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National Rifle Association of America

New Kent should say no to tactical facility

The tactical training facility proposed for Barhamsville is causing deserved concerns. I happen to have a foot in both camps on this matter, so to speak. I am an avid supporter of gun rights and their proper use and training and a longtime NRA member. I am also a board member of Dream Catchers.

Based on my familiarity and experience with firearms and the facilities that are necessary for practice shooting, I am alarmed the Curtis plan will be so close to homes and businesses. Mr. Stewart’s June 30 Gazette opinion letter was on point, particularly concerning the range of even small-rifle ammunition. The intended and unintended consequences of building such a facility will, at...