Buffalo Shooting Complex Backed By Jo Co Commissioners

Johnson County Commissioners
Johnson County Commissioners

Johnson County's Commissioners approved a request to provide land for a proposed indoor shooting complex at their last commission meeting, although a specific site has yet to be designated.

The NRA (National Rifle Association)-sanctioned indoor complex is looking for county-owned land they could use for their building, and needed the county to pledge they would furnish a site so the organizers can present their proposal to the NRA at their annual state meeting to be scheduled within the next few months.

The NRA has earmarked funds to build the indoor complex, but need assurances from the county that land will be made available for the facility.

Shann Edwards, with the Johnson County Indoor Shooting Complex group wanting to bring the complex to Buffalo, said, “the letter will say that we're all going to play together, wherever that may be. It may depend on what's available and the best suitable place.”

Commission Chair Smokey Wildeman said the county could work with the group.

The group has looked at two sites, one near the airport and one near the fairgrounds and would prefer the site near the airport. That site may require the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a letter asking them to review the request will be sent, according to the discussions.

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