Free Republic 3rd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $85,630
Woo hoo!! And now less than $2.4k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: shootingrange

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • More Seniors, Fearing Crime, Flock to Shooting Ranges

    03/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 30, 2016 | By James R. Hagerty
    WSJ More Seniors, Fearing Crime, Flock to Shooting Ranges Gun dealers say personal safety is a priority for older people who want firearms training By James R. Hagerty AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—On a recent Monday at the Austintown Senior Center, activities included painting, bingo and shooting guns. Around 9:45 a.m., a dozen people in their 60s and 70s bundled into a van and several cars and headed to the nearby American Range shooting gallery, whose lobby features a portrait of Clint Eastwood over the legend “Go ahead make your day.” Soon, they were blasting away at paper targets dangling in a dim,...
  • Cruz Amps Up Pro-Gun Rhetoric After California Shooting

    12/05/2015 8:17:45 AM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday pushed back against claims that it was insensitive for him to hold a Second Amendment campaign event just days after a mass shooting under investigation as an act of terrorism. "I really don't view our job as being sensitive to Islamic terrorists," the Republican presidential candidates said at a gun range in Johnston, Iowa, where he rolled out his Second Amendment Coalition, a group of gun rights advocates backing his GOP presidential bid. "Liberal Democrats think it is insensitive to celebrate our constitutional rights in the wake of a terrorist attack," Cruz later told supporters. "It...
  • Illinois Shooting Ranges Permissible Under Definition of Private Recreation in Zoning Code

    11/21/2014 9:57:46 AM PST · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    National Law Review ^ | 11/20/2014 | National Law Review
    In Platform I Shore, LLC v. Village of Lincolnwood, 2014 IL App (1st) 133923, the First District Appellate Court held that a shooting range was a permitted use under the plain and unambiguous language of the Village's zoning ordinance. This case illustrates that regardless of whether a particular activity is unpopular, zoning officials must act in a reasonable and non-arbitrary manner when ruling upon zoning applications. . . . . The First District Appellate Court held that the plain language of the Lincolnwood Zoning Ordinance was unambiguous. The court noted that it was undisputed that the plaintiff's property was located...
  • Arizona Shooting Range Instructor Killed by Girl With Uzi

    08/26/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 92 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 26, 2014
    A shooting range instructor in Arizona was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, authorities said on Tuesday. Charles Vacca, 39, was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon on Monday morning at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, when she pulled the trigger and the kickback caused the gun to lurch over her head, investigators said. Vacca was hit by a stray bullet and airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was pronounced dead late Monday. The girl was at the...
  • Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry

    07/28/2013 4:43:12 AM PDT · by kingattax · 108 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 27, 2013 | Andrew Branca
    Merritt Landry, a 33-year-old “white caucasian” shot the victim, a 14-year-old black boy, in the head. A single spent cartridge case was recovered at the scene, indicating that a semi-automatic weapon was used and suggesting that a single shot was fired. The hour of the shooting was approximately 2:00AM, on Friday, July 26, 2013. As of this writing the victim is reported to remain alive, in critical condition at a local hospital.
  • Saturday at the shooting range was not what we expected

    04/29/2013 10:37:33 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies ^ | 04/29/2013 | Brimmer Sherman
    On a quest for adventure, we decided to see what the big deal was with guns and shooting, so we organized a field trip to the local shooting range. It was going to be a big time, as none of us had fired a gun in real life. . . . . The girls got their 22 pistols and were getting set up when someone shot what sounded like a cannon. Stephanie screamed, Linda jumped and I wet my pants.
  • The day spa of gun ranges: Giant new shooting facility focuses on sexy luxury with military cred

    11/29/2012 8:33:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    CultureMapHouston ^ | 11-29-12 | Whitney Radley
    Even in name, Athena Gun Club doesn't come across as your average shooting range. Nor does it feel like one upon entering the airy lobby off the Katy Freeway, its spa-serene atmosphere belying what takes place behind soundproof walls until a visitor glances to the right or left to see a plentiful array of handguns, machine guns, rifles and Tasers on display. *snip* .. the largest gun range in Houston and the most expansive facility in the nation, with 26 indoor lanes that boast Action Target and digital retrieval systems, bullet traps, ammo recycling and an advanced ventilation system that...
  • Inland: 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks on U.S. Bases

    11/20/2012 1:05:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies - THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | November 19, 2012, 10:16 pm | by John Asbury
    SNIPPET: "They are: Soheil Omar Kabir, 34, a Pomona man who is an American citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, 23, an Ontario man who was born in the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, an Upland man who was born in Mexico and whose was U.S. citizenship was pending; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside." SNIPPET: "The three men followed the essays of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, who led terrorist operations in the Arabian Peninsula." SNIPPET: "Santana and Deleon told the plot to a confidential informant working for the FBI, according to the complaint." SNIPPET: "In order...
  • Woman killed by smoke bomb flying at 150mph in freak accident on TV show set

    06/16/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 06/16/2012 | Meghan Neal
    A woman was killed by two smoke bombs flying at 150mph being used for special effects in a new TV show about military vehicles. The foot-long bombs hit Terri Flanell, 51, as the flew through the air like rockets at 150mph at a Colorado rifle range Thursday.
  • Shooter claims he suffered ear loss after visiting Belleville Indoor Shooting Range (IL)

    05/31/2012 8:55:48 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 44 replies
    Madison Record ^ | 05/31/2012 | Kelly Holleran
    An Illinois resident has filed suit against a shooting range, alleging he suffered from diminished hearing after the range failed to provide him with adequate protection. . . Owoseni blames Belleville Indoor Shooting Range for contributing to his injuries, saying it negligently failed to provide adequate ear protection, failed to provide adequate sound proofing, failed to keep the shooting range free from defects and failed to warn Owoseni it was allowing another patron to fire a loud gun.
  • State demands for improving shooting range safety (IL)

    11/04/2011 10:57:18 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    The Times ^ | 11/03/2011 | The Times
    The Illinois attorney general, on behalf of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is calling for improvements to two of the Buffalo Range Shooting Park's firing areas to resolve a public safety issue.
  • Worlds largest shooting range opened today in North Las Vegas(NV)

    08/25/2009 8:15:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies · 2,411+ views ^ | 25 August, 2009 | Jay David Murphy
    Courtest of Senator Harry Reid Nevada Senator Harry Reid meets with (from right to left) Wayne La Pierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, Chris Cox the Executive Director of the NRA-ILA and Larry Keane, Senior Vice President of the National Sports Shooting Foundation, after delivering remarks at the Clark County Shooting Park opening. The worlds largest and most comprehensive shooting range opens in North Las Vegas. The massive range and support facilities cost 60 million dollars to construct. The world’s largest and most advanced shooting range officially opened today in North Las Vegas with a host of dignitaries. The...
  • Police: Ohio woman shoots self at gun range, dies

    07/28/2009 12:59:56 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 1,494+ views
    SHARONVILLE, Ohio — Police say a woman rented a handgun at an Ohio indoor shooting range, got some instructions on how to use it and then fatally shot herself. Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville say they believe Ann Fukuyama committed suicide Sunday at Target World, a public range that sells and rents guns and has a dozen 25-yard target shooting lanes. They say the 46-year-old Cincinnati resident died at a local hospital.
  • Man Fatally Shoots Himself at Florida Gun Range

    06/24/2009 9:09:33 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies · 1,422+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/24/2009 | Staff
    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a man fatally shot himself after renting a gun at a Delray Beach shooting range. Employees found the man, who has not been identified, dead of a single gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon at Delray Shooting Center.
  • FBI investigating alleged militia training camp

    06/13/2009 6:15:34 AM PDT · by riverrunner · 54 replies · 1,754+ views ^ | 9 June, 2009 | Casey Norton
    MONROE, Wash. -- Special federal agents are investigating a local gun range suspected of serving as a militia training camp, according to court documents. Owner Jim Faire says he can't afford to run a background check on every visitor because his outdoor gun range is a nonprofit business. As a result, he said, county officials and the FBI have begun cracking down on the range after a convicted felon was caught with guns and drugs there. With thousands of shells littered across the ground, the gun range is now closed. Neighbors are glad to have the quiet, but they never...
  • Sweating bullets

    05/26/2009 9:27:18 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 346 replies · 6,228+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | May 24, 2009 | Denise Malan
    Family worries about neighbors’ target shooting LIVE OAK(County) — Eight-year-old Mikayla Molohon likes playing on her swing set in the breezy Lake Meadows Subdivision near the banks of the Nueces River. Until the shooting starts. Then her grandparents, Sparkey and Jan Osborn, call “Mika” inside to watch television or play with her toys. The Osborns’ two Doberman pinschers become anxious, and Sparkey Osborn’s occasional migraines pound worse with the shooting. Mika and her sister, Colleen, 13, aren’t allowed in the front yard at all because the Osborns are never sure when the guns might go off. Two of their neighbors,...
  • 7 On Your Side: Gun Range

    05/26/2009 1:53:47 PM PDT · by wolfcreek · 76 replies · 2,353+ views
    Fox 7 Austin, TX. ^ | 5.25.2009 | n/a
    For Lester Brast, a stretch of fields and flowers near the town of Briggs has been a home away from home for decades. "1973, we moved up here," he said. But Lester now says he's afraid to even walk his land. "It's scary to even come out here and work." He's worried about stray gunfire that he believes is coming from a neighboring shooting range. Burnet County Sheriff's investigators recently found 500 rounds of bullets on his land. Brast claims one bullet nearly hit his wife.
  • 70 Hospitalized After Mexican Killer Bee Attack (bee hive at a shooting range)

    04/08/2008 9:37:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 92+ views
    NBC ^ | 04/08/08
    70 Hospitalized After Mexican Killer Bee Attack POSTED: 3:41 pm PDT April 8, 2008 MEXICO CITY -- At least 70 police officers were hospitalized after so-called Africanized bees swarmed a police shooting range in southern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. The attacked occurred Monday in Tapachula, Chiapas, after one of the policemen hit the bees' hive with a bullet, local police officer Miguel Serrano said Tuesday. At least 10 of the 70 officers stung were in serious condition, he said. "We tried as hard as we could, but we weren't able to avoid getting stung," Serrano said. "Some of us hit...
  • NRA Applauds New Law Protecting Arizona’s Ben Avery Shooting Facility

    04/29/2004 7:25:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 133+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 22, 2004 | NEWS RELEASE
    FAIRFAX, VA -- After unanimous support in the Arizona Legislature, HB 2158 "the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) Preservation Billö was signed into law by Governor Janet Napolitano. This law is essential to protect the BASF, the largest public operated shooting facility in the nation, from possible closure. HB 2158 establishes a ˝ mile development buffer around the BASF, creating important zoning protection. It also requires written reports, public hearings, a presentation to the legislature, and unanimous Commission consent before Arizona Game and Fish can close the facility. "The Ben Avery Shooting Facility has a long tradition hosting a variety...
  • Another Az. Shooting Range in Danger

    08/06/2002 4:54:12 PM PDT · by Gadsen · 9 replies · 335+ views
    email list ^ | 08/05/02 | Ken Rineer
    Firearms Action Committee - Tucson P.O. Box 27321 Tucson, Arizona 85726 August 5, 2002 From the desk of Ken Rineer, President IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED: THE SALE OF BEN AVERY TO DEL WEBB The Arizona Game & Fish Department is considering an offer from Del Webb to sell off the Ben Avery Range at $100K per acre, or at least portions of it. To avoid massive crowds of Phoenix-area shooters spoiling their plans, Game & Fish has scheduled the meeting in Flagstaff. The meeting will be held at the Woodlands Radisson Hotel, 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ at 9am on...