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Anti-gun laws force cancellation of Revolutionary war reenactment in California

The war of independence reenactors cross the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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The war of independence reenactors are accustomed to, don’t fire until you see the whites of their enemy in the eye. But in California, you may not need, soon, to learn, to fire at all.

Park officials in Elk Grove, South of Sacramento, have been forced to cancel a historical society too abrupt, a long-planned two-day Revolutionary war re-enactment, citing local anti-gun laws, the Elk Grove Citizen reported.

Instead of the muskets, and officers according to reports, an alternative: wood-sticks requested.

Elk Grove Historical Society, which was said to be through the park district at the end of last year, that their black powder muskets could not be fired, decided against the use of sticks and picked up by the staging, according to local reports.

The event, which will begin in the works for more than nine months, in April. The company had allegedly already begun the process of printing promotional materials.

“(C)you will see 12 men in full regalia and a 12-charging cable with wooden sticks that say ‘Bang Bang!’? It does not have the same effect just works.”

– Jim Entrican, Elk Grove Historical Society, facility manager

City law prohibits the citizens from the use, maintenance, possession or firing of “any gun.”

The members of the historical society, said their predicament was confusing and disappointing.

“It’s just frustrating, very frustrating,” Jim Entrican, the facility manager at the company, told KOVR-TV.

Entrican, said the official exceptions for re-enactments had been made in parks in the past few years.

“They asked us whether we can use wooden sticks, and you can see 12 men in full regalia and a 12-charging cable with wooden sticks that say ‘Bang Bang!’? It does not have the same effect just works,” he said.

The group that had planned, as many as 3,000 spectators in the park, said it is working with officials to change local regulations before your next presentation.

Entrican said Elk Grove Citizen that the rules be changed, and that “it’s going to be OK” to the event next year.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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