Many Ballwin residents oppose location of gun range

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 5:42 AM

(KMOV.com) - A gun range under construction in Ballwin is drawing criticism from some residents because it will located near a park.

Doug Palmer told News 4 he doesn’t think putting the range across the street from Vlassis Park is a good idea.

"I'm not against guns but what I am against is building a gun range next to park where children play," Palmer said.

Some residents told News 4 they are not opposed to range’s locations.

Ballwin Mayor Tim Pogue tells News 4 the city approved the range last year after holding four public hearings with very little or no opposition.

Pogue says the range will be underground and surrounded by 8 inches of concrete.  Pogue also said there’s was no effort to keep this from residents, since the hearings were advertised in the newspaper and with a notice posted at the site.

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