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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:20 PM

Hearing on gun range near school delayed due to overcrowding

Source: Associated Press


Updated 12:16 pm, Thursday, December 7, 2017

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) A zoning board's public hearing on a proposal to build a gun range near a Rhode Island elementary school has been postponed because crowds packed the meeting room beyond capacity.

The Coventry Zoning Board voted to delay the hearing Wednesday night after the fire marshal determined that the Town Hall Annex was overcrowded. The discussion was rescheduled for Jan. 10 at a larger venue.

Gun store owner John Psilopoulos has proposed building the range a little more than a mile (1.61 kilometer) away from Washington Oak Elementary School.

The school committee opposes the project, citing concerns about public safety and the noise that would be created.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Hearing-on-gun-range-near-school-delayed-due-to-12413315.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:26 PM

1. What's the worst that can happen? - Collateral damage?

What's the worst that can happen? - Collateral damage?
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Acceptable to the NRA and gun industry.

As if there's any difference between them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:48 PM

2. Good for the Townspeople

What are the gun nuts thinking!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:26 PM

3. I sometimes go to a range across the street from 2 schools.

The range has been there since 1921; they built the first school in the late 50's with the sports field within about 200' of the range's firing line, and very recently added a second school, also adjacent to the property.

It is a well-run, very safety-oriented range (I received a very stern warning on my first visit when I *touched* a closed and locked gun case during a cease-fire period) that also provides some excellent programs available to the students.

The range is oriented away from the school, with the target area positioned to be facing away from the road and school, toward the mountain, and there have been no dangerous incidents in the past half-century of co-location.

This proposed range is vastly further away than this one. I do not see any problem with a range over a mile from the school, and if it is going to be run like any of the ranges I have used in the past 40+ years there will be no conflict whatsoever.

Here is the range and school here, on Google maps: (you have to copy and paste the link; it breaks when posted)

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5250534,-122.0268779,325m/data=!3m1!1e3

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