New Gun Range Preaches Safety In Southern Maryland

New Gun Range Preaches Safety In Southern Maryland

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LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (Capital News Service) — It all started with a sketch on a napkin in a hotel room following a few drinks at a bar in Frostproof, Florida. Competitive shooter and former Navy flight engineer Steve Thomas and former Navy parachute rigger Cindi Thomas were attending a shooting competition in 2015 and decided to doodle some building layouts. Those sketches officially came to fruition on Aug. 5 in the form of Flat Broke Shooters Range — an 11,000-square-foot, indoor gun range in Lexington Park, Maryland. The owners understand that their business is in the heart of a community that was once broken by a high school shooting. But Steve and Cindi Thomas believe that their public indoor range is a needed, secure environment for the community to practice and learn about firearms. Flat Broke Shooters owners Steve Thomas, left, and Cindi Thomas, right, opened a range on their farm on Aug. 5, 2019. (Courtesy of Steve and Cindi Thomas) “We want to provide a safe place for people to come and shoot year-round,” Steve Thomas said. “(But) it’s Southern Maryland. Just like most places around the country right now, people are running out of places to shoot their gun (safely).” “We have not had that [indoor] option for — it’s been at least 20 years that we have the ability to shoot anywhere indoors around here,” said Southern Maryland resident Bill Kitchens. The owners of the barn-look-alike range, the Thomases are both members of the United States […]

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