Calls for Yaphank trap and skeet rang...

Calls for Yaphank trap and skeet range to close following weapons arrest

There are 13 comments on the North Shore Sun story from Feb 20, 2011, titled Calls for Yaphank trap and skeet range to close following weapons arrest. In it, North Shore Sun reports that:

Elected officials and community residents will be calling Monday for the closure ofA the Suffolk County trap and skeet range in Yaphank after the operator of the range was charged with selling illegal assault weapons.

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This is sooooo old-

Passaic, NJ

#1 Feb 21, 2011
She has long wanted the range closed, as did her predecessors, as it is in her district, and although it has operated there for decades, a small but vocal group of homeowners who bought their homes AFTER the range was there have used all sorts of tactics, some legal and some not, to try and dissuade legal customers and to get the facility shuttered.
From a lot of the things we've learned, the case against Mr. Wroobel and the others is questionable at best, and the presumption of innocence is (as far as I know) STILL in the US legal system. This is just one more in a long list of ways Leg Browning has used to try and accomplish the closing of a great facility, where thousands of shooters go for enjoyment. Why we should close the range, and not seek another vendor if things went poorly for Mark (which is unlikely) is not clear. The County and Mr. Wroobel have invested a significant amount of money in the range, and it is a terrific facility, the only public range (that we're aware of) that offers Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays. It is used by many Instructors, Charitable Groups, and was host for a Boy Scout Camporee event where 125 people shot trap, many for the first time. This is nothing more than a frustrated law maker trying to inflict her will on the citizens of Suffolk County

“pffft”

Since: Jan 11

blue point.

#2 Feb 22, 2011
Maybe they should stop shooting towards the houses. And look before they fly out of the exit of the facility. the county has funding for this crap but can't fund John j foley. Very sad.
This is sooooo old-

Passaic, NJ

#3 Feb 22, 2011
Uh, they DON'T fire towards the houses, and DO look before they come out. While we were there Monday a motorist blew by on Gerard Rd at about 50 mph. You have to look before you exit the facility. The County does NOT fund this range, as a matter of fact, it returns revenue TO the County, contrary to what Leg. Kate "I want this range closed no matter what" Browning says...
jonny glock

United States

#4 Feb 22, 2011
Hang in there Mark, Rice is in a witch hunt we will all b there 4 u on the 25 th
moderate

Greenvale, NY

#5 Feb 22, 2011
"this is so old" obviously needs to get their facts straight. The county is funding this facility. The county paid for most of the improvements to get it running and the environmental cleanup. Wroobel has paid under $250,000, but he is getting over $500,000/yr. He is making millions. Meanwhile the county spent over $500,000 and is only getting $40,000/yr. Plus the county has been in court spending even more money on a range that loses money. The vendor is making a fortune and taking the taxpayers for a ride. Even without the terrible accusations this is a bad deal for Suffolk.

“pffft”

Since: Jan 11

blue point.

#6 Feb 22, 2011
I wonder what secrets he knows about levy.
longtimeresident

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Mar 27, 2011
In 1958 there were nine houses on Gerard Road and about ten houses on Yaphank Ave. Also, in the area was a private trap and skeet shoot. Today the same area has at least three hundred homes all in The Carmans River watershed. All the homes have cesspools and lawns that many fertlize and use pesticides on. All the cesspools and chemicals leach into Carmans River. So the question becomes, who is the biggest polluter? the trap shoot or the three hundred homes ?
longtimeresident

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Mar 27, 2011
In 1958 there were nine houses on Gerard Road and about ten houses on Yaphank Ave. Also, in the area was a private trap and skeet shoot. Today the same area has at least three hundred homes all in The Carmans River watershed. All the homes have cesspools and lawns that many fertlize and use pesticides on. All the cesspools and chemicals leach into Carmans River. So the question becomes, who is the biggest polluter? the trap shoot or the three hundred homes ?
Fed up

Bronx, NY

#9 Mar 27, 2011
Everyone has $$$$ in their eyes... the idiot homeowners actually think closing this will increase their home values... it won't, and your home will never make you rich, its a money pit. Deal with it. I would love tone of these homeowners to come on here and explain WHY you would buy a house within hearing range of a trap and skeet range and then try to shut it down. If it was such a problem, why didn't you buy someplace else?

You sound like a bunch of children. NIMBYism to the extreme.

Grow up.
This is sooooo old

Huntington Station, NY

#10 Mar 27, 2011
My facts are straight, and if you were so worried about costs, you wouldn't be part of the reason the County has to deal with all of the harassment from selfish folks suffering from NIMBYISM. The allegations I have heard run from the barely plausible to the ridiculous. We keep hearing about lead, but every one of those houses pollutes more than 10 shooting ranges could. There is NO, repeat NO lead contamination going into the groundwater. Your dishwasher puts more stuff in the ground

“pffft”

Since: Jan 11

blue point.

#11 Mar 28, 2011
Fed up wrote:
Everyone has $$$$ in their eyes... the idiot homeowners actually think closing this will increase their home values... it won't, and your home will never make you rich, its a money pit. Deal with it. I would love tone of these homeowners to come on here and explain WHY you would buy a house within hearing range of a trap and skeet range and then try to shut it down. If it was such a problem, why didn't you buy someplace else?

You sound like a bunch of children. NIMBYism to the extreme.

Grow up.
Because they were lied too about it closing when they bought the house.
Fed up

Bronx, NY

#12 Mar 28, 2011
OidiotO wrote:
<quoted text>
Because they were lied too about it closing when they bought the house.
Really? All of them? From what time period to what time period?

And shouldn't they then be suing whoever lied to them?

What a joke.
This is sooooo old

Huntington Station, NY

#13 Mar 28, 2011
OidiotO wrote:
<quoted text>
Because they were lied too about it closing when they bought the house.

Really? All of them? From what time period to what time period?

And shouldn't they then be suing whoever lied to them?

What a joke.

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