Bucking the trend of gun businesses pulling up roots from Colorado in protest of its tough new gun control laws, Fort Collins gun store USA Liberty Arms is planning a big-time expansion.
The Liberty Firearms Institute will be located in sleepy Johnstown and is planned as a 100,000-square-foot one-stop-shop for all things ballistic. It will include a gun store, a gunsmith, classrooms for firearms training, a 50-seat restaurant and a 50-60 lane underground shooting range.
“It is conceived to provide one location that supports every aspect of the safe use of firearms,” Todd Williams, the vice president of the development company proposing the project, wrote in a letter to the town planner. “It provides a secure and controlled environment to purchase a firearm, attend training classes to learn how to safely use it, to practice with it or to simply enjoy its recreational use.”