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  • Ready for Shot Show Industry Day at the Range

    01/18/2016 5:19:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I drove up from Yuma to Las Vegas today, to go to the Industry day at the Range tomorrow.  It is nice to be one of the media invited to this event, which most of the industry from around the world uses to highlight and show off the latest in technological improvements and new products.  If I want to take my laptop, they will have media tents to do stories from, complete with wi-fi to blog directly to the net.  Pretty cool stuff. Always nice to run into professional colleagues as well.  I am looking forward to seeing Alan...
  • Bring your (lib) friend to the range

    11/01/2015 12:30:23 PM PST · by AQuietThinkingMan · 70 replies
    I read a lot of opinion and "fact" from the gun-control lobby and its acolytes on Facebook and social media. Much of it is fear based and misleading if not outright falsehoods. Just responding with verified fact isn't likely to change minds because those with a particular mindset will not likely change by reading an article (if they even go so far as to read it.) I think it would be valuable to offer to bring your friend to the range to introduce them to guns and demonstrate to them safety and the proper handling of weapons. For many, I...

    04/10/2014 11:32:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 367 replies
    America's Freedom Fighters ^ | Apr 9, 2014 | Clark Kent
    By SHIREE BUNDY COX: I have had people ask me to explain my dad’s stance on this BLM fight. Here it is in as simple of terms as I can explain it. There is so much to it, but here it is in a nut shell. My great grandpa bought the rights to the Bunkerville allotment back in 1887 around there. Then he sold them to my grandpa who then turned them over to my dad in 1972. These men bought and paid for their rights to the range and also built waters, fences and roads to assure the survival...
  • Nevada Governor Slams Feds in 'New Ruby Ridge' Battle

    04/10/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday blasted the Bureau of Land Management for its "offensive" conduct in a bitter dispute with a farmer whose cattle graze on federal land — including the bureau’s designation of a "First Amendment area" where people can protest. In a scalding statement, Sandoval jumped squarely into the middle of a 20-year-old feud between farmer Cliven Bundy and the BLM — focusing his wrath specifically on a penned-in area that the federal agency considers the only place where people can speak freely. "Most disturbing to me is the BLM's establishment of a 'First Amendment area' that...
  • Popular gun range wins county battle

    01/27/2014 3:14:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 24 January, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    MILTON-FREEWATER The East End Rod & Gun Club’s application to continue operations was approved by the Umatilla County Planning Commission Thursday night, but a number of restrictions were placed on its activities. #The Milton-Freewater club, which has about 800 members, has operated a shooting range since 1994 on 85 acres of leased property, but was never officially approved by the county. #The club initially filed a land use application last fall to expand onto addition land and receive official approval for their current operations, but later withdrew the request for an expansion because the land was no longer available. #Thursday...
  • WI:DNR: More public access to private shooting ranges on way

    12/29/2013 8:56:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 12 December, 2013 | DNR
    MADISON — More high-quality shooting opportunities for the public are on the way thanks to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources cost-share grant program for public and private shooting ranges. The Shooting Range Grant Program is funded by the Wildlife Restoration Grant, also known as the Pittman-Robertson, which is fund supported by a 10 to 11 percent excise tax on firearms and ammunition. For the first time in several years, this money has been made available to increase public access to quality, safe shooting opportunities throughout the state and improving both public and private shooting ranges. The DNR is awarding...
  • Iran parades 30 2,000-km range missiles

    09/24/2013 4:08:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    YNet News ^ | 9/22/13 | News agencies
    During parade marking anniversary of Iran-Iraq war, army displays missiles capable of hitting Israel, US bases. President Rohani says ready for talks with West, Israel 'trampled all international WMD treaties' Iran paraded 30 missiles with a nominal range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) Sunday, the first time it had displayed so many with a stated capacity to hit Israeli targets. Iran displayed 12 Sejil and 18 Ghadr missiles at the annual parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. The stated range of both missiles would put not only Israel but also US bases in the...
  • ‘Zombie Obama’ Target maker debuts ‘Gun Lobbyist’ and ‘Al Sharpton’ models

    06/28/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies ^ | June 28, 2013 | Aaron Samsel
    ‘Zombie Obama’ Target maker debuts ‘Gun Lobbyist’ and ‘Al Sharpton’ models According to their website, Zombie Industries, the same company whose reactive targets resembling President Obama made a “big splash” at this years National Rifle Association’s convention in Houston, has debuted two new products: Gun Control Lobbyist and ‘Al Sharpton’ target mannequins. Riding the crest of the billion dollar ‘zombie wave’, this San Diego based company has brought shooters life-size targets that bleed for the past couple of years, routinely turning heads at gun shows and offending delicate sensibilities (the target maker recently renamed a female target, “Alexa”, originally called...
  • North Korea fires three short-range missiles

    05/18/2013 2:29:47 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 18, 2013
    (Reuters) - North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, but the purpose of the launches was unknown. Launches by the North of short-term missiles are not uncommon, but the ministry would not speculate whether these latest launches were part of a test or training exercise. "North Korea fired short-range guided missiles twice in the morning and once in the afternoon off its east coast," an official at the South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman's office said by telephone.
  • North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports

    04/03/2013 7:21:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013/04/03
    North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports SEOUL | Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:13pm EDT (Reuters) - North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and South Korean authorities. It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.
  • Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy at the Skeet Range in Camp David

    02/01/2013 3:25:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/1/13 | HelmerReenberg
    The President and the First Lady at the Shooting Range in Camp David with daughter Caroline and son John Jr.
  • Shooting range no longer welcomes Burlington Police

    01/21/2013 11:55:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    WPTZ.COM ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | WPTZ.COM
    BURLINGTON, Vt. —The Burlington Police Department is getting caught in the crossfire between Burlington City Council and Second Amendment advocates. A shooting range in Morrisville, Vt. is no longer letting Burlington Police officers train there.
  • Frisco texas building nations largest indoor gun range

    01/11/2013 9:09:32 PM PST · by praytell · 20 replies
    Fox 4 news DFW ^ | 1-11-13 | Myfoxdfw
    Frisco gun club indoor range being built. Over 40 lanes. Over 40,000 square feet being built.
  • Firing range teams with Mob Museum for new experience(NV)

    12/08/2012 5:19:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 8 December, 2012 | William D'Urso
    With a glacier-white smile and rapid-fire laugh, Mark Cole greets visitors to his Guns and Ammo Garage, a shooting range where they can travel back to a world of Prohibition-era weapons by firing classic models like the murderous Tommy gun, known, too, as the "Chicago Typewriter." Guns and Ammo Garage, 5155 S. Dean Martin Drive, has partnered with the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas to provide a full mob-related experience. From gunshot to mugshot, the partnership pulls from decades of mob history in Las Vegas and beyond. “The Vegas Mob Tour,” Guns and Ammo's package with the museum, is...
  • Senate to Vote on NSSF-Backed Sportsmen Act After Thanksgiving (VIDEO) (Protects ranges and ammo)

    11/19/2012 6:54:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | S.H. Blannelberry
    After several preliminary votes on the Sportsmen’s Act (S.3525), the U.S. Senate has decided it will take a final vote on the measure after Thanksgiving break. Thus far, the bipartisan bill, which contains all sorts of goodies for gun owners, hunters, shooters and sportsmen (see priority provisions below), has garnered a ton of support from lawmakers. On Thursday, the Senate advanced the Sportsmen’s Act by an 84-12 preliminary vote, a sign of the bill’s overwhelming popularity. "Sportsmen and -women across Montana and the nation are calling for responsible decisions that strengthen our outdoor economy and secure our outdoor heritage for...
  • Judge plans field trip in Rowlett’s dispute with Garland gun range(TX)

    11/16/2012 8:08:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 15 November, 2012 | RAY LESZCYNSKI
    After a day of testimony from witnesses for the city of Rowlett, Judge Ken Molberg will see for himself whether safety improvements at the Garland Public Shooting Range are enough to protect a neighborhood more than a mile downrange. The city and residents who have had a problem with rifle bullets on their property and the owners of the gun range returned to Dallas’ 95th District Court on Thursday to settle a request for a temporary injunction to shut the rifle portion of the range down. Early in the proceedings, Rowlett City Attorney David Berman challenged Molberg to visit the...
  • Idaho high court overturns ruling on shooting range

    11/16/2012 6:13:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 15 November, 2012 | AP
    BOISE -- The Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a lower court ruling that declared the 2008 Outdoor Sport Shooting Act unconstitutional as part of a lawsuit dealing with the expansion of a north Idaho public shooting range.
  • Police fired 26 shots at Waukesha Man on Tuesday

    10/24/2012 7:23:29 PM PDT · by T. P. Pole · 24 replies
    CBS 58 News (Milwaukee) ^ | Oct 24, 2012 at 5:45 PM CDT | WDJT Editor
    Police fired 26 shots at Waukesha Man on Tuesday WAUKESHA -- Law enforcement authorities fired 26 rounds at a man allegedly involved in a domestic dispute in Waukesha on Tuesday, according to Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack. None of the shots hit the man, Dick Petarius, 76. Chief Jack says police were responding to a domestic dispute in the 1800 block of Racine Avenue Tuesday evening. Petarius' ex-wife, Phyllis reportedly had a broken arm after her ex-husband, Dick, pushed her, according to police. Court documents show Phyllis filed a restraining order against Dick in 2010, the same year she filed...
  • OMG! They’re Using Targets! Human Shaped Targets! OMG!

    09/20/2012 10:28:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 20 September, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Gun-friendly Utah is surprisingly queasy when it comes to the kinds of paper targets shooters are allowed to use on state-owned ranges. Well, one state agency is, anyway. Now a Beehive State legislator wants to know why. “’The range belongs to the people,’ Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain, said. ‘We need to make sure that people are not restricted in their use because of an overstep of authority.’” Or an overabundance of political correctness . . . It is not against state law for human form targets to be used inside the gun-friendly Beehive State, but Utah’s Division of Wildlife...
  • Shooting at Gun Shop in California 10-15 Years ago. Memory aid requested

    07/26/2012 3:48:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    26 July, 2012 | marktwain
    10-15 years ago there was an attempted mass shooting at a California gun range/shop. I have not been able to find the details of this shooting on the net. It happened at a gun shop with a rental range in a California town. It was not in one of the major cities, but it could have been a suburb. The perpetrator came into the shop and rented a semi-auto. I think it was a pistol caliber carbine. He came back into the shop and fired a round or two into the ceiling and declared that he was going to kill...
  • After 45 Years, N. AZ Has a Shooting Range

    07/13/2012 5:37:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Janice Baker
    A Hopi blessing… The rapid fire of shots at neon orange clay targets attached to red ribbons… Cheers from the crowd .... and the ribbon “shooting” is complete. The Northern Arizona Shooting Range opened to a happy throng of gun enthusiasts this weekend. Many of them have waited nearly 45 years for an official place to practice their marksmanship. But about a mile from the shooting range, as the crow, or the bullet, flies, sits Walnut Canyon National Monument, the ancient home of the cliff dwelling people called the Sinagua. Here, the Superintendent of North Central Arizona Monuments, Diane Chung,...
  • Owner says gun range is safe(WV)

    06/26/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 26 June, 2012 | PAMELA BRUST
    PARKERSBURG - Sundowner Gun Range owner Kendall Richards said his private members-only Gihon Road range is safe, that it presents no danger to nearby residential neighborhoods. During a meeting last week, representatives of the Wildwood Homeowner's Association and other neighbors lodged complaints about what they contend are bullet holes in their homes, bullets found in various locations and noise of constant gunfire with the range open seven days a week. "We've had shooting on this property for nearly 20 years and we've had no injuries that I'm aware of, and no confirmed reports of bullets from the range going anywhere,"...
  • OSHA targets shooting range

    06/25/2012 10:33:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 23 June, 2012 | David Kopel
    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a citation, along with a proposed fine of $111,000 fine (OSHA press release here), against Illinois Gun Works–a gun store and gunsmith business which has a shooting range and teaches safety classes. HT Instapundit and David Codrea. In a November 2009 article for the NRA magazine America’s 1st Freedom, I warned about the dangers of President Obama’s nomination of David Michaels as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (head of OSHA), based on Michaels’ well-established record as an anti-gun advocate. Many of alleged OSHA violations at the safety...
  • OSHA shooting range ruling points to agenda besides worker safety(IL)

    06/17/2012 4:45:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    16 June, 2012 | David Codrea
    An Illinois gun range has been cited for “27 serious violations includ[ing] 13 for violating the lead standard” resulting in proposed fines of $111,000, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in a news release earlier this week. Illinois Gun Works Ltd. was cited for “failing to implement engineering and work practice controls” following “a Jan. 21 inspection referred by the Illinois Department of Public Health.” The citation, issued on June 6, also included what OSHA defines as “serious violations” that “include failing to implement a hazard communication program, train workers on hazardous …label chemical bottles…administer an effective hearing conservation...
  • Minn. DNR to test if rifle practice has a place in state parks

    06/14/2012 9:26:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 14 June, 2012 | LAURIE BLAKE
    State officials are considering holding firearms safety training in state parks -- normally off-limits to hunting and target shooting -- to accommodate a growing demand for classes. To try the idea, for the first time this fall they will let students shoot .22-caliber rifles in classes at a state recreation area and a wildlife management area. If these trials go well, the firearms training, limited to a few hours on a handful of days, may be offered in the future at Fort Snelling State Park, William O'Brien State Park near Stillwater and other large state parks. Officials stress that any...
  • Disarming my fear(UT)

    06/13/2012 5:20:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Amy Roberts
    Of all the amendments to the Constitution, I used to think the Second Amendment was my least favorite. It just did nothing for me. Quite obviously, I very much enjoy my freedom of speech, and of the press. Though there are some Sunday mornings I curse the 21st Amendment, I'm generally content with a nice glass of wine. And of course, number 19, allowing those of us with a uterus to vote, I find of particular importance. But the Second Amendment, the one ensuring us the right to bear arms, I was never entirely sold on. Mostly this is because...
  • Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club shooting again(WA)

    05/31/2012 4:18:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 30 May, 2012 | BRETT CIHON
    The Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club is open for shooting. Marcus Carter, the executive officer of the club, said shooters once again took to the range May 1, months after the popular shooting club was closed when Pierce County Superior Court Judge Susan Serko agreed with Kitsap County prosecutor Russell Hauge that the club was a public nuisance and ordered it not to use the property as a shooting range until a Kitsap County conditional use permit was issued. In late April, a Washington State Court of Appeals Court Commissioner issued a stay on the decision, Carter said, allowing the...
  • After Passage of “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act,” BLM Backs Down on Shooting Ban

    05/22/2012 5:15:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( On May 11, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it was abandoning the effort to ban recreational shooting on the Sonoran Desert National Monument in Arizona. BLM released a new proposed management plan that protects “monument objects and values” through best management practices, but does not close the monument to shooters. This announcement is a major victory for gun owners, as it reversed BLM’s intent to close the half million-acre SDNM to recreational shooting. The original SDNM plan mirrored BLM’s decision last year to drive shooters out of the Ironwood Forest National Monument, also in Arizona....
  • MILLER: D.C.'s newest shooter

    04/18/2012 9:22:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-16-2012 | Emily Miller
    When one of the District of Columbia’s top political leaders is willing to spend a day at the shooting range with a new gun owner, it’s a sign the capital city may be ready to put aside the past. For 30 years, Washington banned handguns, only to face a Supreme Court rebuke in 2008. Now the city is about to make it easier for law-abiding residents to legally own a firearm. On Tuesday, the D.C. Council is expected to pass the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012 under expedited procedures so it can take effect this summer. The ordinance will do...
  • Legislation limits liability at ranges, clubs, shops(OK)

    04/13/2012 6:39:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 12 April, 2012 | Staff
    SHAWNEE, Okla. — Legislation signed by Gov. Mary Fallin would limit the liability of owners, employees and customers for injuries that take place on gun ranges, gun shops and gun clubs. Senate Bill 875, by state Sen. Anthony Sykes and state Rep. Dennis Johnson, would limit liability for injuries if the party in question acted in good faith. Liability would not be limited if the party involved acted intentionally, willfully or with wanton disregard for the safety of those injured. Sykes said the legislation helps bolster the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans. “This measure will enhance our ability to exercise...
  • Court halts rifle fire at range near golf course(TX)

    04/04/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 15 March, 2012 | Michelle Mondo
    State District Court Judge Richard Price on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order requiring A Place to Shoot gun range to close its rifle section following two reports of stray bullets by the Mission Del Lago municipal golf course. Municipal Golf Association-SA filed for the restraining order after golfer Justo Flores, 31, was struck by a stray bullet when visiting the course on March 4, and two golf course employees reported on Monday that they heard rifle shots and felt a bullet whiz past them. When Jim Roschek, president and CEO of Alamo City Golf Trail, which supervises the city...
  • Man hit in chest by stray bullet faced removing it himself (TX)

    04/04/2012 2:18:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 5 March, 2012 | Laurie Salazar
    SAN ANTONIO- The man hit by a stray bullet while on the golf course Sunday afternoon says he was faced with a decision on whether to pull out the bullet that was lodged halfway in his chest. Thirty one year old Justo Flores was recovering at home Monday afternoon 24 hours after he was struck by a stray bullet. He described how he could see the large bullet sticking out of his chest and the decision he was forced to make. "I was like should I pull it out or shouldn't I pull it out because I was afraid if...
  • Golfer hit by bullet wants S.A. shooting range changes (TX)

    04/04/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 15 March, 2012 | James Muñoz
    SAN ANTONIO-- Justo Flores said many people should have known the Mission Del Lago Golf Course and the surrounding area was a zone-of-danger. The golf course is city-owned and privately operated. It opened in 1989. The shooting range which operates within a few miles of the course opened about 35 years ago. On March 4 Flores was hit in the chest by a stray bullet. An x-ray shows the bullet lodged in his sternum. "I heard two whizzing by my ear," said Flores. "Looked down at my shirt and I saw smoke coming out and my buddy goes, 'Well, I...
  • San Antonio Gun Range Shut Down by Golf Course Wants Your Help

    04/04/2012 1:52:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Aaron Samsel
    Last month, two shooting incidents prompted a nearby golf course to take aim at a San Antonio rifle range, using the SA Municipal Golf Association to launch a legal campaign to have the gun club shut down. Today, a judge maintained a temporary injunction though Texan golfer had best hold their soft, self-congratulatory applause for minute as an obscure provision in Texas state law may still have sent their ace just shy of the hole. Here's an explanation: The city of San Antonio formed the Municipal Golf Association as a public/private venture to help enterprises maintain greens within the city...
  • In case of firing range, state law goes too far(TX barf alert)

    04/03/2012 6:34:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Brian Chasnoff
    Courtesy of the same zealots who brought Texas its very own “Stand Your Ground” law, another piece of legislation protecting the rights of shooters to a fault is whizzing through the state like a stray bullet. The Texas State Rifle Association, the regional arm of the National Rifle Association, lobbied last session for a law that a shooting range is now using to block efforts to stop it from firing rifles toward a local golf course where a man last month was shot in the chest. Alice Tripp, legislative director of the TSRA, says the rifle association broached both laws,...
  • ‘S. Korea, U.S. to agree to extend missile range’

    03/22/2012 5:19:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 03/22/12 | Song Sang-ho
    ‘S. Korea, U.S. to agree to extend missile range’ South Korea and the U.S. are expected to reach a compromise soon to allow Seoul to develop longer-range ballistic missiles, President Lee Myung-bak was quoted Thursday as saying. The allies’ talks over revising the bilateral missile pact apparently gained momentum after North Korea unveiled its plan last week to launch a satellite on a long-range rocket around April 15 to mark the centennial birthday of its national founder Kim Il-sung. Under a 2001 revision to the initial agreement, signed in 1979, Seoul is banned from developing ballistic missiles with a range...
  • Congress considering measures to expand access to shooting ranges

    03/11/2012 7:30:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Wednesday, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reported impending action on S. 1249, the "Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act." S. 1249 and its House counterpart, H.R. 3065, would permit a portion of the revenue raised through a long-established federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition to be used for the construction, operation, and maintenance of public shooting ranges. This tax--11% on long guns and ammunition, and 10% on handguns--amounts to a considerable sum of money, especially in light of the sustained boom in firearm sales. That money has, since the signing of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act in...
  • Gun club will ask to reopen shooting range

    03/01/2012 3:36:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 2+ views ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Christopher Dunagan
    BREMERTON — Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club will be in court Friday to explain why its shooting range on Seabeck Highway should be allowed to reopen pending court appeals. The club's attorney, Brian Chenoweth, filed a motion asking Judge Susan Serko of Pierce County Superior Court to stay her order, which effectively closed the range until the club obtains land-use permits from Kitsap County. According to the legal pleadings, the court's injunction affects a property right of the club and should not be imposed until appeals are exhausted. "If the club's shooting ranges remain closed during the 18 to 24...
  • Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club story illustrates problem with gun range conflicts(WA)

    02/18/2012 6:44:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Days after a Pierce County Superior Court judge ordered that the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club to shut down until it can obtain land-use permits, the controversy over how this club operated is sizzling. Located along the old Seabeck Highway, when the club was originally founded generations ago, there were not a lot of people living in the area. The noise from shooting didn’t bother anybody, because there wasn't anyone within earshot to be bothered. Nowadays, that has changed dramatically because human encroachment into former forest land has brought with it the almost obligatory conflict between gun ranges and people...
  • ROB WOUTAT | Gun club was off-target in its land use (barf alert)

    02/17/2012 6:22:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 16 February, 2012 | Rob Woutat
    The outcome of Kitsap County vs. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club has undoubtedly brought relief to a lot of people in the northwest part of the county. Since the club began expanding its facilities in 2005, its neighbors have been bothered by increased noise from bulldozers and from larger and larger weapons, as well as by the threat of bullets flying beyond the club's embankments. Until 1993, the club had rifle and pistol ranges with cleared land between them, but then it began clearing more acres, grading the land, excavating wooded areas and using bulldozers to rearrange the earth for...
  • Judge dismisses neighbors' lawsuit against owner of machine gun range(NC)

    02/15/2012 6:25:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Gavin Off and Ames Alexander
    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Union County residents who contend that a doctor has no legal right to fire machine guns on a homemade firing range near their properties. Superior Court Judge Mark Klass has dismissed the case against Dr. Michael Land, according to Union County trial court coordinator Nevele Love. The judge made his decision Friday, the clerk's office said. Kathy Patterson, one of the neighbors who filed the suit, said that while she's disappointed by the judge's decision, "without question, we'll appeal it." Reached by phone Tuesday, Land said he expects the court order to be...
  • Take Someone Shooting – What Are You Waiting For?

    02/09/2012 6:38:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Eric
    A friend’s son recently got married and moved out on his own. He’s 20 years old and ready to take on the world. He recently mentioned that he’d never shot anything other than a shotgun and the occasional airsoft gun. This was a situation that was crying out to be remedied. Fortunately I know just the person to do it. So we spent some time at home with an airsoft pistol – going through some basic gunhandling and safety fundamentals – then headed to the range. . . I put an Advantage Arms .22 conversion slide on a G17, showed...
  • Recoil Therapy: the Art of Relaxing at the Range

    02/08/2012 7:05:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6 February, 2012 | Jim Downey
    Whatsamatter, buddy? Winter blahs got you down? Having a hard time focusing on work? Can’t quite clear your head after those interminable PowerPoint presentations? Sick & tired of being sick & tired? What you need, my friend, is a little Recoil Therapy because nothing chases away the blues like a .44 magnum. Wouldn’t You Like to Get Away? When I was a full-time care provider for a family member with Alzheimer’s, it used to surprise people when I would make use of my relatively rare respite care breaks (when someone else would come care of my charge) to go out...
  • Committee hears bills by Flake, Franks to open public lands to shooting

    01/25/2012 10:31:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24 January, 2012 | Salvador Rodriguez
    WASHINGTON – Federal officials are eyeing shooting restrictions on more than a million acres of public land, half of which are in Arizona, said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, who wants to block the restrictions. Flake’s measure was one of two Arizona shooting bills – along with Rep. Trent Frank’s proposal to transfer 315 acres of federal land in Mohave County to the state for use as a shooting range – taken up Tuesday by a House Natural Resources subcommittee. The National Rifle Association testified in support of both bills, saying their passage is important to protecting the Second Amendment. “You...
  • Help Tom Berg Repeal the Koko Shooting Complex Fees(HI)

    01/24/2012 10:40:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 January, 2012 | HawaiiConcealedCarry
    Hawaii -–( gun owners, Councilman Berg is at it again, and needs our help. In response to the $15 per hour fee now being charged at Koko Head Shooting Complex, he has introduced two new bills, Bills 1 and 60. These two bills will be heard by the council on the 25th of January, so as in competitive shooting, speed is of the essence! Both bills pertain to the charging of fees at Koko Head Shooting Complex, a topic which is near and dear to all our hearts. Bill 1 would change the wording of the fees to exclude non-profit...
  • Bill would protect gun ranges from new noise laws (WA)

    01/17/2012 6:27:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 15 January, 2012 | AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state lawmaker wants to exempt shooting ranges from noise-related civil and criminal legal action. The Kitsap Sun reports that Democratic Rep. Dean Takko of Longview has introduced a measure that would require shooting ranges to conform to noise laws that existed when they were built and exempt them from later laws. The aim is to head off complaints from people building new homes next to a shooting range.
  • ALERT: WA Legislature to consider range protection…again

    01/12/2012 6:49:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 January, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Once again, the Washington Legislature is considering a measure that would protect shooting ranges, which are increasingly threatened by suburban sprawl that did not exist years ago when those facilities were originally constructed. Range protection bills have twice been passed in recent history only to have the sitting governors – both Democrats – veto the legislation. Perhaps, backers hope, the third time will be charmed. House Bill 1508 is scheduled to be heard by the House Judiciary Commitee on Thursday during a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien building. This column...
  • Man injured at Wagoner County gun range(OK robbery)

    11/26/2011 4:46:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 24 November, 2011 | NA
    WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. - Authorities are investigating a shooting and robbery of a man at a Wagoner County gun range. Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert said 73-year-old Kenneth Payne of Wagoner was shot multiple times and had at least four guns stolen around 8:30 a.m. while he was at the Fort Gibson Wildlife Management Area Shooting Range east of Wagoner on Toppers Road. Payne was left for dead, but was able to call a family member on his cell phone for help, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation who was asked to help in the investigation by the Wagoner...
  • Hotmetal (training)

    10/17/2011 8:30:46 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 6 replies
    Posted link to photobucket account because these photos are large. This was at a firing range in southern NM.
  • Delafield residents fight to keep the guns away(Barf Alert)

    09/19/2011 5:08:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 19 September, 2011 | Jenna Sachs
    Don’t bring back the guns! That’s the plea from neighbors in Delafield. They want to stop a sportsman’s club from reopening, a year after a stray bullet hit a pregnant woman. The Hartland Sportsman’s Club shut down in April of last year after a bullet grazed Raluca Buznea while she dined at a nearby brewhouse. The city council pulled the club’s permit when police determined its safety precautions weren’t effective. Now the club wants to reopen. Those who live near the range are distributing twenty-five hundred pamphlets. At the end of next week, people in Delafield will find pamphlets tucked...