I just received this email notice from our local gun group. I post this not just as an fyi for potential Jefferson County residents who may be on this board, but more so as an example of how the rural lifestyle is constantly under threat. I know there have been many threads on here about suburbanites and cityites encroaching with their beliefs on the rural communities. This is just another example of that. Rural lifestyles are not disbanded with one feel swoop action, but rather with one seemingly small, seemingly harmless action at a time. Very much a "death by a thousand cuts" scenario. In this specific example the issue is the government "allowing" people to shoot on their own property, but you can replace this issue with any of the following and have the same situation: 1. Non-running vehicles on property 2. Smoke from woodstoves and outdoor burning 3. No pavement on roads 4. Noisy livestock 5. Smelly livestock 6. Unsightly yards, outbuildings etc 7. Noisy farm/homestead equipment 8. Insert your favorite typical rural behavior/situation here... (the list is long) If we are to preserve the rural lifestyles we must be willing to fight for it. Sometimes you can run away to a better area/situation, but at some point you may very well have to fight for your desired lifestyle. Once they get that first cut in, it is very difficult to stop the erosion once it has started.