SEE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT STOP ADELANTO PARCEL TAX Sunday Shoots back; Restrictions Ap
Here is the language...
"Shall the City of Adelanto's measure, to fund parks/recreation programs, capital improvements/other infrastructure projects, public safety, and to fight illegal dumping and blight, enacting a vacant property tax on parcels used less than 50 days per year, at rates ranging from $50.00/per acre to $600.00/acre annually, for 20 years, based on zoning, raising about $6,200,000/year, with citizen oversight and hardship exemptions for seniors and low income individuals, be adopted?"
This additional tax on the vacant land surrounding the range, owned by Desert Range Properties and rented to the range, would be added to the current rent for the range. Essentially, this would price the range out of existence. It would force the range to close and the land to be sold. We must do everything in our power to defeat this proposed tax.
There is a PAC that is fighting this parcel tax. They have contacted Desert Range Properties, who in turn have given notice to the club about this tax. The PAC is the Building Industry Association of Southern California. The PAC's taxpayer ID number is 95-3920835 and the FPPC committee ID number is 741733. We need to support this groups efforts to defeat this measure. Every dollar will help, no matter how much your donation is, it will help.
Legally, we cannot earmark donations for just this cause, but we have been assured that it is at the top of the list for issues to be defeated and they are gearing up now.
Please donate what you can. Send your donations to BIASC PAC C/O Reed&Davison, 515 South Figueroa St., Ste 1110, Los Angeles, CA 90071, or BIASC PAC, C/O Steve LaMotte, 24 Executive Park, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614.
LET'S GET THE WORD OUT THAT THIS COULD BE THE END OF THE CLUB IF IT IS NOT STOPPED NOW.
On April 23 a federal judge in San Diego enjoined California from mandating background checks for ammunition purchases. The preliminary injunction removes the requirement for a background check of anyone who wants to purchase ammunition.
Unfortunately, the 9th Circuit has put a hold on that injunction, and we are back to the background check rules. Let's hope the 9th Circuit finally get's it's head on straight and rules in favor of the Constitution.
However, on Friday, August 14th, the Ninth Circuit ruled on high capacity magazines.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.
“Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets “strikes at the core of the Second Amendment — the right to armed self-defense.”
The board members have decided that our annual dinner scheduled for April 18, 2020 should be postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch this website for further details and updates regarding the dinner.
SUNDAY SHOOTING EVENTS
In compliance with the governors executive orders, the range is closed for large organized events. Sunday shooting events are still available for members with restrictions. (Social distancing and mask rules are in place.) Individual members may use the facilities any day if they follow the governmental requirements, i.e. social distancing and wearing masks.
This is the main parcel purchased by Desert Range Properties in 2019. The small area in the upper right corner of the red box is the existing range. As you can see there is a lot of space available for expansion.
There are 25 ft - 50 ft - 25 yd - 50 yd -and 100 yd range distances available.
There is a shooting event every Sunday morning for all members and their guests.
On the first & third SATURDAYS, there is a JUNIOR
SHOOT from 9 AM to 11 AM.
On the second SATURDAY, there is a BLACK POWDER - MUZZLE LOADING -
RIFLE, PISTOL & SHOTGUN event.
See the calendar.
NRA certified Range Masters are available for instruction for all classes of shooting.
Check the calendar page or call the information line to days and times that the range will be open to the public (non-members). There will be range officials on site to assist shooters and provide membership information.
The range property has been sold to a Second Amendment supporting partnership. Click below to see the details.
Did you know?
The West Victor Valley Shooting Club is one of only three established ranges in the entire Victor Valley.
There are memberships available, but the total membership is limited. Act now to secure your place in this growing range facility. See the membership information page.
Pistol - all calibers. Including Black Powder pistols (Cap and flintlock)
Rifles - all calibers allowed up to .50 cal.
Black powder - all calibers.
Shotgun - all gauges accepted for practice and events (clays and ATA type)
Mechanical hand launchers and automatic trap machine are used for events.