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Gun Range Near Ottawa Being Allowed To Open

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2012

A controversial gun range near Buffalo Rock State Park will be back open for business Friday.

Most of the Buffalo Range Shooting Park is reopening after the state and gun range lawyers were able to work out a deal lifting an injunction that kept the range closed this year.  According to the gun range website, one pit remains closed for further safety inspections.

The attorney general got an injunction the day before the range was going to open in March.  The state believed the range hadn’t made needed safety improvements to address errant bullets affecting people at Buffalo Rock and along the I&M Canal trail.

Gun range officials say the bullets must be coming from somewhere else.

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