Meet Austin and Christina Harlan, the Owners of The Range
By BA Staff
From right to left: Ryan Moore, Austin Harlan, Christina Harlan.
Editor’s Note: This post was authored by Ryan Moore. Moore is a writer, songwriter and social media strategist. He is @RyanMoore on Twitter and Instagram.
Austin Harlan and his wife, Christina, are in their early thirties and the owners of The Range in Yakima, Washington, an indoor shooting facility that offers firearms for sale, gunsmithing, custom builds and firearm training.
As a former anti-gun liberal myself (my views on firearms gradually changed after I was mugged in San Francisco, and now I’m a Second Amendment advocate and an NRA Life Member), I went to The Range knowing nothing about guns and having not shot one since I was a kid. The Range staff made me feel both comfortable and welcome.
Austin, a lifelong conservative and advocate of the Second Amendment, started shooting pellet guns with his dad when he was just three years old. However, he says he didn’t really have a passion for guns until he was 18 and could own a firearm. During his twenties, he worked in a gun shop and learned the business. And, after seeing a need in his community for a safe place to shoot, a place …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms