IF YOU SHOOT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY IN OREGON READ THIS!!!! Lincoln County is attacking landowner Jerry Conrady and his wife. They own 120 acres in rural Lincoln County. Oregon allows for landowners and their guests to shoot on private property without any permits. The Conradys (he is a state certified teacher, gunsmith, Eagle scout) proposed building an indoor range on their property, and a small group of anti-gun neighbors, with money to boot are attempting to sue the Conradys into poverty and Lincoln County is going along with it. Lincoln County Asst Council Kristin Yullie has already been caught removing more than half of a paragraph of a Lincoln County code in order to convince the judge it meant the opposite of what its true meaning is. Wayne Belmont, Lincoln County council, has contradicted himself from the beginning, and its in writing. Now the county is requiring them to file for a conditional use permit ($900 fee) so they can continue to recreationally shoot on their property. If you search the Oregon Revised Statutes, ORS 166.170, 171 and 176 you will see that NO conditional use permit is necessary for a landowner and guests to discharge firearms on private property. IN fact Counties cannot restrict the discharge of firearms on private property. However Lincoln county is trying to bully the Conradys into submission and if the Lincoln County planning commission follows suit, they are setting a precedent that will require any and all landowners to ask permission to do something that no county has a right to regulate. They are having to pay to ask permission to an entity that has no jurisdiction over this activity. WE ALL NEED TO GET BEHIND THIS AND NOT ONLY HELP THE CONRADYS BUT FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS. The judge in the case ruled that the county has the right to regulate shooting ranges. This opens the door for any landowner that puts up a target on their private property to be required to ask permission to shoot on their property. WHY? Because the minute you put up a target to shoot at, you have a shooting range. All the Conradys have done is allowed their friends and local shooters come out and recreationally shoot for free. He doesnt charge. Does your county have the right to dictate who you can allow on your property or in your home? IF you or your friends care at all about your right to shoot on private property you should get involved no matter what county youre in as this will affect us all. The ramifications of this case can and will go deep. He is currently appealing his case in the appellate court system. This economy sucks but he is fighting for all of our rights. And having to fight deep pockets. Google Dale Laurance he is currently making over $400,000 a year on the board of Ingram Micro. To this guy, suing the Conradys is a tax write off. And he is only one of 5 neighbors suing him besides the county. THE CONRADYS NEED OUR HELP AND SUPPORT. Conradys address is box 278, Seal Rock, or, 97376. Send them a letter of support or call the Lincoln county commissioners and voice your opinion on this at 541-265-4176. There are two cases, Conradys filed a suit to get a judge to determine whether a county can regulate shooting on private property after Lincoln County threatened to sue them if they didnt stop, Case number 111143. The county and neighbors followed by suing the Conradys in an abatement of a nuisance case number 112006. IN this case the COUNTY asks that anyone caught with a gun on the Conradys property be immediately ARRESTED, and that the Conradys house be removed even though the county approved their building permits. If you dont believe me, pull the cases and read them for yourself!!!!! Or email me and Ill forward the stuff. I have been following this situation for quite a while now and with every turn I am amazed at what the county has done. LINCOLN COUNTY HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE SHOOTING COMMUNITY OF OREGON.