As y’all know, I’m on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. This organization was established for one very important reason by former Union General Ambrose Burnside: to improve marksmanship. And there is no better place to do so than at a range facility.
I have a friend, retired Marine Cole McCulloch, who’s the president of the Peacemaker National Training Center (PNTC), a first-rate shooting facility that hosts NRA championship shooting events. Now, for those of you who really believe the left will ever quit, I want to share what Cole shared with me.
We feel compelled to inform our members and customers regarding a recent court ruling related to PNTC’s private customer information.
Specifically, a resident of Virginia has filed a nuisance complaint against PNTC alleging that noise from operation of the shooting range is a nuisance, and therefore interferes with his property rights. This complaint was filed in Berkeley County Circuit Court and is before Circuit Court Judge Grey Silver, styled Ben and Diane Goldstein v. Peacemaker Properties, LLC and Peacemaker National Training Center, LLC, Civil Action No. 15-C-520. Court documents filed in the case are public record and may be reviewed through the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Although our legal team pointed out that Berkeley County, WV specifically exempts shooting ranges from their noise ordinance and prevents nuisance claims against shooting ranges, the complaint was filed and not dismissed by the court. You may also access the Berkeley County Noise Ordinance at this link.
Despite numerous motions and requests to reconsider, and numerous mediation efforts with the plaintiff, the court has ordered PNTC to produce the below documents and other private records under a “Protective Order.” Under this order, the plaintiffs and their counsel are legally permitted to access the following information:
– All member files
– All waivers from any person who has accessed PNTC, to include all law enforcement, federal agency personnel, military personnel and foreign military personnel names
– All shooting competition files and lists
– All training information and lists
– All customer waivers
– Identities of all persons who have used PNTC ranges
– All ATF & NFA records (to include Forms 4473 and ATF bound book information)
Now, I’m trying to comprehend why, if the Berkeley County WV Noise Ordinance doesn’t permit such complaints, that the court is allowing it to happen? Furthermore, what is the purpose of the PNTC having to release its member files resulting from an illegal complaint?
There’s more to this than meets the eye, and my first assessment is that the progressive socialist left is attempting to establish a precedent. If this can pass the muster, we can expect more of these type of insidious complaints about noise to surface all over the nation. If you cannot outlaw the firearms, just eliminate the ability for law-abiding citizens to improve their marksmanship by shutting down outdoor firing ranges — then move against indoor ranges.
Now, this does bring up a very interesting point of order. The left blocks and hinders the sale of firearm silencers. So I say, if they want quieter outdoor shooting ranges, then facilitate the sale and use of silencers — it will also reduce issues with hearing impairment. But we all know that’s not what the liberal socialists and gun control fascists are seeking. And this is how the empire strikes back — go after the NRAs prize shooting facility. After all, you can bet the left is furious about the success of the grassroots NRA movement during the 2016 presidential election cycle.
But ya know, why is it that every state was told by the Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages, yet we still have these chuckleheads that deny Americans their Second Amendment rights? This has nothing to do with a noise complaint; it’s just another avenue of attack by the left, and all we need do is follow the money in this, and any other case.
Here is my suggestion to the Berkeley County WV Circuit Court: drop this case, dismiss it. It’s now on my radar screen so cut the crap.
I’m going to make this my personal business to follow and expose you, Judge Grey Silver, to the United States. I don’t do this as a means of intimidation — that’s what the left does. Rather I do this to expose that which seeks to be done in the dark, bringing it into the light. I want every lawful gun-owning American to know you’re conducting judicial activism as your own county noise ordinance exempts outdoor shooting ranges from such frivolous claims. So why did you accept this? And why do you need and require all of this invasive information of a personal nature? If I have shot at the PNTC, what business is that of yours, sir?
This is yet another example of the fascist left, and the lengths they will go in order to violate our God-given individual rights, namely the Second Amendment. If this farcical legal endeavor is pursued, then I’ll scream from the rafters about the open and legal sale of silencers. It would seem to me to be the easiest means to settle this “noise” bovine excrement issue.
But, let’s not fool ourselves Judge Silver, this isn’t about the issue of noise; it’s about gun control. And you sir, just picked the wrong fight against my friend Cole McCulloch. And I do not take kindly to folks picking on my friends…and my brother Warrior.