Victory! VA Indoor shooting-ranges will be able to reopen next Friday

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Virginia citizens will be free to use indoor shooting ranges this Friday! IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( VCDL and GOA’s lawsuit to reopen indoor shooting-ranges, which succeeded in reopening one indoor shooting range in Lynchburg (Safeside Tactical), has now had a wider victory!

Governor Northam’s new Executive Order 61 reclassifies indoor shooting-ranges into their own category, removing them from “entertainment.” As such, indoor shooting-ranges will be able to reopen on Friday, May 15th, as long as they follow certain social distancing and sanitizing criteria:

8. Indoor Shooting Ranges
Effective 12:00 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2020, indoor shooting ranges may reopen, provided they comply with the following requirements:
a. Occupancy must be limited to 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy with at least six feet of physical distancing between individuals at all times. Use every other lane to achieve six feet of physical distancing.
b. Employees working in customer-facing areas are required to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times.
c. Perform thorough cleaning and disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces every 60 minutes in operation, while disinfecting all equipment between each customer use and prohibiting the use of equipment that cannot be thoroughly disinfected.
d. Either thoroughly clean shared or borrowed equipment in between uses, or only allow the use of personal equipment at the range.
e. It is recommended that facilities strongly encourage patrons, members, and guests to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while in the facility.
f. If any such indoor shooting range cannot adhere to these requirements, it must close.

It’s now up to the indoor ranges to determine if they will reopen under the above restrictions.

Let’s plan on patronizing our local indoor-ranges, starting Friday. I know I’m ready to do my part!

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My Kommiecticut gun club shut down on their own buying into the coronavirus Dem-Panic. They have since re-opened with strict limitations. Therefore, I set up my back lot shooting range again after several years of not using it. I used it for the first time last Sunday. BTW….different neighbors now, so got a visit from the state police. The wife that HATES ALL GUNS tried to have me busted for shooting withing 500′ of their house. The line of fire was away from everyone’s house, but my firing line was about 350′ away from their house. Unfortunately for her, that… Read more »


I hope you American Patriots in Virginia have had enough! I don’t know how Northam and his Communist Democrap compatriots got elected. However, the way to get rid of them and his type is to NEVER VOTE FOR ANYONE WITH A (D) OR AN (I) BEHIND THEIR NAME AGAIN!!! In the meantime, just keep suing the HELL out of Northam and his Communist Democrap Gang every time they violate your civil rights!

StandWith Me

It now seems that the fallen/defeated figure on the Virginia state flag is the US Constitution


Victory? Well, the damage (to small businesses) is done. Dragging it out until the 15th, northam didn’t drop the restriction effective immediately and he didn’t have to go to court this time. But a lot of gun shop/range folks out of jobs and many, many citizens deprived of their rights. Damage done.

northam did the same thing when the General Assembly dropped the “assault weapon” ban bill. He got every other anti-2A bill he wanted passed into law. Damage done.

Wild Bill

, this is a marvelous opportunity to make the firearms industry spring back faster and stronger than any other industry in the US.
I think that Mossberg is made completely in the US, so am going to buy a couple of youth shotguns and a couple of rifles from them, to support American industry.
Does anyone know any other firearm brands that are completely made in America, by Americans?


@WB – What about ammo and accessories? Don’t know enough about the assorted companies to know which to buy from right now. Do you? Don’t have use for another firearm in the house, and trying to avoid becoming even more of a horder 🙂 However everybody always needs more ammo! As grabbers newest front seems to be attacking our right to KBAmmo – they claim 2nd guarantees our right to firearms but not ammo. Would like to call them stupid for such statements, but it is not about understanding – it is about what they think they can make stick.… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Finnky, I suppose one would have to research everything that he buys to make sure it is made in America. Savage, Weatherby, Colt, Smith … all American. Federal … all American.
Lots of people on this site know what is American made and what is not. They will contribute info.
Yep, I bought a little .410 Savage this morning, that I don’t NEED. Put some money in the American economy, that Americans NEED.


Wild Bill…
SCCY is a wholly “Made in USA” company.

VCDL President

Yes – indoor ranges would still be on an indefinite hold, possibly into June as “entertainment” if we had not pushed on this. Damage was done, but it could have been much worse.


@VCDL President…How many times do we take two steps backwards for only one step forward does it take for us to run out of backup room?