Clark County Shooting Park dedicated
The new Clark County Shooting Park was officially dedicated Tuesday. The 2,900 acre facility is off the 215 and Decatur in the far North end of the valley.
The first phase opens to the public in December. It will include a pistol and rifle range and combination trap and skeet fields.
Nearby homeowners lost a court battle to stop the park over fears of noise and safety. The park manager, says safety is the main concern. They did not picket the dedication.“Statistics show 45% of everybody in town owns a firearm. Metro’s registered almost 3,000 the last 3 years. So there’s a lot of firearms in Clark County right now who have no place to go,” said Don Turner, Clark County Shooting Park Manager.
Members of the congressional delegation who sponsored the federal legislation that paved the way for the park were joined the state and local leaders who also made it possible. They included Senator Harry Reid, Senator John Ensigh, Congresswoman Shelley Berkely, governor Jim Gibbons and State Senator John Lee. Other promenet attendees, included commissioners Tom Collins, Rory Reid and Judge Donald Mosley
Wayne LaPierre executive vice-president of the National Rifle Assoc. also spoke. In attendance was Cris Cox executive director NRA-ILA, and Larry Keane, Senior Vice President of the National Sports Shooting Foundation.
Over 300 people were in attendance. Everyone was overwelmed at it beauty and thought that went into developing the shooting park.