First off, this isn't a political commentary about the NRA. It really has nothing necessarily to do with them, so it would be great if this thread does not devolve into a discussion about that. First, are ranges that offer both memberships and are also available to non-members considered private or public? I know that there are certain ranges that are only private clubs, but where does the other category fit in? Is it based on ownership? Like if it is owned by the township, it is considered public, but if it owned by a private entity, it's considered private? The other thing is, how does the NRA factor into range membership or category? There are a few ranges locally, both public where there are membership opportunities, but aren't necessary to shoot there, and private clubs that require NRA Membership to become a member there. Then there are other ranges where that is not a requirement to become a member at all. Is this the personal preference of the owners? Or is the NRA involved in certifying range locations somehow? It's just weird to me that a private club of any kind would require membership in an organization that is basically for political action, as a stipulation of membership at their facility. Any thoughts? Am I looking at it all wrong? Is there something in there I don't know about being as new as I am. Thanks for any information and please, leave the NRA political arguments out of this thread.