Editorial: New shooting range good for efficiency, safety

For several years, Franklin residents living on the far side of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office shooting range have worried that stray bullets could reach their homes. For nearly as long the sheriff’s office has struggled with limited training and storage space.

Now it appears both problems could be remedied with a single project. A plan to build a new training center and redesign the shooting range has been revived and could be completed relatively quickly.

Last year, the county set aside $270,000 to build a two-story pole-barn-type structure for training and storage and to renovate the shooting range at the sheriff’s office, and the plan is to start construction this spring, Commissioner Brian Baird said.

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