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Old 03-25-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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aero plantation which I believe is where the plan was going to land on his sons driveway/runway? its right behind weddington chase or very close to it...my friend has friends that live there and it was 2 houses down from them in Weddington Chase where the plan crashed...back to the original topic at hand
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Pretty sad & shortsighted.

Charlotte Observer | 03/31/2008 | Town to consider gun ordinance (http://www.charlotte.com/breaking_news/story/560745.html - broken link)
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Pretty sad & shortsighted.

Charlotte Observer | 03/31/2008 | Town to consider gun ordinance (http://www.charlotte.com/breaking_news/story/560745.html - broken link)
Wow. Isn't that an over-reaction - to pass a gun ordinance rather than just address the issue at hand? Seems rather draconian to me. Looks to me that the better way to address this would be thru/ zoning or an ordinance that specifically has to do w/ rifle ranges/gun clubs/etc.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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Maybe they could just pay for a suppressor for Dr. Land's Thompson.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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Default wait what is the story about the plane?

We have a landing strip near us...with tons of little planes.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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Wow. Isn't that an over-reaction - to pass a gun ordinance rather than just address the issue at hand? Seems rather draconian to me. Looks to me that the better way to address this would be thru/ zoning or an ordinance that specifically has to do w/ rifle ranges/gun clubs/etc.
They tabled it after a "contentious meeting" but the proposed ordinance would "limit hunting to within town limits with neighbors' permission."

It's a strange situation but it's still his property, he shouldn't need permission.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Let's use some common sense. Do you really think its a good idea to fire guns in a subdivision?

I can just picture Ole' Jed (who barely kept his family fed) stepping off the back deck to shoot some varmints with his AK47. Oh, lets not worry about a stray bullet or ricochet. It's the my right to endanger my next door neighbor and his kids. Hey! man its my second amendment right. Don't tread on me.

Dr. Machine Gun is not issue since he is protected from by State Sport Range act, but he was the catalyst for the town council to look at the issue. Let's not forget that the towns rules and regulations evolve over time. New laws are added as necessary. This is a ten year old town whose population has quadrupled over the last 6 years.

I am not telling you anything new, government is reactive. Too many accidents at an intersection leads to a traffic light, roving packs of k9s lead to leash laws and urban density leads to firearm ordinances. Duh.

I'll give the town credit for talking their time, asking for public input, hell even Dr. Gatlingun offered his considerable expertise. You want to live in a bunker then move to Montana, if you want to live in a safe community then you need rules for everyone to live by.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Update to the story...

I hope Dr. Land sues Wesley Chapel


Wesley Chapel says man must stop using gun range | WCNC.com | Local News for Charlotte, North Carolina | Top Stories (http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-091808-mw-gunrange.8d2b3ab8.html - broken link)
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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I hope Dr. Land sues Wesley Chapel


Wesley Chapel says man must stop using gun range | WCNC.com | Local News for Charlotte, North Carolina | Top Stories (http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-091808-mw-gunrange.8d2b3ab8.html - broken link)
loves - I suspect he will! I thought this was semi-resolved in that he was "grandfathered in". But I guess the town had other ideas. Apart from the safety issues, which after seeing a picture of his bunker, appear to be somewhat minimal, they may be able to zone him out because of the "noise" generated by his range! Being from NJ, where lawyers are as ubiquitous as fire ants are down here, I can surmise myriad ways where the citizens can probably sue him and the town of Wesley Chapel if they don't prohibit him from using his range! You would think he could come up with silencers for his collection that would largely eliminate the noise aspect, but then, I know "diddly" about guns!
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Let's use some common sense. Do you really think its a good idea to fire guns in a subdivision?

I can just picture Ole' Jed (who barely kept his family fed) stepping off the back deck to shoot some varmints with his AK47. Oh, lets not worry about a stray bullet or ricochet. It's the my right to endanger my next door neighbor and his kids. Hey! man its my second amendment right. Don't tread on me.

Dr. Machine Gun is not issue since he is protected from by State Sport Range act, but he was the catalyst for the town council to look at the issue. Let's not forget that the towns rules and regulations evolve over time. New laws are added as necessary. This is a ten year old town whose population has quadrupled over the last 6 years.

I am not telling you anything new, government is reactive. Too many accidents at an intersection leads to a traffic light, roving packs of k9s lead to leash laws and urban density leads to firearm ordinances. Duh.

I'll give the town credit for talking their time, asking for public input, hell even Dr. Gatlingun offered his considerable expertise. You want to live in a bunker then move to Montana, if you want to live in a safe community then you need rules for everyone to live by.

That's it; move to a new place and immediately expect those that already live there to cater to your needs and wishes. Dr. Land was there long before these people moved in. It's a shame people aren't allowed to practice a Constitutional right on their own PRIVATE property.
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