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Posted: 10/28/2004 8:31:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 8:34:48 AM EST by innocent_bystander]
Gun enthusiast Tom Woods of Phoenix praised the Legislature and Napolitano for signing House Bill 2158, which makes it harder for a state agency to sell or lease the 1,650-acre Ben Avery shooting range in north Phoenix.

"I have been shooting there all my life," said Woods, who is almost 78.

"This ensures the place will be there for my children, my grandchildren and the 150,000 others that visit Ben Avery every year."

Though the state Game and Fish Department, which owns the facility, had made it clear it was not planning to do anything with the range Ben Avery, Woods and Phoenix city officials wanted assurance.

The new law prohibits closing the shooting range without first taking several steps, including public hearings and a governor's executive order.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 9:15:13 AM EST
Good for her, but I still say she has a big, hairy cock!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 9:16:51 AM EST
Stop calling "it" a "her".
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:40:25 PM EST
she's a man baby!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:00:33 PM EST
It has a big, hairy cock.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:50:27 PM EST
I live about 12 minutes South of Ben Avery and shoot there at least twice a month. I think this to be very good news. The range, after all, really is a heritage and legacy of the state of Arizona.


Maybe I'll give Janet a wee bit more credit than I've given her in the past.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 9:51:15 PM EST
Good for the Gov, shes a good man!

I shoot there 2-5 times a month and of all the ranges I have ever shot, including the US Army ranges, BASF is the finest.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:21:00 AM EST
They should have provisioned for a ban on all rifle powder except 748 on the RANGE!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:24:04 AM EST
Can someone point me to a post by markm that ISN'T dripping with sarcasm?!

I live about 3 miles north of Ben Avery and go there about once every couple months... it's my favorite place to shoot, and it's about time that our Governor did something RIGHT.

Has anyone tried any of the other ranges at Ben Avery (other than the main range)? Are all the other ones open all the time?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:00:07 AM EST
I think I've been on all the ranges at Ben Avery except the indoor 50ft airgun range. The pictures from our class over the weekend are on the DPS range which is just west of the highpower 200-1,000 yard range. The other ranges have special requirements you have to meet to shoot on them. If you want to shoot on benchrest you have to be a member of the benchrest club, same for practical pistol, silhouette, etc.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:03:49 AM EST
Is there any info on the web for the requirements to shoot on those (or how to join that club), or do I need to ask @ Ben Avery the next time I am there?

When you meet the requirements, are those ranges only open in specific times, or are they open all the time if you meet the requirements to use them? Any RO's on the other ranges?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:15:31 AM EST
Ask the rangemasters what clubs use the particular ranges you are interested in. Then show up and shoot some of their matches and join their club.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:11:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
Gun enthusiast Tom Woods of Phoenix praised the Legislature and Napolitano for signing House Bill 2158, which makes it harder for a state agency to sell or lease the 1,650-acre Ben Avery shooting range in north Phoenix.

"I have been shooting there all my life," said Woods, who is almost 78.

"This ensures the place will be there for my children, my grandchildren and the 150,000 others that visit Ben Avery every year."

Though the state Game and Fish Department, which owns the facility, had made it clear it was not planning to do anything with the range Ben Avery, Woods and Phoenix city officials wanted assurance.

The new law prohibits closing the shooting range without first taking several steps, including public hearings and a governor's executive order.



I forgot to ask... wasn't this done over 6 months ago?

story
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:24:21 PM EST
The he/she just signed it into law on the 27th.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:36:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
The he/she just signed it into law on the 27th.



Weird. The link I posted above says she (he?) did it on the 29th of April of this year...
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:42:00 PM EST
Yup, I see that. Hmmm.

Article I read made it sound like it was this week.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:45:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
Yup, I see that. Hmmm.

Article I read made it sound like it was this week.



Maybe spin to make it seem like Dem's are Pro Gun Rights. Since Tuesday is election day.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:46:09 PM EST
Good point.

One of the guys in the office threw the article from a small North Valley paper on my desk and it was dated 10/27. Made it sound like she had just signed it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:54:57 PM EST
Napolitano for President!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:18:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By jtb33:
Can someone point me to a post by markm that ISN'T dripping with sarcasm?!

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