Wednesday, June 26, 2013

More Proof That DNR = NRA + WMC

Money is so easy in Wisconsin these days that the DNR says it will help you build a shooting range:

Shooting Range Grant Program announced
DNR to provide $325,000 in cost share for projects at private ranges MADISON -- More and higher-quality shooting opportunities for the public are expected thanks to a state cost-share grant program for public and private shooting ranges announced this week by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  -  Read Full Article
The Shooting Range Grant Program can cost share up to 50 percent of approved renovation and development costs at private ranges and up to 75 percent at publicly owned ranges. Counties, cities, villages, townships, other governmental agencies or units, clubs or organizations, businesses or corporations and educational institutions are eligible for this program. The $325,000 is available for projects on privately owned ranges. Publicly owned range projects will be evaluated and funded on a case by case basis and will not affect the amount of money available for the grant program. 
I'd call it the Hunter Vote Roundup Grant Program.


JB said...

Hmmm ....

Just about the same as the cost for ShotSpotter.

These guys are criminals.

Anonymous said...

"The Hunter Vote Roundup" bingo... we are on the same page with this post.

Anonymous said...

Maybe these people will get a grant:

Oak Creek — The trigger has been pulled on a businesswoman's proposal to open an indoor firing range in the city.

The Oak Creek Plan Commission recommended a conditional-use permit for Deborah Teglia to open an indoor firing range at 6925 S. Sixth St. in Oak Creek. The proposal must still get approval from the Common Council before it has the full blessing of city administrators, but it is one step closer.

If approved, the business would not only include a firing range, it would sell firearms and sporting goods and provide training and classes to gun owners and gun enthusiasts.

While not a complete backfire, there were many concerns raised by commissioners at the meeting.

Oak Creek Plan Commissioner Dawn Carrilo led much of the questioning, raising concerns about security, the store's policy on gun rentals and moral concerns in the wake of the Aug. 6 shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

Safety and security concerns were quickly put out by Teglia and Oak Creek Mayor Stephen Scaffidi. The two had met with Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards one month before the meeting and Teglia's plans were deemed safe by the chief. The range, built in a concrete case inside the building, would be the only one in the southeast Milwaukee area with NRA-appointed safety range officers on site at all times.

Carillo also expressed concerns about the proposed business' gun rental policy, citing the potential for rental to felons or people who want to commit suicide. The business would rent guns to be used on premise for firing but would not require a background check.

Deborah Teglia, of Black Diamond Construction has donated over $14K Republicans, much of that to Scott Walker (Democracy Campaign data). Maybe Cathy Stepp will make good on that investment.

sparky said...

Many concerns come to mind when I read this article. Number 1 is that it does not cover the cost of long term maintenance ie lead cleanup of the shooting ranges. Many ranges across the state and Midwest do no lead cleanup and recycling. I read an article last week in which a dnr official who should know better said the a range can be constructed on as little as 10 acres. Perhaps a target range but if there is any trap shooting involved the lead shot is going to be leaving the property boundary. That's trespassing if it happens and a neighbor wants to push it. How about shooting trap over water or in wetlands areas. dnr says they have taken care of that concern. Don't bet on it.....
Target shooting is an enjoyable pastime and trap ranges do serve a valid public function. It can be done in a safe and environmentally sound manner if the range is properly designed, properly constructed and adequately maintained using the NRA' own standards. Hardly any are though and many of these site will become cleanup sites down the road.