Waterbury Parents Object To Gun Range Site

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A plan to put an indoor gun range near a Waterbury school has drawn protests from parents and community members.

The underground range is planned at the site of a former Timex factory next to the Sprague Elementary School.

The plan, approved by Waterbury’s zoning commission last week, would place the range in a basement where the walls would be lined with steel plates and sound-dampening material.

But parents and school officials say they are concerned about the potential for stray bullets, guns being transported so close to a school and the possibility of lead contamination from ventilation systems.

A group of parents plan to meet at the school Thursday to discuss a possible court challenge to the range.
Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Jz12b

    Really???? Stray bullets penetrating Steel lined concrete walls? People need to worry about something that actually has the potential to hurt them and their families, like government slowly stripping away their freedom!!!

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