U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- 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!
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.
For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.