Risch celebrates Trump signing Gun Range Bill into law | TSLN.com

Risch celebrates Trump signing Gun Range Bill into law

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today praised President Donald Trump’s signing of H.R. 1222, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, into law. The bill was passed by both the House and Senate earlier this year, and Sen. Risch has been a co-sponsor of the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act during every Congress since 2009—his first year in the Senate.

“This law will better equip states to build and maintain public shooting ranges to safely and effectively train the next generation of sportsmen and recreational shooters to take part in one of Idaho’s most treasured pastimes, contribute to our recreational economy, and conserve wildlife,” said Sen. Risch. “I have worked to advance this legislation since my first year in the Senate, and I applaud President Trump signing it into law.”

This law will:

increase the amount of money states can contribute from their allotted Pittman-Robertson funds to 90 percent of the cost to improve or construct a public target range from the current limit of 75 percent. This would reduce local and state matching requirements from 25 percent to 10 percent;

Support Local Journalism

allow the Pittman-Robertson funds allotted to a state to remain available and accrue for five fiscal years for use in acquiring land for, expanding or constructing a public target range and,

encourage the federal land management agencies to cooperate with state and local authorities to maintain target ranges on federal land so as to encourage their continued use.

–Senator Risch

Support Local Journalism

Readers like you make the Tri-State Livestock News’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, relevant coverage of the livestock industry.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.