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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
The condos at the Ritz-Carlton Residences offer "luxurious waterfront living" — with breathtaking views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and amenities that include marble baths, landscaped terraces and butler's pantries with access for the help. But that's not enough for one resident. An architect has been talking to city officials about permits that might be needed to build a gun range in one of the penthouse-level condos on Key Highway, at the foot of Federal Hill. Inquiries about the gun range were meant to be hush-hush, but word about the unusual request got out quickly.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 31, 2014
Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us. Here's one such sentence. "A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi submachine gun while he stood to her left side, trying to guide her. " That's from a New York Times account of the death of 39-year-old Charles Vacca, who worked for the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz. He died Monday when his...
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By Carrie Wells and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
The man who shot himself at a Timonium gun range Thursday night committed suicide, Baltimore County police said Friday. Officers were called to the Continental Arms at 9603 Deereco Road shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting. A deceased adult male was found inside of the gun range. Police said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun jkanderson@baltsun.com
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April 16, 2013
I noticed with all the gun control talk and various politicians knocking each other over for the microphone to create a new law to save lives, those same politicians failed to do the same for the seven inmate deaths in the last seven months ("Senate gives final approval to gun control bill" April 4). How could this be? A controlled environment (government run) where no weapons are allowed, let alone guns, has seven homicides in seven months! Surely, a politician during this most recent session in Annapolis would have sponsored some bill, right?
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | July 11, 1995
Among the more than 100 South Carroll residents who turned out for a public hearing last night on a proposed public shooting range, John Dugan knew his wasn't a popular sentiment."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 22, 1998
Authorities blamed firing maneuvers at a gun range in the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground for a fire that started about 3:15 p.m. yesterday.Gary Holloway, a proving ground spokesman, said the fire involved between 50 and 75 acres of grassland and fields. No buildings were threatened.He said the installation's fire company responded to the blaze, which was declared under control at 8: 20 p.m.Proving ground officials said it was the fourth range fire in the past 10 days and said dry conditions and wetland plants that burned contributed to billowy smoke seen in neighboring communities.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | September 1, 1995
Apparently undeterred by vocal neighborhood opposition and the threat of a lawsuit, the County Commissioners yesterday voted to build a public gun range at Northern Landfill near Westminster.The unanimous vote was hardly a surprise, despite a 90-minute public hearing last month that drew more than 100 people and much criticism. That hearing came less than a month after the commissioners had unanimously voted to locate a public gun range at the landfill."It was obvious their mind was made up before they even listened to us," said Craig Kadish, an attorney who lives near where the range is to be built and who yesterday told the commissioners they may have to answer to the neighborhood "in Circuit Court."
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1995
Residents concerned about a proposed public shooting range at the Northern Landfill will, beginning tomorrow night, have two opportunities to let county commissioners know how they feel.The commissioners decided earlier this month to place a shooting range at the landfill near Westminster rather than at the Hoods Mill Landfill in South Carroll.County Recreation and Parks Department officials will answer questions about the proposed 10-lane range at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Carroll Springs School on South Center Street in Westminster.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1995
The Westminster businessman who spent more than two years trying to develop the county's first indoor shooting range has called it quits, apparently because his financial backers fear too much competition from the outdoor range recently approved by the County Commissioners."
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1999
A Carroll County judge plans to visit Deep Run Rifle & Revolver Club Inc. near Union Mills before ruling on a lawsuit by some nearby residents who are seeking a court order to reduce the noise level.Several residents testified when the trial began in January that they lived in peace with the gun range until several years ago, when the club started holding bowling-pin shoots and cowboy-action events that draw more contestants, last longer and produce thousands more shots a day."The trend throughout the shooting sports is [toward]
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By Carrie Wells and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
The man who shot himself at a Timonium gun range Thursday night committed suicide, Baltimore County police said Friday. Officers were called to the Continental Arms at 9603 Deereco Road shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting. A deceased adult male was found inside of the gun range. Police said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun jkanderson@baltsun.com
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
John Josselyn stood at a gun range in Baltimore County on the warmest day of last week, ready for target practice with his .22-caliber pistol, and recalled how the simple threat of a gun once saved him from three thugs. The gun-rights advocate called it "tantamount to the rattle of a rattlesnake. " But Matthew Fenton's memories of firearms give him no sense of security. He was shot in the head three decades ago during a robbery that led him to found an anti-gun lobbying group. There's still a half-dollar sized piece of skull missing today above his left eye, where the bullet struck him that night.
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By Ty Alexander | January 15, 2012
Watch out, NeNe: In this episode, Kim takes a visit to the gun range. Meanwhile, Cynthia and Phaedra try to get their hubbies to kiss and make up, and Kandi's mom is plotting to mend a broken friendship.   It's date night for Kim and Kroy, and what's more romantic than the gun range? Kroy wants his woman to be able to protect herself from those jealous Atlanta peaches. But Kim just wants to be sure she can get a pink gun -- that I am sure she will bedazzle. Kim also confirmed on Twitter tonight that her show will start in the spring.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
The condos at the Ritz-Carlton Residences offer "luxurious waterfront living" — with breathtaking views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and amenities that include marble baths, landscaped terraces and butler's pantries with access for the help. But that's not enough for one resident. An architect has been talking to city officials about permits that might be needed to build a gun range in one of the penthouse-level condos on Key Highway, at the foot of Federal Hill. Inquiries about the gun range were meant to be hush-hush, but word about the unusual request got out quickly.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2001
Deborah and Patrick Harrington say they hear the boom-boom-boom of gunfire from their neighbor's property in Pasadena. They claim that bullets sometimes sail through their back yard, and they keep their children inside when it's happening. It's a situation not uncommon in rural communities. "The bullets whiz right through the tops of the trees," Deborah Harrington said. "You can hear them." The Harringtons said the gunfire comes from a shooting range a few acres away, beyond some woods, and has occurred repeatedly since they built their home on William Harrington Lane seven years ago. The range is legal because it is more than 100 yards from the Harringtons' land, the minimum distance allowed by the county from the nearest road or occupied structure, police said.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2000
The state has decided to spend up to $2 million to fix the rifle range at its new law enforcement training center in Sykesville by adding a roof and side walls to keep errant shots and ricochets from endangering people at a nearby hospital and a driver-training track. Questions about design safety at the rifle range were first raised by Shannon Bohrer, who was hired to run the firearms training center in April 1999, well after construction had begun. Modifications to the range became necessary after he and various law enforcement officers raised concerns about its safety last month.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1998
Hunters and gun enthusiasts who practice their firearms skills at Carroll County's increasingly popular gun range will soon see improvements to the rough outpost deep inside the county's Northern Landfill.In a unanimous decision, county commissioners voted yesterday spend $36,000 to run power lines to the Hap Baker Firearms Facility off Route 140 just outside Westminster.The electricity will be used to power lighting and ventilation systems needed to improve safety and comfort, said Richard J. Soisson, director of the Department of Recreation and Parks.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1999
The county commissioners received an earful yesterday about noise at Deep Run Rifle & Revolver Club Inc. near Union Mills at an informational meeting scheduled in response to neighbors' calls.But Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge told the crowd of about 80 residents, club members and local officials who showed up for the 90-minute session that the county has no legal authority to regulate the gun range, which dates from the 1940s."It was really two citizens calling us about the noise," the Republican said.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1999
ORLANDO -- After a morning at Walt Disney World, Ibrahim Dueb, a Saudi tourist, drives straight out International Drive and parks his car between Universal Studios Florida and the Wet N' Wild water park. He enters neither.Instead, he walks past the Continental Plaza Hotel and into another one of this city's popular tourist attractions: the Shooting Sports gun range. "Please," he says to a counterman who presents a list of safety instructions translated into Arabic, "I want to shoot Clint Eastwood's gun."
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