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Another Shooting Range Being Squeezed Out

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Jeff White, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

    This was in yesterday's St. Louis Post Dispatch:
    Land in St Clair county is at a premium as the flight from St. Louis moves West. I don't know where they'll find another 30 acres they can afford. I rather doubt that there would ever be more people on the range then are permitted in some of the other uses of that land.

  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    What's that word I'm looking for?

    Oh yes.

  3. Bruce H

    Bruce H Well-Known Member

    Jeff, lets watch and see what eventually gets built on this land. I'm betting money will change hands under the table on this deal.
  4. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    "Sure. Let the gun nuts go play in the minefield. They like that sort of thing."

    Really, it wouldn't bother me.
  5. Nathaniel Firethorn

    Nathaniel Firethorn Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: Again. If you're running a range in a development-prone area, your options are:

    1. Buy as much surrounding land as possible as it comes up for sale.

    2. Move the range somewhere that won't be sprawled over and where there are no residents to care.

    3. Prepare to go out of business eventually.

    - pd
  6. Fiaid

    Fiaid New Member

    I live just down the road from this range, the fact that they could find anywhere in the area is surprising. The Metro East area is building up quickly as more people move over to Illinois and St Clair county. I fear that they only place that they are going to be able to get space is going to be so far out in the country that it is going to be prohibative for anyone to actually come out to shoot there.
  7. scout26

    scout26 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, we have a piece of land that the government says because of where it's loacated we don't want peopele building houses and schools there.

    Sounds like a prefect place for a range.

    What am I missing ?????

    We don't like guns.......
  8. NMshooter

    NMshooter Well-Known Member

    I keep expecting the Zia Rifle and Pistol Club to go away. Could fit a nice big housing development in there...

    Sooner or later my secret shooting spot will get snapped up and then I will really be SOL.
  9. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    There's a proposition I wouldn't bet against.
  10. gc70

    gc70 Well-Known Member

    Let the surrounding area become fully developed and those could be very valuable uses for the land - resulting in even more 'money under the table.'

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