Shooting Range

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Shooting Range


a sports facility for shooting at targets with handguns or air guns for practice or competition. A shooting range consists of a gallery with a firing line, a firing zone measuring as long as the shooting distance, targets (usually mechanized), and an ammunition receptacle, as well as auxiliary rooms, service rooms, classrooms, and storage space for guns and cartridges. Depending on the size of the shooting range, shooting is allowed at distances of 10–300 m. The shooting range may be indoors, outdoors, or partially enclosed.

A complex of outdoor shooting ranges is called a sports shooting ground. Shooting stadiums, complexes of indoor and outdoor shooting ranges with specially equipped administration buildings and lodgings, are used for major competitions and championships.

Public recreation areas often have ranges for shooting with air guns and small-bore rifles.


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One year ago, Jan Morgan, owner of the gun range in Arkansas and a conservative speaker and gun rights advocate, banned Muslim patrons, writing, "Since I have no way of discerning which muslims will or will not kill in the name of their religion and the commands in their koran, I choose to err on the side of caution for the safety of my patrons, just as I would anyone else who aligns himself with an organization that commands him to commit crimes against innocent people.
The bids require a gun range to show that its indoor air recently has met federal safety standards and to provide results from recent lead-exposure tests or an inspection report showing compliance with federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
But state occupational health and safety officials were conducting their own probe of the Monday morning incident that was captured on video at a gun range that caters in part to tourists visiting nearby Las Vegas.
In response to this, Mayor Emanuel proposed ordinance that would allow gun ranges within the city.
The Public Safety Committee also asked the city administration to consider requiring gun ranges to hire off-duty, paid detail police officers as an added safety measure.
It's tougher for gun ranges anywhere to find the right spot, Morrell added.
The first solution was in front of us all along, but we needed someone else to point it out; Lujan set up a separate BB gun range.
City of Chicago, the city adopted a handgun ordinance that required special permits and mandated range training, but banned gun ranges inside city limits.
Jonathan Finkelstein, representing the gun range, said that ranges are allowed to accept unlicensed patrons, according to the licenses that allow them to operate as gun ranges.
The guide is available this fall at gun ranges, gun clubs and Winchester dealers throughout the country.
State law protects gun ranges from nuisance lawsuits if they restrict shooting to daytime hours.
CHICAGO -- The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today filed a lawsuit in federal court against the City of Chicago's new gun ordinance, asserting that "by banning gun ranges open to the publicOunder color of law," the city is depriving citizens of their right to keep and bear arms in violation of the Second Amendment to the U.