Cincy-area gun store needs one more big voter turnout
For a year and a half, Shooters Supply Shop in the Cincinnati-area suburb of Loveland has been working towards opening a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range. Despite the support of the Loveland Police Officers Association, the Loveland City Planning Commission, Loveland City Council, the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce and a great majority at the ballot box, the anti-gunners are trying to block this fine business again.
Yes, you read that right. In February, an anti-gun
clique of residents placed on the ballot an initiative that would have blocked the range from opening. Voters overwhelmingly approved the range with more than sixty percent of the vote. Now, the anti-gunners are at it again, putting another issue on the ballot that would use zoning code to "zone" the range out of existence.
Shooters Supply Shop owners Marvin Mann and Dan Lovett have supported the community for
years, aiding the schools with fundraisers and supporting youth athletics. In turn, it is clear that they have the community's support.
Buckeye Firearms Association urges residents in the City of Loveland to vote "YES" for Issue 14. Again, to help fight back against a small fringe of gun ban extremists and help this community get the firing range it has fought for for so long, Loveland residents should vote "YES" on Issue 14.
Click on the "Read More..." link below to read the text of Issue 14.
PROPOSED REFERENDUM ON ORDINANCE NO. 2005-38 (BY PETITION) CITY OF LOVELAND
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
On July 12, 2005 the Council of the City of Loveland adopted Ordinance 2005-38,
“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 1135.02(f) AND 1137.02(f) OF THE LOVELAND CODE OF ORDINANCES
“WHEREAS, the Loveland City Council requested that the Planning and
Zoning Commission consider a zoning text change to reduce or modify the requirement in the Zoning Code that 200 feet separate
Commercial Recreation Facilities and the Residential Districts along
Loveland Madeira Road because of the strong community support for an
indoor shooting range at the former Matthew 25 Ministries
Building at 1425 Loveland Madeira Road as expressed in the vote of
Loveland electors held on February 8, 2005; and
WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission received the request for
review by City Council at its June 6, 2005 meeting and the Planning and
Zoning Commission set a public hearing for June 20, 2005 to review
possible zoning text changes governing commercial recreation facilities in
Loveland during its meeting on June 6, 2005; and
WHEREAS, the City of Loveland, as the initiator of this proposed zoning
text amendment, caused the public hearing to be properly advertised in a
newspaper of general circulation in the Loveland community in accordance
with the requirements of the Loveland Code of Ordinances; and
WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing
regarding the possible zoning text changes at 7:00 p.m. on June 20, 2005; and
WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission at its regular meeting on
June 20, 2005 recommended to City Council that Commercial
Recreation Facilities throughout Loveland be made conditionally
permitted land uses to ensure that any consideration of Commercial
Facilities include notice to property owners within 300 hundred feet of
the proposed Commercial Recreation Facility, a public hearing, and review by
the Planning and Zoning Commission to ensure the proposed Commercial
Recreation Facility is harmonious with and in accordance with the general
objectives of the Zoning Code; and
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Loveland held a public hearing
regarding this proposed zoning text change on July 12, 2005, which
public hearing was properly advertised according to the requirements set
forth in the Loveland Code of Ordinances.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Loveland, Hamilton, Clermont and Warren Counties, Ohio:
Section 1. The City Council hereby repeals 1135.02(f) of the Zoning Code.
Section 2. The City Council hereby repeals 1137.02(f) of the Zoning Code.
Section 3. The City Council hereby amends Section 1135.04, Conditionally Permitted Uses, to add Commercial Recreation Facilities as a
conditionally permitted land use in the Business Corridor (B-C) District by amending 1135.04 (c) to include Commercial Recreation Facilities and to
read as follows:
“1135.04 (c) Community commercial recreation and community non-commercial recreation.“
Section 4. The City Council hereby amends Section 1137.04, Conditionally Permitted Uses, to add Commercial Recreation Facilities as a
conditionally permitted land use in the Business Retail (B-R) District by amending 1137.04 (c) to include Commercial Recreation Facilities and to
read as follows:
“1137.04 (c) Community commercial recreation and community non-commercial recreation.“
Section 5. This ordinance shall become effective at the earliest date allowed by law.
SHALL ORDINANCE 2005-38 AMENDING SECTIONS 1135.02(f) AND 1137.02(f) OF THE LOVELAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, BE APPROVED?
Buckeye Firearms Association urges a YES vote on the City of Loveland's Issue 14.
Despite referendum, Shooter's Supply faces yet another hurdle