Shooting Range; Controversial range is not going to Powhatan County...

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MTNHunt

Waynesboro, VA

#1 Sep 10, 2010
Well, Well, great use of spending state tax paying dollars by a forced relocating from a site perfectly able to support the VSP in it's training and ability to perform job functions. All because of homeowners who understand nothing about firearms and law enforcement training that would be a perfect site in Powhatan. I laughed when I read the notion of property values may decline because of the firing range, WAKE UP, there are two of the largest prisons in Virginia in your backyard already. Now the the VSP will have to apply for state money to relocate, all because of a "few" wealthy property owners assumed that they would be bothered by the VSP range in Powhatan. Also, if I am correct the large VSP head quarters in Goochland is a crows fly away. It would only save tax payer dollars and travel time and exspense with gas, etc, etc, to have the range in Powhatan. The board of supervisors approved the site back in 2009 then sided with the homeowners senseless issues for fear of votes the next election. Wake up AMERICA, what a bunch of cry baby homeowners..........

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#2 Sep 10, 2010
MTNHunt wrote:
Well, Well, great use of spending state tax paying dollars by a forced relocating from a site perfectly able to support the VSP in it's training and ability to perform job functions. All because of homeowners who understand nothing about firearms and law enforcement training that would be a perfect site in Powhatan. I laughed when I read the notion of property values may decline because of the firing range, WAKE UP, there are two of the largest prisons in Virginia in your backyard already. Now the the VSP will have to apply for state money to relocate, all because of a "few" wealthy property owners assumed that they would be bothered by the VSP range in Powhatan. Also, if I am correct the large VSP head quarters in Goochland is a crows fly away. It would only save tax payer dollars and travel time and exspense with gas, etc, etc, to have the range in Powhatan. The board of supervisors approved the site back in 2009 then sided with the homeowners senseless issues for fear of votes the next election. Wake up AMERICA, what a bunch of cry baby homeowners..........
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY ever said the idiots out there were too smart.

With those 2 large prisons full of dangerous felons I would have thought they would like the idea of more police being around.

But that is what a logical intelligent person would think, not the people who enjoy living next to murderers and rapists.
No Kidding

Fredericksburg, VA

#3 Sep 10, 2010
Shows you how little the general public is informed. I live and work near the small arm ranges at Quantico. Outside of a mile radius, you can barely hear them. It's not like the VSP were going to have artillery or mortar shoots. I'm sure there were no plans to do much night shooting either. So Powhatan, what's next? No fireworks or hunting in your county? Maybe ban motorcycles also?
Lou

United States

#4 Sep 10, 2010
This would be the perfect place to use "not a teahead" as a moving target.
Pooh in Powatan

Powhatan, VA

#5 Sep 11, 2010
Not all the people in Powhatan think it should not be here. Here we have lot of gunfire with people getting ready for hunting. That is all over Powhatan. We do have move noise from the cars that play loud music all the time then that gunfire will be. If the cry babies need it that quiet they need to do some thing about that.
Out to lunch alot

United States

#6 Sep 11, 2010
Good news for Blackstone! The more often the VSP locates training facilities in Nottoway (Pickett) the more often the local restaurants and convience stores will have paying customers. Well ARMED paying customers. The unneccessary delay of the police defensive driving range actually hurt businesses. Imagine 20 to 40 men and women every day needing 3 meals a day, plus motel rooms! Even if they come for 1 day, like the shooting range, they will need at least one meal. Too bad after 9/11 Richmond didn't take advantage of the terror funding to relocate all of the VSP HQ and training facilities to Pickett. Maybe the K-9 training, explosives training, dive/recovery training, and arson training can all be permanently located at Pickett too! Bring money to southside, by bringing the VSP to Pickett. Now if the general assembly and SPHQ will let them shoot more than 1 box of ammo once a year,...
its me

Crewe, VA

#7 Sep 13, 2010
Out to lunch alot wrote:
Good news for Blackstone! The more often the VSP locates training facilities in Nottoway (Pickett) the more often the local restaurants and convience stores will have paying customers. Well ARMED paying customers. The unneccessary delay of the police defensive driving range actually hurt businesses. Imagine 20 to 40 men and women every day needing 3 meals a day, plus motel rooms! Even if they come for 1 day, like the shooting range, they will need at least one meal. Too bad after 9/11 Richmond didn't take advantage of the terror funding to relocate all of the VSP HQ and training facilities to Pickett. Maybe the K-9 training, explosives training, dive/recovery training, and arson training can all be permanently located at Pickett too! Bring money to southside, by bringing the VSP to Pickett. Now if the general assembly and SPHQ will let them shoot more than 1 box of ammo once a year,...
If you can keep on writing like that it seems like you know somethings some others don't know If you have influence in and government office then PULL ALL THE STRINGS YOU CAN we do need more money down here in south-side VA
Friend

Charlotte Court House, VA

#8 Sep 14, 2010
I second the reccomendation that the range be moved to Nottoway.

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