Shooting Range Grant Program
What really rubs my fur the wrong way are home buyers who purchase a house near a shooting range and after they move in they complain about noise, toxic lead and whatever else their lawyers dream up. You read here recently about a range in NY and one last year about a range in VA, and about how these ranges struggled or continue to struggle to stay open. Well the NSSF has announced a new program designed to help local public and private ranges increase participation in the shooting sports, which might help to keep the clays flying at places marked for closure by the anti’s. The Range Partnership Grant Program isn’t just for clay shooting either. It’s for any type of shooting sport. The NSSF has $250,000 per year allocated for projects that specifically address one or more of the following objectives: recruitment of new shooters, reactivation of lapsed shooters and increased opportunities for active shooters to try another discipline. Eligible organizations are limited to public or private ranges and clubs, or educational institutions with hunting or shooting sports curriculums and faculty. The NSSF is especially interested in new, creative approaches. In fact, forget about delivering a plate of cookies or a bundt cake to your new neighbors, hand them a pair of ear plugs and invite them to the range to bust a few clay or punch holes in paper.