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Political Debate Over Area Gun Range Heats Up

Posted by wlpo on March 25, 2012

Which side do you stand on when it comes to the dispute between the state and the Buffalo Range Shooting Park?

In filing a restraining order to keep the range closed, Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office said the range “failed to respond to repeated demands to address safety standards at the gun range”.  The state says Conservation Police first investigated complaints of bullets from the range and passing thru Buffalo Rock and the I&M Canal trail.

However the website of the shooting range tells a different story.  A message on the site says the recent restraining order is in reference to “unsubstantiated claims of projectiles leaving the range and impacting park property”.  The website goes on to say the closure is “nothing more than a malicious extension of the liberal anti-gun agenda in Springfield”.

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