Hamilton County Commission approves funds for gun range

Hamilton County Commission approves funds for gun range

January 16th, 2013 by Kate Harrison Belz in Local Regional News

Proposed shooting range

Photo by Laura McNutt/Times Free Press.

The Hamilton County Commission today unanimously approved funds for a firing range.

Officials with the Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office previously outlined plans for a $4,050,000 indoor firing range at the old Farmer's Market off 11th Street.

They hope to replace the law-enforcement shooting range at Moccasin Bend, which soon will be given to Moccasin Bend National Park.

The city and the county will each put $1.5 million up for the new facility behind the Chattanooga police precinct on 11th Street. Additional construction costs will be covered with $1,050,000 in federal grant money that could begin to expire in July.