Steps taken to improve safety at Carson Range

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - Carson City is assigning Range Safety Officers (RSOs) to the Carson Rifle and Pistol Range as a temporary measure to improve safety.

The city reports stray bullets from the range have been falling into populated areas.

Carson City Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Budge tells KOLO 8 the stray bullets could be coming from shooters acting in an unsafe manner or using firearms that are not approved for the range.

Carson City has signed an agreement with the National Rifle Association (NRA) Range Technical Team to visit the facility and to provide solutions to better improve safety.

Until the safety assessment is complete, the range will only be open Saturdays and Sundays from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. under the supervision of certified Range Safety Officers. The Private Bays will only be available by reservation unless more RSOs become available.