Elvis, like other famous people, received death threats. These threats on his life caused him to take up guns, and he quickly became a fan of law enforcement. He was often in the company of policemen, and he enjoyed their company greatly. This firing range target, situated behind his mansion, was the product of this interest.
With many honorary badges presented to him from police officers throughout the country, he occasionally would stop reckless drivers, who would be equally startled at receiving a warning from Elvis to drive more safely.