It was sad news for one gun range member when he found out the range has been temporarily closed. "For it to be closed for several weeks to months, it's just inconvenient. I don't really have the time or the gas to be driving an hour and a half to two hours to the ranch just to go for a little target practice." County officials are calling it a mismanagement that caused the range to close. The gun range has recently lost its tax-exempt license, something required by the county. The Laredo Rifle and Pistol Club range also had a lapse in their insurance, raising safety concerns amongst county commissioner John Galo. "And so the liability for the century we are giving them time to regain their tax-exempt status and they had gotten some insurance, but to purchase a little bit more." The county is giving the range four months to get their tax-exempt status back. But until then, the gun range will remain closed. With many gun stores in the county, the closing of the range could have a negative impact on some local businesses. "They shoot out there, they buy equipment, they buy ammo. We have an ammo shortage right now anyway. A lot of hunters who came in out of town, they use the range for firearms. So yes it will affect the town and the county." Right now it is closed down temporarily, but it could shut down permanently if the range does not meet the county's expectations. We were unable to get a hold of any official from the range to see if they would reimburse members for the fees they paid for the entire year. County officials said that would have to be the owner of the gun range's decision. Members with questions can contact the gun range by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.