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Thread: PUBLIC HEARING THIS WEDNESDAY THAT WILL EFFECT YOUR RANGES! YOUR SUPPORT

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    Dear Members and Supporters of KRRC,

    We just recently received news that a proposed transfer of ownership of
    the
    land our ranges sit on from the Washington State Department of Natural
    Resources (DNR) to the Kitsap County Parks and Recreation is moving VERY
    fast!

    Club representatives met recently with KC Parks Director Chip Faver, who
    would become our new landlord, and members of DNR to get informed on the
    process. There are many practical reasons for the land transfer,
    however,
    your Executive Committee has some very serious concerns based on a lot
    of
    information we have received, including having folks very much apart of
    the
    Parks planning process telling others that the range is being shut
    down!!!

    We have proposed to purchase the land we set on, once County becomes the
    landowner, or at a minimum, provide use with a 15 year lease contract so
    that we can apply for the next grant cycle to drill a well, put in
    septic
    and a first class restrooms. We were told that a contract was not
    possible
    until after the transfer was complete. We were told that Parks will
    honor
    the current lease, which has approximately 9 years left on it. It seems
    that perhaps a letter of intent is the best we can hope for (which has
    0.0
    legal standing).

    Due to being left out of the discussions, we have been behind the curve
    on
    this. Several Club members have been working tirelessly to get us up to
    speed. We are hoping to make a formal proposal, generally in the form
    presented below, to Commissioner Brown prior to the Wednesday hearing.

    We want a contract! Words don't cut it. We have recently been told
    about a
    specific case where KC Parks took over other property and promised to
    honor
    the terms of a lease, and yet cancelled the lease with 5.5 years left on
    it.

    Call EVERYONE you know, co-workers, family members, friends and etc. We
    need everyone we can get to show up in support of the KRRC ranges. The
    media will be there. One mountain bike group that wants our property,
    will
    be there in force. WE NEED 1000+ people showing up! Let's show up with
    enough numbers that they must get a larger venue to finish the meeting!

    Next Wednesday, March 18th starting at 6pm. (be early if possible!)

    Board of County Commissioners Chambers
    County Administration Building
    614 Division Street
    Port Orchard, WA 98366

    You can go to the KRRC home www.gunsafety.org page and open a copy of
    the
    notice with a map of the land exchange area. We are on "S-2"

    Be there! Bring your friends! Dress and act as the classy individuals
    you
    all are! Be polite!

    Please take the time to shoot back an email with the number of folks
    that
    you believe you can muster to the hearing. We are printing up signs in
    support of succuring our ranges.

    WE NEED YOU NOW!!!

    --
    Marcus Carter - Executive Officer
    Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club
    4900 Seabeck Hwy. N.W.
    Bremerton, Washington 98312
    USA
    For Sport and National Defense
    http://www.GunSafety.org <http://www.gunsafety.org/> Range Phone -
    360.373.1007

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    We will be moving to Port Orchard this weekend and I had intended on joining KRRC as I'm a gunsmith with very few customers and will be in need of a good range for testing and sighting in firearms.

    I will discuss this with the wife and see if we can come.

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    I was totally pissed that I had to miss this. Got the same email from Marcus. Sadly I was out of town until today. I hope it went well.
    "Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world." ~ Musashi

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    I was a member of KRRC when I lived in Kingston. I didn't spot this thread until just now, unfortunately well after-the-fact. I'm sorry to see this kind of stuff going on as this range is truly a class act and is a good steward for gun rights. I hope you will post a complete after-action report so the rest of us can keep up.

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    I was there. I think the DNR guy got the message, but I think the county people were just blowing smoke.

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