In 2009, a very popular public shooting range within the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA), near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, was closed over safety concerns. That left a lot of shooters without a place to shoot. Until, that is, three new, privately owned ranges opened nearby.
Officials in Pasco County, Florida, are discussing opening a new shooting range. Interestingly, the range is being considered for its potential to draw in a new tourist demographic - shooting enthusiasts with a yen to travel - and thereby boost the local economy.
In Seabrook, New Hampshire, three men recently volunteered their time and energy to help re-open the town’s local shooting range.
Last month, the Franklin Revolver and Rifle Association, located in Franklin, New Jersey, celebrated 100 years in operation.