Gun and Ammo Taxes Pay for Public Gun Ranges

posted on November 19, 2020

There are more than 700 public gun ranges in the U.S. that have been funded in part by Pittman-Robertson taxes on guns and ammunition, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. A lot of state game departments maintain public shooting ranges, thanks to these Pittman-Robertson funds every gun owner pays. Target shooting is also allowed on literally millions of acres of federal public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. 

Many local ranges can be found on the NRA’s National Registry of Places to Shoot (go to:, an online database listing shooting ranges, both public and private, across the country. Just enter your zip code to get information about each range in your areaincluding addresses, contact information, hours of operation, facilities offered and whether the range is public or private.


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