California Gun Range Faces Uncertain But Hopeful Future

posted on July 26, 2017

The Cordova Shooting Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif., remains in danger of closing, but it is becoming clear that many in the small community are committed to keeping it open. FOX 40 reports that the Cordova Recreation and Park District board of directors voted in a special meeting to allow the range to stay in operation for the time being, with the option of replacing it with a different vendor later.

The range, which is owned by the park service and operated by Marksmanship Consultants, has offered outdoor shooting to the community for more than 40 years. This year they were notified that their lease would not be renewed, following an internal study that recommended shutting down the range and replacing it. The study cited new development in the area and the high cost of safety upgrades as reasons for closing the Cordova Shooting Center.

NRA-ILA states that the vast majority of speakers at the standing-room-only meeting were in favor of keeping the range open. While the future of this public facility is not finally decided, we can chalk this up as a temporary victory for grassroots activism.


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