The Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club (KRRC) was formally organized on Armistice Day, November 11, 1926 “For Sport and National Defense“, and provides a controlled environment for individuals to responsibly exercise their God given right to keep and bear arms. KRRC offers a wide variety of activities for firearms enthusiasts/owners/users. The Club is a non-profit community service organization and is dedicated to utilizing and advancing the shooting sports as well as the necessary knowledge to safely and proficiently handle firearms in times of personal, community, state and national defense.
Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club owns ~72 acres of land located next to a Navy/Marine Corps training range that KRRC helped establish in 1929, Camp Wesley Harris, and Kitsap County Parks and Recreation land. Our facilities feature lighted, covered pistol lines and rifle lines, and a number of shooting bays, including a 360 degree range which can be configured for a variety of purposes.
2017 MAR 30 –
Judge Jay B. Roof has ordered a “Show Cause” hearing tomorrow (31 MAR) to be held 11am at:
Kitsap County Superior Court
614 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Come one, come all! Attendance is encouraged.
The County has asked in their Complaint and Summons for a permanent injunction if we do not apply for a permit pursuant to the new Kitsap County Code (KCC) 10.25. As you can see in the Order to Show Cause, Judge Roof wants KRRC to show why he shouldn’t give the County Prosecutor Tina Robinson, who advised and is acting at the behest of Commissioners Wolfe, Garrido and Gelder, what they want and order that we be shut us down permanently. KRRC was to respond no later than the 29th at noon, and did so timely. You can read that response here: KRRC Resp. Order Show Cause supported by Dec. M. Carter Support Response. The County response has not been received as of this posting.
Our Kitsap County Government has been utilizing tax dollars to viciously, and without foundation in truth or fact, attack the membership of KRRC and the wonderful work that has been done over 90 years with the apparent goal of permanent closure to the benefit of a few select property owners/developers/anti-gun zealots and the resulting increase in county tax and permitting revenue, and most importantly the continued destruction of vested property and personal rights.
The issues the Club has been going through is due to a County government that at the top lacks the courage to stand up for right and against wrong.
There is MUCH the County is not telling you. Evidence in the record demonstrates that the maintenance and environmental stewardship work complained of, and for which we are currently closed to firearms discharge, was done while the State of Washington owned the land, approved of the work and provided the funding. It has been inspected by the US Army Corp of Engineers, US Environmental Protection Agency, WA State Department of Ecology, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Department of Natural Resources, as well as the Suquamish Tribe. It was also inspected by the County Health District. Not a single agency has written to ask or demand that any of that work be returned to its previous state or to perform further work to “fix” or repair the County’s now fraudulently claimed damage.
From day one, we have invited the County on numerous occasions to talk to us about any raised concerns and at one time had approximately $600,000 pledged through negotiations for anything the County desired as additional work. Kitsap County turned it down flat. Now that money is no longer on the table, and the County has drained the Clubs surplus resources, they have informed us they will only speak to us if we pay approximately $400 for 30 minutes.
If there was any increase in the use of our range facilities, it was done AT THE REQUEST OF THE COUNTY! We were asked directly to take in the public to get shooters out of the woods and started the “Take it to the Range” program where we provided cards to local and state LE personnel to guide folks that shoot in less-than-desirable areas to come to the range where there are facilities designed and developed by range experts over now 90 years, trained Range Officers, administrative controls and the best fundamental training available at no cost.
We have had a range evaluation done by one of the nations top range experts and passed with flying colors. The United States Navy has had our facilities inspected and approved for small arms training of their personnel. Many of the State and nations top law enforcement trainers and range managers have utilized our facilities for decades with never a single suggestion to improve the safety or environmental standards they witnessed.
As to the permits now in question due to the County’s ongoing lawsuits, Club members researched and prepared a permit application in keeping with the judges order and attempted to submit it in good faith. The County refused it for a lack of the extortion money demanded to complete the application for submittal.
Now, we are once again temporarily shut down to the discharge of firearms for contempt of court.
By Court order, above is posted the latest screwed up decision ordered at the request of your Kitsap County Commissioners Edward Wolfe, Charlotte Garrido and Rob Gelder, and Prosecutor Tina Robinson.
KRRC has filed a notice of appeal and will be filing a motion to stay this latest injunction as soon as the court clerk files the order with the court of appeals.
Those responsible for using your tax money to sue your Club can be reached at:
Commissioner District 3 Edward Wolfe: 360-337-7146
Commissioner District 2 Charlotte Garrido: 360-337-7146
Commissioner District 1 Robert Gelder: 360-337-7146
Prosecutor Tina Robinson: 360 337-7174
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More to come.
Now, further about us.
Our Club is governed by an Executive Committee, with counsel provided by the membership. Our general business meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at the VFW Post 4992, located at: 9981 Central Valley Rd., Silverdale, Washington 98311.
For more information on our governance, please read our bylaws.
Public Shooting of firearms temporarily suspended.
Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club is a private club that opens it’s ranges regularly to the public anytime there is an RSO present.
Generally there is a Range Officer on duty:
|Monday||9am to 5pm|
|Tuesday||9am to 5pm|
|Wednesday||9am to 5pm|
|Thursday||9am to 5pm|
|Friday||9am to 5pm|
|Saturday||9am to 4pm|
|Sunday||9am to 4pm|
|Holiday Hours (most holidays)||9am-5pm|
|Thanksgiving||No Range Officer on duty|
|Christmas||No Range Officer on duty|
We also open our ranges for special events throughout the year where spectators are welcome to watch and/or participate. Check our calendar for scheduling.
Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club is pleased to fully support the military. Many of our members, officers and instructors are veterans of the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. KRRC is used as a military small-arms training range. Homeland Security starts at home and Kitsap County, being a naval community, has a long, rich heritage of supporting all aspects of Navy life from firearms training for family members to supplemental qualification training. Please contact KRRC Executive Officer Marcus Carter at 360-373-1007 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on military firearms qualifications or specialized military training programs offered at the Range.
Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club fully supports the law enforcement personnel in Kitsap County and beyond. Associate membership is available for all law enforcement personnel that patrol regularly within Kitsap County. Specialized law enforcement training programs can be developed with our on-site firearms training company, National Firearms Institute. We also host the Annual Courage Classic Charity 3 Gun Championship Match which pits law enforcement teams from all over the region against each other to determine the Top Overall Department and the individual “Top Cop”. Law enforcement qualification training is provided for local law enforcement personnel by contacting KRRC Executive Officer Marcus Carter at 360-373-1007 or email@example.com.