2. State owned/leased buildings were listed as off limits, MDC was encouraged to do the same. http://oa.mo.gov/fmdc/weaponsqa.htm
3. No such thing as an unloaded weapon, everyone should perform a visual check themselves, action open gives everyone the opportunity to visually note the weapon is indeed not loaded, with it shut no one knows for sure.
I have been to the manned ranges here in the St Louis area and they are ok, but not really. They make it pretty hard to enjoy shooting as a sport, for rifle sight in there would be no problem but for pistol shooting they are far more of a pain than they are worth IMHO.
I have not experienced it personally but it is said that a few of the range masters are real power tripping freaks whom will almost scream at shooters for literally no reason of any concern. They have a 3 second rule, the claim is you can not fire more than one shot every three seconds and maintain muzzle control. I would offer that if you are not capable of maintaining muzzle control and put your POA back on target in less than three seconds, you need to enlist the assistance of a professional firearms trainer. Needless to say that is a favorite thing for the power trippers to scream about.
The other huge issue I have with them, no ammo outside the booth so while the lolly gaggers meander down 100 yards to reset targets, you can not even load your magazines while your firearm is stored in the booth. What the MDC manned ranges pretty much mean to me is you spend one heck of a lot of time waiting to shoot and you do not get much shooting done.
IMHO not really worth the time and it is too bad too because MDC would be in a great position to encourage a lot of training and support if they would try and remember folks are supposed to enjoy the sport.