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Gun range controversy emerges in Plymouth

Plymouth city leaders suddenly shut down their aging, basement police shooting range last week, upsetting residents and volunteer firearms safety instructors who planned to use the range next month to train kids to shoot. The residents and instructors say the abrupt closing was directed at them because they initiated legislation for a new state law that requires publicly funded ranges to open for youth gun training -- a law that Plymouth leaders had opposed.
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Plymouth city leaders suddenly shut down their aging, basement police shooting range last week, upsetting residents and volunteer firearms safety instructors who planned to use the range next month to train kids to shoot. The residents and instructors say the abrupt closing was directed at them because they initiated legislation for a new state law that requires publicly funded ranges to open for youth gun training -- a law that Plymouth leaders had opposed.

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