Virginia lawmaker looking to block NRA indoor gun range at group’s HQ


FILE – In this May 4, 2013, file photo, National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA’s 142 annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. A federal judge on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. (Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia lawmaker is looking to block the National Rifle Association from operating an indoor gun range at its headquarters.

Its an aggressive move against the country’s best known and most politically potent gun-rights organization.

Freshman Del. Dan Helmer is pushing legislation that would ban indoor shooting ranges at offices where there are more than 50 employees.

That would include a shooting range at the NRA headquarters, which is located in northern Virginia.

The NRA said such legislation would hurt larger sporting goods and gun stores that have shooting ranges.

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