North Carolina Gun Range Goes Up In Flames In Obvious Case Of Arson

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Triad Active Shooters Klub Arson
Deliberate burning of NC Triad Active Shooters Klub should be declared an incident of domestic terrorism and placed under federal investigation.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Early Monday morning, a North Carolina gun range, Triad Active Shooters Klub (TASK), outside Greensboro/Winston Salem North Carolina lost multiple structures and covered firing ports in an apparent case of sophisticated and deliberate arson carried out by numerous unknown perpetrators.

The fire started around 4:33 a.m. on April 2nd, 2018 at Triad Action Shooters Klub on Fuller Mill road in Trinity NC.

Here’s the statement on the event and the evidence that was found from the club president

“There was arson at the TASK early Monday morning range. Three of the five covered firing points were completely destroyed. The remaining two had five one-gallon plastic containers of gasoline placed strategically next to the wooden posts that support the roof and under the piled up shooting benches. Two covered firing lines were not burned because the fuses to the gas failed.

We believe that more than one arsonist was involved, maybe several. This belief is because, at a minimum, twenty five individual containers of gasoline were used. We found five at each of the unburned structures and assume that there were at least that many at each of the other three. It would take quite a while for one person to remove 25 one-gallon containers from a vehicle and set them out out beside the posts and under the shooting benches. Moreover, our shooting benches are too heavy for one man to lift. Two men can move one but it would require three or four to stack one upon another.

The TASK members have been great about this. The BODs and volunteers have already cleaned up the debris and stacked all of the burned tin roof panels. The metal will be taken to a salvage yard and the wood will be placed in a safe place and burned. The ground was swept with a magnetic broom and approximately two gallons of nails and screws were recovered for disposal.

All five firing lines are open now but the burned ones lack everything except the concrete floor.

The contractor who built all of the structures has surveyed the scene and he is working with us. In addition to the cost of reconstructing the covered firing lines, we are looking at an unknown cost for a video/motion-detecting security system.

Six years were required to build the structures and to clear the new 100 yard range. We did it one step at a time as our dues came in. The club lacks enough funds to pay for all of the reconstruction at this moment but construction will begin anyway on a pay-as-you-go basis.

We will not allow a group of anti-Second Amendment NAZIs stop us from peaceably assembling to enjoy ours Second Amendment rights.

Any financial help that can be provided will be appreciated. Even if none is though, TASK will rebuild. It will just take a little longer.”

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 318-6699 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 672-7463.

Here’s a link to the clubs Facebook page if anyone wants to follow up with support or offer assistance in rebuilding. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Triad-Active-Shooters-Klub-TASK/557521154408987

No official word has been released from local authorities as of the writing of this article concerning an investigation, suspects or leads.

Its crystal clear from the on-site reports from the club president that this was a deliberate and intentional act, carried out by multiple people. This case of arson should be declared an incident of domestic terrorism under current federal law and guidelines. Especially when one considers the catalyst for the armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016.

That event came about as a result of a local cattle rancher and his son being charged under domestic terrorism laws. Dwight and Steven Hammond set a controlled burn on their land back in 2001 in order to control invasive plants and reduce the fuel load on their property that could contribute to a nearby wildfire spreading.

Their controlled burn accidentally scorched acres of Fed land adjacent to their property, resulting in no loss of life, structures or animals, but the Hammonds were maliciously pursued by the federal government over an unintentional act. Federal prosecutors charged, tried and convicted the Hammonds under the 1996 antiterrorism act. This legislation was passed by Congress in the wake of the 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing—at the time the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

If federal anti terrorism laws can be applied to an accident of a controlled burn encroaching on to federal lands, a situation the federal Bureau of Land Management was quoted as saying improved grazing conditions in the area affected, then the intentional and malicious act of engaging in arson to destroy a gun range is a more significant crime. One that could plausibly even be pursued under RICO statutes if suspects can be apprehended and it can be shown they actively engaged in a conspiracy to commit the crime.

Even more alarming, this crime shows a glimpse of how far anti-gun fascists are willing to go in their efforts. In previous incidents, legal concealed carry permit holders have been physically attacked in public by gun haters, in the lobby of a Florida Walmart, as well as on the streets, and of course swatting. social media (especially Twitter) is filled with tweets advocating all manners of violence, including death, to be directed at gun owners and even the NRA offices.

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Now the fanatical, gun control fans have graduated to sophisticated arson. The next step up the ladder of criminality is going to result in someone being seriously injured or killed. Either a law-abiding gun owner and or their family, may be assaulted, or run off the road by an unhinged anti-gun lunatic, or worse. Or that same gun owner will have no choice but to resort to lethal force to defend and protect themselves and they will be demonized for having done so.

Local and federal authorities need to be pressed to identify the arson perpetrators, have them arrested and charged accordingly.

More articles, commentary and information by D. Roberts available at That Every Man Be Armed.com

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Mach-one-mosquito
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Mach-one-mosquito

Dan, a valid / current snail mail address to send a money order to help these folks
rebuild their range would be appreciated.

Quirel
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Quirel

One could argue that it’s RICO, but it wouldn’t hold up in court. Look up Ken White’s article on the subject, when he took apart a Tweet calling for a RICO investigation into the NRA and gun manufacturers, and explained that nothing the NRA does is anything like a RICO case. RICO is not conspiracy. It is not “these people did a bad thing.” It is a very specific law that sounds snazzy on cop shows. In real life, RICO charges usually get cases thrown out As for terrorism… If arson amd vandalism laws are enough to nail these jackasses,… Read more »

Robert Hartwig
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Robert Hartwig

The Facebook page for the club has gone missing?? Proof that the Libtard Media is anti-right to self-defense.If we portray them for what they are ANTI RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE perhaps the public will start to understand and see them for what they are.Next time there is a rally we should carry signs that say. I’M NOT PROGUN I’M PRO RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE. GUN LAWS KILL.

Former Sgt USMC
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Former Sgt USMC
Rattlerjake
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Rattlerjake
Dan
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Dan

Anybody know how to photoshop “I’m your huckleberry” in light blue letters above their message on the billboard?

Meathead
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Meathead

Hope that they find and prosecute the idiots who did this. No sense in it and didn’t accomplish anything other than angering the shooters who use the range. Sad day in America.
We have motion cameras at our local range and the range is in a clay pit past the owner/operator’s home. It would be difficult for anyone to get to it to cause damage and tag numbers would be recorded going and coming.

John Dunlap
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John Dunlap

Some here might remember my comments predicting this sort of thing back when Antifa first raised its vile head. We can now expect these attacks to increase in both frequency and violence. Since anyone who would assault a known CCW holder in public is probably trying to “take one for the team” in order to generate a politically useful incident, suicide bombings are not out of the question. The only response we can expect from government will be more egregious anti-civil rights legislation. We must now accept that the United States has its very own Shining Path movement. It would… Read more »

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

I agree. Our politicians don’t listen anymore, our courts refuse to follow the law. The time has come to join your states militia.

Spargo Peter
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Spargo Peter

Local FNRA group may be able to help with grants to rebuild. You might check in with your local rep.

Mikial
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Mikial

Liberals are the most intolerant, hate filled, anarchy prone sub-humans in this country. Unlike most Conservatives and so-called ‘Red Necks’ who tend to take a live and let live attitude, Liberals want to harm and even kill anyone who disagrees with them. Liberals are the true terrorists of our day.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Extremely disappointing but it unfortunately does NOT surprise me at all. Folks, this is what we as good, red-blooded American Patriots are dealing with! Those anti-gunning fruits, Progressives, Liberals, Left-winged buffoons are truly causing for a bruising. I think we have had just about more than enough at this point.

Wes Bielinski
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Wes Bielinski

Were they not insured?

MB
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MB

Insurance policies usually exclude acts of terrorism. This may well be ruled domestic terrorism.

John Michna
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John Michna

Insurance ought to cover losses due to arson, no?

Tionico
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Tionico

it seems likely that insurance for something such as a gun range might be overly costly, and because of minimal perceived risk, the club elected to self-insure. I know of gun clubs who do this. Perhaps some cluse will emerge….. jto have twenty five one gallon containers of gasoline transported to the scene, someone had to have been busy filling those cans somewhere…. maybe someone will have noticed. Also, with that large a number of perps involved, soome one is likely to be bragging about it at some point, and another more justice minded individual will deal with the information… Read more »

James Wagner
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James Wagner

Start a GO FIND ME page.

Robert Hartwig
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Robert Hartwig

It is possible Go Fund Me will not take this ad because they are part of the false media conspiracy. Just like Google, Facebook, Instagram. and YOUTUBE all of which are liberal false media Desciples.

Bill in Lexington,NC
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Bill in Lexington,NC

See link above.

MB
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MB

Sick evil people do these things.The perpetrators may never be caught, but the range will hopefully continue to provide enjoyment and training for 2nd Amendment defenders, people who may soon be called on to defend American from the cancer within. These sick people should not be poking the bear, because although the bear is friendly and docile, the bear has teeth, claws and limits to its tolerance.

Sally
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Sally

Given the look of that range I expect a couple of people will have it back over the weekend.

Jerry S.
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Jerry S.

The seeds of revolution are being sowed everyday by these type of people. The idiotic thing about it is the fact they don’t seem to realize what will happen to them when the shooting starts. Oh well, keep your powder dry, gentlemen, and prepare for the long siege.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Jerry S, Yes, the prog/soc/libtards have shown that they are willing to use violence and now arson. If we could just get them to engage in armed rebellion during a conservative administration, we could solve a hundred year old problem.
If they rebel during another liberal administration, they will use the power of the federal government on us.

VT Patriot
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VT Patriot

What these snowflakes haven’t picked up on yet is that they just peed off a large # of gun owners and probably excellent marksmen. Their therapy puppies won’t be of much value when the SHTF. And the fan is whirling right now.

TxRabbit47
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TxRabbit47

Add here the contact information for a key member(s) of the range to which donations can be directed.

michael
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michael

the idiots that did that should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law whether it be federal or local law!!

Marc DV.
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Marc DV.

Wish I lived near there!
I’d still go shoot every day.
Don’t need Buildings to practice.
Those of you who do live close!
Go show your support. Pay the Range
fee and Fire away. A TIP CAN’T HURT
EITHER!! TAKES MONEY TO REBUILD!

Robert
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Robert

This country is in sad sad shape