THIS IS CRAZY!!
I live in Douglas Co., Nevada. If you possess or just store a model rocket here you can be fined up to $1000 and/or get 6 months in jail!!!!!
The County Code has a section on fireworks:
8.16.010 Discharge, possession, storage or sale--Prohibited
It is unlawful for any person, persons, firm, company or association, within the limits of Douglas County, to possess, store, sell, discharge or set off any rocket, squib, firecracker, or other fireworks of any kind or description. (Ord. 758, 1996; Ord. 560, 1992; Ord. 90 §1, 1952)
Some other Nevada Counties have the same code. They interpret rockets under this section to mean fireworks rockets only. BUT NOT DOUGLAS COUNTY!! They interpret it to mean model rockets as well. So, if you live in this county and have an Estes Quark sitting on your shelf, HIDE IT! They have taken down all the Estes rockets from the Wal Mart and Radio Shack stores.
This is a serious blow to model rocketry. It is completly insane. Someone needs to talk to the county supervisors up here. There are a lot of good launching areas in Nevada. Heck you can do just about anything up here except have a rocket.
Nearby Lyon County, the land of dry lakes, has incorporated the same regulations. They are currently questioning whether or not "rocket" includes model rockets or just fireworks rockets.
This almost seems unconstitutional. Rocketeers in Nevada need to organize a protest against their interpretation of "rocket".
Just pray that this movement against model rocketry doesn't become contagious. Otherwise, how much longer will we have the famous Black Rock Desert rocket festival if we let this continue?
This should be the model rocketry capital of the world. Instead, you can't even possess a model rocket up here!!