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Extension of 'no-shoot' zone gets support

Posted: Friday, Nov 23rd, 2012

SANTA CRUZ — The County Board of Supervisors approved by a vote of 4 to 1 on Tuesday the concept of prohibiting the discharge of firearms in upper Eureka Canyon.

After the details and legal boundaries of the “no-shoot” zone are worked, out the board will make a final vote at its next meeting on Dec. 4.

The establishment of a “no-shoot” zone would put the mountainous region, which borders The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, on par with most areas in Santa Cruz County.

The proposal was introduced by Ellen Pirie, District 2 supervisor, who had received a petition signed by about 20 households in upper Eureka Canyon concerned about the use of firearms, which they stated endangered their safety and disrupted the peace.

Upper Eureka Canyon residents opposed to the proposal voiced their concerns to the board during Tuesday’s meeting.

Among them were Anthony Atorre, who trains his children how to shoot and said the implementation of a no-shoot zone would take away from his family’s core values.

For the complete article see the 11-22-2012 issue.

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