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Deal Reached To Open Controversial Gun Range

Posted by wlpo on May 31, 2012

Start polishing those guns, a deal has been reached to open the Buffalo Range Shooting Park near Ottawa.

Judge Eugene Daugherity gave his okay to reopening parts of the range to shooters.  An independent study will be done on the rest of the range to see if there needs to be more safety improvements done.

The range has been closed for over two months after the attorney general’s office got an injunction to keep it from opening.  The state argued safety improvements hadn’t been made to keep errant bullets from going into Buffalo Rock State Park and the I&M Canal trail.

Gun range officials don’t think the bullets are coming from their range and accuse the state of having a liberal anti-gun agenda.

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