Shooting range near Dodge City gets support

Handgun (KSN File Photo)

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) – A gun club’s proposal to build a shooting range in western Kansas is gaining support.

The Santa Fe Trail Gun Club is in the process of planning a shooting range near a landfill in Ford County. It would be the first shooting range in the county, home to Dodge City.

Ford County Sheriff Dean Bush, Dodge City Police Chief Craig Mellecker and the county commission this week gave informal support to the range, if it’s is properly supervised.

The Dodge City Daily Globe reports the gun group has created bylaws, elected a board and is accepting dues.

The proposed range would also be open to law enforcement agencies and Dodge City Community College. Organizers hope to have it open sometime this year.

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