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Firing range issue needs discussion
Daily Progress Editorial Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:51 a.m.

There may well be an acceptable compromise to the noise of the University of Virginia firing range located across the river from the Glenmore gated community.

The range is not obligated to curtail its activities because Glenmore residents, relative newcomers, do not like it. But the university would be wise to try to reach an accommodation with neighbors.

Any such accommodation should be clearly understood as a voluntary act by the shooting range, and not a submission of authority. Glenmore residents should accept a compromise for what it is, and not used to launch a crusade to further curtail the range. The facility serves an important public safety function as the site where UVa officers practice and perfect their weapons skills.

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