By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council last week voted unanimously to approve an amendment to its firearms discharge ordinance to accommodate an indoor firing range.
Sheepdog Firearms plans to open an indoor firing range on Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville this year.
Part of the ordinance now reads, “No person shall discharge, shoot or fire any gun, firearm, air rifle, air pistol or similar device propelling or discharging pellets, shot, darts or any other projectile except in self-defense or by special permit from the city council, or unless exempted elsewhere in this article or as otherwise permitted or authorized by law. Nothing in this article shall prohibit the discharge of a gun, firearm, air rifle, air pistol or similar device by a person at any indoor firing range in the city, or on other property in the city, where such discharge is specially permitted by the city council.”
Sheepdog Firearms will include three shooting ranges — a 15-yard pistol range, a 25-yard range and a 50-yard range — an archery range, and a gun store including a gun rental and test center.
Officials from Sheepdog Firearms attended last week’s meeting and said they have a master plan for a full training facility with instructors.
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