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 A bill to support -- ranges on public lands 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:40 pm 
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Bill Would Promote New Shooting Ranges: The expansion of America’s urban and suburban areas has crowded out many shooting areas and made it increasingly difficult to find a place to shoot. On September 24, 2009, Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and James Risch (R-Idaho) introduced S. 1702, a bill that would help remedy this problem by promoting the construction and maintenance of target ranges on public lands. The bill would amend the Pittman-Robertson Act, a 70-year-old federal law that uses federal excise taxes on firearms and ammunition to fund wildlife conservation programs and the construction of shooting ranges. The bill’s improvements to the Pittman-Robertson Act would allow the states far greater ability to purchase land, build new target ranges, and improve the ranges that currently exist. Currently, Pittman-Robertson only allows the federal government to use these funds to pay 75 percent of the cost of building or maintaining a range. S. 1702 would change the funding requirements under Pittman–Robertson to allow the federal government to finance up to 90 percent of target range construction and maintenance with Pittman Robertson funds…


http://www.ammoland.com/2009/10/12/bill ... es-s-1702/

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That would be great, but I really question whether or not this will prompt the states to build ranges.

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That would be great, but I really question whether or not this will prompt the states to build ranges.


Missouri will. So will Arizona. Minnesota could.

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There's a 585 acre plot of land in Arden Hills that could make a dandy range. It's already full of lead.

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DeanC wrote:
There's a 585 acre plot of land in Arden Hills that could make a dandy range. It's already full of lead.


Is it still in use? I heard from a buddy that it is still used, just not entirely.


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