A request to locate a shooting range and training facility in Banks County passed the first hurdle Tuesday night when the planning commission recommended approval of the request.
The request from Elizabeth and James Shi for a conditional use permit for 44 acres on Line Church Road was heard by the Banks County Planning Commission Tuesday night. The request will go the Banks County Board of Commissioners for action at the meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Annex Building.
At the planning meeting this week. Mr. Shi presented the request and said plans are to offer training, including classroom time and shooting range experience. He said the classes would be on a individual basis or in small groups. He will offer gun certification based on NRA standards. The hour would be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. He said the classes would be scheduled according to the needs of the students. The firearms would be less than .50 caliber.
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