SOUTH BAY ROD & GUN CLUB


CORRESPONDENCE WITH SAN DIEGO COUNTY
RE: SHOOTING BAN



To All Members of South Bay Rod & Gun Club, Inc.

There will be an important meeting of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors

this Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 9:00A.M.

Address for the meeting: Board of Supervisors North Chamber, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA

A few weeks ago the Club was made aware of plans by the County of San Diego to permanently close the BLM lands near our range to Public Shooting.

Initially the plan covered a huge area (including private land and our Club!). After the Club confronted the County, the proposed closure area was reduced to two smaller areas of BLM land and our Club property was removed from the proposed ordinance.

One area still included is the “Pink Gate” most of us drive past on Hwy 94 on our way to the Club. The other is a section adjoining our northern property line.

We believe it is important to stop the County of San Diego from trampling the rights of Gun Owners by prohibiting target shooting on Public Lands. Even though the County removed our property from the current proposed closure area, there is no guarantee they won't be back.

Some other things to consider. Many people who go to BLM land to shoot, eventually become Club members. Some of your fellow club members who like to shoot at distances beyond 300 yards, still shoot on BLM land. All shooters need to stand up and support each other. Next time our Club might be the target of closure!

If you would like to view the original response of the club to the County and a map of the areas, please click the links above.

If you did not receive a separate notice from the NRA or CRPA. We are including a copy for you below:

Notice from National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Association

SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO CONSIDER RECREATIONAL SHOOTING BAN FOR BLM LAND AT OCTOBER 9 MEETING

 

On June 26, 2018, Supervisor Dianne Jacob quietly agendized (Item 17); a proposal to ban recreational shooting on BLM land around Donohoe Mountain. Supervisor Jacob’s staff report stated that the area known as Donohoe Flats needed to be permanently closed due to a high risk of fire from recreational shooters in the area. However, the only two speakers who showed up to comment on the agenda, both known residual NIMBYS that live close to the area and adjacent to the South Bay Rod & Gun Club, provided testimony that recreational shooting in the area is a safety issue and that both had encountered stray bullets impacting their homes. (No evidence of these occurrences was actually presented to the Board and has yet to be made public) Accordingly, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously and without any discussion to have staff draft an ordinance permanently banning recreational shooting in the area.

 

The NRA and CRPA has reached out to the County of San Diego and the BLM to advise them of the legal pitfalls in implementing this type of ordinance.

Nonetheless, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has indicated that it will add the proposed ordinance to the agenda for the meeting to take place on

October 9, 2018 at 9:00A.M.. 

Address for the meeting: Board of Supervisors North Chamber, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA

If you can attend, it is important that you be at the meeting and voice your support for maintaining accessibility to BLM lands.

 

 

We need your help!

Anti-gun groups, NIMBYS, agency bureaucrats and politicians are consistently chipping away at places to exercise your Second Amendment rights. This is a concerted effort that we are seeing across the state of California and the nation. To that end, it is critical that all gun owners and Second Amendment supporters make their voices heard either during the Board of Supervisors meeting or by taking the time to write to the Board members to oppose this proposed ordinance!

 

 

What to Say: I oppose the proposed ordinance to permanently stop recreational shooting near Donohoe Mountain and Pink Gate areas. There are already ordinances that protect these areas during high fire danger times and permanently closing these areas to recreational shooting is an attack on lawful activity on federal lands. As a concerned citizen I stand in opposition to the proposed ordinance and ask that the Board of Supervisors vote no on this action.

 

 

If you are unable to attend, you can submit written comments using the following information:

 

Dianne Jacob, Supervisor (Sponsor & Proponent of the Ordinance)- dianne.jacob@sdcounty.ca.gov

Greg Cox, Supervisor - greg.cox@sdcounty.ca.gov

Ron Roberts, Supervisor - http://www.ronroberts.com/content/d4/en/contact.html

Bill Horn, Supervisor - bill.horn@sdcounty.ca.gov

Kristin Gaspar, Supervisor - kristin.gaspar@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

 

You may also visit the Board of Supervisors page at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/general/bos.html for additional contact information for each Supervisor.

 


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