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Neighbors opposing proposed Omaha outdoor shooting range

Mar 2, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some neighbors say Omaha would be breaking a promise if it were to build an outdoor shooting range at the city's Public Safety Training Center.

Officials say the range is needed so officers can train with rifles in an outdoor environment that simulates job conditions.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1QrcbO9 ) that construction of the center was approved in 2000 after a heated public discussion. A condition of the approval barred any outdoor shooting at the site. But officials now are asking the City Council to remove that provision.

The neighbors asked the council at a public hearing Tuesday to not remove the condition. They say that if it is, they want assurances the range would be safe and not too noisy.

The council took no action.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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