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    Default Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

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    Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range
    MICHELE WALTER FRY | Ephrata Review Correspondent4 hrs ago
    - When: Council meeting, Aug. 6.

    - What happened: The Ephrata Police Department proposed creating an outside police shooting range in a wooded area between Route 897 and Main Street.

    - Quotable: “This is an area we proposed simply because it’s wooded; it does have a hill on one side; and with noise abatement, the trees will help with that noise of the firearms,” Lockhart said.

    - The need: Lockhart said they are proposing the range to make scheduling of training easier. They now use the range of a neighboring police department and must follow its rules and schedule. With 34 police officers, it can be a struggle to get the schedules to fit.

    - Details: Lockhart said the range would meet National Rifle Association and Environmental Protection Agency standards. He said they currently are shooting 16 days a year and can’t imagine using it more than 30 times a year. Shooting times would be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Night shoots are required, but for anything after 4 p.m., neighbors would be notified.

    - Discussion: Council members and police officials discussed a variety of issues, including noise, active shooter training, safety features and nearby residents. Council made no decision on the matter.
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    Default Re: Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

    Go for it.

    Since public funds will be spent, it should be open to the public the other 335 day a year, at no charge - just like public parks are.
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    Default Re: Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Go for it.

    Since public funds will be spent, it should be open to the public the other 335 day a year, at no charge - just like public parks are.
    Interesting thought. There is a LE range about two miles from me but they have a locked gate at the entrance. Why shouldn't I be able to use it when they're not there?
    Where's Hunter?

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    Default Re: Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Go for it.

    Since public funds will be spent, it should be open to the public the other 335 day a year, at no charge - just like public parks are.
    I like this.
    People should be able to use the municipal building too since public monies built it.
    You could use the offices any time the administrative staff is not on the clock, and the public works garages could be used to work on your own cars.

    It's fun to dream though.
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    Default Re: Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    People should be able to use the municipal building too since public monies built it.
    Happens all the time around here.
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    Default Re: Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

    My borough's building is available for use, kitchen facilities included (used to be a three-bedroom ranch, ended up in a divorce, no clear title, can't be sold, borough got it dirt cheap).

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    Default Re: Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

    Go for it...
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    Default Re: Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Go for it.

    Since public funds will be spent, it should be open to the public the other 335 day a year, at no charge - just like public parks are.
    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    Interesting thought. There is a LE range about two miles from me but they have a locked gate at the entrance. Why shouldn't I be able to use it when they're not there?
    My guess would be the cost of liability insurance.

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    Default Re: Ephrata police ask Adamstown Borough Council for a shooting range

    Quote Originally Posted by stainless View Post
    My guess would be the cost of liability insurance.
    Surely even the police use will require that, and I'm guessing you can't elect to just have coverage on the 15-30 days of the year they use it.
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