He, along with dozens representing the Craig County community came together Thursday to question what they believed to be the beginning of the end for Potts Slope Shooting Range.But it seems it was a waste of time.
County Supervisor, Martha Murphy said during a public meeting Thursday, that her words were not taken correctly regarding plans to close the rance.
“I did misspeak at the January Board of Supervisors meeting," said Murphy. And, I believe that the intent of what I meant to say was miscommunicated.”
Murphy said she was simply trying to air a constituent’s complaint of excessive noise coming from that range, and assured the public her intentions were pure.
“It was never my intent to discuss or suggest or pursue any actions towards closing this or any other shooting range.”
That shooting range is used and enjoyed by many in the area. And, although some accused Murphy of back pedaling after she saw the stir she caused, most just wanted to be heard.
“A lot of times people don’t really voice their opinions," said Conner. And, they don’t really come out to support anything than anyone wants to do.”
The shooting range is owned by the United States Forest Service, which has jurisdiction over it.
But, the agency does take special consideration from the board of supervisors because the range is a public facility in Craig County.