This is the final notice for Workshop #2 on the Tucson Basin Shooting on Public Lands issue to be held on Saturday, June 11, 2005, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Lew Sorenson Recreation Center, 11100 E. Tanque Verde (corner of Tanque Verde and Tanque Verde Loop) in Tucson.
The Forest Service and the BLM wanted badly to use this process to show that there was support from the public to close down shooting on public lands in Southern Arizona. That did not happen. Instead, a few representative members of the public defended our right to shoot on public lands and offered to help organize some cleanup projects and educational programs to reverse some environmental deterioration due to heavy use of the few informal sites that exist in the area.
At the meeting, you will hear of a proposal initiated by the NRA and TRGC to build a range to replace the old TRGC range in Sabino Canyon that was closed down by FS several years ago. This range is proposed to be built in Reddington Canyon at the race track area (for those who know where that is). A plan will also be discussed to help clean up a few sites at Reddington Pass and in the Ironwood National Monument.
The Fish and Game has also been given responsibility by the state legislature to prepare educational materials for the public schools to teach about gun safety and the second amendment. They may be keen on gun safety but appear to have little interest in the second amendment other than its guarantee of the right to hunt (right!). We will need a couple of volunteers to head up certain activities and attend a few FS and BLM land use planning process meetings to ensure that shooters interests are heard. We will need other volunteers to help gather/produce a few educational materials for the high schools and help with a cleanup project or two and to distribute educational materials. There are a few other opportunities if none of these interest you.
Please come to the meeting and help preserve our right and places to shoot on public lands.
Final ?? Did you ever post this here in GD before ??
Hopefully you also posted this, or a link, in the AZ hometown forum.
Sounds to me like the AZ folks here would appreciate knowing about it.