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ME: Deborah Wharf vs. the Royal River Rod and Gun Club

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  1. Desertdog

    Desertdog Member

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    ME: Deborah Wharf vs. the Royal River Rod and Gun Club

    Posted 11/23/2004 from Monument News
    "Deborah Wharf, owner and resident of Deb's Barnyard and Kennel in New Gloucester, is currently engaged in a civil suit against the Royal River Rod and Gun Club for what she claims is their negligent practices of handling of firearms.

    Hundreds of spent rounds of varying calibers have been recovered from Wharf's property, which adjoins that of the gun club, and have been submitted as evidence of the club's failure to adequately satisfy safety measures that include an impact area which must be capable of stopping rounds from going no further than the terminal end of the range.
    After several incidents involving rounds reaching and sometimes going over her property, shooting before and after club hours, and cars parked outside of the club gates which indicate use of the range by non-members, Wharf contacted NRA Board member Michael Lee in May of 2003.

    Lee responded by sending range expert Robert Pemberton, who, after a thorough evaluation of the range concluded in a report that the gun club fails to provide 'total projectile containment at the impact area of their 100 yard rifle range', and that the 'enforcement of firing range rules and regulations is not conducted via an on-site supervisor while firing is in progress.'

    Pemberton goes on to say that 'ased on a present lack of rebuttal evidence, it is likely she [Wharf] will prevail if she chooses to pursue some sort of legal strategy.'"

    You can read the complete story at:
    http://www.monumentnews.com/2004/news/1118/1118h.shtml

    I went to their URL to copy the complete story and they wouldn't let it copy.
     
  2. cslinger

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    If she can prove that the gun club does not contain all projectiles then more power to her she has every right to be safe and sound on her own property.

    Now if she is one of these whiny I don't like guns or the noise so I will spill some shot on my land to run them out of business it is a different story.

    If she is on the up and up then the gun club absolutely needs to address the issue or be shut down. I hate to say that but anyone of us would be upset as well I suspect.
     
  3. Mikul

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    Rounds on her range are inexcusable, but this is rarely the case because if some imbecile launches one over the berm it is at least a mile away when it lands.

    A club I belong to took a "round" to the police claiming that it came from our club. This round was a piece of brass. If that brass landed on her property then someone needs to stop shooting his semi-auto .50 without a recoil spring.
     
  4. Andrew Rothman

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    Here's the whole story:

    http://www.monumentnews.com/2004/news/1118/1118h.shtml


    And my two cents: The range needs to keep its lead inside its walls.

    [edit] Oh, and the reporter need to increase his understanding of double negatives: :D
     
  5. RavenVT100

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    Man, I don't care who runs this range. If it was my house that stray rounds were landing in, I'd be very, very upset.
    Which seems like a fancy way of saying that there is no range officer present when people are shooting. That's not good.
     
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