While Metro and the BLM aren't saying it, the usual, lazy, stupid, and inconsiderate trash shooters are shooting in the Red Rock park area and too close to houses. Big surprise. With reduced traffic and the closure of the county's public shooting range, dumb people are doing dumb stuff.
Of course, if you read this post, you probably already know this. The people who really need this message are ones who will never read this post, see the message from the cops, or give two craps. They aren't members of the gun community; they're just people that own guns (and are the bane of the rest of our existence).
Now this is a reminder that old regulations are still in effect; no new shooting regulations have been put in place. (I tried to joke about it for April Fools' Day, but reality got ahead of me).
Clark County Code (12.04.230) prohibits discharge of firearms (except for self-defense) off of established target ranges. 2019 update.
Discharge is prohibited within:
See 2019 updates. Lovell Canyon is now off-limits per county code. On the 2019 map, the newly prohibited areas are in light yellow.
All cities in Clark County (Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Mesquite prohibit target shooting off of established ranges).
See that map? Anything that is in color is off-limits to target shooting.
And I've heard plenty of shots on the BLM land north of Las Vegas Wash. Don't shoot there. It may have been legal years ago when your daddy was a boy, but it ain't now. Lots of off-roaders over there who could get shot while you're busy being stupid.
So if you need a reminder, shoot where it's legal and shoot safely. Unsafe shooting and leaving trash around gets places closed. The only way to get a place closed faster is by starting a brush fire. So please, don't be stupid or inconsiderate.
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Clayton E. Cramer
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