Kitsap County filed a civil lawsuit today in Kitsap County Superior Court seeking an injunction against Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club in Seabeck. According to the county, the gun club failed to obtain a required operational range permit.
The Kitsap County Commissioners passed an ordinance in September 2014, which became effective on Dec. 22, 2014, establishing a requirement that outdoor shooting ranges obtain an operating permit, according to a press release from the county. Existing shooting facilities were provided a 90-day window to apply for the permit. That window ended March 23, 2015.
“Poulsbo Sportsman Club met the submittal requirement date,” the release states. “Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (KRCC) did not.”
The county sent the gun club a letter on March 26 informing them they had until March 30 to submit the application, according to the county’s release. The gun club hasn’t submitted the permit application.
Additionally, the county continues to receive complaints of intensified shooting activities on the gun club’s property, according to the release.