Petition to Protect and Preserve Kitsap County Shooting Ranges
Whereas: The citizens of Kitsap County, like all Americans, have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and the state:
Whereas: Like other rights, firearms ownership comes with great responsibility requiring an adequate facility to train, practice and hone these skills, thereby protecting the rights of all individuals;
Whereas: Having served our community continuously and safely since 1926, Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club (KRRC) is the only resource in Kitsap county providing a training facility and expert instruction specifically for the shooting sports and national defense;
Therefore, we the undersigned request that the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) take the following actions;
1. Reject the current proposed shooting range ordinance and instead follow the Pierce County Council model and enact a Shooting Range Protection ordinance;
2. Pass a resolution restating the grandfathered status of KRRC and defending the letter of understanding, and the purchase and sale agreement that BOCC entered into with KRRC in 1993 and 2009 respectively.