Further feeding the nascent flames of insurrection in the state of Virginia, Virginia HB 567 would prohibit any indoor shooting ranges unless they are in a building owned or leased by the state.
From Law Enforcement Today:
According to the bill, which has not yet been voted on or approved, would prohibit” the operation of an indoor shooting range, defined in the bill, in any building not owned or leased by the Commonwealth or federal government.”
For those that would be staying open, the state appears to want them to act as a data collecting operation, creating a state-controlled list of who is using the range as well as their photo ID and home address.
Let’s be clear. This is a very real threat against the rights laid out in the Constitution. Americans have the right to defend themselves. And the state is literally trying to stop gun owners from training and improving their skills.
This is an attack on our liberties.
And not only is it unfair to those who wish to train, it’s also a blow to small business owners across the Commonwealth.