Controversial gun range permit denied in Delafield

Hartland Sportsmen's Club range closed after woman grazed by bullet

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by Michele McCormack

DELAFIELD-The Delafield Common Council voted unanimously to uphold the Plan Commission’s vote to deny a conditional use permit for a shooting range at the Hartland Sportsmen’s Club.

The range closed in April 2010 when a stray bullet from the club hit a pregnant woman who was eating at a nearby restaurant.

The woman made a full recovery and the baby was not hurt.

The Club offered a series of modifications to the property aimed at preventing stray bullets from flying outside its perimeter.

Public comment seemed overwhelmingly against, although some, including a local boy scout troop, argued that the range was necessary to teach gun safety and had value in the community.

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