[Edit (6-2-07): The following post has generated some discussion amongst the Poedunk membership in the comments. I (Mike) would like to add that the opinions expressed in the letter do not represent the position of this club and the Poedunks have not advocated, taken action, or contacted any public offices regarding this matter. I posted this in order to illustrate the issue pertinent to trail recreation on Peavine and to spark a public, transparent discussion.]
Got this email from Shawn O’Meara on the shooting on Peavine. The area he’s concerned with is the trailhead parking zone near the radio towers @ the end of Hoge road.
The problem is that the definition of a congested area according to chapter 50.094 is the list of congested areas in 50.096. There doesn’t seem to be an actual set of criteria for determining congested areas. But there are a lot of people going through there .
- Hungry Valley
- Current Congested Areas
- Washoe County Code, chapter 50
- Second Amendment.
- Washoe County Meeting Info
- Contact the County commission
- Letters to RGJ
- Peavine Travel Management Plan
- Reno Wheelmen Discussion
- TNRG Discussion
- Shoot up Peavine
- Nevada State Shooting Range Directory
- Washoe County Flyer
For anybody who thinks the shooting on the Peavine foothills is getting out of control. I’m trying to get a congested area designation on the lower flanks where all the multi-use recreation is taking place.
There’s a lot of reasons this needs to happen. The first and most obvious is public safety. Two years ago I almost got shot up on Peavine, just above three trees. He had set his target up on rattle snake alley. I carefully confronted the guy, he made no apologies and said I didn’t belong up there during hunting season. WHAT! Second along with the shooting comes the dumping. Shooters bring all that crap up to shoot holes in and when they’re done, they leave it. Noise pollution, destruction of public property and so on.
I raised this issue at a town hall meeting with Pete Spfrazza a month or two ago. He said he would get it on the agenda at a county commissioner meeting. He got it on June 12th. A HUGE problem is I’ll be out of the country. I need someone who is willing to stand up at the meeting and express our concerns.
The most important thing is a huge showing of people supporting the issue. This is going to be hard because they have the meetings at 2:00pm. The same issue was brought before the commission for one of the North Valleys and the NRA grass roots machine organized a big turn out of people opposing the proposition. I’m not trying to threaten any body’s “2nd Amendment Rights”. I just don’t think lower Peavine is an appropriate place to be discharging firearms anymore. It truly is a congested area.
Please forward this to anybody who uses enjoys Peavine in a non-destructive manor.
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Reno, NV 89512
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