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Posted: 1/3/2003 7:53:14 PM EST
[b]Bill permitting shooting range passes[/b] [url=http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2002/Nov-21-Thu-2002/news/20113207.html]ReviewJournal.com[/url] STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON -- The Senate approved legislation early Wednesday that permits Clark County to build a public shooting range on federal land just north of Las Vegas. The bill, authored by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has the backing of county recreation officials, gun enthusiasts and law enforcement officers. The bill conveys 2,880 acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management to Clark County, which is drafting plans to build a public range for recreational shooting and police training. "There are a lot of people in the valley with firearms, everything from pistols to shooting rifles to high-powered rifles and everything in between, so the shooting park will be a series of ranges," said Jeff Harris of the county Parks and Community Services department. The county's goal is to provide area residents with a safe place to shoot, he said. "We have a lot of weekend warriors that go out and shoot in the desert. It's illegal," Harris said. "They will shoot bullets and it's a real public safety issue. In the past there have been people shot." The multi-purpose facility is projected to cost between $20 million and $30 million, and county officials are looking for creative funding, including housing gun manufacturers on the site or levying bonds, Harris said. The House approved the bill in April, and Reid said President Bush will sign it.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 7:58:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane: [b]The bill, authored by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.,[/b]
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Interesting...
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 7:59:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane: "They will shoot bullets...
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No...really? (text from article, not Skibane)
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:03:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane: [b]Bill permitting shooting range passes[/b] "We have a lot of weekend warriors that go out and shoot in the desert. It's illegal," Harris said.
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Is it illegal to shoot in the desert? Don't a lot of guys here (arfcom) do that?
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:04:44 PM EST
I hope my state is next!!!
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:11:54 PM EST
We already have one of those. We call it Cincinnati.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:32:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2003 8:32:55 PM EST by Wolfpack]
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Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:45:50 PM EST
Sounds like Nevada dumpocraps are as pro-gun as South Carolina democraps.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:56:54 PM EST
Good to hear there are pro-gun democrats! Pro-gun (D) -> Democrat Liberal (D) -> Demoncrap [:D]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 9:02:07 PM EST
I wonder who the payoff is for.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 9:33:42 PM EST
We are at war with Iraq? When does the shooting start!
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 9:46:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane: [b]Bill permitting shooting range passes[/b] [url=http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2002/Nov-21-Thu-2002/news/20113207.html]ReviewJournal.com[/url] "There are a lot of people in the valley with firearms, everything from pistols to [red]shooting rifles[/red] to high-powered rifles and everything in between, so the shooting park will be a series of ranges," said Jeff Harris of the county Parks and Community Services department.
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No place for the people with throwing rifles? Scott [:D]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:37:20 PM EST
Well, rats, when I saw the thread title I thought maybe Bush was converting the state of California into a rifle range.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:41:50 PM EST
I am glad to see Bush backing something like this. The safety provided will be a great benifit.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:54:06 PM EST
A good idea, but I wonder what is churning in the undertow. [peep] [peep]
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 3:46:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane: "There are a lot of people in the valley with firearms, everything from pistols to [b] shooting rifles[/b]..."
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WTF????? I thought all rifles where SHOOTING RIFLES! R35
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