Wagga's branch of the Sporting Shooters Association gain funding for firearm cleaning area

HAPPY DAYS: Carlos Zuliani, Barry Tucker, David Wade, Daryl Maguire Gil Matthews, Rob Baird, John Buik, Don Ewin, Frank Cohn, John Butts at Friday's announcement. Picture: MSS Media
HAPPY DAYS: Carlos Zuliani, Barry Tucker, David Wade, Daryl Maguire Gil Matthews, Rob Baird, John Buik, Don Ewin, Frank Cohn, John Butts at Friday's announcement. Picture: MSS Media

WAGGA’S branch of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia has been granted $10,400 to build an enclosed area to clean firearms safely.

The works will be undertaken at Wagga’s Big Springs Range.

Branch secretary and avid shooter David Wade said the grant will do a great deal for the organisation.

“The way it is now it severely hampers access for shooters and range officers to move down the firing line freely,” Wade said.

“Once it’s built it means our shooters can concentrate on what they came to the range to do.” 

Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire said it was important funding.

“Gun safety is a huge priority of Government and those who enjoy shooting recreationally at the Wagga range will soon be able to clean their equipment and reload without putting others at risk,” Maguire said.

The new building will be built adjacent to the firing line, increasing the ability of range officers to safely supervise shooters at the benches while giving shooters an area to comfortably re-load and clean their firearms.