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County Board of Supervisors votes to ban target shooting outside Dulzura

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - The County Board of Supervisors heard from supporters and critics of an ordinance that would ban recreational shooting on The Bureau of Land Management land. 

Three people spoke out in favor of the ban and nine people spoke against the ban before the board voted in favor of banning target shooting in the area. 

Critics told the board they are forced to huddle inside and they can’t use their property when people are shooting because bullets are flying by. Supporters said that if the ordinance passed it would just be another continual creep moving toward anti-gun agenda

The land that is in dispute is 3.36 square miles of federal land that is used for target shooting just outside Dulzura near Donohoe Mountain.
 People who use the range say it is a place where experienced shooters including military and law enforcement go to practice. 
The Sheriff’s office says they have received more than 300 calls about the range over the past 8 years. 
In May of 2017, the Gate Fire broke out as a result of the shooting. The fire burned 2,000 acres and cost more than $2 million.

Supervisor Dianne Jacob brought forth the ban and said it is about safety and not about taking away people’s rights. Jacobs went on to say that if something isn’t done, she does not want blood on her hands. 
Hunting and using a gun in self-defense will still be allowed.

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