Vote Now. Save a shooting range.


February 6, 2004, 08:46 AM
>>>FROM: Chris Knox <<<

Regarding the nomination of Ben Avery Shooting Facility as a "Phoenix Point of Pride."

The range complex, (formerly known as the Black Canyon Shooting Range)is a national treasure. It is to the shooting sports what Yankee Stadium is to baseball. But it faces grave danger from encroaching development. There are now houses just across the freeway to the east and developers are jockeying for the prime commercial space at the intersection of Carefree Highway and I-17.

This "Point of Pride" poll is run by The Arizona Republic, a Gannett paper that is often less than friendly to gun rights. It's nice to see the shooting sports get some positive press. Ben Avery is a world-class facility. Let's see that it gets world-wide support.



We have learned that the Ben Avery Shooting Facility has been nominated as Phoenix Point of Pride.

Now is your opportunity to let the rest of the City, the state and the country, know how important that the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is, not only for the shooting sports, hunting, and public recreation, but also its vital role in public safety.

How does BASF to win the award?
YOU need to VOTE.

From February 2 to March 12, 2004 the City of Phoenix is recording votes to determine which nominee will be awarded this honor.

Now is your chance to get your shooting range this very important recognition.

Anyone can vote, including non residents of the City of Phoenix or of Arizona.
You can only vote once.

Please be sure to inform your family and friends.
Honors and recognition like this are very important to the future of shooting sports.

Vote at:

Those without internet access can also vote
Simply get a postcard, write

“Ben Avery Shooting Facility”

and your name and address AND SIGNATURE.
Then mail it to:

City of Phoenix PIO (MC)
The Arizona Republic
200 W Washington St., 12th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003


Serving the rights and interests of Arizona's responsible firearms owners PO BOX 40962 MESA, AZ 85274-0962 TEL/FAX 480-838-6064

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AJ Dual
February 6, 2004, 10:20 AM

February 6, 2004, 11:07 AM

February 6, 2004, 12:31 PM
Seems kind of odd that they allow non-residents to vote. Well, it looks like a cool range, so I voted for it :).

4v50 Gary
February 6, 2004, 09:03 PM

February 6, 2004, 10:56 PM

Bill Hook
February 6, 2004, 11:00 PM
Seems kind of odd that they allow non-residents to vote.

Works for ********** and Shi*cago. ;)

February 6, 2004, 11:05 PM
Done. ;)


February 7, 2004, 03:31 AM

February 7, 2004, 06:09 AM
Done ;)

February 7, 2004, 07:45 AM
Done.. Did it say when the results would be in ... to early in morning for me to see clearly

February 7, 2004, 12:50 PM

February 7, 2004, 12:52 PM
I don't think it is too odd that they allow non-residents to vote. One of the points is that these places bring a sense of pride to Arizona ... in a national sense.

Ben Avery hosts national shooting matches and people come from around the country and the world to use the facility, be it pistol, rifle, shotgun, archery. The place is huge.

Vote. It'll make the antis and their PC artsie friends angry just to get Ben Avery in the top three. Heck, they're annoyed that it made the top ten. ;)


February 7, 2004, 01:41 PM
Done. Previous AZ resident.

Greg L
February 7, 2004, 03:09 PM

I wasn't going to vote because of the address thing. However Rick's comment made me do it. Now I just need to remember that I went there with a friend the last time I was in Flagsta ... er .. Phoenix :D .


February 7, 2004, 06:44 PM
Just happen to be in Phoenix this week, voted too. Now I will have to get my butt out there to see it.:)

February 8, 2004, 05:22 AM

confed sailor
February 8, 2004, 11:29 PM
we know your pain here in SC, Cant even shoot a 6 pounder field gun without the neighbors gettin cranky :D

February 8, 2004, 11:33 PM
Like the subject sez.... :D

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