Isle of Wight Range in Trouble! Charlottesville Gun Control Push?

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Covington, VA -( Proposed Isle of Wight gun range needs our help to get approved!

American K9 Interdiction and Dominion Protection Group are trying to open a public shooting range in Isle of Wight County. One of the neighbors, who didn’t like the idea, stirred up about 50 other neighbors and, a few weeks ago, they stood in opposition to the range at a Planning Commission meeting. Since VCDL was unaware of the situation back then, there were almost no supporters at that hearing. 🙁

The opponents, as usual, painted all kinds of wild, ridiculous, and off-the-wall scenarios to show the range would be a bad thing to have in the area.

The local paper, the Smithfield Times, was also less than sympathetic to the range.

The Board of Supervisors will consider the range at their July 21st meeting, which is held at the Isle of Wight Courthouse.

*** The range urgently needs lots of citizens to attend that meeting to speak in favor of the range. ***

Here is television coverage of the current situation. The anti interviewed is the ringleader of the opposition:


Let’s send an email to the Board of Supervisors in support of the range. When the date gets closer, I will remind everyone so that we have a big turnout at the hearing.

Email addresses (just copy and paste the entire list into your email program):

Suggested subject: Please APPROVE the American K9 Interdiction’s public shooting range!

Suggested message:

Dear Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors member,

In this age of urban sprawl, public shooting ranges provide a valuable service to gun owners by giving them a way to enjoy the shooting sports, while also supporting their Second Amendment rights. This shooting range will also bring more customers to Isle of Wight businesses.

I urge you to SUPPORT the proposed American K9 Interdiction’s public shooting range at the Board of Supervisors hearing on July 21!


About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

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Dr. Jon – might have something to do with the fact that Charlottesville is more than 100 miles from the county….


If Charlottesville is pushing for something, what is it besides distracting people with a push to tear down statues and rename public parks?


Charlottesville was in the title of this article, but is not mentioned in the body of the story.