A special workshop called by Grimes County Commissioners to look into accusations from a score of Todd Mission residents that a local shooting range has unfairly disrupted their otherwise peaceful country lives, has been cancelled.
After living and shooting on his 12 acres for a decade, owner Adam Collette says he decided to open his range to others late last year, when the Veterans Three-Gun Team, a post-traumatic support organization, told him they needed a place to practice. Deciding to improve on what they had, they built a little berm for them. Then in January, they brought in 20,000 yards of dirt for a main impact berm to make is a whole lot safer.
And Collette tells Navasota News it was the cost of all those safety renovations that prompted him to start the Renaissance Shooting Club. He says he continues to support the Veterans groups, not just because he IS one, but because this is what’s in his heart. And yes, he admits, it IS a business.
Collette say he’s not breaking any laws, that he tries to keep his neighbors updated by various social media, and he asks his critics to come and see what he is doing instead of just making accusations, adding that he has his rights as well.
County Judge Ben Lehman’s office promises that cancelled workshop will be rescheduled soon. When it is, Collett promises he’ll be there to answer any questions, but not any accusations. Navasota News will let you know just as soon as that workshop is reset, and we’ll be there, too, just in case you can’t be.