon club has been around for 40 years, and leases property from the city of Ashland.
Four hundred families belong to the club, and for years the only neighbors were cattle ranchers and farmers. A few years ago, Ed Kerwin built a mansion 700 yards from the shooting range. Now, Kerwin and another neighbor are suing the city for leasing the land to the club, claiming that the lead from the bullets is harming endangered fish and birds. The suit also complained about the noise created by the range.
The gun club is fighting back and the city is currently backing the club. A study conducted by the city council showed lead is not seeping into the ground water or impacting the creek that flows through the property.
The NRA said that because of anti-gun politics and the abuse of environmental laws, outdoor gun ranges anywhere near a city are getting harder to find.
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