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Haine stands up for local homeowners

haine 032117SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton) filed legislation today to correct a flaw currently in state law that can exempt gun ranges from noise complaints. Haine filed the proposal after he was contacted by several homeowners in close proximity to a Godfrey-area gun range called Trigger Talent.

The gun range has refused to comply with noise modifications despite the numerous complaints from local residents.

“I stand behind our local gun ranges as a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but they shouldn’t be allowed to disrupt the day-to-day life of the local community,” Haine said. “This proposal fixes an oversight in current law and gives the surrounding neighborhood the peace and quiet they deserve.”

Haine’s proposal, Senate Bill 571 (found here), will require the gun range to operate in an enclosed building that is able to contain the sound of the firearms.