(Kitsap County, Washington) Local citizens are rallying around the local Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (est. 1926) as the county prosecutor attempts, seemingly obsessed like a stalker, to shut it down.
Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, filed a complaint against a respected gun club just two months before he is up for reelection. His opponent is a member of that gun club.It's been suggested that malice from prosecutor Hauge is the primary motivation for the legal attack on the gun club. I agree.
Hauge has attempted to criminally prosecute the gun club three times already, but each time the charges were dismissed by a judge. Hauge has appealed. With the county suffering financially, some suspect Hauge is engaging in a political vendetta.
The Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (KRRC) has been a landmark along Seabeck Highway in Kitsap County, Washington since 1926. Its website url is gunsafety.org, reflective of a long record of safe activity. It isn't an activist organization, just a family-friendly community shooting range serving the public.
On September 8, 2010, Kitsap County prosecutor Russ Hauge, a Democrat, filed a lawsuit against KRRC, alleging that it is a public nuisance which violates city and county ordinances.
A legal defense fund has been established. Help if you can.