Got this email from Glennon Gingo this afternoon. He was a prime supporter and mover behind getting the Big Island public shooting range. This was sent to the group supporting the original range plan.
Of course the liberals and wealthy mainland owners of the Waikoloa resorts managed to get that killed.
Now the DLNR is considering making the two informal ranges into proper (of what nature?) ranges. Manuka and Mile marker 16 near Hilo.
I cannot afford to fly over to Oahu for a 0930 meeting.
If any of you guys on the island can attend and support, I am sure we on the BI without any sort of range would deeply appreciate it.
Thanks for your steadfast support over the years for a shooting range facility.
I'm excited to inform you that we are now in a very positive position in realizing our goal of having a designated shooting venue on the Big Island.
I'm inviting you to participate in a meeting that represents the first major step in having a place for a shooting range on the Big Island. This meeting is the regular meeting of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and includes on the agenda a range designation for a site on the Big Island.
The location for the range designation is at Mile Marker 16 on Saddle Road and discussion also includes another area under consideration as well. A video presentation including aerial perspectives will be presented along with DLNR support for the designation. The meeting is being held Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:30 am at the Kalanimoku Bldg, Conf Rm 132, 1151 Punchbowl St, Honolulu. (click on the link below for the agenda)
I'm requesting that all of our testimony be presented in a supportive and positive manner.
If you have any questions specific to this designation, please call me, Glennon Gingo, at 808-960-9348.
Testimony should focus on these important points:
1) We do not have a designated, legal firearm shooting venue on the Big Island.
2) The growth of shooting sports for recreation and competition has continued to
grow and the trend will continue especially among youth and women.
3) Designating an area is the first step toward community involvement to
raise money and provide instruction and safety programs for firearm use for
both hunting and recreational shooting activities.
If we can stick to these points and gain this designation it will represent a
milestone that we have all worked toward for many years.
We have a huge list of supporters and will send this out to them and
ask for their support. This list includes folks that work with youth
shooting sports programs as well as FNRA supporters, hunters, class
participants and recreational shooting sports participants.
Thanks again for your continued support.
link to BNLR Meeting Agendahttp://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001t3P1hCMw9tjCza4Q99LN7ppd4LuLnpnBKBlFlQJZ0JObbsaMHwnxGmslNbHKh-5do9bi_ByAXHHjq-g_1VIDbEzEkAAlJ-qoxkVTsJ6YD6qW0xrLpK1oGOn5Eb2uFat_a6uZDRaL5DVdU2ectg-mYygDIgtxB6CSPNW1dzj3pE_VOUrzMfIEnNXTR5OxJOsBWshK6JMnBwtAcDjxodhArw==&c=0o5LnIpyOE68u9hF_Y-wwi9favOf8dqCcxZPrFUViU7ZVR3vpq9TmQ==&ch=cQx2NnL9SkKSn3fxRVb1jNcqxgj-WIt40XJ8V2F08RcHBXaT49ADEQ==
Glennon T. Gingo
President - On Target, Inc.
On Target, Inc
PO Box 1556
Hilo, HI 96721