I recently had an informative talk with my city councilman, Jeff White, on the shooting range issue. Unfortunately, part of it is (my opinion) what seems to be a common problem with a few people whom haven’t learned to respect other people’s property including public property.
The metal roof is shot up and other things have been used for target practice for reasons I don’t understand. There is a liability issue and a noise issue from the landowners around there, too, and if you’ve not been there for a while, it’s in need of some dirt work.
I use the range and without it I have no place to go, living in the city, and I’m not alone in that.
Mr. White informed me that it’s not a matter of IF we get a shooting range it’s a matter of when. I hope that’s the case but I do know that it’s going to come with oversight in the form of video surveillance and possibly a gate that you’d have to swipe to get in and I’m sure this going to have a price tag on it.
It’s only reasonable though to protect any investment in improvements because it’s ours and our investment. I’d like to hear other people weigh in on this.