Highgate Votes Down Back Yard Shooting Ban

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Residents in the town of Highgate have voted against a proposed ordinance to bar recreational shooting in residential areas.

The ordinance had been requested by residents of several streets who said neighbors firing guns in inadequate backyard ranges are creating a safety hazard.

Residents defeated the measure at Town Meeting on Tuesday. The vote was 65 to 38 to defeat the proposed ban.

Follow VPR’s coverage of Town Meeting Day 2013


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