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Monday, January 24, 2011

Air Rifle Bill on Senate Local Government Docket Tuesday

State Senator Roscoe Reynolds' SB757 is on the docket for tomorrow's Senate Local Government Committee.  This bill requires that any ordinance which prohibits the shooting of pneumatic guns in certain areas shall have, among its exceptions, an exception to allow the firearm to be discharged on private property with permission of the owner when discharge is conducted with reasonable care to prevent a projectile from crossing the bounds of the property.  This is important regulation as suburban localities continue to add onerous distance restrictions on the discharge of air rifles without considering that ranges can be set up in garages or even in the back yard in a safe manner.  Please contact the following members of the committee and urge them to vote yes on SB757:

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