The original posters remarks are in italics with my responses below.
>> Since the majority of the city council is composed of ultra-left enviro-kooks (along with its population),
Well, at least you aren’t biased… :-)
Has the population been like this for the past 70 years?
What sort of publicly-available events has this club bothered to seriously promote in the past 70 years to the local community?
>> The police department is on the side of the club, but only because they get to shoot at the club for free and otherwise would have to drive 50 miles to the next range that would let them train.
What kind of relationship does your club have with local LEOs? Is this PD supportive of your local shooting community, with officers participating alongside other civilians for recreational shooting? Or are they “on your side” because they can bum space at the range? Will they go to bat for you (“Shutting down this range will be a detriment to our officers.”)
In “70 years of safe operation”, how many newsworthy events has this club made a serious effort trying to promote? Or was this incident one of the first newsworthy stories from your club they were notified about?
In response, he sent:
>> >> What sort of publicly-available events has this club bothered to seriously promote in the past 70 years to the local community?
>> The local media has a blackout on *any* shooting information.
Oh no! A media blackout!
More to come…