Atlanta Considers Restrictions On Gun Ranges

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The Atlanta City Council is considering a proposal that would make it more difficult to open indoor shooting ranges.

The council is taking up the issue as Douglasville-based Stoddard’s Range and Guns looks to open an Atlanta location near Atlantic Station. That plan would involve converting a dilapidated plumbing supply company into a nearly 30,000-square-foot range and retail store.

Officials say some residents of Loring Heights have turned to the city council to halt the project.

Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean recently proposed requirements that shooting ranges to be at least 800 feet from residences, churches, schools, libraries and hospitals. That proposal gained steam Tuesday, with the unanimous approval of the council’s public safety committee. It’s expected to be taken up by the city council as early as next week.

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