Benjamin Colton Barnes

Robert Thorson: Gun Range Plan Hostile Fire In Quiet Griswold

Robert Thorson: Gun Range Plan Hostile Fire In Quiet Griswold

Should we add the chronic, erratic, intrusive sound of a gun range to Pachaug State Forest, Connecticut's largest — the sonic booms and gas explosions spraying lead, a proven neurotoxin, into our environment? Why go to the quietest place to make the most noise?

On March 20, the state Department of Administrative Services announced the authorization of $1.1 million to create a 113-acre firearms training range for state police in Griswold. During an epoch when national culture is being gripped by gun violence, state officials want to spend your money to build a gun palace.

Four other agencies already have signed off on this wildlife-tormenting, tranquility-disrupting intrusion...

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