The Bureau of Land Management oversees a bunch of national parks, preserves, and other Federal land-holdings. Since the Feds own a very large percentage of land in the West, BLM regs on land-use have a significant impact.
Well. The Obozo-ite BLM doesn't like shooters. (Doh.) So they're proposing new regs for target-practice folks who happen to target-practice on Federal lands.
Here's the proposal:
“When the authorized officer determines that a site or area on BLM-managed lands used on a regular basis for recreational shooting is creating public disturbance, or is creating risk to other persons on public lands; is contributing to the defacement, removal or destruction of natural features, native plants, cultural resources, historic structures or government and/or private property; is facilitating or creating a condition of littering, refuse accumulation and abandoned personal property is violating existing use restrictions, closure and restriction orders, or supplementary rules notices, and reasonable attempts to reduce or eliminate the violations by the BLM have been unsuccessful, the authorized officer will close the affected area to recreational shooting.” --Captain quoting USNews
...which is to say 'for any damned reason I THINK is a reason today.'
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No, I think it is to say "stop killing cacti with your toys and pick up your empties on your way out."
:-) Happy Thanksgiving!
I've seen these "shooting areas" and the trash some of these yahoos leave behind. If they cleaned up after themselves this wouldn't be an issue.
I've seen these "occupy areas" and the trash some of these yahoos leave behind. If they cleaned up after themselves this wouldn't be an issue.
You will search for a long time and never find that I advocate trashing Federal (or other) lands.
But you'll search even longer to find that the proposed rule is mindful of the legitimate rights of citizens.
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