The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) urges all target shooters and hunters to support the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, a Bill to encourage development of public shooting ranges. In today’s political climate there are many opposing forces to gun ownership, hunting and the opportunity to practice shooting sports of all kinds and your support is vital to organizations like the NSSF and NRA who not only defend our Second Amendment rights but proactively look out for the future of the shooting sports by lobbying our congressional representatives for initiation and support of bills like this. Without our support these efforts cannot succeed.
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Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act – Amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to: (1) authorize a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a public target range; (2) authorize a state to elect to allocate 10% of a specified amount apportioned to it from the federal aid to wildlife restoration fund for such costs; (3) limit the federal share of such costs under such Act to 90%; and (4) require amounts provided for such costs under such Act to remain available for expenditure and obligation for five fiscal years. Shields the United States from any civil action or claim for money damages for injury to or loss of property, personal injury, or death caused by an activity occurring at a public target range that is funded by the federal government pursuant to such Act or located on federal land, except to the extent provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act with respect to the exercise or performance of a discretionary function.
Urges the Chief of the Forest Service and the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to cooperate with state and local authorities and other entities to carry out waste removal and other activities on any federal land used as a public target range in order to encourage its continued use for target practice or marksmanship training.