Rowlett Seeks Temporary Injunction against Gun Range: Part II
It’s not too often that I state an opinion on firearms, ammunition or their use that I am wrong, and I don’t say that to sound like a Mr. Know-it-all, but you see, I was raised in a home that always had loaded guns around, my father was a gun smith, I was the one that got to do about 90% of the test firing for function as I got older, and, I paid attention.
How Far Can A Bullet Travel?
Type: .22 Short ········ (.5 to 1 mile)
.22 LRHP ············ (1-1.5 miles)
.22 Mag ················ (1.5-2.5 miles)
.222 ························· (2-3 miles)
.243 ······························ (2.5-3.5 miles)
.257 ······························ (2.5-3.5 miles)
.270 ······························ (2.5-3.5 miles)
7MM ········································ (up to 5 miles)
.30-30 ····················· (2-2.5 miles)
.30-06 ······································· (3.5-4.5 miles)
.300 Sav ······························ (2.5-3.5 miles)
.300 Win Mag ········································ (up to 5 miles)
.303 ····················· (2-2.5 miles)
.308 ······························ (2.5-3.5 miles)
.338 ········································ (up to 5 miles)
.35 Rem ····················· (2-2.5 miles)
.45-70 ················ (1.5-2.5 miles) SOURCE
A 1.5-mile line drawn from the shooting stations (red post) straight through the targets shows the centerline of all downrange fire. The blue posts show the approximate location where a man was shot and another where a round landed in the bedroom of a five-year-old. The line passes through the Firewheel Bible Fellowship Church and the gray block in the bottom right corner, about 1.75 miles, is Back Elementary. Douglas Athas : Don’t Stand Downrange
Mr. Douglas Athas is, for the record, a City Council member from Garland, TX (City Council District 1) and even though the gun range is IN Garland, Mr. Athas has taken a position that casts serious, and damning suspicion on the Garland Public Gun Range.
Particularly damning is this statement made by the Garland Gun Range owner, James Day, who said the bullets are not coming from his range. He does not believe that bullets can travel that far. The neighborhood is about a mile from the range. SOURCE.
The ballistics chart above stands in testament to the fact that Mr. Day is either incredibly ignorant regarding guns and ammunition, is playing *dumb* and looking for a way out, or, in my opinion, BOTH.
Please read Mr. Athas article on his blog. I used his Google maps diagram and ballistics chart in this post. See the link to the original story I wrote and read the story from Becky Oliver and FOX4 Dallas: Rowlett Seeks Temporary Injunction against Gun Range.
I know that Rowlett City Manager Lynda Humble and Councilman Michael Gallops are to meet with a Texas Attorney General representative in Austin today and present the case for Rowlett in hopes that the Texas AG will take legal action to help bring this situation to a peaceful and rapid end.
I will post regular updates and news as it comes in!