Glenwood Springs gun club drops NRA requirement for members

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — A western Colorado gun club has dropped a requirement that its members also be members of the National Rifle Association.

Glenwood Springs Gun Club President Ralph Delaney has said NRA membership was required because the club received its insurance through the NRA.

City Councilor Jonathan Godes said he was concerned that membership in the gun club was restricted based on a membership in a political organization. The club leases land from the city.

Delaney says the club will still receive insurance from the same company.

The nonprofit organization will be taking membership applications again in January 2019.

The Post Independent of Glenwood Springs reports the club hadn’t been completely exclusive. Non-NRA members could shoot at the club if they were with a member and the club hosted weekly events that were open to the public.

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