Vermont gun club ignoring noise ordinance citations

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WILLISTON, VT. — Two weeks after police issued dubious noise-ordinance citations to a gun club in Vermont, club members say they have no plans to pay the fines, and that shooting fun is back to normal at the range.

“Shooting’s been good. We haven’t been cited in the last two weeks,” Tim Riddle, treasurer at the North Country Sportsmen’s Club, told Vermont Watchdog on Thursday.

North Country Sportsmen’s Club, located on Gun Club Drive in Williston, Vt., is a half-century-old shooting range that offers trap and five-stand shotgun shooting for the whole family.

While the club has long history in the community and no record of trouble, something was amiss when police officers arrived May 3 to halt a typical Sunday trap shooting event at the facility.

According to Riddle, Williston police and town officials tried to shut the club down despite years of lawful sporting activities on the property.

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