Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Fifty Caliber Institute Alert!

From the Fifty Caliber Institute:

The Clark County Shooting range in Nevada is under attack by a small group of homeowners (being lead by anti-gunners) who are out to stop the development of this $125 million dollar facility. The Shooting Sports Community needs to get involved in this fight and particularly the fifty caliber shooting community. The Clark County Facility is planned to be the finest shooting facility in the world when completed. The development of this facility has been in the works for more than 10 years with the cooperation of dozens of shooting disciplines including the fifty caliber community. The managers of this facility came to the Fifty Caliber Shooters Assn many years ago and asked what we would like to see as part of the finished range. Those recommendations were then taken and included into the final plan for development of that facility. WE DEFINITLY HAVE A STAKE IN THIS FIGHT!!

We ask that all 50 caliber target shooters go to the website listed below and sign the petition that is online. Be very careful how you sign the petition, because it can be construed as a vote to close the range. Read the instructions attached below.

Pass this petition to as many gun owners as you can and help get the word out about this underhanded attack on your rights.


John Burtt, Chmn

If you want to help by signing the petition, please, it is important that you follow the instructions.

Do not click on the petition link without leaving a supporting message. You must leave a positive affirmation that you support the range, or your click will count against the range. So when you click the petition link, leave a message supporting the range. Got it? Cool.

To sign the petition, click here.

I do not yet own a .50 BMG, but I still support FCI both financially and by actions. We gunnies have got to stick together. This range sounds wonderful. Can you imagine $250 million put into a shooting facility? The only range I have been to with that sort of backing is the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. That range is a Texas treasure. Let's help the Clark County Shooting Range out a bit shall we? All it takes is a click and a quick message of support.

I appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

Ah, I'm not sure I'm understanding this correctly. That petition says it wants to move or close the range. It starts by saying the homeowners were never told about the range.

John R said...

The petition was put up by the homeowners to gather signatures protesting the range.

The folks developing the range are printing out hard copies of the petition so when the homeowners present the signarures, the developers will counter by presenting the comments that go along with the signatures.

Yes, it probably would have been better to start a seperate petition, but sometimes devious can be effective.