“If Republicans desire to expand range access and uphold Second Amendment rights, they should replicate legislation like Utah Congressman Blake Moore’s Range Access Act. Remember: Expanding gun rights and supporting conservation aren’t mutually exclusive.”
As more Americans purchase firearms, opportunities to access shooting ranges on public lands should be expanded.
A newly-introduced House of Representatives bill aims to bolster public range access for new and returning recreational shooters.
Congressman Blake Moore (R-UT) introduced the timely Range Access Act to “require the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to ensure that each qualifying National Forest and BLM district” designate—at a minimum—one public recreational shooting range without charging a user fee.
By Gabriella Hoffman