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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/30/2005 10:29:08 AM EDT
A group of people I know run a program called "Geeks with Guns" once a semester for students at Carnegie Mellon University, to familiarize them with firearms and give them a chance to shoot the cool stuff. We usually have about 20-30 non-NFA firearms at the event, and a local C3 dealer brings along a few (M16, AK47, M240, PPSh, and more).

We hold the event at the Greater Pittsburgh Gun Club, a private club that is "open" to the paying public. Last spring one of the neighbors (there aren't many, as the range is built on an abandoned strip mine) sicced the local police and zoning commission on us. Two officers including the police chief and the local zoning official showed up and tried to tell us that we didn't have a permit to discharge .50 caliber weapons (a couple of Barretts). They didn't say anything about the many FAs being discharged simultaneously, making it hard for them to be heard. Interestingly enough the zoning official hadn't bothered to read the zoning code, missing the fact that there is no ordinance against ordnance (tee hee) there. We kept shooting while the official and the police talked with the range's owner. The owner called his attorney, who said, "keep shooting." After the law were convinced to leave because they didn't have a leg to stand on, they left, but not before taking down all the licence plate numbers in the parking lot.

Evidently this neighbor has been trying to find an excuse to have the property condemned so he can buy it at a discount rate and develop it. So far he hasn't succeeded.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:53:46 AM EDT
generally taking down the LP#'s of everyone in the parking lot is just an intimidation tactic.
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