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West Virginia law provides that:

State law also provides that:

A person may not maintain a nuisance action for noise against a shooting range located in the vicinity of that person’s property if the range was established when the person acquired the property.3 If there is a substantial change in use of the range after the person acquires the property, the person may maintain a nuisance action if the action is brought within two years from the beginning of the substantial change.4 A person who owns property in the vicinity of a shooting range that was established after the person acquired the property may maintain a nuisance action for noise against the range only if the action is brought within four years after establishment of the range or two years after a substantial change in use of the range.5 If there has been no shooting activity at a range for two years, resumption of shooting is considered establishment of a new range.6

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  1. W. Va. Code § 55-18-1.[]
  2. W. Va. Code § 55-18-2.[]
  3. W. Va. Code § 61-6-23(b).[]
  4. Id.[]
  5. W. Va. Code § 61-6-23(c).[]
  6. W. Va. Code § 61-6-23(d).[]