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Offline cannonman61

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Hinesville range needs your support!
« on: May 28, 2009, 08:43:50 AM »
To all who have attended an Appleseed in Hinesville or who hope to in the future!

Our range has been closed!

The land owner has been enjoined and forced to shut down by a new "neighbor" who did not do his homework and bought a piece of land ajoining the range and has been fussing to the law about the noise and the "live rounds hittin his property".

Tim has been forced to close the range and is searching for a solution. He has agreed to move the range 180 degrees and move and extend all berms in length and height. This will take time and money.

Please, if you have the time and inclination, call or write Tim and thank him for his past support and encourage him to stay the course and work towards getting all the kinks worked out so we can resume our partnership with him for our next shoot. We had a mini planned for next weekend and one in June and September as well as the full shoot planned for in October. all of which are now in jeporady.

The Range owners name is Tim Works and you can look him up in the online phone books like Anywho.com and find an address and phone number. He also runs the BBQ place we used at the last to events and his son Owns the "Mission Essential" gun shop some Appleseeders use to secure their supplies. Tim lives in Long County in the Ludowici area and you can find #'s and addresses for Mission Essential in the town of Hinesville.

I will try to keep you all posted on what happens here, but it looks tough right now and Tim and company could use some encouragement.

CM
« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 10:02:45 AM by cannonman61 »
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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 08:52:40 AM »
@#$$%^^!!

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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 10:29:38 AM »
Thanks for the heads up.  This is always the hardest part about operating a range.  Neighbors.

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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 02:17:08 PM »
You can find Tim at his business: The Clubhouse at Rye Patch in Ludowici Georgia.

 
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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 03:32:40 PM »
WTF?!

(what the flip?)

What happened to caveat emptor and all those other fancy latin phrases like the range was there first.  I have seen the house that the guy is building in relation to the range.  If he missed the range, he is stoopid.

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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 03:42:48 PM »
 !@#) !@#) !@#) !@#)

That sux!!

What can I do to help?

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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009, 10:15:29 PM »
 I seem to remember that somewhere in a Ga. Law that an existing range was Grandfathered in and couldn't be forced to close .

 I would try to get the NRA involved in this.

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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2009, 10:42:23 AM »
No need for the NRA.

Official Code of Georgia 41-1-9

Shooting range protection act of 1997.

http://www.gssa.com/Ranges/Range%20Protection%20Bill.doc

Good luck!

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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2009, 10:48:29 PM »
Oh no! I'm so excited about coming. I just pre-registered the other day. I have 3 definite friends that want to come and about a dozen maybes that all want to come up from the Jacksonville, FL area. Please keep us updated.
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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009, 07:52:18 PM »
No need for the NRA.

Official Code of Georgia 41-1-9

Shooting range protection act of 1997.

http://www.gssa.com/Ranges/Range%20Protection%20Bill.doc

Good luck!

jollynator

I will make sure that makes it into Tim's hands.

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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2009, 01:57:07 PM »
Is there any update on the Hinesville range situation? I have 10 friends definitely planning to come and 30 that are interested but are not definite. I know of only two others besides myself that have registered. But, once I know its a sure thing I'll work on getting them to register and work on the maybes.
Thanks,
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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 08:53:56 AM »
As of my last report, The range is already partialy open again and the reorientation should be done long before our shoot. I will double check again at my meeting with range owner the 26th but as of now I'd say register and get all you can to come.

If anything changes we will let you know in advance, but I doubt they will.

CM
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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 03:58:11 PM »
Great! I will keep working on it. I'm looking forward to coming.
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Re: Hinesville range needs your support!
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 06:54:59 PM »
We are gonna have a work weekend on August 22 and 23.  I started another thread so we can keep track of who is coming to help us out.  We need to make sure that we can keep this range open for Appleseed and everyone else.

Hinesville Work Weekend


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