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Koko Head rifle range closed after reports of stray bullets

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:20 a.m. HST, Dec 07, 2013

<br /><br />Rob Shikina / rshikina@staradvertiser.com<br />The Koko Head Shooting Complex is closed this weekend as police investigate a fire that came within a few yards of the rifle range pavilion.<br />

The city is shutting down its rifle range at Koko Head to repair protective berms behind targets, following two reports of stray bullets.

The ranges at the Koko Head Shooting Complex will remain open to other weapons, including pistol, archery, skeet, and trap shooting.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Friday that the city wants to repair the rifle range berm behind the targets.

The berm which has eroded over the years absorbs bullets.

No injuries have been reported, and only property damage has occurred, the city said.

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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Stray Bullets sounds so encompassing !!! Better do something before Kirk gets shot.
on December 6,2013 | 07:19PM
mitt_grund wrote:
That would not be a stray bullet. More like a smart one - you know, the one with one's name written on it.
on December 7,2013 | 06:40AM
2NDC wrote:
Uh, don't believe that any "weapons" are used by the general public at the Koko Head Shooting Complex. :-(
on December 6,2013 | 07:25PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
December 2016. That's when the range will reopen. I always add three years to any city quickie repair job.
on December 6,2013 | 10:02PM
peanutgallery wrote:
This is such a crock. The range has hardly been open to the public. Reduced hours, unless of course you work for hpd, then you have endless ammo and range time. There are thousands of shooters here on Oahu, and we've had a range that's open on a part-time basis. Absolute BS.
on December 7,2013 | 02:27AM
FOW wrote:
That's what happens when you only have one facility of this type for the public. Work was being done about opening another range on the leeward side, but that seems to have died.
on December 7,2013 | 05:45AM
fluke wrote:
hope the city is on the ball and reopens the rifle range soon!!!!!!!! did they reopen the archery range at kapiolani yet?
on December 7,2013 | 05:51AM
mitt_grund wrote:
Hard to prove that stray bullets came from the range. May be an anti-gun activist planting the "strays" so residents find them. Better to wait until someone is actually killed by one of those strays. Then the trajectory can be measured and proof more positive.

In fact, wait until several residents are killed. That would be proof-positive. But then again, an anti-gun activist may be willing to do just that to get the range to close. We demand the right to bear arms and let stray bullets rest where they come to lie.

on December 7,2013 | 06:37AM
SueH wrote:
Mitt, are you nuts, or just take to drinking early in the morning??
on December 7,2013 | 09:31AM
awahana wrote:
all of the above
on December 7,2013 | 10:56AM
Kukuinunu wrote:
They should close the entire range. I have been bombarded by shotgun pellets while walking up the road in the park. It is too noisy, too close to people. Move it to Kipapa Gulch or some other place which would be closer to the center of population anyway.
on December 7,2013 | 06:57AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Not sure how that can happen as the Shotgun range does not even face the park..
on December 7,2013 | 07:57AM
Mana07 wrote:
Bombarded by shotgun pellets! You are completely full of it. You sound like our President....the liar.
on December 7,2013 | 12:34PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Take da tinfoil wads out your pepeiao.
on December 8,2013 | 04:35AM
ResponsibleCitizen wrote:
on December 8,2013 | 06:55PM
LanaUlulani wrote:

If their hours were more conducive and their lying about "safety" issues were less then perhaps we would believe their baseless claims.

Instead this is just more propaganda to further infringe on local people's Second Amendment RIGHT.

on December 7,2013 | 10:02AM
awahana wrote:
Ask us if we care about YOUR 2nd amendment right.
on December 7,2013 | 10:57AM
ResponsibleCitizen wrote:
no need to ask.. If you don't want it then, you don't need it. I'll keep mine.
on December 8,2013 | 06:54PM
Slow wrote:
I want my constitutionally guaranteed BAZOOKA and FLAME THROWER. Cuz I'm American.
on December 9,2013 | 07:46AM
HanabataDays wrote:
i was hiking back down Koko Crater one afternoon on a ridge parallel to the tracks but more on the Halona side when I was sniped at "for fun". Five rounds pinged off rocks 20 feet to my left and right over the course of 30-45 seconds. Suffice it to say I wasn't pleased, but had no desire to walk into a bowl full of armed people, any one or more of which could've been the perp, to voice my anger.
on December 8,2013 | 04:34AM
ResponsibleCitizen wrote:
It did not happen. Why would you not report such a thing to the police? Because you are lying. This would be a serious crime. Go upchuck the anti gun bull somewhere else.
on December 8,2013 | 06:59PM
ResponsibleCitizen wrote:
on December 8,2013 | 06:53PM
ResponsibleCitizen wrote:
Once again anti-gun SA is spinning a large turd so the public can be misinformed. For one it should be allegedly. Bullets found are a better part of a mile and a half away from the range, with a mountain in between. It is darn near ballistically impossible for a ricochet to travel that far. I would investigate some anti gun nut sling shooting found projectiles into people's property. That would be far more likely. Secondly, finding any projectile on the ground in any area of Hawaii is not uncommon, people have been shooting all around that area from before any houses were there, including military, literally hundred of thousands of rounds. Projectiles have been found on the ground in Waikiki from WW2 era, I have found many in the ground on the leeward side... Maybe it came from Kokohead? SMH.
on December 8,2013 | 07:11PM
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