Shooting range may come to Van Wert

Feb 25, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Times Bulletin

The city of Van Wert could be welcoming an indoor ballistic level eight shooting range in the future.

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iknow wrote:
<quoted text>very good reason to not breed!
The same could be said for those who claim sanity.
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I really think its a great idea to have a gun shop. Tho joe jared really needs to get a life and stay on the topic, or blog. It's stupid. Plus the one guy opening the range shouldn't be in charge. He's no good. Never held down a decent job, and the people backing it need to realize it won't last with the one guy running it. Watch he will steal you blind. It is sad that something good, like other businesses in town are run by the wrong people.

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Maybe you could become the monarch of Vdub and just sign an edict of who shall become the new owners of every business you beg to differ with currently.....
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Why do you think it is that a private company is building a shooting range with their own money, but those who want a pool have to have taxpayer's money?
Could it be that a pool is not profitable? If it is not profitable, then why build it to begin with unless someone is trying to get their ego stroked?
back when ole VW Vinny was going on and on about pools, that was one of my post, if pool were profitable private companies would be opening them
heard that too

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i personally think it is a horrible idea. bringing guns and more guns to our area. pretty soon we will have the crime rate and shootings like fort wayne does. lets protect our small town. leave the guns and shooting ranges there
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All for the gun range ! Will be able to practice closer to home an keep the $ in our town. Who is going to be running it ?
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heard that too wrote:
i personally think it is a horrible idea. bringing guns and more guns to our area. pretty soon we will have the crime rate and shootings like fort wayne does. lets protect our small town. leave the guns and shooting ranges there
what?...this is statment make no logic. People already have guns here and take them out of town to shoot..thus taken money out of town. set up range here, people spend the money here to shoot. nearby out of towners will come here to shoot and spend money here.

no, the gang banngers are not going to come here and shoot their guns at the range. that would be to responsible and gang bangers are not responsilbe people.

having a shooting range her is not going to bring high crime rates. where do you people come up with this ideas?
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plus we already have an out door range....paulding area has an out door range...celina has indoor range.....hows there crime rate? similar o ft wayne? NO.
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There are a lot of gun owners in van wert! They need to have a place indoors. We have nothing to do here. There are a lot of hunters, why not keep it local? It's a great idea, just being realistic. That guy will run it into the ground. No business sense, no former training, no major background in guns, etc. oh and a thief
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UdintBuildThat wrote:
Maybe you could become the monarch of Vdub and just sign an edict of who shall become the new owners of every business you beg to differ with currently.....
dont have to be the matriarch, you comment on all kinds of crap, you know jack about, that's a fact
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heard that too wrote:
i personally think it is a horrible idea. bringing guns and more guns to our area. pretty soon we will have the crime rate and shootings like fort wayne does. lets protect our small town. leave the guns and shooting ranges there
Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws on the books. Chicago also has one of the highest murder rates in the country. You know why? Because criminals don't obey the law. The only people that don't own guns in Chicago are the law abiding. In Chicago they are known as easy targets. If you don't believe me, look it up for yourself.
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Shooing ranges are boring: Can't shoot tanerite, water jugs, cinder blocks, birds etc, just paper targets. Build it like Kremler's in Celina with a gun shop. You can also rent handguns there for $2. Maybe rent out some nice automatic weapons then I will change my mind. Just a thought.
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Duh wrote:
I really think its a great idea to have a gun shop. Tho joe jared really needs to get a life and stay on the topic, or blog. It's stupid. Plus the one guy opening the range shouldn't be in charge. He's no good. Never held down a decent job, and the people backing it need to realize it won't last with the one guy running it. Watch he will steal you blind. It is sad that something good, like other businesses in town are run by the wrong people.
You would be well served to keep your slanderous comments to yourself regarding the people opening the range. Names were published regarding who the owners are so perhaps you should make your grievance known to them face to face like a real man would.
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Maybe they will use the big pole building behind the center.
It is definitely big enough and they could just modify the inside to meet requirements.
you dont know me

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Safety girl wrote:
<quoted text>You would be well served to keep your slanderous comments to yourself regarding the people opening the range. Names were published regarding who the owners are so perhaps you should make your grievance known to them face to face like a real man would.
C'mon. We're talking about Van Wertians. Best back stabbers in the buisiness. Face to face? Are you kidding?
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I am SHOCKED to see the how low some people can be! Earlier comments about the folks opening the shooting range could not be further from the truth. Both of these couples are great people and I wish them all the best. Really great thing for VW and our entire county. Anything that brings folks to the area will help out.
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Yea! It's interesting how people criticise those
willing to use their own money to do something. They aren't asking home owners to pay for it like some people do.
I wish them the best and I will support them!

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Duh wrote:
<quoted text>dont have to be the matriarch, you comment on all kinds of crap, you know jack about, that's a fact
You probably know the guy starting up the gun shop a hell of a lot better than I do. If he runs it into the ground then somebody else will buy it. Thats free market capitalism at work. Your opinion proceeds you..... like so many others in yer backwater no future town.
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I dont see why they dont buy an already standing structure to make a go of it. It doesnt take much room for a 5 or 6 lane shooting range.
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If this guy is gonna build from the ground up I would strongly suggest modeling it after these guys.
Www.bigwoodsgoods.com

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UdintBuildThat wrote:
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You probably know the guy starting up the gun shop a hell of a lot better than I do. If he runs it into the ground then somebody else will buy it. Thats free market capitalism at work. Your opinion proceeds you..... like so many others in yer backwater no future town.
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I dont see why they dont buy an already standing structure to make a go of it. It doesnt take much room for a 5 or 6 lane shooting range.
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If this guy is gonna build from the ground up I would strongly suggest modeling it after these guys.
Www.bigwoodsgoods.com
I had talked with several people about the possibility of using the old bowling alley for a gun shop/indoor range. It's already been gutted and it is a cinder block construction. You could create 12 - 15 lanes easily. Problem is that Straley Reality and the owners have it over-priced.

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heard that too wrote:
i personally think it is a horrible idea. bringing guns and more guns to our area. pretty soon we will have the crime rate and shootings like fort wayne does. lets protect our small town. leave the guns and shooting ranges there
Let me make this clear. I live in a town that has THREE TIMES the population of Van Wert yet my new adoptive town has LESS THAN HALF the number of total violent crimes than Van Wert has.

My new adoptive town happens to have a law requiring every head of household own a firearm with ammo and keep it in the house.

If you dont believe me just google search Kennesaw gun law and FBI violent crime stats per city.

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