A Kitsap County, Washington Superior Court judge will hold a hearing Friday to determine whether a request by the county government for a permanent injunction against further operation of the 90-year-old Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (KRRC) should be granted.
A “show cause” hearing is scheduled at 11 a.m. before Judge Jay B. Roof.
KRRC was, according to a brief history, formally organized on Nov. 11, 1926, known in those days as “Armistice Day.” Ironically, that is also the date Washington became a state back in 1889.
When the club was established, it was literally in the “middle of nowhere” on the Kitsap Peninsula, which splits Puget Sound from Hood Canal. But, as noted in a story in the Kitsap Daily News in October 2012, Kitsap District 1 Commissioner Robert Gelder then observed that the area around the club’s acreage had been developed and people were moving in. A lot of them, as it turns out, didn’t care for the noise of gunfire, and there were complaints about bullets leaving the range and landing on, or in, nearby property and homes.
by Liberty Park Press