Good morning, Chairman Husted, commissioners, and all those who helped create this much needed park.
I am so pleased to be here with you today to dedicate the Tri-State Shooting Park. It is a testament to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission's dedication to serving the sportsmen and women of Arizona.
The Bullhead City-Mohave Valley area has been without a shooting range for more than a dozen years.
Thanks to Director Voyles, the entire Commission and all the others who worked to make today's dedication a reality.
Our great state is blessed with incredible natural resources. We need to manage and promote these resources for our citizens' maximum use and enjoyment.
When the range opens later this year, it will be a lively hub of multiple shooting and training activities.
This will be a place where people can learn to handle firearms safely, and where they can practice skills and participate in shooting sports.
So, whether you're inexperienced with firearms and looking for a beginner's hunter education class or an experienced shooter -- this park has something for everyone.
The range also will give our law enforcement officers a place to qualify for -- and stay current with -- their firearms training.
Promoting safe and responsible use of guns has never been more important than it is today.
I have always been, and continue to be, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
Other states -- particularly back East -- are making it harder on law-abiding gun owners.
Arizona welcomes sport shooters and all citizens who want to exercise their right.
We also recognize the challenge that firearms manufacturers face in other states where citizens are restricted or even prohibited from possessing their products.
To them I say: Arizona is open for business.
This Tri-State shooting range is proof of that.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this dedication.