BY DR. MAX COOPER – The proposed world class Puuanahulu Shooting Range in Kailua-Kona is still in the proposed state budget.
The House and Senate start conference committees this week to decide the final budget.
There is wide support for the range. It’s timely to remind the Legislators on the money committees that such a facility is important to a lot of shooters, hunters, and 2nd Amendment supporters across the state.
The $3.25 million proposal involves general-purpose rifle, pistol, 3-D bow hunting and archery ranges and a sporting clays course initially, and then a 1,000-yard rifle, 100-yard airgun, action pistol, pistol, rifle, trap and skeet ranges, an education center, rest rooms, picnic areas and parking.
The site, a square mile of land within the Pu’uanahulu Game Management area, is immune from encroachment.
Please contact these legislators to voice support.
Dr. Max Cooper is the Hawaii Rifle Association Legislative Liaison