Recently, the Las Vegas Police Department closed its rifle range to the public. That’s after officers discovered yet another rash of damage to the facility, including vandalism, illegal dumping and shooting at structures not intended as targets.
The police made the right decision. Now, officers are drafting a new policy for use of the range, and they say they hope to involve the public.
Once the new policy is completed, the police will reopen the range. If the policy works, that’s beneficial to the community as a whole. But if it doesn’t, then the police should close the facility permanently. After all, its primary purpose is to serve as a training ground for officers. Damage to the facility will only hurt the cause of public safety.