Handgun Range Approval
Robertson County, Tennessee is in dire need of more firearms training to train and educate the new gun owners in this county and state. There has been a 40% increase in firearm purchases in just the past 6 months, with over 30% of those being first time gun owners. As a state certified handgun instructor, I am looking for support to construct a private handgun only range on our family property, located at 6404 Hopewell Rd Springfield, TN 37172. This will only be used 1-2 days per month, and will abide by all local/state guidelines. This will limit the number of students to 5 at a time during range hours. Days used will be Saturdays and between the hours of 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm. The specifications will meet or exceed all state/county requirements, and be certified yearly. This has created some opposition from community members for reasons that have nothing to do with the range. Some are concerned for an 1800's era cemetery being on the property, and others are concerned for the neighbors' safety, 3 of which have signed in approval. With it being state certified, there will be limitations and strict guidelines to follow. This alone will greatly reduce the usage, noise, and make the area a lot safer than it would be if we were shooting at open targets. This range will have no impact on the neighboring properties and cause no increased risk to the neighbors, but apparently some folks within the community feel that they can tell people what they can and cant do with their property. This is why I am asking for support in the installation and usage of a Handgun Only Range on Hopewell Road.