Monday, August 10, 2009

Well, damn

Where the hell have I been? Like I said here, it's been quite a while since I've been shooting, but I really should have known before today that my local range had been closed down. Hearing that just really set the tone for the day.
They had been involved in a two-plus year long legal battle with some jackass developer who wanted to build townhomes or some such next door, and a judge finally came down on the developer's side I guess... they gave out notice around the end of July that after SIXTY-THREE YEARS, they would have to close their doors. Most of the range pics I have posted on this blog were taken at this range. It's sad and not a little infuriating to see it go.
Shooting options in Southern California were limited before these guys were shut down. It's almost as if the powers that be want to put an end to the gun culture here or something. Dammit, I need a beer.
This post at Calguns pretty much lays it all out.


Anonymous said...

That is Kalifornistan for you...

Nothing personal against you or any of our fellow freedom-fighters who are trapped in that state (of their own volition or not), but I served my time there, and bugger all if I will ever go back for more than a week. The cost of living was bad enough, but the gun laws were just plain idiotic.

DirtCrashr said...

Judges in California, appointed real-estate agents by any other name.
Calguns is good to stay in the fight.