It’s easy to believe that people who do and don’t like firearms will never agree about anything. But here’s a heartwarming example of an exception to that rule. Four counties north of Denver have a problem: no public place to shoot. So for years, people have gone out to informal spots in the woods to shoot, a few of them patently unsafe, and they’ve made an unholy mess with shell casings, torn-up targets, perforated cans, and old ammo boxes. Worse, as houses have snaked deeper into the mountains, they’ve subjected residents to noise and the occasional round through the plate glass window. It’s an environmental, social, and security disaster . . .
The four counties listened to their citizens, and have now banded together, along with the Colorado Department of Wildlife and the US Forest Service, to identify a good place for a public range and then get it built.
They’ve been holding public meetings and gathering input. Occasionally, someone will argue that nobody should ever shoot guns anywhere, but they are rare participants.
Most people along the Front Range, shooters and not, want to see shooting done in a safe designated area. Hats off to the four counties and the two agencies for working to make this happen. You can read more about it here.