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Posted: 6/3/2009 11:24:14 AM EDT
Backstory:
Creekside Firing Range is a local Atlanta area outdoor range. They host a variety of classes, allow FA, welcome suppressors and SBR's, have AR-15 giveaways and offer LEO/Mil discounts and family memberships. The rule is it's all fair as long as it's all safe.

But that's not good enough for some. No a group of "concerned citizens" are up in arms over the noise. They've filed lawsuits against the club and the owner personally. Involved him in a lengthy legal battle that even with extensive (and often pro bono) work provided by John Monroe (Vice President of Georgia Carry.org) and when all of that failed, petitioned the county to enact an ordnance which would effectively close the range. Dozens of people flooded the Bartow county courthouse Tuesday night in support of the range. Despite a poetry reading entitled "Creekside must go" and a temper tantrum hissy fit which sent one protester screaming out into the hallway, the committee recommended 7-0 that the club be allowed to remain open. The protesters are taking their petition to the commissioner himself who could in theory enact the ordinance over the committee's recommendation. The night before the commissioner's hearing this happened...









There is another hearing on the vote scheduled for July 8th. We'll keep you posted.

Here's the letter from Creekside's owner
As most of you know I operate Creekside Firing Range. The county that I am in has a hearing on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. in the courthouse. They have a new amendment that is going up in front of the planning and zoning committee. Of course there will be some there that want me shut down but there will also be plenty there in support of us. The amendment is way to long to put on here, but here is a brief description. They are trying to contriol hours of operation, how many people shoot at one time, the rate of fire that can be shot. They are also trying to change the acreage that you must have, lengths from the property line, madated bullet traps to their specs, and the big one is that no personal protection, law enforcement training, or special tactical shooting skills.

Guys this will definitely put a damper on my range because I don't know if I can afford all the changes they are asking for and really don't know if I can meet all the requirements, and also will almost definitely close the Adairsville range( they are saying you must have 100 acres and Steve does not have that).

I will be back on here periodically with some updates. Also nobody freak out, we are not going anywhere and are open as usual. Worst case scenario, they pass it and I have one year to conform to their new regulations but we are trying to stop it before it gets to that. Yes we already know about the Georgia Range protection act and we have notified the NRA as well.



ETA: Apparently, the range owners home was vandalized as well. Someone spray painted "C U at 10am" there in reference to today's 10am meeting...
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:27:33 AM EDT
[#1]
Such hate and douchebaggery.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:29:13 AM EDT
[#2]
They wont stop...
Setup up cameras
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:30:23 AM EDT
[#3]
Hope all goes well with the court case.  

Screw a bunch of hippies that destroy property.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:31:49 AM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
They wont stop...



Setup up cameras bear traps and pits filled with massive spikes

fixed

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:33:15 AM EDT
[#5]
nice showing of tolerance...

ETA: is there a chance that the vandalism will be a serous blow to those idiots?
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:33:34 AM EDT
[#6]
U will loose?


Wow.  
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:33:40 AM EDT
[#7]
Typical libtard mentality at work - the vandals deserve to have their elbows bent in the wrong direction.



just sayin'....


Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:33:43 AM EDT
[#8]
Yes we already know about the Georgia Range protection act and we have notified the NRA as well.


We have one in Alabama. I hope yours will protect you from these hooligans. Maybe this will swing public opinion to your side. Good luck!
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:33:43 AM EDT
[#9]
.

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:34:06 AM EDT
[#10]


More liberal 'tolerance'.....

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:35:37 AM EDT
[#11]




Quoted:

U will loose?





Wow.




There is no literacy requirement for stupid.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:35:39 AM EDT
[#12]

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:35:50 AM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:


More liberal 'tolerance'.....



Yep.

Plus they can't even spell "lose". Douchebags.

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:36:13 AM EDT
[#14]
I would have a few concerned gun owners quietly sitting around at night and have some fun with the trespassers
.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:36:35 AM EDT
[#15]
Scumbag cowards.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:36:36 AM EDT
[#16]
Rash action like these people have taken generally gets used against them in court. They have just shot themselves in the foot so to say.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:36:37 AM EDT
[#17]
Makes my blood boil.

Fuck that shit.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:36:57 AM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:
nice showing of tolerance...


Don't you know? Liberals are all about peace and tolerance and freedom to excercise your rights.

Until you disagree with them. Then they turn into screeching lunatics who will do anything, no matter how underhanded or disgusting, to punish you for not being like them.

Fuck the left. They're a bunch of immature, irresponsible, hate-filled vermin.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:37:41 AM EDT
[#19]
Acts of disgusting cowardice. I hope they're caught and prosecuted.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:38:27 AM EDT
[#20]
cameras and have members take turns staying the night at the range.

Make sure posters are up about private property.

motion lights for the cameras (both moving and still).

catch em' red handed and turn them over.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:40:42 AM EDT
[#21]
Seems to me it's a hate crime.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:40:50 AM EDT
[#22]
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:42:33 AM EDT
[#23]
Obviously illiteracy is a common thing for this group. "You will loose"? wtf? What will we LOSE to begin with?
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:42:52 AM EDT
[#24]
Quoted:

catch em' red handed and turn them over.


This.  And post pics!  
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:43:39 AM EDT
[#25]
Kids. School out for summer yet?
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:44:36 AM EDT
[#26]
Harassment, cameras, arrest, prosecution, civil suit, injunction, restraining order, repeat as necessary.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:45:17 AM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Rash action like these people have taken generally gets used against them in court. They have just shot themselves in the foot so to say.


There's no way the range will lose after this is introduced against their opposition.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:45:20 AM EDT
[#28]
Ambush?
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:46:14 AM EDT
[#29]
That sucks.  Break out the .50s this weekend.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:46:36 AM EDT
[#30]
I am retarded..i was about to post i hope he took pictures of this for the court,
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:47:42 AM EDT
[#31]
Damn yankees.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:47:50 AM EDT
[#32]
Pretty sure if they pulled that shit down here it would be a good shoot.

They also can't spell "lose"
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:48:00 AM EDT
[#33]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Rash action like these people have taken generally gets used against them in court. They have just shot themselves in the foot so to say.


There's no way the range will lose after this is introduced against their opposition.


I would let the local officals  know about this asshatery.

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:49:41 AM EDT
[#34]



Quoted:



Quoted:

nice showing of tolerance...




Don't you know? Liberals are all about peace and tolerance and freedom to excercise your rights.



Until you disagree with them. Then they turn into screeching lunatics who will do anything, no matter how underhanded or disgusting, to punish you for not being like them.



Fuck the left. They're a bunch of immature, irresponsible, hate-filled vermin.
Yep.





 
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:50:13 AM EDT
[#35]
How sweet it would be to catch those pieces of shit in the act....
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:50:51 AM EDT
[#36]
What we have here is a serious need for claymores.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:51:05 AM EDT
[#37]



Quoted:


That sucks.  Break out the .50s this weekend.


And Tannerite




 
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:51:33 AM EDT
[#38]
They should have they're thumbs cut off..............
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:53:58 AM EDT
[#39]
Sounds like a bunch of kids.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:54:13 AM EDT
[#40]
Wait for them out there, prone them out with your AR-15. Get them arrested if they pull that shit again. Get it on camera next time, invest in some CCTV stuff.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:56:25 AM EDT
[#41]
Quoted:
Quoted:
nice showing of tolerance...


Don't you know? Liberals are all about peace and tolerance and freedom to excercise your rights.

Until you disagree with them. Then they turn into screeching lunatics who will do anything, no matter how underhanded or disgusting, to punish you for not being like them.

Fuck the left. They're a bunch of immature, irresponsible, hate-filled vermin.


This!

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:59:19 AM EDT
[#42]
Quoted:
Damn yankees.


Link Posted: 6/3/2009 12:00:13 PM EDT
[#43]



Quoted:



Quoted:

Damn yankees.







Yep, they were a good band




 
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 12:00:29 PM EDT
[#44]
Trail cameras
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 12:08:34 PM EDT
[#45]
Damn, I wish Creekside wasn't 2 hours away from me.




That's a bunch of BS!
And yes, the kids did just get out of school.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 12:11:04 PM EDT
[#46]
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 12:12:00 PM EDT
[#47]
Quoted:
Damn, I wish Creekside wasn't 2 hours away from me.

That's a bunch of BS! And yes, the kids did just get out of school.

Same here man I'd definitely shoot there if it wasn't so far away.

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 12:13:29 PM EDT
[#48]
Quoted:
Seems to me it's a hate crime.




They actually spell it out.




Those sure are some nice houses they built right on top of each other and the range. Those morans deserve what they get.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 12:14:47 PM EDT
[#49]
Quoted:
i am interested to see what involvement/support the NRA gives with this.


I think they sent a letter asking for donations to the ILA fund...
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 12:18:19 PM EDT
[#50]




Quoted:



Quoted:

Damn, I wish Creekside wasn't 2 hours away from me.




That's a bunch of BS!
And yes, the kids did just get out of school.


Same here man I'd definitely shoot there if it wasn't so far away.





Are there any outdoor ranges on the West side of Atlanta? I'm closer to Athens actually.

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