Gun club releases statement

The North Ottawa Rod and Gun Club this morning released the following statement, regarding the club's closing over a controversial shooting incident late last month:
Tribune Staff
Oct 13, 2011

“As a result of the recent incident involving the GVSU Department of Public Safety’s use of the outdoor range on Sept. 29, 2011, and in order to ensure the safety of our friends and neighbors in Grand Haven Township, the Board of Directors of North Ottawa Rod and Gun Club will continue to have the outdoor range closed indefinitely. The Board of Directors has remained consistent in this message until we have had an opportunity to thoroughly review the incident in great detail.  

“The club has not yet received a written report from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office regarding the GVSU Department of Public Safety incident. The board has closed the outdoor range until a thorough review of the incident, club policies and the outdoor range itself has been completed. This review will also include consideration of whether the continued use of the outdoor range by law enforcement agencies is appropriate.

“The Board of Directors of North Ottawa Rod and Gun Club takes this matter very seriously and will continue to work with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, the Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Grand Haven Township, and the club’s friends and neighbors to address any legitimate concerns before the outdoor range reopens.

The safety of our members, friends and neighbors is our highest priority. For that reason, the outdoor range will remain closed.”

To see the story about the gun club discussion during Monday’s Grand Haven Township Board work session, click here.

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