New Range But No Bullets

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let me start out by saying that I could be wrong about all of this. But hear me out. 

It's great Zack got partial funding for a new indoor range accessible by not only our local law enforcement officers as well as associated agencies. But will Chattanooga police still have to purchase their own ammo? If that's true, the new indoor range will not be used any more than the last range. Will officers get paid for range time?  

Depending on the individual, becoming expert with each weapon employed (to which every officer should aspire) requires between a few dozen to hundreds of hours of practice with maintenance practice for as long as you carry.

Unless our government is going to loosen up on ammo provisions and pay officers for range time, the only people this new $4 million Ballistic Blue Rhino is going to help are the three-letter agencies willing to pony up for access whose bosses pay for their officers' time and ammo to become proficient.

David D. Fihn, Sr.
Hixson

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