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Old 10-16-2020, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
utskidad
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Default Why Does Utah NOT Have the Best and Most Shooting Ranges in the County

Shooters in this State spend an extraordinary amount of money on our interest. Why do I feel like a homeless vagrant looking for a place to set up my cardboard box when I want to go shoot? Why, in this state, is it easier to find a liquor store than a well-maintained, safe, professionally managed public gun range? Why is it easier for my teenager to find a Planned Parenthood than it is for me to practice shooting?

Lee Kay is an embarrassment for this State. When your kids go to the community pool in the summer, are the lifeguards volunteers? When your kids go to the community pool in the summer, is it open 3pm to 6pm three days a week? Why is our sole public range in northern Utah a volunteer venture with turn-of-the-century facilities with near-non-existent hours? Seriously!

The guy in front of me in Gunnies yesterday dropped over two grand at the register. I spent $100 on impulse purchases. Between the two of us, that was $126 in taxes. What did we get for the $126? NOTHING!

In Park City this Summer, the Utah Olympic Park started construction on $4 million in improvements to existing infrastructure. Four million for kids to jump into a pool with skis. How many kids do that in our state compared with the number who need a safe place to practice shooting with their families?

People, it's time to start pressing our useless politicians for a series of safe, well-maintained, professionally staffed public ranges throughout the State in exchange for all the money we spend that they collect. Seriously!

And year-in and year-out we hear the reports of the accidental shootings and fires on our public lands. And nobody takes the obvious step of providing facilities that would cut those problems way down. Duh.

Can you believe we have a better archery range than our shooting range in Salt Lake County !!!

I drive throughout the Western states from Idaho to Colorado to Lake Tahoe in the Winter months. Know what I see everywhere EXCEPT Utah? Public gun ranges. Know what get bigger every year when I go back? The public gun ranges.

It's time to start making demands for facilities to accommodate us. If we don't we will continue to get NOTHING. Need land? Start building them at the State Parks.

Last edited by utskidad; 10-16-2020 at 04:08 PM.
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